Belle August 2010
Style Weekly's magazine for Richmond women.
belle TRIP TO BRAZILIAN A Midlife Moment IMPERFECT PARTIES Advice for the Reluctant Hostess AUGUST 2010 WOMEN TO KNOW: Pia Trigiani, Barbara Wright and More SUMMER IN REARVIEW The Checkout Girl RECYCLED FASHION The Worn Again Show PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR FALL.. Furniture And More Sale! Westbury Gallery 8905 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23229 � 804-285-4733 � MON - SAT 10-6 � SUN 12-5 ON THE COVER: belle PUBLISHER: firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR IN CHIEF: email@example.com EDITOR: ART DIRECTOR: PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR: Styling by Lauren Healy; Photo by Scott Elmquist FASHION EDITOR: CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: 16 STYLE & SUBSTANCE 5 COPY EDITOR: DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR: LUSH LIFE: 8 SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGER: PERSONALITIES PROFILE: 10 10 MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS & EVENTS: SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: FASHION CUES RUNWAY: 13 13 BELLE ACCOUNTS MANAGER: FASHION STATEMENT: 14 FEATURE: 16 DETAILS: 21 28 23 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: SALES ASSISTANT: BODY & SOUL ALTERNATIVES: 23 24 CREATIVE ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: ADVERTISING GRAPHIC ARTISTS: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AGENDA: ADMINISTRATION/BUSINESS MANAGER: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT: GREAT TASTE 26 26 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TEAM: 14 FIRST PERSON ENTERTAINING: Belle is published monthly and is free. One copy per person. 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Fall is Here boutique of good fortune 5807 P Patterson Avenue � 804.288.5807 www.luckylillibet.com custom framing exhibition gallery one-of-a-kind gifts artist services rickscustomframeandgallery.com about us 5702 patterson ave richmond va 23226 custom framing custom framing experienced design experienced design creative solutions conservation materials conservation materials creative solutions allall work done in-house work done on premises prompt turnaround prompt turnaround gallery current exhibition ART + FRAME = a private collection artist services exhibition framing custom stretchers custom shipping crates who we are Rick Michaels, owner Phyllis DeMaurizi, owner Laura Garrett, manager mon-sat 10-6 P 804.288.0001 F 804.288.0075 handmade boxes business card holders insect shadowboxes on patterson near libbie email@example.com | 4 | AUGUST 2010 belle STYLE &SUBSTANCE A PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST belle AUGUST 2010 | 5 | S T Y L E & S U B S TA N C E A Just Browsing Web site picks from Richmond women. Lisa Randolph PHOTOS BY KIM BROWN SEELY/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.COM 2. runnersworld.com -- -- 3. rrrc.org 1. adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure e | 6 | AUGUST 2010 belle PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST Film Female Actresses get top billing this month at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Friday Film Series, a weekly showcase of motion pictures, with "Great Women of the Screen," honoring performances by luminaries Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz and Tilda Swinton -- the latter three Academy Award winners. Series curator Trent Nicholas, who will introduce each film and lead any follow-up discussion, said he was inspired by a similar female-centric film series at the now-defunct Biograph, an independent repertory theater on West Grace Street that influenced PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST Richmond's cinema culture during the '70s and '80s. Screenings take place each week at 6:30 p.m. in the renovated Leslie Cheek Theater. Tickets are $7, or $5 for museum members, and may be purchased by phone at 340-1405, online or at the museum's visitor services desk. COLD DELICIOUS -- -- Gelati Celesti DeLuca Gelato AUG. 6: AUG. 13: AUG. 20: AUG. 