BAG: "Black clutch from J.Crew."
JEANS: "Black skinny legging-jeans from Guess. So comfy!"
STYLE ROLE MODEL: "Jackie O for being classic, Jenna Lyons for being inventive"
HAIRSTYLIST: "I bounce around too much to name one."
LIP COLOR: "A hint of a natural pink or red goes a long way."
MAKEUP ARTIST: "When I produce a photo shoot I always try to book Sorella or Gene Juarez. They're both amazing and can do any look."
MASCARA: "Giorgio Armani. Best $30 I've spent on makeup."
FACIALIST: "Skoah, they’re awesome!"
FRAGRANCE: "Happy by Clinique, I know, so cliché but I don’t care."
JEWELRY: "I love statement necklaces from Francesca's."
SKIN CARE: "Enough soap to wash my makeup off."
VACATION SPOT: "My favorite city in the world is London. My favorite place to let the stress melt away is Kauai. Mount Rainier is my favorite place to explore in the Northwest."
BAG: "My current bag Gucci Microguccisima"
JEANS: "7 FAM Dark Wash Skinny's"
STYLE ROLE MODEL: "Giovanna Bataglia & Mirasolva Duma adore their fashion sense and attention to details"
HAIRSTYLIST: "My cousin Salvatore Minardi"
LIP COLOR: "Smashbox Electric Pink"
MAKEUP ARTIST: "My sister forever Denise Del Russo"
MASCARA: "Maybelline Great Lash Blackestblack"
FACIALIST: "DePasquale Salon"
FRAGRANCE: "Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb"
JEWELRY: "Diamond Stud Earrings everyday, bold statement watch and layered Hermes bangles"
SKIN CARE: "Clairins and Laura Mercier specifically the scrub love"
VACATION SPOT: "Monaco"
If age and weather patterns were synonymous, this past year of 31 would be a Category 5 Hurricane with wind speeds of 160 mph. Not everything in its path was destroyed, but I sure as hell had to rebuild.
What I've come to realize is that rebuilding is both a trying and beautiful process. Finding the right elements and pieces to fit back into your once steady "house" is no walk in the park. However, having your foundation never flounder is one of life's biggest blessings.
Those of you who have contributed to ensuring my foundation was rock solid know who you are. I love each and every one of you!
My heart is full, my eyes wide open and arms outstretched. 32, give me a hug.
BAG: "I have a serious bag problem, which means I have no one favorite, but I’m carrying a fabulous Paul’s Boutique bag right now."
JEANS: I’m not a big jeans girl, but I am in the market for a perfect pair, because I don’t love any of the ones I have.
STYLE ROLE MODEL: "I’ve never really had a role model (for anything), but currently, I love Rachel Bilson’s style."
HAIRSTYLIST: "Drew DeLaney at Velvet Salon Studios in Chamblee."
LIP COLOR: "Any striking fuchsia–a current favorite is MAC Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous (out soon)."
MAKEUP ARTIST: "I do my own!"
MASCARA: "Benefit BadGal–I am fiercely loyal to this stuff!"
FACIALIST: "Amy Leavell Bransford at The Aviary in Atlanta."
FRAGRANCE: "Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum (the original)"
JEWELRY: "Bauble Bar, Iosselliani, Tom Binns."
SKIN CARE: "Really hard to say in my line of work, but favorite brands include Dermalogica, Mario Badescu and Boscia"
VACATION SPOT: "Anywhere that I can sleep late, not check my email and get a spa treatment."
There are opportunities and then there are opportunities of a lifetime. This is one of them. A year ago, I embarked on an exciting journey by opening up my own business, JVP Media. At that time, it was the perfect moment to fulfill a lifelong goal and with support from family and friends, soon became a reality. I have worked with some incredible brands and together, we have achieved great success. Two weeks ago I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. In approximately one month, I will join a technology company that I believe will become as synonymous as a Google, Pinterest or Facebook. It is with great excitement that I share with my followers and friends that I have accepted a full-time position with Porch.com as their Media Relations lead. The JVP Media blog will continue as I wind down with my current clients. A big thank you goes out to the following: Aimee Carpenter, Whitney Stern, Harley Franco, Emily Bratkovich, Mark Stiefel, Alix Hernandez, Angela Rosen, P3R Publicity, Mariah Gentry, Kyle Bartlow, Kristine Johannes, Cresta Bledsoe, Paul Etsektson, Lauren Sato, Carly Burns, Cameron Levin, M.A. Simonetti, Sasha Muir, DT Levy, Asha Sharma, Ronnie Castro, Matt Ehrlichman and all my family and friends for making this possible.