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Best Hair Benefits: Angelo David Salon-Samuel Waxman Foundation

Angelo David Salon and 95.5 PLJ
In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All Proceeds Will Be Donated to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Angelo David Salon, New York City’s leading luxury hair salon for Couture Hair Extensions, Wigs & Additions, is partnering with New York radio station 95.5 PLJ for Blow Out Breast Cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at9:00am – 9:00pm. Proceeds of the event will go directly to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international research organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer.
Special appearances will be made by 95.5 PLJ personalities Jayde and Annie, along with other surprise guests. For the event, Angelo David Salon is offering a special$25.00 price on blowouts, for which 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the SWCRF. Along with the blowouts, the salon will be serving Hors D’oeuvres and wine, and offering attendees exc…


Park Hyatt, NYC

With temps reliably dipping...and summer's tans fading (fake or otherwise)...real skin conditions reveal themselves...making NOW the perfect time to prep/correct one's largest organ from the effects of the sun.


At home gadgets aimed at skin rejuvenation are popular for good reason-often FDA approved, these products go through rigorous testing to prove health claims-and really REALLY are easy enough for  time pressed humans (and that wool be everyone) who may also be technically challenged.

Which is why we jumped at the chance to experience the latest products-courtesy of the meetings of the minds-between the at home facial technology inspired by dermaplanning DEMAFLASH (founder Dara Levy) and the best-selling anti-inflammatory PERRICONE MD skincare line based on patented science by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. 

Interesting-an introduction via Connecticut's Senator Joe Lieberman (we asked)...resulted in these two entrepreneurs launch a VERY special limited…

GERMAN RIESLINGS-The Perfect Halloween Wines

No surprise-Halloween candy sales are racking up registers to more than $2.6 billion estimated for last year-with $7 billion expected to be spent on the holiday festivities generally speaking.

And why not-it's fun, no gifts expected other than "tricks or treats," no family obligations and the parties are usually local...

Which is why this increasingly adult excuse of a good time...costumes included-is turning into a night of good times---with foods and drinks themed accordingly.

Sure pumpkin flavored beers dominated our past events-but this year-we got a tip about the dry and off dry styles of aromatic German Rieslings-from the white grape native to the Rhine region- that pair perfectly with the often sticky sweetness of chewy candies (like gummy bears) and the  sour  sugary flavors of the one day/night a year only indulgence of American candies like fruity Starbursts, chewy Skittles (yes--a candy-)... and our fav-the classic Necc…

Ready To Go Gourmet Eats/New Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven

Part 2: Simple, Healthy and Fast
Meal delivery kits are growing in popularity---saving eaters precious shopping time.
IMO-What is more of a delicious time saver are the numerous entree, pasta and soup mixes -requiring little added products---to serve up timely tasty results that rival multi-step 'homemade' versions.
never feel this amped ready to cook???? Easy solutions abound.

PLUS and maybe even better-for one dish wonders-our most coveted worthy new tabletop appliance...that reduces cooking time for speedier eats. Quality Cooking Made Simple=Panasonic's new Countertop Induction Oven.

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…

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 …

London Fashion Week: Backstage Makeup CHRISTOPER KANE SS'17


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 Metal…

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

Taraji P. Henson's Gorgeous Makeup Details-EMMY's

Taraji P. Henson slayed on the Emmys red carpet in a show-stopping sunshine yellow dress by Vera Wang.
The "Empire" mega-watt actress's- incredibly gorgeous hair and makeup was by super talented makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff-using some of our fav products-beginning with prepping the skin-and makeup form the fab MAC collection that bears her name...for the perfect smoky eye-nude lip combo that's perfect for a big night out, anywhere.
“Getting ready for the Emmys is actually a fun process,” shares Ashunta. “Taraji is very zen and relaxed its the glam team who’s not. We listen to great music and laugh but most importantly she makes sure we have fun.”

London Fashion Week SS'17: Backstage Makeup- David Koma

Nars Cosmetics

 “Radiant royalty.”
—Andrew Gallimore, NARS UK Makeup Ambassador

London Fashion Week SS'17 Backstage Makeup J. W. Anderson


The skin has a rawness and the lips and cheeks a girliness.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics

NYFW Highlights SS'17 The Art Institutes

The runway shows by undergraduate and graduate students-always push the boundaries of what is possible for fashion---

Skylight at Moynihan Station, The Arc

For nine emerging designers - both current students and recent graduates - from The Art Institutes system of schools, last evening was the perfect opportunity to showcase each of their talents, determination, and creativity.  

