I. can’t. stop. shopping. It’s a problem, or rather it’s sample sale season! First came black Friday (which I hid from), then came the Rag & Bone sample sale (which I broke spending records), Friday is GiltCity’s Warehouse Sale and finally — and yes, this has got to be my last shopping quest of the month — we have Lucky Shops! (I’m cut off from all other sample sales.)
Tag: Lucky Shops
What an exciting weekend! Friday night I was one of the featured bloggers for Lucky Magazine’s Lucky Shops VIP event (you may have noticed me tweeting up a storm). I partnered with the publication to serve on their blogger committee which was nothing short of fabulous; I was so honored to be working with them.
The VIP event kicked off the annual Lucky Shops, which is 3-day shopping event, where dozens of our favorite designers sell their merchandise at up to 70%! It’s a fashionista’s dream, which NYC is not short on; so needless to say, it was packed.
My fellow committee members included (check out their awesome blogs!): New York Girl Style, Miss Whoever You Are, My Style Pill, The Beauty File, Cheetah is the new Black, Nubia’s Nonsense, Audrey Allure, Honestly WTF, Cheap Chicas, Platinum Blonde Life, Style Cusp, Glamazone Diaries and of course myself, Pretty Connected.
I met the glam team at Bloom Beauty Lounge to start the night out right with some blow-outs and styling. I went with my signature blowout with a some added curls and volume (I call it the Victoria’s Secret model blow-out) to compliment my awesome outfit [Shirt/Shorts/Boots: Nicole Miller; Tights: Joe Fresh; Necklace: Banana Republic; Belt: The Limited]. Once our hair was red-carpet ready, that’s just where we headed — to the red carpet where we joined the likes of Bridget Moynahan, Kaylee DeFer, Iman, Susan Lucci, Rachel Roy, Katina Bowden, and Erika Dasher to have our pictures taken and have exclusive coverage opportunities. Then on to go shopping!
I invited a few friends at the event and we bee-lined it to Rebecca Minkoff, and all walked away with a new purses. We circled the ground floor and then made our way upstairs to the Hunter Dixon booth. I’m new to their designs but am keeping them on my radar since I wanted everything in their booth! After settling on a pair of pants and skirt (my dates bought up just dresses and tops), it was time to move on. Two Lucky Shop shopping bags full later, I was cut off.
We then headed to the Lucky Shops after-party at the Crosby hotel for a private advanced screening of Jane by Design starring Erica Dasher, Andie MacDowell and a whole lotta good looking men. As someone who probably doesn’t watch enough television, let alone ABC Family, I found it entertaining and fun without being cheesy (as I find most shows geared towards teenagers to be). If follows unpopular (although very fashion forward) high school student, Jane (Erica Dasher) as she applies for a fashion internship and instead mistaken for an adult, accidentally lands a part-time job. For the love of fashion, I’m sure this show will suck me right in — although it doesn’t premiere until January 23rd, so you’ll just have to wait to see what I’m talking about.
Thank you Lucky Magazine for a great night and the amazing opportunity to work together!
There are so many fun NYC events happening in the next few weeks that are open to the public! And it all starts tonight so if you’re looking for something beauty-full to do, check out these events:
October 20th, 6-9pm, Shopping event and Fashion Show with Jill Zarin at Lord & Taylor, 5th Avenue at 39th Street — Intimates, 8th floor. This is a Free event.
Jill Zarin — former star of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” published author, owner of Zarin Fabrics, now has a new line of shapewear and hosiery, Skweez Couture. Designed and developed by Jill with help from Triad Hosiery, the twenty-five-piece collection features seamless and cut and sew pieces, including briefs, shapers, leggings, tights and tanks. The designer herself will be on hand to assist customers in selecting the best possible garments for their figure.
October 20, 7-9pm- Dermalogica In-Store event at 110 Grand Street, NYC. Ticket price, $25 and available for purchase on GiltCity.com.
Skincare brand, Dermalogica’s in-store event with mini-treatments, appetizers, cocktails, gift bag and more! For more info visit GiltCity.com.
October 22nd, TEEN VOGUE Fashion University ONLINE, the only educational program where the business of fashion is taught by it’s leaders. Registration is open now at fashionu.fora.tv for $34.95.
Held annually in New York City, TEEN VOGUE Fashion University, provides young women who aspire to a career in the fashion industry the opportunity to learn from top designers, editors and fashion entrepreneurs, including Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Peter Som, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and TEEN VOGUE’s EIC Amy Astley, among others. For more information and a full list of seminars, and resources for aspiring fashionista’s looking to break into the industry visit teenvoguefashionuniversity.com
October 24th, 7pm, The Place to Bee! at The Standard Hotel, Highline Ballroom 848 Washington Street. For more info and tickets ($100-$250) visit https://www.clmp.org/bee
A Spelling Bee by some top literaries (yes, I know that’s not actually a word, but should be) to benefit the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Canapes ‘n Cocktails with a glamourous silent auction from the event sponsors including the Bowery Hotel, the Standard, DVF and Omesra and many more!
