So, like I previously mentioned, I’ve been hard at work for the past month or so working on an event for my current job. Well, last Friday night was the moment of truth. It was pouring rain; I mean POURING. The store had minimal foot traffic all day and by 5pm my nerves were a mess as the T-Time loomed closer. Would anyone show up? Would we make any sales? Would we even achieve a “party” atmosphere? I was a wreck.
While we got off to a semi-late start, the party picked up and my nerves were eased. Bloggers, media, and shoppers alike wandered into my store, taking the eCruiser straight to our door. Everyone gawked at the bumping soiree, while other events were canceled or subpar. It was an overwhelming experience, knowing all my hard work had paid off and then some.
The fashionable event was hosted by E of District of Chic and Krystin of BeLoudBeYou, two fabulously sweet and oh so stylish local DC bloggers I’m so happy to have had the chance to work with. Ofcourse, the TARI team was there including our owner, manager, and operations manager, Tamika of MyDesignerDreams. With complimentary cupcakes, tea, and cocktails, as well as sweet tunes by my friend Caleb L’ Etoile and the lovely photobooth images by my friend Brian, not to mention my beau and his BFF Twinning and Bartending, there was plenty of fun to be had!
I wore an H&M dress with H&M booties, instead of my planned cream and white Erin Fetherston dress with cream platform pumps…somehow black seemed much more fitting for the weather, so no regrets.
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Third times a charm when it came to me and DC events. I’d felt like Goldilocks and The Three Bears; my first event was a “Fall Fashion Preview” which was nothing special. The shop that hosted it went about business as usual, no one attended, there was no special set up.
My second event was the BirchBox and Ann Taylor ReadySetFinished event hosted by ALaceyPerspective; this event was chaos, with a line snaking around the building and entrants fighting over the free champagne and snacks. Shoulder to shoulder with strangers, me being alone, I panicked.
Now, given my previous experiences I had been SO NERVOUS to attend the ShopAnthom event. Thankfully, a coworker and new friend, Tamika, took me under her wing, attempting to introduce me to area bloggers. It was a perfect atmosphere, the type of event I was used to in NYC. Attendees were of the stylish persuasion, not the force fed magazine copied fashions. There was ambient lighting, cocktails, flowing set up, and friendly people catching up.The set up included discounts off of their covetable online wears, from shoes to apparel. They carried one of my favorite Aussie brands, Finder’s Keeper’s, and I kept finding myself being drawn to the brand’s neon splatter silk trousers. I was also able to discover and fall in love with another Aussie brand, Cameo, who’s designs range from drapey dresses to exceptionally structured silhouettes. Everything was on trend in an elegant contemporary way; from crisp whites, wide mesh, and flowing chiffon. It was love, and it took a lot of restraint to not spend 100s of dollars.
All in All, it was a great event and I’m so happy to have gone!Don’t Forget to enter my giveaway to win a CUSTOM monogram necklace HERE!
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LAst week I had the pleasure of attending a special event with Nylon Magazine, StyleCaster, and Sebastian hair professionals. I brought along my friend Nicole, and it was an amazing night of vodka, fashion, and photo booth photos!
So much fun, and I’m loving my free copy of Nylon and all the great Sebastian sample products!
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Tagged drinks, event, fashion, hair products, iceberg vodka, magazines, nylon, nylon magazine, ombre nails, party, redhead, sebastion, stylecaster
Last night I attended the launch of Jeffrey Campbell’s new bag line at a Fourth of July party at LF stores in SoHo. I walked into free lemonade from girls wearing various pieces of American Flag apparel (totally IN right now, right?) and cupcakes, cake, and everything themed. I immediately found my fellow blogger friends amongst the plethora of associates mixed with the “too cool for school” teenage crowd.
After saying hello and getting accustomed to the situation I took a look around the store. to be honest, I was scared for my life. LF Stores is the epitome of force fed fashion, catering to the personality and personal taste-less followers of the Nylon bible. You’ve got your crop tops, American flag shorts, fringed “vintage” tees, and all-you-can-wear high waisted “vintage” Levi shorts. Oh, and did I mention the Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s?
Amongst the rubble of fashion vomit I managed to find the Sam Edelman heels I’ve been lusting after, as well as this gorgeous kimono.
Okay, so I don’t completely hate the shop. I think, piece by piece, they are some amazing finds. But for the most part, I’d rather not be force fed my daily dose of Nylon Magazine’s poolings all at once.
Anyway, so after waiting through two bag giveaways (one of which was won by my dear friend Monroe!), 6 of us decided to go for sushi at Noodle Zen on St. Mark’s.
Since I’d already had sushi for lunch, I opted for a vegetable tempura udon, which was quite good, especially alongside my orange chu-hi beverage.
