Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 GBK Pre Emmy Gifting Suite

For as long as i can remember i have been interested in Celebrity culture. It all intrigued me, made me curious & most importantly, inspired me. I wanted to be a part of it, and in Hollywood that is truly is a possibility. And I sure have made the most of it! Last Friday I had the AMAZING opportunity to attend the 2013 GBK Pre Emmy gifting suite, and let's just say it had me feeling like a celebrity.
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When we first entered the GBK Pre Emmy gifting suite at the W Hotel in Hollywood we did my favorite thing... hit the Red Carpet (sponsored by Tidy Cats - light weight 24/7 Performance).  There's no better way to start off an event then feeling like a celebrity on the Step & Repeat.
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From there we scoped out the scene and checked out the first gifting area complete with sips from Sequin Wines (so sparkly, light & fun), nibbles from Blondies Cookies and  a manicure & eyelash station (complete with freebies) Kiss fake lashes & from imPRESS press on manicures (SO nineties rad, i loved it!).
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As we moved on to the next room my was energy buzzing (or maybe it was the Sequin Wine sips...) where we got hooked up by HEADWARE, learned about Planet Eco & got rad photobooth action from Action Flipbooks. We also got snacks from Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine & Ike's Sandwiches.
I was really excited to see Ike's rep the BAY AREA at the GBK pre Emmy gifting suite!!
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What more could a girl ask for? Oh a run in with Joey Tribiani - Mr. Matt Le Blanc himself.

How you doing? Well thanks sir for asking - I'm doing pretty DAMN well! 
Thank you Mr. LeBlanc!
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We also had the opportunity to meet (and get gifted by) reps from The Artisan Group, Sb Collections, TC intimates, Helzberg Diamonds, Lovely Candies & the Sweat Shop La. It was also nice to chat with The Creative Coalition, Lambda Legal, and GUARDaHEART Foundation all doing their part to spread social awareness & responsibility to the world via celebrities, which was really nice to see.
We had an amazing time and thank you so much for GBK Productions for having us out! Here is a video of the event covered by Bombasic TV where you can see more of our day at the GBK Pre Emmy Gifting suite!
Thanks again to GBK Productions and all the Sponsors! 
Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Peroni Presents Jerome Rousseau's 5th year Anniversary

One thing i love about LA is the endless opportunities there are to meet really radical people, who do really awesome things. On tuesday I had the opportunity to attend Jerome Rousseau's 5th year anniversary party sponsored by Peroni at the Petite Ermitage in West Hollywood. It was so nice to check out the line, meet Jerome and even rub elbows with actresses & celebrities all while sipping on some cold brewed Peroni's. Make sure to check out the radical line and click here for more pictures from the event!
Aren't these just amazing?
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Happy Thursday everyone, and remember to put your best foot forward (in some fancy heels of course!).

Thursday, August 22, 2013

One Dress a Day

Last week I had the opportunity to check out some of the dresses from One Dress a Day Dot Com. And as a fan of party dresses, you know I loved it! The dresses were totally unique and perfect for a variety of occasions. It was an honor to check out the dresses in person and to learn more about the website.
To find out more about the site check out the video about the site here:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Day With Zindigo at the #TRBeachhouse

There are some days i have to pinch myself and remind myself that this is real life, and Monday was definitely one of those days! From the moment I was sent the invitation to attend the Zindigo takes Malibu preview to day i stepped foot in the #TRBeachhouse I was giddy with excitement, to say the least.
Spending the day previewing a radical new e-commerce boutique website whilst chilling at a Malibu beach house? um, YES PLEASE!! And the day was all that i imagined and more. We spent the day snacking on a catered spread and sipping on voli light cocktails; all while checking out the amazing lines like Stella Valle & Rx Genesys (carried on Zindigo) in the Luxury of a Malibu beach house. I was one happy girl to say the least! And i am so honored to have had the opportunity to met an array of amazing people and learn about some really radical brands.
Here are some images from my Monday in Malibu:
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Thank you so much to the Zindigo Team & Pivotal PR for having us on out on Monday and make sure to check out Zindigo. My Zindigo shop will be set up soon, so I'll be sure to keep you updated!
Happy Thursday y'all!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dream Awake

