Behind the Scenes: Pageant Production

Having produced quite a few pageants, each one comes with its own look, feel and creative energy. The thing that I have absolutely fallen in love with over the years is the ability to bring a thousand little pieces together to create an experience for the audience – this of course is easier said than done! With each pageant production, there has been a lesson learned, something to do better next year and always a... Read more »

Protect Your Brand

As I talk to client after client, whether they are a pageant competitor, entrepreneur, or business trying to revamp its image, one of the most important pieces of advice I can give them is this: protect your brand. Yes, that sounds extremely simple. But, what does it truly mean? How do you do it? If you can learn how to protect your brand, you will experience more success in a shorter period of time than... Read more »

Taking the Time to Enjoy

What a busy couple of months it has been! And, yes, I’m a little late but I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start. I’m not one for making New Year Resolutions – I am a believer that at anytime you believe something needs to change that you have the power to do it right then and there. But, as I have enjoyed time with my friends and family over the last... Read more »

Little Details Matter!

When you are thinking about presenting the best YOU, whether that be for a job interview (which competing for a pageant title is, more or less) or simply to build a reputation of excellence, little details make up the BIG picture! When I give talks related to building a reputation of excellence, I always talk about the idea that it’s important to be the whole package, consistency is key. So, all you pageant girls listen... Read more »

Celebrating Diversity

THIS girl is gorgeous. But, more than that she is intelligent, talented, poised, and confident. Nina Davuluri took home one of the most coveted crowns in pageantry only weeks ago and is already demonstrating to the nation why her reign as Miss America is going to be pretty phenomenal. Not too long after being crowned the social media universe buzzed with talk about the history maker, the first Indian American national titleholder in the pageant’s... Read more »

Are you working hard?

I’m all about hard work. Ever heard this quote? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. I’m a believer with the proper preparation and amount of hard work and perseverance anything can be accomplished. So today I challenge you…what are you doing to bring your dreams to pass? Are you working hard enough? Most of the time if you are honest with yourself you’ll realize that you could be doing more, spending more... Read more »

Check it Out – I Declare

I am on a constant search for sources of empowerment for not only myself but others. I recently purchased Joel Osteen’s I Declare book and it has been an awesome read. In the book Osteen has included 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life. I read one every morning as I am preparing for my day and what an awesome source of empowerment! The truth is you can’t lead a positive life with a negative... Read more »

Fall into Fashion.

Fall into Fashion

I have to say that one of my favorite seasons, if not my favorite, is fall! I absolutely love everything about. There’s nothing quite like being outside on a crisp fall afternoon, admiring the beauty of the leaves changing with a warm apple cider…and hey football doesn’t make things all bad either. However, one of my favorite things about fall is the fashion! I’m a fan of a great oversized sweater, lots... Read more »

Take a Chill Pill.

Easier said than done. Right? I am notorious for over-thinking and over-analyzing things until I have literally stressed myself out. I am a planner down to the minute. Unfortunately, more than often things do not turn out exactly as planned and usually it’s for the best. After all, worrying does absolutely nothing and there are only so many hours in the day. If you are anything like me, I often find I live out of... Read more »

Live in HD.

One of my favorite go-to makeup products is Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Powder. This is one of the best translucent powders that I have come across. It’s made of 100 percent-mineral silica, softens the appearance of imperfections and pores while completely evening out the complexion for a glowing, smooth, and clean look. I absolutely love the finish it gives without looking caked on or powdery. Also, the container is spill proof so it... Read more »