Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Champagne and Diamonds Event in NYC - Royal Asscher Diamonds, Where Luxury Meets HEART!

Last week I was invited to a Champagne and Diamonds Event, and I have to admit, being born in the month of April (which makes Diamonds my birthright ahem I mean birthstone) I was quite a bit intrigued about what the night would bring! As a girl who of course loves Diamonds, I already knew that the Asscher Cut Diamonds are considered to be among the Worlds Finest. And now the 21st Century brings The Royal Asscher Cut, a signature diamond cut for Royal Asscher.

It is very rare for a brand to open their doors and allow you in for a full behind the scenes no holds barred sneak peek. And bloggers, editors and socialites alike enjoyed an evening in New York City's infamous Diamond District sipping Champagne and learning all about the history of the Asscher Diamond Company run by Fifth and Sixth Generation Asschers upholding a 160 year old tradition of Diamond excellence and innovation. Over 90% of Royal Asscher Diamonds are above VS2 clarity!

An Amazing History:

Both the Excelsior and Cullinan Diamond's were cleaved by the Asscher Family, specifically by Abraham Asscher (Excelsior - 997 carats) and Joseph Asscher (Cullinan - 3,105 carats) respectively. The two largest stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond, called Cullinan 1 and Cullinan 2 can be found in Great Britain's Crown Jewels.

Edward Asscher stands in front of a photo of his Grandfather, Joseph Asscher as he cleaves the Cullinan Diamond

Getting the chance to learn of the company's history and charitable works directly from Edward Asscher was certainly un-forgettable, and team Asscher couldn't have been more personable or more welcoming.

Replica of the Imperial State Crown which contains the Cullinan 1 and 2 Diamonds

The replica for Kate Middleton's Diamond Tiara was also on display and while this isn’t Kate’s official tiara, nor is it the tiara she wore on her wedding day, the tiara was inspired by Kate and is an absolute stunner! (See Photo Below):

Kate Middleton Tiara designed by Royal Asscher’s Reena Ahluwalia

Where Luxury Meets Heart

The Asscher Family has made a commitment to Social Good that extends way beyond just avoiding 'blood diamonds', they don't source from Sierra Leone so all of their Diamonds are considered 'conflict free' but despite the fact they don't use Diamonds from Sierra Leone, they still give back to Africa. They have three main iniatives that I wanted to share with Ascending Butterfly readers because I love when brands find ways to give back!

Stars of Africa:

The Stars of Africa Collection (named after the largest Diamond ever found, The Star of Africa (aka Cullinan Diamond), is a fundraising initiative launched in 2009,  to improve the infrastructure in Africa by creating funding for healthcare, education and self-sufficiency programs with a portion of the proceeds from each piece in the Stars of Africa Collection. The collection is incredibly fashion forward (it includes rings, pendants, cufflinks, colliers and earrings) and have been fondly nicknamed by many 'The Diamond Snow Globes' as the Diamonds are suspended in a silicone fluid that allows them to appear to float.

Stars of Africa Diamond Rings

The floating diamond part came from my love affair with snow globes. It’s always so mesmerizing, I can't stop staring at them, and I have noticed many agree with me. It is such a beautiful concept; it keeps you looking at it all day.” – Lita Asscher

I have to admit to being a bit obsessed with this collection, as it combines two joys of mine, Diamonds (which are certainly this April Baby's best friend) and GIVING. I got to meet Lita Asccher, Royal Asscher's President, during the Champagne and Diamond's event and her passion for helping the people of Sierra Leone is very much infectious!

The Diamond Empowerment Fund - A non-profit international organization


Founded in 2007, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.

Seven Bar

Royal Asscher Special Collection in support of Seven Bar Foundation. A Foundation which empowers women via microfinance by helping them out of poverty and into business. Available on CoutureLab. Every sale results in a 25% retail profit to benefit the Foundation and women around the world.

Edward Asscher hinted that another philanthropic effort is in the works and once I have more details I'll be sure to share it with you my butterflies!

More behind the scenes photos:

Left: Lita Asscher Right: Edward Asscher, Father and Daughter face behind the Royal Asscher Brand

Had my camera had burst mode, I would have caught a very sweet kiss on the cheek that Edward gave Lita!

