The Makeup Show

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Now in its 8th year, The Makeup Show took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend, proving once again to be one of the largest beauty pro-events in town.  The Makeup show travels internationally once a year to cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando and Berlin, Germany conveying education and attendance from leading beauty professionals focusing on career building with seminars on Celebrity Makeup Tricks of the Trade and the Impact on Social Media/ Internet in the Beauty Business.  The makeup show features over 85 top beauty labels including MAKE UP FOREVER, NARS, MAC, Stila and Smashbox.



Alber Elbaz Fashions Eyes with Lancôme


Beginning June 15th beauty aficionados will be able to get a hold of the limited-edition eye collection Hypnose Show created by Lanvin’s creative director, Alber Elbaz and French luxury cosmetics Lancôme. The collection includes mascaras, eye palettes, and false eyelashes and will be sold in the US at counter and online at The false eyelashes will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom. The hypnose mascaras including doll, drama, definicils and star are retailed at $29. The four complementing eye palettes are $51 and the false eyelashes retail for $35.

This is the latest fashion collaboration Lancôme has arranged since L’Wren Scott’s holiday makeup collection in 2010. This fall, a limited edition color collection with Jason Wu is scheduled for counter. Advertising on Alber Elbaz for Lancome includes a 90 second video featuring Elbaz’s hand drawn characters which goes live online June 3d.

Photo Credit: Lanvin

Spa Week Begins April 15th-April 21st


The nationwide event to promote a healthy lifestyle that we call Spa Week begins its spring 2013 campaign next week.  Moving into its 18th installation, the event will offer consumers an opportunity to get pampered and treatments for $50.  Hundreds of spas, yoga and Pilates studios in addition to fitness and nutrition centers are offering up to three signature treatments and gift certificates for $50, instead of the normal cost which runs anywhere between $100-$500.  To review a list of participating spas or wellness locations please make sure to visit  Relax, Relate, Release!

Introducing Anthem Wares


Living in a city that is known as the fashion capital means continuously setting the trend.  And a true trend-setter is always two steps ahead, sporting incredibly rare accessories that sets them apart from everyone else.    Anthem Wares, the new E-Commerce Site definitely solves the answer to this predicament.  Recently launched, Anthem Wares offers hard to find accessories created by independent luxury labels from the across the globe.  The items for sale are largely exclusive pieces pulled from the designer’s own collection to create an idea of distinctiveness.  Gone are the days of walking on Bleecker  only to see 5 girls with the same clutch.  Anthem Wares includes accessories for men such as a handmade leather briefcase by Steve Mono ($550) or pearl and metal spike bracelet by Joomi Lim ($115.00).

Missoni for Target Countdown Begins!



It’s always a delight to see fashion collaborations- proving once again that you do not have to pay a fortune to own a designer label. This is why I love Target: the industry leader in designer collaborations. This month, Target is partnering with Missoni, the fashion label known for their signature prints and patterns in the most luxurious Italian knits. The limited edition collection will include affordable finds for women, men, children as well as home ranging in price from $2.99-$599.99. I noticed a 5-piece espresso set that I may have to snag to serve Capriccio to my guests.

Missoni for Target will be available September 13th through October 22nd at all Target stores, and