Thursday, July 24, 2014

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 Target.com 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.

DermaLight

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 hm.com NOW. A select number of pieces will also be sold at the Whitney Museum of American Art during the Retrospective as well as on Whitney.org.

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!

Art & Charity

We love being invited to stylish events and in the Hamptons...well, that's a bonus for sure! Mixed media artist Ben Moon and the renowned artist William Quigley, known as “The Pleasurists,” joined together to bring the Hamptons their second annual soiree, “Mash-Up Society,” last Friday. It was a celebratory event featuring a unique composition of sights and sounds. This fusion of art and music can be best described as a mystical musical visual wonderland.


The festivities were held at Skrapper Studios – an urban design studio located down the alley of Schenck Fuels. Guests had the opportunity to view Moon’s new works from his Before/After series and Quigley’s new celebrity portraits of Mick Jagger and Ethan Hawke. Additionally, the work of local fledgling painter Alex George McCue was also debuted at the exhibit. Moon displayed his signature “ROKLYFE” visuals while DJ Monikkr spun upbeat tracks all night long. There was also a special live performance by RockStarlet Bella Saona of “Bella and The Beast.” Who doesn't love a fabulous party in the Hamptons?
Artist Ben Moon and Car Collector Frank Marzano stand with 1985 Rolls Royce “Silver Spur,” hand painted by Moon, to be auctioned off for charity

This event was tied to a special cause. Moon and Quigley started the “Sip to the Soldiers” campaign as a way to raise awareness and money for the Soldier Ride, a Wounded Warriors event in Amagansett on July 19th. Now through July 19th, proceeds of prints and merchandise sales are being donated to the charity. Local restaurants are also involved for the cause - Talkhouse, BlueParrot and Casamigos Tequila are all on board to help raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project with a percentage of sales from signature cocktails being donated to the charity.

A custom painted 1985 Rolls Royce "Silver Spur" made its debut appearance at the party. The car, owned by New York Collector Frank Marzano, was prepped with a special temporary paint known as "plastic dip" and painted by Moon with his signature black and white designs.  This car will be making several appearances throughout the summer, the next being the Soldier Ride on July 19th, and auctioned at the end of the summer, with 100% of proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors charity.


Cocktails for supporters were provided courtesy of Casamigos Tequila and a feast was catered by the local Fierros Neighborhood Pizzeria.

Photo Credit: Photography Courtesy Neil Tandy, Image Photographers Inc.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lexus LS460 F Sport - AutomotiveSTYLE

The one thing I love about doing auto reviews is the opportunity to have so many different driving experiences. I'm sure my readers who are Lexus drivers will agree that there's really no way to go wrong driving any of the new, luxurious cars they have on the market currently. From plush comfortable interior seating to beautiful exterior style lines, these vehicles are certainly increasing their band of loyal followers and purchasers. Check out the Lexus LS 460 F Sport!


Now, I've had the pleasure of driving the Lexus IS 350 a couple of months ago but my most recent Lexus houseguest was the LS 460 and let me tell you, this car was definitely a welcome addition to my family! It's really just like a perfect, finely wrapped package and with all of its spectacular lines and curves, it reminds me of this 2014 Fall Versace Couture dress that just graced the Paris runway only two days ago. Sheer elegance...


You have to have a certain amount of discretionary income to purchase this car, as the model I tested and reviewed was priced a stately $87,900 and its an absolute must that you have a certain type of super fit body to don this Versace dress but honestly, with the statement and impact they make... both are worth it!

The LS 460 isn't just a pretty face either. Oh no! Take a gander at this butter soft leather interior.




And the technology packed into the LS not only makes it one of the easiest, most lifestyle convenient cars I've ever driven, it also provided the level of safety that I'm always looking for in a family sized vehicle...oh and did I mention it's fun to drive? One of my favorite technology features is the Lexus Enform App Suite. It uses your smart phone to give you in vehicle access to your fav mobile apps! Everything from iHeartRadio to Facebook Places can be accessed and controlled using only the voice recognition system. Gotta love that!

Beauty on the inside...

and outside with everything in all the right places. It's the perfect match for the most stylish of consumers.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Patriotic Style

This 4th of July weekend, like every other is full of celebrations, barbecue's and cocktails. So what are you wearing to hang out and enjoy all of the festivities? Here's a bit of inspiration from todays hottest models.




Looking for something a little less editorial? Yeah, maybe those looks might be a bit out of your range but you can never go wrong with anything re, white and blue. My suggestion is maybe go a bit more subtle this weekend. Why not try a white tee or tank, paired with the latest in denim shorts that you can even make yourself... like these:


Then, don't forget the red! I'm all about boat shoes this summer so this pair by Timberland were my first pick to complete the look.


Or...incorporate all of the patriotic colors with these!


No matter what you wear, just remember to have fun! The long weekend away from work is best when you're not stressing over how you look. You'll have enough time for that Monday. Happy 4th of July!