Grand Opening of the Tonya Jones SalonSpa with B-Metro Magazine


Would you like to kick off the weekend early and enjoy some pampering? Well, you have come to the right place because I have the perfect treat for you!

Ladies, grab your besties and prepare for a fabulous afternoon jammed packed full of fun because the Tonya Jones SalonSpa is having its grand opening in Mountain Brook’s English Village TOMORROW, and you’re all invited! 

Join Tonya Jones SalonSpa and B-Metro Magazine for the grand opening of the new AVEDA lifestyle salon. The event will commence with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Oden and the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce outside the Tonya Jones SalonSpa in English Village at 4PM. “We hope all of our new neighbors and clients will come out and welcome us to English Village–we are here to serve them,” stated salon owner, Tonya Jones. “No other venue in English Village has been offering the comprehensive line of services and products we are bringing in. We believe this community deserves a convenient location that offers our top notch attention to elegance and detail. Best of all, our clients will always leave feeling beautiful.”

After the ribbon cutting, attendees will be given a tour of the salon space and free mini treatments, and the first 50 attendees will receive a Tonya Jones swag bag–oo la la! *wink* BUT the fabulousness does not stop there! The event will continue as the Tonya Jones SalonSpa will be offering FREE hair consultations, 20% off all TJSS retail items, exclusive giveaways, on-site spa treatments, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and MORE! Oh, it’s going to be so fabulous I can barely contain my excitement!


Could the event get any better? Absolutely! The VIP will be joining B-Metro Magazine and local blogger Tracy James of ChicMadeSimple for a live blogging extravaganza! We will be sharing live updates of the grand opening–So, if you cannot join us in person *sad face* there is no need to fret because you can keep up-to-date on all of the fun by following the VIP, B-Metro Magazine, and ChicMadeSimple during our live blogging adventures. To keep up with the VIP’s live coverage, please see the social media links below. Phew…what would we ever do without the internet *wink*

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Now, let’s chat giveaways…

Right now, the VIP is hosting a flash giveaway featuring a gift card for a manicure/pedicure at the Tonya Jones Salon Spa. Hurry to enter because this giveaway will end Thursday, February 20th at 3:00PM CST. You do not have to be present to win–just simply enter on the VIP’s Facebook page here :)

Giveaways at the event are as follows:

  • (1) $50.00 gift card to Another Broken Egg

  • (2) $25 gift cards to Full Moon BBQ

  • (1) $25.00 gift card to Heavenly Donut Co.

Please stay tuned to the VIP Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates about this event! I hope to see all of you there!


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


6th Annual The White Party 2013


The sixth annual The White Party benefiting Lindsay Ghee’s nonprofit organization, 4Legs4Justice Animal Advocate & Rescue, took place on August 2 at Iron City in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Wardrobe for this fabulous party was all white, all night as attendees enjoyed handcrafted drinks from the Iron City bar and the grooving tunes of The Atlanta Funk Society.




Iron City was a packed house as people jammed out to The Atlanta Funk Society and clinked their glasses to the charity organization 4Legs4Justice.


The best dressed ladies at the event were awarded with spectacular Swag Bags, and the kicking after parties took place at Innisfree and Nana Funks.


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Richard Danner, the White Carpet Emcee, at the sixth annual The White Party.

The Hosts and Hostesses of the sixth annual The White Party are as follows:
Jenn Cushing, Susan Rainey, Krista Ales, Megan McCarley, Ashley Pettey, Amy Roland, Akimi Golden, Melinda Musgrove, Whitney Dowling, Megan Evans, Lauren Pritchett, Lindsay Ghee, Ryan D’Alessio, Jason Reisman, Woody Ketchum, Casey Miller, Derick Purdy, Ken West, Hunter Lake, Austin Boyd, Birmingham GoKickball, Clay Boy Burton, Joseph Edens, Steven Bunch, Daniel Tourtellotte, Jonathan Bowman, Coley Smythe and Steve Abercrombie


To see more photos from The White Party, please visit the VIP Facebook page here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: All About Sunglasses


Hello, fabulous! It is that time of the week again on the VIP blog, and y’all know what that means–WEEKLY WHISTLE! Yay! This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about snazzy sunglasses. Every fashionista and fashionado needs AT LEAST ONE PAIR of sunnies for all occasions! Hm…I wonder what style of sunglasses I will add to my collection?

