Fridays with Felicia: Volume 17

Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week.

Lately I’ve been keeping up with the Joneses. No, not my highfalutin luxury car driving neighbors…oh no, not those Joneses…These Joneses:

I am referring to JONES magazine, the “insider’s shopping guide for women who know better.” As a woman who obviously knows better, I quickly replied “YES” to JONES magazine’s invitation to visit their NYC digs and learn more about the publication.

JONES magazine caters to fashion enthusiasts like moi, who share a penchant for what’s next! The shopping and lifestyle publication strives to be a resource for multicultural women who crave luxury, glamour, and trends.

JONESMAG.com (an incredibly robust web presence that’s managed by the Glamazon we all love to stalk – Jessica Andrews) offers a daily dose of fashion, beauty, shopping, events and travel advice.

Here is the delightful and beautiful Editor-in-Chief Tracey Ferguson as she walks a very lucky group of bloggers through the Fall preview of JONES

And here’s yours truly participating in the discussion…I’m likely talking up a storm about a recent beauty discovery.

For the complete scoop on the blogger mixer at JONES mag and exclusive pics of your favorite bloggers  in attendance, CLICK HERE

PS: Shouts to my Twitter boo @The GorgeousBlog — I bumped into her in the hall as I was leaving the JONES mag event…

With Fashion’s Night Out just ’round the corner, I want to share with you some of the spectacular events going on all around this great city of ours. Get ready for  complimentary make-up applications galore, stick straight blow outs, and lots of raffles and contests…Oh my!

Who: Thierry Mugler – Where: Sake Fifth Avenue

Thierry Mugler invites you to Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC during Fashion’s Night Out on September 10th from 6-11pm to view the famous Motorcycle Bustier as worn by Beyoncé for her I AM.Sasha Fierce album.  This legendary couture piece was first shown in the designer’s Prêt-á-Porter Spring/Summer 1992 Collection, worn by model Niki Taylor.  The same year, it appeared in George Michael’s iconic fashion-centric, supermodel-filled, music video for his hit song “Too Funky.”  In 2008 the Motorcycle Bustier was selected for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” exhibit in New York.  It was here that Beyoncé fell in love with the piece and Thierry Mugler. Come see this true couture display of fashion and music history while receiving a special sample of Thierry Mugler’s legendary ANGEL fragrance.  Drops of gourmand scented heaven will be dispensed from a special sculpture designed by artist Ron Arad exclusively for Thierry Mugler. The sculpture is Arad’s interpretation of Mugler’s innovative Source concept which allows you to refill your precious ANGEL star bottle without discarding, and have a more minimal environmental impact.

For all the latest news and updates follow Thierry Mugler:

Twitter: @Thierry_Mugler

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThierryMugler

Who: Warren-Tricomi Salon – Where: The Plaza Hotel

Join the Warren-Tricomi Salon at The Plaza Hotel for complimentary hair styles and updo’s to start your Friday night off from 6-8pm. While you are at The Plaza, you can also view the CFDA Incubator Project designs throughout the Shops. Musician, Corinne Bailey Rae, will be performing an intimate concert at The Plaza’s Palm Court. Following the concert, Joel Warren, Edward Tricomi, Douglas Hannant and Frederick Anderson, co-hosted with the CFDA and Shops at the Plaza, invite you to an after party in the Terrace Room from 9 – 11pm to celebrate this night of Fashion.

Who: Votre Vu – Where: Votre Vu’s customized Airstream in the Meatpacking
District

Visit the VuBAR, Votre Vu’s customized Airstream, in the Meatpacking District on Fashion’s Night Out! After testing Vu’s French-made, botanically based skin care with a Party Primer beauty regimen, have your photograph taken on the VuBAR’s red carpet and download them for free online. To finish off your VIP Vu experience, sample refreshing Votre Vu SnapDragon from an ice luge, enjoy custom Votre Vu pastries from an on-site pastry chef and much, much more!

Who: The Plaza Beauty – Where: The Plaza Hotel (New York City)


The Plaza Beauty will offer complimentary mini-facials, hand treatments and makeup touch ups to get you ready for your Friday night out! Meet the creators of top beauty companies such as Alison Raffaele and Kimiko and receive insider tips on how to create the perfect look for fall! Enter to win a custom-made hair accessory from Lucia Tristao Hair Designs and look out for exclusive offers that night from Miriam Mirani and Diego Della Palma. Afterwards, show off your new look at a concert performed by Grammy nominated EMI artist Corinne Bailey Rae hosted in The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel

Who: Pur Minerals – Where: Duane Reade The Look Boutique (Soho) (233 Lafayette St. New York, NY)

Join celebrity makeup artist to the stars, Jackie Gomez, for complimentary makeup touch ups from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with Pur Minerals. Gifts with purchase will also be available throughout the night from 6pm-11pm.

Who: Completely Bare – Where: Completely Bare (25 Bond Street, b/w Lafayette & Bowery New York, NY)


CONNECT THE Dots
This Fashion’s Night Out, participate in a scavenger hunt-themed styling contest in multiple Soho New York-based locations called “Dots SPOTS.” Follow the clues and choose your favorite Dots pieces to create your own personalized look!

Meet back at Completely Bare and get a free Richie Rich vatoo, enjoy refreshments and have your photos taken on the pink carpet. Celebrity stylist Mia Morgan and fashion legend Richie Rich will co-host and judge your personalized looks! Winning looks will have a day of beauty and styling with Mia Morgan, a new Dots wardrobe and a trip for two to a tropical location! Proceeds will benefit the Family Justice Center, which helps victims of domestic violence put their lives back together.

