Writing My First Book

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I get crucified for being too adventurous and daring with my career and other life pursuits, so when the idea of writing a book came up, I only shared with a few people. Let’s be honest, everyone is a “writer”nowadays. There were 391,000 self-published titles released in 2012 alone!

My inspiration for publishing a book came from many conversations with a friend, Margaret. We would talk about relationships, sex, friendships and casual dating on our daily walk from work (we were teachers then!). These talks which she often calls “Chela Wisdom”, would feed us insight that made us more grounded and inspired. We learned so much about ourselves and each other simply by talking or listening.

Looking back, I’m pretty sure that our lives crossed for those moments. I miss those moments. Two women exploring all the rights and wrongs in their lives and helping each other reach awesome conclusions – a beautiful thing if I do say so myself.
We realized that career, friendship, appearance, spirituality and romantic relationships all struck a common chord within us – happiness. We desired happiness. I discovered that women just want happiness but don’t know how to get it. My book is for that woman. I will be raw and honest about how each of us can get the life that we want.

I need your help! Please share any life changing experiences, or pressing issues that you would like to work on. Maybe you don’t have a lot of confidence in the work place or can’t figure out why it is so hard for you to find a life partner- if this is you, share your story with me by emailing glamourcommander@gmail.com. Post on all of your social media and share with your friends. I want to ensure that I am covering every obstacle and issue that we face as women.

I’ll keep you all posted on my progress with this exciting project.

Xo,

Che

DC Girls Scavenger Hunt on 6/21

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Join us on Saturday, June 21st for the ‘DC Girls Scavenger Hunt’! At noon, you will get ready, set and go around the city to complete missions, take pictures at DC landmarks and have pure fun with your friends.

When the hunt is over, socialize with us and other contestants at our barbecue where will announce the winner! The winning team gets bragging rights (of course), $10 Sephora gift cards for everyone in your team and dinner on us at one of our favorite DC restaurants.

Get your team ready, girls!

-Must be 18+
-We reserve the right to refuse participants if we reach maximum capacity.
-More information will be given via email after ticket purchase.
-No refunds on tickets. Tickets are transferrable until June 9th, 2014.
-This purchase does not qualify for Glamour Commander discounts.
-You must organize a team by June 9th at 11:59 pm or we will randomly select a team for you at check-in.
-Must bring photo ID to check-in and proof of ticket purchase (paper printout or email).

 

Purchase your ticket here.

Mad About Mules

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Spring 2014′s biggest shoe trend is the mule. Recently, in Porter Magazine, shoe connoisseur Manolo Blahnik shared how sexy he thinks mules are. How about you? What I like most is that there are so many styles and colors of mules to choose from. You can go fun and spunky with Sophia Webster or simple and minimalistic with Alexander Wang.

No up for buying designer brands? Check your local Nordstrom’s or Zara for affordable interpretation of runway designs. Check out the array of mules below too!

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Will you try the new trend? Come on! Do it for the Vine or…Peggy Bundy.
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Hey, DC! Here’s Why You Need A Personal Shopper

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You are not a train wreck. You always look nice and take pride in how you look. Why would you need a personal shopper?

Not Enough Time

You may be a stay-at-home mom or an investment banker who is putting in over 80 hours a week. You can barely find time to eat your lunch so shopping is definitely off of your radar.

Why you need a personal shopper: A personal shopper can purchase pieces for you while you’re busy and deliver them to your home. Your shopper can also notify you when your favorite brands  and stores have new inventory.

Afraid to Try New Things

You like consistency and change is a hard pill for you to swallow. You know that you want to change your look or try a new trends but need a little push.

Why you need a personal shopper: A personal shopper can help you to step outside of your comfort zone. With a one-on-one consultation, your personal shopper can learn more about you and what you are looking to achieve. Your shopper will also be essential on shopping trips. They’ll serve as a second eye and advise you to ensure that pieces compliment your personality.

Lifestyle Change

You’ve just gone through a divorce or started a new job. You’re experiencing a lifestyle change that you want or need to adjust your wardrobe for.

Why you need a personal shopper: Lifestyle changes can be stressful. Focus on your life’s new endeavors and leave clothing purchases and shopping to your personal shopper. With their knowledge of fashion, trends and personal style, you’ll be glad that you had an expert’s help.

Call Glamour Commander Consulting today at (202) 413-1046 to schedule your free consultation or email us at glamourcommander@gmail.com. Our personal shoppers are here to serve you!

 

GC x Le Bustiere Lingerie Styling Challenge on 4/11

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What: Lingerie Styling Challenge

Where: Le Bustiere, 1744 Columbia Road NW #2, Washington DC 20009

When: Friday, April 11th from 7-9:30pm

Cost: Free

Join the Glamour Commander team for a night that you won’t forget! Attendees will group into 2-3 teams to style a look with lingerie from Le Bustiere and wardrobe from Glamour Commander Consulting. The winning team will receive gift certificates (from Le Bustiere and Glamour Commander Consulting!).

Light appetizers and beverages provided. I hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Win $200 Worth of Personal Shopping from Glamour Commander!

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The first 10 people to sign up for our Glamour Commander Newsletter will receive a $200 credit for personal shopping with the GC. We’re encouraging women and men to enter to win. Just in time for Spring, you could have a personal shopper on hand to help you find Spring looks, a suit for your new job or the perfect dress for date night! Find out more about our services.

How to Sign Up

1) Click here and enter your email address, first and last name and hit subscribe to list.

2) Click the GC Newsletter tab above, click the hyperlinked word”Newsletter”. enter your email address, first and last name and hit subscribe to list.

The newsletter sign-up page should look like this:

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We will email the winners with a confirmation and instructions on how to redeem your credit. Good luck!

 

Girls Night-In DC at the Avenue Suites Rocked!

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Last Saturday, ten Glamazons joined the GC at the Avenue Suites on the West End. It was a beautiful day in DC and all of our spirits were high. We started the afternoon with Glam Bar vision boards. Attendees cut and pasted looks, inspiration and affirmations to their boards. The ladies really enjoyed the vision boards -some even took glue and scissors back to their rooms to finish. Vendor Hadiya stopped by with her vintage jewelry and clothing and Heavenly Scents, a local company that makes custom candles joined us as well.

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After check-in, some ladies branched off on their own to enjoy the weather in Georgetown, while others ordered food and enjoyed the sun on the patio. Most of the ladies stayed in the Glam Lounge (our central meeting space) to get acquainted with each other, to eat treats from our delicious candy and cupcake bar and enjoy Beyonce’s new album which was in heavy rotation all afternoon.

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I must say that this group kept me entertained! There was not a moment when I didn’t laugh. We talked about everything under the sun until the pizza arrived. Our spa sessions began shortly after, with the ladies each receiving their massage, facial and manicure with rave reviews afterwards, of course.

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One of my favorite parts of the evening was the belly dancing tutorial. The ladies got their Shakira on all while getting an awesome workout. It was a fun group activity that I will never forget. The next morning, I met everyone at A Bar (the hotel’s kitchen) for a quick breakfast and goodbyes. I left the Avenue Suites feeling great and looking forward to our next Girls Night In which takes place on 5/24. Get more info on our next event here.

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Thank you to all of the ladies and our GC staff for making this possible. Join us for our next GNI!

Xoxo,

Che