I’m a wife, mother, sister, friend, entrepreneur and creator of Fashionista Flea Market, HotMommaHaute Box, Bump in the City, the Hot Momma Haute Experience and Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show.
The creator of the Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show, hailing from New Orleans, this southern belle has always had a passion for fashion, storytelling through writing, and event conception. During her pregnancy with her first child, she became dedicated to chronicling her experiences of how pregnant women can maintain their sense of style while even toting a baby bump – thus she created BBB! Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show is an interactive lifestyle expo celebrating expecting moms, new moms and everyday moms featuring “Bump the Runway” fashion show and the Beauty and Bump Bar! Guests will experience the Moms Rock Lounge – featuring fab products and mom professionals, the Ultimate Healthy Station – from smoothies to salads, Pregnancy Row, and “The Face of the Day” – which is a fun way we randomly selected a ‘pregginista’ who embodies the brand of BBB – an expecting mom who brought style and sophistication to her pregnancy during the expo. Dedicated to chronicling experiences of how pregnant women can maintain their sense of style while toting a baby bump – Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show hits the road again in 2014 with events in Atlanta, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.
Fashionista Flea Market (FFM) is an outdoor open-air flea market bringing together fashionable women, bargain shoppers and fashionistas. With the success of FFM, we’ve started an FFM Affiliate Program where interested fashionistas can bring bargain shoppers together, build their own following and have an FFM business of their own in their city – from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Houston, Texas. The FFM season starts May through October yearly – and will be held twice a month on the same dates in various cities.
Additionally we have carved out signature ‘Hot Momma Haute Experience’ events – to connect fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers, vloggers and enthusiasts to network, to have open discussions and shared experiences.
Then HotMommaHaute Box is a must-have treat for all women. The box is a monthly subscription of 5-6 expertly curated beauty, lifestyle and fashion products from fragrance, nail, skincare, beauty, hair care, and fashion and lifestyle brands.
During NY Fashion Week, “Bump in the City” the limited edition stationary premiered in NYC with the fabulous celebrity mom, Nicole Ari Parker. Continuing in the theme of celebrating the expectant mom, I created a line of stationary bearing a custom illustration of 3 fabulous pregginistas. These notecards make a wonderful personal touch for sending thank you’ s or personal notes to friends and loved ones.
I participated in a video shoot, shared my personal story for Essence Fest’s 20-year Celebration as a native New Orleanian!
Capping off the year, WE Rock Awards presented me as the “Woman of the Year”.