Left: Lita Asscher, Center: Ascending Butterfly, Right: Edward Asscher

Left: Ascending Butterfly, Center: Edward Asscher, Right: Mama Butterfly

I love that Royal Asscher is where Luxury meets Heart. The Asscher Family is incredibly down-to-earth, Socially Conscious, Innovative and Fun. I have to say living in the City that Never Sleeps has its perks, but this evening of Champagne and Diamonds, wasn't just another night in New York City, it was an honor and a pleasure! You can stay updated with Royal Asscher on both Facebook and Twitter or sign up for their newsletter.
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FTC Disclosure: Gift Bags were provided to event attendees. All opinions are 100% my own. No additional compensation has been received.

Monday, February 27, 2012

#CloroxLounge Last Comic Sitting Contest - How a little Potty Humor can make you $10,000 richer!

We are a 3 generations Clorox loyal family, it's one of those products on my shopping list, that I will not substitute. And I think The Clorox® ToiletWand™ system is pure genius! It definitely makes the chore of keeping the toilet clean a whole lot easier! and it's so simple it's kids, teens and 'honey' proof, there is no way to goof it up and so easy to use that there are no excuses.

You know how they say when home shopping look for the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams first? I totally get that because let's face it, those are the rooms you will end up spending the most time in. I like spa like bathrooms, they are usually the only oasis of calm in the home. You can go in there, close the door behind you and make the insanity of your day stop, even if it's just for a moment.

And for those of us who are apartment dwellers and don't have back yards, toilets become the final resting place to many a beloved family fish! Telling the little ones we are releasing the fish's spirit back to the Ocean always seems to work! I'm not big on rodents as pets, but I do know some families who have also sent off hamsters and gerbils this way too! I have a trumpet song already on the ipod we can use during the 'services'. What is your craziest use of the family commode? You can share that here if you'd like, but you may want to also share that at The Clorox Lounge instead as they can offer way bigger incentives to do so than I can!

About The Clorox Lounge:

A community hub designed to be mom’s gotta go place for comedy, features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief. Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd of  ABC's The View.

About Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes:

The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, 10 of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they’ll face a new challenge and based on your votes, one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote and narrow the comics down to the top mom and top dad.

What's in it for ME?

Well, funny you should ask! Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. I don't know about you, but I could certainly use $10,000! (With all this medical drama I've been going through, making every penny count right now is super important!) You can generate up to two additional entries each day, per day, by logging in and commenting, until April 22, 2012. Fans can also enter for a chance to win cool prize packs. Ten prizes will be given each week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012.

Will you Take the Ode to the Commode?

So if the prize packs or the 10K aren't enough incentive, they are also offering dicount product coupons and a fun community where you can share your parenting stories and tips and get tips from other parents as well. If you are one of the weekly winners, please come back here and let us know!

Additional Contest Deets:

You may receive one additional entry into the Grand Prize drawing each day by logging-in, commenting on a blog post, photo, or video for a maximum of two (2) entries in the drawing for the Grand Prize each day.

Entry Limit: Each entrant may receive a maximum of two (2) entries into the Grand Prize drawing per day during the Promotion Period.

One Sweepstakes Grand Prize: $10,000.

One Hundred Twenty (120) Weekly Prizes (10 per week): A Toilet Prize Pack. ARV: $50.

Prize Limit: one prize per person per week.

Weekly Drawing Dates: February 7, February 15, February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, Grand Prize Drawing Date:April 25. Non-winning entries from each Weekly Entry Period will not be included in subsequent Weekly Entry Period drawings.

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FTC Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox® blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ascending Butterfly Monthly Book Club: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times Book Giveaway! Ends 03/25

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Chicken Soup for the Soul! We look forward to working with you again. Our winner is 'ashleymorrissey90', Congrats! Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Monthly Book Club March Title, Sponsored By:

Our monthly book club has returned this month with a very inspirational title! Because it's being posted so late in the month, this will be officially considered our March title and we will return a new title in April.

About the Book:

Life has always been filled with trials, including illness, job loss, grief, addictions, and much more. God never promised that our earthly lives would be without difficulties, but He assured us that He will always be with us to share our burdens. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times is filled with stories that show God's presence during a time of trouble. Readers will find encouragement, solace, and strength in these personal stories and prayers.

About the Authors:

Susan M. Heim is a long-time Chicken Soup for the Soul editor and Christian author, specializing in family-oriented books and women’s issues.

Karen C. Talcott is an author and educator with an expertise in women’s issues, faith, and angels.

