By now you all know my love of the theater and arts, so when I heard that a dear friend of the family had committed herself to raising money for Stamford, CT's NFP Curtain Call, by Bachata-ing her way to the winning spot with Lou Lopez - I knew it was up to me to help her WIN WIN WIN! Nobody puts Joann in the corner...
Though I live just across town, alas, I must have missed my a-lister invite to the 2014 Met Gala (chuckle**chuckle)...but that didn't stop me from finding my top 4 fave looks of the evening. Total bonus - my beauty friends ( Renato Campora for Matrix, Christopher Naselli for Alterna Haircare, Vera Steimberg for L’Oréal Paris and Mara Roszak for L’Oréal Paris) let us in on the secrets to creating these red carpet looks of the evening from home.
When the opportunity arose to get eyelash extensions, I jumped and I jumped FAST. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from some serious eyelash envy. From the fluttering lashes of the Kardashian clan splattered across the tabloids…to girls batting and brunching throughout NYC – I couldn't help but yearn for longer, fuller, darker and sexier lashes. I’m naturally blonde so even though Suzette, the amazing Xtreme lash certified stylist and owner of The Lash House Beauty Boutique, insisted that I had long lashes, she did note just how blonde they really were. My fair tipped lashes made going completely make-up free near impossible…but Suzette and The Lash House were about to change all that.
Many of you dreamed of taking Tiffani Theissen (formerly Tiffani-Amber) out to dinner back in the Saved By the Bell days...fast forward to 2014 - your dreams have become reality. Now you can have Dinner at Tiffani's once a week - Sunday to be exact.
Red-loving salon clients and their stylists, rejoice! The new Matrix COLORINSIDER High Intensity Red collection produces gorgeous, pure, cool red shades with visible intensity and incomparable longevity. Now Matrix haircolor clients can expect their salon-gorgeous red color to stay truer for up to 8 weeks*. These pure, cool red shades brilliantly round out the beautiful existing copper- and violet-toned reds in the ammonia-free COLORINSIDER palette, meeting every demand of discerning color professionals and their clients.
WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP? PHOTOGRAPHER/MUSICIAN: SCOTT RAMSAY I currently live in Austin,Texas and have since 1998, grew up in Maine and went to college in Scottsdale, AZ. I have also lived in San Diego, Ca and spent 13 years in the Rocky Mountains of Steamboat Springs, CO. I have had either a camera or a guitar in my hand for over 30 years. Photography and music are my passions and have dominated every part of my life since the age of 13. As a young photographer I spent years trying to figure out what my “style” was only to realize my style and approach to shooting is ever changing and fluid. I have had the pleasure of working with many companies and individuals on everything from product catalogs and fashion spreads to architecture, music and swimwear.
Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a playful look for Valentino's RTW Fall/Winter 2014 show, which lent itself to the eccentric designs this season. Unlike a classic chignon or the austere low ponytail from last season, the hair at Valentino was fun and added lightness to the collection as a whole.
Amy Adams looked divine last night in her sapphire blue Gucci gown, but her look would never have been complete without her magical hair style and lip color. Now YOU can replicate her stunning hair and makeup looks at home with Kérastase, Tom Ford Beauty and Laura Mercier...
JESSICA BIEL - GET HER OSCAR 2014 FACE AT HOMEMAKEUP ARTIST: Kayleen McAdams, ck one color global makeup artistINSPIRATION: "I wanted to do something really fresh, light and feminine. There were so many beautiful pastels in her dress, so I played with those tones."