How to Rock Floral Fashion

Warning this is not an outfit post.

Well, it is but it isn’t.

It’s more like a, “Hey look how cute I was during a recent photo shoot with a face full of makeup in my ASOS plus size floral jumper.”

Actually, let me make a correction. My face was B.E.A.T. like an African drum, hunny.

A while back I participated in a “natural hair” blogger photo shoot coordinated by my friend, and fellow blogger, Kiwi.

The shoot was super über awesome sauce, rolled in edible sprinkles fun, and I received a full face makeover while at the photo shoot.

So seeing how I’m a narcissistic blogger. No, really. I decided to do a little photo session, post photo shoot, of my own.

I love makeup, jewelry, fashion, and every thing else that makes women’s toes wiggle with excitement. However, getting dressed up and doing style and/or outfit posts is not my thing.

I mean how many times can one take pictures of the same poses. I for one can’t do it. I always end up bursting out duck lips, crossed eyes, wanna be model poses, and uncontrollable giggles every time I try to act like I’m nonchalantly posing. It’s hard work here people.

Hats off to all the style bloggers that do it well, but I can’t. As the young folks say “I ain’t about that life.”

So with that being said, don’t expect this to be a style post filled with me attempting to act like I just rolled out the bed in head to toe fabulousness, and a camera just happened to be close by.

My bad, did I say too much?! *covers fingers and slowly backs away from keyboard*

I mean I really want to grab my favorite Zara blouse, bubble necklace, H&M floral pants, Louboutins, and romp around my local pub for some fabulous outfit shots.

Wait my bad, wrong blog.

However, we working with ASOS, Target, and the like up in here, with a good ole point and shoot manned by my mister. So, don’t hold your breath anytime soon.

Check me out getting my style on in my ASOS plus size floral jumper. 

Plus Size Floral Jumper

Plus Size Floral Jumper Jumper: ASOS (similar), Shoes: Target, Jewelery: Gifted

 

How do you rock your plus size floral fashion?

 

 XOXO, Miss Foodie Fab! 

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7 Random Facts You May Not Know

My blogger cousin in my head, GoodLooknOut, nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Awards. Well truthfully she nominated 14 other bloggers too, but in my head she only nominated me.

Yes, I am a narcissist. Just a little.

In order to accept the Versatile Blogger Awards, there are a few directions one must follow:

1. Nominate 15 bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

Being a good sport, and working on following directions, I’ve decided to play along.

Here are my “7 Random Facts” and Versatile Blogger Awards nominations.

Seven Random Facts About Miss Foodie Fab:

1. I collect pigs. No not real pigs, but pig paraphernalia. My collection is pretty newsworthy.

2. If hot sauce can be eaten with it, it’s going on it. I am a spice lover and I pretty much put hot sauce on any and everything.

3. I’m a card carrying member of Team Only Child, since 1979, so I have a thing about people touching my things. Like, don’t touch it. No, really. Don’t. Touch. My. Shit.

4. I snort when I laugh really hard. Maybe that’s why I like pigs so much. *shrug*

5. Super tall buildings scare me, probably why I’m not a fan of New York City. It’s not that I’m afraid of heights, I just don’t like looking at or being around super freakishly tall buildings.

6. No one can tell me that The Muppets aren’t real. I saw them walk damn it. They are real.

7. I can be a tomboy but I love girly things. Like, I’m all about sparkles, glitter, and all that girly ish. However, if you try to push pink on me I might just turn into the Incredible Mrs. Hulk.

Random Facts about Me

See, told y’all!

 

Now for the nominees, drum roll please…..

Versatile Blogger Awards

My Big Beautiful Life

Beatrice Clay

Good Lookn Out

Food Fashion and Flow

Stranded: A Healthy Hair Journey

Her Name Is Kim

Nic’s Picks

My Life On a Plate

Made By Sodapop

Soo Soo Tasty

Kriss Did It

LA Lynn’s

Lucy’s Pearls

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses

Eat Style Play

(ESP is not new, but her blog is the bee’s wobbly knees)

 

Share some random facts with me!

 

 XOXO, Miss Foodie Fab! 

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Turning Up the Heat with G Garvin

When I heard the Cooking Channel would be touching down in Atlanta on their Summer Eats road trip, in celebration of their second anniversary, I knew I had to be in attendance.

I mean free food, drinks, and live music is all up and through my alley.

However, there was another much more fabulous reason why Miss Foodie Fash had to be at Summer Eats: Chef G Garvin aka “The LL Cool J of Cooking.”

I’m pretty sure not too many chefs have stans. I mean Beyonce, she has stans. But a chef?! Naw! Well honey I’m introducing to you Chef. G. Garvin’s #1 Stan!

You’re probably thinking, “Girl stop it!”

I’m so so serious. I stan for three people: Jesus, Jay-Z, and Chef G Garvin.

In fact when I told the mister G Garvin was going to be at Atlanta’s Summer Eats, he told me “Now please don’t get locked up because you busted out a butterfly in front of G. Garvin.”

I laughed, I mean really who would do that?! Anyway, the butterfly fly is old, everybody knows I tootsie roll.

Kathryn from Frank P.R. was gracious enough to let me sit down with Chef G Garvin and, the host of the Cooking Channel’s new series “Eden Eats,” Eden Grinshpan while at Summer Eats.

G Garvin is just as cool, and LL Cool J fine, off-screen as he is onscreen.

