Avon’s mark Names Lucy Hale Beauty Brand Ambassador, Robert Pattinson gets Tapped for Dior Homme Fragrances
Posted 06/15/2013 by Lara
It started with Lauren Conrad, then Ashley Greene, and now the baton has been passed to the Pretty Little Liars star, Lucy Hale as the new Beauty Brand Ambassador to Avon’s mark. In addition to appearing in digital and print campaigns for the brand, Hale will also be the spokesperson for the m.powerment campaign, mark’s philanthropic effort dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women.
“I’m incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am,” Hale said. “I’ve been a fan of mark’s products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside.”
Her debut campaign will be mark’s August Magalog, as the official 10th Birthday issue for the brand.
Posted 06/10/2013 by Lara
As we anxiously await the release of the new Superman movie, Man of Steel (in theatre’s June 14th), I look forward to opening the papers tomorrow to see some of the feedback from tonight’s NYC premiere of the film. One things for certain, Amy Adams (the films leading lady, who plays Lois Lane) dazzled in a black Nina Ricci gown paired with a bold red lip and old-Hollywood Dita Von Teese-esqe hair do created by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves for Moroccanoil.
Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created the look of Amy Adams using Votre Vu products. Here’s her step-by-step guide and commentary for getting the look:
“Amy is wearing a gorgeous Continue Reading…
Posted 05/25/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
I love her music but it was her organic look, retro chic style, confident poise, and that abundant afro that had me crushing the first time I watched Solange in the music video Losing You. Ever since I saw that video it seems like she is popping up everywhere. Performing at the MoMA, on the cover of Complex Magazine and as if I needed another reason to love her – Solange just did this collaboration with Refinery 29. In this mini music video she shows off her style while kicking around South Brooklyn. Check it out at http://bcove.me/1lnzeuwc
Posted 04/29/2013 by Lara
What a weekend! As you saw from my earlier posts I have made the rounds this weekend in DC in honor of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner (WHCD). Here’s the full run down on my weekend starting friday night through Saturday’s festivities. I was fortunate enough to have Amy Harder of the National Journal as my hostess, tour guide, and friend extrodinare throughout the weekend to get ready with and introduce me around to the DC crowd.
Friday we kicked the weekend off at The New Republic Office Opening Party. Highlights included a tour of the new office location for The New Republic, as well as in between glasses of Veuve Clicquot (The New Republic doesn’t skimp…), I had an amazing whisky tasting thanks to my new friends at the Distilled Spirits Council who may or may not have introduced me to my new favorite whiskey, Jameson 18 year old reserve. Nancy Pelosi was also in attendance.
After a quick outfit change, we headed over to the National Journal/The Atlantic/OURTIME.org Making News Party. Hosted at The Powerhouse in Georgetown, a super cool 2-floor event space, I got a little nostalgic for New York when I saw my friends, The Bumby’s! For all of you that don’t know The Bumby’s (which just so happened to be every person in that room but me), they are disguised duo team Gill and Jill and they offer creative and unbiased appraisal of your outfit by way of a report card of which they type up on a digital type-writer in front of you as they rate your style. I was graded a 9.5 so I must have done something right that evening.
Unfortunately the disfunction of this photo has nothing to do with our intoxication level and everything to do with how uncoordinated we were in our grabbing props and posing in time. (Although I think it adds character.)
And then for the best moment of the night… meeting Gerard Butler at the final stop of the evening at the Funny or Die After-Party. Hosted at Hogo, this was apparently the party to be at, attracting the likes of Kate Walsh, Michelle Dockery, Kate Walsh, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, the cast of House of Cards and as I mentioned our highlight of the night, Gerard Butler. Because Guess what? If you didn’t already have a crush on him (which I actually didn’t), meeting him will most certainly seal the deal — he’s just that funny, charming, handsome, personable… sigh!
And that concludes our Friday night! Most of Saturday I covered in my earlier posts, starting with The National Journal/CBS News/The Atlantic pre-dinner reception (click HERE for the post), where the highlights were meeting Jeremy Renner and Hugh Dancy! Then came the red carpet coverage (click HERE for the post), which I’m particularly proud of the shots I took of WHCD host, Conan O’Brien and Sophia Vergara (although that’s just the tip of the iceberg for your celebrity watchers). Amy and I then ended the night at the Capitol File Magazine 8th Annual After Party.
