Posted: 3rd November 2017
At Jovani, we celebrate confidence and beauty in all forms. While putting a fashionable foot forward in a stylish dress is always a helpful confidence boost, so is feeling fit, healthy and toned up! For anyone who has a big event in the near future, representing the best version of yourself while wearing that special outfit is key. That glow shines from the inside out and adds a whole other kind of sparkle.
Los Angeles based personal fitness trainer, Roya Vahedi, has kindly shared her knowledge and insider secrets for planning and maintaining that all-important workout regime, no matter what your goal is. From toning up to keeping motivation and focus, she reveals the best approach when boosting both your health and your shape is your goal. Be it just for an event, or for a long-term switch to a better daily regime, Roya’s tips will have you excited to work up a sweat – and then pull a red carpet pose.
JOVANI: What is your own personal fitness ethos?
ROYA: I strongly believe that nutrition is 80% and fitness is 20%. It takes an entire lifestyle change in order to see not only the physical changes of your body,.....
Posted: 25th July 2017
With an incredible 25-year career that has taken her from Tokyo to Los Angeles, Mitsuko Osuga has mastered the art of creative floral design. Founder of California-based Mitsuko Floral, she has added her own imaginative touch to many events, and collaborated with brides-to-be to help them realize their dream day.
Her business is now lauded as one of the best wedding vendors. She continues to work with brides to transform their venues into unique spaces and create personalized bouquets.
Mitsuko has kindly agreed to be interviewed for our latest ‘Influencer and Expert’ series, sharing her insider knowledge for those planning weddings or special occasions, and has spoken about the impact flowers can make on your big day.
JOVANI: What initially got you interested in becoming a florist?
MITSUKO: I loved everything about flowers. The fragrance, the vibrant colors, the romance, the ability to create things and uniquely tell a story with each floral design and arrangement. It’s with this fervor then that I went on to pursue my floral design degree and eventually my certificate in Professional Floral Instruction from Parsons The New School of design in Manhattan......
Posted: 18th July 2017
Angie Ohman is a Sherman Oaks based personal trainer who specializes in working with women. Angie motivates, guides and inspires her clients to reach their fitness goals, even when they’re working within a limited time frame. Also a nutritionist, Angie is keen to see those who she works with make permanent healthy changes to their lifestyles.
Helping brides prepare for their big day is one of her key services. She explains that those gearing up for such a big life event are often the most motivated. She has shared with us her own personal tips and training secrets for brides-to-be.
Revealing some of her insider knowledge, Angie has spoken to Jovani about fitness, health and keeping that motivation to reach those goals!
JOVANI: Tell us a little about your own approach to fitness?
ANGIE: I train women only and specialize in weight-loss and lean toning. I’m also a sports nutritionist, so I’m very involved in my clients’ health in all ways.
I really consider myself more of a tough workout buddy than a “trainer.”
I think starting with a personal trainer can be very scary and overwhelming for many people –.....
Posted: 12th June 2017
Alexa Gallo, photographer behind BrightBird Photography, has kindly agreed to take part in our latest Expert Interview. Alexa has a unique vision when it comes to capturing the spirit of an event. She shuns the conventional – bringing depth, emotion and raw beauty to her photographs.
A frequent wedding photographer, Alexa prefers to create intimate portraits that tell a story. Her images capture those behind-the-scenes moments that relay the true experience. Her attention to detail and flare for the original is what sets her apart.
As an expert in her field, Alexa has shared a few of her secrets for capturing incredible and personal photos. If you have prom coming up or just want to perfect the art of the selfie, she has let us in on her top tips that you can make your own. She has also spoken on her own approach to photography and the art of creating authentic work.
Camera at the ready? Then read on!
JOVANI: What would you say is the most important part of your job?
ALEXA: The most important part of my job is to see the beauty in any situation......
Posted: 26th May 2017
Creative and unconventional – two words that perfectly describe event-planning mastermind Kristin Banta. With a long list of accolades tucked under her belt, Kristin’s unique vision has created unforgettable events and weddings for so many. For our latest Jovani Influencer Interview, we speak to Kristin about what makes any special event truly original and memorable.
Sharing some of her secrets for planning personalized occasions, Kristin has revealed some of her wisdom for us to take inspiration from. Preferring to shun tradition and create stylish juxtapositions that last in the memory, Kristin’s modern and fresh approach to event design creates an elevated atmosphere for guests. Her weddings beautifully represent the couple in question, sharing who they are with subtly crafted details.
Each event is designed with an elegant finesse that transcends the typical and takes you into an unexpected vision. Her goal is to tell a story, be it of romance or celebration. She has graciously agreed to share some of her knowledge for those planning their own event or wedding.
KRISTIN BANTA: The brand was originally created to fulfill what I deemed to be a largely untapped market,.....