Pinterest & Stylists

Before I profess my love for Pinterest, I would like to publicly express gratitude to Jeanette Leblanc and Melissa Jill for sharing Pinterest with me. I owe you gals!

In the past week Pinterest has revolutionized my business. No joke! This first big way that it has helped AVE Styles is Pinterest has asked me to share with you how I use the tool for AVE Styles, and is currently featuring me along with other fashion bloggers this week under their "Spring Looks" category. SO FUN!!!

This web tool has also helped me capture fashion trends, visualize my personal style, finally start focusing more on menswear, collect home inspiration (I'm in the process of buying a home..eek!), and share my styling projects with the rest of the world.

I have also been able to see a cohesive theme in my personal style. I can confidently say that I enjoy solid and bold prints, bright pops of color against black, white and neutrals. I'm a classic, feminine girl at heart with a touch of tomboy thrown in.

Stylists are constantly examining fashion, which can cause us to get a little lost in our personal style because we appreciate most everything. Creating a Pinterest personal style board is a great way to help you stay true to your personal style!

Also, putting a collage together of fashion trends has helped me with blogging. Honestly, I run out of things to say about fashion at times. I'll look through my Google Reader, watch some fashion TV and read magazines for blog inspiration, but sometimes nothing comes to my head. BUT this week I was able to pinpoint a trend that I'm really enjoying just by examining common threads in my style board. Check back on Monday to see what it is!

I've also connected with some new faces in the blogging/fashion world. Pinterest works a little like Twitter where you can follow people and particular collages. It also has easy Facebook integration, so you can click "Like" button if you like a board or a person you find on Pinterest.

In  the near future, I plan to use this tool to organize my thoughts for creative fashion shoots by simply making a board for that particular concept, as well as creative boards for my personal styling clients.

How would you use Pinterest? Would you collect recipes? Hair styles? Party inspiration? Share below! Leave your email address too, and I'll send you an invite for pinterest!


Art Show

You are cordially invited to my VERY first art show happening on March 4, 2011!!! YAY!!! To me, my exhibit is my happy dance celebration of being an official stylist for a year. I would LOVE to have all of you come out and celebrate with me and my fellow artist friends. I often talk about Jeanette LeBlanc and Session Nine Photography, and both of them will also be displaying their work!

Steve Lynch from Snapdragon Salon will be also be showing his beautiful photography with hair and beauty being the subject of the photos. I canNOT wait to see it!

The exhibit is centered around the theme of STYLE. There will be yummy food, drinks and a DJ spinning some tunes.


In addition to celebrating art, we are partnering with Fresh Start, which is a women's foundation that focuses on helping women get back on their feet after experiencing hardship. We are collecting pens and journals that will be passed out to women that attend counseling classes through this organization. I'm a BIG fan of journaling your thoughts on paper, so I was excited to see this was a way the exhibit could give back.

Date: Friday, March 4, 2011 Time: 6pm to 10pm Place: 812 2nd Avenue,Phoenix, AZ 85003 *Parking is available across from the gallery and on the street.

Please bring your friends and enjoy! Here is a link to the Facebook invite, please share. Here is a link to the actual flier.

Rock 'n Roll Bridal Shoot

You guys don't know how LONG I have been waiting to post this photo shoot....SINCE JUNE my friends! But now, I'm SOOOO excited to reveal all of the hard work that took place back in the 100 degree weather of Phoenix, AZ.

I was invited to style this shoot by the very talented photographer Jeanette LeBlanc. I also collaborated with Jeanette on Marie Antoinette, which came after our amazing grass roots rock 'n roll collab.

Jeanette assembled a team consisting of myself, Tina Burnham (hair stylist), Kayrene Kelley (leather designer), Lola Chevelle (model), Ella L from (Classic Cake Designs & Confections) and Patricia Eastwood (Wild Child Floral Designs). We basically knew that we wanted to create an unconventional style for the bride that still let beauty shine through. Leather, of course, was going to play a key role. =)

We hope you guys really like the photos! Let me know what you think!