My Take:

In the midst of quite a bit of upheaval in my life, I have spent countless hours when I was in the hospital catching up on my reading, but this book by far ended up with the most Post-it® Flags in it and remained faithfully by my bedside table. This book and my In Bloom by Jonquil Pajamas attracted quite a bit of attention from the Doctors and Nurses.

Each story/chapter ends with a Prayer, called My Prayer that relates to the story but almost every single story end prayer resonated with me and spoke to my heart directly so I'd flag it. My book looks like a rainbow of Post-it® Flags, but I still refer to the prayers almost daily to provide me with encouragement and strength through the difficult journey I have been facing. I have enjoyed the Chicken Soup series and began reading them well before my blogging days, but this is the first of all the series I've featured here.

I think in these times of economic upheaval where we are still pretty much in a recession, with people out of work and many people I know affected by major life crises including deaths in the family, health scares and more, this book is very much needed in everyone's library. There is only one other book of prayer that has touched me in the same way and if I can I will try to feature that book here as well.

I can't recommend the series and this particular book more highly. I can tell you that for me, it's a book I would rather not loan out. I'd much rather buy someone their own copy. If you yourself, or someone you care about is going through a hard time, this is the gift to bring them. If you have a loved one in the hospital, bring them this book. Many hospitals no longer allow flowers or plants in patients rooms, and teddy bears are sometimes difficult because the bedside table is so small, but this book when not being read can go safely in a drawer.

There is such a wide variety of stories of inspiration that bring such hope and a renewal of Faith to your spirit. While the Chicken Soup series has often been classified under books of Faith and sometimes Self help, I don't want perspective readers to feel you have to adhere to a certain religious or Faith Background to enjoy them, they are tales of everyday people in sometimes extraordinary situations that share that moment in a very raw, open and honest way.

I greatly enjoyed Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times and was super happy to make this our first book of 2012. I hope you enjoy it as I much as I do!

And you know the drill, with all our book club titles, one reader has a shot at taking home the book also! As you know we switched to rafflecopter for our giveaways, so please enter using rafflecopter, we will not process any comment entries. You can however use the comments to let us know what you thought about this title if you read it. Or to suggest future Monthly Book Club Titles you'd like to see us feature here.

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Happy Reading Butterflies!

Friday, February 24, 2012

What a Week - Perspective Shifts!

This graphic comes from a very interesting article called 'Creating a Shift of Perspective'

Long day today butterflies, so while there are a ton of posts I actually need to write, I thought I'd get a bit more personal today as I've received quite a few emails and direct messages inquiring about how I'm doing.

Sadly, although my new team is much more caring, I still don't have real answers to report. I have a big day ahead of me coming up on Saturday, so if you are so inclined, definitely lift me up in  prayer this weekend. Let's just say I'll be taking the test of my life and I don't get to cram for it!

More importantly, despite a super long week, one of those weeks where everyday started super early and ended very late, (hmmm....much like Fashion Week), this week found a shift in my attitude about it all. I find because I've been actively using my affirmations that despite all I'm going through with this drawn out medical drama, my outlook has been particularly positive overall.

I know you  have all been missing our affirmational posts, and I apologize for the long delay, keeping my own outlook positive during all these setbacks and challenges hasn't been easy, but the Universe has definitely forced me to practice what I preach lately. And I remind you butterflies, if I can do it, so can you!

Today's Challenge: Keep your outlook and perspective positive in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

Today's Affirmation: My day is what I shape it to be. It's entirely up to me!

What Challenge Can You Turn Around Today With A Perspective Shift?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday! - Ascending Butterfly and The Lorax make the cover of Page 6 Magazine!

@2012 Dirty Sugar Live Photography in conjunction with New York Post and NY Fashion Week

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Laissez les bons temps rouler - Let the Good Times Roll

Today would be a day that would make Marie Antoinette smile, she could declare freely 'Let them eat cake!' - a King Cake that is!

Those in Louisiana today are enjoying Mardi Gras and the rest of us are living vicariously watching it on TV and hopefully enjoying some King Cake anyway!

How are you spending your final day of Carnival? If you aren't in New Orleans or Rio, it may not be as big a deal for you. And for others, midnight tonight marks the begining of Lent, with tomorrow being Ash Wednesday. Some are observing 'Shrove Tuesday' today burning Palm Fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday today to create the ashes that will be used on Ash Wednesday tomorrow.

