Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wonder Women

Well I know it's been WAAAAY too long since I've written. I'm soooo sorry! Things have been a wee bit hectic these days. For those of you who haven't heard I no longer reside in Charleston SC. (boohoo) I've made the big move back to New York. It's definitely going to take some adjusting because I can feel the COLD in the air already.(boohoo again)

    It's so funny when I moved to Charleston I didn't like it. It was just a boring place at a much slower pace then I would've liked. That is of course before I built Affair Hair by...Tanesha and EVERYTHING just opened up. Not just my eyes but my mind. I actually had the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful homes and historical sites in the country! I could see all the beauty that Charleston had to offer and I don't mean just the sites but the people. I've had the pleasure of working with some of the sweetest, smartest, strongest most beautiful women you could ever meet. I'm so blessed to be able to call these women MY FRIENDS. We've laughed, cried and prayed together and I'm so much better for knowing them. One day I actually sat down and thought about all the women that I know in Charleston and it hit me that about 98% of them are entrepreneurs and own their own businesses. Charleston is where Wonder Woman and Super Girl would come to juice up to take on the world!

   To all the vendors and beautiful brides that trusted me THANK YOU!!!

   To all my Wonder Women I MISS YOU!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Shoot to Remember!!

As most of you know I have been working on creating a line of monogrammed accessories. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented people in the the beauty/fashion industry. A very good friend of mine Juliet of Juliet Elizabeth Photography helped me put together a beautiful shoot at one of the most gorgeous places Charleston has to offer The Legare Waring House. I must tell you that there was so much love in the air. Just to look around the room and know that everyone present was there purely because they believed in me was quite overwhelming. I kept threatening to cry but Juliet kept laughing at me and lightening the mood. It was a tornado looming in the air not to mention bees/hornets circling us like vultures but we still managed to laugh our butts off the entire time. Oh and the brick layers working on the property made for the best comic relief as they prayed for x-ray vision while their eyes lingered over our beautiful models! The rain held off right until we got the final outside shot it was amazing. I know my grandmother was watching over me and telling God to hold the rain for just another minute. I'm so grateful for a beautiful day, beautiful pictures and more importantly BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!! I miss you Mommy!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring 2012 !!!!

It's Here It's Here!!!... All of my lovely brides can now see what I've been creating in Charleston Weddings Magazine's Spring 2012 issue. It's on page 116 and it's entitled "something blue"!! OK for those of you who haven't seen it yet it is a custom monogrammed swarovski crystal ( blue) hair pin. The magazine did an absolutely FABULOUS job highlighting the hair jewelry and I think it complimented the hairstyle beautifully!! I applaud you all!!
I've gotten such an overwhelmingly incredible response to this product and I can't wait to start creating them for my brides this upcoming wedding season.
When I started this line I wanted to create something that would evoke emotion and be worn with a sense of pride and honor. Something that a bride can pass down from generation to generation. Whether it's the initial of the name you'll soon carry or an initial to honor a loved one when the smoke clears, and everyone is gone all we have is who we are, our family our name..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year New Me!!

Hi Everyone!! It's down time for the Charleston Bridal Industry and it has been much needed! 2011 was INCREDIBLE!!! I beautified over 100 brides and their loved ones and it was and always will be an honor to do so! While others are taking this time to take vacations (so jealous) I'm actually in the midst of designing a bridal accessory line. I'm soo excited and scared but I've learned that you can't get different results doing the same thing over and over again so here I am doing something different. It started off as a hair accessory line that just grew into something a little more. I love being able to do multiple things with one object so I love that I can offer that to my brides. The wonderful ladies at Charleston Bridal Magazine (Melissa and Ayoka) saw them at a show for Maddison Row and decided they wanted to introduce them to you lovely brides in their upcoming February 2012 issue! (just in time for those Valentine's Day proposals!!)
They're something BLUE, something NEW from... ME TO YOU!!!
I hope you like them!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My first Indian Wedding!!

Oh my goodness I've been dying to do wedding hair for an Indian wedding and I finally had the chance. The bride's name is Kavita and she comes from an incredible family of very strong and very funny women! Everything about this ceremony was so enriched in culture and tradition. The night before the ceremony which would normally be the rehearsal dinner all the women in the party come together and get henna done on their hands. The bride's is especially intricate and includes her groom's name hidden somewhere in the design.It's so beautiful! I've always wanted to get henna but I never want to come off as a fraud!! (hahaha)

The day of the wedding the family comes together and performs a ritual of prayer with music and dance.Then all of the women help the bride get dressed in her wedding sari. Western women have nothing on Indian women when it comes to finding a wedding dress! They fly all the way to India to pick the fabric and then have it made there! And we thought going through racks was work!! (haha) Anyway her sari was a beautiful gold and red beaded ensemble( created by her aunt in India) that would make Kate Middleton's frock look like something from the bins of Fashion Bug! (no offense Kate)

I can't wait to share pics!! It was beautiful I was honored and I can't wait to show off the beauty of another culture!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TheKnot's Best 2011 Winner Affair Hair by...Tanesha

I was so suprised and honored to receive a phone call from TheKnot to inform me that Affair Hair by...Tanesha has been chosen as one of The Best 2011 vendors. I am thrilled beyond words.
To all of you Beautiful Brides that I've had the pleasure of working with I thank you with all of my heart for being so kind and generous and allowing me to be apart of your BIG DAY!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Southern Weddings Magazine!!

Hey all I've had the pleasure of working on an incredible bridal shoot that is featured in this month's Southern Weddings magazine!! ( on newsstands Oct 5th 2010) I worked with a crew of incredibly talented people and I can't wait to see it in all of it's glossy paged glory!!
Models: Jamie Simpson, Noel Poff
Make-up:Pamela Lesch (DREAM TEAM)
Photographer:Melissa Schollaert Photography
Coordination:Lindsay Pitt/ Toast Events
Bouquets:Lisa Thomas/ Out of Hand Charleston
Accessories: Emerson Made (necklace/clips)
Dresses:Christos Maribel Gown/ Belle Couture Bridal Mt. Pleasant SC
LePosa Gio Gown/ Kleinfeld NYC

and last but not least Hair: little ol me!!

I hope you enjoy it and be inspired!!