October 26th have a moment for me… it’s my birthday.
October 27th, 6-8pm, Meet Diane von Furstenburg and celebrate the launch of her new fragrance, Diane, at Sephora Soho, 555 Broadway.
Guests who purchase DVF’s new fragrance, Diane will have the opportunity to meet the designer and have their fragrance autographed.
November 5th (10am-6pm) and 6th (11am-5pm), Lucky Shops, at the HIGHLINE STAGES, 440 West 15th Street, btw 9th and 10th Ave., NYC. Tickets range from $16-$27, with 15% off tickets when you use code PCbeauty at checkout and are available at luckyshopsny.eventbrite.com
Lucky Magazines, annual shopping event, Lucky Shops is back for it’s 8th year. Guests can enjoy cocktails and entertainment while shopping the racks of some of the hottest designers including Milly, Rebecca Minkoff, Yumi Kim, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Foley + Corinna (and many more!) at 70% off. For more details and lineup of designers visit luckyshops.com
And don’t forget, Whole Foods Tribeca just launched their Wellness Club, which is focused on healthy eating and wellness training. Check out their website, they are offering a full schedule of cooking and wellness classes. Visit wholefoodsmarket.com for more information.
If you’re looking for a fall makeover, now’s the time to shop some deals! Gilt City has on sale tickets to in-store event on 10/20 with mini treatments and cocktails at Dermalogica for $25 (purchase HERE).
Gilt City is also offering 50% off admission to Decade’s pop-up designer accessories sale at Soho House on 10/22. Tickets are $50, which can be applied as a credit to any purchase (details HERE). I’m new to Decades, but it’s apparently a very chic 2nd hand designer clothing store that I’ve been meaning to check out. They will also have a booth at Lucky Magazine’s big shopping event, Lucky Shops this year on 11/4-11/5). Tickets to Lucky Shops are $16-$27 with a 15% off discount if you use code PCbeauty at checkout (for tickets, click HERE).
If you’re looking to make a day of it, stop by Soho since you’re downtown and have tea at Harney & Sons. Gilt City has two deals at the renowned tea
What: LUCKY SHOPS
Where: HIGHLINE STAGES, 440 West 15th Street, btw 9th and 10th Ave., NYC
When: NOVEMBER 4-6: Nov. 4th, VIP Party 6-9pm (tickets $150); Nov. 5th, 10am-6pm (General Admission tickets $27.22); Nov. 6th, 11am-5pm (General Admission tickets $16.33). 2-Day 11/5-11/6 Shopping pass $32.66.
Mark your calendars New Yorkers, it’s almost time for Lucky Magazine’s annual shopping event, Lucky Shops! Now in its 8th year, from November 4-6, you can enjoy savings of up to 70% off on merchandise from this season’s hottest designers including Milly, Rebecca Minkoff, Yumi Kim, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Foley + Corinna (and many more!). Mixed in with some music, cocktails and giveaways (and did I mention it’s being hosted at the Highline Stages!), it’s going to be the most fun shopping event of the season.
And I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Lucky Magazine and am on the Lucky Shops NY Red Carpet Blog Committee! Part of my perks is I get to offer all of my readers 15% off general admission tickets (prices range from $16.33 to $32.66). Simply visit luckyshopsny.eventbrite.com and put in code PCbeauty at checkout to redeem this discount.
WIN IT! Now for the fun part!
To enter, leave a comment and I’ll be choosing one lucky winner on October 18th. Fans, friends, family, acquaintances are all are welcome to enter. Good luck!
Help me spread the word! Show me some love on Facebook (Facebook.com/prettyconnected) and twitter (@PrettyConnected) and let your friends know about Lucky Shops and my discount. Together lets make this the most fun Lucky Shops yet!
For more information, tickets and official designer line-up visit luckyshops.com. See you there!
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French Connection is giving away a $1,000 shopping spree to their store + round trip fare and hotel from August 2-3 to NYC and VIP access to Christina Perri’s “lovestrong” summer tour. Enter for your chance HERE.
Mary J. Blige is introducing her new fragrance, My List Blossom exclusively on HSN on 8/13. To celebrate, Carol’s Daughter is running a sweepstakes and giving one lucky fan and a friend an all inclusive trip to meet Mary J. Blige at the HSN premiere and a $250 gift certificate to Carol’s Daughter. For details and the enter click HERE
Kiehl’s finally launched their first spa! Located at 64th Street and Lexington Ave in NYC, they’ve taken their downtown charm to the UES. The full services spa includes facials, massages, face, body and hair treatments as well as men’s grooming services.
L’OCCITANE will open its first boutique in NYC’s Meatpacking District on 48 Ninth Avenue (at 14th St.) and will be hosting a consumer event at 6:30pm on July 28th complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a small reception. The first 100 customers to make a purchase will receive an exclusive Meatpacking set featuring the brands most iconic products.