Physical Graffiti

Physical Graffiti

Let's take my story back to high school when I struggled with bullying. I always dressed differently and back then, I was so passionate about fashion I would make my own clothes and wear them to school. They were edgy, I still think the things I created were amazing, but in a small town high [...]

Meet Vanessa Hernandez: Miss New Mexico United States 2016

Meet Vanessa Hernandez: Miss New Mexico United States 2016

With the Miss United States 2016 pageant kicking off tomorrow, the countdown to Miss United States 2016 closes out with Miss New Mexico, Vanessa Hernandez! Vanessa was a student and Sundancer at New Mexico State University and a part of the first competitive hip hop dance team to win Dance Worlds. As an enrolled member of the [...]

Wellness Wednesday with Calli Brielle McIntyre

Wellness Wednesday with Calli Brielle McIntyre

Happy Wellness Wednesday everyone, First of all, I want to apologize for my absence. However, I am back with a FANTASTIC story about my new friend, Calli Brielle McIntyre. During my weekend at the Food Allergy Research and Education convention in Orlando, I had the opportunity to meet this inspiring young lady. Calli is currently [...]

Motivational Monday with Brooke Garrison

Motivational Monday with Brooke Garrison

Happy Motivational Monday everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I am so excited to share this post because I got to spend time with one of my best friends, Brooke, when I was in Gainesville. I even had a chance to interview her and this special Motivational Monday is geared towards ending [...]

From Bullied to Beauty Queen: Meet Anne Ransom, Miss Rhode Island United States 2015

From Bullied to Beauty Queen: Meet Anne Ransom, Miss Rhode Island United States 2015

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, I am collaborating with Anne Ransom, Miss Rhode Island United States 2015, to raise awareness for suicide. Suicide is often related to serious depression, substance use disorders, and other mental health conditions. Recognizing psychological distress and ensuring access to the care and services needed to diagnose and treat depression, eating disorders, [...]

Motivational Monday: Meet Taylor Farley, Model Beauty USA 2015

Motivational Monday: Meet Taylor Farley, Model Beauty USA 2015

Happy Monday from Lady Code! For most of us, Mondays are difficult and we might feel like the day is dragging and the week will drag even more. If you've been keeping up with Lady Code, you may remember our guest blogger (and my sister), Melissa Opie would always most on Mondays with Melissa's Motivational [...]

Lady of The Month: Ana Alvarado

Lady of The Month: Ana Alvarado

"LipstickFables" defines the meaning of Possible. Here at Lady Code, we pride ourselves in recognizing women whom we believe serve as an inspiration to others - not only in the realm of beauty, but by their impact on society and local communities as well. This month we're introducing you to a Honduran-born beauty vlogger, entrepreneur, and outstanding [...]

One on One with Charlotte Trattner: Miss Teen U.S. Virgin Islands United States 2015

One on One with Charlotte Trattner: Miss Teen U.S. Virgin Islands United States 2015

Meet 17-year-old Charlotte Trattner: Miss Teen US Virgin Islands United States 2015, an actress, model, award winning speaker, a high-school junior at Miami Arts Charter School, and already taking college classes at Florida International University. If you have the opportunity to meet beautiful, outgoing, and confident, Charlotte, it would never cross your mind that Charlotte was a [...]

One on One with Natalie McGovern: Ms. Nebraska United States 2014

One on One with Natalie McGovern: Ms. Nebraska United States 2014

Happy Tuesday Lady Code! Today I am thrilled to introduce you to our Ms. Nebraska United States 2014, Natalie McGovern! She is a great role model in her community and is a successful entrepreneur. In her free time, she loves singing, acting, writing, blogging, theatre, and traveling. She took a few moments from her very [...]

One on One with Brandy Fisher: Miss California United States 2014

One on One with Brandy Fisher: Miss California United States 2014

  Hi Lady Code!   Happy Thursday! I have an amazing woman to introduce today: Brandy Fisher, Miss California United States 2014. Many people assume that beauty queens have perfect lives and had an advantage growing up, which would lead to their success. I have to set that misconception straight--many beauty queens, celebrities, models, and [...]