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We are off to the 2015 New Year and what a year it’s going to be! This is the time of year we all tend to “want” to purge or cleanse our lives. We want to wipe off the slate clean and start fresh or we want to just improve some areas of our lives. We are all thinking of our new year’s resolutions and we should be writing them down.
Is fashion one of your newest goals? What about beauty? Let’s be honest, we all want to enhance our beauty in some way, right? The Divaz are working diligently this year to bring fashion, fashion tips & beauty right to you that will help you, inspire you & motivate you to be the best “YOU” you can be.
Divaz Fabula teamed up with the amazing Rita Quinn of Knots & Tots Photography on this fabulous fashion photoshoot with our wonderful model, Amanda Ervin of 11:11 Events. Meeting and collaborating ideas & locations for this session with Rita really brought her vision to life! What a blast it was! There was so much energy, excitement and ideas during our session from start to finish.
It was definitely a very chilly day but the lighting could not have been any better. Amanda was such a trooper to take it “like a man”. This girl rocked this shoot!
Amanda owning SoCo with her 1st outfit. OUCH!!
Who doesn’t want to feel beautiful & be pampered. What a great way to show off your “New You”. Allow us to bring out that confidence & beauty you so deserve.
Let 2015 be your year!
Meet your “New You” Team, Nicole, Rita & Thelma!
We had such a great time working together. Read our raves on our experience on this photo session and how it came about.
Rita had reached out to me, Thelma, with an idea she was on fire for. She and I got to discussing the ideas we each had on empowering and enriching the everyday woman. Wow! We came to realize very quickly that we had similar visions. When we came together for the shoot Rita was rockin’ & rollin’. We had the plan in motion. She made sure Amanda had at least 3 outfits in mind including shoes & jewelry. I loved watching Rita really making sure Amanda was comfortable and really getting to know Amanda’s personality & comfort level. This is huge when it comes to photographers especially when working with women who are not comfortable in front of the camera. Rita made sure the artist, myself had sufficient time with the model and plenty of time for dressing, loading and arrival at the destination for 1st look. She worked with the best lighting of the day and worked her way through into the evening for those amazing glam shots. Rita is sweet, patient, very personable and ready to deliver her best work. LOVE working with this woman!
My experience with the fashion shoot couldn’t have possibly been better. I’m always the girl that is behind the scenes to make sure the bride or client looks the best they possibly can. So to be the one in the center of attention was a massive change for me. My experience with Thelma was amazing! As someone who loves makeup, has a ton of it, and does it regularly on myself (more so than most) I always get nervous about having my makeup done by someone else because I’m so picky. You did an amazing job! You made me feel comfortable and let me know I would be well taken care of and look fabulous! I couldn’t have been happier with they makeup work you did for me. So much so that I want to put you on my vendor list now.
My experience with the model coaching was amazing as well! I’m not a model by any means so I didn’t always know what to do. The model coaching helped me so much. For Thelma to show me a photo was so helpful. I could see the example and be like “Oh I can totally do that”. Your attendance in the full experience was so valuable. I couldn’t have done it without you there to help and support me!! I appreciate it so much!!
My experience with Rita and Nicole was amazing as well! I love those ladies so so much!! I’ve worked with them on several wedding so to be in front of their camera was a first hand experience of how comfortable they make their clients. They made me feel at ease so I could relax and just enjoy the experience. The photos came out so much better than I could have ever expected!! I am so thrilled!! I can’t wait to do it all again!!! Thank you all so much! I walked away from the shoot feeling sexy, confident, and renewed. As someone who works constantly it was fantastic to feel beautiful and confident and refreshed!!! Words can’t describe my gratitude! I will never forget it!!
- Rita Quinn
Working with Thelma and the Divaz Fabula team is always a pleasure. Not only do they make our clients look and feel amazing and beautiful, they make them FEEL amazing and beautiful. Their attention to detail is superb and their styling expertise is top notch. I can’t imagine doing any of our fashion and boudoir photography without them on the creative team. It’s the very best investment for our success and our client’s satisfaction.
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Wanna ring in the new year with a smash? Well we bring you an array of shimmery eye looks that will turn heads on New Year’s Eve.
From black smokey eye to intense cat eye, we’ve got the look for you and your girls.
If it is too much to handle but you still want the smashing look, give us a ring.
