April 21, 2014
Bathsheba Grossman is a noted 3D Printed artist whose works can be seen within jewelry, barware, sculptures and more. Her pieces are not only artistic but also incorporate geometry and symmetry together. Although she is known for her work within metal printing, she wishes to use transparent glass in the future (as well as to continue expanding within other metals. Her ability to play with shapes and to create new ones showcases how she has continued to push the boundaries within this field since 2002.
April 20, 2014
My sister got married yesterday in Tokyo at a stunning ceremony and reception at the Hotel Nikko. As the events didn't take place until Sat evening, I wanted to be comfortable before getting into my Maid of Honor duties and "if you give a girl the right pair of shoes", as Marilyn Monroe stated - "she can take on the world"! I rocked a pair of Cocorose London ballet flats (which I recently talked about on a Spring segment for Arise TV) in Harrow Suede Blue. As I was wearing a black tee and my black Lysee leggings, it was a great way to pop in some color along with my Garcia Artwear scarf (from the drawings of The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia). A twist on hues brings in my blue aviator sunglasses, a quick find in H&M before I jetted to Tokyo and finally an oldie but goodie is my military jacket from Abercrombie & Fitch from almost 10 years ago.
April 19, 2014
On a Spring day in the Shinagawa District in Tokyo, Japan entering the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Main Tower over the weekend.
April 18, 2014
Wedding bells will ring all over the world but none louder then my sister's wedding which takes place today (note that I am in Tokyo and it is Saturday early morning here - so in less than 12 hours she makes it official)! With that said, I would love to share with you two events that will take place at the Aaron Faber Gallery in NYC which is entitled, The Exploration of the Bridal Affair. For two days, you will enjoy two bridal experiences starting with Grooms Night Out which will have a scotch whisky presentation and tasting by Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky. In addition, Trafalgar will showcase how your groomsmen can be dressed for the big day. The house of Alishan will have Alishan Halebian on hand to present his rough diamond bridal jewelry. Catering will be provided by Fogo de Chao.
On The Bride's Day, Simon G along with Alishan will have a stunning collection on view. In addition, Papyrus will present a display of stationary for the special events in their lives. To ensure that the bride remains in bliss, Trafalgar will share how the bride's groomsmen will look on their day. Nevaeh Lingerie will have a presentation to showcase how one should look on their honeymoon night. The Sofitel New York team will show brides how to bring this all together in order to make it a great experience. Fogo de Chao will have sweet treats on hand for this event.
During both events, Aaron Faber staff will be on hand to showcase collections that would work as perfect gifts for the bride and the groom. In addition, there will be Bridal Affair Giveaways including a Bridal Affair Honeymoon Package from Sofitel New York, Nevaeh Lingerie Bridal Affair Set and a Trafalgar Lincoln Square Duffel. To ensure that you can attend this event which has limited space, make sure to RSVP to The Bridal Affair for Grooms Night Out (April 24th 5 - 8pm) and The Bride's Day (April 26th 12 - 5pm).
April 17, 2014
For those that are avid readers as well as follow our instagram as well as my personal instagram, you know that I am in Tokyo! I have been here for about a week for my sister's wedding (The Anti Bridezilla) and there will be future features about my time here. But everyone always wants to know what am I traveling with in terms of beauty items. As I'm staying in the Prince Hotel at Shinagawa, I have brought a number of my must have beauty finds with me - some that will be used during the wedding taking place on Sat at 5pm (which for my New York friends would be 4am Fri morning).
A few months ago I shared the Konjac Sponge (a find that was made aware to me by the fabulous Shobha team. This sponge is for the face and after placed in water softens to be a great exfoliant. I have been using the Green Tea version but changed it up on this trip for the Citrus Fruit Pull. In terms of fragrance, I'm a Coach Poppy girl traditionally, but since last Sept have really enjoyed putting Downtown Calvin Klein into my routine. To keep my face moisturized whether at night (the intended time to use this) or in the day when I am feeling a little dry, I use Aveeno's Smart Essentials Nighttime Moisture Infusion. A few days on a recent Forever 21 pop in, I saw these Rose Extract Face wipes and had to test them out - the perfect way to quickly clean your skin as well as to give it a boost. As usual, I am never without my Dove Cucumber and Green Tea extract deodorant. For deep cleaning my skin in another towel form, I highly suggest Noxzema Ultimate Clear Oil Control although I do not have oily skin, this is a great cleanser. Of course, my Crest 3D White Whitestrips are a must to keep my teeth white.
For soft lips, I brought along Sarah Happ's The Lip Scrub in Lavendar. When it comes to makeup, my rotation always includes Clinique's Foundation which I wear everyday as it has great coverage and feeling light) and chubby stick lip pencil. In the world of Laura Mercier, I use their makeup brushes every day and foundations on special occasions. Nails currently rock. OPI's Russian Navy which has been my obsession. Ben Nye has a great Banana Luxe Powder that sets your face for the makeup which I use on special occasions. NP Set's eyeshadow has been a fave of mine for the past few years. Laura Geller's Baked Bronze is an absolute must and I wear this daily in tandem with Estee Lauder's blush - great combo. Finally, focusing on the eyes, Urban Decay's 24/7 in zero is my essential as well as Dior Show's mascara.