Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back To School Shoping - TechSTYLE

Earlier this week I attended an Intel event and I was excited and inspired by all of the sexiness in the room... No, I'm not talking about the guests although they may have all been quite fabulous, I simply couldn't take my eyes off of all of the gadgets and the super posh NYC rooftop space where the event was held certainly added to the experience. Plus, I think that simply because they knew the StyleMayvin would be in attendance, they broke out the blue Intel nail polish just for me. Or at least that's what I like to think.
And wherever I am, I like to think I get the party started! Take a few drinks, a fun crowd of people playing virtual blackjack and some of the finest technology around and what do you have? A great evening with Intel and their favorite techies!

So, we can all agree that technology is sexy. You know it and I know it so let's stop beating around the bush. As many of my stylish readers are getting ready for back to school, don't forget to spoil the techie in you. So...what should you invest in this year? I've got a few ideas with Intel inside for you to consider. And you know I love to mix a little style in there so how about tech meets handbags?

A tablet that defines productivity, thanks to its superior processing, power, battery life and features
Full functionality provides a desktop-like experience with the mobile, lightweight design of a tablet 
Estimated 10 hours of battery life - watch back-to-back movies or spend your day at the office
OS: Windows 8.1 
Intel Atom Z3000 series 
Starting at $299.99
Crystal-clear touch screen: Witness impeccable detail on the 8" HD 800p display and navigate with a tap, slide, swipe or pinch on the multi-touch screen. Share HD thrills with wide viewing angles that allow multiple viewers to see HD content in stunning detail, simultaneously.
Front and rear cameras: Take great photos and shoot video with the 1.2 MP front-facing lens or video chat with the 5 MP rear-facing camera.

Dell Active Stylus support: Hand-write notes and convert them to text with the optional Dell Active Stylus for easy note taking whenever, wherever.

This little tablet reminds me of your favorite everyday handbag. It's perfect for any occasion just like the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel. Cute, compact and the envy of all your friends!

If you want to show off your style with a colorful tablet that shows off your personal style, this is the one for you!

  • Affordable 7-inch Android* tablet with outstanding performance for fast Web browsing, immersive gaming, and smooth video playback with bonus features including ASUS SonicMaster* technology and integrated ZenUI*
  • Easily handles multiple tasks and delivers an immersive entertainment experience with up to 9 hours of Web surfing and video playback
  • Available in white, black, blue, red and yellow
  • OS: Android* 4.4 KitKat
  • Intel® AtomTM Z3745 processor 
Now if you're a color loving type of girl who loves the latest in trends, you'll love this Gucci Nouveau Fringe Leather Shoulder Bag in colors so bright and beautiful they can't help but to complement your new ASUS MeMO Pad. 

For the coolest all-in-one I think I've seen in awhile, try this...

  • Mobile all-in-one device with 10-point multi-touch screen
  • Display is 20-inches wide and under 12.5 lbs. for maximum mobility
  • Equipped with Beats Audio dual speakers and subwoofer for rich audio
  • Estimated 6 hours of battery life
  • OS: Windows* 8
  • 4th generation Intel® CoreTM i3-4010U processor
  • Starting at $979.00
Now since this device is portable as well, maybe you'd like a stylish bag to carry it in. Of course, you would! Maybe a designer back pack would do just the trick. Find your favorite style and one that's large enough to hold all of this technology and you're all set! My favorite...whether it fits or not, is the Prada Calfskin Backpack. Who needs an excuse to buy yet another bag? I know I do!

The Shaving Revolution

Did you know that the shaving industry is a $33 billion per year global industry? I was totally floored when I heard that and I'm starting to wonder if I got into the wrong business. Naturally, personally grooming of any kind goes hand in hand with fashion and style as these are very important aspects of daily life when it comes right down to it so why not make it easier on yourself?

I'm all about the all in one ShaveMate Razors that simplifies shaving and provides comfort. It's simple because of the built-in shaving cream handle. Yes, you heard me right, everything you need is all in one compact device. It has lanolin-enriched shaving cream inside each handle that lasts for up to 10 shaves plus, it's locking dispensing cap to prevent accidental activation. So ladies, you can throw this bad boy in your gym bag and not worry about staining the contents inside and if you're as frequent of a flyer as I am, it's the perfect travel buddy because its also carryon approved. On the flip side, this razor has a super precise shave but is comfortable enough to conform to the natural curves of the body. The blade cartridge also has an advanced moisturizing Glide Strip with soothing allantoin for comfort and skin protection. So who's in for having super soft, moisturized stubble free legs? I know I am!

ShaveMate products are conveniently sold online with affordable pricing and purchasing options.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trollbeads Day

Trollbeads is excited to announce they will be hosting their first ever Trollbeads Day events on August 1st. And I don't know about you but I definitely love my Trollbeads!

 Trollbeads Day is a day to celebrate the stories  and meanings behind the beads, as well as personal stories consumers have created because of the beads. Consumers have been buzzing for weeks about the newest bead that will be unveiled during the events, the sterling silver limited edition 2014 Trollbeads Day bead. The design of the bead has been kept top-secret from everyone, including the retailers! 

At the Trollsbeads NYC store located at 1016 Avenue of the Americas, clients have been showing how they began their Trollbeads journey by sharing their favorite personal bracelet and the story of how they started their collection via in-store photos. Trollbeads associates will select their favorite story and the winner will receive the "Trollbeads Day" bead and an exclusive T-Shirt as the prize. Can't make it by the store but still want to enter to win? Head on over to their Facebook page to share your story. 

Customers in New York City during Trollbeads Day will have two exciting opportunities to join in the festivities on 8/1 at local retail locations. At the NYC Trollbeads store guests will enjoy refreshments, candy and Trollbeads cookies from 10am-7pm and the mystery bead will be announced at 12 midnight and in store later that day at 10am. Another Trollbeads Day party will be happening at the Trollbeads counter at Macy's Herald Square from 11am -7pm and will include scratch off cards redeemable for a glass bead or silver bracelet. Don't miss it!

Trollbeads was founded in 1976 in a small jeweler’s store in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the original bead-on-bracelet brand known for using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Trollbeads is part of a Danish design legacy, which is known for its simplicity, functionality and quality. The brand offers an assortment of jewelry pieces, including, beads, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and accessories. The collection is inspired by mythology, astrology, fairytales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity and the familiar things of everyday life.  

Times Square Take Over - ArtSTYLE

Last week the StyleMayvin team was invited to an epic event in middle of Times Square NYC. “SeeMe,” a global community of photographers, designers, artists and musicians throughout the world, took over Times Square to celebrate its users’ most prominent artwork by featuring them on the two largest video billboards in Times Square. The one-hour animated collage showed images from hundreds of artists from around the world.

Mixed media artist Ben Moon was a major part of this show. His featured piece “WAKE UP,” was shown taking over the entire 25-story billboard. "WAKE UP"  is an 8x8 foot Mixed Media piece which features a computer keyboard as well as a vintage "Gulf Pride" oil billboard, in addition to the more "traditional" paint and collage elements. Its subject matter deals with the surreal fracturing of reality that we experienced as a culture following the attacks on 9 -11. Suddenly everything we had known up to that point was thrown into complete upheaval, leaving us wondering if this was the start of some sort of nightmare, or even worse that the life we had known up to that point had been the dream, and now we were being smacked by the cold hand of reality, telling us it was time to "WAKE UP". 


Moon’s work has been featured in a series of successful exhibitions in New York, London, New Orleans, and Beijing, as well as at Miami’s Art Basel exhibition. Moon’s latest project, ROKLYFE, marks the full realization of his longstanding fascination with the integration of sonic and visual elements, resulting in a fully immersive environmental art piece where the viewer feels as though they’ve literally stepped inside one of his frenetic paintings. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory Parties and the Art Happenings of the late 1960′s, Moon employs a combination of projected visuals, interactive social media, as well as live and prerecorded music to create a world where art and life come together in a radical new experience, “the world of Ben Moon”

Pajama Party Invite!

The Josie Natori boutique is transforming! It's undergone its first of many transformations, and now features the world of JOSIE BY NATORI. Josie is a multi-cultural, multi-faceted and multi-hued expressive collection that consists of mix and match lingerie, sleepwear, otherwear, accessories, and home in bold patterns, vibrant colors and exciting prints. The boutique will also feature the newly launched JOSIE fragrance collection of Eau de Parfum, Body Cream and Lotion.'s your opportunity to experience the boutique for yourself! Designer Josie Natori will host a pajama party on Tuesday, August 5 to celebrate with origami lessons, style fortune cookies and a social media photo booth. During the event, attendees will have the chance to win a $500 gift card to the boutique by sharing photos on Instagram using #JosiePJParty and @NatoriCompany. I hope to see you there! 

The boutique is located at 253 Elizabeth St (between Houston and Prince) and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM. 

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.