Takin' Care Of Business

Friday, June 28, 2013

Is that song stuck in your head now? HaHaHa Let's quickly take care of some blog business! Google Reader is suppose to be POOF by Monday! So readers, I'm asking you to click the Bloglovin' button below (or a reader of your choice) so you continue receiving my posts and as we say in New Orleans, Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let The Good Times Roll). Let our good times continue!
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I went to New Orleans City Hall yesterday. Yes, that's the place where you pay taxes (unless you're going to e-file your return), apply for permits...blah blah blah. What's it called in your country? I love the outside! It's surrounded by beautiful palm trees, a gazebo, flowers and benches. The building itself is very old! The people are nice, but the building is bland. HaHaHa Think beige, black and marble! So I decided to be a chameleon and wear the same colors:a khaki pencil skirt, black top, black cross body bag and black ballet flats. Did I blend in? HaHaHa Government buildings can look so serious and clinical! I think New Orleans should elect me as mayor! I have some great ideas. I would turn this city into Willy Frickin Wonka Land! Cupcake lamp posts, chocolate bar streets, gumdrop trees, the possibilities are endless! Vote For Kimmy! HaHaHa >.<

Beige and Black! Beige and Black! HaHaHa
Are your government buildings like this? Or do they have more color?
Have a great weekend!

Scarlett Johansson: An American In Paris

Thursday, June 27, 2013

What I wrote yesterday:
I barely recognized Scarlett Johansson when I saw these pics! She's been dividing her time between the US and Paris. She also has a Parisian boyfriend, Romain Dauriac. Well if this is what Paris does for you, sign me up! HaHaHa I think she looks great! She looks so different! I think she's slimmed down.

What I found out today:
Dammit! No wonder she looks different! Perez Hilton is reporting she was seriously photo shopped!!! Double Dammit! I know this happens with magazines, but too much is too much. Guess it wasn't the Paris life that made her look good after all. Triple Dammit! HaHaHa You guys have a great Thursday!

Vanity Fair France July 2013 issue:
Editorial: Une Américaine A Paris
Celeb/Model: Scarlett Johansson
Photography: Mark Seliger
Styling:  Deborah Afshani

Lancome Show By Alber Elbaz Giveaway

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Wednesday! It's hump day! To get you over the hump and ready to leap into July, I thought a giveaway was in order. This giveaway is worth $80! The winner will receive (1) Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz  Hypnose Doll Lash Effect Mascara and (1) Lancome Show by Alber Elbaz Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette in Rose Coquette (both are shown below). This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE! The winner will be announced in a blog post July 5, 2013. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Remember you must do all 5 things to enter. Good Luck and Have a Great Day!



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Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson Visits New Orleans

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Who LOVES Betsey Johnson!?! I DO! I DO! She was in New Orleans this past Saturday, at the Dillards in Lakeside Shopping Center. I'll have to show you our shopping mall one day in a blog post. I do a lot of online shopping, so I hardly ever get there. Click HERE for Betsey's official website.

But back to Betsey! I received a PR invitation by email to attend (I felt so VIP! HaHaHa), but I couldn't get there because of an important prior commitment. I knowwwww! Booooo! Hisssss! I was pissed! I also missed Christian Louboutin at Saks Fifth Avenue last year (but ummm you had to buy a new pair to meet him...sooo, i didn't have THAT kind of extra money to spend. hahaha)!

But don't despair my sweet peeps! I located pictures and also a delightful video from the event that should inspire you. She walked in second lining with an umbrella and threw trinkets at the crowd (like a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans). I love Betsey's LOVE for our city!!! I love Betsey's ENERGY! I love how she keeps moving FORWARD despite it all! I LOVE the pink tutus, cartwheels and splits! I love Betsey's ATTITUDE! She states in the video, "The way to have fun is to entertain yourself with your clothes...with your gadgets...and i like color... and little things to look at all the time." Betsey wants us to have FUN!