27: OFFERINGS: OFFERINGS: MUST-TRY FLAVOR: ALSO FIND THEM AT: MUST-TRY FLAVOR: ALSO FIND THEM AT: de Rochonnet delights Bev's Homemade Ice Cream MUST-TRY FLAVOR: -- ALSO FIND THEM AT: OFFERINGS: OFFERINGS: Ray's Italian Water Ice and Frozen Custard MUST-TRY FLAVOR: ALSO FIND THEM AT: -- OFFERINGS: MUST-TRY FLAVOR: ALSO FIND THEM AT: belle AUGUST 2010 | 7 | An insider's guide to Richmond. C Theatre in Battery Park presents "As You Like It" featuring Kimberly Exum as Rosalind and Olivia Luna as Celia. Below: Lux Vacancy's Lydia Ooghe. JAY PAUL | 8 | AUGUST 2010 AU US 201 AUGUST 2010 201 0 belle belle PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST Chocolate croissant and mimosa at VMFA's Best Cafe. Sultry summer skin you will love forever Micropeel s � Chemica l Peel s � Je t Peel � L a ser Ha ir reduc t ion L a ser Skin Re juven at ion � Skin Tag Remova l � Ph a rm aceu t ica l Skincare Produc t s � Botox t m � Juvederm � � Re s t y l a ne t m Sandra Sprouse Master Esthetician � Marsha Hauck Patient Coordinator � Dian Burns Director/Master Esthetician 5899 Bremo Road, Suite 105 � Richmond, Virginia 23226 � (804) 521-3025 � www.richmondplasticsurgeons.com PERSONALITIES Pia Trigiani hopes to keep the peace. I -- -- | 10 | AUGUST 2010 belle PHOTO BY SCOTT ELMQUIST You won't know what you're missing until you experience... The Most Painless Brazilian Bikini Wax in Richmond! Schedule a Brazilian for $45 and get your eyebrow wax ($12 value) FREE!! The most incredible massages and facials you will ever experience! Book a 60 minute massage and get an additional 30 minutes FREE!! 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THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF VIRGINIA SURIHVVLRQDO WKHDWUH IRU WKH ZKROH IDPLO\ SUBSCRIBE TODAY SAVE 25%�(just $46 - $68 per person) AND CREATE MEMORIES YOUR FAMILY WILL TREASURE! )HUGLQDQG WKH %XOO OCT. 1 17, 2010 Written by Karen Zacar�as Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma 7KH %)* %LJ )ULHQGO\ *LDQW FEB. 18 MAR. 6, 2011 By Roald Dahl Adapted for the stage by David Wood 7KH 9HOYHWHHQ 5DEELW NOV. 26, 2010 JAN. 9, 2011 By Burgess Clark +RQN APR. 29 MAY 15, 2011 Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe Music by George Stiles CALL TODAY FOR THE BEST SEATS! W W W.T H E AT R E I V R I C H M O N D.O R G | 12 | AUGUST 2010 282.2620 belle FA S H I O N C U E S Old fabrics find new life in the hands of savvy seamstresses. BY DEVERON TIMBERLAKE S 1 4 5 2 3 6 1 Haden Bricker cut down a swath of fabric and added a lace inset at the waist for this summery dress. 2 Casey Bianco used almost every scrap of fabric in her bag to make a layered ensemble complete with hairpieces and a sewn-in label. 3 Stephanie Albert cut down a pair of men's pants for the shorts, and even made tights that she stenciled for this sportswear look. 4 Jessica Harrison's jersey-knit dress is made of T-shirts and other cast-off fabrics in a simple, wearable silhouette. 5 The show's youngest designer, teenager Morgan Jacobs, gave international flair to a hand-sewn sheath with shawl worn by her mother, Eileen. 6 Meghan Hobson designed a dress with braided fabric details and a pieced, hot-airballoon-inspired skirt. AUGUST 2010 | 13 | belle PHOTOS BY ASH DANIEL FA S H I O N C U E S Barbara Wright, teacher and wardrobe consultant, shares her stylish wisdom. A -- -- PHOTO BY SCOTT ELMQUIST | 14 | AUGUST 2010 belle realestate Belle's Best What 's your secret to success? Calling all female professionals! Share your take on life, reaching your business goals, and balancing it so well. VOteDrichmond'sBest realtorbyreadersof richmondMagazine My take YOU GO GIRLS !!! Did you know that Single Women are Twice as likely to buy Homes as Single Men?? With tons of on-line data available, do you know how to analyze and negotiate to make it work for you? My 20 years of experience - No Rookie - can help you find that perfect First Home. In this Buyer's Market with unprecedented low interest rates, DON'T WAIT for MR. RIGHT, start Building Wealth for yourself RIGHT NOW !!! COnsignMentshOp Because you are the Best! To participate in the next