We’d love to give you the glamour you’re looking for!
Some makeup ideas from http://fashionsy.com/best-glitter-makeup-ideas-new-years-eve/.
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Are you running out of ideas for the perfect gift?
Then why not consider a Gift Certificate for Hair & Makeup services from yours truly. It is perfect to use anytime during 2015. Women have all sorts of events during the year. Think of the bride who can use this certificate for a boudoir session, bridals, trial run…or what about Valententine’s, birthday, Mother’s Day or maybe that special date.
If you know a High School Junior & Senior that you’d like to buy a gift for then here it is. They are scheduling their Senior photoshoots and are also going to start planning for Prom…HUGE event!
Let’s not forget your mom and grandmother. Women of all ages love to be pampered and feel especially beautiful any day of the year.
Whatever the occasion, it is the PERFECT gift!
Gift Certificate Hair & Makeup
So don’t put it off. Get your certificate today!
Contact us through our contact page for your purchase:
Call us directly @ 512-999-3010
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The countdown is on and we have very limited time to shop for those special peeps in our lives. Here is an ultimate gift guide with top Christmas gifts that will be a hit.
GIFT IDEAS FOR HER
1st off MEN, the Urban Decay Naked Vault makeup kit will be an absolute smash! Makeup…and not just any makeup. Enough said! You can find this at Sephora and Ulta stores.
Another great gift that’ll be a hit is a Kate Spade handbag. To make your life easy you can order this name brand on-line on Google.com or Amazon.com. But if you’re feeling gutsy head out to Saks store.
The latest fashion that doesn’t seem to die off is scarves. A super great gift is an oversized scarf. You can find these on Google.com and Polyvore.com.
What about this gorgeous watch? Women love to accessorize. This Fossil watch is one to add a nice touch with just about any outfit. Zappos.com is a great site with many options.
GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM
The Dewart’s Aged Scotch will be a perfect gift for the men especially after the holiday. This sophisticated scotch will help him wind down after all the excitement and chaos of the season.
What about this refined, yet stylish, effortless, and timeless Timex watch. Not too flashy, just right.
Let’s give your man an ego boost with the Fire Stick. Streams your media to your TV with four times the storage and twice the memory of a Chromecast.
Even we LOVE this gift idea. Hook him up with the power of portable sound with this Jawbone speaker.
And for the golf lover, TaylorMade’s RSi irons are the first to use FaceSlot and ThruSlot technology to improve mis-hits without sacrificing distance.
The holiday parties are lined up and some of us are hinged on what to wear without being overdressed for that office party. But we do want to look fashionable and leave a statement. Here are some great ideas that we’ve pulled together for you. Keep in mind you DON’T have to spend a lot of money to look fabulous. These are some ideas to start with. Make it your own.
This holiday season is about sequins. A tad bit of sequins or the whole outfit. There’s always a way to tone it down without looking overdone but yet making a statement.
We don’t stop there….Now we bring you some great accessories by Stella & Dot. Here are some statement pieces that we love.
The hottest trend is layering. Love this combo!
Visit www.stelladot.com/kristenellis to view the entire catalogue.
Men…no worries! We’ve got you covered also. Fashion brings out the sexy in a man.
Don’t wear what you normally would to work
If you normally wear a suit to work, don’t wear one of those same suits when you dress for your office Christmas party. Instead, let the dress code guide your choice of apparel so you’re sure to dress for the occasion. If it’s less strict than the regular office dress code, try an option like these. And even if your work place is really casual, it’s still polite to dress up a bit, even if that just means wearing a dress shirt with your jeans. Plus, now that you look better than usual, it’s time to introduce yourself to that girl that has gotten your attention.
Layered Fashion Button Down, Sweater & Sports Coat
Be bold and strut your stuff this holiday season!
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Divaz, don’t forget about our awesome holiday special for your next holiday event. We know how tight your holiday schedule is and what better way to look your absolute best than to have professionals help you with your glam look AT a reasonable rate.
Call us to book! We are booking up fast.
Photographer: Todd White Photograph
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The Divaz Beauty Tips
It’s interesting to see what tools we find in our cosmetic bags or tools that are part of our beauty regimen. Vanity will take us to strange places but one thing is for sure we’ll do anything to be beautiful!