video and photo credit: nola.com

Jervy Santiago: Sweet Fantasy Photo Shoots

Monday, June 24, 2013

While researching the MAC Archie's Girls cosmetic collection months ago, I stumbled across some pretty neat pictures on the web. I meant to share them with you, but forgot. I know! HaHaHa Bad Kimmy! Honestly my mind was so blown after viewing them, I'm just now remembering. HaHaHa Photographer Jervy Santiago literally takes photography (engagement, wedding, birthday) to an entirely different level. He does a lot of role-playing and set design for photo shoots. Think of a scenario and he'll literally put you in it. He also does "normal" wedding and engagement shots. I think this company is Asian (please correct me if I'm wrong). Their rates start at P45,000 and P75,000 (can someone tell me what currency that is? and how much it is in USD? I'm super curious to know. LOL). I thought I would show some of his work here, but there are LOTS more on the Visionary Photography Hub website. Sift through them when you have some extra time. I am so digging the candy and Archie comics photo shoot! HaHaHa I don't know if Jervy could handle my ideas! His camera might explode! My wallet might explode! LOL Is this something you would do or would you stick to something more traditional? Have A Great Monday!

SUGARY SWEET / To view this photo shoot in it's entirety click HERE.

ARCHIE COMICS / To view this photo shoot in it's entirety click HERE.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA / To view this photo shoot in its entirety click HERE.

CAROUSEL / To view this photo shoot in it's entirety click HERE.

Blogging Is Just Like The Movies

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Friday. Let's have some fun! I've been blogging for several years now, and from time to time I like to write posts that discuss blog experiences. I've written about how blogging is like wearing a pair of heels, the blog graveyardstressed out bloggers, and even blog wishlists. I usually come up with a theme to encompass the topic, so this time I decided to use popular movies to discuss general blogging topics. Hope these put a smile on your face. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend everybody.

So you want to blog? Ready are you? What know you of ready? Hmmm (The Empire Strikes Back)

How you feel when you FIRST start blogging (The Hobbit)

How you feel when a blogger steals your pictures or written content (The Wizard of Oz)

What you want to do to a blog post when it just won't come together (html, ideas, pics) (Scarface)

To all the PR peeps that want you to write something for free, peanuts or give you a guest post!
(Mommie Dearest & Jerry Maguire)

How you feel when you score that first PAID sponsored blog post. (The Great Gatsby)

What YOU think after you've written a wonderful blog post. (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)

Watch out for the blog bullies and comment saboteurs. (Memoirs of a Geisha)

How you feel when your blog post is a HIT. (no pun intended LOL) (The Breakfast Club)

How you feel when your blog post is a FAIL (in your eyes) (The Sound Of Music)

When a blogger asks you for an HONEST opinion and you go there... HARD. (A Few Good Men)

When choosing or deciding on a blog topic to write about. (Clueless)

How bloggers who are all about BUSINESS, endorsements or money feel. (The Godfather)

If someone deletes you, let them go. Also vice versa. I've done this. Don't take it personally. Don't get mad. They may not be into the topics you write about (it's not always a reflection of you). Sometimes bloggers just outgrow one another. The ones that truly love what you have to say will always be around and new readers eventually will come along.
(Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban)

How BEAUTY BLOGGERS (that's moi!) feel when a new beauty or cosmetic collection comes out.
(Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Carmen Jones)

 There are some SNOBBY FASHION BLOGGERS that won't talk to you if you don't own (Chanel, etc)
There are some NICE FASHION BLOGGERS who own the best of the best and WILL talk to you.
(The Breakfast Club & Clueless)

How you feel when you scroll through 30 pictures of the same pose, in the same outfit with the same smile. (Clueless)

Everyone loves FOODIE BLOGGERS! They catch the least slack. (The Amazing Spiderman)

Then there's always that different blogger. Love them. They stand out! (The Craft)

No matter how long you have blogged, remember... (Legally Blonde)

Ok, one more! How you feel when someone writes 10 blog post a day and EXPECTS you to comment on each. 
(Mariah Carey - Honey) (Ok, it's a mini movie music video) :)
All movie gifs came from Tumblr.