Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ShopAkira and Michael Antonio Shoes for Japan Relief

Join ShopAkira and Michael Antonio Shoes in their efforts to aid Japan. Shop online at and enter code RELIEF at checkout to get 10% off your entire purchase! ShopAkira will then donate 10% of the net proceeds to Japan and Michael Antonio will match the donation! This code will stay active through 4/21/11, so please spread the word!

Under $100 Pieces from Katch by Kathy Flesch

It's not always easy for me to find earrings. I am always on the lookout for unique statement pieces but I have to make sure they aren't too big, chunky or overpowering for my petite ears. Check out these featured earrings from Katch by Kathy Flesch for under $100 at!

The earrings are divided into three collections - Desire, Glitz and Treasure. You can shop all of the Katch by Kathy Flesch earrings here.

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gida Bavari Unites Charity with Fashion

AVA Clutch shown in Berry, also comes in Midnight-Blue and Bronze

The Gida Bavari AVA Clutch, made of the finest quality of Italian patent leather and 10k gold finished hardware, is now being offered at 15% off at 10 percent of the sale will be donated until May 31st to the American Red Cross in efforts to continue supporting Japan's Tsunami Relief.

This very roomy clutch has a subtle shimmer and a spacious interior with two zippered pockets and credit card slots offering a hint of glam to any outfit.

To shop the AVA Clutch in Twilight Patent Leather and get 15% off, just enter HEARTJAPAN11 at checkout.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Inglot Cosmetics New York Studio and Online Store Launch

My fashion week festivities closed with a special press preview and launch of Inglot Cosmetics second studio in NYC on February 17th. The new 6,000 square foot studio is located on the 5th floor of the Chelsea Market Building on 75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. Complimentary makeup and nail treatments were provided as well as hairstyling by Hair Room Service.

Guests were able to meet founder Wjotek Inglot and enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a live DJ.

If you aren't able to visit the Inglot New York Studio, you can now shop the online store in the USA at, which features over 1,500 colours! You can customize your own Freedom System Palette and fill with an array of concealers, lipsticks, blushes, and eye shadows, or pick up the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel.

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tiffany Fedora by Eric Javits Spotted on Kim Kardashian

Photo courtesy of Shine Media PR

I recently attended the Shine Media PR Fall 2011 Preview and absolutely love the Tiffany fedora by Eric Javits, which has been spotted on Kim Kardashian! The Tiffany fedora will be available in Putty and Sage, retailing at $375.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Geren Ford Bi-Annual LA Sample Sale This Thursday-Saturday

The Geren Ford Bi-Annual Los Angeles Sample Sale is quickly approaching! This one is going to be extra special as they've added previously archived samples dating back to 2007, so lots of good finds to be had. Samples and overstock from Pre-Spring and Spring 2011 are up to 90% off retail. And most of all, nothing will be priced over $100 -including leather!

They'll be having giveaways and discounts throughout the day so everyone is bound to walk away with something good. A sale like this one that makes me wish I lived in Los Angeles sometimes!

WHEN: Thursday 3/24 & Friday 3/25, 3-7pm, Saturday, 3/26, 11-3pm
WHERE: Geren Ford Studio at 530 Molino Street #107 (Entrance on Palmetto Street) LosAngeles, CA
PAYMENT: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex accepted

EMU Australia Fall 2011

EMU Australia, known for their water resistant sheepskin boots, held their first ever runway show during New York Fashion Week on February 17th at STYLE360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

The Fall 2011 collection is inspired by the color palette of the Australian landscape, including EMU's Stinger style boot in earthy tones of mushroom, dusty olive, aubergine and hazelnut. New footwear styles are also introduced - Narooma, Hobart and Melba boot.

But it's no just about the boots. EMU was also debuting their new breathable Denimwool® Jean. Sheepskin jackets, luxurious knits and accessories come together for stylish layering. The long silhouettes of the knits and cardigans are practical for every day wear. I especially love the long knits paired with cropped leather jackets, which are my favorite pieces from the collection.

Photos by Alexander Michael, LUXEPIC

- Kim Weling

Ivana Helsinki Fall 2011

Backstage at Ivana Helsinki Fall 2011, all I had to do was glance at the beehive hairstyles and automatically flashed back to the 60's. The makeup was all about dramatic eyes with a ton of black eyeliner and shadow.

Edward Tricomi and his team worked their magic on the beehive hair. There was definitely a ton of hairspraying going on and slicking hair into place.

Checkout this clip of Edward Tricomi working his magic on the beehive hairstyle.

Video clip by fashionably petite

A throwback to the 60's was in full swing at the Ivana Helsinki runway show. I feel like I've been seeing the 60's inspiration everywhere but it was really prominent with rich velvet, feather prints, babydoll dresses and patchwork knee high boots.

Photos by Michael Alexander,

- Kim Weling

Roomorama Relax Lounge During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

The Roomorama Relax Lounge was a great place to unwind during the day with morning yoga by Your Yoga, mini massages by Essential Therapy and makeup touch-ups by Borghese.

I stopped by the evening of February 14th and enjoyed cocktails and treats including salad, fruit, cupcakes and amazing cookies by cookie coma (cardamom, cayenne, chocolate and c salt). Roomorama was like relaxing at a friend's apt - there were no party crashers or crowds of people around.

