Jul 232012


The Tremendously Talented artist/designer Lauren Luna had a Meet and Greet event at Qwashae Boutique in Pearland, Texas 7/21/12. I had the honor of doing Lauren Luna’s make up for this event.  She’s such a beautiful lady.

 Originally from Ohio, Lauren has been in the Houston area for a year now and boy am I glad she relocated.  She’s so much fun to be around.  She’s one of those people that you could literally just sit and talk to for hours and never get bored.  She has a great spirit and aura about her that just exudes both creativity and positivity.  Her work is both breath taking and inspiring.

I’ve been to Qwashae a few times now and I’ve always  been in awe of the artwork there.  It turns out that Lauren Luna is the artist behind those paintings.

In the above picture, we are standing next to her painting of Qwashae Boutique. :-)

There was also a Qwashae Fashion Show exhibiting the gorgeous pieces that the boutique offers.

I was blessed with the opportunity to be the makeup artist for this awesome event.  This is me working with one of the lovely models Flor. :-)

Flor is working the floor. ;-)This is model TiffanyAbove is Tiffany and I standing by another one of Lauren Luna’s paintings.

Below is Micole

Micole, Shakena, and Tiffany

The dress that Micole is so effortlessly pulling off above was my favorite of the night. I’m going to have to go back and get it.  This picture doesn’t do it justice.  The color is somewhere between a bright coral and a hot pink…but it’s really not pink or coral.  I know that sounds confusing but it’s unlike any other color I’ve seen.  I love it!!

                                            This is model Lindsey

This is Model EmilyThis picture was a close up of Emily while she was modeling inside of the display case, hence the glare.  I still felt it was a cool shot. This would’ve been a great shot had the sun not caused a glare. :-( Oh well. Hopefully you can still see what I was trying to capture.  This is the front view of the store.

It took me a while to try to come up with words to describe my thoughts and feelings about Qwashae Boutique.  Honestly, I love EVERYTHING about this store.  You get such a good vibe the minute you walk in.  It’s an experience unlike any I’ve ever had before.  When I asked the owner, Shakena, what Qwashae meant, she told me it was Happy in Greek.  She wants her customers to feel happy when they walk in and happy when they walk out.  I will testify that this has been my experience every time I’ve gone there.  I’m a firm believer that customer service can either make or break your business.  Well at Qwashae Boutique the owner and staff provide nothing but outstanding service.

Jul 202012

The Houston Fashion Bloggers had a meetup on July 5, 2012 at Qwashae Boutique in Pearland, Texas. The event was a success! We all really enjoyed ourselves.

Founder of Houston Fashion Bloggers group Shasie took this awesome picture of us. :-)

I initially posted about Qwashae Boutique a few months ago when the Houston Fashion Bloggers covered the Spring 2012 Fashion Show.  It was so great I couldn’t cover it all in one post so I broke it down into a series.  I was super excited to be able to return to Qwashae Boutique and  really get a chance to see and try on the clothes. :-)
 When we walked in, we were greeted with this lovely set up and sign-in sheet.The champagne table

The staff at Qwashae Boutique were so welcoming and fun. They had an entire agenda set up for us with games and prizes included. :-) Vernetta of Women are Game Changers won a prize! One of the activities was to share with the group the message you receive from your Dove chocolate.  Check out what mine said below

We were able to explore the store and try on whatever we liked.

Check out how gorgeous Della Belle K of The BeautyBar924 looks in this dress.  We were all in awe!Melonie of Fashionably Forty and I.

Totally fell in love with this necklace!
This is a Paris Hilton style dress
It looked great on Kelly Ann Ho-Sang of Fault Line Fashion.

Nikki and I of NW Style & Co. *This picture was taken by Shasie *

Amarya of The Eye of Arms and I.  *This picture was taken by Shasie*

*Shasie took this picture*

Here I am playing with this pretty detachable skirt.  It’s such a great accessory that can be added to many different ensembles. :-)The owner Shekeina and I. *Shasie took this picture*
Nikka Shae of Oh Nikka came from Atalnta to hang with us. *Shasie took this picture*

Unfortunately when I pulled up I realized I forgot my camera. *screams* so a lot of these pictures aren’t nice quality.  Luckily, my fellow Houston Fashion Blogger Shasie of Live Life In Style allowed me to use some of her pictures that she took with her cool camera. Thanks Shasie!! :-)

Apr 152012

Owner Shakena inside of Qwashae Boutique

I attended the Qwashae Boutique Spring Fashion Show with my fellow Houston Fashion Bloggers Shalanda of Live Life In Style and Imani of Fashion By Faith Seekers at Pearland Town Center in Pearland, Texas.

From left to right:  Imani, Me, and Shalanda

The Qwashae Boutique Fashion Show took place in the middle of Pearland Town Center.The show was at 3pm.  It was an unusually windy and overcast today, but that didn’t stop the event.

Shakena welcoming the guests to the show.

The Fashion Show was separated into different segments. Casual, Work, and Cocktail/Evening, Bridal.  The show had a masquerade theme so the models had masks to accent their ensembles. :-)

One of the workers getting the models ready for the runway

Casual WearCheck out these open toe nude pumps.

I loved this two toned purple off the shoulder dress. These shoes were Red Hot! The dress below was a big hit.  Dresses with the short and long combo are definitely in this seasonI love the fact that Qwashae Boutique has a wide range of sizes for their apparel.  They go from 2-18. :-)  Look at how cute this model is.  This dress compliments her curves.  Look at the cool mask the model is wearing below.  Werk!!

Stay tuned for part 2.  Qwashae has such amazing pieces.  For more info on Qwashae Boutique, visit their website at qwashaeboutique.com