Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm Back!!

Hey Gorgeous Ones, I'm back!! Sorry I have been away for a bit, but now school is back in session  I can talk to you all more.  The summer was great and last month I was able to get to New York twice in one week. Yes, one week, two visits, and three fun stops. So let me share:
My 1st stop:
Jones Magazine Fall Preview :
If you need to keep up, then keep up with these Joneses. Jones Magazine, "the insider's shopping guide for the woman who knows better"  is sure to do more than wet your palate, it will indeed quench your thirst for beauty and fashion. Their vision is fresh and honest; "We won't print anything we have not tried ourselves" says Editor, Tracey Ferguson. Jones Magazine is committed to being a trustworthy resource for it's readers.

"This is a magazine for the educated woman who is unapologetic about liking high end brands. She likes to travel, shops at boutiques, and is not ashamed to tell you that she loves the sale racks" -Tracey Ferguson, creator & editor

Get your copy on newsstands now and let me know what you think.  Also for your daily Jones check out the website: 

My next stop: Hanging out with my friend Sam Fine. We talked shop a little and clowned a whole lot.   When we did get a little serious(not really) this is what came up:
1. As an artist it's important to set boundaries; know how much you are willing to give away for free. We don't think about the importance of protecting ourselves when it comes to sharing our knowledge.
2. Always be prepared to network! If you attend an event smile, say hello, mingle, and most importantly HAVE BUSINESS CARDS!!  Don't just expect people to come to you to find out who you are.
3. Manage your brand with integrity, be careful of your online content! Sam shared that several of his recent clients have commented on how professional he is on his social media sites. So, it goes back to that saying "You never know who is watching you"

My last stop:
I had to visit Makari on 125th to pick up a couple of my Iman Cosmetic favorites. I played with makeup and chatted with Makeup Artist, Douglas Snuggs.  Douglas was very attentive, he showed me some great combinations as well gave me endless suggestions as to how to get the most out of my Cote d' Azur palette.  He is quite knowledgeable and an absolute sweetheart, so go check him out if you are in the area (he works Thurs, Fri. & Sat)
                                                     52 West 125th Street NY, NY 10027
                                             Iman Cosmetics Makeup Artist, Douglas Snuggs

                                              Cote d' Azur and Luxury Liquid Liner (Sapphire)

My beautiful sister in love accompanied me but she lost herself in the wonder vintage shop B.O.R.N.  (Borrowed, Old, Refurbished and New). She was whisked into a fab styling experience by a resident stylist (I can't remember his name but I must get it, he was just wonderful)  I watched him pull gorgeous piece after piece, each one making my sister look like she was worthy of a haute magazine spread. Upon leaving we had the privilege and honor of speaking with Owner, Johnathan Broderick. He is an amazing man full of passion and vision.  SO! when you stop by Makari make your way back of the store to B.O.R.N.


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