3 Generations Wearing BluKat Design

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My grandmother, Barbara Plymon Fulcher, my mom, Chasidy Fulcher Hathorn, and me, Abigail Hathorn (yes…I felt the need to include my full name even though everyone calls me Abby! haha)

Hello, my wonderful readers! I am so excited to share with y’all three generations wearing BluKat Design Earrings! It was not easy talking my mom into taking photos…she says that she cannot have her picture taken because she is in a witness protection program–this is totally not true haha.

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After each photo, my mom and grandmother insisted on previewing each one on the camera.  My mom, frustrated with her look and round face, would change her expression–smiling in some, pouty face in others, and even going “Blue Steel” in a photo or two…we love Ben Stiller movies…well, we love all kinds of movies…especially 80s….

After I saw this picture, I told my dad that it looked like a family portrait from the 70s!
After I saw this picture, I told my dad that it looked like a family portrait from the 70s!

Also, notice that we are all wearing shades of red! Truth is, we did not plan this AT ALL! I had spent the night at my Maw Maw and Paw Riley’s house the night before…just like when I was a wee tike….When momma and deddy arrived the next day to pick me up, I was still in my pajamas. I had totally forgotten about taking the three generation wearing BluKat Design pictures! In a panic, I ran to my vintage green suitcase and grabbed some denim shorts and the first blouse that was top–a red tank. As I was rushing to get dressed, I was also trying to once again convince my mom that she was going to have her picture taken no matter what–it is a constant battle with her over having her photo taken…I have no idea what I am going to do with her…she makes me want to pull my hair out…whining about why she doesn’t like it…oh, mothers these days…what are we gonna’ do with ’em? ;)

1...2...3...BLUE STEEL FACE!
1…2…3…BLUE STEEL FACE!
This man right here is my best friend in the entire world! I grew up following my Paw Riley everywhere he went...so he nicknamed me "his shadow"...I will have to tell all of y'all some Paw Riley adventures another day...for now, just know that he is amazing:) We threatened to put BluKat earrings on him so he could be in the picture too...he said "no" and laughed...but I probably could have convinced him ;)
This man right here is my best friend in the entire world! I grew up following my Paw Riley everywhere he went…so he nicknamed me “his shadow”…I will have to tell all of y’all some Paw Riley adventures another day…for now, just know that he is amazing:) We threatened to put BluKat earrings on him so he could be in the picture too…he said “no” and laughed…but I probably could have convinced him ;)
As you can see, when I am around my family--I am anything but serious! Now that I think about it...my silliness is probably genetic! haha
As you can see, when I am around my family–I am anything but serious! Now that I think about it…my silliness is probably genetic! haha
My mom and I holding the poem I wrote for her for Mothers' Day titled "This, That, and a Princess Hat"...best Mother's Day gift ever!
My mom and I holding the poem “This, That, and a Princess Hat” I wrote for her for Mothers’ Day…best Mother’s Day gift ever!
What can I say? We love us some Paw Riley!
What can I say? We love us some Paw Riley!
Love these two ladies...I do not know what I would do without their amazing support and knowledge!
Love these two ladies…I do not know what I would do without their amazing support and knowledge!

Get your own BluKat Design earrings by clicking here! The VIP and her family simply adore them! BluKat Design earrings are so versatile, and women of all ages can sport them fabulously!

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Also, check BluKat Design’s blog ” BluKat Kraft”! Click here.

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Join me May 21 for a fabulous fashion event–Sunset In Miami!

“Joelle Salon presents Sunset in Miami, headlined by 2012 Miss Alabama, Anna Laura Bryan. The poolside affair will bring the community together for the benefit of local non-profit, “P.A.W.S. for Autism,” a charity designed to bring service dogs to children faced with autism.

Where? The Hill in Homewood, Alabama

When: May 21, 7-9pm

Featured Fashions: Gus Mayer & The Clothes Tree

Stylist: Southern Femme

Hair: Joelle Salon

Makeup: Gus Mayer Cosmetic Professionals

*Tickets may be purchased in advance through Joelle Salon or by walk-up @ the event for $30.00*

I cannot wait to see all of my fabulous fans there for a spectacular fashion show! It is going to be quite the treat!

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Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP “Where the Mind Goes While Sitting Under the Dryer”: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/05/08/the-adventures-of-the-vip-where-the-mind-goes-while-sitting-under-the-dryer/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Meet the Band: Wayward Priest

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Hello, hello, hello VIP readers! Today, I am going to tell y’all about one of my new favorite bands–Wayward Priest, a talented, fun, spirited group with a magnificent passion for music.  Wayward Priest’s Southern twist on musical artists like Jason Mraz and Stevie Nicks creates a style that is fun and appealing to everyone!  When listening to their music, I cannot deicide if I want to get up and dance or relax by the pool…perhaps, I should dance by the pool.  Problem solved.

