Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How Do YOU Spell 'Fulltimefabulous"? K-R-I-S-T-Y, that's how.

MY beautiful fellow bloggers, and wonderful readers: 

Please take a moment to say hello to Sunglass Hut's new fashion blogger: Kristy Elena. 
I am tickled pah-pah-PINK to read the announcement over at SGH's Full Time Fabulous website

Folks, I feel like I feel when I watch one of those Oprah shows, you know the one where the audience looks under their seats and finds keys to a brand new Mercedes, a set of Louis Vuitton luggage, or tickets to fly to Australia? The episodes where Oprah is giving away a roomful of ridiculously fabulous prizes? Well, I cry like a baby. I'm not sure why, it's not me getting the prizes, but I weep for the beauty of generosity.  They are my Oprah-Tears-of-Joy (yes, I've named that type of crying) and friends, I've been leaking little OTOJ's all over my little laptop all evening! 

Behold they are TEARS OF VICTORY! Seriously, am I the only one who feels like I've won too? I feel like it. That mah home-girl, the ultimate in style, the fabu Kristy Elena won one for the team

Congrats Kristy! It was a victory most deserving! 

Let me add a big congrats to ALL the top 10 finalists of the Full Time Fabulous contest. I mean, they beat out thousands of entries, and basically were picked as the best of the best, and for 30 days these bloggers had this AH-MAZING platform to showcase their style, bloggy chops and personality. 

There are a few I'd like to acknowledge especially, not only for their hard work (I mean it was obvious EVERY FINALIST put in their heart and soul to win this contest,) but for the gracious, good sportmanship they showed in their final entry. True winners really show their colors in the way that they yield. 
Kudos to these wonderful, class-act set of winners:
AND I have no doubt that Treasure, Anh and Allie all have bright, successful futures ahead of them.
The Loud Mouth starts the celebration with a bottle of vino
 There was some cork popping and toasting on Twitter as happy members of #teamkristy raised a virtual glass to Kristy's win. Some lovely pics sent twitpic from Steph of the Loud Mouth, Vahni of Grit & Glamour, and the uber-lovely Brooke of CenterSage. Cool thing is that I met Steph and Brooke from Kristy's fashion contest, The Essence of Fall. We were all competitors for the prize, and became fast friends!
Vahni adds a fireplace
And Brooke brings bubbly and boyfriend!

 Here's an Update:
#Team Kristy has been busy all over the blogosphere celebrating the success of their girl!
Check out these posts 


Unknown said...

Great post!! I am super excited that she won!! :)


mispapelicos said...

Congratulations and to you all.And especially to you for being so touched by the love of others.

Beautifully Invisible said...

Love this post! And how lovely of you to include Treasure, Anh and Allie. You are completely right, of course. They are three very classy ladies.

I know just how you feel with the OTOJ - I was the same way all night. It speaks volumes about Kristy that we have all reacted this way about her in. I hope Sunglass Hut has some idea how lucky they are to have her.

I'm going to go add links to your and V's posts to my own so people can follow the Kristy love.

P.S. So sad I missed the "party" on twitter last night!



You're the best, Bella. I swear!


kristy said...

Omg, this made my eyes well up.

You guys are probably so sick of hearing me say thank you! I love this, it's amazing! Bella, what a cool idea for a post!! Will definitely be linking to it.

Anupriya DG said...

Congrats to Kristy!!! :))
Am sure she's gonna rock it!

Anonymous said...

Yeehaw!! Ha ha this is fabulous. I love how you used our twitter toasting pictures! I wept like a baby as well when I loaded up the full-time fabulous homepage and saw Kristy's beautiful face beaming at me. I was at work and I didn't even care! I just pulled the old, "Oooh darn there's something in my eye again!"

It really is so cool that you, Steph and I met during Kristy's Essence of Fall contest. That on its own speaks wonders about our girl. Yay for #TeamKristy!! xx

Marissa said...

Yay! Congrats to Kristy! So glad all the blogger community did to promote her worked. :)

Ife' said...

yay!!! and why am I not surprised? that girl's got spunk... and so much style! *happy dance...happy dance*

Rosalind said...

Your kindness and empathy for others is wonderful - and a big congratulations to her! What an oppurtunity. I love your reference to it feeling like watching Oprah. I think it is a truy great quality to be genuinely happy for other people.

stylenuggets said...

Congrats to all the participants and Happy New Year to you Bella

Unknown said...

Yipee !!!
You were such an important part of her campaign !
and, did u see the Links a la Mode round-up ?
Tee, hee!
Yipee again !!!

Lee Oliveira said...

Kristy is fabulous. So glad she won..
You have V's pic.. mmm.. a bit jealous right now.. hahahaha
Lee x

Anonymous said...

So happy for Kristy! She is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. And I am loving that you all cheered a "virtual toast". And what's a toast without some bubble?

Haha, love it!


Unknown said...

Thanks for the info on Kristy's win. I have been following this girl and watched her give it all she had for this competition. I'm so happy for her and she proves that love, desire and hard work can get you everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Kristy and Congrats to YOU for your shout out in WWD. What a fabulous way to start the year. You are an inspiration doll. xo Mish

Lise Marie said...

Great post!!

Anh said...

Awwww, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the sweet mention. That's so awesome, and really thoughtful of you. =)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post and thank you for including my post Bella! I couldn't be happier that Kristy won and to be a part of Team Kristy!

Any Second Now

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Mah pleasure!