museum-of-feeling-kelidascope-room If you’re in or headed to NYC plan a date for the Museum of Feelings. Located in a downtown New York in a tent outside Brookfield Place, it’s the first museum that reacts to emotions and turns them into art. While that may sound emotional, it’s quite the opposite. Get ready to engage your senses through touch, feel, play, listen, imagine, breathe — and don’t forget to dance! The museum consists of 5 interactive rooms, one’s all sparkly and reflective, there’s a kaleidoscope room, one that feels like you’re in cloud.

museum-of-feelings-dance-floorThere’s also a room that when you walk through a ring of light moves around you and the more you jump or move around it changes into all different kinds of patterns and colors, while still maintaining a ring around you. 

Wearing: Sheep Shades Sunglasses, The Third Piece Beanie and Christina Greene earrings

Every season I stop by the Accessories Council to see their top jewelry and accessory picks for the season. The #actoppicks (the hashtag you can follow for all the social remarks) event introduced so many cool new brands the most exciting being this awesome The Third Piece Beanie and Sheep Shades I haven’t taken off since. I’m also adding John Brevard to my wishlist, he has this Stella Thimble ring I’ve been dreaming of ever since! Here’s what they have on their radar:

One of the great pleasures of my site is helping expand the voice of the beloved social media handle @ChoupettesDiary, the persona behind Karl Lagerfeld’s beautiful, supermodel cat. (Yes, the cat is a supermodel — her day rate rivals all of them). Did we mention she made $3 million in 2014 off 2 modeling jobs.  From Scream Queens to a video POPSUGAR just released above giving us an awesome shout out, to Anna Wintour’s recent remarks, we could not be more proud!

“I have often thought that in my next life, I would like to come back as Choupette, his extremely beautiful and bourgeois cat, who has two maids, a chef, a personal hairdresser and many diamond necklaces.” – Anna Wintour

Us too Anna!

@ChoupettesDiary has a regular column on Pretty Connected that can be viewed HERE.

Thank you Target for promoting this post!


The holidays are all about experimenting with makeup and Target gave me the fun challenge of creating two beauty looks based on the color wheel. The first look is using analogous colors (colors next to each other on the color wheel), while the second is all about complementary colors (colors that sit across from each other).

For these looks, I was inspired by the e.l.f. endless eyes 100 colors palette. What can’t you do with 100 eye shadow colors and for $15? It’s a steal! Like most of us, I gravitate to the eye palettes that have shades in my comfort zone. But since the start of my blog I’ve always recommended everyone get a blockbuster large palette to experiment with. e.l.f also has amazing makeup brushes at a fraction of what other brands sell them for. For the looks below, I used the e.l.f. brushes already in my makeup bag but, for anyone in need of a set, the e.l.f Essential Brushes and Cleaner Set has 5 makeup brushes and brush cleaner for only $10! It includes every type of brush you need to complete the looks below.

Hidden behind unmarked doors with secret ID cards, is an underground VIP (Very Important Pussy) world where the perks of membership are highly coveted. From on-demand car service to exclusive event invites and personal concierges, members only clubs are like sororities and fraternities for wealthy elites.



Who: Lifestyle explorers

Thank you, Target, for sponsoring this post!


Something I look forward to every holiday season is gift sets! It’s a great time to score some awesome deals on brands you love and try new products at a fraction of the regular price. The only downfall is the hustle and bustle that goes along with the season.

In a perfect world, I would wake up early enough to give myself an extra hour to do my hair and makeup routine to its fullest, and then again before having an event in the evening. In reality, I have a fraction of that time to get out the door and look presentable.

Today, I’m sharing some easy hair and makeup looks that can get you out the door in five minutes and take you from weekend casual to date night. All of the products I used are from the Pixi by Petra makeup line that just launched at Target. The all-stars are their two new holiday sets: the Endless Silky Eye Pen Quartette and Mattelustre Lipstick Quartette, which include four shades of lipstick and eyeliner pens in their respective sets.


Here’s a very pretty, soft weekend-brunch look for when you’re going for that natural I-woke-up-like-this look, but everything is flawless. Contouring and highlighting play a large role in the look to define cheek bones and overall brighten your complexion.

mattress5_lowresIt’s no secret that getting a good night sleep is essential to good health. I for one am cranky and can have my entire day fall apart if I don’t prioritize quality sleep. From my physical energy to the bags under my eyes, every part of my body is affected if I don’t get a good nights rest.

When you are sleeping, your body is in repair mode. Everything from your hormones, immune system, brain function and skin is affected. This is the most important time to prioritize your skin and beauty routine so that the effects are magnified during this stage of rest.


