Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Luxury 2013 NBA All-Star Gifting Suite & Shopping Brunch

Meet me here Sunday!! Get your tickets here:

Haute hugs and Couture kisses,

Where will chicFABu be for All Star Weekend?

I am coming out of pregnancy hibernation now that my little one is a month old! chicFABu will be scoping out the scene for you at the NBA All Star Luxury Gifting Suite and Shopping Brunch this weekend!

Stay tuned for exclusive red carpet interviews from us Saturday  and join us for the event opened to the public on Sunday hosted by rapper Trina and VH1 Love and Hip Hop star Joseline Hernandez. Get your tickets here: More details on the public event coming in the next post.

I'd like to welcome guest blogger Amy James that will be in attendance with me for the star-studded weekend. Follow our posts and tweets for details from Saturday's red carpet. Look for #AllStarGiftingSuite and #HoustonLuxury2013
Haute hugs and couture kisses,

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Beyonce Bowl

Beyonce certainly let the haters have it yesterday. I'm a long time fan of Queen Bey and it pleases me to no end that she happens to be from the great state of Texas because, well, we rock like that. When the controversy over her lip syncing started, I knew she had something live at five up her sleeve. First of all, her stage was amazing! From the fan-filled sillhouettes, to the stage floor that seemed to be alive, Beyonce wowed her admirers and hushed her haters! I was amazed! And...yeah...the lights ended up going out, but it was the Beyonce Bowl. That was all I cared about anyway. New Orleans wasn't ready for the bigger and better Texas woman's performance. I loved that her former Destiny's Child band mates joined her on stage. Kelly was everything with those bangs. We shouldn't even have the Michelle debate. When has anyone ever thought that baby had the talent to belong?

I can't let my praise of the Beyonce Bowl go without acknowledging Jennifer Hudson and the beautiful Sandy Hook choir. I was brought to tears. The babies in their green ribbons harmonized beautifully and Jennifer Hudson was stunning throughout her flawless performance.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Awareness - Go Red for Women

In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge;Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man's disease.” To dispel these myths of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of this critical issue. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.
One year later, in 2004, the AHA also created Go Red For Women - a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health as well as band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and use the tools that that Go Red For Women provides to take action to reduce their personal risk.
Funds raised by Go Red For Women allow the American Heart Association to help women by offering educational programs, increase women's understanding about their risk for heart disease and support research to discover scientific knowledge about heart health. We turn science into materials and tools that healthcare providers and decision-makers can use to help women. Scientific guidelines on women and healthcare providers receive the most up-to-date strategies and treatments tailored to a woman's individual risk.
Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women, including:
  • 21% fewer women dying from heart disease
  • 23% more women aware that it's their No. 1 health threat
  • Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
  • Legislation to help end gender disparities
But the fight is far from over as still hundreds of thousands of women still die each year. It's time to stand stronger, speak louder and join us in the fight this National Wear Red Day.
It's time to Go Red. Join us.

Women in Business - March 9, 2013

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Anara Original Cocktail Ring featured on LA Snob

Anara Original Cocktail Ring
Huge thanks for the ladies at the Delaware-based brand Anara Original for sending me one of their cute cocktail rings to review. Anara Originals was founded in 2002 by Sara Crawford, who’s goal was to create vintage-inspired and urban couture for both men and women. Sara graduated with a B.A. from the International Academy of Design and Technology in under three years and is a testimonial that being somewhat visually impaired has not stood in the way of her goals. After working with such names as Tommy Hilfiger and H&M, Sara decided to create her own brand that was an expression of who she was. The name ‘Anara’ is derived from ‘Sara’ and her middle name ‘Ann.’ She has a knack for turning ordinary pieces into extraordinary works of wearable art. For example, the ring that I know have. It’s apart of the ‘Button Ring and Brooch Collection.’ Inspired by a box of buttons that belonged to her Grandmother, Sara clusters buttons and brooches of all shapes and sizes and creates lovely masterpieces to wear on your fingers. The vintage-inspired collection is made with love and her Grandmother’s amazing style in mind. I love little chunky button ring! It’s oversize and has an adjustable band. When I wear it, I try to style my wardrobe around the color of one button each time, so it’s not too overbearing. The ring is a statement piece after all! For more information, check out and their cool blog, The Trendsetter, which has inspiration and pictures of new inventory.
Commentary and Photo Credit: LA Fashion Snob

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sneak Peek Inside Crystle Stewart Cover Story With Alwayz Therro Mag August 2012

Today we are privileged to sit in the presence of pure elegance, and talk with the epitome of beauty. Some of you may be familiar with Crystle Stewart who was crowned Miss USA in 2008. Crystle has also been seen in Tyler Perry’s movie “Good Deeds”, and can now be seen on TBS, Friday nights, playing her role as “Leslie” on Tyler Perry’s new sitcom “For Better Or Worst”. Crystle is the proof that with hard work, consistency, and discipline your dreams can come true. From her Miss USA crowning all the way to being a star in film, she has not lost her humble spirit and common touch.
AT: Hello Crystle how are you doing?
CS: I am doing well. Thank you!
AT: We feel so favored here at AT Magazine to have you make time out of your schedule to speak with us. What we would like to know first is “WHO IS CRYSTLE STEWART?” so many people see these radiant woman who is gorgeous. Behind it all who is the WOMAN?
CS: I am a woman who is constantly in the pursuit of happiness, joy and an inner peace! I love being with my family and friends laughing, talking and most of all shopping. It is my goal in life to be a woman of integrity, trust and faith, all while wearing 6-inch heels!
AT: So you won Miss USA in 2008. Tell us about that moment when you heard your name being called. What was going through your head?   
CS: Oh my Gosh! I did it. I had rehearsed the “win” in my room for months!!! But none of that came to my mind! All i could think was I did it. I immediately gave thanks to God because I depended on Him for this victory! I competed for my state preliminary, Miss Texas USA, five times before I actually won. But, I knew God had something in store for me.  I trusted in his word and a scripture in the bible, “The race does not go to the swift, but the one that endures.” Winning Miss USA has catapulted my career. It was all in good timing.

Read the full interview in August 2012 issue of Alwayz Therro Magazine

For press and media inquiry with Crystle Stewart please contact Garrick Wade 281.691.3503