I know this is also traditionally a day where Pancakes are enjoyed in the morning. Whether you are celebrating today so you can begin the season of Lent tomorrow, or are spending the day in more quiet observance and prayer, take a moment to enjoy the simple pleasures today, you will find them equally as meaningful!

How are you spending your Fat Tuesday? 

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Monday, February 20, 2012

When to call the Pediatrician!

Ascending Butterfly's Kids Corner, Guest Article Contributed by the experts at Kiddie Academy

How many times have you retrieved your pediatrician's phone number from your rolodex, only to stare at your phone wondering: Should I call, or shouldn't I? No one wants to pester the doctor needlessly or halt the day's plans for no good reason. On the other hand, a call to the doctor can put your mind at ease and prevent a child's illness from escalating to something more severe.

If you are on the fence about whether or not to call your pediatrician, you may want to consider the following guidelines, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), to help you make an informed decision.

When a fever warrants a call to the pediatrician

The seriousness of a fever depends largely on the age of the child and how high the fever is. The AAP urges parents to call their pediatrician if a child is:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Two months or younger and has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Three to six months of age and has a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or greater.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Older than six months with a temperature of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) or higher.
Miscellaneous symptoms that warrant a call to the doctor
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A sore throat that makes it difficult to swallow, or that lasts for more than two days
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - An earache that wakes a child from sleep or interferes with daily activity because of associated pain, or that lasts for more than a day or two
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A cough that is nonstop, interferes with normal activity (sleeping or physical activity), is accompanied by wheezing, or that persists for several days
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - An unexplained rash
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Repeated vomiting or diarrhea
Behavior counts
A fever doesn't always tell the whole story. Nor do other tangible symptoms like a sore throat. Experts inform us that our children's behavior is often the best barometer of how well, or bad, they feel. So, if your child has a fever but maintains a hearty appetite and activity level close to normal, that generally means there's less to worry about than when a fever is accompanied by other worrisome, but perhaps less tangible, symptoms—like extreme lethargy or fussiness.
The bottom line is this: You know your child best—how active, happy, or fussy she typically is. Any dramatic changes in behavior—for example, complete loss of appetite in a child who's typically a good eater—should serve as a red flag.

Do you have additional tips to share? Have you ever avoided the doctor and then found out your child really needed medical attention?

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FTC Disclosure: This article was provided and sponsored by Kiddie Academy®. The company has been a leader in education-based childcare for 30 years serving families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. You can visit the KA Family Essentials blog and LIKE them on FB as well as Twitter @KiddieAcademy for additional information.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly Moment of Gratitude + Winners + Fashion Week + Sales Alert!

There hasn't been a weekly gratitude post here for awhile. Not because I stopped living in gratitude, but because life certainly made things harder than I anticipated they ever could be. My hospital stay, the lousy treatment there, knocked me for a loop, emotionally and spiritually. Words of inspiration were very hard to come by in a hospital bed.

While I still don't have answers yet and I still have a long road ahead, I have been trying hard to get back into the swing of things on every level of my life and it hasn't been easy!

This week, I am grateful for

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Fashion Week! I honestly didn't think at first I would be able to handle it, and while I definitely had to pace myself and made sure not to over pack my schedule, I was super proud to be able to say I made it through. I have more recaps to come! Make sure you check out the recap to the F.A.B party which was my favorite Fashion Week party, it had a Philanthropic component that provided monies to a childrens charity called the Toshi Now Foundation. While Fashion Week is always exciting, to me, knowing that something good came out of this particular event made it that much more interesting to me.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Patience! As you know my hospital stay put our annual holidays buying guide a bit behind and I am filled with gratitude with how every single brand has stood behind me and shown me so much patience and support.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - For all those who contributed to the medical fund that was created for me, THANK YOU. And for those that emailed me, and sent me messages of support, THANK YOU. I'll be happier when I can finally put it ALL behind me, but knowing so many people are so concerned for me truly means a lot to me.

Hope all my butterflies are having an amazing weekend!

