Archives for February 2011

February 28, 2011

Oscar Swag Bags

Ever wonder what goodies the Oscar presenters and nominees get as a thank you? To get a sneak peak into this year’s bag, be sure to check out my interview on Your Carolina’s at http://www.yourcarolina.tv/ycvideo/entry/oscar_swag_bag/.

The bags themselves are works of art! They are created by Hollywood Baskets (www.hollywoodbaskets.com). Hollywood Baskets creates many of the bags used for the Hollywood Red Carpet, Events and Private Parties. Be sure to check them out!

Included in this year’s gift bag was:

Nick Chavez Beverly Hills hair product www.nickchavezbeverlyhills.com

Della Cura Body and Massage oil www.dellacura.com

Sinful Colors Silver bag filled with nail polish and polish corrector www.sinfulcolors.com

Flying Wish Paper www.flyingwishpaper.com

Book All I Want is Everything, A guide to Love Peace and Happiness by Kim Upstone www.anewdayanewvision.com

Norman Love Confections www.normanloveconfections.com

2 hour video game party by Game Truck Los Angeles, www.gametruckparty.com

Luxury Custom leather belt by Carolina Beverly Hills, www.carolina-beverlyhills.com

A pair of sunny sleevez http://sunnysleevez.com

Systeme 41 skin care essentials kit www.systeme41.com

Sasha Varon Soulgasm Parfum www.sashavaron.com

Bottle of Iceland Springs Water www.icelandspring.com

Coupon for Belinda Bentley Celebrity Psychic Medium www.belindabentley.com

Information on the charity Pajama Program www.pajamaprogram.org

Nuovo verde pin www.etsy.com/shop/nuovoverde

Lemon Essential Oil from DoTerra www.mydoterra.com/serenus

Box of Vive Aguanile Luxury Healing Candles www.viveaguanile.com

Pair of custom Lakhshara earrings www.lakhshara.com

An envelope with an invite to check the trailer for movie Azienda www.aziendathemovie.com

Ipad cover by navjack www.navjack.com

Couple sample packs of Zestra Rush Essential Oils www.zestra.com

Cd of The Vignati’s, Birth of the Gypsybilly   www.thevignatis.com

 

Book What’s on the other Side of the Rainbow (the secret of the Golden mirror) written by Carla Jo Masterson  http://www.harmonysoup.com 

 

Custom Gift Bag by Endless-Purseabilities www.endlesspurseabilities.com
Noritake The wave crystal champagne glasses (set of 2)
www.noritake.com
Red Carpet baby set from
www.onceagainkidscloset.com

Handmade necklaces from UGANDA www.humanityhealing.org

Handmade marshmallow confections from www.sweetentertainers.com

Couture art dresses by Elvis Laskin  www.elvislaskin.com

Gorgeous bikinis by www.blueglue.com

Mandy Ingber Yoga DVD Yogalosophy www.mandyingber.com

Jamal Buster Eyelashes (eyelash guru to the stars) www.jamaalbuster.com

Life Factory Glass water bottles www.lifefactory.com

Alex and Ani Bracelets www.alexandani.com eco friendly fashion

Alan Scott Jeweler leather bracelet cuffs (3) http://www.myspace.com/alanscottcelebritydesigns

Bananagrams 2 games www.bananagrams.com

Larabar raw food bars www.larabar.com

Ascended Health probiotic drops www.ascendedhealth.com

Skinny Jeans Gift Card www.skinnyjeans.com

Moroccanoil www.moroccanoil.com

Pinkberry Gift Card www.pinkberry.com

Pour it Forward T-shirt www.pouritforward.org

Sylene Washington panties www.sylenedc.com

Mike Schmid CD www.mikeschmid.com

Gift Bag presented by www.hollywoodbaskets.com

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February 28, 2011

In Person ~ Sean Kanan and Christian LeBlanc from Young and the Restless


See Young and the Restless Soap Stars Sean Kanan and Christian LeBlanc :

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Brokerage Entertainment Club
2797 Merrick Road
Bellmore, NY
(516) 785-8655
Showtime: 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $73.00 includes tax

AND

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
520 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
(732) 899-3900
Showtime: 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $65 includes coffee and asst. baked goods

CALL for tickets now !!