Now for what I wore:
Misfits tee from Hot Topic (DIY/cutout myself)
Forever 21 shorts
Gifted R&Em bag (can be found here)
Peter Grimm hat
And now I leave you with this photobooth strip of Nicole and I making funny faces! ❤
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Tagged american, bag, black, blue, event, flag, fourth of july, hair, jc, jeffrey campbell, leopard, LF, LF Stores, macy's, misfits, party, pride, punk, r&em, rebecca minkoff, red, rock, shaved, Shoes, shopping, shorts, soho, style, trend, trendy, undercut, wedge, wedges, white
Wednesday evening I was invited to the Guerlain Beauty Event hosted by Refinery 29 at Bergdorf’s 5F Bar. The event was to celebrate the new colors of their Rouge Automatique lipstick from the famed house of perfume. I arrived slightly late due to my job downtown, but was immediately greeted with champagne, mini cupcakes, and my favorite, mini macaroons! Shortly after I was whisked away to the make up chair for my complimentary Guerlain make over.
I was very pleased with the end result; you may have noticed I don’t usually wear too much make up. In fact, most days I’m lucky if I put mascara on. My make up artist kept my look simple with a subtle smokey eye and some soft matte skin to even me out. She put on the new Guerlain lipstick #103. The make up almost feels weightless, which is perfect for the upcoming summer months as well and as a gift at the event they were giving away their coveted bronzer.I also fell in love with their dual ended mascara, which I may have to end up buying at some point soon!
After my make over I did some interviews with Refinery 29 and Guerlain people, as well as took a bunch of pictures with everyone around!
Nicole of Black Shoes Diary and Yanil of The New Yorker Style.
With Alison, one of the amazing ladies of Refinery29.
The event overall was a great experience, and I can see that Guerlain is trying to appeal to the more youthful fun demographic, which I fully back. I can’t wait to try more of the colors (I’ve had my eye on 163) and more of their other products as well.
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Tagged automatique, bergdorf, bergdorfs, event, goodman, guerlain, lipstick, makeup, refinery 29, rouge
On one humid NYC spring day, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent hosted their Summer launch at their SoHo flagship store. With the help of blogger Saucy Glossie and her avid readers and other NYC bloggers,the night and event was a great success.
Pictured with Saucy Glossie, Yanil of The New Yorker Style, and Stephanie of Kitschy.Tumblr.com
Wearing a dress from Target with shoes from Bakers. I had also been wearing my favored cream blazer from Forever 21, but the spring humidity deemed it unfit to keep on all day/evening.
I played dress up for a bit, in some great pieces from the Cynthia Vincent new collection, as seen below. I was definitely channeling my inner angelic side with these soft muted colors.
The pink dress was handed to me, told it’d look great on me and I must agree. It draped perfectly overly my self proclaimed awkwardly proportioned body. Though I love it, I think I’ll be heading back for the sheer blouse first; the asymmetrical hem is so on par with the current trends and would go well over a bolder bustier for subtle sexiness.
Now, for a few more images from the night:
How AMAZING are these sandals? The color/dye jobs are perfect.
The entire line is full of versatile styles and prints; good for classy day wear as well as boho chic inspired whilst being possible to by punked out or girlified. Or, for lack of better words, perfect for my wardrobe. If any of that makes sense.
Anyway, be sure to check out the site here, or if you’re in NYC pop on by to their SoHo location at 253 Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince.
Also, here are a few images I scanned from their lookbook!
Hope you enjoyed the post and don’t forget to check out my giveaway here!!
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Tagged bakers, blogger, bohemian, boho chic, cynthia, cynthia vincent, designer, elizabeth, event, fun, girly, kitschy, new yorker, party, preview, saucie glossy, soho, street, style, target, vincent
Little is it known that March is Woman’s History Month, to celebrate the history of women, and how far we’ve come from our kitchen bound ancestor’s.
My school, LIM College hosted an event recognizing women in the fashion industry with three speakers talking about how they came to be, how they deal with the pressures of life, and advice.
The event began at 6:30 with a catered dinner in one of the school’s lounges. Salad, mini spring rolls (Veggie!) desserts, jumbo coconut shrimp; it was a well put together palette pleasing set. Shortly after we were moved to another lounge, set up with chairs so as to listen and interact with the panel of speakers.
The speakers were Verneda White, of the awareness raising brand Human Intonation, Renee a freelance industry professional, and LIM Alumni Erica Young of Madison Plus.
It was great to listen to how all these successful women came to be, to hear their stories of their struggles and rises, and industry experiences. A moving story was eldest speaker Renee, who during the early childhood of her children, would bring them to work with her allowing them to sleep on piled up fabrics. Her children, immediately immersed in the industry, were well education on textiles and fabrics by the time they were 10 she says, which is astounding to me.
After the panel guests and professionals were allowed to mix and mingle as well as network. Gift bags were handed out, supplied by Betsey Johnson with gifts from Women’s Wear Daily and LIM college, as well as fun little trinkets from Betsey Johnson.
To read more about the amazing opportunities and experiences of LIM, check out their website and student blogs here, or check out my lengthy post of my personal experiences here.
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Tagged betsey johnson, catering, College, education, event, fashion, LIM, panel, school, university, WWD