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…and we’re back


Well it’s been a minute, huh? In lieu of a lame apology please accept this amazing video as recompense for my absence.

February means Fashion Week in my world and, as always, it makes for the two busiest times at my job. Once again, we partnered with the ultra-talented Zang Toi to create the beautiful runway look for his Fall 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The amazing Rudy Miles and his unrivaled Beauty by Rudy team, put a modern twist on Hollywood Glam to complement the striking, cinematic-inspired collection. I’ll have more snapshots from my trip coming this week…




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Lady and Lauper, a MAC made in heaven

We all know girls just wanna have fun but now the Queen and Princess of Pop are pairing up and saying safety first!! Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are teaming up with MAC AIDS Fund as the new faces of VIVA Glam to launch the From our Lips campaign. No strangers to controversy, we’ve loved to watch these two push the limits in song and style with their overt sexuality and twists on traditional gender roles. Now the pair want to help girls everywhere embrace their own sexuality and learn to keep their love lives seductive and satisfying but above all safe, with eyes open to the facts about HIV/AIDS.

The new From our Lips campaign will honor women living with the HIV/AIDS virus as well as those working to stop its spread. The Fund will announce $2.5 million in donations to model programs intended to address the vulnerabilities and inequities that leave women everywhere at an increased risk for HIV/AIDS. Both stars have created a custom lip shade for the cause and, for the first time in VIVA Glam history, the lipsticks are named for their creators and will bear their signatures scrawled on every tube. The stars hope that the lipsticks will become a vibrant and positive reminder to women everywhere to own their sexuality and practice safe sex.

In an interview with WWD, Gaga explained that she hopes to “create this mother-daughter energy, where mothers feel that they can buy the lipstick for their daughters — “Here’s your first lipstick, and let me explain to you what it means.'”

For all of her satirizing of fame, I love seeing Gaga step out to use her celebrity status for a good cause. “I love to use my fame to get other points across,” said Gaga to WWD, and we love when she does.

So in honor of these fabulous ladies, I’ve collected some adorable Valentine’s Day finds that will not only show your love to your sweetie, but spread the love to those living or working with HIV/AIDS… Let’s remember this Valentine’s Day to keep love alive, but above all safe!

(RED) Roses, 25.00 flowered.com; Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Special Edition Headphones, 199.99 hsn.com; (STARBUCKS)RED double walled stainless steel water bottle, 19.95 red.starbucks.com; diptyque special edition candle, 68.00 red.diptyqueparis.com; Hallmark (PRODUCT)RED Valentine’s Day Card, 2.99 joinred.com; Gap (PRODUCT)RED starry eyed tee, 28.00 gap.com

visit http://www.macaidsfund.org to find out more about Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and the  From our Lips campaign

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Allow Me to Propose a Toast…

I know it’s hard to believe with a fresh dusting of snow falling outside my window, but Spring is right around the corner and I’ve been searching for a way to usher in the new season with plenty of style.

In keeping up the theme of new beginnings and with Valentine’s Day practically minutes away, I decided to create my own little corner of the internet where I can share my loves in life. From fashion, beauty and DIY, to music, art and my on-going self-education in cooking, I’ll show you it all from my point of view. So, here’s to documenting my life in words, photos and music… a project I hope will be in full bloom by the time Spring is. Cheers everyone!


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