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    LOCAL: CLUTCH Magazine’s Fall 2012 Release Party

    This past Wednesday was the Fall 2012 Release Party for CLUTCH Magazine, FSU’s first and largest student-run magazine. Even though I’m still a little under the weather, I broke my recent hermit habits to venture out with a couple friends for one of my favorite events of the semester.

    The party was held at Midtown Filling Station, one of my favorite venues in Tallahassee. The first 30 guests received VIP gift bags filled with goodies from Hanky Panky, Sephora, and local boutiques and salons. Along with the latest issue of CLUTCH, guests were also treated to mini cupcakes from Lucy and Leo’s, all-night drink specials (that included “Clutch-tinis”), and free raffle prizes.

    Here are a couple of photos from the release party:

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    Definitely another successful CLUTCH Release Party!!

    Fashion, Fashion Shows, FSU, Life, Local

    LOCAL: Fashion’s Fight Against Cancer Fashion Show

    Last Friday was Tallahassee’s Third Annual Fashion’s Fight Against Cancer, an event that focuses on bringing breast cancer awareness to the city through fashion and entertainment. For a $30 ticket (a portion of which went to the American Cancer Society), guests were treated to a runway show of over 90 designs from BCBG, Banana Republic, White House Black Market, Blu Heaven Boutique, FSU Alumni, Buckle, and designer L. Allen. Food and drinks were also provided by Chili’s as well as entertainment by local musicians and the FSU Dance Department.
    As some of you guys know, I work at BCBG (and have done previous fashion shows) and even though I had other plans that night, I couldn’t say no to my wonderful boss who needed help with the event. Also, I had recruited one of my gorgeous sorority sisters, Jackie (below in the teal jumper), and I wanted to be there to support her as it was her first time modeling in a runway show.
    The show started a lot later than we expected (9pm instead of 7) and our poor models – many who had been there since 4pm didn’t walk until 9:30. Luckily, they kept everyone fed and the show, otherwise, ran without any glitches. Luckily, we had enough backstage help that during the actual BCBG portion of the show, I was able to take pictures of the models on the runway. Below are just a few of the pictures I took from the night. All outfits and accessories are, of course, BCBGMAXAZRIA. Makeup by M.A.C.
    Dancer twins Gwen and Emily looked so ethereal – LOVE their fair skin!
    Jackie and Gloria looked killer in their trendy jumpsuits.
    Esteffania and Alex (a BCBG customer I also recruited that same day) showed us how to do striped blazers right.
    Khadija (what gorgeous hair!) and Chanel (someone give this girl a modeling contract STAT!) seemed like they were born to model.
    Jackie provided a strong opening for the show, while Nathalie rocked this awesome sequin/leopard print combo
    Ashley, who seemed like she’d been doing this for years, looked super fierce in both her looks.
    Khadija and Emily working the runway in their second looks.
    Jackie and Gloria striking poses with their matching envelope clutches like pros.
    Punam and I wearing matching power skirts.
    What was your favorite BCBG runway look?
    FSU, Local

    FSU PINK Sweats Drive (Ends 4/13)

    Classes will be over soon and summer is just around the corner! What better time to clean out your closets to make way for cute new summer clothes (like the new VSPINK campus pant!)? Florida State is one of 55 colleges who are competing in the PINK Sweats Drive, a nation-wide clothing drive to see who can donate the most items! Any type of clothing – not just sweats – may be donated and all donations go to the Salvation ArmyThe clothing drive lasts until April 13th so hurry cause you don’t want to miss out on this chance to show your school spirit while supporting a great cause!

    Drop off locations:
    – Dunlap Center (ask the front desk)
    – Strozier (right before the card swipe against the window)
    – Victoria’s Secret at Governor’s Square Mall
    – Plato’s Closet
    – Each Sorority House (you can even earn service hours for donating clothes!)

    Click HERE for more info and to RSVP for the event. 

    FSU, Life

    VS PINK Collegiate Showdown: VOTE FOR FSU!!

    Last week, voting started for the VS Pink Collegiate Showdown!

    What is it, you ask? The Pink Nation Collegiate Showdown is a bracket-style voting competition during which students from across the nation vote to determine which campus gets to host the fall annual PINK Back to School Bash, an evening hosted by PINK in honor of the school that wins the Collegiate Showdown. PINK brings tons of games, great prizes, models, and musical talent to the winning campus and throws the party of the year! Past events have featured Drake at West Virginia University (2010) and Kid Cudi with Girl Talk at the University of Illinois (2011).

    Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? To vote, sign up for a PINK Nation account and log in EVERY DAY to vote (you can ONCE PER DAY). You also have the option to TEXT your vote! It’s really that easy.

    This year, “Power Hours” are being introduced during which YOUR VOTE COUNTS DOUBLE so definitely remember to vote during that specific hour those days!

    Here are the dates for each voting round along with Power Hours:

    Preliminary Round: March 14-30
    – Power Hour:  March 16th (10-11am EST)
    – Power Hour: March 30th (11am-12pm EST)

    Super Sixteen: March 30-April 3
    – Power Hour: April 3rd (11am–12pm EST)

    Outstanding Eight: April 3-6
    – Power Hour: April 5th (7-8pm EST)

    Fabulous Four: April 6-9
    – Power Hour: April 9th (11am-12pm EST)

    Top Two: April 9-10

    What are you waiting for? Click HERE to vote for FLORIDA STATE! You can also go HERE to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!


    Fashion Shows, FSU, Local

    Outfits for Ovaries

    Ahh, I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in a month! Life has just been so crazy with school coming to a close and my spontaneous decision to go backpacking in Europe for the summer!! Nevertheless, I wanted to share these photos from the Outfits for Ovaries fashion show hosted by CMA, Fashion Inc, and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida. The clothes were provided by local Tallahassee boutiques Cole Couture, Spriggs Luxe, Way Out West, and Olde Fields. The hair was done by the talented crew at Haute Headz. I highly recommend checking out all these places!

    As one of CMA’s Student Liaisons (the other being the fabulous Robin Holmes), I got to help out with a lot of the planning for the fashion show, working directly with the models and pullings. It also meant I couldn’t model in the show like I have done previously. Instead, I recruited several members from my beautiful APhiO family to model for me in the show along with my boyfriend. It was really great getting to dress and work with my gorgeous littles and siblings and everyone seemed to really enjoy the whole experience.

    Garner [Royal] Love <3
    Aren’t we a pretty family?

    The male models (my BF, Chris, is on the left)
    Me with my littles Megan and Colby
    Marilyn & Kristina: I want to buy both of their dresses!
    Megan having her makeup done

    Colby waits as her hair dries

    Colby, Bonnie, and Sarah in their evening looks

    Grandlittle and Boyfriend

    Little Megan working the runway
    Anyone go to the show? If so, what did you think? Any suggestions or ideas for the fall? Comment and let me know 🙂

    CLUTCH Magazine Spring 2011 Release Party

    Last night, FSU’s student-run fashion magazine, CLUCTH, held their Spring 2011 Release Party. The event, which celebrated the magazine’s 10th issue since it’s founding in 2006, was held at The Midtown Filling Station and co-hosted by the online magazine and the Collegiate Merchandising Association.

    CLUTCH’s PR Director (and awesome friend), Chandra Robrock, and CollegeCandy put together quite the party. There were amazing VIP gift bags given to the first 50 guests (filled with goodies like Tarte lip stains and gift cards to, a live DJ, all-night drink specials (including Clutch-tinis), 400 mini cupcakes from Lucy & Leo’s Cupcakery, free raffles for prizes like an HDTV and a $250 gift card, and, of course, free copies of the latest CLUTCH!

    With CMA Publicist, Jacqui, and CLUTCH PR Director, Chandra (love them!)

    CLUTCH is one of my favorite things at FSU. Every semester I look forward to the new issue. This past issue I was fortunate enough to contribute an article on Cosplay (staying true to my geeky self, as always),  co-write an upcoming entertainment feature, and work on the editing team. I remember when I first heard about CLUTCH on a segment during MTV’s TRL way back in 2007 and thinking how neat it was and how I’d love to be involved with something like that when I went to college. It’s crazy looking back now that I’m actually here at FSU being a part of that exact magazine.

    If you want an issue of CLUTCH, feel free to contact me or stop by the CMA table on Market Wednesdays. You’ll also find it at various boutiques and salons in Tallahassee so be on the look out!
    Here are some photos of my line and I at the release party:
    It was a Royal Night for sure! Here with my big, 4 of my littles, and 2 of my grandlittles <3
    Big & Little <3
    Little & Big – they crazy!
    I adore my newest littles: Marilyn, Colby, and Megan (missing Jenny :()
    Megan won a HDTV!! What a way to end the night!!