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Before I watched Wayward Priest recording at Studio 115A, I did not realize how much hard work went into making an album. It is truly incredible how Wayward Priest recorded the amount of songs they did in just one day! My parents and I spent the entire day filming and photographing behind the scenes videos and photos, admiring the groups phenomenal musical talents, and laughing with the band! What a fabulous day!

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Not only did I get to be in the recording studio with the band, but I also had lunch with all the members at Pizza Hut in Columbus, Mississippi. Everyone laughed, ate pizza, drank sweet tea, and enjoyed the simple things in life like family and friends. I absolutely loved the experience of watching Wayward Priest record, and I would not trade it for the world! To see a little bit of the fun and meet the band on my latest YouTube videos! Click here for Meet the Band. Click here for Behind the Scenes.

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If you are in the Columbus, Mississippi area and interested in acoustic and electric guitar lessons OR bass and mandolin lessons, contact Denis McKay of Studio 115A which is a professional recording and production studio! (662)889-2829 OR tele5560@yahoo.com

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When I got back home to Birmingham, I went through over two hours of video from that day and about 200 pictures. Trying to narrow it all down has been one of the hardest projects the VIP has done to date! I hope y’all enjoy the videos as much as I enjoyed making them:)

Visit Columbus, Mississippi May 18 to see Wayward Priest in action! More details coming soon–stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page! I would love to dance and have lots of fun with my dear fans:)

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To see more photos, check out the VIP Facebook page! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Designers, Dog Treats, & Vines

IMG_6301 Well, hello there, VIP readers! It has been a super busy week for me between studying for exams and meeting  fabulous and terrific people and designers at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama! It was such a delight to meet and interview designer Gene Kargan of Lola and Sophie–whose blouses are so versatile and super flattering! I absolutely cannot wait to blog about the spectacular sun yellow Lola and Sophie blouse I got! Ahh It is so so SO cute!

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The VIP and designer Gene Kargan of Lola and Sophie with our precious furbabies Mattie and Sophie!

Guess who else I met?  Come on…take a guess!  No, I did not meet Ellen DeGeneres…although that would be a dream come true…Don’t you just love her show! IMG_6349 Okay…no more guesses because I cannot contain my excitement any longer! I met and chatted with renowned Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak! Oh, fashionistas! Karolina has a fabulous and strategic eye for creating sophisticated clothing that make women feel confident and empowered.

Sneak Peek! This was before the horrid poison ivy incident....
Sneak Peek of the “vine” incident…

This is just a sneak peek of the VIP’s week…I do not want to spoil all of the fabulousness! Phew, it has been a busy week. After I post this blog, there is much more work to be done! Three videos to make, interview blogs to write, photos to edit…oh, speaking of editing photos…there was actually a minor…well, major issue with the “vines” photo shoot as it has been labeled at the Hathorn house…At the end of the day, it was totally worth it! Whoa…I just remembered I have exams next week! Note to self: Study and make flashcards.

Makeup: Jonathan Shalon Ballard
Makeup by Jonathan Shalon Ballard
Mattie striking a pose at The Summit! She sported my vintage pearl necklace and crochet flower from StephieGknits!
Mattie striking a pose at The Summit! She sported my vintage pearl necklace and crochet flower from StephieGknits!
Sophie (doggy of Lola and Sophie) adored all of the attention at Gus Mayer!
Sophie (doggy of Lola and Sophie) adored all of the attention at Gus Mayer!
I am so in love with Karolina Zmarlak's Fall/Winter 2013 collection! It is so sleek and chic!
I am so in love with Karolina Zmarlak’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection! It is so sleek and chic!
Thank you Shalon, baby, for making my makeup beyond fabulous! Stop by Gus Mayer in Birmingham, AL for a glamorous experience! What fashionista does not love finding new fashion pieces and getting a new makeup look?!
Thank you, Shalon, for making my makeup beyond fabulous! Stop by Gus Mayer in Birmingham, AL for a glamorous experience! Clothes and makeup…does it get any better?!
Even Mattie loves shopping trips to Gus Mayer!
Even Mattie loves shopping trips to Gus Mayer!

