Our new chapter at El Toro High School had their first makeover earlier in November. At their first meeting in October, they had over 50 students show up, so we are excited to see the impact they make in the future.
Our new chapter at Delsea Regional High School had their first makeover earlier this month! This chapter was founded by Carley. There had been a GlamourGals chapter at Delsea that had not been active in a few years; Carley was inspired to start it up again after hearing about GlamourGals at a HOBY Leadership Seminar in this summer! With about 25 volunteers at their first makeover, we are positive this chapter will be a success! Read to hear about those volunteers' first GlamourGals experiences.
Meet Amanda Bassen. She's a criminal defense lawyer at Duane Morris LLP who lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Bart Clareman, and her 4-month-old daughter, Ava. (Amanda's also an advisory board member for GlamourGals.) Here, she talks maternity leave, finding a job that's the right fit, and what it's like being a new mom.
For part six of Real Gals, meet New York City-based, 29-year-old Emily Collins. She's an interior designer at Kelly Rosen Design, she went to grad school for architecture, and she grew up in Oklahoma. (She's also an advisory board member for GlamourGals!) Emily talks about the first apartment she and her husband, JC, rented (it was 350 square feet!), what it was like when her destination wedding was nearly sidelined by a huge storm, and the skin-saving beauty product she's loving.
"The last resident who I gave a manicure was extremely nice and told me to "surprise [her]" with any color. She was very pleased with the shimmery pink I chose. During the makeover there was a pianist playing and the resident and I sung the chorus of "Can't Help Falling in Love with You" together; it was a rather sweet moment."