It was the perfect way to complete the evening. Hosted at The Carnegie Library (the space is absolutely stunning!); guests were treated to RSVP catering, touch-ups by Saks 5th Avenue, photo booth, and a full on dance party at one of the wings of the library. The party went strong all night, as did we, until our feet couldn’t take it anymore and then we walked home.
Until next year!
National Journal x CBS News x The Atlantic Pre-WHCD Reception Jeremy Renner, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Julie Chen…
Posted 04/29/2013 by Lara
Saturday night my lovely date Amy Harder of the National Journal and I got all glamed up and headed to the Washington Hilton for the pre-White House Correspondent’s Dinner reception hosted by the National Journal, CBS News and The Atlantic. This one of the few events noted in my calendar where I can justify adding a full-length gown to my wardrobe. The private cocktail party is a great way to kick off the evening and have some time to mix and mingle before the notables in the crowd head Continue Reading…
WHCD: PC on the Red Carpet with Conan O’Brien, Sophia Vergara, Michelle Dockery, Gayle King and more #nerdprom
Posted 04/29/2013 by Lara
Every year, I look forward to visiting DC for the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner (WHCD). Nicknamed ’nerd prom’ it’s that special time of year, when celebrities take over Washington and the President gets to debut his stand up comedy routine poking fun at everything from the press, his Republican opponents, the popularity of Michelle’s bangs to, of course, himself. Hosted by Conan O’Brien at the Washington Hilton, it’s arguably DC’s social event of the year. Or for some, an excuse to wear a gown and mingle with your favorite celebrities. Spotted on the red carpet…
Posted 04/22/2013 by Lara
It seems almost unfair that Tribeca Film Festival has barely started and I’ve already picked my favorite film of the festival. But I’m okay with that. Chiemi Karasawa’s documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, was one of the most phenomenal films I’ve seen in a long time. If you had to ask me who Elaine Stritch was prior to last night, I would have said, she’s that famous broadway actress my mom’s a fan of, that plays Alec Baldwin’s mother on 30 Rock. Continue Reading…
Posted 04/08/2013 by Lara
Last week, bloggers and editors alike joined Dove for April Truth Day. Committed to uncovering the truth when it comes to your choice of body soaps, Dove recently launched the Dove Truth Files, where fans can visit their site and participate in a series of activities for their chance to win over 20,000 instant prizes. And as part of the campaign, Dove tapped truth sleuth Samantah Bee of “The Daily Show” to be the Dove Truth Investigator, Continue Reading…
Posted 04/03/2013 by Lara
Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent’s new creative director is taking us back to a time of grunge, metal, rock and psychedelic pop! In his latest campaign, the “Saint Laurent Music Project” he four distinctive musical icons: Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon (of Sonic Youth), Ariel Pink, and newly announced Courtney Love!
The School of American Ballet Annual Winter Ball Raises $1.1 Million and a moment with Carolina Herrera…
Posted 03/14/2013 by Lara
It was an enchanting evening… everything you’d expect and more from The School of American Ballet’s 2013 Winter Ball. Themed A Night in the Far East, the annual charity gala raised more than $1.1 Million for Scholarships and School Programs. Hosted at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center earlier this week, the evening was sponsored by legendary French MaisonVan Cleef & Arpels. Cocktails began at 7pm and dinner at 8pm, followed by a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, who was selected by Peter Martins, Artistic Chairman of The School of American Ballet.
”We are thrilled to announce that we achieved our goal of $1.1 million. The overwhelming generosity of our sponsor Van Cleef as well as our attendees and donors made for a fantastic celebration last night,” said Margie Van Dercook, executive director of The School of American Ballet. “Their much-appreciated donations will provide scholarships to aspiring young dancers as well as support the School’s student life programs.”
The highlight of my evening as most of you saw and remarked on Facebook and Instagram — the moment the world stopped — was when I met Carolina Herrera. I was walking down the stairs of Lincoln Center when I saw Mrs. Herrera in the lobby. Fully shaking I approached her to introduce myself and express what a fan I am. She’s a vision, elegantly dressed and Continue Reading…