November 29, 2011

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Details

Tonight the Victoria's Secret 16th annual fashion show took place in New York on November 9th, but will be airing tonight on CBS at 10pm ET. This years theme is "It's Show Time" and was divided into six smaller themes including "Aquatic Angels." Performances included Kanye West, Maroon 5, and Jay-Z.

The showstopper of tonight's show will most likely be Alessandra Ambrosio's 22-lb. gold-plated wings that are complete with 105,000 Swarovski crystals.

Of course, we can't forget Miranda Kerr who will be rocking the $2.5 million dollar fantasy bra, Miranda's husband Orlando Bloom cheered her on from the front row.

Check out VS All Access for all info about the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with everything from hair and makeup tips to workouts, and personal photos from the Angel's.

November 27, 2011

NYWICI Student Career Conference 2011

I arrived at the event bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and let me tell you, it was an event not to be missed. The morning began with a brunch and brief welcome address by NYWICI President Catherine Mathis. Mathis introduced Helen Wagner the Public Relations Manager at 3M who briefly spoke about key things to keep in your "career toolbox" such as perception and self-awareness. Check out the agenda here.

The most exciting part of the event (for me at least) was a one-hour keynote address by Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine. Ann is an inspiration to me; not only is she a fellow Philadelphian but she attended NYU- my dream school, and has my dream job! This is the second time I have heard Ann speak (previously was at another NYWICI event- see my event post here). Afterwards, Ann was signing copies of Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style, which I of course had her sign- and check out the photo of us together!

The first panel session I attended was Digital, Social, and Mobile Media. I came in a few minutes late to this one after getting my book signed by Ann Shoket, but it was none the less a great session. A few quick tips I learned- put together an editorial calendar; create content people will want to interact with; individual experience is often more important versus working at a big company.

The second session I attended was From Print to Digital, sorry I didn't get a photo in this one, I didn't have a very good seat. A few tips I took away from this session- never use likes and ums as adjectives NO MATTER WHAT; be able to effectively pitch a story to anyone, be your own PR rep.

My final panel session I attended was Magazine Writing for Print & Online which was probably my favorite because the girls speaking all had some variation of a job I envy. A few tips I took away: be energetic and have gumption; make sure your email's always have a good subject line because it's the first thing someone sees.

The day concluded with Secrets to a Successful Job Search, a few tips I took away- be open to new ideas; send direct emails to put yourself out there; know who you are meeting with at an interview; tailor your resume; start an interview with an icebreaker.

November 25, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of November 28th

  • Primp for the Holidays: Deborah Lippmann, Fresh & More (Sale begins Noon ET 11/28)

  • Kinerase (Sale begins 8am PT 11/28)
  • H2Pro Beauty Tools, Too Faced (Sale begins 8am PT 11/29)
  • 100% Pure, Vincent Longo (Sale begins 8am PT 11/30)
  • Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 12/1)
  • Dr. Brandt, LORAC, NuFACE (Sale begins 8am PT 12/2)
  • Best of Beauty Holiday Shop (Sale begins 8am PT 12/3)

    • Boyd's Cosmetics, Deep Sea Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 11/30)
    • Michael Todd Cosmetics, violight (Sale begins 11am ET 12/1)

    November 23, 2011

    Gossip Girl "All the Pretty Sources" Fashion Round-Up

    Moschino Ruffle Pearl Tweed Jacket
    Alberta Ferretti Embellished Neck Tie Chiffon Dress
    Roger Vivier Platform Court Heels

    Bounkit Earrings

    L'Agence Layered Dress
    Dolce & Gabbana Pumps

    Christian Dior Embellished Bow Dress

    Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2011 Dress
    Christian Louboutin Winter Trash Slingbacks

    November 21, 2011

    Beauty Sales: Week of November 21st

    • H2Pro & Corioliss (Sale begins Noon ET 11/21)

    • Beyond the Beauty, NYX Cosmetics, Oscar Blandi (Sale begins 8am PT 11/21)
    • Le Angelique (Sale begins 8am PT 11/22)
    • FHI Heat, Hair Rules (Sale begins 8am PT 11/23)
    • Creative Hair Tools, Epilady (Sale begins 8am PT 11/24)
    • Crown Brush, HerStyler, TEI Spa, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 11/25)
    • Kardashian Fragrances (Sale begins 11am ET 11/21)
    • Biotherm (Sale begins 11am ET 11/23)
    • 360 Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 11/27)

    November 17, 2011

    Review: November 2011 Birchbox

    This month's box includes:
    LaROCCA Champagne and Shimmer Supreme Cream- Shea butter and olive oil join forces to leave skin firm, supple, and ready to set off your favorite party dress.

    BORGHESE Fango Active Mud Face & Body- This classic Italian treatment has mineral-rich mud from Tuscany, plus nourishing avocado and sweet almond oils, to smooth skin on face and body.