As I dream up my next pair of sunglasses, why don’t y’all enjoy this week’s Weekly Whistle! Remember, it is all about the fantabulous sunglasses!


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Special thanks to Jonathan Shalon Ballard for doing my makeup and modeling with me! Isn’t he fabulous!

gnoflyersmallerJoin me for a fabulous fashion show presented by Birmingham-based novelist Liza Elliott! There will be hot summer apparel from local stores and fashion shows every hour on the hour at The Summit Club in downtown Birmingham. Great local food trucks will be serving up the cuisine as we enjoy all of the fashion shows. Tickets purchased will benefit Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center.

For more information about this event and to purchase tickets ahead of time, please visit I cannot wait to see y’all there!

Related Article on See Jane Write by Javacia Bowser:


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

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Behind the Lenses: The History of Sunglasses–

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue:!current-issue/c113z


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

LA Green Boutique Spring Fashion Show 2013


Hello there, fashionistas! Welcome back to the VIP blog on this wonderful day! I recently attended the LA Green Boutique Spring Fashion Show in Starkville, Mississippi. It was ever so adorable!  What a fabulous way to show off the boutique’s new apparel!

LA Green did a fantastic job styling and finding beautiful models to walk their lovely Spring 2013 items down the runway! I took snapshots of some of my favorite ensembles to share with y’all! So, readers, enjoy these stellar outfits from LA Green Boutique! *Applause*


The “swag bags” at the fashion show were filled with all kinds of goodies! A copy of the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine, a coupon for buy one get one free VersaSpa treatment at World Color tanning salon, a 25% off coupon for any one item at Aspen Bay, 15% off any one item at LA Green, a $10 off any three month package at Midtown Pilates, and 15% off at Vitality Skin & Spa! Oo la la, time to get pampered!


The VIP ADORES floral shorts paired with a complementary hued blazer! Absolutely perfect for the temperamental spring weather in the South!


Don’t you just love coral accents on neutral pants! What a luscious look! I totally need these terrific trousers in my wardrobe!



A super cute peplum top with a pinch of gold at the waist is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather in complete style!


I am totally obsessed with coral for spring! It is such a subtle bright that brings a smile to everyone’s face.


Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! That is all I can say about this amazing ensemble from LA Green Boutique!


The VIP is infatuated with a spectacular statement necklace paired and with a white embellished top!

Attending the LA Green Boutique Spring Fashion Show has me ready for Spring Break! All the vibrant hues, sweet silhouettes, and exciting embellishments are simply divine! I loved every outfit that walked down the runway….I must have everything at LA Green Boutique!


Want to see more of what LA Green Boutique has to offer? Check them out on Facebook and fall in love!

If you live near the Starkville, Mississippi area, stop by and take a look at all of their fantastically fabulous choices! Also, do not forget to tell them the Vintage Inspired Passionista sent you:)

Location: 500 Russell Street Suite 5, Starkville, MS Contact: (662) 324-6280 &


Oh, my! Seeing all these spring fashions is getting me so super pumped for Birmingham Fashion Week, February 23-March 2! It is going to be such fun and filled with fabulous fashions! You can keep up with BFW events @! If you are interested in tickets to Birmingham Fashion Week, you can purchase tickets and view the schedule of events @! I hope to see many of my rad readers there!


If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section!

Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @!

Like the VIP on Facebook to keep up with the latest VIP news and sneak peeks!





Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn