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Style Monday: Flammed Out for Icons+Idols

Happy Monday everyone! What a night with the VMA’s being in NYC last night. For this weeks #StyleMonday it seemed only appropriate to post last night/this AM’s outfit live from the red carpet of In Touch Weekly’s Icons and Idols VMA after party. I had the privilege of partnering with COVERGIRL as their red carpet corespondent for the event — celebrity interview highlights coming up soon, but first, the outfit, the hair, and of course the makeup (and nails!).

Lara Eurdolian, VMAs, Covergirl red carpet corespondent, Icons and Idols

It’s the VMA’s so I was channeling my inner glam rocker (hence the hair), but instead of the conventional black on black, I went with more of a feminine white on white. From the moment I saw this Leila Shams beaded skirt

Rory Dobner opens NYC Shop-in-Shop at Maison 24

Rory Dobner opens a shopp-in-shop! Photo Credit: Wire Image

I need to start this post with… If you’ve never been to Maison 24 and love really edgy modern art and unique eclectic home decor pieces (and have a high decorating budget), you need go!

Started by bother and sister duo, Allison Julius and Louis Marra, the store is a reflection of their travels around the globe and selects of unique products, as well as design their own items. Maison 24 brings together products and designs, artist exclusives (like Dobner) that are modern, traditional, serious, and quirky in a unique and oh-so-hip, setting.

My familiarity with the store bridges from references to their original Bridgehampton’s location. It wasn’t until receiving an invitation for the launch of Rory Dobner premiering a shop-in-shop at Maison 24, that I realized they have an NYC location (which launched last July).

{Rory Dobner Shop-In-Shop at Maison 24}

As for Rory Dobner, international man of art who has worked and exhibited in the UK, USA, Australia, Haiti, Hong Kong, and New Zealand before returning to the UK in 2005 and setting up a studio in Hampstead, London. Rory has completed a variety of impressive commissions and interior design projects in the U.S. including Soho House and Agent Provocateur and has also been commissioned to do projects for will.i.am, Kate Moss, and Robert Downey Jr. And now as of last week, his work resides in a little boutique in the back room of Maison 24.

{Cheers! Aaron & I playing dress-up with their glasses at the opening party}

{Party time!}

{Glitter Gun! Photo Credit: Wire Image}

Ahhhhh! Not since I used to hang out at Leila Sham‘s apartment have I wanted a home makeover so badly! There are so many cool, unique pieces. It was everything I expected and more (including the price tag). Le sigh. Someday…

Maison 24, 470 Park Avenue, NYC

Leila Shams RTW Fall 2012 Presentation

Lara Eurdolian, Leila Shams, Sarah Champagne

Leila Shams and I go back, I mean way back… pre-blog, pre-company, pre-just-about-everything. And I’ve always admired her. Besides having the most amazing sense of humor, she’s like this super creative, talented, amazing person, rolled up in a sexy package. Watching her fashion line evolve and display these elements of her personality project into her designs gets me excited every season just to see what she’ll come up with.

Presented by Oster Media, Leila Sham’s Fall 2012 RTW presentation was inspired by tumblr (how awesome is that?). Dark and edgy, she mixed a collection of electric and wild prints and knits with sequins and sparkles. Everything Leila creates is a statement piece. What’s so unique about her collection is that even so, it can all be mixed together without being too much, or on it’s own to wow a room.

Leila Shams in front of her Fall 2012 Collection

More pictures from the collection:

11/30 Events: Meet Rachel Zoe at Piperlime, Joe Zee and donate a coat, visit Woodley & Bunny, then gamble with a bunch of Celebs for a good cause

On November 30th, if you’re in NYC there’s really no reason not to step out on the town. Especially when you can…


Piperlime will be opening a Piperlime Piping Hot Lounge in NYC with Rachel Zoe for 2 hours only.  Consumers will have the chance to meet Rachel and score a Piperlime mystery gift card (values up to $500), including a special offer to share with friends.  Rachel will also be giving away one of her Piperlime holiday picks every 5 minutes.

WHAT:      Kick-off the holiday season with Piperlime and Guest Editor Rachel Zoe at the Piperlime Piping Hot Lounge.

  • The first ten people in line get a photo with Rachel!
  • Rachel will giveaway one of her Piperlime holiday picks every 5 minutes… think Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs goodies
  • 500 lucky people will score a Piperlime mystery gift card with values up to $500 and a special offer to share with friends

WHEN:     Wednesday, November 30th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

WHERE:   201 Mulberry Street (between Spring & Kenmore)

Leila Shams Spring 2011 Collection

Photo Credit: Jordi Adiao

Last year (in one of my first posts on this blog!) Leila Shams dazzled us with her use of sequence, fringe and oversized zippers in her premiere collection of super hot party dresses.

This season for her Spring 2011 presentation, while still maintaining her stylish edge Shams took somewhat of a different direction. Inspired by ‘freaks of nature’ (albino peacocks and alligators, and two headed horses and vultures); she mixed more classic, well structured short dresses with very pretty, flowing long ones (and a feathered skirt I’m lusting over).

In a collection that’s effortlessly sexy and oh so flattering, it not only appeased my appetite for mini dresses, but also made me rethink my ban on long dresses in my wardrobe. Plus I think I need more feathers in my life.

Check out the collection below, and

Belated Birthday Thank You!

A very belated thank you to everyone who called, texted, emailed, sent cards and came to my birthday.  You all made this day very special for me.  Leila and Natasha (and Jon), I really appreciate you helping me get ready.

Special thanks to…

Jordi for all the photographs!

Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa for doing my makeup. More details on my look HERE

Brad Stevens, my most favorite tattoo artist who doesn’t know it yet, but is going to draw me a belated birthday picture.

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Photographed with Brad Stevens

To Daniel Feld for the AMAZING necklace he made me out of a butterfly wing from the Amazon (I love it so much!).

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To Spin New York for hosting a wonderful birthday and showing my guests a great time.  I think I worked off all the calories from my birthday drinks playing ping pong in my heels.

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To Ducks, the restaurant at Spin for the great food and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich that was better then any cake I could have asked for!

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Making my wish!

And especially to the LOVES of my life who got me the jazz band, the Mad Jazz Hatters from one of my favorite restaurants, Moto to play my party.  This is probably one of the most amazing gifts I’ve ever received.

Mad Jazz Hatters
Mad Jazz Hatters

The custom lyrics about my life they worked into their songs was really the icing on the cake!