So lately I’ve been really missing my hair extensions and fact of the matter is, when I’m not feeling good about my HAIR, I’m not feeling good about myself. It’s sad but true. So when my a PR friend reached out and let me know that the famed Sherry Ratay was in town from Florida (on behalf of Minardi) and, gasp, doing highlights at Gavert Atelier, I literally jumped up and an instant smile was on my face. For anyone who doesn’t know, Sherry is an award-winning color expert, known for her gorgeous reds and balayage (my fave!) highlights.
It’s really embarassing that good hair- such a little (and somewhat shallow) thing- can make me happy but it DOES, so sorry for partying. And actually, this was the best timing ever because I had JUST booked an amazing video opportunity with PopSugar (more on that December 5th when it goes live!) and hi, I definitely can’t go on-camera with BROWN ROOTS. So then there’s that. If you’re in Florida or LA (when she’s in town), I highly suggest you book an appointment since I’m pretty much obsessed with my “baby blonde,” as Sherry called it, highlights.
Photo: behind-the-scenes shot from my PopSugar holiday beauty shoot. Hiiiii green screen.
If there’s one thing I hate (among many things), it’s an awkward photo shoot but hey, when Sydne is styling it, I know I’m going to be in good hands. This is exactly why I agreed to stand in front of a white screen wearing Sydne’s size 2 clothing (the polka dot dress is not even close to being zipped up in the back, btw) while holding my coveted beauty products. Well there’s that AND the fact that we’re selling our stuff this Sunday at Space 1520, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Bill Foudation– an LA based animal rescue group. If you’re in the area, definitely stop by because we are selling some GOOD STUFF. And, it’s not just the two of us. The amazing Shauna of PennyChic, JoEllen Lu of Shop Tarte and Chanelle Laurence of The Penelope Times will be showing off their blogging fueled fashion retail skills. And indie designers Jenny Dayco, Shallow Fashion and Kittinhawk will also have pop up shops.
Here’s a sampling of what’s for sale AND me being a suuppper awkward model. ENJOY. I can’t even with how cute Bunny looks wearing this scarf.
A big thanks to Synde for creating these amazing images and an even bigger thanks to Kelsi for organizing such a great event. And again, this is just a sampling of some of the pieces we’ll be selling: real leather and suede jackets, trendy polka dots, CHANEL No. 5 lotion, DKNY fragrance, Urban Decay’s coveted NAKED eye palette and Jimmy Choo for H&M sandals! There will also be stacks of designer denim for $30 each (many never worn and in various sizes)!
Ever since I moved to LA, I’ve been obsessed with the famous Chateau Marmont. This week, I decided to dedicate The Monday Rundown to the iconic LA hotspot where so many amazing moments have happened…to Hollywood and us “regular” people. As 1930s producer Harry Cohn said, “if you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.”
When you live in Los Angeles, it’s really hard not to catch Emmy fever. Even though I’m not actually attending the Emmys this year (or last year, or the year before that), I still use this “Emmy week” as a reminder that hey, I really need a facial to get my skin “red carpet-ready,” even if the red carpet is really just my tan carpet that resides inside my apartment.
On Thursday night, I was treated to the signature Kate facial at LA’s infamous Kate Somerville Clinic in West Hollywood in honor of the award show and ugh, yeah…boy did I need it. First, let me say I’m in love with the signature facial – it starts off with enzymatic exfoliation and extractions followed by a customized treatment mask. I, my friends, had way more extractions that I normally do which did not make this girl happy one bit! But, on the bright side my dry, sensitive skin does really well with Kate’s products (as you can read here) and when I left I was super excited to receive a few of the newer products including the True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover so stay tuned for a review on that soon.
Ah, Memorial Day weekend. I’ve never been one to really enjoy a holiday weekend, with the exception of the extra day off from work, naturally. Don’t get me wrong, in theory a long weekend should be glorious but in my experience, they are always built up to be “the best time ever” and you ultimately end up being let down. This past weekend, however, was super fun. Sydne and I were practically glued at the hip and we had a blast going out in Hollywood and getting sushi at Omi (aka our favorite cheap sushi spot), going to a fun Hollywood Hills BBQ and then ending the holiday weekend with a little biking/drinking on the strand in Hermosa Beach. Seem like a lot to fit into three days? Yeah, it was. I’m exhausted but perhaps a little optimistic that future holiday weekends won’t be the disaster that they’ve been in the past.
Biking, on the way back from The Strand
photo credit: Sydne “I don’t break for babies” Summer