PHOTOS COURTESY : Anthony Turk / Turk Entertainment PR

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February 22, 2011

Goldfaden=Good

And we here at It’s A Glam Thing have know that for awhile! Coming straight on the heels of their Hands On Cream being featured in New Beauty magazine with the best ever anti-aging ingredients niacin and retinol coupled with the potent antioxidant Red Tea, their new product the Alpine Rose Stem Cell Cream,  is being cited in the March issue of Marie Claire.

Marie Claire’s article “The Science of Skincare”, talks about new cutting-edge technologies that will keep you looking young forever. Stem cell therapy, one of these new cutting-edge technologies,  is taking the spotlight in medicine and also in skincare. As I had stated in my blog, January 26, 2011, the wonderful line of Goldfaden products is expanding with some exciting new products, which will surely make the beauty mavens take notice. And they have!

Goldfaden’s  Alpine Rose Stem Cell Cream, is a powerful anti-aging protective cream developed to protect skin and combat prolonged aging effects and daily stresses. The key active ingredient is Alpine Rose Leaf Extract, a Swiss flower that grows at extreme high altitudes, adapting to extreme conditions such as cold, UV and dryness.The leaves of these roses, were sourced to create an active barrier that protects skin stem cells against environmental stress factors, improves their function, and preserves the activity of the epidermal stem cells. Coupled with repairing peptides and the potent red tea antioxidant, this cream is the perfect solution for protection and repairs to the skin. Skin becomes more supple and has a radiant glow with the use of the Alpine Rose Stem Cell Cream.

Be sure to check out some more of Goldfaden’s skin care line and their new products; their Sleep renewal Night Cream, Blueberry and Pomegranate Hydrating Serum, and Vitamin D Body Lotion. Another new product is Sun Block SPF30, which provides a high level of sun protection in combination with their unique antioxidant Red Tea extract. This incredible new sun block not only protects your skin from the sun, but also repairs the skin with its antioxidant properties. Like all of the Goldfaden Preventative and Restorative Skincare line, these new products are perfect for sensitive skin.

For more information or to order the Goldfaden Skin Care Line go to  www.goldfaden.com and if in New York City, you can buy the line at The Plaza Beauty .

Shout Out to Mary Schook!

Congratulations as well to Mary Schook, another one of It’s A Glam Thing’s favorite beauty guru’s for being cited in the same article. She has customed treatments using stem cells for her devoted clientele. For more on Mary, and her MSA Apothecary see my blog January 20, 2011 and see http://msapothecary.com

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February 21, 2011

Charlie Williams

He undoubtedly gets compared to Justin Bieber. After all, they are both singers.  They are also the same age, both cute with great hair…..However, if you were to put on Charlie William’s sophomore CD Dreams Come True, I think you’d be thinking more of Josh Groban as a teenager. There is that maturity of voice that takes over and captivates you……..

Charlie Williams has been singing since he was 6. An Aunt asked him to sing the National Anthem at a parade. He did. A capella. And he and the world discovered, he could sing! He was asked to join the world-renowned VOENA (Voices of Eve’n Angel’s) Children’s Choir and was the former soloist.  VOENA, performing for such dignitaries as former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, as well Pope John Paul II, has enabled Charlie to study music in 20 languages and travel the world. “Through the years he has developed an amazing voice,” states VOENA Choir Director Annabelle Marie (a protégé of the esteemed vocal coach Judy Davis), “Just when I think he can’t top himself, he does.”

His 2009 debut album I Only Dream Of You (released under the name Charlie Baggett) rose to #8 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and remained on the chart for 22 weeks. “Dreams Come True” is a carefully selected mix of both timeless classics (“The Rose’” “Something,” Fields Of Gold,” “Smile”) and well-known classical pieces performed with original lyrics for the first time, “Dreams Come True” showcases both the vocal mastery of this young wunderkind and ageless elegance of these songs.  My favorite is a tie between the title song and Charlie’s favorite, his cover of the old Bread song “If”.

At 16, Charlie has also shared the stage with Jon Anderson of YES, Jonathan Cain of Journey and Carlos Santana’s percussionist Karl Perazzo. He has performed as a Special Guest Artist of The California Symphony and as a featured artist for the National Association Of Women Judges. He regularly performs at local community events (including a Memorial Day ceremony honoring his late grandfathers, one of which was a WWII pilot).  And as a side note to those who schedule the Super Bowl artists, listen to his National Anthem and book this man. Not only does he know the words, he can sing it a capella!

