(PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Proud To Be Latina is gearing up for its highly anticipated Third Annual Latina Empowerment Conference on Monday, June 10, 2013 in New York City.
Best Selling Author & Negotiation Expert Yasmin Davidds joins former NHLI President and Motivational Speaker, Marisa Rivera and Master Networker, Rod Colon for the purpose of encouraging Latinas to be progressive, confident and game changing leaders who make an impact on society while paving the way for future generations.
This years theme, Taking It To The Next Level, signifies Latinas need to stop talking and start doing. Through powerful discussions and workshops, participants will get the help and encouragement they need to recognize their strengths and robust leadership skills, and use both to move forward in their careers, businesses and personal lives.
Major sponsors of the conference include Marsh, MetLife, Towers Watson, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Colgate-Palmolive.
Being held at New York Citys most unique venue, The 404, the conference will attract women from various industries nationwide. The cost of the full day conference is $ 150 and includes access to all speakers, an unlimited opportunity to engage with other Latina leaders, workshops, breakfast, lunch, snacks, a swag bag, gifts AND complimentary coaching sessions.
Founded in 2010 by Yesi Morillo-Gual, Proud To Be Latina is a personal and professional development network that educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential.
Morillo-Gual who currently holds a Director role at financial services giant Citigroup, is a mother of two and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree.
Other programs offered by Proud To Be Latina include monthly conference calls through its EmPower Hour initiative and quarterly networking events through its EmPowered Latinas Connect initiative.
For more information, registration, sponsorship opportunities and/or advertising, visit http://www.proudtobelatina.com
Yesi Morillo-Gual, Proud To Be Latina
Usually when we talk about makeup here at APW, it’s part of a greater conversation about feminism, aesthetics, and the expectations of the wedding industry (obviously a mash-up of all our favorite conversations). Inevitably, when we discuss this, there is a group of you who are on the fence about wearing makeup on your wedding day. Maybe you don’t normally wear makeup in your everyday life, and maybe you’re having just a bit of a hard time dealing with the feminist implications of wanting to wear makeup on your wedding day. If that’s true, but you still want to do something to feel a little fancier, even if it’s only for the sake of getting an even skin tone in photos, this tutorial is for you. Because when you’re normally a Lip-Balm-And-Go kind of woman, even last week’s more natural foundation look can be a bit too much. So, today’s tutorial (thanks again P&G!) is essentially the no-makeup makeup look, meaning that there is just enough makeup involved to feel like you’ve dressed up for the occasion, but not so much that you won’t recognize yourself when you look in the mirror.
Here are a few tips from Shana on perfecting this look:φορεματα
For Face: Since this look doesn’t feature a dramatic eye or a bold lip, it’s really all about contouring and evening out your skin tone. One of the tricks for doing this is using a light shimmer powder as a highlighter to add dimension to your face without adding a lot of color. But make sure you choose one that’s shimmery, not glittery. Glitter will reflect light in all kinds of weird ways that are only appropriate for cheerleading competitions and drag shows. (If one of those two things is taking place at your wedding, our hats are off to you, we hope you send pictures, and we revoke the no-Glitter rule.)
For Eyes: You’ll note that this look doesn’t feature any eyeliner. For a lot of folks who don’t wear makeup, eyeliner is often the tipping point towards Dear God, what have I gotten myself into, especially if you’re not comfortable with the physical application of it (some people don’t mind. Others feel like they are getting their eyeballs stabbed out). So instead of taking a gamble on which camp you might fall into, create definition with some carefully placed highlighter in the corner of your eyes, and pair that with a longwear mascara instead. Covergirl’s LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara in Black Brown will help define your eyes without going too dark, and the white shadow in the inner corners of your eyes will make them look even more open and bright.
For Lips: Now, I know that with a fairly nude makeup look like this,hääpuvut
Plus size dresses there is going to be the temptation to go with a nude color for your lipstick. Don’t. Do. It. Most of the time nude color will just wash you out, so instead, opt for a light pink that matches the natural color of your lips. (Matches your lips, NOT your face. That is natural looking. Remember that.) We used CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color in Faint Hue, which comes with a glossy topcoat that I swear feels like lip balm and maybe even smells a little like cotton candy. However, if you prefer a matte look, Shana suggests applying powder first and then lip color. If you’re using a regular lipstick (instead of an all-day formula like Outlast) then apply powder, then lip color, then blot and apply lip color again.
Voila! You’re done! And at no point were you ever in danger of looking like you might be auditioning for a John Waters movie. So, pat yourself on the back and file that one away as a win.