Belle's Best please call (804) 358-2100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Carol Barkstrom Connections realty llC 285-1224 ConnectionsRealtyRVA.com 5717 Monument Ave. Richmond, VA 23226 DessertshOp asmilein everyBite! My take Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe is Richmond's destination for desserts and confections baked fresh daily on site, using the finest gourmet and local ingredients. Our baked goods are perfect for any special occasion. We offer nostalgic classics and modern creations presented in flawless displays. Every day is a magical event at Pearl's. izzie's...Consigning withgrace My take We try to make everyone feel welcome at Izzie's. We love helping people; we often say that our customers become our friends because we take the time to get to know them. We do not see our shop as purely a "business" but a shop that people can come and "recycle" their once loved items and others can come and fall in love with the perfect piece and purchase it because it is affordable. laurie C. Blakey & laura F. Condrey Pearl's Cupcake shoppe 285-CAKE pearlscupcakeshoppe.com 5812 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA, 23226 Jill HendriCks & diana ragsdale izzie's...Consigning with grace 378-5005 14300 Midlothian Turnpike The Preceding are paid advertisements. Congratulations to the 2010 Recipients Mary C. Doswell, Dominion Susan F. Dewey, VA Housing Development Authority Linda Nash, Partner MD Read more at styleweekly.com/executive belle AUGUST 2010 | 15 | THREAD Embroidery plus denim equals simple summer dressing. FASHION EDITOR: ART DIRECTOR: PHOTOGRAPHER: MODEL: ASSISTANT: HAIR AND MAKEUP: BY A | 16 | AUGUST 2010 belle FA S H I O N C U E S Opposite: White embroidered chiffon blouse by Graham & Spencer ($336) and natural hide leather miniskirt by Graham & Spencer ($310); black and blue stone rings ($72 and $80) at Need Supply Co.; gold dream-catcher spider web earring ($35) at Ciao; jean jacket with stars and sun motif embroidered by Rev. Bobby Joe Small. This page: Vintage khaki cotton shirt ($12) and beaded Indian camp necklace ($16) at Exile; bark brown razor-cut leather belt ($188) at Frances Kahn; high-waist dark denim shorts by Forever 21 embroidered by Rev. Bobby Joe Small; stretch trouser sock ($8) by American Apparel; leather and suede lace-up boots ($298) at Ciao. belle AUGUST 2010 | 17 17 | belle AUGUST 2010 | | FA S H IIO N C U E S FA S H O N C U E S WHERE TO FIND IT: AMERICAN APPAREL B-SIDES THRIFT BOUTIQUE Oversized deco and white beaded dangle earrings by Maslodesigns ($98) at Need Supply Co.; vintage rock charm bracelet ($8) at Exile; vintage bright red Hawaiian shirt ($17) at B-Sides Thrift Boutique; high-waist black denim tap shorts ($40) at American Apparel; vintage black snakeskin high heels ($15) from B-Sides Thrift Boutique. CIAO EXILE FRANCES KAHN NEED SUPPLY CO. PINK REV. BOBBY JOE SMALL | 18 | AUGUST 2010 belle Summertime Celebrate the season with a "Mommy Makeover" Breast Augmentation � Breast Lift� Liposuction/Body Contouring Tummy Tuck � Buttock Lift � Botox and more! Mention this ad and receive � off Dr. Zinsser's $100 consultation fee. More time to spend with the kids, More time for vacation and relaxation More time for YOU! John W. Zinsser, M.D., F.A.C.S. Skin services provided by Master Aesthetician Blanche Meaux Luck 1501 Maple Ave. 101B � Richmond, VA 23226 � www.zinsserplasticsurgery.com � 804-474-9805 belle AUGUST 2010 | 19 | Look good in your... ITSY, BITSY, TEENIE WEENIE BIKINI. Burton M. Sundin, MD Reps B. Sundin, MD specializing in Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Thigh and Buttock Lift, Arm Lift FREE CONSULTATION! Mention this ad and receive $100 towards your next purchase of $500 or more on any injectable or skin care product. 