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Month: May 2012

announcing the winners of “the bra book”

Thanks to everyone that entered The Bra Book Giveaway, and congrats to the winners Kym Landon and Mrs. Yancy! You’re going to love this book, just send me a private message with your mailing address so I can send you your prize.

the bra book

I’ve been hard at work completing my debut Rose by Vanessa Jean collection, and I’m incredibly anxious to show you all what I’ve come up with. So many people have asked me why I named the collection Rose, and it’s simply because to me a rose is very reminiscent of a woman. Very beautiful to look at, but like a rose that has thrones, women have flaws and imperfections that give us a story and that makes us imperfectly PERFECT.

Since it’s swimsuit season, here’s an exclusive peek at some of the bathing suits that will be apart of the line.

What do you think of the swimsuits? I’d love to hear your feedback!

XOXO,
Vanessa


meatless monday: grilled tofu with mediterranean chopped salad

It’s almost summer time, and that means tons of Barbeques and cookouts with family and friends. It can be hard to pass up the hotdogs and hamburgers during these get-togethers, but I found this healthy, meatless BBQ recipe on Delish, and though I haven’t tried it yet, it looks like a great meal for any outdoor bash.

Grilled Tofu with Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Ingredients

Grilled Tofu
1/4 cups lemon juice
1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
14 ounces extra-firm tofu, preferably water-packed

Mediterranean Chopped Salad
2  medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup(s) diced seedless cucumber (1/4 medium)
1/4 cups chopped scallions
1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cups Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat grill.

Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mixture for basting.

Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Cut the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices and place in a shallow glass dish. Add remaining marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 8 hours.

Meanwhile, make the Mediterranean Chopped Salad by combining tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, parsley, olives, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to mix. Serve within 1 hour.

Lightly oil the grill rack (hold a piece of oil-soaked paper towel with tongs and rub it over the grate). Drain the tofu, discarding marinade. Grill the tofu over medium-high heat, basting occasionally with reserved lemon juice mixture, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve immediately, topped with the salad.

Do you know any good vegetarian BBQ recipes?

XOXO,
Angela


win it! the bra book

Most girls love shopping, and while browsing and trying on new duds can be fun, some items can be stressful to shop for. Picking the right bra will make you feel and look confident, which in turn, will easily make you look better in your great clothes. I’m putting the finishing touches on ROSE by Vanessa Jean before the line launches, but in the mean time, I’m giving away copies of The Bra Book by style expert Jené Luciani to two lucky readers.

This book goes into great detail about what type of bra you should wear under different outfits, why picking the right bra is great for your overall health, and Luciani also gives helpful tips on how to avoid a serious fashion faux pas with the undergarment.

Entering the contest is simple: Just leave a comment in the section below telling me why you should win the book.

Good luck ladies,

XOXO,

Vanessa

Rules:
• You must be a registered AngelaandVanessa.com member to enter.
• This contest is open to residents of the USA only.
• Winners will ONLY be contacted via private message to their AngelaandVanessa.com inbox and by email. If our team does not hear back within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected in your place.
• Limit one comment per entry. Multiple comment entries will not be considered.
• This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM PST on May 20, 2012.


rose by vanessa jean model search

I told you all about my new lingerie line a few weeks ago, but I didn’t mention the most exciting part. For the launch of Rose by Vanessa I’m looking for ten fierce models to be my Rose girls. All shapes and sizes are welcome—just beautiful, confident women. Ladies, it’s your chance to shine!

Check out this video I made for more details:

Rose by Vanessa Jean Model Search from Rose by Vanessa Jean on Vimeo.

Are you going to enter my model search?

XOXO,
Vanessa