“Beauty begins when you decide to be yourself” / Coco Chanel
As Divaz one the challenges we come across is our lipstick disappearing very frequently, especially after drinking and eating. Alot of times, as small of a task it may seem, we don’t have time to keep applying our rouge.
Here are some simple steps to keep that rouge on your pout just about all day. Wow! Don’t you just love that?
Here you go!
Exfoliate your lips
Prime your lips before applying lipstick. This can take more or less five minutes to sink. Then take a soft and hygiene toothbrush and move it over your lips gently in circular motion to remove chapped skin from the lips.
Coating the lips with foundation prior to the application of lipstick also makes the lipstick stay for long. This will allow the lipstick to stick to the lips and lasts longer.
Blot it with a tissue
Apply lipstick with selected lip color and then blot it with a tissue.
Simply apply a little powder on your pouts after it’s been blotted with tissue. It induces dryness to your lips & prevents the lipstick from smearing. Powder is key to keeping the lipstick on your lips for quite a long time.
Apply your second coat of lipstick after you’ve powdered them.
Now go & be the DIVA that you are and look fabulous!!
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The Fall BOLD LIPS Trend. From berry lips, red pouts, 70’s glossy lips…it’s all a huge trend this cold season. And have no fear, be BOLD and give your lips a bigger look by overlining with a lip pencil. Bold lips are a fashionable look for day & night time.
We know your pain when there are so many lipcolors to choose from and what will look best. Here are some fun examples of celebrities and models that can sway your decision in picking out the right color for you.
Divaz, don’t be afraid of color. Have fun especially on the weekends where you can test a couple of colors while your out and about and see how you look and feel but also what the response is from others. We’ve had many times where strangers will compliment a fashion piece or makeup look we are wearing.
Jennifer Lopez made sure to bring her attitude with this plumish/burgundy lipcolor.
Revlon Shine Lipstick in Plum Velour Burgundy (above) is a great statement lipstick at an affordable price.
Let’s go matte with MAC Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous Lipstick
Similar to what Megan Fox’s statement lip.
What about Emma Stone’s elegant but daring look…L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor, Bold Bordeaux
And here is your classic red which you can NEVER go wrong with!
Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick is sure to make you feel gorgeous and fancy!
So go ahead, take your pick..We DARE you to be bold.
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How to go from Boss to Belle this holiday season!
Super-fast (and easy) makeup that’ll make you party-ready in minutes. No need to bail out because you’re running late.
Eyeliner is the fastest way to look sexy. Here’s how: Trace your top lash lines to just past the outer corners of your eyes.
- Line the top eyelid
- Brush on some black or charcoal eyeshadow. Extend out past your eye
- Line the bottom lid to connect with eyeshadow. You can add more eyeshadow and extend further out for a very dramatic look.
- Go over top & bottom lids with black eyeliner to add intensity
Go with a gold or silver shimmery eyeshadow and a darker lip color like the Plums that are HOT this holiday season! (best to apply eyeliner on top of your shimmery eyeshadow)
Need help with your holiday look?
Book one of our special services now before we are too busy!
The Divaz love the holiday season and all the wonderful makeup colors that bring pizzaz to the holiday fashion. Here are a couple of pallettes we’re very excited to use. Intense and ABSOLUTELY fun colors and shimmer to make you the spotlight of the party!
Let our team give you the ultimate holiday look. We know the holidays bring us a lot of fun events with limited time. Let the Divaz team give you that special look your going for with this Holiday Special.
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Divaz Fabula loves to highlight their client’s events, especially weddings. Now it’s time to highlight one of our own.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Arvy Crayton! Sandy, co-owner of Divaz Fabula, was married to Lamont (Arvy) on June 6, 2014.
Here’s their story!
Finding Love Again – Second Chances
Lamont and I met many years ago in middle school. Back then I remembered him as my sweet friend I called Monty. Little did I know that we would be the perfect match for each other many years to come. As we all know, time flies by and life takes over. Along with that sometimes comes happiness, love, marriage, children, heartache, and divorce. It may not always come in that order, but that is the order it was for me. Going through a divorce and relocating back home to Texas with 3 boys as a single mom was one of the most hardest, humbling, heartbreaking things that I ever had to do. It took every ounce of my being to not breakdown every day. I am fortunate and have been blessed with such a loving and supportive family that helped me hold my head up high and get back on my feet. Being a single parent raising children on your own is tough. Forget about having a social life. That is not in the vocabulary of a single parent. It is a hard pill to swallow since everyone desires the need to have a partner to walk through life with. As always, decisions have to be made. Be a parent and focus on your kids only or have a social life and focus on you. I decided and came to the realization that remarrying again may not be in the cards for me so my kids were my focus.
