Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy 24th Birthday To My Best Girlfriends!!!!

Within the past 2 years I've found 2 BFF's that have always been there for me, kind of like a "Girls Scout Honor" type of thing! I'm so excited to celebrate their 24th Birthday this weekend, they deserve GOLD & RUBIES to say the least (born on the same day =coool)!
SO, Happy Birthday to My BFF's Denisha (Juicy) and Terrin (My Sweet T)..

*glasses raised to another year of health, strength, prosperity & fabulousity*

Me and Denisha! Besos!

Me and Terrin! Besos!

No Words. Just An Image.

"Love is in the Air"

via: The Lo Down

Thursday, July 29, 2010

VIDEO OF THE DAY: "Fancy" by Drake featuring Zavalli

I just saw this video posted on my facebook wall by high school friend and thought I should share this with you all...Oh you FANCY huh?! LOVES THIS REMIX!

Fun fact: Zavalli went to High School with me! Go Girl, I see YOU!!

My favorite BLOGS of the MOMENT!

Lots of XOXO's to all the fabulous blogs that keep me updated on beauty, music, fashion, lifestyle, celebrity news, and relationship advice! I seriously heart you and I want my readers to FOLLOW YOU as well...So if you've been wondering what blogs I visit EVERYday and ALLday check out a few of my favorites!

Schuntel's favorite Blogs of the Moment:
  1. For celebrity, fashion, entertainment I get my DAILY FIX HERE:
  2. To find beauty, fashion, look for less and events happening in the DMV area I check HERE:
  3. My favorite Celebrity Stylist to the hottest stars always keep me coming back daily HERE:
  4. My dear friend, Featured writer, Designer & Motivator always knows how to spice up your life HERE:
  5. A good friend of mine keeps me updated on beauty news and the popular beauty products HERE:
  6. Renown Make up Artist and Beauty By her own right has amazing Beauty Tutorials HERE:
  7. My friend since circa 1995 is a inspirational leader & keeps you motivated HERE:
  8. Looking for the newest, hottest and exclusive music from two BFF's that are like sister's of mine please check HERE:
  9. Are you a MAC fiend or you crave the art and most important the beauty of make up? Be sure to visit a sister from another mother of mine HERE:

*Be sure to support these blogs (My FRIENDS)..they work hard for you and I encourage you to follow them via blogspot, twitter and utilize their FREE.99 services*

Style & Grace Icon: Cassie

Cassie has transformed into one of my favorite Style & Grace Icons of this century! I adore her style, fashion "common" sense, fearless trendsetting and statement making outfits. She knows exactly what works for her body type (its a talent) and she isn't afraid to add a little zest to her effortless style. It doesn't matter if you think she can't sing or dance, she's got a sense of style that can take her ALL over the world, LITERALLY. Did I mention she's dating the Diddy Boppin, Ciroc sippin Entertainer of the Year Sean "Puffy/P.Diddy/Diddy" Combs? Say what you want about Cassie but you've got to admire her style and give her BIG props when it comes to hitting the red carpet in STYLE & GRACE...


BEAUTY TRENDS: Natural Skin, Strong Lip & Bold Eyes

Alexander Wang
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Vivienne Westwood
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Yves Saint Laurent
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Christian Dior Couture
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Valentino Couture
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

Christian Dior Couture
Autumn/Winter 2010-2011

via: VOGUE

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Event Alert: 2nd Annual Green & Gorgeous Fashion Show

On Saturday, August 7th, 2010, Amy McNish CEO of Image Consulting & Designs by Amy, Image Consulting firm will premiere The 2nd Annual Green & Gorgeous Fashion Show Featuring an Evening of Pink Sensation. This Fashion Show is a Charity Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness; all proceeds will benefit private Breast Cancer organizations in the Metro area.

There will be (13) designers showcasing their creativity with the two colors green and pink. The following designers have accepted and confirmed to this challenge:

D'MAXSI BY AFUA SAM – (Washington, D.C.)
THE CELEBRE' COLLECTION – (District Heights, MD)
ILL-LA-LA DESIGNS – (Kent, Ohio)

The 2010 Green & Gorgeous Fashion Show gives local businesses and people interested in working in fashion industry a chance to network and attend a charity community fashion event. As well as bringing together local make-up artists, photographers, models, designers, boutique owners, fashion buyers and others interested in a fashion career.

