Blogger of the Week: Candy Washington
Candy Washington is this week's featured blogger and guess what? She's just as sweet as her name suggests! When she's not busy running her blog, this babe keeps plenty busy building her brand as an actress, host, writer and more. Keep scrolling to learn a few little known facts about Candy and, of course, you'd better check out the 5 must haves that keep this busy lady in working (and fashionable!) order! Actor, writer, and on-camera host, Candy Washington is a highly sought-after resource for her witty, trendy, and always entertaining fashion and style expertise and professionalism on-set. Candy has appeared in TBS', Are We There Yet?, MTV's He Said, Said, FUSE's You Rock, Let's Roll, along with additional television spots and short films. Candy has performed on-camera fashion segments with top industry influencers including NBC’s Today Show’s style and beauty expert Bobbie Thomas, NBC’s Fashion Star winner Kara Laricks, Teen Vogue’s Eva Chen and Elaine Welteroth, NBC's Dancing with the Star’s stylist Dean Banowetz, ABC’s fashion and style expert Lilliana Vazquez, and Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin, and has appeared on ABC 7 as a film and entertainment expert. She is also the founder of a popular fashion and style website that was profiled in Cision, the industry’s go-to standard for media professionals. Candy is also a senior fashion writer for Fashion Edits, is a brand ambassador for Style in View, has a bi-weekly column in Ms. In the Biz, a publication for the next generation of female Hollywood power players, contributed to “The Journey,” Uptown Magazine’s luxury microsite for Lincoln Luxury cars, and is an Arts & Entertainment writer for Mic. She was also quoted in Fashionista and has contributed to The Fashion Spot, MarketingDaily’s MediaPost, RunwaytoRetail, and PROJECT NY. Candy has worked in the Louis Vuitton public relations department and was a buying and merchandising assistant at Urban Outfitters, Inc. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Candy attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC and graduated with honors. She also received a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion : What I love most about Philosophy's Amazing Grace body lotion is its light yet intoxicating scent. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, clean, and moisturized. I have dry skin so its shea butter and natural oils helps to keep my skin looking clean and clear without ever feeling greasy. It also helps to tone and firm my skin, which is always a plus.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Baby Aidan : I've coveted Marc Jacobs bags for as long as I can remember, but the Classic Q Baby Aidan takes the fashion cake. I love how it's a hybrid between a doctor's bag silhouette and a larger, more casual and carryall look. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap and I use it to transform the bag into a cross-body for days when I want to change up my look. It also goes with any outfit and has enough space and sophistication to easily go from day to night.
Matthew Williamson - Graphic Patchwork V-Neck Ruffle Dress Link : I just pre-ordered this look from Matthew Williamson's latest collection. What I love most about the look is that it can go straight from the runway to my closet without any alterations. A lot of times it can be difficult to convert runway looks to pieces and outfits that you can wear in real-life, but this dress is so effortless that it's literally ready-to-wear. I'll pair it with a dark brown felt floppy hat, bronze-gold gladiator sandals, and a chocolate brown leather cross-body.
Voluspa - 'Maison Blanc Pink Citron' 2-Wick Candle : I work from home a lot as a fashion blogger and actor, so I love creating an environment that is conducive to creativity and is calming. The scented candles by Voluspa helps me to create a space that allows me to be relaxed and happy while blogging or memorizing lines. I love citrus and fruit scents the best and this one comes with a clean-burning coconut wax blend and an iconic decorative tin.
Maybelline Baby Lips : I'm not a lipstick girl so I love it when I find an awesome lip balm and one of my must-haves is Baby Lips by Maybelline. It leaves my lips so soft and smooth, plus it has just the right amount of tint that it leaves behind a hint of color without being overwhelming. For extra softness, one of my beauty tricks is to apply a thin layer of cocoa-butter on my lips before bed and then right before I apply Baby Lips, it seriously works like magic. My favorite shade is 'Cherry Me.'