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10 Must Have Wardrobe Essentials

For the past few months, I've been updating my wardrobe with some much needed accessories and accent pieces. Here are some of my current favorite, many of which make great last minute gifts! 1. GIGI New York Uber Clutch ($148) - additional colors … [Read More...]

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Cozying up to Fall with Lavazza Coffee

While it's been a complete delight basking in warm weather this past month in Australia, there's something super strange about hearing Christmas music while being in 80 degree weather. And I love the fall season, so this is my first real day back in … [Read More...]

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Josie by Josie Natori for the Holidays!

We wear her bras, lust after her clothes, and now -- just in time for the holidays -- her fragrance is here! Josie Natori recently launched her JOSIE by Josie Natori fragrance, available in an Eau de Parfum Spray (3.4oz/$94, 1.7oz/$75), Rollerball (.25oz/$22), Body Cream (6.8oz/$58) and Body Lotion (6.5oz.$45). The intimate scent is a beautiful … [Read More...]

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Choupette’s Favorite Things 2014 – Gift Guide

'Tis the season of giving and unlike Grinchy Cat (you know who you are), I'm feeling merry. Since, Oprah hosts her annual "Favorite Things" series, it was only fitting I bestowed my favorites on my adoring fans too. – For The Techie – Samsung Note Edge: Don't tell Daddy Karl Lagerfeld but I'm trading in the old iPad for the Samsung Note Edge. … [Read More...]

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Holiday Travel Giveaway: Mosaic Photo Book + LeSportsac + Knock Out Nail Polish

It's been an amazing adventure spending this past month in Australia. And I'm so grateful to have a platform like Instagram where I can share so many of my moments in real time. But nothing tops an album to capture the memories forever. Today, I'm taken over Mosaic's instagram page (@MosaicBook) and am sharing some of the highlights from … [Read More...]

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L’Occitane Launches First-Ever Sampling Box

The holidays just got even more merry! Pamper yourself (or a friend) with L’occiBox, L’Occitane’s first beauty sampling box! Discover the brand's best-sellers and iconic must-haves and embark on a magical journey to Provence… The beauty sampling program, L’OcciBox (pronounced “LOX – EE – BOX”) is a $15 sampling box that will offer … [Read More...]

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Redken Unveils New Styling Collection

Combining the power of science with the desire for beauty, Redken will unveil a new line of styling products in April 2015. The collection, which consists of Braid Aid 03, Stay High 18, Short Sculpt 19, and Metal Fix 08, is inspired by Guido Palau's iconic runway hairstyles. Meet Guido Redken's creative consultant and global styling director is … [Read More...]

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Tonight on The House of DVF… Me!

Tonight on the House of DVF, the girls style my friends and I for the Hampton Classic. Things get "crazy" back at the house in true reality tv --umm unplanned -- format. Diane @DVF will be live tweeting during the episode so be sure to tweet along. Check it on at 10/9c on E! Learn more at eonline.com xoLara … [Read More...]

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Australia Welcomes Sephora at Sydney Pitt St Mall

It started with a countdown -- one much larger then the counting clock on their door -- the long awaited opening of the first Sephora location in Australia. While it was announced in April the world's biggest retailer would be opening in Sydney, it wasn't until this past Friday it opened it's doors at the Pitt St Mall. And the crowd went wild! The … [Read More...]

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Australia: PC Guide to Cairns

Cairns – While the stingers may prevent you from being able to go into the ocean (especially during the summer months), there is a lagoon roped off on the pier that allows swimming. The marina on the pier houses countless boats and ferries to take guests to the Great Barrier Reef. We visited both island off Cairns, Green Island and Fitzroy Island … [Read More...]

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Australia Must-Do: Fitzroy Island {Cairns}

Upon arriving in Cairns we promptly boarded a ferry to Fitzroy Island (it’s a beautiful 45 minute commute), where we stayed at the resort for 2 nights in complete paradise. It’s a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. It’s much less touristy then Green Island and both family friendly or great for a … [Read More...]