804.290.0909 | www.DrSundin.com 7611 Forest Avenue | Suite 210 | Richmond, VA FA S H I O N C U E S Vintage necklaces are fashion currency. PHOTO BY SCOTT ELMQUIST; MAKEUP: JONYE CORDOVA; MODEL: STEFANIE BALL belle AUGUST 2010 | 21 | Enjoy 40% - 80% off name brands like Christian Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci and many more. From the dress to the event, we have it all. Call us to set up an appointment. It s Chic Again! ' Sycamore Square Shopping Center � 1225 Sycamore Square � Midlothian VA, 23113 � 804-897-CHIC (2442) � Monday - Saturday 10 - 7 � Sunday 1 - 6 Featuring Live Music by Mark Whetstine on Saturday, August 14th for Your Shopping Pleasure! www.ItsChicAgain.com The Eve The Landing Strip The Heartbreaker The Triad The Heartbreaker ver since my husband and I went to see "The Vagina Monologues" on Valentine's Day in 2001, I swore I would never, ever shave Down There. I barely shave my legs past the knees and only recently have I started shaving my armpits in any season other than summer. But approaching my 35th birthday, I feel it is time to find a rite of passage for my entry into this new stage of womanhood. One of my best friends flew to Africa for her 35th, another to Paris. Me? I book a Brazilian. To be honest, I don't know precisely what a Brazilian Heartbreaker is when I call Bombshell Brazilian Waxing and Skincare Studio in Carytown to schedule my appointment, but when the owner, Melissa Bryant, advises me to take four ibuprofen before I come in, I start to get a clearer picture. "I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful," proclaims Marilyn Monroe from the wall of the adorable, spotless salon where everything is either pink, black or leopard print. Melissa greets me, nodding with empathy as I explain how terrified and excited I am. The former general E Seeing myself differently, or how to wax poetic. By VAlley HAggArD manager of Nesbit's Salon, Melissa opened Bombshell in February, offering tanning, hair and nail work, makeup and all manner of waxing. She has spent many years making women wonderful. As I make myself comfortable on her table, inspecting various bottles of ointment, tweezers and a huge vat of hot green wax, Melissa turns down Frank Sinatra on the phonograph and explains the process. "First," she says, "you're going to do the frog." There are, I discover, several other yoga positions I will find myself in over the course of the next hour, including the pretzel and a modified happy baby. Totally exposed from the waist down, I bend my legs into V's as Melissa slathers me with a healthy dose of lotion and lidocaine numbing spray. "I call this greasing the pan," she laughs, before trimming me with an electric razor. I imagine that I am about to mow the lawn with a sickle on the hottest day of the year, and a tiny bead of sweat forms on my brow. But the wax is hot in a pleasant way and although I brace every muscle in my body for the first pull, the pain is surprisingly mild. I thank my lucky stars, because in order to complete the job, Melissa must revisit my most delicate regions with this wax and yank process a few dozen more times. Her upbeat, professional bedside manner could school more than a few gynecologists, I think, shocked to find myself yammering away as if I were wearing pants, in a coffee shop somewhere. "I am so OCD," says Melissa, fastidiously cleaning me up with a razor and tweezers, fashioning a perfect heart out of heretofore raw materials, coating the final product in baby powder and tea tree oil. "This is Bactine for your hoo-ha," she explains, admiring her handiwork. And I must say, for a girl like me, the results are both pretty and pretty shocking. "I kicked ass!" I tell Melissa and she agrees. After this, I could do most anything. She sends me out the door with congratulations and a care package: detailed maintenance instructions, an exfoliating glove and a blow pop. As I walk to the car I feel triumphant with my secret. There's a fine line between a skinned cat and a fresh peach, but who's splitting hairs? belle photo illustration by jeff bland AUGUST2010 | 23 | b o dy & s o u l alternatives Sweet Sorrow DANGERMOUSE AND SPARKLEHORSE CAPITOL -- H.L. AGENDA If you still haven't caught a Richmond Flying Squirrels game, you can get one with fireworks Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at The Diamond. And if Nutzy -- or girl-fave shortstop Brandon Crawford -- can't keep you entertained, there's plenty