The Art of Glamour

Glamour is an illusion, a form of mystery revealing a fragile state that changes with time.

Glamour, from my perspective, is defined as recreation from all facets of our lives. Perhaps the best way to describe it is with a ravishing red lipstick, a sensual hourglass silhouette, and style inspiration from such mavens as Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, and Jayne Mansfield. While many may attempt to aim for class or sophistication, many will miss the mark, for there are so many ways we can make unknowing missteps. Glamour is the feeling of beauty, with an undertone of femininity, while looking like a lady for all occasions.

From a sense of seduction that cannot be afforded, I find it to be inherited by one’s genetic makeup rather than being perceived in any other form. My grammarian persona exudes through my vintage style & writing, which I use as a visual platform to embrace glamour as an inspiration. Both grammar and glamour embody a set of rules that assist people to articulate themselves and be understood as a form of confidence – which is the goal.

You only see, what I want you to see.

The trick to glamour is quite like black magic; you see me, and yet you don’t. You only see what I bring to my outer self or how I create it as my own. You only see what I want you to see.

The beauty of glamour is that I actually control how much you witness, and I promise to not cast any spells on you.
Vintage Velvet Gown, similar here
Rhinestone Accessories found on Etsy
Faux Fur Stole, similar here
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick MAC Cosmetics 
Wine & location c/o Lineage Wine Company
Images c/o James Adams Photography


On Broadway Gala

Theater lovers, event supporters, local media, and community leaders gathered in Walnut Creek on Saturday October 2nd for the premiere return of Diablo Regional Arts Association’s On Broadway Gala at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

This year’s annual outdoor fundraising gala featured a red-carpet cocktail hour with wine provided by Wente Vineyards among an array of art deco décor throughout. Walking in with grace, I felt like an Old Hollywood Actress wearing a elegant satin gown by Sahara & patent designer heels. In addition, I couldn’t help but up the glamour with a stunning pair of deco rhinestone earrings, an over-the-shoulder black fur stole and the reddest lips c/o Tom Ford Beauty.

As the crowd began to take their seats, announcements where made while a well curated three-course dinner courtesy of Barbara Llewellyn Catering was served. During the first & second courses performance by Max von Essen and The Honey Taps, began to set the ambiance of the evening.

For many, On Broadway Gala is more than an annual affair, its a fundraiser event that supports and raises funds to support the Lesher Center’s arts-education and artistic excellence initiatives. This year’s event, exceeded their goal earring $250,00 through the support of the fabulous sponsors and donors that attended. Not to mention, Tyler Gordon a 14-year-old commissioned artist and the evenings special presenter raised $10,500 during is a live auction of one of his paintings completed live on stage.

The evening continued with a particularly special media collaboration I had conducted with Diablo Regional Arts Association for their 2022 Headliners. I had the honor of producing the voiceover for the upcoming series for the crowd to enjoy. For those that are interested in obtaining tickets please click here to learn more. From Old-Hollywood glamour, fine wine & show stopping entertainment, On Broadway Gala always leaves it’s mark.

Vintage Sahara Satin Gown, similar here 
AMA Pure Fur Scarf
Tamara Mello, Patent Heels
Rhinestone Earrings, similar here & here
Foundation, CHANEL
Lipstick, Tom Ford
Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Ben Krantz Studio


The Beauty of Power

There will be moments in your life when you will be asked to take a journey into the unknown. Moments when nobody will be there to hold your hand and walk your path with you. And when that happens, you must stand in your power. Its when you find yourself becoming awakened spiritually, you are able to see and receive the signs that the universe is providing you.

For those awakened they have a mindset of – everything is happening FOR YOU, rather than TO YOU. Obstacles will arise for us all; it is inevitable so by having the inner power to reframe your mindset with cognitive reappraisal you can then use your obstacles to your advantage. In return you will view them as lessons and blessings.

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”

You may not realize this, by saying ‘yes’ to everything when you should be saying ‘no’ is one way you quickly distance yourself from your authentic truth and personal power. Unfortunately, many do it to gather love or approval of those around them staying in situations that are simply based out of convenience not love. We wear the guilt and pain from the one we are seeking validation from and these partnerships become over time toxic and unhealthy causing a severe imbalance.

When we choose to enable the poor behavior of others we are making the sound choice to give our power away. What if we started to use logic rather than our emotions, would we have experienced as much heartbreak? The answer is, most likely not. We all have karmic debt that must be paid and as we move through life with conscious awareness we take our power back knowing what is meant for us, will come back to us right.

Vintage Bill Berman California Sweetheart Dress 
Vintage Rhinestone Necklace, similar here.
Sam Edelman Pumps
Foundation CHANEL, Lipstick Maybelline Nails, Red Carpet Manicure
Photography c/o Laurie Rockwell