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Free Natasha Bedingfield Concert in New York City!!

Mar 10, 2010 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: Celebs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Love and Travel, NYC Activities


Get ready to belt out your favorite theme song from the Hills! 


The John Frieda team is hosting a series of events and perks available for blondes (haters! But I love my blonde readers too:). The blonde VIP program begins on March 18th in New York City at the Highline Ballroom with a private performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and blonde icon Natasha Bedingfield, whose third album drops this spring.  The elite event lets all girls experience the benefits of being blonde with the royal treatment, from makeovers at hair stations to complimentary food and beverages—all set to the music of Natasha Bedingfield.


The concert is completely free for all who sign up at:

The rest is still unwrittennnnn….

Henri Bendel’s Beauty Week 2009 Come Experience New York Premiere of Vapour Organic Beauty

Oct 14, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: Beauty, NYC Activities

Come and experience the New York Premiere of Vapour Organic Beauty
Henri Bendel’s Beauty Week, October 12-19th

Vapour Organic Beauty, the ground-breaking, new luxury beauty line featuring a blend of skin-healthy, organic botanicals and pure mineral pigments, will be available for the first time ever in New York City at Bendel’s Beauty Week event, October 12-19. Come meet Co-Founder and Director, Eric Sakas, and have him personally show you how to achieve the Vapour “glow” with radiant colors for eyes, cheeks and lips. (Eric was the co-creator of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, so he definitely knows his stuff!)

And just for our readers, a special offer: Whisper “Tempt me” into Eric’s ear and he will! Receive a free, full-sized Siren Lipstick in Tempt (a universally flattering mauve) with the purchase of any Stratus Skin Perfector or Atmosphere Luminous Foundation.

For more information about this special appearance in New York City, log onto to

New York Food and Wine Festival 2009

Oct 11, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: NYC Activities

Must See Best Nightlife Bar to Open in NYC Coney Island Themed- Carnival! Where it’s summer all year round!

Sep 4, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: NYC Activities

OMG, dolls! Get psyched for alcoholic snow cones and cotton candy all year round! Even though Labor Day is upon us, Summer doesn’t have to end! Opening sometime in October, this Coney Island themed haven above Bowlmor in Union Square will have a dunk tank, amusement park games clowns and more! It’ll also serve Amusement park food so you won’t have to wait until next summer to get another corn dog or Coney Island beer. There will be stilt walkers and cotton candy too! We are so excited!!

110 University Place (at E. 12th)

Rachel Roy Popup Store Fashion’s Night Out Hosted by Pop Singer Estelle Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot

Sep 1, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: Fashion, NYC Activities

MACKAGE TAKES MANHATTAN Find Your Mack-Dreamiest Winter Coat! Limited Run Pop-Up Boutique!

Aug 31, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: Fashion, NYC Activities

Don’t even get me started on my faveeeeeeeee jacket brand eva! Usually I have to visit every boutique in Manhattan to ensure that I see each and every beauteous jacket these guys have to offer before I make my purchase but for the month of September they’ll all be under one glorious roof!

This is my jacket, which is obvs the most awesomest of the awesome:


We could deal without the model (or her weird hair) but this is the best coat. It hasn’t pilled the slightest and it is sooooooooo freaking warm. People can hardly believe how heavy it is when they try to pick it up, it’s literally heavy. I wore it as a winter jacket and will continue to wear its timeless style until it’s threadbare.

Shop the Pop-up store to find your own Mack-Dreamy coat!

WHAT: Fashion house Mackage, known for its impeccable tailoring with a sexy edge, will host a pop-up location in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District opening tomorrow, September 1.  Co-founders and designers Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan will showcase their luxe wool coats, exquisite leathers, sleek trenches, sophisticated puffys and unique packables.

PROMOTIONS: Win It: Every customer who purchases a coat at this location (September 1 - 30) will automatically be entered to win a free coat for the Spring and Fall seasons*

Win It: Every customer who purchases a coat at this location (September 1 - 30) will automatically be entered to win a free blow out at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon**


Fashion’s Night Out – September 10:

Fashion Authority Phillip Bloch will provide free seasonal fashion tips and head-to-toe, one-on-one style consultations from 7-9PM

Serge Normant at the John Frieda Salon will provide free blow-outs for customers in-store from 6-9PM

Internationally renowned model Irina Lazareanu will spin tunes in-store to continue the festivities as shoppers browse Mackage’s newest Fall styles from 9-11PM

WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 – Store opens to the public

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - Fashion’s Night Out at Mackage



829 Washington Street (Meatpackie!)


11AM – 7PM Monday: Saturday

12PM – 6PM: Sunday

We’ll see you there! (The coat below, not you)


Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olsen and More Want You for Fashion’s Night Out

Aug 26, 2009 Author: Katie Lara | Filed under: Give Back, NYC Activities

With the Fashion’s Night Out only a few weeks away, it was only a matter of time before the most famous names in the industry got involved. With the help of MAC Cosmetics and Estee Lauder, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olsen, Diddy, Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg and more joined forces in this promotional video aimed to help put the fun back in shopping!