This season’s theme was “Destinations.” The designers were challenged to take us on an inspirational journey of discovery and the collections that resulted walked the runway of The Art Institutes Spring 2017 show...

Designer #1: Adrian Escoto (Graduate, AAS Fashion Design program, The Art Institute of New York City) - Denim patchwork sportswear that is equal part street and uptown and is quintessentially New York through and through.
Designer #2: Bianca Zidik (Graduate, BFA Fashion Design program, 2016, The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago) – Looks straight from Carnaby Street in London circa 1960 with a…

NYFW Highlights SS'2017 : LANYU, RUNA RAY, LRS

Part One:
The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station (360 West 33rd Street)

LANYUSS17 collection was inspired by the feminine and pure quality of the magnolia flower, and incorporated the Su embroidery technique, a traditional technique that has been handed down for generations in the designer’s family and is celebrated for its elegancy and photorealistic quality. With a nod to LANYU’s bridal couture roots versatile and playful ready-to-wear styles were featured alongside bridal pieces including tops, bottoms, cropped blazers, and dresses in a soft pastel color palette. Off-the-shoulder and plunging neckline tops, in addition to dresses with lace and embroidery accents and floor length gowns were shown in luxurious fabrics including various types of silk. Olivia Palermo, Whitney Port,Camren Bicondova, Vietnamese model, Jessica Minh Anh and musician Yundi Li graced the front row. 

Backstage Makeup-NARS-MARC JACOBS SS'17 NYFW

"We matched the color of the eye makeup to the clothes and hair and created six different beauty looks using pastel colors. Lashes were applied to help define the eye, the face was kept clean with little makeup and the brows were brushed up and natural."
—François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

FACE: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer), Soft Velvet Loose Powder EYE LOOK 1 - PURPLE: Desdemona Dual-Intensity EyeshadowPhoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow EYE LOOK 2 - PINK: Desdemona Dual-Intensity EyeshadowPhoebe Dual-Intensity EyeshadowCallisto Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow EYE LOOK 3 - SILVER: Lysithea Dual-Intensity EyeshadowInterstellar Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow EYE LOOK 4 - GREEN: The right side of Earth Angel Duo EyeshadowTarvos Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow EYE LOOK 5 - BLUE: Grande-Large Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner), th…

READY GOURMET FOODS:Delicious+Convenience

We know meal delivery subscribers who really like to cook-using Blue Apron, Happy Meals, Plated etc.for its precious time-saving no need to shop benefits -or  stock a variety of ingredients they rarely use.
For us-there's no appeal however; the 30-40 minutes needed to prepare the meals are too much...
Which is why totally prepared meals and gourmet convenient products (sophisticated+idiot proof)- like-spice blends and just add hot water/simmer -chef worthy entrées, sophisticated soups, internationally inspired appetizers and tasty sides...are a booming business...of which we saw hundreds of eating offerings at the most recent Fancy Food show.

Some highlights that tantalize the tastebuds...

This Japanese import-is practically a daily sip for us-naturally prebiotic loaded (fermentation process involved here) and healthy. NOW instant Miso soups...just add water and heat-are organic and/or without the headache inducing MSG (finally).


There's a freshness and ease to the look with a focus on pinched cheeks, lips and a feathery brow. Some of the girls also have a pink, red-stain on their lips to create a bitten effect. There is something a bit 70's girl next door about the look but in a barely there sort of way.”
-James Boehmer for NARS Cosmetics

FACE: NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free MoisturizerNARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer), Soft Velvet Loose Powder CHEEKS: Bumpy Ride Blush (New for Spring 2017, for now try Orgasm Blush) EYES: Bumpy Ride Blush (New for Spring 2017, for now try Orgasm Blush) BROWS: Matte Eyeshadow (shades Blondi, Bali, Coconut Grove and Bengali depending on hair color), Oural Brow Gel LIPS (red): Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2017, for now try Grace Audacious Lipstick) LIPS (pink): Get Off Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2017, for now try Vanessa Audacious Lips…