This weekend I was in the Hamptons with Women’s Health for an amazing day of wellness and raising awareness for the FEED Foundation. The morning started at their VP & Publisher. Laura Frerer-Schmidt’s home in Montauk where they brought some of the big names fitness and health for a series of classes and education. The lineup included celebrity yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber, dietitian, Keri Glassman, celebrity trainer Heidi Powell, photographer James Houston, Garden Manager at Golden Door Spa Jeff Dawson, and their Executive Chef, Greg Frey. Our friends at GLAMSQUAD we’re also on hand offering hair and makeup services throughout the day.
Tag: Molly Sims
Recently I caught up with the ever so delightful model/actress (and new mom!), Molly Sims at BLOW salon in NYC for a special event hosted by Rembrandt and Neutrogena. It was an evening filled with teeth whitening touch ups, hair blow-outs and mini makeovers by Neutrogena brand ambassador Amy Oresman.
While at the event I ran into Shy from the Beauty and the Feast Blog and together we took the opportunity to ask Mrs. Sims a few questions and get the 411 on her beauty essentials (and then of course I saw props and conned everyone into taking a funny pic).
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! How did your life change once you became a mother?
Molly Sims (MS): My showers got really short! I went from a 30 minute shower, which is terrible to admit, to like a two minute one. I used to have a lot more time on my hands, and now there’s
In honor of World Oceans Day 2011, luxury skincare brand, La Mer donated $200,000 to Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean advocacy organization to help protect and raise awareness for our water systems. Additionally, La Mer partnered with Soundwalk, the international collective that offers audio tours, by creating the Seven Seas Sound Mix; an iPhone and iPad application featuring interviews with seven notable ocean enthusiasts, (leading solo sailor Samantha Davies; adventurer/environmentalist David de Rothschild of the Plastiki expedition; actress/director, Melanie Laurant; actor Liu Ye; actress Rinko Kikuchi; designer Philippe Starck; and world champion free diver Guillaume Nery), who describe their love for the sea and offer an exploratory experience though seven different bodies of water.
I was pleased although not completely surprised that Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (appearing in quite the spiffy hat) were there. As I learned from his speech at The First Amendment Party in DC, Ian is quite the environmentalist! (He even has his own foundation: http://www.isfoundation.com/).
In true La Mer fashion, it was an elegant affair, and just the excuse I needed to put on a cocktail dress and bare the rain… again (enough with the rain already!). Hosted at Affirmation Arts, the space was a cocktail party meets art exhibit with images of the seven featured environmentalists hanging on the surrounding walls. Unique but unbelievably tasty hors d’oeuvres were served (it was very sashimi meets raw vegetables health heavenly-ness) –with the ever so appreciated complimentary handsome, male wait staff.
Additional guests in attendance included Molly Sims, Kerry Washington, Theodora Richards, Rachel Roy, and Nora Zehetner.
A wide range of A-list celebrities, musicians, TV personalities, models and designers including Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Tori Spelling, Molly Sims, Martha Stewart, Iman, Susan Lucci and Carlos Falchi have united to create the ‘heART HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection’. There are 70 ornaments and personalities in the collection with a 100% of the profits from the sales being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their on-going efforts to finding cures to save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Here are some of my favorites:
Here’s the complete heART
By now many of you may have heard the new that after 16 years of discovering and showcasing new talent, Gen Art has closed their doors due to challenges incurred by the recession. Considering, all the support and exposure Gen Art created for emerging artists in fashion, film, art and music, I was disheartened to receive the newsletter from Founders Ian & Stefan Gerard sharing this news. While they say all good things come to an end, a large part of me hopes that considering all of their connections and reach someone will swoop in and save them.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of joining my dear friends Wesley Nault and Daniel Feld of WESFELD in showcasing of their first collection. The event, hosted by Molly Sims was all made possible thanks to Gen Art (in conjunction with Plastics Make It Possible and the American Chemistry Council). To know that other deserving designers of future generations won’t have the same opportunities that this talented duo did is tragic. This is a huge loss for the artist community.
Molly Sims kicks off New York Fashion Week 2010 in style, hosting Gen Art’s “The New Garde Show.” The show featured the collection of Project Runway Alums, Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault’s new fashion line, WESFELD, winners of the Plastics Make It Possible competition.
Here’s what Molly Sims had to say:
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The gowns (and custom made shoes) were positively stunning! See our photo gallery below.
I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of WesFeld, their new fashion label, in their Williamsburg studio. The two former Project Runway alums, and now design partners, are the winners of the Plastics Make it Possible fashion competition sponsored by the American Chemistry Council and Gen Art.
When I first read about the win, it came as no surprise. If anyone can handle plastic, it’s Daniel Feld. Who can forget that memorable dress he made out of blue plastic cups on the premiere of Project Runway, Season 5? I’m still blown away by it. And with Wesley Nault on his team — oh the places they will go.
Here’s what these two lovely designers had to say:
Pretty Connected (PC): How did you hear about the Plastics Make it Possible design competition?
WESFELD (WF): Gen Art contacted us and we thought it would be a great opportunity.
PC: Tell me about the collection and the parameters given to you by Gen Art.
WF: Our major sponsor was The American Chemistry Council and Plastic makes it possible. We had to use all plastic-based materials for this collection.
PC: What was your inspiration for the two dresses you entered into the competition?
PC: What was the first thing you did when you found out you won?
WF: We were very excited and started to