Go to People to read the whole story and find out how you can participate!

Read on to hear about free makeovers, exclusive in-store concerts, glorious gift bags, cocktails, and designer manicures the below brands are honoring Fashion’s Night Out in a big way.

In celebration of this event, The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi is offering visitors rare access to the sought-after experts and cult icons behind the elite brands carried at The Plaza Beauty. Expert makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for makeup consultations as well as representatives from Sjal and Comfort Zone will be on hand to provide mini facials, hand massages and treatments using their legendary formulas. Renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations to showcase fall’s key trends. We will also be providing deluxe samples courtesy of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB and Sponge Skincare. You can also receive the chance to win a Day of Beauty at the Warren-Tricomi Salon at The Plaza and a custom-made hair piece from Lucia Hair Designs.


In honor of Fashion Night Out, Jurlique will be offering a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more (a $40 value). Certified biodynamic and made with pure-living botanicals, Jurlique has become a favorite among fashionistas and celebrities such as Kate Moss, Gemma Ward, Kate Hudson, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Visit their two New York City locations: Madison Avenue and West Broadway (Soho) for your opportunity to experience beauty by nature.


Sally Hansen manicurists will be on hand offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s store in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. Specially created Sally Hansen shades have walked Tracy Reese’s runway for the past 7 seasons in addition to the limited edition nail polish collections inspired by Tracy’s collections for each season as well.


Stop by Mackage’s first ever retail boutique for an intimate soiree to welcome the Fall season and the latest collection of luxe wool coats, exquisite leathers, sleek trenches, sophisticated puffys and unique packables. Mackage will host an evening of shopping and style: from 7-9pm, fashion authority Phillip Bloch provides seasonal fashion tips and head-to-toe, one-on-one style consultations and from 9-11pm, internationally renowned model Irina Lazareanu spins tunes in-store to continue the festivities as shoppers browse Mackage’s newest Fall styles. All night, shoppers will have the opportunity to enter to win a coat for the Spring and Fall 2010 seasons from Mackage*, as well as other great exclusives.

* Prize will be redeemable on The winner will receive two coats for the time period between December 2009 and December 2010, each valued at up to $700.


C.O. Bigelow, the oldest Apothecary in America will be offering a complimentary vintage soda fountain. When C.O. Bigelow first opened, they used to serve soda at this staple New York landmark that has seen the likes of everyone from Mark Twain and Eleanor Roosevelt to Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker. For Fashion’s Night Out, C.O. Bigelow will also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines, the number one selling lip gloss in America.



Head to the Korres stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Thursday, September 10th for an evening of cocktails and makeovers. Both stores will feature ‘Detox Bubbles, Cupcakes & More’ for guests to enjoy as they CELEBRATE a night of fashion. The stores will include a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused cocktails based on the Greek skincare brand’s natural ingredients – Wild Rose, Pomegranate, Thyme Honey & Sugar Crystal – along with delicious cupcakes also ‘packed’ with natural ingredients. Attendees can detox on the outside as well with a Korres makeover or advice on how to wear VOGUE’s hottest color looks of the season using ‘green’ make-up. All guests will receive a gift bag including global bestsellers and Korres favorites selected by the VOGUE beauty team. Complimentary makeovers can be pre-booked by visiting

KORRES MANHATTAN / 110 Wooster St. [btw Prince & Spring, SoHo, NY]

KORRES BROOKLYN / 140 Montague St. [btw Clinton & Henry, Brooklyn, NY]


In celebration of the global brand’s arts platform, eryn brinié will host an intimate performance by recording artist Kate Earl. Singer-songwriter Kate Earl represents the artistic, expressive young women to whom the brand speaks – those with a visionary, curious spirit and nonconformist attitude. Earl will perform songs in-store from her self-titled debut album, the #1 pop album on iTunes just one day after its August 18th debut. Underscoring the brand’s position as a supporter of emerging talent in art and design, eryn brinié will also host an open call in August for creative students in New York City to submit designs for the store’s window display using Fashion’s Night Out T-shirts, ultimately selecting one student to design the flagship’s window for this evening.

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