Friday, July 25, 2014

Nissan Versa Note - AutomotiveStyle

Earlier this month I was out in LA and had the opportunity to drive all around town in the super efficient, adorably cute Nissan Versa Note. This subcompact car seats 5, has lots of cargo space and is really fun to drive!

Cruising down the 405 headed to Anaheim was great...especially because it wasn't rush hour and I was able to actually "cruise" to my destination. While making a few necessary stops along the way (ie. In and Out Burger), I noticed quite a few awesome features this vehicle offers like XM Satellite Radio and the clarity and accuracy of the rear camera...

Another fun feature is the Interior Accent Lighting. It's fun to adjust to your mood or personality. There are 20 pre-programed LED light color options to choose from that light up the front footwells. It has an easy to control on/off function with a single knob and works with the vehicle's interior lighting when the doors are opened.

Since I made the trip to Cali in support of my niece and a dance competition she was involved in, it was really cool to see her reaction to the car. This is definitely for someone who loves to have fun and who's young or at the very least young at heart.

It's Stylish and roomy, plus it's adjustability features for such a small car are amazing. With the Divide-N-Hide adjustable floor, you can drop or raise the floor and keep your valuables out of sight!

For this week long Cali experience, the Versa Note was the perfect little car to get around in. From early morning dance practices, sight seeing, shopping trips and dinners, it most certainly served its purpose and we did it all on one tank of gas!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Be The Next International Supermodel

I'm loving the latest trend of "model hunting" via social media these days. I mentioned Marc Jacobs did it for his Fall 2014 campaign and now here goes Vivienne Tam!

Earlier this week the StyleMayvin team was invited to attend an exclusive, in-store press event held at the Vivienne Tam Mercer Street Boutique in NYC announcing a new partnership between the world renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam and WeChat, the fastest growing social communications app.

This was the kick-off event for a world-wide contest to find the next runway “It” girl.  One lucky super girl will be flown to New York for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk the catwalk in Vivienne Tam’s Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September. How awesome is that? But act fast! THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS TOMORROW, JULY 25th!

Open to contestants across the globe, aspiring fashionistas simply submit their information using the WeChat app or contest site and Vivienne Tam will select her top choices from all the entries. She will then turn the contest over to her WeChat community who will vote to select the final runway winner. The runner-up will also receive one free pass to attend the exclusive NYC Fashion Week show.

“WeChat with its all-inclusive platform, allows me to connect globally with my fans to discover new faces and talent who will have an unique opportunity to become fashion’s next supermodel,” said Vivienne Tam. “I am excited to find talent who embodies the true international spirit to star in one of the biggest fashion events of the year.” Want to know what really goes on back stage at the Vivienne Tam fashion show? Take a chance...ENTER TODAY!
Again, to participate in the contest, simply:
1.    Download the free WeChat app on any smartphone
2.    Open the app and search “VTAMFASHION” to follow Vivienne Tam
3.    Tap “Messages” then the “Contest” tab to submit a short questionnaire with two photos or visit:

Best of luck to you all!!!

Barneys & Prada: The Perfect Combination

Usually around the Holidays is when all of the department store windows begin to get very fashionably creative and light up with all sorts of fabulosity but Prada and Barneys New York decided, why wait? Now's a good a time as any. Right? 

Presenting...scenes from Barneys Madison Avenue windows! Inspired by 20th century avant-guarde theatre and film, I'd say the fall women's and men's collections have been executed perfectly!

Now, if you're like me, you have to did they do that? Where do you buy manequins as expressive as those? Well, you don't. Necessity is the mother of invention and when you need special mannequins, simply make them! Here's how the process of models getting "plastered" for body casting goes.

Cool right? I love creativity on all levels and when art meets fashion, that's just the ultimate!

The windows are fabulous but don't forget to head up to the 4th floor of Barneys on Madison Ave and check out the Prada collection in the new men's and women's shop!

