Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We're H.Y.P.E Are YOU?

On  February 6th, Twinkle Boutique had the pleasure of working with H.Y.P.E. Inc., a Charlotte non-profit organization at a photo shoot for their upcoming fundraiser.

HYPE focuses on enriching the lives of inner city youth through athletic and academic education. They currently offer year-round programs for youth ages 6-18 in gymnastics, tennis, track and field, golf, and dance. Check out their website:

On March 4th at The Sunset Club, H.Y.P.E. is holding a Pro-Cheerleader Day Party. Over 20 Current and Former Professional cheerleader from the Washington Redskins and Charlotte Bobcats will be in attendance. They will auction off a photograph of some of the cheerleaders wearing Twinkle Boutique jewelry. All proceeds go to benefit H.Y.P.E.

Twinkle Boutique will be there in support of the organization, where we will have a VIP Suite set up with our latest and trendiest jewelry. If you would like to purchase tickets for this event you can do so at: We

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New American Idol Panel of Judges... Awesome New Vibe for the Hit Show!

American Idol- Ramblings by Lauren Fox

I don’t know about you guys. But I LOVE this season of American Idol! I thought that since Simon left, the show was sure to be cancelled. The judges have such a great chemistry. Steven Tyler is hilarious! His random comments always crack me up! He is a lot “softer” than I thought he would be. My 6-year-old sister asked me last night, “Is that a boy or a girl with the crazy hair on the end?”

The Twinkle ladies are big Jennifer Lopez fans as well. I especially like that she is always flashing some bling! What is not to love about that? J-lo definitely fits the *Twinkle* girl mold: "a little twinkle to sparkle wherever you go!"

Wednesday night’s auditions were in Austin, Texas. Here are some of my favorites:

Casey Abrams sang “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Ray Charles. I think he will definitely go far this season! His voice was so soulful! I can’t wait to see what he will do with more conventional pop songs!

Corey Levoy was the guy with the “J Lo Booty”. He sang “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt. He and his sister (who was at the audition) didn’t meet until they were in their teens! It was so obvious how much they loved each other and how bad she wanted him to get that “golden ticket”. A “loving sibling” always draws a tear for me, so I hope he goes really far in the competition.

Jacqueline Dunford and Nick Fink were the couple that came into the audition room together. I have a feeling that they actually weren’t a couple, but just pretended to be one to get TV time. But who am I to say? Regardless, they both had great voices! Jacqueline sang “Mercy” by Duffy, which is one of my favorite songs! And Nick sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5, another favorite. I don’t think they’ll make it to the end, but they are both very talented!

John Wayne Schultz was the cute cowboy (no, really... he’s a cowboy) who sang “Believe” by Brooks and Dunn! I loved his voice and how he was there for his mom that was diagnosed with breast cancer! I hope he does well in the competition because I wouldn’t mind looking at him every week! Cuteeeee!!!!

Auditions this season have been very interesting and the competition will definitely be tough! I can’t wait to see who wins because there have been so many incredibly talented people audition! We’ll see if someone can take Kelly Clarkson’s spot as my favorite American Idol!