Last Friday (Friday the 13th) I attended a pop up art exhibition – The Art of Fashion- at the Chelsea Room in the Chelsea Hotel. The beginning of the event was an art show with several top emerging artists who had their art on display & afterwards there was a fashion show in the same room.
It was a lot of fun to see different artists’ work & see how they each expressed themselves. There were abstract artists, photographers, & artists who used acrylic paint on different odds & ends, like an old door with great window panes. My boyfriend’s friend Ben was one of the artists on display & I absolutely love his stuff – I’m hoping to work with him on some shoots in the future. Ben set up his computer with a slide show of his art while he talked to the different art enthusiasts about his inspirations & how he went about creating each photograph.
The event was great (the wine was terrible) & it was nice being able to see support local artists. If you’d like to check out some of Ben’s work click here.
PS. I know if my mom reads this post she will be jealous. My grandfather & grandmother were artists, as are my mom & aunt.
Do you ladies remember this book?!? I found it during my most recent trip home to Maine. AHHH I used to LIVE by this book. Please please please tell me other people were obsessed with it like I was.
The Care and Keeping of You – American Girl Library
Hi Everyone! I know I went MIA again for a little bit. I had a Smucker’s event with work & spent last week in Ohio. The weeks leading up to the event were crazy & so was the event week. I finally feel like I’m above water with my workload and can get back to blogging a little bit more.
I HAVE NEWS!
I’m going to be writing for Examiner.com New York regarding Manhattan Makeup. I’m really excited to be taking on this freelance job & hope you all follow it! Examiner gets over 7 million unique views per month so I’m glad to be contributing. I will be sure to update you once I start posting on a regular basis. I’ll need all of your support!!
I got a text the other day that made my day.
This was sent by my good friend Whitney Garrison. We went to UNC Chapel Hill together & ended up in several journalism classes together. We partnered up on many projects, and she’s such a good writer! Anyway… this was such an amazing text to receive. I always encouraged Whitney to take time to herself and truly pamper herself when she was feeling stressed out. (Whitney is the type to put off papers – and we had a lot of them. But somehow she would always write these amazing final pieces even if she was up until 5am).
If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of facials & homemade facials. I also love doing deep conditioners, & doing manis & pedis at home. These are only a few ways to take time out of your busy week and focus on yourself. I can’t stress enough how just a few hours each week can make everything seem so much less stressful.
Some rituals I
- I love to soak my feet, scrub them down & paint my toes
- A glass of wine (Zolo is my new favorite – a type of Malbec)
- Mini facials at home
- Manicures (I’ll be doing a post on new colors I LOVE)
- A good movie (The Notebook anyone?)
- Rich moisturizing face cream
- Fresh sheets to accompany your super clean, moisturized face
I made a post yesterday about the green & navy trend I spotted in the latest edition of Harpar’s Bazaar. While I was getting dressed this morning (& running late) I was running late. I threw on a pair of dark blue jeggings from Urban Outfitters, a bright green American Apparel Top & my new Club Monaco blazer I mentioned in my post the other day.
I love these colors together! Thoughts?
I purchased a Dermologica skin care kit the other day, along with the Daily Microfoliant. My friend Jewel is an esthetician and told me these products are amazing. She also spoke very highly of the Daily Microfoliant. I also went to their academy for an informal meeting a few months ago. I thought about going to get my skin care license, but now have put that off. The academy is right around the corner from my office, and it’s very nice. They also offer skin care treatment there and I plan to go in the near future.
I will let you know how the products work after a week of use. Check out their website here to browse and read reviews.
I bought these Pella Moda heels from ShopBop the other day. To die for. Wore them out Friday with Erika, Katie and Dave – we ended up going to some spot called Anchor Bar. It was great until it started getting crazy later in the night and I could feel my shoes getting dirty. I was so paranoid and it ruined my fun dancing time. They are at the shoe cleaner now and because they’re suede they are costing $25 to clean. Ouch!
Also am ordering this staple piece blazer. Love it. I’ve been looking for a navy blazer. I love blazers because you can wear the out over a super short dress for a night out, wear them with jeans for a casual look, or with a skirt or trousers for work. So versatile. This one is from Club Monaco.
That’s all for now. I’ll be sure to have more updates. This weekend will probably be a makeup look I feature soon!
“I LIKE MY MONEY RIGHT WHERE I CAN SEE IT: HANGING IN MY CLOSET.” Carrie: Sex and the City
Hello hello. I am back! As you all may know (or now know), I cancelled my other website. I was getting a large amount of spam and didn’t want to deal with it anymore. Plus I was paying for hosting, when I could just use wordpress for free until I gain an even bigger following.
I just recently got hired at Cohn & Wolfe in New York City. I have been interning here since October, and I’m really excited to be full-time. I am working on the Smucker’s accounts – more spefically Jams, Jellies and Preserves, and Folgers. It’s a lot of fun!