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What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me on Twitter here (@Tracy_Iglesias) Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias This Week's 'Moment of Gratitude' and Active Giveaways!  -

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Winners Announcement:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - {CLOSED} In Bloom by Jonquil Item or Pajama Set of YOUR Choosing Up To $80 Giveaway! - The Winner is follower 'Lily K'

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - {CLOSED} Ugglebo Seattle Low Style Shearling Boots Giveaway! - The Winner is follower 'Kathy Pease'

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - SALES ALERT! - Our friends at Ugglebo have totally re-designed their site, and they are currently offering 25% off all shearling boots across the board! Check out their Shearling Boots Sale and nab your new favorite boots at a great price!

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Gratitude Journal Reco:

For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and where to purchase it:

Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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FTC Disclosure: Journal Recommendation uses an Amazon Affiliate Link. Ascending Butterfly lists winner's site usernames for privacy.

Friday, February 17, 2012

F.A.B. Philanthropic Fashion Week Party #FABNYC Event Recap! Opera, Violins, Belly Dancing and Latina Reality Stars!

Excitement and Electricity flowed through the Flatiron Hotel on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 during the Fashion, Art, Beauty Exhibition hosted by Latina Reality Stars Lulu y Lala to benefit the Toshi Now Foundation. 'Las Gemelas' Lulu and Lala, are twin sisters who gained stardom from their appearance on Univision's beauty reality competition "Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007" (My Latin Beauty).
The event which combined Fashion, Art, Beauty and Philanthropy had over 300 leading Fashion Editors, Bloggers, Fashion and Accessory Designers, Philanthropists and Fashionistas in attendance. The event was expanded from it's successful launch in October 2011 at Misin Shin Salon, to now include Fahion and Art Exhibits, and a wide variety of entertainment.

Highlights Included:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷFashion designers: Sandra Baquero, Lizzy Gomez (her designs were pretty and feminine!), Johnny Russia, Ana Segura, and Christine Leitner

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷArt drawings by Savior Elmundo and Danielle Mastrian

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷB Spa Bar Beauty Lounge offered spa services such as, hand massages, skin consultations, face spray tanning, back and shoulder massage as well as hair, makeup consultations and demonstrations
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷVIP Anti-Aging Symposium from Joe Lewis-Your Anti-Aging Secret weapon
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Music provided by DJ Nyse (as you know my Twitter Alter Ego is as 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ and I have to tell you DJ NYSE Nailed it!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Special performance by celebrity electronic violinist, Sarah Charness
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Special performance by Opera Soprano Carla Wesby
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷA Belly Dance Performance by Valeria Entertainment
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – Alcohol Sponsors: Peroni Italy, Voli Spirits (Voli kept the low cal vodka flowing, because you can drink and still keep the empty calories at bay, who knew?)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷGifts and raffle sponsors: B Spa Bar, glisodinskin, Priori (they use a butterfly in their logo!), Ansr, Popchips, Sephora, Pinky Pops, Olivier Cheng, Andrea Syrtash, Lash Card, Ansr, Street King, Smart Water, Nail Taxi NYC, GliSODin Skin Nutrients, Would You Rock This?, Polished, and House of Glam

Photos: Below are a mix of photos from the event, the watermarked ones were taken by Ascending Butterfly (please do not 'borrow') and the non-watermarked photos were provided by Lifestyle + Charity Magazine and are being used with permission, please contact them directly if you would like to use their photos!

Jewelry Designs by Christine Leitner
FAB Host Committee:
Elena Baxter (V. President, Lifestyle + Charity Magazine) Jorge Luis (Celebrity Stylist), Lulu y Lala (FAB Hosts), Diana Seo (Founder of B Spa Bar), Lulu y La La (FAB Hosts), Jessica La-Rotta (Founder of StylEast Group), Rachael Baxter (President, Lifestyle + Charity Magazine)

Models wearing Lizzy Gomez Designs

Fashion Designer Lizzy Gomez being interviewed by BuenaVision Television

Fab Founders: Jorge Luis and Diana Seo

Models are wearing designs by Ana Segura Signature Series

F.A.B. Event Organizer Jessica La Rotta (Center)

My Take:

This was by far my favorite Fashion Week Party! It was the most lively, energetic and just plain inspiring. They combined Fashion, Art and Beauty with Philanthropy perfectly, it managed to be as Trendy as you would expect while still being entirely approachable and 'un-stuffy'. The event will be held again for Fashion Week in September and I'm very much looking forward to it!

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FTC Disclosure: Ascending Butterfly was provided passes to this event as a member of the digital press, gift bags were provided to press attendees. No additional compensation has been received. All opinions expressed are my own.