The Leadership Brunch 1.27.2018

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RMS leadership brunch1.27.2018

Now is your time to step into the New Year with the confidence to lead in style! Join us on Saturday, January 27 to meet with other creative professionals who share your entrepreneurial mindset and your appreciation for creativity.

Our special guest will be Houston author and motivational speaker, Ashley Janae. She will share her advice on developing an action plan to help you lead in style.

Take advantage of the Early Bird ticket price now through 1.13.2018. Purchase your tickets here on Eventbrite!

Tickets will not be available at the door. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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Salvaged Assembly Fashion Show

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Salvaged Assembly is a fashion show focused on creating high fashion looks made of varying recycled/salvaged materials. All of the pieces to be showcased are created by the Fashion Design/Merchandising and Cosmetology students of Houston Community College Central. The show will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Do not miss this amazing show! Tickets are available via Eventbrite!

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2017 Holiday Giveaway

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‘Tis the season for a Rocky Mae™ Giveaway! Now through Friday, December 15, 2017, you may enter to win this Midnight Palace Statement Necklace from Chloe and Isabel™! This stunning necklace is made from clear crystals, jet black crystals, silver mercury glass and hematitie. If you would like a chance to add this accessory to your jewelry box, enter your name and email address in the form on this website.

All entries must be entered before December 15, 2017 to be considered. One (1) winner will be selected via random drawing and contacted via email (the email provided upon signing up) on December 16, 2017. The winner will have until December 18, 2017 to provide a mailing address and the prize will be mailed to the address provided. Failure to respond by December 18, 2017 means that the winner forfeits the prize.

No purchase necessary. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. This contest is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. Limit of one (1) entry per person using only one (1) email address to enter for the giveaway. Odds of winning the depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the sign-up period.

So what do you have to lose? Enter for your chance to win today!

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2017 Via Colori Recap

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rms bazaar cover image ig22By Robyn Alright

Via Colori is an annual street art festival that benefits the Center for Hearing and Speech. In the heart of Houston, TX, ordinary city streets are converted into canvases. Over 200 artist released their creativity directly onto the concrete roads that surround City Hall. For two days, the artists endured chilly November weather to create heartwarming images.

  • Artist Claudia Colmenares, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Ivan Garcia, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Dezmon Williams, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Mathieu Jn Baptiste, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Geremi Alvarez, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Marcos Hernandez, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Anat Ronen, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Lizette Galvan Portillo, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Craig Carter, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Margarita Botello, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Luis Castillo, Photographer Robyn Alright
  • Artist Jennifer Lang, Photographer Robyn Alright

Place arrow over image to see artist name. Photography by Robyn Alright.

This year, The Center for Hearing and Speech is celebrating 70 years of assisting children with hearing loss. Via Colori raised over $400,000 for the organization. It was a wonderful event and a great way to celebrate 70 years of service from The Center for Hearing and Speech.

 

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Career Choices: Should You Follow Your Head or Your Heart?

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By Robyn Alright

Within the first 5 minutes of meeting someone new, the “So, what do you do?” question is bound to bubble up. This may seem like an innocent question to keep the conversation going. But truthfully, there are some that use this question to size you up to see if they can use you for their own personal or professional gain. Knowing this may put pressure on you to say something impressive. In our society, sadly, we tend to judge people by what they do for a living. Consciously or subconsciously, we are told to climb the corporate ladder, get the money, get that title and fight for the corner office. That may work for some. Definitely not all. Definitely not me.

One day, I attended a networking event in an effort to meet people that may benefit my entrepreneurial journey. A man walked up to me and confidently told me his job title and who we worked for. Then, of course, it was my turn. “I just quit my job to start a blog,” I shared excitedly. That man gave me the blank emoji face and literally turned his back to me and walked away. I need not describe to you my feelings. Wondering if I said something wrong, I reviewed my statement and came to the conclusion that I was standing in my truth. If he didn’t like that, I can accept it. Onward. Not long after Mr. Rude left my presence, I met another lady. I told her the same thing, “I just quit my job to start a blog!” Her response was vastly different. Instead of a snobbish sneer, I was met with “Oh, that’s great! How exciting! I quit my job last year to start my own business.” Immediately, I felt a sense of relief and my sanity was validated.

Everyone is not designed to follow the same path. Society tends to tell us that there is only one way to achieve success. Every day, our heads are filled with mainstream messages that tell us what we should do with our lives. Most of the time, it is the message of “The Path”. Go to college, major is something that will earn you money, get a job, get married, have kids, put the kids through college so that they can major in something that will earn them money and then…retire. If this sounds great to you, by all means more power to you. Than plan works well for some people.  However, there are those of us who want to forge our own path instead of traveling the road set before us.

heart article 4 psdThe systematic way is safe and predictable. You get your check, pay your bills and it’s all gravy. In our heads, it makes sense. Logically, it makes sense to follow the path that is safest and provides a quality of life that is comfortable. But while our heads are happy, what about our hearts? The heart is where our dreams, desires and visions are hidden. Is that supposed to go ignored? Me thinks not. Here lies the eternal battle of head vs heart.

Both have their benefits and disadvantages. Your head helps you to plan and problem solve, but can also cause you to overthink and never take action. Your heart can guide you emotionally, but too much emotion may cause irrational behavior. The truth is that the victory of head or heart depends on the situation. When it comes to career choices, I bet on the heart because the heart has a not so secret weapon called love.