For more information and to buy tickets go to:

Rihanna Takes a break from Sexy

A fashion magazine junkie at heart I was uber excited as I browse the racks at the airport magazine shop. The very first magazine that caught my eye was the cover of Seventeen Magazine. No it wasn't the bright colors or the catchy article titles but it was the GORGEOUS picture of Rihanna on the cover that made me say OH MY GOSH!!! With her bright greenish eyes, beautiful smile and colorful braided necklaces, it was good to see her taking a break from the sexy seductive photoshoots and see the fun spunky side of the young singer. Besides the cute Chanel gloves and white net dress by Topshop she sported, the thing that stood out to me the most was the fact that she actually truly looked HAPPY. Photo after photo she gleamed and looked as if she was in a much happier place than before. In the interview she discusses Chris Brown, her tattoos, her love life, her relationship with her best friend and her journey/transformation to becoming a woman. Rihanna most definitely displays the essence of a woman of Style and Grace. Be sure to grab a copy to see for yourself. Also check out the behind the scenes video to see what Fashion means to her!!

(photos courtesy of Entertainment Rundown)

Tommy Hilfiger's Fashionable Lifestyle!

Harper's Bazaar got the chance to capture the fashionable lifestyle of Tommy and his wife Dee Hilfiger as they recently decorated their beautiful home at the Plaza in New York. The decor is impeccable and the fashion is American infused with Tommy Hilfiger's written all over it. Check out the video clip ( and a few pictures (below) that will featured in Harper's Bazaar August 2010 issue.

via: Harper's Bazaar

Monday, July 26, 2010

Forever 21 finally in Washington, DC!

According to NBC Washington:
"Bargain fashionistas, rejoice. Forever 21 (1020 G St. N.W.) has finally opened its long-awaited downtown location. In March, West Elm vacated the Woodward and Lothrop building, opening a spot for our favorite spot for trendy bargains. It’s about time, considering this is its first location actually in the District. (There are already several locations in Maryland and Virginia.)"

"The new, massive Forever 21 lives up to all our greatest expectations. We were greeted with a mesh shopping bag to hold potential purchases. Rest assured, the three-story retail heaven has plenty to fill up one's bag. We're particularly excited by the on-trend tutu skirts, fall dresses with exposed zippers and flirty tops ideal for a night out on the town -- and at their fast-fashion prices, no one has to worry too much about drink spillage."

*Next lunch break, head over to Forever 21 and get ready to shop 'til you drop -- or at least until your tummy rumbles.*

VIDEO of the Day: Tracy Reese on Michelle Obama Wearing Her Design

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Don't Sweat the SMALL Stuff!

Lately, I've been choosing to just keep focusing on my dreams instead of focusing on the "small stuff" that use bother me. By "small stuff" I mean the usual u-turns in life, detours along the path to success and the occasional wrong turns. My philosophy is that "it happens to the best of us", I'm working on building a fabulous brand AND I refuse to loose! My advice to all aspiring Stylists is to stay positive and surround yourself with people who motivate you to be an better individual. Below are a few tips to Stay COOL, CALM & COLLECTIVE so you won't sweat the "small stuff":
  • Stay organized in your social, personal and professional life!
  • Take time to "smell the flowers", in other words treat/pamper yourself from time to time.
  • Research, research, research! Never stop researching your passion because there is so much to know about ways to be better in whatever you choose to do.
  • Write out your goals! Create a mini check list of your goals/tasks you want to accomplish Note to Self: "Seeing is Believing"
  • Surround yourself with like minded individuals
  • Don't be too hard on yourself, it takes time and alot of hard work to be successful. Keep PUSHING!
  • Never forget you are your BEST advertisement! Show up and Show out..
  • Be prepared = Business cards, Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios, Blogs, Websites, etc.
  • Last but not least always PRAY "Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge" Proverbs 23:12

Posh Spice Girl Victoria Beckham for Vogue, Turkey August 2010

One of my favorite STYLE & GRACE ICON Victoria Beckham gets super sexy for Vogue Magazine (Turkey)! These pictures remind me of my life circa 1999........

*tell me whatcha want, what you really really want. I wanna I wanna..really zigga zigga ahhh*

via: Fashionising