OH MY GAD: Getting Settled & A Big Revelation

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I have been meaning to write a quick update for some time, now, after dropping the bomb that I was moving across the country. Things have been going great! I’ve been working quite a bit, actually. The kids and I get along really well and I absolutely adore the whole family! They have played a huge role in making this transition so much smoother for me.

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New Beginnings

 

God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and a whole lot of faith… but it’s worth the wait.

-Unknown Author

First and foremost, I want to apologize for how negligent I’ve been. Things have been crazy in my personal life, putting my blog and YouTube on the back burner for awhile. With that being said, I have some big, big, BIG changes happening. It has taken a lot of planning, soul searching, and getting past my fears. TODAY I will be packing up my little car and moving across the country to San Diego, California!

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a hairstylist. And for the past year I’ve been living out that part of my dream working at St. Louis’ top salon with some of the best hairstylists in the business! But the second part of “the dream” was to be a hairstylist in California. I’m not sure what it was that has always drawn me there, but California seemed like the place to be. It’s a funny thing because I think I was 15 years old when I decided that’s where I wanted to end up and I had never actually been there! I can count on one hand, specifically two fingers, how many times I’ve visited and both times have been some of my most memorable vacations. Continue reading

OH MY GAD: VICTROLA!

28A few weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to work with Lauren Cram, St. Louis’s local creator and designer of VICTROLA, on the photoshoot for her latest collection. Although her designs can stand alone, once we got deeper into the shoot and I got to know Lauren I loved the designs even more! Lauren is a fun, energetic and outgoing gal but at the same time she created a comfortable, laid-back, and creative environment for us to work in. If this shoot couldn’t get any more personal, Lauren hosted it at her home!

So, who is she? And what is VICTROLA? Lauren is a nationally recognized fashion designer who lives vicariously through the alter-ego-of-a-clothing line that she’s concocted: VICTROLA. Bold, sassy and daring – Her designs take on the character she wishes she could be. And who doesn’t want to be that woman? With her keen eye for lush fabrics, strong silhouettes and great sense of style, VICTROLA is the perfect combination of pure girlishness with an edge. Which is DEFINITELY right up my alley! Continue reading

OH MY GAD: Meero Mani Nails!

(photo compliments of Megan’s Instagram)
So, I’ve been keeping these babies a secret for awhile. For no particular reason, besides wanting to write the best possible review because they absolutely deserve it! And I think these nails need to stay FAR from being a secret to the beauty world!
A few months ago, I was going through all of my social media outlets, as I do daily, and I noticed Meero Mani Nails had followed me on Twitter. Since starting the whole YouTube and Blogging thing I have numerous small name brands follow me daily; and I hate to say that normally I just ignore them and move on. But, MMN followed me on Instagram AND Pinterest, as well. You don’t just follow someone on all their social media, including Pinterest, unless you’re trying to get someone’s attention. And she sure did, so I started doing some research…

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2014 St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards

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Something super cool happened… I’VE BEEN NOMINATED FOR 2014 ST. LOUIS FASHION BLOG AWARDS!! I had no idea! Voting ends this Friday on September 19th. The day before my birthday!

I’ve been nominated for:
  • Best Beauty Blog
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Video Blog/Vlog
I’m totally speechless. This is really awesome. I’ve never been nominated for any kind of award.
For the last year I’ve been working really hard on my YouTube Channel. And I absolutely LOVE vlogging. And I have a ton of cool new videos coming soon (so make sure you’re subscribed)!
So, if you have a free second PLEASE go vote for your favorite blog (AKA me, AKA Gadden Rose).
UPDATE: Thank you so much for the win for People’s choice Best Video Blog/Vlog Award!!!

Oh My Gad! Shirt Kong!

Photography by Domineque Wold
Shirt by Shirt Kong
I’m all about living, shopping and playing local. So, a few months ago I ran across a screen printing company called Shirt Kong. And what a better place to show off my new purchase from them, than down by The Arch with local photographer, and good friend, Domineque Wold?!

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