Sunday, September 25, 2016

SKI VERMONT: Getting Ready For A New Season

WHAT: A press event that introduced (and reaffirmed) the wonders of the great state of Vermont...that serves up a lot of beautifully scenic, fun outdoors, user friendly destinations for snow pursuits, gourmet dining and laid back good times...!

From the northern Jay Peak Ski Resort-near the Canadian border-to the more southerly-  Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain -a private forested-mountain oasis with a 90,000 sq foot slope side lodge with numerous facilities-and easy to get to from NYC and Boston,  Mt. Snow. home to the largest freestyle terrain east of the Rockies...there was plenty of new exciting ventures planned for the upcoming 2016-2017 season-year round.

Kudos to Killington's score of the  first WORLD CUP races to touch down on the east coast-Thanksgiving weekend. Very cool.

Other top spots that beckon...Stratton, (major thanks for our 2 bedroom condo+lift tickets-raffle win-CANNOT WAIT) Okemo (top rated snowmaking covering 98% of the overall terrine-#1 in Vermont- and high speed heated Orange Bubble chairlifts=fun), family friendly Smuggler's Notch with an expanded FunZone-featuring inflatables, games and areas of imaginative play for the under 10 years olds-and ninja warrior type obstacle courses, laser tag, climbing wall, slot car racing, arcade-etc-for older kids (and adults wanting in...)-and nearby Sugarbush Resort Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley (with loooong night skier hours for those willing and able to go for 12-13 hours/per), member's owned Quechee Club, the cult fav and a CO-OP (makes sense from the Sen. Saunders state) Mad River Glen, the "...better throwback ski area"-uncrowded Magic Mountain- the four seasons worthy- central Vermont located- luxurious Woodstock Inn and Resort-a timeless elegant oasis of relaxed New England charm -worthy of a a Gold List Conde Nast Traveler's fav with a LEEDS certified Spa (count us in!!!) -and nearby the Suicide Six Ski area... and the Mountaintop Inn and Resort -on 350 private lakeside acres with its own equestrian,  nordic ski and snowshoe center-in partnership with the US Forest Service for ample back country wanderings------with both- surrounded by the majestic Green Mountains.

BONUS Points: tours of Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury  and Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater Corners.

Stay tuned...and for general info

Friday, September 23, 2016

Academy of Art University SS'17 Collections

The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University selected thirteen 13 students to debut their Spring 2017 collections at the University's 20th New York Fashion Week show on 9/9/ The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station/NYC.

"Since our first runway presentation at New York Fashion Week in September 2005, the show has grown in size and in the caliber of those in attendance such as retail executives, designers, recruiters, as well as the national and international media," said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. 

"We have always been committed to help launch the careers of our students, and are honored to have a platform of this magnitude to present their work."

"This season each of designers holds a unique and thoughtful vision," said Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University. 

"Their collections honor the essence of our industry and carry a conscientious connection to textile design, three-dimensional design, tailoring and construction techniques, they honor the essence of our industry. It has been a pleasure for all of us in the School of Fashion to guide them while preserving their individuality and integrity."

Thursday, September 22, 2016

London Fashion Week: Backstage Makeup CHRISTOPER KANE SS'17

Skin looks natural and glowing. The look is accentuated by an ashy smudged eye inspired by World War II
when women wore no makeup and used cigarette ash to give their eyes definition.”
—Lucia Pieroni using NARS Cosmetics


“The look is inspired by the accessories and water elements featured in the show.
The eyelids are heavily glossed,
which creates a wet, marbled effect that complements the jewelry."
—Sada Ito, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MEHRON BEAUTY-Trendy Crystal Lips Made Easy

Insta-fabu-lips – Instagram’s Hottest Lip Trend DIY with Mehron

One of the most fun makeup looks that we feel-many ages can rock-is the glammy crystal lips ---made easy with Mehron's-full bling  Precious Gem Powder-or the more 'subtle' kissers using Mehron's Metallic Powder.

 THE 411:

Metallic Powders: Available in 7 shades the Metallic Powder and Mixing Liquid is a set with unlimited design possibilities. The ultra-fine Metallic Powder Makeup can create dramatic makeup designs and effects. The soft Metallic Powder Makeup is finely crafted, evenly blended and formulated to add dynamic shiny accents to any makeup look.

Precious Gem Powders:  Available in 19 shades Precious Gem Powders deliver high luster, drama and intensity to achieve any extreme beauty look. From enhanced every day looks to all out drama these rich, silky sparkling powders are versatile enough to be applied from to head-to-toe for any occasion.

To create the look use the Mehron Mixing Liquid with the Metallic Powder or Precious Gem Powders to create an intense metallic opaque color that is water resistant. Line your lips with the new mixture using a makeup brush, like the Paradise Makeup AQ™ Brushes, to create perfect intense lines that won’t budge!

NYFW SS'17 BERENIK=Feminine Free Flowing Separates


 Swiss born, New York based designer Veronika Brusa showcased BERENIK’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at the old Pearl River Mart building in the heart of Soho, NYC. 


“She's a 1930s girl whose beauty is inspired by the 1800s. She has just been washed up to shore and her look is romantic, yet haunting, with slightly wet skin.”
—Val Garland for NARS Cosmetics