I told him I was super happy he was back on air as the host of the Cooking Channel’s “Road Trip With G. Garvin,” and we chatted about food, music, and relationships.

Yes, y’all know I had to ask my boo in my head if he had a boo.

G Garvin is an Atlanta native but for the past several years he has lived in Los Angeles. One of his favorite LA restaurants is Nobu, but he let me know he appreciates a good hole in the wall restaurant meal as well. One of the styles of food Chef G said many people may be surprised he loves to cook the most is French cuisine. This wasn’t too much of a surprise because many of his foods, even his southern dishes, have a French flair to them.

I asked Chef G if he ever experienced any issues as a chef who didn’t attend a formal culinary school, from chefs that did. Ever the smooth dude G Garvin told me he never experienced any issues, because if someone had a problem it was the other person’s problem and not his. As far as music Chef G says he likes to listen to LL Cool J (but of course), DMX, and Ludacris when he is hitting up the gym.

Speaking of the gym, Chef G definitely has the guns to prove it and his arms are tatted up to show of all the hard work he puts in there. When it came to the topic of relationships I loved the way the biggest smile appeared on Chef G’s face when he told me about his special lady friend and how well she is with his daughter.

I told Chef G I heard wedding bells in the future and was expecting to see a full wedding special from the Cooking Channel.

Eden Grishpan is one of the most down to earth people I’ve had the opportunity to interview. During Eden’s interview I felt like I was having a chat with one of my girlfriends.

Eden and I talked traveling, style, and of course food. Eden is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and a Canada native.

After graduating from culinary school Eden traveled the globe and went to India to volunteer at an orphanage, Ramanas Garden. While at Ramanas Garden Eden reopened the orphanage’s café and taught Ramanas Garden’s children basic culinary skills. After returning home Eden submitted a tape to the Cooking Channel about her experience, and from there she became the host of her own traveling show to find global cuisine in cities across the US, “Eden Eats.”

Eden loves to travel and her love for culture is reflected in her fashion style.

Although her style is super casual girl next door, and she loves to thrift, Eden also loves to dress up. One of Eden’s favorite ways to dress up is in traditional garments honoring the places she has visited over the years.

As far as food, Eden isn’t afraid to try anything and her most favorite meal was at an open air food market in Bangkok.

Eden calls Manhattan home, although her favorite borough for food is Queens, and she loves cooking Moroccan food at home with spices she purchased at Dual Specialty Store in the East Village.

I had to give it to Eden, I was all ready impressed with her love for travel and culture, but she really blew me away when she said she is a beer girl. At that point she instantly became my new best friend, because you don’t find too many women who love beer, and I let her know she has a plate of red velvet pancakes with her name on it from Highland Bakery the next time she’s in town.

G Garvin and Eden Grinshpan Interview

Chilling with Chef G Garvin and Eden.

Doesn’t Chef G Garvin look like LL Cool J?

XOXO, Miss Foodie Fab! 

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Flawless Celebrity Makeup Tips

I recently attended Saisha Beecham Glam Makeup Workshop.

For someone who loves makeup, I was super excited to have the opportunity to learn how to “beat my face” correctly.

The glam makeup workshop was held at Derek Blank’s Studio, I’m sure all you Real Housewives of Atlanta lovers have seen his work and recognize his name, and it was a hands-on workshop where attendees learned how to do a full face makeup application.

Saisha Beecham is a celebrity makeup artist who has worked with Nia Long, Keri Hilton, Melanie Fiona, and more.

Saisha taught those in attendance not only how to apply the perfect face, but she also shared her career journey and tips for those interested in becoming celebrity makeup artists.

The secrets Saisha Beecham gave weren’t just applicable to those wanting to become celebrity makeup artists, the tips are valuable to anyone interested in furthering their career in any profession. These are some of the tips that really stood out:

1. Don’t gossip with your clients. Your clients may allow you to gossip with them, but at the end of the day they will be thinking, “If she gossips with me, she will gossip about me!”

2. Clean your brushes, equipment, etc. between every client.

3. Always be professional, no matter what.

Of course I snapped lots of pics, and at the end of the day I was thrilled to receive a goodie bag filled with NYX products, Cover Girl mascara, and Stephen Moliski’s Smoke & Mirrors eyelashes. Side note: I may or may not have done a tootsie roll after opening my goodie bag.

I told you, I LOVE MAKEUP!

Please enjoy the pics!

Celebrity Makeup Tools

I swear this was calling my name, “Miss Foodie, Miss Foodie, Miss Foodie!”

Saisha Beecham, Makeup Workshop, Makeup, Black Model

Saisha’s model was simply stunning. Love my chocolate deluxe sisters.

Celebrity Makeup Workshop

Saisha sharing her journey and giving tips.

Saisha Beecham, Makeup Workshop, Makeup, The Fashionista Next Door

Eboni, fellow blogger, was excited to learn how to apply a perfect face.

Saisha Beecham, Makeup Workshop, Makeup, Makeup Artist,

Ready for action.

Saisha Beecham, Makeup Workshop, Makeup,  Makeup Artist

MUA’s “beating faces.”

Saish Beechman, Makeup Workshop, Makeup, The Fashionista Next Door

Eboni’s completed face. Gorgeous! (courtesy of The Fashionista Next Door)

 

Do you know how to apply celebrity makeup?

 

XOXO, Miss Foodie Fab! 

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