Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ramblings & A Review

I was going to go ahead with one of my usual product posts but as I was flipping through the tv channels last night I came across a modeling show that I generally choose to ignore. The woman who the show is based on has far too many issues for me to expound upon in my little post so I will just skip over her and talk about Mia Amber Davis. As I was zipping through the channels I caught sight of Mia , the lovely and talented plus size model and Creative Editor of Plus Size Magazine. Unfortunately, Mia was not treated with the respect that she should have been given in my opinion, but she did manage to let the world know that she wants plus size models to have more visibility in the fashion world and respected in the modeling industry.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mia as I attended the Budget Fashionista's 5th year Anniversary Party which was held during fashion week.
Since I have neglected to post these pictures, seeing Mia was the perfect motivation to make me upload these photos. She was pleasant and gracious and worked the room with just a friendly smile.
This leads me to the question of the day...How do you honestly feel about plus size models hitting the runway? Would you prefer to see clothing on a model who has more of a traditional modeling figure, or is it time for a real change on the runway...weigh in people.

Back to the Budget Fashionista's Party

The Budget Fashionista has helped many readers fo find deals and to figure out how not to drain their pockets in order to look fashionable- and she has been blogging about it for 5 years! This is the Budget Fashionista as she stood outside answering resporter's questions.

A reporter from NBC was also present to capture the highlights of the event.

Free liquor was flowing all night as turkey burgers and other snacks were being dished out to the guests. The DJ kept the music going all evening long while people danced the night away.

I left the event with the most comfortable Dear Foam slippers, new jeans (that fit me perfectly by the way), Diva nail polish and an accompanying emory board, The Fashionista's latest book, a magazine and the new Payless "I Love Shoes " bag. (can't find the pic I took of the cool items but I will upload that later.)
Here is a rack with some of the jeans that were given away as gifts.

Congrats Fashionista and thanks to the Wonderful Frugalista for making that evening possible for me.

Now shall we talk products????

You are looking at an 8 oz bottle of a product named "Natural Hair Humectants" from My Honey Child. This product is supposed to be a non oily product that hydrates your hair. Indeed, this product is not greasy at all, it basically feels like water. It is gentle enough to be used daily and it can also be used to detangle your hair. I do like that it is in a spray bottle and the ingredients are great but after the product dries I don't feel as if my hair remains hydrated. There are tons of better hydrating product from My Honey Child so I will not be buying this $18.00 product again.
Here are the ingredients:
Purified Water, Glycerin, Raw Honey , Black Cumin Seed oil, Macadamia Nut oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, and Walnut Oil.
Did you watch last night? Who would have guessed that Nene and Sheree would patch things up so quickly-not me! Ummm what does Deshawn do? I totally knew that the woman she interviewed last week would not work out, the woman really didn't look like she wanted to be there. Lisa dominated that business meeting but allowed her hubby to come in for show and tell..cute.
I need Sheree's show guy to stop by my house!!!!!


laughing808 said...

I watched Atl housewives last night and I'm not sure if I'll be able to stand watching every week.

Sheere dropped 6500 on shoes in one sitting, but her divorce settlement is not final??? What else does she do?

Deshawn and her interviewing.

That house Lisa showed Jazzy Phae was sick and had me salivating.......

Kim spent 18k on an 11 year old's birthday party? How will she top that in the years to come?

Glad to see the misunderstanding between Nee-Nee and Sheere has been cleared up.

MakeupByRenRen said...

wow that party seems amazing! i'm all for more plus size models :)

i saw ATL housewives too...deshawn just gets on my nerves, she seems so random. i like lisa the best, i hope my babies look like her! kim's daughers bday party was ridiculous and sheree seems like she's going to run out of money if you ask me!

The Frugalista Files said...

Girl. Sheree needs to slow down with the spending. Nene really wants to have peace. I think Kim needs to stop with the LV bags for her daughter. I don't think her daughter even cares about that stuff like that.

Amina said...

Unfortunately I don't have the chanel where they show desperate housewives of Atlanta...
but in regards to your question, i think there should me MORE plus size models on the runway..
I don't even like the word plus size because it comes back to the idea that if you're not size 0, that's it!!

Mia is one of the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen!!

TravelDiva said...

I'm all for it! I think she's modeled for Ashley Stewart too? I didn't know she had a magazine. That's great.

B said...

She is beautiful!!

Product Junkie Diva said...

@laughing totally agree with you about Sheree. I want to look at the items in her clothing line...just curious.
Ren I saw the pic of your bf the two of you will have lovely kids one day!
Frugalista I have a feeling that Kim's daughter is a mini version of her
Amina I agree with you and I think having a variety of sizes on the runway just makes sense.
@Hey TravelDiva yes she is an Ashley Stewart model.
B I agree
thanks for reading everyone

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I'm all for plus-size models!! We need to see a variety of sizes on the runway. Most American women are not a size 00 like the models shown in fashion shows.

I'm still sad that I missed most of the Budget Fashionista's bash! I wanted one of those cute Payless totes! LOL :-)

Anonymous said...

I would love to see realistic women grace the runways. Yes, there are slender women, but there are millions of average-sized women who down get any play because of what is considered the "norm".

ATL Housewives is a trip. NeNe gets on my nerves. I would like for her to tone it down some.

I didn't realize Lisa is Keith Sweat's ex-wife. I just read about them in Sister-2-Sister. Her and her new husband seem sooooo lovable. Like she said, she deserved a good man.

Product Junkie Diva said...

BGG and Jewells I so agree about the models on the runways.