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Ashley Stewart coming to Arbor Place

Ashley Stewart coming to Arbor Place

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Douglasville's first Ashley Stewart store will open at Arbor Place Mall this weekend with three days of fanfare.

Ashey Stewart has a strong national following among curvy women who like their clothes trendy, bold, comfortable and flattering, according to a spokesperson for the brand.

The Ashley Stewart fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 with a Divas' Night Out. Women are invited to visit the new store for free consultations on hair, makeup and nails.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the store will hold a fall fashion show, hosted by Face of New York's 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week Cover Model Search winner Venessa DeLaRosa. The show will start at 2 p.m.

Finally, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, the store will host an afternoon tea party. All customers dressed in white will receive free fashion styling tips.

All Ashley Stewart kickoff events are free and open to the public.

Fashion Designers United Model Call

Fashion Designers United Model Call

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Arrive at 11:30am and be prepared to stay the evening, as event is same day.  If selected, you will go directly into designer fitting and photoshoot, followed by showcase and model competition.

 

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Before You Say, “I Do,” Consider These Hair Do’s and Don’ts

Before You Say, “I Do,” Consider These Hair Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve got the perfect wedding gown, accessories, and shoes. But, wait… Did you forget about your hair? That’s just as important as your dress! What style best suits your look for the big day?

“If possible, always do a test run for the style prior to the wedding day,” says Erica Blevins, owner and natural hair stylist of Oh! My Nappy Hair Salon in Atlanta. “This will give you an idea of what to expect on the big day. Bring all of your bridal hair accessories to the stylist when choosing hairstyles.” This is just one of the several tips this expert stylist offers brides. Soon, she too will be taking her own advice, as Erica is scheduled to wed in just a few weeks.

Fellow brides, as you plan your wedding ‘do, remember Erica’s do’s and don’ts:

  • Consider wearing an updo.

Shopping for Wedding Rings? Buyer Beware, Three Keys to Consider

Shopping for Wedding Rings? Buyer Beware, Three Keys to Consider

Wedding rings are a sentimental treasure of the bond that you and your partner share. For this reason, ring shopping should be a memorable occasion full of excitement. However, be sure to get the best value for your dollar. 

Recently, I spoke with Diamond Consultant Sunit B. Choudhari of Diamonds Forever at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville, Ga. When shopping for your wedding rings, Sunit stresses that you educate yourself on how to select quality diamonds. He offered three key tips that will benefit anyone on the hunt for “bling.”

  1. Grade: Diamonds have grades like clarity, color, and cut. After observing these, look at the “fire,” also called sharpness.
  1. Setting: When you buy jewelry, in addition to appearance, look for sturdiness. For example, in an invisible setting, diamonds can easily fall out.

Want to Get Fit for Your Marriage? Help May be Necessary

Want to Get Fit for Your Marriage? Help May be Necessary

Many people want to be in tip-top shape by the time their wedding day rolls around. Slimmer physiques are all to grin about on your big day. It’s especially exciting when brides and grooms do their fitness regimens together.

To get some help, my fiancé, Lance, and I went to Gold’s Gym in Douglasville, Ga. Personal trainer Joe Taylor provided tips and guided us on exercise routines to help achieve our goals. He was a major inspiration in that he pushed us when we felt like we couldn’t go on. With this in mind, realize that in addition to offering expertise in fitness, a personal trainer is effective in pushing you when those “giving up” moments arise, holding you accountable in achieving your goals, and offering support in your efforts.

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Add Your Artistic Glitz, Glam... Mix With Lots of Fun

Add Your Artistic Glitz, Glam... Mix With Lots of Fun

Adding bling or subtle gems to accentuate your beauty on your wedding day is a must. Donning a lovely necklace, bracelet, and earrings will increase the brilliance of your look and those of your bridesmaids. To achieve that special flair, I visited Pamela Fox, U Design Jewelry independent representative, at her jewelry design studio in Douglasville… and what a treat! When I walked in, my eyes were greeted with an amazing selection of colorful Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, glass beads, and wooden beads.

Pamela provided expertise in ways to creatively add glitz to your big day in a memorable, exciting way… 

  • “The bride can come in and create jewelry to complement her gown,” she says. Bring in a photo of your gown to help you design a set of jewelry that will suit the style and color of your dress.