Monday, November 28, 2011

Archery for Angels

Uni is FINALLY over for the year, so I can unchain myself from my study desk and begin shooting again!
Here's a shot from one of my newest shoots, taken last weekend (warning, features some boobie so NSFW, maybe)

Photographer: Geoff Jones
Model/Make up: Myself
Hair: Priya Chandra
Clothing: Neck and underbust corsets by Lady Moon Designs, leggings by Tentacle Threads.

More coming soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Post Thanksgiving Skinny Jeans Cleanse

This time of year combines a lot of opportunities to eat with a lot of opportunities to be out and about which presents a dilemna. How to look good at so many social occasions when you've been overdoing it at the buffet. The answer is a Skinny Jeans Cleanse to jump start a weight loss of 7 to 10 lbs. Or maybe just a detox to up your energy for the shopping and socializing that goes with the season.

Body Elements in Vienna, VA has been sponsoring these Skinny Jeans Cleanses for the last year or so with good results. They can walk you through the program and provide both the information and support you need to stick with it.

And there's no cost for the program except the cost of the products which are part of the Isagenix system.

Testimonial from Skinny Jeans Cleanse participant, Suzanne Z., “I tried on my skinny jeans, which was my goal, and they fit! I feel great, definitely have more mental clarity, and my skin looks fresher — winter drab look gone! I am so pleased and will be doing this regularly!”

It all starts with a conference call on Saturday, November 26th at 11am and the cleanse begins on Monday, November 28th for 14 days.

Body Elements
8230 Old Courthouse Road

Suite 100 Vienna, VA 22182
703-356-6601 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Elysee 360 Concierge Medispa Now McLean!

At 2pm on Thursday, November 3rd the ribbon was cut to signal a new business had arrived in McLean.

Elysee 360 Concierge Medispa is a unique concept combining medical care, wellness, aesthetics and spa services.

The name may be French but Elysee also captures all of the style and flair of McLean with a location in the heart of downtown at 6858 Old Dominion Drive.

Beautifully decorated, you'll feel like you are in the lap of luxury when you visit Elysee. Gorgeous mirrors and tranquil treatment rooms all contribute to the inviting atmosphere.

Beyond traditional spa services like massage and facials, you will have access to all the services you would find in a medispa. For the face there's microdermabrasion, chemical peels, permanent makeup an microlight therapy. Elysee offers Botox as well as fillers like Juvederm and Resylane. Laser therapies are also available including Fractional Laser treatment or IPL skin rejuvenation.

For the body there's laser hair removal plus a new, non-invasive body sculpting technique. CoolSculpting can reduce fat in areas that tend to be diet resistant without surgery or downtime.

Elysee's staff includes a board certified dermatologist, licensed medical estheticians and massage therapists providing expert treatments and care.

The business may be new but the name Elysee will quickly become a popular one in Northern Virginia and beyond. It's a perfect place to escape after a day of shopping at Tysons or to get ready for an important social event.

For the holidays Elysee is offering a buy one/get one free gift card so you'll be able to introduce it's services to your friends and family. Buy a gift card for a minimum of $125 and get a second gift card of equal value for free. (Starting date on gift card is 12/26/11 and end date is 12/26/12.

Elysee 360 Concierge Medspa
6858 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
703-281-3000 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow the DOT to Rejuvenated Skin!

There's a new laser therapy in town and the name is as easy to remember as a dot--in fact it is DOT Therapy which stands for Dermal Optimal Thermolysis.

Atlantis Medical Wellness Center is offering this new technology in skin rejuvenation for clients looking to improve sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and acne scars.

Unlike previous CO2 laser resurfacing treatments, DOT Therapy is safer, faster and more efficient. Doctors are also able to customize treatment specifically to the patient and even modify treatment during the procedure for various challenges or problems.

Although the results from laser skin resurfacing can be dramatic, the downside has always been the discomfort, downtime and multiple sessions required for optimal results.

With DOT Therapy, treatment time can be as little as 30 minutes to an hour with 3 to 5 days recovery time as opposed to weeks with some other laser treatments.

What exactly happens during a DOT Therapy session? The laser creates thousands of microscopic holes or "dots" in your skin to immediately stimulate skin tightening and collagen production. Because the laser leaves the area around the dots intact, the skin heals more quickly. And yes DOT Therapy is FDA approved.

Dr. Ben Gonzalez, Medical Director of Atlantis says he's impressed with DOT Therapy for it's facelift-like results and the fact it can even be used safely on eyelids.

Atlantis will be offering appointments for DOT Therapy on select dates in November and December including: 11/29, 11/30, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/9, 12/12, 12/13 & 12/14. And they're offering special introductory pricing which will save you $800 on the procedure. Their price during these dates is $1200 as opposed to the regular price of $2000. You can call Atlantis for your free consultation today at 301-622-3722. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Auction Designer Handbags And They Will Come!

The Red Cross is known for being there to help when there is a natural disaster or problem anywhere in the world. And apparently they are also experts at knowing how to entice women to come to the rescue and help their fundraising efforts—and it involves designer handbags.

“In the Bag” is the name of their annual charity event to raise funds for the Red Cross of the National Capital Region. The event was held on Friday, November 4th at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA.

Living up to its name, the event featured a large auction
of designer, vintage and celebrity handbags. Bags with high profile designer names like Chanel, Kors, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Some were new and some were gently used and all were donated by individuals, stores and even celebrities. Bags from Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe from NBC's Today Show; Former Miss America Phyllis George; actress Cybill Shepherd and Ivanka Trump were up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Local celebrities like WJLA’s Allison Starling, Miss Virginia Elizabeth Crot and Miss Maryland
Carlie Colella were on hand to add glamour to the event.

The programs and work of the Red Cross were illustrated by keynote speaker Simona Foster-Jackson, a social worker supporting active military, veterans and their families.

But the true stars of the day remained those gorgeous bags lining tables around the room and
beckoning the 250 attendees to give them a new home while providing the Red Cross much needed funds to continue their efforts. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Keep Your Eye on the Bag

On Friday, November 4th the Red Cross will host their annual "In the Bag" luncheon and fundraiser. There are only a few tickets left and they're $150.00 each.

The theme of the lunch is lots of vintage, celebrity and designer bags that have been donated for auction with the proceeds going to the vital services that the Red Cross provides. Last year the lunch raised $20,000 and the goal this year is $40,000.

If you've been looking over your fall and winter wardrobe and picturing some gorgeous designer bag that would look perfect with a certain outfit this would be your opportunity to get it and an end of year tax write off at the same time!

You can go to the website to see exactly what is up for grabs this year

Included in the auction will be celebrity bags from Ann Compton, national correspondent for ABC News; Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kolb, Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe from NBC's Today Show; Former Miss America Phyllis George; actress Cybill Shepherd: Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of The Trump Organization; and Former Senator Elizabeth Dole, who served as president of the American Red Cross from 1991 to 2001.

If you can't attend the luncheon you can still participate by purchasing a raffle ticket for some incredible packages. Getaways, makeovers, dinners and some pampering are included and the raffle tickets are only $20 each or 7 for $100. They can also be purchased on the event website.

It sounds like a unique event that benefits a great cause so plan on attending or trying your luck with the raffle by Friday!

Red Cross "In The Bag" Fundraiser
Friday, November 4th at 11:30am
Westwood Country Club
800 Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, VA 22180 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.