The old saying goes, “Do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life.” Your passion for the type of work you love to do can generate opportunities beyond your imagination. Sometimes, we just have to take a leap of faith and follow that compass in our heart. It knows the way even if it hasn’t registered in our heads just yet. Is it easy to follow your heart?  Not always. Is it worth it? Most likely. “But, what if I fail?” you ask. Then you would have had a new experience and learned something new to help you on your journey. Failure is not the end.

Consider this, when you are old and gray and reflecting over your life, will you be pleased with your contribution to the earth? Or, will you sing the Shoulda Coulda Woulda song? Sometimes our hearts know what is best for us before our heads get the signal. Go within and listen to your heart. Genuinely sit in silence and listen. You might be surprised and pleased at what it has to say to you.

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Intern at Rocky Mae Style

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Rocky Mae Style, a fashion and lifestyle brand based in Houston, TX, is currently seeking 3 interns for the Fall of 2017. This is an unpaid, part-time internship requires approximately 10 hours of work a month. Hours are flexible. Assistance is needed in the areas of writing, photography, videography, graphic design and event production. Most of the work can be performed remotely with occasional weekend work for events.  

Must be at least 18 yrs old.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have internet access, laptop and smartphone.
Must be organized and punctual with excellent time management skills.
Must have an appreciation and interest in art and fashion.
A creative personality and professional demeanor is helpful.

Benefits include attending industry and networking events, a professional reference and professional career development.

Interns would work closely with Robyn Alright, content manager for RockyMae.com. Robyn is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in event planning and promotion.

Send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Robyn at rockymaestyle@gmail.com. Please use “Internship” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22, 2017.

If not selected, all applicants will remain on file and may be contacted for future opportunities.

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Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

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By Robyn Alright

Did you know that tea tree oil is extracted from the twigs and the leaves of a tree that is native to Australia?  The botanical name of the tree is Melaleuca Alternifolia and there are over 300 species of tea trees that grow in that area. Thankfully, we do not have to travel all the way to Australia to reap the benefits of this valuable oil! Tea tree oil is widely available and has multiple health and beauty benefits. Here are a few fabulous ways that tea tree oil can be incorporated into your beauty routine.

Hair and Scalp Benefits

Tea tree oil has the ability to remove dandruff and relax dry flaking skin. It also helps to relieve an itchy scalp which is often caused by fungus or bacteria. Tea tree oil has been proven to treat these problems and it may also help with eczema.

Tea tree oil is also used to treat and repel head lice. While it is safe to use on pets, it is not recommended for use on pets or small animals.

Skin Benefits

Tea Tree oil is widely used in the battle against acne because of its anti-bacterial abilities. Its soothing properties helps to calm the skin and prevents flare-ups. This oil may also be used to treat wounds, cuts and other skin infections. It may also aid in the removal of skin tags.  If applied to the affected area several times daily, the skin tag could fall off on its own.

Warning

Tea tree oil is generally considered one of the safer essential oils. It can be used undiluted but depending on your skin type, it may be diluted with a carrier oil like olive oil, sweet almond or coconut oil. Before using tea tree oil, conduct a skin patch test to be sure that you will have no allergic reactions. Tea tree oil should not be taken internally and if you have any concerns, always consult your physician.

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Congratulations to Rastik and Natalia!

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We are so pleased to announce that one of Houston’s cutest couples is engaged to be married! Rastik and Natalia are a beautiful couple and it is easy to see that they are deeply in love.  Natalia’s graceful elegance goes with Rastik’s enthusiastic personality. The happy couple took their engagement photos at the Biscuit Paint Wall in Montrose. Share their love.

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Photography by Robyn Alright

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“Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.”-Hafiz

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“Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Bronte

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The happy couple will wed in July of 2018. Join us in wishing them the best of blessings in their journey as husband and wife.

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Bridal Jewelry for the Big Day

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By Robyn Alright

Before you walk down the aisle, make sure you have the right accessories to compliment your bridal style. Below are my top picks for bridal jewelry for your big day. All of these items can be found in our online boutique. Not only will you find bling for the bride, there are items suitable for every lady in your bridal party. Take a look!

Rosette Garland Hair Comb #H059CLAG

This captivating hair comb is perfect for a romantic wedding day. With antique gold plating and sparkling florals, you will definitely be best tressed.  

 

Art Deco Statement Drop Earrings #E418CLAR

This stunning set is inspired by the glitz + glamour of the 1920s. Antique rhodium and faceted crystals offer an extra dose of dazzle for the big day.

 

Pavé + Textured Leaves Drama Necklace  #N114G

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Inspired by nature, this fluid design has an open-ended silhouette outlined by sparkling crystal and golden leaves. This eye-catching piece offers the perfect touch of drama to any look.

 

Gardenia Toggle Bracelet #B256

This eye-catching toggle bracelet features semi-precious pale pink jade, sparkling golden and light peach crystal. The floral motif gives a feminine yet edgy vibe.

 

Sunlit Sahara Post Drop Earrings #E232

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These earrings feature Moroccan-inspired lattice and perfectly placed Swarovski sparkle. You can wear these long after your wedding day.

 

Heirloom Crystal Necklace #N304

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This heirloom collectible provides the perfect layer of sparkle.  This versatile piece a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

 

Mirabelle Statement Bracelet #B249

This vintage-inspired design showcases pavé florets layered over navette and pear-shaped crystals. Play up your wedding day look with this gorgeous piece.

 

Juliet Headpiece #H063CLAR

Adorn yourself with this enchanted headpiece. It is accented by a floral array of white opal crystal set in hand-wrapped wire. This adjustable piece will be the perfect piece.

 

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