1961 Fashion: Hair and Makeup Makeovers

MomsLA co-Founders Elise Derby, Yvonne Condes & Sarah Auerswald were recently transformed from mild-mannered Mom Bloggers from the 21st Century into 1960’s housewives ready for a night on the town, thanks to the talents of Irene Nava and Tony Medina (of His Vintage Touch Hair Styling)!

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Tony Medina and Irene Nava

Check out how much work went into all the hair & makeup! Tony and Irene Nava really did a great job! I don’t know how women did all this work themselves back in the day!

In case you can’t do it yourself, Tony Medina is offering to do 6 hair appointments for bloggers coming to the OC Blogger Bash on October 9th for $50 each! The appointments start at 9am that Sunday at the Hilton in Anaheim (right next door to the Bash). The first 6 bloggers to contact Tony can have the spots: hisvintagetouch20 (at) gmail.com. Start typing!

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Irene Nava, Letty Tennant, Sarah Auerswald, Elise derby, Yvonne Condes, and Tony Medina

Photos courtesy of Little Vixen Photography.


1961 Fashion Tuesdays: The Transformation w/ Little Vixen Photography

Little Vixen Photography joined us on site for our video shoot with Queen of Heartz to capture the 1960s transformations! Check out our blast to the past!


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MomsLA Sarah Auerswald AFTER photo transformation into 1961 fashions

Stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes shots of the Transformation, coming tomorrow!


Little Vixen Photography is dedicated to making women feel beautiful whatever shape or form. They mainly specialize in the pin up style from the 1940s and 50s but can, and have, done more modern photos. Little Vixen Each photo style is customized for a specific theme ranging from in-studio to on-site photography. These styles include but are not limited to: Pinup Photography, Glamour Photography, Exotic Photography, Bridal Photography, Artistic Photography, Headshots, Commercial / Catalog and Production / Events.

Check out their website to see other amazing photos! http://littlevixenphotography.com/

OC Blogger Bash Fashion Shoot with MomsLA and Queen of Heartz

Wondering what to wear to the OC Blogger Bash coming up on October 9, 2011? Look no further: Queen of Heartz knows all about the period and creates clothing that’ll make you look like a modern member of the Draper Family! Recently, MomsLA co-Founders Elise Derby, Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald got all gussied up for the big Bash by Letty Tennant and her Queen of Heartz team. Take a look!

What are YOU wearing to the OC Blogger Bash?

Ask Arlene

The weekly column on everything that is fabulous!

Betty from Orange: Dear Arlene, I’ve heard rumors about a party, a wonderful party in the OC this fall. Is it true? Could it be?

Arlene: Well, you know me. I don’t want to be the one to spread rumors….Okay, maybe I do. I have heard there will be one of the biggest, most fabulous parties of the season and it’s going to happen right here in Orange County. Food, drinks, music and prizes. Oh, the prizes.

It’s called the OC Blogger Bash and it’s sponsored by the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau. It will have the biggest SoCal names in the blogosphere. I hear that even those dolls over at MomsLA will be there.

If you’re wondering how you can get a ticket, Betty, email ocbloggerbash@purry.com with your name and your blog.

BlogHer ’11- here we come!

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau may be turning 50 this month, but instead of climbing over the hill, we’re running up the hill at full speed. The prime example: blogging. Say what you will about corporate blogging- some do it well, some just do it and some don’t even know what the word means. We are happy to say #3 is not us.

About six months ago, Anaheim/OC launched a blog with the intent to provide our visitors an insider’s perspective on everything OC. Just a few months later, here we are heading to BlogHer ’11, where we’ll be hosting a cocktail party to introduce ourselves and the OC Blogger Bash. With the help of our friends at MomsLA, we have an amazing group of about 50 LA and OC-based bloggers joining us to raise money for Help A Mother Out. We’ll enjoy cocktails and appetizers together, and one lucky lady will be heading home with an iPad 2 (plus another to be raffled via Twitter).

To say we are excited is an understatement, and as with any new experience, there is an element of anxiety with the anticipation of the unknown. As we pack for a few days in our neighboring San Diego, we can’t help but feel like we’re heading to a foreign country- an exotic land of hashtags, swag, exclusive parties, celebloggers and of course, plenty of surprises.

Like the new kid in class, we’ve been envisioning what our experience will be like for weeks. We’re eager to make new friends, anxious to just be there already and most importantly, can’t wait to wear our new outfits- OC Blogger Bash style. See you at BlogHer ’11!

p.s. Join us on Twitter! @OCBloggerBash #OCBloggerBash