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SMOOTHSHAPES™ BY ELEMÉ MEDICAL

SMOOTHSHAPES™ BY ELEMÉ MEDICAL

“RESHAPE THE WAY YOU VIEW CELLULITE TREATMENT”

Sadick Dermatology, Park Avenue, NYC-May 21st

Text, J. Ecochard,

Frankly, we don’t obsess about cellulite (we know-we’re like one of the few-‘cause 85% of women have it).

However, any invite to hear our gal pal, dermatologist guru, we totally worship her - Dr. Cherly Karcher who practices with the Sadick Group-talk about an effective, FDA approved treatment for the orange peel like dimples in our lives and on our bodies-get’s a

WE’RE IN response.

So on a Thursday before the long weekend, we found ourselves sipping glasses of bubbly (a no-no?!?)-in a packed office with editorial types. All of us clung to every syllable of Dr. Karcher’s explanation of what SmoothShapes™ is and does--- wanting oh so much to BELIEVE.

What it is exactly is a “unique combination of laser and dynamic therapy, in addition to contoured rollers and suction.” Meaning, a ten-minute per area gentle massage (manual manipulation and vacuum, mech…

THE MAKEUP SHOW: PART II

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE MAKEUP











FX Artist Nick Herrera for Wolfe Face Art & FX















THE VENDORS: MAKEUP FOREVER, TEMPTU, STILA, SKINTASTIC, COVERGIRL/MAX FACTOR, RAMY, LANCOME, NIXIE, MARIO BADSECU, EMBRYOLISSE

Text, Images by J. Ecochard and Mario Badescu, Skindinavia

We returned to the festive Makeup Show buzzing NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion-for snippets of the tidbits doled out to the 3000 plus excited professionals swarming this year’s edition. Many jammed their official bright orange Makeup Show haulers with the latest face and body products-some household names, some insider cult must-haves.

NIRVANA.




MAKEUP FOREVER

Years ago when we lived in Paris for a spell, Makeup Forever was the hip French line we scooped up during SWAT team-like jaunts to Galleries Lafayette.

Now it’s a premier global brand-with limited distribution (SEPHORA) and a tremendous following in the professional makeup community.

Unbelievably, we got to tap the brain of Director, Artistry & Development, Kevin- James Be…

HOT Jewelry and handbag designer, CC SKYE’s ECO TOTES

Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images of designer CC Skye, models, jewelry, and handbags, courtesy of CC Skye

Although we attended the Holiday 2008 INTERMEZZO show with the express purpose of finding some eco-fabulous bags, we’d be remiss if we didn’t report on CC Skye.
Yes, she DID have some Eco Totes, [below] but there was so much more to get excited about at the packed booth [part of Cynthia O’Connor & Company’s huge space]. We were drawn by the heavy crowd and buzz of excited voices and were barely able to angle our way in to inspect the eco totes perched on the top shelf. We noted down the contact information, and what we later learned about CC SKY made us a fan.

WHO & WHAT IS CC SKYE?
CC SKYE is the kind of young design talent we love to report on. She and her story are proof positive that a young designer CAN succeed today. Young aspiring designers, take note: even if you don’t have an LVMH patron behind you and aren’t in New York, Paris, or Milan, you CAN “make it”. CC Skye is ba…

DOUGLAS HANNANT RESORT 2009

A DESIGNER’S PALM BEACH AESTHETIC HITS THE MARK

Text, Images by Judith Ecochard

Douglas Hannant is a fashion designer who understands the business of the biz… and thoroughly knows the lives and desires of his dedicated clientele, their clothing needs from sun-up to sun-down… and their posh zip codes, no doubt.

Backstage- prior to the runway show in the striking Buddakan Restaurant bordering the hip Meat Packing District- Hannant seems calm and confident. “My customer is Palm Beach,” he tells us-though his inspirations for the elegant sheaths, caftans, and evening wear come from exotic resort locales across the world.

Hannant also explains his focus for Resort, “my most important season… as my clients like to dress-up and have no need for casual performance wear at dinner.”

We applaud his sentiment.

Not surprisingly, the thirty-three dressy looks that traipsed down the runway are perfectly fitted, and perfectly accessorized with oversized Eric Javits straw sunhats and bold gold necklaces by…

THE Y-LIFT-A NON-SURGICAL BOOST WITH INSTANT RESULTS

VIABLE ANTI-AGING STRATEGY THAT WORKS-IN UNDER AN HOUR!

YAN CENTER FOR CORRECTIVE & COSMETIC SURGERY
East 67th - NYC, May 20th 2008

“Restore-Rejuvenate-Enhance”

Text by J. Ecochard
Before And After Images of a 47 and 42 years old patients- are courtesy of Dr. Trokel

When we got the invite to meet Dr. Yan Trokel, MD, DDS and witness his Y-Lift procedure (a four years old ‘process’)- we had visions of Harry Potter-like wizards waving wands-transforming clients form eh to fab.

Well seeing is believing.

The Y-Lift is a pioneering non-surgical lift developed by a Dr. Trokel-a Columbia University schooled Dentist and Maxillofacial Surgeon-who has extensively furthered his education and worked long stints in plastic surgery. The latter is important to us…after all, we hear the horror stories of untrained docs hanging up a shingle to jump in the cosmetic plastic surgery money train.






WHAT IT DOES


The Y-Lift corrects the sagging mid-section of a face (men and women) and re-apportions facia…