Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thomas Wylde Fall/Winter 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Thomas Wylde Fall/Winter 2015 is inspired by oil, water and sex. Among the black, white and grey palette is a printed charmeuse and separates including leather pants, fur, fringe, an oversized knit poncho and a black mini dress with crystal embroidery.  The collection had a sexy and sophisticated glamour chic look.














 Photos by Grant Friedman 

- Kim Weling

Backstage at Thomas Wylde Fall/Winter 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Here's a peak backstage at Thomas Wylde Fall/Winter 2015, with skincare by Caudalie, Beauty Blender, makeup by Kathy Jeung for Smashbox Cosmetics, hair by Eric Gabriel for Oribe and nails by Zoya. 

The models prepped up with Caudalie's Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid, Divine Oil, Beauty Elixir, Premier Cru Elixir, Premier Cru the Eye Cream, Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Lip Conditioner. 

To create the makeup look, Kathy Jeung used Smashbox's Halo Highlighting Wand, Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer and Full Exposure Palette. 



Photos by Grant Friedman

- Kim Weling

Friday, March 27, 2015

LuLu*s Style Studio at New York Fashion Week


On Friday, February 13th, LuLu*s Style Studio at 404 (404 Tenth Avenue) was the perfect place to wind down and catch up with my blogger babes after attending some shows during New York Fashion Week.

This year at LuLu*s Style Studio, attendees enjoyed makeovers by NYX Cosmetics and massages by Shea Moisture. Some favorites from this year's beauty sponsors include 100% Pure's Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, Sigma Beauty's E47 Shader Crease Travel Brush, Rosebud Perfume Co. Lip Balm, NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow and Jumbo Eye Pencil, the Balm How 'Bout Them Apples Cheek & Lip Cream, Bodyography Electric Lip Slide, Show Stoppers Double Stick Designer Tape and Shea Moisture's Superfruit Complex Body Lotion.

Each attendee enjoyed drinks courtesy of Hpnotiq and chose a clothing piece from the Style Studio. The racks were filled with clothing racks from tops and jackets to skirts and dresses, based on style trends - Edgy, Uptown Prep, Sweetheart, Vixen and Boho. I went with a black Mink Pink crop sweater. Guests also tweeted to win prizes, so I was happy to win a $50 lulus.com gift card to help with some spring shopping!

Thanks to LuLu*s for a fun night of fashion and beauty!









- Kim Weling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vince Camuto Sample Sale 3/24 - 3/29/2015



VINCE CAMUTO JOINS 260SAMPLESALE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
JOIN US MARCH 24TH THROUGH MARCH 29TH AND DISCOVER FOOTWEAR, HANDBAGS, READY TO WEAR, AND OUTERWEAR FROM THE BRAND FOR UP TO 75% OFF RETAIL!

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(28/29TH STREET)
NYC NY 10001
N/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH STREET

MARCH 24TH - MARCH 29TH
TUESDAY : 9AM-8PM
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY : 10AM-8PM
FRIDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 10AM-3PM


​VINCE CAMUTO FOSSEL HIGH HEEL SANDAL
RETAIL $129
SALE PRICE $39​


VC SIGNATURE EVALINA BOOTIE
RETAIL $350
SALE PRICE $89


VC SIGNATURE SUNNA SATCHEL
RETAIL $898
SALE PRICE $125


VINCE CAMUTO LEATHER JACKET
RETAIL $498
SALE PRICE $79

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recap: The Village Voice's 8th Annual "Choice Eats" Tasting Event

King Bee: Duck and Farro Boudin

It has been another amazing year at the Village Voice's "Choice Eats" Tasting Event! The 8th annual event took place on March 13th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. With over 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, I tried my best to sample as many dishes as possible! The event took place from 6-10pm, and by the time I got there at 8pm, it was super crowded and some food stations had already shut down. I highly recommend getting there on time and as early as possible! 

I've recapped my favorite dishes, which were mainly from restaurants I was not familiar with or have never sampled dishes from. "Choice Eats" is definitely a way to experience new dishes and explore new menus. 

The new restaurants I have now added to the top of my dining list include King Bee, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, The Nomad, Los Tacos No. 1, Genuine, Xe May Sandwich Shop, Casa Del Chef, Tuome,  Box Kite NYC and Commerce Restaurant. 

The second floor featured desserts galore, with Doughnut Plant a personal favorite, along with Salted Crack Caramel ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery and mini cupcakes from Butter Lane. I love the Mini Smore Bars I sampled from Butter & Scotch. 

The Metropolitan Pavilion was the perfect venue for the tasting - a great layout and accessible location. I hope "Choice Eats" remains at this venue for future tasting events. 


Tabata Noodle Restaurant: Garlic Noodle - Egg Noodles Marinated in Garlic Oil with Small Cubes of "Charshuu" Pork, Roasted Garlic and Scallions

The Nomad: Sea Urchin Panna Cotta with Grannysmith Apples and Chives

Baz Bagel & Restaurant: Latkes Dill-luxe - Mini Potato Latke with House Cured Gravlax, Sour Cream and Dill

Los Tacos No. 1: Chicken / Steak / Pork / Cactus Taco Sampler

Genuine: Ahi Tartare Tostadas with Spicy Mayo, Border Slaw, Avocado, and Sesame Seeds

Xe May Sandwich Shop: Vermicelli Salad - Vermicelli Noodles with Asian Lettuce, Cilantro, Pickled Carrots, Daikons, Cucumbers, Crushed Peanuts and Fried Shallots / Grilled Pork with Fish Sauce - Soy Glazed Portobello and Spiced Tofu with Soy Ginger Vinaigrette

Casa Del Chef: Casa Del Chef Chicha - Fresh Fruit Confit with Pineapple and Rice Broth

Tuome: Beets - Quinoa, Five Spice Yogurt, Pumpkin Seed

Box Kite NYC: Basil Semifreddo with Rhubarb Compote and Tasmanian Peppercorn

Brucie: Crostini - With House Made Stracciatella, Hazelnut "Dirt," and Pickled Raisins

Commerce Restaurant: Winter vegetable fricassée with truffle & poached egg

Manhattan Moonshine

Casas Mono & Bar Jamon: Confit Goat: with Avocado Goat Cheese and Pistachios

Barefoot Wine

Butter & Scotch: Mini Smore Bars


Ample Hills Creamery: Salted Crack Caramel Ice Cream with Deb's Famous Crack Cookies

Ample Hills Creamery: Chocolate Milk & Cookies / Snap Mallow Pop - Deconstructed Rice Krispie Treat



Carlo's Bakery: Assorted Cake Bites / Brownie Bites / Mini Cannolis / Rugelach


Doughnut Plant: Guava Filled Dougnut

Tate's Bake Shop: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar Couture: Banana Pudding Pie topped with a Smoked Peanut Butter Cookie

Butter Lane: Vanilla Mini Cupcake with Sea Salt Chocolate Frosting / Banana Mini Cupcake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Marshmallows / Chocolate Mini Cupcake with Chai Spice Frosting


- Kim Weling