He also generously volunteers both performance and personal time to Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. He and his family have adopted two Chihuahuas through the foundation.  All of this while being a junior in high school. He is doing independent study and his favorite subjects are physics, history and English. In some ways he is your typical 16-year-old-guy, into gaming, baseball, building websites and cars. He just got his driver’s license. Next year he gets his pilot’s license. All of his spare time is spent at the hangar or in the skies manning a Cessna 172. Aviation is in his genes, in addition to his pilot grandfather; Charlie’s great aunt was a stunt pilot during the 1930’s. I am hoping for a ride and flying tips in the future.

“Dreams Come True” is currently available on all digital download sites (iTunes, Rhapsody, etc) and is available physically through Amazon.com <http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Come-True-Charlie-Williams/dp/B004MN3HOC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1297372657&sr=1-1. “Dreams Come True” is produced by the multi-platinum record producer Joel Diamond and multi-Grammy Winner Rudy Perez. “We are about to experience one of the most exciting new international recording artists and concert attractions in years,” says Diamond of this star-on-the-rise.  Diamond isn’t kidding!

For more on Charlie see……….http://www.CharlieWilliamsMusic.comhttp://www.Facebook.com/CharlieWilliamsMusichttp://www.Twitter.com/CharlieWMusic
 

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February 17, 2011

Light up the night to help pets in need

 

The Second Annual Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl

 First of all congratulations to Hickory, the Scottish Deerhound who won Best In Show in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 15, 2011. She is an absolutely gorgeous dog!

I’ve always found it fitting the Westminster Show was held around Valentine’s Day. Our pets show us unconditional love! One of the best things I have ever done was adopt Carmella. She has added immense happiness to my life. If you have a dog, chances are you know what I am talking about. I was interviewing Polly Blitzer, President of Beauty Blitz Media awhile back, when I learned she had just gotten Trixie, an absolutely adorable puppy. Then she, our hair and make-up stylist, and I promptly got out our phones to pass around the pictures of our canine beauties. I am told those watching us found it amusing!

 In 2009, The Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl was launched. It is an exciting nighttime walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge that raised funds for six non-profit partner shelter and rescue programs in New York, California and Florida. The second Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011 beginning at 5:30 PM in City Hall Park. Hundreds of pups and owners will convene in City Hall Park to mingle and share some puppy love before we enjoy a beautiful nighttime walk across the historic Brooklyn Bridge to take in the  Manhattan skyline and help to feed pets in need. Carmella and I will be there! Seeing all the lighted leashes on the bridge is a site to behold.

The mission of The Pup Crawl is to help shelters and rescue groups care for the millions of pets who lose their homes every year. You can register for the walk at http://www.thepupcrawl.com. The recommended donation to register for the Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl is $25 per human participant, which includes a free Pup Crawl Lights-Up Leash. All proceeds go to their six non-profit partners.  If you don’t live in a “Pup Crawl” location, you can still help the cause by buying leashes and encouraging your friends to get some, too.  $3 from every leash sale goes directly to a local animal shelter to help pets in need.

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February 17, 2011

Congrats to Amy Nix and Nix and Stones

Boy, do I SO love seeing people we profile on It’s a Glam Thing get some of the National Exposure that they truly deserve!! Hats off to Amy Nix, who is an IAGT fav, not only for exquisite and unique jewelry, but also for her philanthropic work.  Here she is in the March issue of People Style Watch!
There’s a good chance that Amy may be NYC bound a couple of times this year. Please “Like” nixandstones on Facebook and keep up to date with all of her wonderful work! You can see her line at The Plaza Beauty!

 

 
 
 
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February 17, 2011

Fashion Week Recap-Nicole Miller

Black, grey, gunmetal metallic silver, with splashes of persimmon and cerulean blue were the colors of Nicole Miller’s Fall 2011 ready-to-wear women’s collection. Geometric shapes and angles that played on these blending of hues were evident as Nicole Miller drew on Sol LeWitt’s sculptures and drawings as her inspiration. Miller describes the collection as “Angles over curves”.

 LeWitt believed that if you looked at any line with your eyes and mind open, the transformations of the line were endless. It could be straight, curved, broken, soft, angled, thin, or thick. One should enjoy differences. He reduced his art to a few of the most basic shapes; triangles and  quadrilaterals. Miller pays homage to LeWitt with her geometrics and the collection’s diagonal darting and seaming giving the thirty-four look collection a hip-but-oh-so-cool vibe.

 The models sported sharp lines and shapes to their faces with a slightly geometric smoky eye, peach blush and beige-y lips and grey nails to help capture the look.