Have questions about how to modify this makeup look, or which products would be best for your skin? We’ll do our best to answer them in the comments, but you can always direct your questions at @PGBeauty for their expert advice (or if you’re not on Twitter, post your questions on their Facebook page for more info).
I’m always thrilled to get to talk about Hello!Lucky, who I consider something of San Francisco small business all stars. Hello!Lucky is a local design studio that specializes both in letterpress wedding invitations, as well as more affordable, but just as pretty, digital printed invites. I love them because they offer a huge range of seriously good designs, flexible pricing (you can buy a whole wedding invitation suite, or just go with one simple invite), and a super painless shopping experience. No running around pulling your hair out trying to create customized designs. Nope, just find a design you like from their wide and excellent selection, customize, order, and make it happen. (And it’s guaranteed to be high quality and gorgeous.)
But I particularly want to talk about how fond I am of their designs. This Bohemian Wedding Invitation (designed in collaboration with Suzy Jack, because did I mention? Hello!Lucky also specializes in artist collaborations. Which is just about my favorite thing ever.) is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to my (beloved) wedding invitation design, so naturally I think it’s the most stunning thing ever.
And this Flora and Fauna Save The Date (another amazing artist collaboration!) has got to be one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. Please, one of you, get it and bask in all the complements that will come rushing your way.
But for me, the thing that makes Hello!φορεματα
Lucky so cool is their particular story. The studio is run by sisters, Sabrina and Eunice, who started Hello!Lucky in 2003 out of Eunice’s garage. Eunice is Hello!Lucky’s Creative Director. The whole thing started when she fell in love with letterpress and bought a vintage Vandercook press from eBay (which they still have and use in the studio!). Sabrina had just received her MBA from Stanford, with a goal of helping talented artists realize sustainable careers doing what they love. So what did she do? She talked Eunice into letting her help turn this hobby into a business… and Hello!Lucky was born. The studio operates out of an old button factory in San Francisco (yes, you can totally stop by) and employs twenty people. They also have a small office in London. Inspiring, no? And you can get a whole behind the scenes look at the studio here.
And I suspect that it’s the balance between the two sisters that makes Hello!Lucky such a great match for APWers. Eunice had an over-the-top DIY wedding that was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings (and oh my god was it gorgeous). Sabrina eloped. So they totally understand the range of wedding aspirations, and they are here to help with wherever you’re at—from fancy to simple—and their invitations reflect that.
And to add to the fun, they recently released free downloads for table numbers in three of their most popular designs, which you can download and enjoy right here. Plus, stay tuned to their blog this summer, as even more free downloads are coming. (Hooray!)
But mostly, off you go!hääpuvut
Plus size dresses Time to enjoy a bit of browsing before the long weekend. Their website is super easy to navigate, with tons of wedding invites (and super stylish baby announcements, greeting cards, and stationery, for the not-getting-hitched among us). So go, play, shop, and be inspired.
Well, it was bound to happen. You guys took a photography team who started advertising with APW just as they were building their business, and made them so flipping popular they had to hire staff (amazing amazing staff) to handle the demand. What? Awesome. Which is a fancy way of saying that I’m delighted to introduce the newest member of Leah and Mark’s photography team, +Raven, shooting out of Atlanta Georgia, and traveling… everywhere (and East of the Mississippi for free).
My knee jerk reaction is to tell you that it’s great thattrouwjurken
Hääpuvut +Raven is joining the Leah And Mark team, because it means that their photography is even more affordable (and it totally is! +Raven’s wedding packages start at $2,400, and she’s offering their usual 20% APW discount, along with no travel fees for weddings that take place East of the Mississippi). But it’s totally more than that. +Raven’s work is so strong that it stands on its own, with no caveats. When you hire Raven, you’re not getting associate photographer level work, you’re getting stellar work, at an affordable price, with a person you’re going to love.
Because I like to know what photographers influences are, I figure you guys do too. Raven says, “My style, both in photography and in life is a little vintage, a little minimalistic, a little nerdy, and a lot of awesome. I love the 1950′s, 1970′s, and Victorian & Regency eras, and I feel like my photography is influenced by all of those things. My photos are warm, airy, and bright, and I’m definitely more photojournalistic than anything else. I like describing my style as “organic,” which sounds cheesy, I know, but all it means is I let the flow of the day carry me, not trying to force it into anything it’s not. This more natural flow to the day bears laid-back, soft, romantic photos that are effortless and really represent the couple as people, which is also important to me: showing the couple as two people with real feelings, real hopes, real dreams, and a real life.”
