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Michigan International Women's Show - Michigan
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, Michigan

CELEBRITY GUESTS

Randy Fenoli

"Hello Beautiful!" is how Randy Fenoli greets all his brides on TLC's hit shows Say Yes to the Dress, Big Bliss, Randy Knows Best, and Randy to the Rescue. He is known as the most trusted source in the bridal industry and it is his mission to "Educate, Elevate, and Empower" a bride to choose the most important dress in her life and to realize her own personal beauty.

Randy is the youngest of seven children and taught himself to sew at the early age of nine. His passion for fashion and design led him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology where upon graduation, he launched two bridal collections. In 2007, he joined the team at New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Salon as the Fashion Director and assisted with helping over 15,000 women say yes to their perfect dress. Randy believes that no matter what size, age or shape EVERY woman is beautiful and it is his job to find her the perfect wedding dress to help enhance her natural beauty. Besides being featured on Say Yes to the Dress, Randy has found time to appear on other shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Regis & Kelly, Rachel Ray, Extra, and The Martha Stewart Show. He served at the main correspondent for the Royal Wedding during TLC’s live broadcast and was the Associated Press’ fashion commentator on the red carpet for the Academy Awards.

In 2011, Randy became a published author with his first book It’s All About the Dress, which is a guide designed to educate, elevate, and empower women. He is often featured and quoted in publications such as People, In Touch, Bride and Bloom, Southern Weddings, Brides, Destination Weddings and Honeymoon. Now he’s appearing at the International Women’s Show on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage at 1pm on Friday, May 1st. His inspirational message will touch your heart and he’ll share behind the scenes stories and advise on how you too can be beautiful on your special day and more importantly – every day!

Ashley Gold

Ashley Gold, star of truTV’s #1 show, Hardcore Pawn, has worked alongside her father Les since she was a little girl. To Ashley, American Jewelry and Loan was always her second home. With her first loan written at age seven and her first sale at eight, she was born and raised a pawnbroker.

After high school, Ashley went on to Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business. First obtaining a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from MSU, she then earned her Certification in Diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America.  Ashley returned to American Jewelry as the General Manager of a 50-employee team and 50,000 sq. feet of retail.

Catch Ashley on Friday at 11am at the Fashion and Entertainment Stage. She will be providing on-the-spot verbal appraisals, so bring your jewelry, purses and other small items/memorabilia to find out their value.

Michael O’Rourke

A powerful force with a dynamic stage presence, Michael O’Rourke is known as a visionary with an uncanny sense of predicting the next big movement in the beauty industry. His ability to observe the world at large has resulted in some of the most trend-setting and unique products including his latest hit “Rock Your Hair.” Get inspired and explore the depths of your own creativity as Michael demonstrates and explains his proprietary cutting system “Angles in Motion” and shares with you his insights and advice from over 50 years as a platform artist, salon owner and entrepreneur. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to connect with Michael in an intimate environment.

Julie Wadley

Julie Wadley is a certified life and relationship coach and the owner of a boutique matchmaking and coaching firm. Trained at both the Matchmaking Institute and Relationship Coaching Institute, she have learned that the ability to love and be loved is one of the strongest forces of nature. Infusing her no-nonsense, cut to the chase personality, she challenges successful professionals to get back to basics on building a fulfilling life. Her mission is to empower individuals to find and keep love by assessing individual goals and customizing strategies to achieve them. Her goal is to bring out the best in people so they can bring out the best in others. Julie has been a featured relationship expert on CBS, The CW, Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, and MadameNoire online magazine, to name a few. Her monthly events, workshops, eCourses, and seminars offer a multitude of practical techniques to “Bring Love to Life.” Don’t miss Julie’s presentation, “Where Are All The Men?” Best Strategy to Find Your Ideal Mate, on Saturday at the Fashion and Entertainment Stage.

Cooking with the Nandis

Dr. Nandi, host of the Emmy award-winning television show, Ask Dr. Nandi, will be joined by his wife Kali at the Michigan International Women’s Show as they cook up some quick, healthy, and delicious recipes. In partnership with HAP, Dr. Nandi will be making some of his favorite recipes from his brand new cook book, Meals for Health Heroes, which is being released this summer. Dr. Nandi and Kali understand the daily pressures of raising a busy family and that includes cooking quick and healthy meals. Join them on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as they explain the medical health benefits of their amazing recipes and show you how to incorporate fun in everyday cooking! They will be cooking up Aloo Gobi, Organic Baby Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, and Chicken Curry.

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Beginning March 1st, purchase advance discount tickets at your local Kroger.
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