    Atelier Cologne Vanilla Insensee Cologne Absolue- Warm notes of vanilla, oak wood, and amber anchor this autumn-ready perfume.

    Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection: Izzy- The perfect party polish, this bold pink shade from Zoya's holiday 2011 collection has a touch of look-at-me sparkle.

    Birchbox Treat: Two PaperDolls Coasters- Our favorite letterpress studio adds a hip, playful touch to everything they do, from notecards to coasters.

    Check out Birchbox:

    November 15, 2011

    Gossip Girl "The Big Sleep No More" Fashion Round-Up

    Roger Vivier Diligence Satchel
    Roger Vivier Tv Rider Cuff
    3.1 Phillip Lim Black Multi Calder T-strap pump

    Haute Hippie Feather Sequin Vest
    Vena Cava Tank Top
    Mulberry Harriet Ostrich Tote

    M Missoni Crochet Cardigan

    Oscar de la Renta Beaded Dress

    Moschino Spring 2010 RTW Black Beaded Cowl Neck Dress

    November 13, 2011

    Beauty Sales: Week of November 14th

    • Kate Sommerville (Sale begins Noon ET 11/17)

    • Beauty Addicts, Cosmedicine (Sale begins 8am PT 11/14)
    • 360 Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 11/15)
    • suki Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 11/16)
    • Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 11/17)
    • Brocato, Crown Brush, myfaceworks (Sale begins 8am PT 11/18)

    • Pangea Organics (Sale begins 11am ET 11/16)
    • Best Tressed, Lilly Pullitzer Fragrance (Sale begins 11am ET 11/18)
    • Beauty Must Haves (Sale begins 11am ET 11/19)

    November 9, 2011

    Gossip Girl "I am Number Nine" Fashion Round-Up

    Lover Linen Corset Dress
    Rebecca Taylor Feather Beaded Cardigan

    Preen Swirl Ruffle Top
    Alice & Olivia Sweater
    Aiko Skirt
    Mimi So Ring
    Susanna Dai Earrings

    Preen Stretch Plaza Dress
    Susanna Galanis Earrings

    Roberto Cavalli Silk Dress

    Grphyon Shibori Scarf Dress
    RichRocks NYC Pave Flower Ring

    Moschino Cheap & Chic Lemon Print Silk Blouse
    Carlos Miele S/S 2011
    Loeffler Randall Crisscross Sandals

    Blumarine Short-Sleeve Lace Shift Dress
    Sergio Rossi Platform Pump

    November 7, 2011

    Beauty Sales: Week of November 7th

    • Bobbi Brown 20th Anniversary Celebration (Sale begins Noon ET 11/9)
    • Baby Quasar (Sale begins Noon ET 11/11)

    • LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 11/7)
    • Juice Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 11/8)
    • GLOSS moderne, NuME Style (Sale begins 8am PT 11/9)
    • Napoleon Perdis, Sprayology (Sale begins 8am PT 11/10)
    • Beauty Glitz and Glam Event, e.l.f. cosmetics, Lash in a Flash (Sale begins 8am PT 11/11)

    • ghd, Panier des Sens (Sale begins 11am ET 11/7)
    • epilady (Sale begins 11am ET 11/9)
    • neo, ybf beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 11/10)
    • Priti NYC (Sale begins 11am ET 11/12)

    November 5, 2011

    Review: blinc Mascara

    Mascara is a touchy subject for me. I don't like spending tons of money on mascara's that I can only use for 6 months before I have to throw them out. That's why I am always thrilled to receive samples of them with a purchase or in my Birchbox's.

    blinc's mascara is unique because instead of simply painting your mascara it tubes them. I was slightly perplexed at first because I didn't know what "tubing" meant. When you take a look at the wand, it doesn't look like there is any product on it, but once you apply it tubes, separates, and curls like no other. It doesn't exactly volumize your lashes so if that's what you want this may not be for you.

    Removing the mascara for the first time was a scary experience. I was afraid that may lashes were falling off when I saw little black lines falling off. I quickly realized that these were the tubes coming off of my lashes.
    You can buy the mascara on for $25 in a variety of colors.

    November 1, 2011

    Style Icons: Grace Kelly

    A fellow Philadelphian myself, Grace Kelly has always been an inspiration. She lived a beautiful life, and proved that anybody can marry French royalty!

    • One of her most iconic film role's was playing Frances Stevens in Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 romantic mystery To Catch a Theif. Her coral and white top and skirt set designed by MGM costume designer Edith Head sold for $450,000 at a Debbie Reynolds auction in June 2011.
    • Oleg Cassini (to whom she was briefly engaged to) designed a satin gown with flattering cuts she wore on the cover of Cosmopolitan

    "Kelly" Bag
    • In a 1956 issue of Life magazine, a newly pregnant Grace was photographed with her husband, and the Hermes Sac à dépêches to hide her growing baby bump. The media soon went into a frenzy and Hermes soon renamed the the Kelly bag.