of food and drink to distract you. Tip: It's cheaper to order tickets by phone, 359-3866, and the Squirrels' last game is on Labor Day. Stars, Spangled REAL LIFE STUDIOS SCISSOR SISTERS -- H.L. | 24 | AUGUST 2010 belle GUY LINER Admit it, you're wondering whether Adam Lambert's stage show is all it's cracked up to be. He might not have won "American Idol," but he's getting plenty of exposure, including an Aug. 27 date at the National. Fire up the hot tub backstage. Tickets are $33 through ticketmaster.com. LEE CHERRY -- C.B. "WHAT I KNOW NOW ABOUT SUCCESS" "PICK ME" -- C.B. belle belle AUGUS 201 AUGUST 2010 25 AUGUST 2010 | 25 | U 20 01 PAGE PARSON G R E AT TA ST E [ ] Advice for people who don't entertain that often. Like us. W | 26 | AUGUST 2010 belle PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST -- -- Tips for reluctant hostesses: Fresh pea soup with tarragon Tomato farfalle with sweet corn and basil Fresh corn pancakes with salsa cruda and yogurt Tomato and watermelon salad with feta and toasted almonds Fontina and tomato pie Edamame and corn salad Coconut panna cotta with summer berry coulis -- PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST -- -- belle AUGUST 2010 | 27 | G R E AT TA S T E 1 2 & 1 2 | 28 | AUGUST 2010 1 2 belle PHOTOS BY SCOTT ELMQUIST CONSIGNOR'S CORNER It's Mid, It's Mad, It's Mod. VERVE Home Furnishings Warehouse IT'S 4500 SQUARE FEET OF VINTAGE-MODERN AND MID-CENTURY FURNITURE, LAMPS, DECOR AND MORE! VISIT WWW.VERVEHOMEFURNISHINGS.COM FOR EXACT DAYS OPEN IN AUGUST AND INVENTORY PHOTOS. APPOINTMENTS WELCOME. belle THE SHOPS AT 5807 5807 PATTERSON AVENUE RICHMOND, VA WAREHOUSE 4903 WEST LEIGH STREET (NEAR WILLOW LAWN, 2 BLOCKS DIRECTLY BEHIND CHIPOTLE'S) Show off your consignment shop, vintage store, or thrift establishment in belle For more details and to save your spot, please call 804-358-2100 or email email@example.com 804.288.5807 804.370.3765 To sign up for weekly photos and updates on new arrivals, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org belle RESOURCES This summer experience carefree smooth skin Learn to Mosaic! Learn basic tile setting and grouting techniques. You will leave with your very own finished Mosaic. No art or mosaic experience necessary. All materials will be supplied. Take the 3-day Night Class Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 11th,& 18th 6pm � 8:30pm or the DAY CLASS! Summer 3-day Class Friday, Aug 6th , 13th, 20th 10am � 1pm Tile One On Mosaics We are a Spa specialized in a variety of Brazilian bikini waxing, body waxing, and skincare treatments. 12042 Southshore Point Drive � Midlothian, VA 23112 � 804-639-2240 � rioskincare.com 804-278-8950 � 2016 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23230 www.crossroadsartcenter.com Wake up The Dream Zone is back in Style! Check the Mind, Body & Spirit Directory every Wednesday! &R ead! Center Yourself Check out Style's MBS Directory every week for the latest in Health, Beauty & Wellness! For advertising opportunities Call (804)358-2100 " Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Ann Radmacher belle AUGUST 2010 | 29 | F I R ST P E R S O N I -- -- -- | 30 | AUGUST 2010 belle NOW ACCEPTING ANTHEM HEALTHkEEPERS State-of-the-Art Laser Center Microdermabrasion Fraxel Lasers Laser Hair Removal Customized Skin Care Chemical Peels Botox� Latisse� Tattoo Removal RICHMOND DERMATOLOGY & LASER SPECIALISTS 9816 Mayland Dr. Richmond VA 23233 804.282.8510 Aesthetic Center 804.285.2320 Eileen Kitces, MD Melissa Schwarzschild, MD, JD | Edward Kitces, MD, PhD NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENTS WITHIN 24 HOuRS | Victoria Gross, MD | Margaret Terhune, MD | Sara Villalona, PA-C Suzanne Kitces Peck, MD When the Signs Point to a Urological Problem... � Kidney Stones � Urologic Cancers � Urinary Tract Infections � Urinary Incontinence � Pelvic Organ Prolapse � Overactive Bladder � Kidney Stones � Urologic Cancers � Urinary Incontinence � Vasectomy & Vasectomy Reversal � Erectile Dysfunction � Prostate Health Rely on the Experts at Virginia Urology. 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