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If you haven’t heard of the Sparkly Ladies Night party that takes place in Marietta, Ohio the first Saturday of every December,  I’m about to share some exciting information.  You’ve heard that expression, “all dressed up and no place to go” right?  Well, here’s a fantastic opportunity to not only get all glammed up, but also enjoy an awesome night out with the ladies!  I’ve teamed up with Andi Roberts of Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy to supply a hint with this year’s theme.  Last year we took you back to the prohibition days where the dames kicked back in a smokey speakeasy.

So what’s this year’s theme you ask?  Here’s a hint from yours truly. Check out the black and white photo above.  Where do you think you would find me?

Fashion is my expertise and if I had it my way we’d be heading to The Big Apple to shop for an iconic wrap-dress by the one and only Diane von Furstenberg (just like the one I found here in the Hot Tomato wardrobe).   Did you know she invented this design?   The frock is flattering, versatile, and easy to wear, pack, and style. All I can say is that I would wear something like this to Sparkly Ladies Night for this year’s theme and add some much needed bling! Just like runway fashion, don’t be afraid to go over the top because it’d welcome at this place during it’s time.

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So where would you find me?  Send your guess to the following email:

sparklyladiesnight@gmail.com

If you guess correctly, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a set of tickets.  Good luck to all of you and hope to see you there!

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

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My Night as a Sparkly Lady

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POP, FIZZ, CLINK!  Those were some of the sounds you heard during this year’s Sparkly Ladies Night.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to become part of the Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy glam squad.  I’m over the moon excited about this and with the new year it can only keep going up from here!  I have a few other things in the works and can’t wait to share the dates when the time is right.

If you’ve been following me on my journey, you probably read my post about “Capturing the Dreamer.”  I mentioned my “initiation” in becoming a Hot Tomato.  The Sparkly Ladies Night was my time to really help a dream come to fruition.  As you know I am a “faithful dreamer,” so assisting someone else in making their dream come true, well that is just a fantastic feeling.  For the first year of the takeover it really came together and we had a wonderful response.  The years to come will get even bigger and better.

Every doll-face was having a grand time in our re-creation of a 1920’s speakeasy.  All of the ladies looked fabulous and I was impressed with how everyone went all out for their looks! One of the best things about this party was that everyone was from different backgrounds and age groups, yet all having a lovely time with another.  You saw women dancing on the bar and even getting their mugshots taken (I mean it WAS during prohibition and we felt like being naughty).   Who doesn’t love a good theme party?

Below are the sultry ladies and masterminds of the Hot Tomato Pin-up Academy that I’ll be working alongside. Love them already!  If you’ve EVER thought about taking pin-up style or boudoir photos, these ladies are the ones to bring your vision to help bring to life and make you feel beautiful, sexy, cute, etc.  And since you’re following my blog right now, you know how I adore fashion and pride myself on making women feel confident. I’ll be there to help style and put you at ease as well.  You can message me or the Hot Tomato gals too. Visit their website to view their portfolio and contact information at www.hottomatopinupacademy.com

Below you’ll see a glimpse of some of the decor that we used to help transform The River Town Grill on Second Street in downtown Marietta, Ohio.  It was the ideal space for us to use for the 20’s.  All of the brick along with the dim lighting contributed perfectly for the aesthetic we were going for. The staff and team were truly amazing and we really want to give them a huge thank you!  ESPECIALLY for having to deal with all of the glitter.

If you’ve heard of this party and have been curious to check it out next year, I’ve got a treat for you! Below is a sneak peek of all the fun the ladies had this year.  If you would like to find your mugshot below to put on your facebook click here.

And CLEARLY I had a blast!  Rockin’ out like always 🙂 ❤

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Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney