Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Karen Karch Jewelry - Sample Sale

Karen Karch is having its first annual sample sale! Stop by for a champagne cocktail and shop men’s & women’s luxury fine jewelry designs up to 70% off! Karen Karch designs have attracted bold-faced names like Celine Dion, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Mariska Hargitay, Shailene Woodley, Michelle Williams, Megan Fox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Courtney Love, Bravo TV’s RHONY and ABC’s Agents of Shield. 
Sale runs from Thursday October 23rd -Saturday October 25th at the Karen Karch Gramercy location 38 Gramercy Park North. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Get ready for the holiday 2014 season with ugly Christmas sweaters! No...this trend has not yet left the building and if you didn't see my take on it from Christmas 2013 with Target, you can go back in time HERE

The ironic trend takes life in Funky Christmas Jumpers’ latest lookbook featuring Ruldoph, cheeky sayings and of course...you know who...Santa Claus. The brand has been worn by the likes of Rita Ora and One Direction’s Harry Styles. Time to cuddle up with your loved ones and show off your appreciation for the Christmas season with these quirky designs.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Alexander Wang + H&M

I am SO all about this collabo with Alexander Wang and H&M! I love wearing black, in fact, lately no matter how hard I try,  I've found it pretty difficult to wear any other color...go figure. Anyway this collection is right up my alley for sure! Launched on Thursday night in New York, the collection is full of street chic fashions including crop tops, mesh dresses, the most fabulous gloves and hats I've seen in awhile and much more! Check out these exclusive photos from the look book and let me know your thoughts. Your comments are welcome! Let's have a STYLEconvo!

Missed the live stream of the show? No worries, you can check it out HERE!

Shea Yeleen + National Fair Trade Month

Did you know that October is National Fair Trade Month? Well, now you know and this is the perfect time to show your support.

Buying fair trade products ensures that you're receiving quality products and the people who create them get a fair deal for their hard work. Shea Yeleen's all natural, unrefined shea butter body products are 100% fair trade. In fact, Shea Yeleen pays their female workers in Ghana, Africa three to four times more per pound of shea butter than their competitors, allowing them to increase their incomes by an average of 200%. Through these efforts, Shea Yeleen is helping hundreds of rural shea butter processors to become active participants within the global shea butter market and generate income to send their kids to school and invest in their families. Now, I'm always down to support something like this! 
Bottom line, your skin needs moisture to stay healthy and glowing. Shea Butter is one of the most hydrating moisturizers available. Stemming from the fruit of the Karite trees that grow only in central and West Africa, shea butter is high in unsaponified fat, minerals, and vitamins A and E, which help your skin retain elasticity and anti-aging cell health. While many commercial beauty products contain shea butter, very few contain unrefined shea (free of process and chemical preservatives), which is the most therapeutic and beneficial for your skin. 

Shea Yeleen's body care collection of body balms, lotions, all-natural soaps and lip balms only contain the highest quality unrefined shea butter and the list of beauty ailments they can remedy are endless!

My favorite? Lavender Honeysuckle Body Balm. This dense body balm enriched with 95% unrefined shea butter, lavender and honeysuckle essential oils, moisturizes and protects the skin from daily elements leaving your skin healthy, smooth, and beautiful with a hint of fragrance. It's excellent for dry skin, especially elbows, knees, feet and hands. And you get all that for only $19.

Additional Shea Yeleen's products include:

*sooth sunburn and dry skin
*hydrate chapped lips
*soften dry feet
*prevent razor burn
*provide natural sun/UV protection (contains cinnamic acid, a natural occurring sun screen)
*eliminate hair frizz (just melt a little balm between hands and run through hair)
*moisturize dry cuticles
*smoothe dry patches and cracked skin
*heel stretch marks

I See Your Double C's

Take a look at Chanel's Fall 2014 Eyewear collection!

After last month's preview, Chanel recently released more photographs of its fall-winter 2014 eyewear campaign starring Charlotte Free. The pink-haired model poses for Karl Lagerfeld wearing the new, sleek, optical and sunglass styles. What do you think about a Chanel advertisement featuring a pastel-colored hairstyle. Love it or Leave it? Which style suits you best?

Bridal Bliss With Isabelle Armstrong

Recently, the Isabelle Armstrong Fall 2015 luxury couture bridal show proudly presented their tribute to the eternally fabulous Grace Kelly with their Fall 2015 collection of timeless designs, beautifully draped silks, delicate laces and textured fabrics. I was so happy to be in the audience and the show actually made me want to get married all of again...I'm so not surprised by that.
The collection speaks to the splendor, passion and grace that defines her enduring and distinguished persona. Luxury menswear designer J. Hilburn has provided custom tuxedos and suits for all male models in the show.

Here are a few of my favorite gowns.

Monday, October 13, 2014

She Winks

Last month, She Winks Lash Studio made its grand debut right in the heart of Midtown. With the popularity of lash extensions on the rise, sometimes it's hard to know who's the best in the business right ladies? After all, the eyes are the windows to your soul (and quite possibly your best flirting tool) so you can't just trust them to anyone! Well...let me tell you, I've tried She Winks and the staff there is simply amazing.
Founded by Ramona Azcona, a renowned NYC hairstylist with a coveted A-list clientele that ranges from celebrities, media personalities and NYC socialites, Ramona has made her mark in the beauty industry for over 17 years. And co-founder Julissa Mella has 20+ years of experience assisting top executives in NYC financial firms as well as high-profile TV/radio personalities and former owner of an organic cafĂ©. The beauty and brains duo are joined by 11 years of friendship and a love for all things beauty. Ramona's beauty genius and Julissa's business savvy leadership brought to life She Winks Lash Studio and needless to say, I love to see ladies coming together and using their talents to make things happen! 

The new full service eyelash extensions salon welcomes you to sparkling chandeliers, plush velvet sofas, chic pink accents and bubbly champagne at their glamorous space. The salon is equipped with fifteen relaxing lash stations, private wax room, threading station, two full makeup stations and the She Winks Selfie Station. You truly can get quite comfy in this space while getting lash extensions. I know I did! 

Seriously, I think I fell asleep and maybe even snored...just a little and that's really amazing to me since I had never had this type of service before and was honestly a bit nervous about it. My "Lash Artist" Stacey (that's my terminology for what she did to make my lashes more fab), was so great and made my experience super easy, I couldn't help but to feel one thousand percent relaxed.
So ladies and gents, the wait is over. Here are my before and after photos!


And as you can see, since my natural lashes were already pretty substantial, the length and volume added look beautiful and natural. 
Want to take the leap and enhance your lashes? Certified, trained and talented She Winks Lash Stylists are ready to glam you up with lavish lashes that revamp your look and cut your beauty routine in half, making you look and feel beautiful. She Winks introduces the latest and most innovative lash techniques with its premium services: Lash Ombre and Lash Lights. Additional beauty services like eyelash and eyebrow tinting, threading and makeup application are also available.

To find out more and to book your appointment, visit the She Winks website today!