As far as my blog goes, I will definitely work to post more. I needed to settle into my job and find some more inspiration. Now that’s it’s getting warmer (or will soon), I am going to work on taking more pictures and make this a blog about life – but centered around makeup. You may see some food posts here, because if you know me, you know I’m a foodie.
I’m hoping to get some of my following back up after taking such a long and random break. Bear with me! I hope I can find a way to get Photoshop as well. It made my posts look so much better. That’s also part of the reason I haven’t been posting as much. It’s frustrating not having my pictures formatted the way I want. There’s only so much I can do with other programs. Photoshop was on my old college computer, which is why the posts you see below look super pretty. I want that look again!
That’s all for now!
I’m on the pursuit of the perfect lipgloss today….
Yves Saint Laurent?
MAKE UP FOR EVER?
Forget about happiness, lipgloss is where it’s at! haha. But really, I’m on my way to the mall right now & will probably spend a good hour searching & I’ll be sure to post pictures of the lipglosses I tried & let you know if I found my perfect no lipgloss (other than C-THRU) … wish me luck!!
Remember about a week ago I made a post complaining about the new NARS lipstick in Scarlet Empress? Well, I wrote NARS (a straight forward) letter and got this back… Take a look.
Thank you for contacting NARS Cosmetics.
We have reformulated a majority of our lipsticks which includes the NARS
Scarlett Empress shade. Unfortunately, the testers provided at Sephora were
provided to the stores before the formulation was updated.
The new formulation offers advanced emollients for moisturizing and
anit-aging benefits. Clients will also find the color lasts longer than the
previous formula. Unfortunately, the manufacturer could not obtain the same
pigment ingredient used in the previous formulation for Scarlett Empress.
Therefore, you will find the shade to be altered in pigment.
We apologize if you feel inconvenienced by this modification, but invite you
to try our newly formulated lipsticks in the future.
If we can assist you further please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Customer Desires Representative
Well, that answers my question, but I’m not happy with it – I LOVE the color the tester was, now they won’t be making it anymore!
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Kelcie Glass and I are having a VINTAGE VS. CONTEMPORARY clothing sale 9/26/09 at Laurel Ridge Apartments from 11-4! Check my Facebook Page (Anna Miya) or Kelcie’s (Kelcie Glass) for more details on the event…
Aldo, Michael Kors, Citizens, Sevens, Polo, Urban Outfitters, Dolce Vita, H&M, Guess, Wet Seal, Forever 21, Steve Madden, American Apparel all available and in GREAT condition!!
Well, maybe not back, but just “in business”
I got my business cards thanks to Courtney today… her company is CLUXURY (her website is being revamped at the moment but still has interesting info). Shout out to her!
I’m excited about these..my title is Makeup Consultant (that includes everything from doing makeup to answering questions & taking people shopping for different makeup because it can be an intimidating task).If you need any services be sure to email or text me. Pricing varies what is requested.
Eh, I guess my number is out there for the world to see… hmm I dunno how I feel about that but wanted to show the card in all it’s glory. The back is black and says “Extraodinary services for extraordinary people”
I picked up a copy of the real September Issue of Vogue with Charlize Theron on the front.
The September Issue is a documentary directed by R.J. Cutler. It follows Anna Wintour & the making of Vogue. Wintour has been editor of Vogue for 20 years & is arguably the most powerful figure in fashion. Honestly, I can’t even put into words what this documentary means to the fashion world or what exactly it will be about. I won’t know how to correctly describe it until I see it. I just know it’s going to be c-r-a-z-y. I’m buying a ticket ahead of time. The documentary drops in the fall.
I’ve only flipped through the magazine quickly – amazing as usual. I always look at the makeup in the ads – the many many many ads…
Charlize Theron is on the cover, looking gorgeous as usual.
This is a bad…you know the rest. Her makeup is on point, her hair looks good..everything! Can she ever look bad…seriously?!?!
So…this is one of those random posts, simply because Rihanna is hot.
She mixed leather & florals in one dress when she was out on August 11 in NYC – Bossip called it odd – umm NEVER - I love the mixture & I love her – always have, always will. & I love Chris Brown so whatever.
I remember the first time I met Rihanna was in Maine when her first album “A Girl Like Me” was coming out. She looked out of it, but she was really nice and told me I was pretty…I almost died…See, I have proof!!
Tanzy and I did a style evolution on her for OK!Magazine. You can check it out there.
CHECK OUT THE PICS BELOW FOR SOME OF RIHANNA’S MAKEUP LOOKS!
Of course I can’t put my entire NYC summer into pictures (especially because i LOST my camera while on the way out with Kelcie one night )
this is a snippet of some of my summer…
Oh…and ME too!!