Photo Credit: Barneys New York

Black Friday In July

We all look forward to Black Friday every year in November...or at least those of us who are super sale shoppers do, but what if I told you that Black Friday has come early for Target shoppers? Intrigued? Yes...I believe you are!

Head on over to your local Targer store or tomorrow, July 25th and Saturday the 26th for their Black Friday in July sale! It's been going on every Fri and Sat this month so if you've missed it, this is your last chance to snatch up a few deals. 

So what can you look forward to? Everything from clothing to housewares and patio furniture but don't forget to hit the beauty isle! Here are a couple of consumer favs...

Designed for individuals who want a full spa experience at home or while traveling, Spa Sonic offers beauty devices that outperform competitors without the hefty price tag.

Spa Sonic Skin Care System

Regular Price: $64.99
Black Friday in July Price: $37.99
Specially designed by dermatologists utilizing gentle, rotating bristles to offer a deeper clean without irritation, the Spa Sonic Skin Care System removes impurities, exfoliates, tightens and minimizes pores. This waterproof device operates with four attachments: a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, a pumice pad for rough areas, and a facial sponge for microdermabrasion and reduction of fine lines; all of which are included. Available in white, lavender, pink, orchid, optic yellow and tangerine.


Regular Price: $169.00
Black Friday in July Price: $139.99
Offering visible results in just a few weeks, DermaLight by Spa Sonic is an LED device that employs low-level light therapy technology to tighten skin, minimize pores and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Non-invasive and non-thermal light energy permeates the skin’s dermal layers to promote cell growth and rapid absorption of skin care products. Compact and user-friendly, DermaLight allows consumers to manage their own treatments and touch ups at home or while traveling.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Campaigns I love!

Gisele cuts her hair short for Balenciaga.

Marc by Marc Jacobs did something truly awesome! They cast models for the 2014 Fall collection from an Instagram competition. Love it!

Cara Delevingne  for Chanel

Gigi Hadid is back for the Tom Ford Fall 2014 Eyewear collection.

Jeff Koons + H&M

At SM...we love invites to star studded NYC events! Earlier this week H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), one of the world’s largest retailers known for offering high fashion apparel, celebrated its collaboration with iconic artist, Jeff Koons at the opening of its new flagship store on Fifth Avenue. Fashionistas and art fans alike came to the new store on Fifth Avenue at 48th Street to be the first to shop the new collection and the coveted Balloon Dog (Yellow) handbag. Jeff Koons, Olivia Wilde and Ashley Benson enjoyed food, drinks and a special performance by British sensation, Birdy.

"I'm very happy to be working with H&M. It's really exciting to be celebrating the opening of their flagship store and I'm very proud the bag,” said Jeff Koons. Art is something that is accessible, we interact with it all the time and H&M makes fashion the same way."

As a part of the Jeff Koons for H&M collaboration, H&M has created a specially-designed, limited-edition leather handbag featuring the Balloon Dog (Yellow), one of the artist’s most iconic works for just $49.95. The Balloon Dog leather handbag will also be carried in select markets across the US including Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, as well as online at NOW. A select number of pieces will also be sold at the Whitney Museum of American Art during the Retrospective as well as on

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Going Natural

Are you looking to make a healthy new choice in beauty products? Lavanila Healthy Deoderant.

Well, I have something that just might be exactly what you're looking for. I haven't yet tried it myself but it's certainly in the cards for me. It's a must-have for Kourtney Kardashian and if you've been paying attention to all of the celebs making the "no deodorant" or healthier lifestyle options, this product is probably on your radar.

Keeping up with your beauty routine and a healthy lifestyle is a reality. Completely free of Aluminum, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Phthalates and Triclosan, it’s a safe and effective way to fight odor. The multi-tasking formula uses a health-promoting beta-glucan technology packed with anti-oxidants, active botanicals and essential oils to not only fight odor, but condition, soothe and nourish the skin...and its 100% natural!

I've decided to give it a try and I'll be sure to keep you posted on how it performs...especially in this summer heat. Stay tuned!