And all of that’s great,Quinceanera Dresses
but here is what really catches me,”One thing that’s always been really important to me is helping people understand that they’re awesome, and beautiful, and fun, and so many other things that people tend to not tell themselves for whatever reason. I think it’s important in life, as well as in photography, that people are completely comfortable with who they are.” Bam, ladies and gentleman. That’s what you want in your wedding photographer.
I’m also really fascinated by what +Raven said about working with Leah And Mark, and the way her work is growing leaps and bounds. After her most recent wedding she said, “Mallory & Peter’s wedding was awesome… because of how it felt. I had so much confidence with this wedding. I knew I was getting the shots I was going for. I was confident in every lighting situation, every white balance change, every spur-of-the-moment, well… moment. I felt, for lack of a better word, powerful. Like I was in charge of the lighting. Like I had a huge sign on my chest that said “Be really, really nice to me,” because everyone was. Like I CAN DO THIS. Photography has become more a discovery of self than I ever imagined possible. I feel like I’m growing up again, and I really, really like who I’m growing into. And I really, REALLY like all of you who are helping me.” And Team Practical? That’s the kind of photographer you want to book. The kind whose work is getting better every second (and oh boy is it. The pictures of that wedding have this force of clarity to them), and the photographer who’s in the groove with her art.
That, and she’s working with an awesome team of people.festklänningar
Plus size clothing I adore LeahAndMark.com. They are great photographers, they make you guys really happy when they shoot your weddings, and they are the kind of business that you want to support (innovative, ethical, dynamic). So a huge APW welcome to +Raven. I think you want to book her. Plus, she judges her success on whether her brides want to hug her at the end of the day. And I know that’s the way y’all roll.
I get to talk about Julie Randall Photography in Portland Oregon today!festklänningar
Plus size clothing This is such a joy and a delight for me. Julie Randall has been a sponsor with APW since the beginning, which means she really really believes in the philosophy and the site, and in you guys. She’s not just here for the fancy site design; she’s here because she loves who you are, and how you celebrate your lives and weddings. Plus? She takes the most amazing pictures of those celebrations—pictures that sum up the exuberant giddy hugeness of your weddings, with crisp, clear, simple composition (which, for the record, is not easy at all). Her work has grown by light years and light years since she first came on as an APW sponsor, but her rates are still (way too) affordable. And I love her, which I think is a plus.
Julie Randall Photography offers her (super) affordable wedding photography in Portland, but also travels affordably (west coast brides, take note). Her wedding rates start at just $1750, which is a total steal, if you ask me. Plus, she’s giving the following deal to APW-ers, “I’d like to offer an 8″x8″ lay-flat album with each of my packages for all APW readers that book within a month, because I really feel that photographs really SHOULD be printed! I still remember being enthralled with my parents’ wedding album, and it still inspires me when I’m working. How cool is it that I get to be a part of something people’s kids will look at?” So, get on that deal already!
I asked Julie why she loves Team Practical (so much that she’s built her business with y’all over the years) and she said, “I love love love working with APW couples because I feel well before we even meet, we have this amazing sensibility and vision in common. I’ve been so blessed to become friends with some of the amazing women I work with. I’m prejudiced, but I always get the sense that APW couples get that their marriage is more than the wedding. I can really see the strength of the relationships with these folks.” And maybe she’s as biased as I am, loving you guys like that, but that’s a really good place to start your wedding photography relationship. That and her ability to capture pure fun.
When I asked Julie about her philosophy, she talked about story.Quinceanera Dresses
And I think, once we get past all the fancy filters and light flares and trendy tricks, what wedding photography is really about is capturing a moment in time as it plays out, capturing it honestly, capturing the beauty, and telling the story. That way, when have a moment where we need to pick ourselves up, or tell our children a story of the day we vowed to spend our lives together, we can pick up the album, and have those moments there for us. And that is exactly what I see when I look at Julie’s work these days. She says, “I’m all about story-telling these days. I want to make sure my couple’s story is shining through their images, and that all the happy, silly, joyful, sexy, love is just radiating out of them.” And what Julie won’t tell you is that she cut her teeth on photography. She grew up with her parents running a professional dark room, and has taken photographs for her whole life.
Julie Randall is the quintessential APW vendor to me.trouwjurken
Hääpuvut She’s been a reader since the beginning of the site (she read APW planning her own wedding), she’s a cheerleader of who you guys essentially are, and she’s so profoundly talented. Talented, and getting better every second (and affordable!!). Lucky Pacific Northwest couples…. send me pictures (pretty please).