On Thursday, November 19th, join Kiehl’s President, Chris Salgardo for the launch of his new book, MANMADE: The Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, NYC from 6-8pm.

saks manmade chris salgardo book launch inviteI have known Chris a long time and he’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mens skincare and grooming. This book lays it all out in an easy, digestible manor. There’s been a really great focus on men over the past year to really take care of themselves and I think the timing of this book is great. No Kiehl’s products are mentioned in the book so don’t expect a sales pitch, just a culmination of answers to questions men want to know. Does eye cream really work? Do you shave up or down? Or how do you get that best shave? All will be answered and more.

Tuesday night from 6-8pm join Henri Bendel as they unveil their holiday windows for the 2015 season next. Expect a stunning retrospective of renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou from floor to ceiling! henri bendel holiday window

Read the fine print on this invite! The first 20 people get their portrait done by Izak Zenou! I would literally die — I’ll be there extra early.

Henri Bendel – 712 Fifth Avenue, NYC. See you there!


After traveling the past five weeks my hair needed some serious love. I took the quiz on Living Proof’s site and rounded up an arsenal of products I’ve been dying to try as well as some favorites that are my tried and true. As someone who travels a lot and hates committing to a large size of any product before knowing if it works for me, it makes me so happy that Living Proof offers a lot of sets and multiple sizes in their product line. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started with a travel size product and then upgraded to the largest size after testing.

living-proof-productsWhat I’ve always loved about Living Proof is their approach to hair. They develop products from the molecular level and utilize advanced scientific technologies that originated from MIT to solve the toughest hair problems. Their site is a wealth of information with tutorials and how-tos for just about every hair style. They also offer a quiz to understand your hair type and hair goals. I have thin hair, but a lot of it (so it appears thick) so I get greasy at my roots and dry at my ends. I needed a shampoo that cleanses thoroughly that lifts and doesn’t wear down my hair. After that, I need a conditioner that would hydrate my bleached ends back to life. From there I want what every girl wants, healthy, shiny, frizz-free hair — right?

It’s been a very exciting full week back from Europe filled with fun events and news I’m excited to share with you all. As some of you know I launched my youtube channel this week (there’s a massive beauty giveaway happening now) and also unveiled my spread in All You magazine! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen there hasn’t been a shortage of events happening in NYC. Here are some of the highlights of my week:

HP Star Wars Celebration


The force was definitely with HP this week, announcing they are one of the official partners of the new Star Wars The Force Awakens film. We stopped by the launch party to sneak peek some of the the exclusive Star Wars product line up from HP! More products and details will be released soon but until then enjoy the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which hits theaters December 18th, HERE.

Couvoisier’s Exceptional Journey Campaign event

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11:  (L-R) Actress Dascha Polanco, K-Way President Matt Feigin, artist Jack Laroux, and actress Rosario Dawson attend Courvoisier Cognac's Exceptional Journey Campaign Celebration on November 11, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Dascha Polanco, K-Way President Matt Feigin, artist Jack Laroux, and Rosario Dawson  (Photo: Getty Images)

Such a fun Art + Fashion party hosted by Courvoisier cognac at Industria Superstudio. We partied alongside Rosario Dawson, Orange is the New Black’s Dascha Polanco, sipping delicious specialty Courvoisier cocktails created by Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador Zahra Bates while listening to a DJ set by Brendan Fallis.

All You Magazine holiday 2015 lara eurdolian

It’s finally out! Right before leaving for Europe I shot a really cute spread with All You magazine on Affordable Holiday Party Style for Every Occasion. The issue is on newsstands now, and you can preview the article on

Outfit details:

Jumpsuit, Worthington, $80, sizes 4–18;
Skinny belt, $15, sizes S–XL;
Star cuff, $30;
Classic crystal stud cuff, $24, and spiked open-ended cuff, $45;
Cherie heels, $89, sizes 6–11;


Last night I attended a fabulous Retrospective Gallery Showcase of Kevyn Aucoin’s career. From his artistry, drawings, signature quotes to the first products he launched and celebrity notes it was a beautiful presentation of his work and words.

“I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good launch.” – Kevyn Aucoin


The event also served to showcase the fall and holiday collection. Some of the new products I’m absolutely dying over:

The Contour Book Volume II The Art of Sculpting + Defining ($65, $225 value) – The perfect follow-up to Volume I. If you happened to own the original you know the formulas were perfect but the circular shapes of the compact made application a bit challenging. Volume II is the solution to all. A Sculpting Cream, Sculpting Powder, Candlelight Cream, Candelight Powder to perfectly sculpt and highlight and four eye shadow shades, two matte and two shimmer to shape, define and sculpt eyes. The most convenient contour kit in travel size.