Saturday, June 28, 2014

Style, Smile and Shop Event at Y Gallery Salon

On Tuesday, May 13th, SoHo's Y Gallery Salon, co-owned by artistic directors Yoni Kreger and Yaniv Levy, and Women's Mafia social club teamed up to host Style, Smile and Shop, featuring celebrity portrait photographer Amber De Vos and fashion designer Kristi Vosbeck. The glamorous and fun evening was filled with wine and hors d'oeuvres as guests enjoyed salon services, makeup touch-ups and a photo shoot. 

I started off my evening with a hair cut and blow out by celebrity and editorial hair stylist and makeup artist Clara Oh, who did a fabulous job on both my hair and makeup. I love her technique of cutting my hair first, so she can see how my hair falls naturally, and then washing it out and styling it. When it comes to hair and makeup, she really assesses what works for my face shape and complexion. She was able to keep my hair long, while adding layers, volume and texture. I would definitely come back for a cut and style with Clara and a color treatment or highlights when I decide to experiment with color! 

I also enjoyed a hand treatment by celebrity esthetician, makeup artist and author of Spa Wars, Lora Condon, as she walked me through her all-natural Beauty Buster Skincare line, which recently launched. The anti-aging line contains healing ingredients such as meadowfoam, rose, sandalwood, pine, Vitamin E and lavender. The skincare  is animal cruelty free and also free of parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrances and SD alcohol. 10% of sales go to brave soldiers and their families. Donations are also sent to the Freedom Alliance, a charity that gives college scholarships to children who's parents have been either killed or permanently disabled in military action. 

I met with designer Kristi Vosbeck and chose a bold, cowl neck halter to wear for my photo shoot with Amber De Vos. Kristi's designs have a vintage flair with a modern twist. I especially love Kristi's gowns which are both luxurious and elegant. Some of my favorite's of Kristi's designs is the Mardelle ox blood halter dress, Phyllis French Python metallic silk frock and Distressed Damsel silk ruffle skirt with lambskin bodice.

I ended the night with my photo shoot with Amber De Vos. Amber was fun and easy to work and great with giving posing direction. The shoot felt very natural and was super quick, as Amber got the shots she needed from me in just a few minutes. I like being surprised by my photos and loved the one that Amber presented to me! You can check out some of Amber's portfolio here.

Thank you Marcy, Clara, Lora, Kristi, Amber and Y Gallery Salon for a fun and fabulous night!

Beauty Buster Skincare

Kristi Vosbeck rope necklace halter in gold lurex jacquard

With Kristi Vosbeck

With Marcy Clark of Women's Mafia

- Kim Weling

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