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Carnaval: A Night In Rio Giveaway!

Thanks to a partnership between Latina Lifestyle Bloggers and Latino Professionals Network I have a nice little giveaway for my Southern California readers.

Latino Professionals Network will be hosting their first event of the year at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Thursday 3/1. You will have the opportunity to network with over 3,000 professionals in the entertainment, law and medical fields all while enjoying Brazilian drinks, samba dancers and on site cigar rollers.

I have two (2) tickets to giveaway to a lucky Southern California reader
Here’s how to enter:

-You must be in Southern California/Los Angeles Area
-You must be 21 or older
-You must leave a comment on the main page for this blog post with your name and your email.
-For an EXTRA entry follow me on twitter @illsaygiselle and leave a comment on this post with you twitter handle letting me know you followed.
-REBLOGS and LIKES are welcomed but DO NOT COUNT AS ENTRIES. You must comment to be eligible.
-Giveaway ends Wednesday 2/29 at 10am PST
-Winner will be notified by email.

The 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Essence magazine hosted their 5th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel celebrating and honoring notable black women in the industry. This year they honored Oscar nominated actress Octavia Spencer of The Help, actress Paula Patton and the legendary Pam Grier among others. The star studded guest list included the the likes Miss Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to name a few. Check out some of the photos from the event:

Jill Scott on the red carpet looking as beautiful and classy as always.

Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown.

Photo Credit: Essence Magazine

Swagged Out At The 2011 Alma Awards

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Alma Awards thanks to Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Group and Backstage Creations. To say I was beyond excited is an understatement. The event called for evening wear and since I don’t get dressed up enough I decided to just have fun with my outfit.

I wore a Ralph Lauren dress and Steve Madden gold glitter pumps. I had actually worn this dress to a friends wedding earlier this year and I just jumped at the chance to wear it again.
(Forgive me for the low quality pictures of my outfit but as usual I was rushing because I was running pretty late. The second picture is actually the mirror reflection but I thought the angle worked.)

When I got to the Santa Monica Civic Center someone was waiting for me with my press badge to escort me backstage so unfortunately I couldn’t watch the red carpet. Once backstage I was able to take a tour of the celebrity gifting suite created by Backstage Creations. There was a small line outside the door when I got there (yes they had some nice goodies!) I was taken around the gift suite to each individual table. The gifting suite was bustling with foot traffic but once you got to the back of the room there was an area that just seemed so calm almost a separate entity from the front of the room. It was an area designed by Donna Livingston Design for celebrities to relax while they were presented with goodies.

Speaking of goodies let’s move on to that. Here are some of my goodies:

The beautiful fabric you see in the picture is courtesy of Los Angeles based designer Miguel Torres. It is part of his 2012 ready to wear collection. The pieces DO NOT HAVE SIZES and can be worn multiple ways for maximum usage. Many of the other curvy full figured vendors were wearing them each in different ways and I have to say I can’t wait to play around and find more creative ways to wear mine. Jessica Alba selected a couple of these for herself including the leopard print one so did Alexa Vega. Here are some examples:

These are the BiGR Audio headphones. They have collaborated with brands such as Hellz Bellz, Crooks & Castles, and Black Scale. Each pair comes in a laser engraved bamboo box. The folks at BiGR Audio were nice enough to let me pick whichever style I wanted and I of course had to pic the Hellz Bellz pair because I love me some Hellz Bellz and because the engraving on the box is just so rad and feminine. Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Constance Marie and Danny Trejo (who was very nice and very humble) all picked up the Black Scale pair to take home.
Aside from the goodies mentioned above celebrities were gifted big blue Tiffany’s boxes which I know were a celeb fave as well as leather bags and a variety of eyewear provided by Marchon. Celebrities also took home fragrances by Shakira and Antonio Banderas as well as a copy of Eva Longoria’s cookbook.

This is what the it looked like once I came out of the gifting suite. By this time the show was close to finishing up.
And I want to say THANK YOU ALL who are reading this and sharing in my experiences with me. I love you all. Oh and don’t forget to watch the 2011 Alma Awards on NBC Friday Sept. 16 at 8/7c


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