Tehachapi, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Government Auction’s March 9, 2013 auction will feature a California vineyard with tasting room, large collection of gold coins, Rolex watches, jewelry and antiques in this weekend’s auction event on the online auction site LiveAuctioneers.com. Bidding in this one day event will start at only $ 2 on most lots.
Are you a wine connoisseur or ever wanted to have your very own vineyard? Up for auction is a California vineyard that has garnered numerous awards in recent years. The Souza Family Vineyard is located in the picturesque Cummings Valley near Tehachapi California. The vineyards first crush a 2005 Primitivo Zinfandel earned a silver medal at the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as well as a Gold Medal for its 2007 release. The property boasts of almost 60 acres with a tasting room, with three living quarters that include a Victorian main house, caretaker’s cottage and bunk house. The property is also used for weddings, fundraisers, and other special events. Estate highlights include a large gazebo, dance floor, pergola, water fountain, detached bath house with showers, and RV hookups. The cottage and bunk house come fully furnished.
An exceptional Rolex Submariner watch is an auction highlight in the elite timepiece category. The Submariner was first introduced in 1953 and is a favorite with collectors and outdoorsmen alike. Water-resistant up to 100 meters the watch presented is two tone stainless steel and 14kt gold with a steel sundial and lapis blue disc. This watch also comes in the original box with papers of authenticity. Another fine luxury watch is a Two Tone Rolex Daytona. The watch is a stunner with14kt gold and stainless steel throughout. The Daytona series features a cosmograph most popular with professional race car drivers that use the mechanism to measure elapsed circuit time and to calculate average speed.
For gemologist or those looking for a deal on precious gems, a hot lot is a 5.00CT Princess Cut Diamond. The piece is multifaceted to gather the most light at all angles and measures 8.96mm x 9.01mm. The finish is rated as “Very Good Excellent” and the cut is graded as “Excellent”.
Offered for auction in the coin category is a highly sought after piece for collectors and investors, is an 1861 $ 20 U.S. Liberty Head Gold Coin. The “Double Eagle” as the coin is also referred to was minted from 1850 to 1907 during the height of the California gold rush. Of all the gold coins minted before 1907, the Double Eagle had the highest gold content. The coin is composed .96750 oz of pure gold and .100 copper.
The Louis Vuitton handbags has become an increasing popular item for auction liquidation in Government Auction’s listings. There are numerous styles offered in Saturday’s auction. A standout piece is Louis Vuitton Speedy Golden Arrow Handbag. The purse is mostly brown with black trim and two black leather top handles. The classical LV logo is monogrammed in gold throughout.
Additional auction highlights include a Brass Model 130 NCR Cash Register, Gucci Make-up Bag, 1873 $ 1 Liberty Head Gold Coin, and more
To view this auction please click the link below
Rolex, Gold Coins and California Vineyard – Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 | 6:30 AM Pacific
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call Debbie on 661-823-1543 or e-mail info(at)governmentauction(dot)com.
About Government Auction
Government Auction was founded as a general resource to buying assets such as jewelry , gemstones, memorabilia, collectibles, art, prints, antiques, and vehicles throughout the United States. Most people don’t realize there are hundreds of thousands of assets and valuables that are seized everyday and made available through various resources. Many of these confiscated assets are passed on to us for immediate liquidation. Some examples of how we acquire requisitioned objects are from bankruptcies, IRS, estate sales, trusts, and more.
Government Auction is the largest company of its kind and the only one in the United States that works closely with these agencies to acquire literally thousands of assets and confiscated goods, such as Ruby Gemstones, Sapphire Rings, and Men’s President Rolex Watches, Mercedes Benz, and Gold Coins. In most cases we acquire these treasures at a fraction of their actual retail value. Once acquired these items are liquidated through the auction site. Clients are made up of just the everyday person who wants to buy a Diamond Bracelet, Pearl Strand Necklace, Sterling Silver Pink Sapphire Earrings, Oval Cut Emerald Gemstone Parcel, Remington Bronze Reissue at an unbeatable price.
All assets that we offer are normally at a 30% – 60% savings to the client. What this means is consumers are making a good investment immediately. By purchasing assets cheaply people can make a sizeable profit if they decide to resell it later on.
Government Auction is one of the most reputable jewelry and gem clearinghouse company in the U.S., with over 20 years of experience.
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