Milwaukee Fashion Week

Couture Designer Gilles Montezin at Milwaukee Fashion Week
Milwaukee Fashion Week launches this friday october 3. This is especially interesting to me because I sent 450 mini gift certificates to be given away in the goody bags for VIP's. I also donated a pretty Fairy Ring Necklace for their silent auction whose proceeds will benefit Thembalethu Children's Home in Kwazulu-Natal district, Harding, South Africa through the Hummingbird Project . This is a really neat foundation and I'm excited to be able to contribute a little something to it. Now if only I could go to see all of the cool things going on at MFW...

Violet Everywhere!

Violet in Private

We all know about my penchant for the name Violet. It is one of my very favorite names and words for that matter which is why when Melissa Walker, writer
extroardinaire, author of many books including Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design and her latest and greatest Violet in Private approached me about doing a giveaway on her blog to celebrate her book launching I said yes, of course!

Fairies Ring

This necklace fit in perfectly with the Violet theme and some lucky girl won it on wednesday by leaving a comment on Melissa's blog. You really should take a peek at her blog and then go get a Violet book. What was that they always told us in school RIF? Reading is fun. cheesy but true...