What a night, hosting and producing Patricia Field’s 80th birthday! And did I mention it was a surprise? (No pressure).
The celebration took place at the Lower East Side Speakeasy Space, Fig 19, where we took over the gallery space and cocktail bar.
It was an incredible evening filled with an iconic fashion scene, from Fern Mallis, Kelly Cutrone, Miss J, The Blonds, Orfeh, Robert Verdi, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Anthony Haden-Guest, to Leah McSweeney, among many others, who stepped out to SURPRISE the legendary costume designer.
Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards Luncheon took place Tuesday afternoon at the Pier Sixty One, Lighthouse space. With honorees and presenters including Jason Wu, Ken Downing, Kelly Cutrone, Freddie Leiba, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Tracy Reese, Nina Garcia, and Gary Wassner, all delivering inspiring speeches for this generation of nominees and winners.
EXTRA, EXTRA! Music festivals are back, and I’m breaking down all the must-have pieces you need to complete your look with Extra TV! After an amazing weekend at Coachella, we have so many amazing festivals to look forward to. Here’s what you need to know…
It’s been an exciting few weeks with the launch of our Pretty Connected pearl phone chain. It’s no secret pearls have been all the rage this year and we’ve been all the rage on TikTok. And if you caught the latest season of Emily in Paris, it looks like we’re right on trend! With true fashion meets function, we introduce our new phone chain, $36 (just the chain) and $60 with the case!
I’m also so excited I got to include the pearl phone chain in my latest holiday segment for Extra!
I’m joining forces with KESHA for a limited-edition Yin Yang necklace collection. Based on Pretty Connected’s two most popular multi-use chain styles and introducing the brand’s first rose gold chain colorway.
It’s a true fashionable-yet-functional multi-use product that goes far beyond being a necklace or mask chain and designed to outlive the pandemic as an investment to your jewelry collection. Each chain is adorned with a limited-edition Yin Yang charm with the singer/songwriter’s signature logo on the back.
“I wanted to collaborate with Pretty Connected because I was wearing their chains all the time. I’d wear it as a necklace, everywhere, even to the beach. On my mask, my sunglasses, my cell phone, water bottle… I lose everything so it comes in so handy!” said Kesha.
Everything about this collaboration has been a dream. To have Kesha as a partner and create something so beautiful and meaningful together has been such a special experience. I’m excited not only for her fans but Pretty Connected supporters as well to get the opportunity to have the Yin Yang charm as a reminder to say balances or at least strive for it, even if it seems difficult or even impossible at times.
[On why a Yin Yang symbol] “It was a symbol that kept finding me during the past year. I wanted to put it on the chain because I feel like it’s a symbol of harmony. And I wanted to remind myself, in the light, there’s dark, in the dark, there is light and it’s a cyclical thing, it’s the balance of life. And it was just a weird thing where I felt more connected to that message and reminder wearing the Pretty Connected chains.” – Kesha
We’re back! As many of you know, I run Share Your Beauty, a beauty donation program created to combat waste and promote sustainability in the beauty industry by donating excess new, unopened, beauty and hygiene products to various shelters in the NYC Tri-state area.
Now through June 14th, products can be shipped or dropped off at any Glowbar location in NYC + CT (locations are listed in the above invite).
Special thank you to LeSportsac for generously donating bags to hold all the beauty products being donated, so every recipient receives their products in a beautiful bag.
More on SHARE YOUR BEAUTY: Recognized as the first beauty donation program, co-founded by Lara Eurdolian of Pretty Connected and the poverty relief non-profit organization Family-to-Family. Together they organize drives and events to collect beauty and hygiene products and deliver them to shelters and teen centers in NYC, Westchester, and the tri-state area. Since their launch in February 2014, over 150,000 beauty products have been donated thanks to the generous support of individuals, brands, and members of the beauty industry.
It doesn’t get more Carrie Bradshaw then Sarah Jessica Parker rocking our Pretty Connected Mask Chain Necklace, $30, opposite these amazing Gucci socks and SJP Collection red heel combo.
The SATC star has rocked our chain in every major appearance since September and renders me speechless every time! We’re beyond inspired by her style, business sense and commitment to female entrepreneurs and supporting small businesses.
It was such a pleasure talking about small business trends as we gear up for the holiday season and Pretty Connected Mask Chains and accessories with Pix11’s Jennifer Bisram. With everyone shopping online it’s important to be on top of your inventory, packaging, mailers, and make sure you have enough supplies and manpower to maximize your sales.
Keeping up with demand was a huge challenge when our mask chains went viral. And one thing that helped was creating a pre-order button if anything went out of stock and offering an accurate timeline so that customers could order in advance and then receive the parcel later. Simply saying ‘out of stock’ reduces the chances they will check back to purchase.
We’re still navigating the best way to perform on Etsy has been an incredible support for us. It offers a ton of control and an amazing community to be a part of. For any small business’ even if you run your own site, I highly recommend still joining!
Elephant – Represents strength, stability and longevity
Evil Eye – Repels negativity and attracts good luck
Moon – Calm, illuminating energy to soothe the soul
Night Sky – Starry nights inspire infinite possibility
I’ve been a huge Sequin fan for as long as I can remember so to collaborate with them on a charm set for our mask to necklace chains has been incredible! Wear it as a necklace, mask chain, bag strap… the charm can be clipped to any part of the chain.