To see the entire collection, as captured by our favorite photog of the fashion tents, please see Shawn’s gallery at http://shawnpunch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Nicole-Miller-Fall-2011/G0000mmzRuApbMRE/

 

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February 16, 2011

Fashion Week Recap-BCBG Max Azria

Break out the turtlenecks!! And who knew they could be sexy??? Max Azria, along with his muse, wife Lubov (who is also the company’s creative director) shows the turtleneck not only a staple, but the anchor of his Fall 2011 collection. The thirty-four line collection showed long, sleek, minimalistic lines that had a slight ‘70’s retro feel, but brought up to date in the details.

Long, delicate silk crepe maxi dresses, tunics, coats, hooded jackets and accessories were belted and layered over white turtleneck body suits creating a long, elegant and sensual look. When the dresses were of neutrals, the mochas and beiges, they elongated and enhanced the color pattern. When the dresses were colorful, in the reds and blues, they created a modern and elegant color block effect.  Overall, the collection was clean, simple, minimalistic, but the flashes of bright colors and varying neck lines created a “fresh sensibility and innate seduction”.

On the runway, models with sleek ponytails and little make-up complete minimalistic look. Look for accessories such as envelope clutches and knee high boots to stay in style as they enhance this style.

To see Shawn’s complete pictures of the collection, go to  http://shawnpunch.photoshelter.com/gallery/BCBGMAXAZRIA-Fall-2011/G0000Ql.lQJ.FN2s/

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February 15, 2011

Fashion Week Recap-LUCA LUCA

Since its inception in 1991, LUCA LUCA’s reputation and distinctive fashion designs have positioned the brand among other iconic fashion brands as one of the leaders in the industry. Their first collection in the fall of that year saw a unique infusion of Italian craftsmanship, timeless elegance and an appealing modern edge.  Their pieces are unique fabric and color combinations, in an extraordinary spectrum of colors that are coupled with feminine silhouettes making the LUCA LUCA one of the favorites among the red carpet and society set.

LUCA LUCA has always appealed to the modern, sexy, sophisticated woman.  Raul Melgoza, the Creative Director since 2008, has added his own touches and inspirations to the line. For fall 2011, Melgoza stated, “This season was inspired by the adventures to be discovered in the deep woods—the beauty, the color, the fantasy. The whimsy of a fantastical late autumn forest exploration brings to life graceful, flowing pieces. Throughout the collection, femininity is flaunted with embroidery and willowy prints that metamorphose into delicate lace. The contrasting elements in each piece represent a sexy, sophisticated woman with an uninhibited desire for adventure.”

Melgoza’s mission was to create a sophisticated forest-inspired look by juxtaposing fabrics such as leather, suede and lace to create texture and dimension.  The collection consisting of 30 looks, was full of rich olive greens, chartreuse, and burnt sienna browns that are mixed with bold fuchsias, golds, reds and orange coming together for an autumnal array of spectacular grandeur.

I have been a fan, and this collection surely does not disappoint.  I love them all! To see the entire collection, check out Shawn’s amazing array of photos that do Melgoza’s designs justice at   http://shawnpunch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Luca-Luca-Fall-2011/G0000W0ST6MMDkKo/

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February 15, 2011

Fashion Week Recap-Kimberly Taylor

What happens when one of the hottest young designers teams up with one of the hippest blogsters??  You get a preppy meets urban hipster look. A look that combines fashion and fun is what you got when 25 year old designer Kimberly Taylor teamed up with Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller blog. And just so you know the Man Repeller is about the fashion that women love and men hate (think men’s wear inspired, boyfriend jeans and jackets). When Medine styled Taylor’s fall 2011 line, the result is a look that manages to attract and repel at the same time. It is a delicate balance, resulting in a gamine, preppy sexy and proper urban hip!

Presenting the 17 piece collection at the Dop Dop Salon in Soho helped cement the look. Minis with maxis, man inspired blazers and trousers, with pops of red and sapphire blue in all the right places.  Each piece in her collection can be paired up or paired down. They can be dressed up or dressed down. The potential pairings are unlimited. Taylor has captures a sharp look that has a young playful spirit, with sexiness in all the right places.

To see the entire collection, please visit our favorite fashion photographer Shawn Punch’s website at http://shawnpunch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Kimberly-Taylor-Fall-2011/G00001zQRz1zRXU8/

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