Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Goes Around Comes Around Sample Sale - 10/21 - 10/26/14

James Perse Sample Sale - 10/21 - 10/25/14

Cat Footwear Pop-Up Shop in NYC and Boots & Blog Event

Cat Footwear's first-ever pop up in the U.S. opens to consumers on October 21st - 28th, 11am-7pm, and will feature 3 limited edition styles from the UK that have never been available to the U.S. consumer, including the Alexa Patent leather boot. The pop-up will be the first and only place to get these styles, while supplies last. 

Also tonight is the Boots & Blogs event to celebrate the launch of Cat Footwear's Fall 2014 collection. Style bloggers Sazan Barzani and Adam Gallagher will be hosting the event, for a night of shopping and style tips. For more details and to rsvp, go to catpopup.splashthat.com.

Sounds by DJ Jasper Stapleton
Whiskey Tasting hosted by #Earthmover Nicole Austin
from Kings Co. Distillery in Brooklyn
& Cocktail Reception


The Cat Footwear Corner Pop-Up
At The Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue (@47th Street)
Shopping Hours:
October 21st - 28th (11am-7pm)

Alexa Patent leather boot

- Kim Weling

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Style Post Featuring Bobi Los Angeles / Sorial / Anitanja Jewelry

Here's to my first fall style post this season, focusing on how I wear my Bobi Los Angeles t-shirts. In addition to feeling super comfortable and cozy, I love that Bobi's t-shirts have a longer silhouette and a flattering cut so that it's wearable for any body type. 

For my grey Bobi Los Angeles t-shirt, I can wear it as a hi-lo, a long tunic or when it's warmer out I can wear it as a dress. These t-shirts can easily be paired with leggings, jeans, or a skirt and are easy to layer with. 

For my second look, I went with a favorite fall look, pairing my long-sleeve Bobi Los Angeles with a pair of dark jeans and a leather jacket. 

As for accessories, I'm in love with Sorial's new Gramercy Backpack, which can be worn 3 different ways - as a backpack, cross-body or a long shoulder. It's made of vegan leather, and comes in several colors for fall. Also from the Gramercy collection is the embossed faux leather Envelope Clutch that comes with a chain shoulder strap. The clutch easily fits into Sorial Tote during the day, and allows me to check in my tote for evening events and use the clutch by itself. 

This season I was also just introduced to Anitanja jewelry, inspired by St. Lucia nature. Each piece really tells a story and is beautifully crafted and detailed, especially my necklace from the Drift Cone collection. 

Jacket: Magaschoni
Cardigan: Adam Lippes
T-Shirt: Bobi Los Angeles
Denim Legging: Helmut Lang
Shoes: Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl's
Necklace: Anitanja
Backpack: Sorial 
Pigment Pencil in Quince: Bite Beauty

Photos by Bri Weling

Leather Moto Jacket: Monika Chiang
T-Shirt: Bobi Los Angeles
Jeans: Helmut Lang
Shoes: Rock & Republic for Kohl's
Sunglasses: Lanvin
Clutch: Sorial 

- Kim Weling

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shop It! Accessories That Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Here are some of my favorite accessories supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month. These make the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend, while contributing to a great cause. 

Nashelle Rose Gold HOPE necklace, $103
50% of proceeds go to Stand Up 2 Cancer

25% of proceeds go to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's BeSMART

20% of sales go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

I love using this tote as an everyday work bag! It fits everything including my DSLR camera and pair of heels and because the bag itself is lightweight, it doesn't weigh me down when I put a lot of stuff in it. It's the one style I have in different colors so I can always have one with me, from light to dark or more classic colors. 

- Kim Weling

Accessories Council Bridal Picks 2014

This month has been full of bridal previews and weddings, so it's the perfect time to recap some of my favorites from Accessories Council #ACTOPPICKS Bridal event. 

At the top of my list are Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye and Face Gels. The cooling under-eye Hydro Firming Eye Gels ($30) are firm, tone and de-puff the eye area in just ten minutes. The Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels ($35) are peptide-packed transdermal patches, with a concentrated dose of line-plumping ingredients to firm, tone and flatten expression lines in just ten minutes. You can refrigerate them for an extra cooling effect. 

Art deco Roman & Sunstone Antique Crystal Drop Earrings ($24) and Swarovski Bella Mini Pierced Earrings ($60) both add a little sparkle and glamour to any dress.

My favorite headbands are by Deepa Gurnani, known for their beaded and crystalized hair accessories, jewelry, belts and more. One of my favorites is the elegant Crystal Detail Headband ($88) with luxe crystals on the fabric-backed petals. Deepa Gurnani elastic headbands comfortably stay in place all day long without hurting your head. 

This mesh Jessica McClintock Frame Bag with Bow in Silver ($36) is fun with feminine edge, and easy to pair with your party dress. 

The Girly Go Garter ($39) with GentleFlex Grippers is a sexy, thigh garter with pockets that securely holds your phone, cash, credit cards, lipstick or other essentials. It's easy to wear - just stretch the garter around your thigh and secure it with the velcro. This hands-free accessory comes in sizes small, medium and large. 

Straw Envy reusable drinking straws ($27.99) dress up your drink, embellished with crystals. The set includes two BPA-free plastic straws and a carrying case so you can sip in style while on-the-go!

- Kim Weling

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 #Beauty20 Awards Presented by innoCos Digital

The 2nd annual #beauty 2.0 Awards took place on September 30th at 404 Tenth Avenue in NYC. The #beauty 2.0 awards, hosted by innoCos events, praised the beauty brands that were the most ground-breaking and innovative in digital marketing, having been nominated and voted on by fans.

The 1st annual #beauty 2.0 Awards was initiated in 2013 in Paris. The awards ceremony will continue in 2015 during the innoCos digital event, where the winners will be announced in London, San Francisco or Shanghai. 

For this year's #beauty 2.0 Awards, I had the honor of presenting the award for Best Beauty Startup to Birchbox! Since I am currently a Birchblogger and have worked with Birchbox in the past, I was thrilled to present this gorgeous, much-deserved award to them! See below for a recap of all the winners from each of the 10 #beauty20 categories. 

2014 #Beauty20 Award Winners

Best Twitter: OPI Products
Optimises Twitter the most for brand building, promotion and cultivating relationships

Best Facebook: ULTA Beauty
The most engaging Facebook page, in terms of content, interactivity and bond with fans

Best Pinterest: OPI Products
Uses Pinterest to encourage fans to closely engage with them online and provide daily visual inspiration

Best Instagram: OPI Products
Uses Instagram to encourage fans to closely engage with them online and provide daily visual inspiration

Best App: Mary Kay
Mobile or tablet app, which is easy to use and offers cool, original content and is engaging

Best Online Video: Dove: Patches
Created the most memorable video

Best e-Commerce Website: Mary Kay
Website that is easy to use and visually appealing whilst offering high quality content and various social media sharing options

Best Beauty Startup: Birchbox
(5 years or less) with most innovative and outstanding online presence

Best Technology Startup: Dollar Shave Club
Most innovative technology product that connects beauty industry with customers and supports beauty brands

Best Beauty Brand Online: Aveda

- Kim Weling