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Nordstrom Beauty Holiday Preview

Even though the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting hasn't happened yet, the holidays are in full swing at Nordstrom. PC got a chance to jumpstart our shopping list at The Standard – Highline.  This year, we weren't telling Santa our Christmas list, we were vying to get on Nordstrom Beauty Directors' nice lists. This season, Nordstrom Beauty is a … [Read More...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Greetings from Melbourne! This is my first Thanksgiving out of the states and while I miss being surrounded by my family and friends I feel so appreciative today. While I'm in a country that doesn't celebrate this holiday, it hasn't stopped me from taking a step back and reflecting on all that I'm thankful for. High on that list is all of you for … [Read More...]

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Feminist Hacker Barbie: Fighting Misogyny with Misandry?

As an avid news reader and tech enthusiast, I stumbled across the story of Feminist Hacker Barbie. For those who don't know, a story was written in the 90's that was to portray Barbie as a programmer and game developer. However, when you read the story it is very disappointing to find that Barbie is portrayed as incompetent and dependent on men to … [Read More...]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Teri Hatcher to Light Empire State to Help End Violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and actress Teri Hatcher will light the Empire State Building orange this morning to commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. The color, bright and optimistic is to help “Orange YOUR Neighborhood”, an initiative by the UN … [Read More...]

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Australia: PC Guide to Brisbane

As some of you know I decided to spend a month in Australia to avoid the harsh NYC winter - a week in Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney, exploring each city and its surrounding areas. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and is surrounded by great beach towns including Noosa, Gold Town, Byron Bay and as well as Fraser Island, Moreton … [Read More...]

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Neutrogena Beauty Wonderland Chat with Emma Roberts

On Monday night, Neutrogena threw their annual holiday party, turning Paintbox in SoHo into a glittering white "Beauty Wonderland". The event, in partnership with Rogaine, Rembrandt, BaubleBar, and Band-Aid, was hosted by Neutrogena brand ambassador Emma Roberts. Between mini makeovers with Amy Oresman, holiday hairstyling with Neutrogena Brand … [Read More...]

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Beauty On 5 with Saks Fifth Avenue

On Tuesday, Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled their first permanent, one-stop location for Blink Brow Bar, Trish McEvoy, and Nails inc. Housed within a modern installation, Beauty on 5 allows customers to receive expert advice, throw their own Beauty on 5 pamper party, shop exclusive products, and experience an artistic manicure while sipping tea and … [Read More...]

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PC Featured on Patricia Field’s Blog and Our Interview with

While I've been non-stop snorkling down under, I came up for some air to two really exciting features. First off one of my mentors, and friend, Stylist Patricia Field (yes, the Patricia Field, costume designer for Sex and the City, Devil Wears Prada and countless others), featured me on her blog. Her intro was such a memorable quote and she … [Read More...]

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Touring Lady Elliot Island {Australia}

As most of you know I've been in Australia for the past week. I'll be going to four parts of the continent - Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Sydney doing a week in each. A full recap of Brisbane and the surrounding areas is coming soon but I wanted to highlight one of the major gems of Queensland, Lady Elliot Island. … [Read More...]

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Dr. Jart+ NYC Pop-up Shop

Dr.Jart+ hosted its first US pop-up shop in NYC on Thursday, Nov. 13 to celebrate the brands 10-year anniversary. Industry insiders were invited to shop Dr.Jart+’s bestselling products while receiving free personalized skincare consultations and exploring the brands rich history in an exhibition format. Over the past 10 years, Dr.Jart+ has … [Read More...]

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Drinks with Jenny McCarthy (that will boost your energy)

I met Jenny McCarthy a few years back when I was on the red carpet doing interviews for COVERGIRL during a VMA party, and I was such a fan girl. I'm from the generation of Singled Out, and she was one of the first woman I observed being so confident and sexy while still being so approachable and down to earth. And that's something that hasn't … [Read More...]