About this time last year i started getting the acting bug down here in LA. I mean to be honest i had the acting bug my whole life. I always dreamed of being a movie star and being in the limelight. But that's where that idea always lived, in my dreams. Minus a few drama classes here and there, I never let that dream live anywhere but inside my own head. I didn't even dare share my crazy idea with anyone but myself. That is until I moved to Hollywood.

my seventh grade drama class picture
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When I moved down here I was surrounded with people perusing their own dreams, many of them actually booking jobs and  making money on their wild & crazy dreams (who'da thunk?!). And that was a phenomenon I have never actually witnessed in person before. To me making money off your dreams was something i had only read about or saw on TV, i had never actually seen anyone pull it off.

Even after all my years of watching Oprah and hearing "do what you love" I never could fully figure out how to put that concept into fruition in my own life. For some reason I felt guilty perusing my own selfish dream. And for whatever reason I was somewhat embarrassed to admit I wanted to be an actress. So instead I choose the path of becoming a teacher. And teaching was a good choice for me because educating and inspiring people is something I am truly passionate about, but unfortunately a teaching career did not fulfill all my desires.

My passion & love is truly in the fantasy world and in the make believe. I believe in the romantic, the wonderful and the impossible. Acting my way to play pretend, and share my fantastical ideas, as well as my real life emotions i have faced. As much as I love it it, acting is not easy for me. It's hard and it hurts. And it makes me feels awkward and uncomfortable; but the thrill and adrenaline rush i get from nailing scene is one of the best feelings i have ever had. So far acting class has been the best therapy i have ever had in my life. I am so happy i finally let my dream of being an actress out of my head and let my dream enter the real world. It's amazing what can happen when those dreams in our heads meet reality.

Dreams are thoughts and feeling we should never be ashamed of and should never hold in. Think how amazing our world could be if we all filled it up with our dreams? I mean, I don't know about you, but I would sure love to live in a dream filled fantasy world. And that's what i'm doing here in Hollywood; making my dreams a reality. What are you doing to today to make your crazy dreams come true? Even if it's just thinking about it, writing about it or (if you dare) share it (them) with someone will a make that dream just a bit closer to reality. And don't ever be silly like me and think it's selfish to peruse your own dream. Think about any person you look up to or anyone that has changed the world (big or small), and what if they had kept their to their selves?

 Happy Tuesday and go dream away!! I will!!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly Wants: SoCal Summer

Summer is just around the corner (and so is my thirty first birthday ... WOW!) so it's about time to start thinking about what I'll be rocking around town. From hanging at the Malibu, to rocking it out at  Hollywood events; i'm gonna need gear I can rock while i longboard in Venice in (Andy took me out for my first lesson yesterday & I can't wait to be a skater girl with him this summer!!) and 'fits ready for the LA social scene. Here are a few styles/pieces i am eyeing to rock this 31st summer of mine... It's gonna be a good one, I can tell!!

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Have a greta monday y'all!!

xoxo Amber

Friday, May 17, 2013

Style Icon: Dazed & Confused

Tonight I am headed to a Dazed and Confused themed party at Anthony Meindl's (where I have been studying for 8 months now) so naturally i had to google some screen shots to get some inspiration for tonight's outfit. I mean who doesn't love rocking bell bottoms, tees, and tube socks. I know I sure do, and what's not to love about a coming to age movie based in the 70's? I sure know I feel like I have a bit of seventies-ness in me and what better excuse to bring that out then tonight. Plus this party is gonna have a keg old school high school party style and I love pretending I'm still a senior in high school. here are some images getting me in the mood for tonight's party...

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P.S. Vanessa thank yo for getting me hooked on the movie back in the day love you!!!