I was in awe over the Villa Di Borghese bedding (manufactured by United Feather & Down), in 300-thread-count Italian Tile Dobby Cotton with a natural aloe vera treatment. The bedding line includes a down comforter, bed pillow, spa pillow, booties and a spa body wrap.

Photos by Michael Alexander, cliQny

- Kim Weling

BeautyBar Presented by The Daily Front Row During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

Kat Deluna getting her makeup done by beautyADDICTS

On February 15th I attended the BeautyBar, aka The Daily Lounge at Townhouse Spa during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011.

I always make sure I set aside some time to indulge in services at the BeautyBar, first starting off with an amazing mini refresher facial, then pedicure, makeup by
beautyADDICTS and hair styling by Raika Studio. Raika Studio was using and promoting Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger luxury care for dry, damaged hair (eight products total). I love the amazing light smell of ginger in the Finishing Spray that was used on my hair. I can't wait to try the Keratin I would also love to try the Texturizing Sea Spray and Shine Spray.

Other services included manicures, massages and brow shaping.

This was the first time I had ever tried beautyADDICTS makeup and loved my smoky eye makeover. I got to take home several beautyADDICTS products, including the
SolutionEYES eye shadow, Hydra SUNRays matte bronzing powder, LashGALORE mascara, and RelationLIPS lip gloss. Can't wait to use them!

Manicure and pedicure stations

I was also introduced to Hanes Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer, available in Barely Black, Barely There, Gentlebrown, Jet, Little Color and Natural, retailing for $10.00. I was thrilled with the samples I received, which came in handy when I happened to need sheer jet black hosiery right before an event. The size AB fit me great, and didn't get any snags with the run resistant technology.

I was amazed by the exquisite, unique
Madstone fine jewelry pieces that were being showcased. I especially love the Bubble collection, inspired by a magnum of champagne.

Since I always spend quite a bit of time at the BeautyBar, I definitely have to snack on something while I am there.
Simply Sensible entrées were being sampled - Zing Chicken with Brown Rice, Beef Tips and Gravy with Brown Rice and my favorite of the three being sampled, Mediterranean Style Chicken with Bowtie Pasta. Other meals include Beef Pot Roast and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes and Meat Lasagna with Sauce. These refrigerated meal options are freshly created and never frozen and can be found in grocery stores nationwide, retailing for about $6.99.

- Kim Weling

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lookbooks Blogger Breakroom During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

I spent a few hours at the Lookbooks Blogger Breakroom during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011. There were just so many ways to unwind and get prepped for the day's festivities. Spa services included massages, spray tans, manicures, eyebrow waxes and facials by Spa Merge, NK Salon and B. Bronze and vajazzles by Completely Bare. I would have loved the massage but they were completely booked up. I decided to try the full body spray tan by B. Bronze. I went with the clear spray tan, which doesn't rub off on your clothes, and I gradually noticed the difference within a few hours and loved the tan! Unfortunately I didn't know that spa services was a no-no after spray-tanning, so that ruled out my facial appointment. I enjoyed the rest of the afternoon nibbling on cupcakes by Cupcakes & Compliments and sipping champagne.

- Kim Weling

Nintendo 3DS Lounge During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

I visited the Nintendo 3DS Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Empire Hotel for some makeup, hair and nail prepping and gaming fun.

The Nintendo 3DS system launches on March 27th for $249.99, available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black, featuring real 3D graphics and exciting new applications.

Benefit Cosmetics showcased their newest products and provided fabulous makeovers! It felt like a very customized experience, since I was given products that specific to my makeover. It's always exciting to be given products I will know I will use, including Bella Bamba 3D brightening pink face powder, Smokin' Eyes sexy eye & brow makover kit, You Rebel SPF 15tinted moisturizer, BADgal lash mascara and Ultra-Shines lip shine in nudie-tude. I love Benefit Cosmetics!

Marie Robinson Salon provided hair styling (I was ready to go with some relaxed curls!) and Spa Chicks On-The-Go offered massages and manicures. I went with Essie's Mink Muffs, a smoky plush taupe for my manicure. I love that color!

- Kim Weling

amNewYork L3 Lounge Hosted by Phillip Bloch and New Era During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

Amongst the lounges I visited during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was the amNewYork L3 Lounge at the Empire Hotel, hosted by Phillip Bloch and New Era. Considering this was the only men's lounge I came across, it was jam packed even though I stopped by at the end of the day.

Nobody rocks a fedora like Phillip, so he was the perfect person to help style attendees with New Era's selection of fedoras and caps. The
New Era fedoras are stylish and inexpensive at $43.99.

John Allan's was offering grooming products and a grooming bar with complimentary haircuts, shaves and manicures.

DL1961 Premium Denim was also showcasing the launch of the spring men's collection, created with revolutionary XFIT LYCRA®'s patented cross-weave technology fabric and providing four-way stretch and 360 degree of movement. So no worries on your jeans sagging and bagging.

Among the fits include Vince, a universal slim straight zip fly, Russell, a skinny button fly and Chris, a loose relaxed fit that vary from light, to classic blue, to dark. The men's collection retails for $168-$178 at high-end denim retailers including National Jean Company, E. Street Denim and Post Blue Jeans.

Lounge guests also enjoyed Godiva chocolate and Dewar's drinks.

- Kim Weling