One day my eldest son asked me if I could take him to the bowling alley so he could hang out with his friends. I figured why not, but I told him that I was going to hang around close by so I would not have to make multiple trips to pick him up. So we left the house. Keep in mind, it is the weekend and I was not looking good. No shower, no makeup, old frumpy sweats, and a slick back pony tail. After dropping him off I figured I would stop by Academy and check things out. As I walked through the door and past the front desk I heard someone say to me, “Excuse me ma’am”. The first thing that popped into my head was what did my boys do now. I turned around and the gentleman in front of me asked, “Is your name Sandy Ortiz”. Of course I am thinking who are you? The gentleman said, “I am Lamont Crayton. We went to middle school together”. I did remember him at first, but he looked familiar. We began talking and catching up a little bit. He asked for my number and asked if we can get together sometime. I figured why not, he seemed like a nice guy. As we said bye and we went our separate ways I got a phone call from him right away. He told me he wanted to make sure that I did not give him a fake number. That still makes me laugh to this day. We went on several dates shortly after that and got to know one another. We talked and shared about each other’s history and life’s experiences. Lamont also told me that he had the biggest crush on me in middle school, but was always afraid to ask me out because he know I would say no. He was right about that. In his words he said, “I was a snob”. He said the day he saw me walk through the doors at Academy he had tunnel vision and time stood still and all he saw was me. He could not believe that was Sandy Ortiz walking through that door.
As time moved on and we got to know each other and I mean all of us (all the boys). He respected my time that I needed with the boys and understood that alone time with me was not always an option. Lamont embraced that and soon became the extra little something special that I was totally missing in my life. He was patient, caring, loving, understanding, flexible, and easy going, Being married before I always felt married, but kind of alone if you understand what I mean. For the first time I finally realized what it was like to have a true partner that I could rely on for understanding and support. He knew what I needed even before I voiced it and did it without hesitation. Lamont was the perfect man that I needed in my life and was and still is a true blessing. Our running into each other at the right time of our lives was destined and timed perfectly. God always has a plan. Believe it.
Lamont and I discussed marriage and knew this was the direction we were going. It was just a matter of doing it right. Being married a second time is thought through in a totally different way. The priorities change and the focus becomes more about the commitment rather than the wedding. There was never a right time to get all of our families together and the cost for a small wedding was still expensive. I had a son in college and I did not feel spending tons of money on a wedding was practical. We finally decided to just elope. We had already planned a trip in June to go to New Orleans. I figured lets makes this a trip to remember. Let’s have a Destination Wedding. I did not know one thing about New Orleans nor what I needed to do to get married there. One day I looked on line at elopements and photographers. Pamela Reed Photography came up on my search. I really liked the look of her photos and the way she captured certain details. I read her reviews and had a good feeling about her. I called her and had a great conversation with her. She was funny, down to earth, and was very helpful in directing me towards different avenues. The fact that she is a local helped me as she thought of things that I never would have thought of. Preparing for our elopement was very easy and stress free.
The time came for our trip. Pamela and I had planned to meet the day before our wedding to discuss details and how to plan our day. We were prepared and ready to go. Pamela went with us in the cab to Algier’s Point Courthouse where we were scheduled to have our marriage ceremony. Not only was she our photographer, she was also one of our witnesses for our ceremony. The judge was running behind, but Pamela was kind and patient. She was so easy to talk to that we just had a great time in conversation. After our ceremony we walked to the ferry and took a ride across the river back to the French Quarter. We walked down Bourban Street and took pictures along the way. Our final pit stop was a bar where we stopped for photos and a cigar. Not that we are smokers, but it was fun in the moment. We laughed and had such a great time with Pamela. This was such a wonderful day for Lamont and I. This is something that we experienced together with no one around. There were no distractions, no one pulling us in different directions, no problems with decorations, caterers, bridesmaids, etc. It was just Lamont, myself, and a wonderful photographer, our new friend Pamela Reed. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect in our eyes and Pamela captured this in every photo she took.
NOT the end