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Lovely puppy treats at the Lola and Sophie trunk show! All of the shoppers enjoyed bringing their furbabies along for a shopping spree!
Lovely puppy treats at the Lola and Sophie trunk show! All of the shoppers enjoyed bringing their furbabies along for a shopping spree!
Treats by Generation Dog: Where Dogs Are Family!

Phew! What a week it has been! Now, time to go work on interview blogs, videos, photos, and of course, studying for exams! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks on the Facebook page! IMG_6388

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Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

Shoes: Gus Mayer at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama
Shoes: Gus Mayer at The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Turquoise, Dots, and Vintage Rides

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Oh. My. Goodness. VIP readers…all of this preparing for school exams is going to be the death of me! So many books and so little time…enough about that!

Welcome back to the VIP blog for yet another wonderful Weekly Whistle! Mhmm…this week’s weekly whistle is a humdinger! Let’s see what it is….

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Blouse: Gus Mayer (Birmingham, AL), Michael Stars

Pants: New York & Co.

Heels: Jessica Simpson

Hat: World Market

Necklace: Personal Vintage Collection

Bracelet: StephieGknits

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Yay for turquoise, polka dots, and of course, vintage rides! Ahh! I just love my Michael Stars shirt from Gus Mayer! It is so versatile and cute! In the near future…I am going to show three different ways to wear my fabulous Michael Stars from Gus Mayer! It is going to be so much fun and spectacular!

Want your own lovely StephieGknits bracelet? Visit her Etsy shop and fall in love with all the amazing jewelry and precious knits! http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephieGknits?ref=search_shop_redirect

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Okay…now, it is time to get back to the books! Tah tah for now VIP fashionistas! Tune in to my Facebook page for some super awesome sneak peek photos from today’s photo shoot! Who says rain cannot be fun and fashionable?!

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/17/the-adventures-of-the-vip-dive-into-the-history-of-makeup/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Bobbi Brown Makeover with Jamie Gummere

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Hello, hello, hello VIP readers! So, I had the most amazing makeup experience of MY LIFE at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama! Jamie Gummere, professional makeup artist with Bobbi Brown, created the VIP a spectacular spring look that is so fun and sweet! I have some upcoming tutorial makeup videos where Jamie Gummere answers the VIP’s makeup questions, explains different makeup application techniques, demonstrates how to put on gel eyeliner, and much more! Oh, what fun it is getting makeovers and being a girly girl! Thank you, Gus Mayer, for introducing me to the fabulous Bobbi Brown line! It is so so SO amazing!

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I have sensitive skin, so finding makeup that does NOT cause a skin reaction is quite the challenge. Since the beginnings of my wearing makeup, I have tried a variety of brands that advertised products made for sensitive skin. After many trips to various makeup counters, I finally found a color that did not make me look like a Cheese Nip, however, my skin still reacted to it…disappointment.  After that, I just gave up…I thought finding a skin friendly foundation was absolutely hopeless…but then, I had a Bobbi Brown makeover! I will admit that I went in a little skeptical, but Jammie Gummere (Bobbi Brown artist) matched my color perfectly, found me stunning skin friendly products, and gave me a fun new look for spring!

Oh, Bobbi Brown makeup is a miracle for me and my sensitive skin! The base is not heavy…or itchy; it feels light and airy while giving full coverage. The eye shadow selection is magnificent, and do not even get me started on the hydrating lip balm!  I am so impressed with Bobbi Brown cosmetics!

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For all of you who have wondered what the VIP looks like without makeup, this picture is for y’all! No, it is not like the shocking paparazzi pictures we see of Snookie or a Kardashian without makeup…

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See the finale of the makeover on my next YouTube video! Ooo just talking about

it makes me even more excited to show y’all!

Want to know how to choose the perfect bronzer! See my upcoming YouTube video

where professional makeup artist, Jamie Gummere, gives tips on picking the right

shade of bronzer for your skin color!

Also, stay tuned to the Vintage Passionista channel for more makeup tips and

tutorials! Oh, you will not want to miss them, VIP fans!

www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

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Stop by Gus Mayer today for a fabulous Bobbi Brown experience!

Also, join me at Gus Mayer April 18 for the Poppin’ Girl’s Night Out! See their

Facebook page for details!

https://www.facebook.com/gusmayerbham/events

www.gusmayer.com

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Check out more of Jamie Gummere’s awesome makeovers on her website!

www.paintmeprettymakeup.com

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Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for a peek inside my life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Twitter: @Abbysauce_

Instagram: @VintagePassionista

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista

Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Latest Real Media (Real Story Publishing) Article: http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/04/10/the-adventures-of-the-vip-on-the-road-in-columbus/

Town and Gown Magazine April Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/april2013

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn