September 13, 2010

Words of Wisdom

While flipping through Elements of Style Blog this evening, I came across this manifesto and felt so empowered by the words I needed to share it with all of you. Read it, embrace it, live it!

September 12, 2010

Ginger+Liz Fall 2010 Collection Launch Party

I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for Ginger+Liz's Fall 2010 color collection, held in the Backroom Hand and Foot Spa at the Carol's Daughter flagship store in Harlem.

Guests in the Backroom Hand and Foot Spa, including Sarah of StyleIT (seated lower left.)

Ginger+Liz's Fall collection consists of Tuck Me In, Ivy league, Blowin' Money Fast and Not On The First Date. Carol's Daughter staff was on hand to provide mini-manicures and the chance to text the colors. The popular shade was definitely Blowin' Money Fast, my new favorite color.

Ginger+Liz nail lacquer on display

My nails post-manicure in Blowin Money Fast

Cocktails were provided by Ciroc Vodka and Bites to Savor provided passed hors d'oeuvres (the red velvet cake lollipops were delicious.) The staff at Carol's Daughter was so sweet and helpful. I'm dying to go back and try the Rose Petal Mani Pedi Ritual (a steal at $48.)

Me, Misha of, Danielle of and Annika of

More than an opportunity to be pampered, the party offered a great networking opportunity for the bloggers and beauty editors/writers in attendance. I got to hang with my girl Misha from and had the pleasure of meeting Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar, Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor and Annika from

The event gift bag with Ginger+Liz "Ivy League" & nail kit and Carol's Daughter Cuticle Oil

Many thanks to Ginger+Liz for the invitation. I'll be rocking their nail colors for the rest of the season!

September 11, 2010

2010 Fashion's Night Out Adventures

Last night's Fashion's Night Out festivities have the fashion world, and New York City as whole, all abuzz with stories of wild parties, celeb sightings and street fashion only New Yorkers could pull off.

NYC Media's Kela Walker was at the FNO: The Show runway kickoff on Tuesday and was able to capture the grandeur that this year's event was serving up:

My best friend and I met up in the Meatpacking District to begin our adventure. First stop was the Tracy Reese boutique where they were hosting a dance-off. Champagne and coconut water flowed as guests were invited to dance in the windows. Sally Hansen reps were on hand to provide manicures to those willing to wait 30 minutes for their turn.

The front window of the Tracy Reese boutique

Sally Hansen manicures at Tracy Reese

Guests dancing in the windows at Tracy Reese (the woman on the left is pregnant!)

September 10, 2010

New York Fashion Week's New Home at Lincoln Center

As the curtains closed on Bryant Park as long time home to New York Fashion Week back in February, fashion fans the world over were curious to see what the new Lincoln Center location would have to offer. As day two of NYFW comes to a close the reviews are in and fashionistas are thrilled with the new space.

The entrance to the tents, created to mirror the facade of the Metropolitan Opera House.

I keep using the term grande to describe Lincoln Center and I mean it both in size and impression. Lincoln Center is one of the most beautiful spaces in the city, created to showcase art in all its splendor. From a functional standpoint there's a third more space to the tents this year with more lobby space and courtyard lounges as waiting areas.

Mercedes Benz SS 2011 Fashion Week Livestream Calendar

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday at its new home in Lincoln Center, where 98 designers will showcase their Spring/Summer 2011 collections. While fashion week will forever be associated with Bryant Park I've grown immediately fond of its new grande space, thanks in part to the magical setting it offered for Vogue's Fashion Night Out show. Was I seated in the audience with other fashionistas? No ... I watched with thousands of others as it streamed live on Tuesday night.

As the elitist walls built around the fashion industry crumble, more and more designers are opening the doors and allowing fashion fans everywhere the opportunity to take part in the runway experience. You miss out on the excitement of physically being in the tents, but you're actually getting a much better view of the show. I'll be viewing most of the SS 2011 shows in this manner and it's easy for you to join in the fun from your own laptop, desktop, iPad, iPhone, etc.

September 9, 2010

Fashion's Night Out Must List

If you're anything like me, you've planned and replanned your outfit for Fashion's Night Out but woke up this morning thinking "FNO is TOMORROW and I have no idea where I'm going!!" Fear not, after my morning epiphany I made sure to head over to the website and create my own personal itinerary. Last year I didn't venture outside of the Meatpacking District, but I will tempt fate this year starting in Soho and ending at Bergdorfs!

Here's my guidebook to all things fun and fabulous for FNO:

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Ave at 58th Street New York NY 10019

Appearances By: Jason Wu, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie, Simon Spurr, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham.
6-11pm: 5F Photo Studio.
6pm: Face-Off Makeup Artist Competition with judges BryanBoy, Catherine Malandrino, Hamish Bowles & Trish McEvoy.
7pm: BG Best In Show: Designer Dogs Take The Catwalk! MC Robert Verdi. Judges Kelly Rutherford, Monique Lhuillier & Tinsley Mortimer.
8pm: Play With The Pros With athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Joey Cheek, Sarah Hughes & Tim Morehouse.
9-10pm: Karaoke! Special host Patrick McMullan.

Diane von Furstenberg
874 Washington Street New York NY 10014

Diane von Furstenberg takes Fashion’s Night Out to the digital universe with The DVF and HP Experience Lounge, a multimedia event that will transform the DVF boutique and gallery into an interactive fashion playground. Hosted by, the evening will feature cutting-edge fashion installations, complete with a ‘Fall Favorites’ photo booth featuring DVF items curated by editors on display for shoppers to utilize when browsing their most-desired DVF looks. Photos can be printed, posted to Facebook or streamed live into the lounge on social feed monitors, allowing guests to engage with the fashion community and interact with DVF. Computer terminals and touch screens will feature up-to-the-minute news about FNO from around the city, and the world!