Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle DC Expo Coverage

I had a wondrously amazing adventure at the FBLDC expo! Unfortunately, due to the horrendous parking situation surrounding the Washington Convention Center, I was limited to only 45 minutes, but I certainly made the most of it. There was TONS to see.

Here’s my experience:

Miss Jay Alexander with one of the members of the My Bougie Baby team.

Jon David Salon was offering free hair styling sessions

Mini Models! These pint sized fashionistas BROUGHT IT on the Runway. Clothing from MyBougie Baby

So many Vendors, So little time

Even HAIR was for Sale.

Free Makeovers!!!

The Beautiful Ladies of Kitty Kat Kolors nail polish

Miss Jay preparing for photo ops with guests

So, That concludes my 45 minute adventure at the FBLDC 2012. I had so much fun and am looking forward to next year! Hopefully, I can prepare myself better in relation to parking so that I can stay a lot longer. I also plan to register next year as PRESS so that I am allowed better access to certain things so that I can present them back to my fashion loving blog supporters.

Tootles until next time…

XoXo, Jada

Fashionable Causes: Hobo Couture Charity Photoshoot

I joined a meetup group called Fashionable Causes in Baltimore, and last Saturday they hosted a charity photoshoot. Anyone who attended donated $5.00 and the proceeds went to Children’s Cancer Research. It was a great event, in that I got a chance to take some awesome outfit of the day photos with Beatrice of and I also got a chance to meet the group for the first time, unfortunately, I couldn’t stay until the photoshoot started because Beatrice and I had to head to DC for the Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Expo, but I was still really glad that I went.

Here are my Outfit of the Day photos and a few other fun ones:

I’m wearing a black long sleeved top from H&M, Black Cargo Pants from Express, A leather vest with shearling lining from an estate sale, Assorted bracelets from my ArmCandy Post, Cyber lipstck from MAC, ALDO Multichain Necklace , ALDO Swarovski studs, CottonOn Sunglasses and Trouve’ Booties

Here are a few photos from the Fashionable Causes Meetup page. The following photos were not taken by me, nor do I claim ownership of them.

The Models are: Ariel, Sabrina, Salve and Victoria, Photographers are: AHB Photography, DLM Photography, and Michael T. Photography. Make-up: Roya

Top to Bottom: Victoria, Sabrina and Salve

Salve has KILLER bone structure and her eyes lure you in. She has such a beautiful uniqueness about her.

I Adore Ariel! She has this effortlessness about her posing. Her look is exotic and intriguing.

Ariel Again, I would have added all of the photos of this chick if I could. She’s Ah-May-Zing!

Next up is Victoria, I am LOVING this shot! The hair, the boots and the pose are EVERYTHING!

SABRINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is high fashion model written all over this chick. I honestly think that she could waltz into any modeling agency in New York and get hired. Her look is s dark and quirky, there’s no way that it doesn’t work.

The group (Left to Right): Victoria, Sabrina (top middle), Ariel (Bottom middle) and Salve

Overall, I think that the photos came out GREAT! I do wish that they had a few stylists attend, just to clean up some of the looks and make them look a little more “from the runway”, but in a nutshell, I like! Can’t wait for the next event.

Thats all for now

XoXo, Jada

Estate Sale Chronicles: Awesome Finds $10 or less

I went to my first estate sale last month and had an amazing time! Of course, I brought my fashion “other” Eura, who I used to blog with on HautenessCoutureious.Blogspot.Com, with me on my adventure. We started off at Starbucks:


My ensemble consisted of a White H&M Tank, Black H&M rider pants, Nine West Vintage Edition wide calf rider boots: $159.00, ALDO scarf: $18.00, Louis Vuitton Deauville Bag Retails: $1,600, M.A.C. Ruby Woo lipstick $15.00 and a Lane Bryant houndstooth cape: $50.00

Then, we were off to the estate sale. The clothes were outside and the bags and shoes were inside. I couldn’t get a photo of the bag/shoe room, but it was PACKED. Here are a few photos of the outside arrangement. Don’t let the surroundings fool you, there were tons of nice things:

Afterwards, we took a random detour to a park on my way to take Eura home, and this is was came of it:

To sum up this post, here are all of the goodies that I got at the estate sale, all under $10.00:

Mini Cross body Bag (No tag, Unknown Designer $5.00):

Leather backpack with Leopard print lid and gold buckle detailing $5.00:

Spiegel shoulder bag made with real Rabbit Fur (sorry PETA, didn’t know it was real) $5.00:

Shoulder bag, that I ended up gifting to Beatrice of $5.00:

Camel-Colored Leather and Fringe Blazer $10.00:

Leather and Shearling Vest $10.00:

2 pairs of beautiful Leather gloves (i”m OBSESSED with the black ones!) $2.00/set:

That’s all for now my loves! I didn’t realize how awesome estate sales were until now. I’m definitely on the hunt for more in the area, and when I do, I’ll update them to my “upcoming events” tab. Until next time….

XoXo, Jada

#OOTD (Outfit of the Day) 9/19/2012:Eura and I

So, FINALLY, Eura and I took a moment to randomly capture our ensembles this past Wednesday. It was a spontaneous photo op that ended up delivering really nice photos. I didn’t have my camera that day so I took all of our photos using an iPhone and it wasn’t until I did, that I realized how amazing the camera is.

Moving on, here are our OOTD photos!

Photo by: Eura Knox at the MSU Communication Building parking lot

Photo Taken By: Jada Hudson at MSU Communication building
IG Filtered, but still super awesome. Love the way the sun is gleaming
Finally a photo of Eura! It’s been ages! Check out the pop of Neon
YES! I actually do wear flats! To school anyway
Eura’s choice of footwear
My Arm Candy
Eura’s Arm Candy. J. Crew bracelet and reptile necklace
Nature! Love the background
I LOVE that “Gap” bag!!!!

Pulled hair back to feature studs
Express rider pants! Best part? They are OLIVE!

My ensemble consisted of a vintage oversized blazer, Express rider pants, a black H&M tank and Aldo “Cyphers” flats. I used to work at Aldo, so now I call all of my shoes by name.

Eura’s laptop is in surgery, so i’m sure he will update the breakdown of his ensemble once he gets it back. Notice that we’re both wearing Olive, purely coincidental. 

Random! I’m obsessed with Deadmau5 (pronounced: Deadmouse) right now! 

That’s about all for now! Until next time loveys!


#OOTD (Outfit of the Day) 9/20/2012: I Heart Vintage Dior

Hola fashion lovelys!

So, my wonderful friend Beatrice of went thrifting when she went home to Demascus, Md (hope i’m spelling that right) to visit her family. She ended up surprising me with a wonderful new addition to my Blazer collection: A vintage, double breasted, Christian Dior piece. I immediately DIED! I wore it yesterday for the third time!

Below are the photos from that mini-op:

My latest Obsession: Instagram; follow me at I_am_couture
Enjoying the wonderful weather outside of my school. 

Loving this angle

Arm Candy: $385 Burberry Nova check watch, $5 bracelet from Starbucks
for charity, $12 spiked bracelet $3 Peace sign beaded bracelet, $22 J. Crew
braided bracelet and Priceless gold and jade ring from Grandma

My first time attempting a jumping shot!
This was so random. I was supposed to be in the meeting, but the facilitator wasn’t there, so we decided to head into the sun and this was the product.
That’s about all for now honeys! Until Later….