Follow @Dotsfashions @completelybare @kingcollective on FaceBook and Twitter for more details.

The FNO list of retailers, designers, fashion and beauty brands is still growing! See below for a list of newly registered participants and visit www.fashionsnightout.com for more information.

  • A Little Wicked
  • A Man and a Woman
  • ADAM
  • ALDO (new locations
  • AllSaints Spitalfields
  • Andrew Yang & The Kouklitas at Barneys New York
  • Alton Lane
  • Ann Taylor
  • Atelier Minyon
  • Bara Boux
  • Barbie
  • Beyond 7
  • Bio
  • Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Bump Brooklyn
  • Callalilai Atlantic
  • China Doll
  • Chloe
  • Chouchounette
  • Crate + Barre
  • Derek Lam
  • Diptyque Bleeker street
  • Donna Distefano Ltd.
  • Dots (location change)
  • Downtown Doghouse
  • Eponymy
  • Ernest & Olivia
  • Fisch for the Hip
  • Flight Club
  • Flourish Accessories
  • Forever 21
  • GANT Rugger
  • Generra
  • Genuine Motorworks
  • George Esquivel at Fratelli Rossetti Store
  • Hayden-Harnett
  • Helianthus
  • Helmut Lang
  • Henri Bendel
  • In God We Trust
  • In&Out Different Beauty
  • Indique Hair International, Georgia’s, Polish Bar Brooklyn
  • Intermix
  • IRIS
  • Journelle
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Kingdom
  • Kotur at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • La Petite Coquette
  • Lauren Merkin
  • Legacy
  • Lululemon Athletica
  • Lululemon Athletica Brooklyn Showroom
  • Lululemon Athletica Lincoln Square
  • Lululemon Athletica Soho
  • Malawi
  • Meatpacking District Initiative
  • Meg
  • Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor
  • Modo Eyewear
  • Movado
  • Nasty Pig
  • Naturalizer
  • Nexus
  • Nigel Barker at Lord and Taylor
  • Ochre
  • Only Hearts
  • Original Penguin
  • Per-fekt Beauty at Henri Bendel
  • Petit Boudoir
  • Pink Slip at Grand Central Terminal
  • PomPom
  • POP Lounge/Burger (Ninth ave store)
  • Prabal Gurang at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Prabal Gurung at The Shops at the Plaza
  • Rapha Cycle Club
  • Rizzoli Bookstore
  • Rony Tennenbaum 1964
  • SACHIN + BABI for ANKASA
  • Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Camrindy
  • Singer22
  • Sphatika
  • Staley Wise Gallery
  • Stella McCartney
  • Steven Alan
  • Subversive Jewelry at the Shops at the Plaza
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Tadashi Shoji at Bloomingdales
  • Teen Vogue and ASOS.com
  • The Brownstone
  • The Parlour Brooklyn
  • The Sao Store
  • The Touring Company
  • The Track and Field Store
  • The VIllage Scandal
  • Thomas Pink
  • Trunckshow
  • Trunckshow at Tea and Things of That Kind
  • Union Square / Grand Central Pop Up
  • Vagabondnyc.com
  • Victorinox Swiss Army
  • Votre vu
  • Wendy Mink Jewelry
  • Yael Sonia
  • Yigal Azrouel

Fashion’s Night Out 2010 PSA from Fashion’s Night Out on Vimeo.

PS: Yes I am still rocking my extensions. Last weekend I took on the task of washing them and I think I did a pretty good job. I used (and highly recommend) Ovation’s complete line of hair care products for extensions.

Here are the products and here are my results…watch out now;)

This past weekend I re-up’d on my OPI Axiuum Soak-Off Gel Lacquer.  I have to tell you…prior to taking the plunge about a month ago, I was sooo apprehensive. My biggest fear was that I would end up with dry, brittle, weak nails. I researched Axiuum for months before deciding to get it done. I even talked with professional friends of mine like @LuxebyTracyLee, manicurist to the stars. Once TracyLee told me it was safe, I decided to give it a go…AND I AM NOT LOOKING BACK.

For my first time time I went with Russian Navy. The manicure lasted nearly three weeks without chipping. The color and intense shine stayed true.

My current OPI gel mani is Big Apple Red

OPI Axiuum Soak-Off Gel Lacquer is, as Martha would say, a good thing! I am addicted. In Kearny NJ near me, the mani runs $35….chump change for a perfect manicure that lasts nearly three weeks!

Have a lovely weekend…xoxo!

Felicia

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Felicia Walker Benson is Editor in Chief for ThisThatBeauty and Social Media Beauty Editor at Bergdorf Goodman (her glorious day job!). For Felicia's complete bio, click on the "About Felicia" tab. Follow Felicia on Twitter @ThisThatBeauty

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Comments

  1. TheFabChick says:

    I need to get a Gel lacquer manicure ASAP! And if you say they didn’t ruin your nails, then I’m sold! :-)

  2. Lucy says:

    I neeeed to be in NYC for fashion week! Ahhhhh!

  3. SanTara says:

    Hello twitterboo!! I really need to find a manicurist in my area so I can get the gel lacquer. I don’t wear polish because i can’t deal with the chipping after just a few days of playing with my children & doing housework. oh, and i will definitely be telling my family about ovation.

  4. Genevieve S. says:

    I CANNOT wait for Fashion Night Out! You’ve got me planning my itinerary for the entire day! Hopefully I won’t get booked for work lol.

    G

  5. tysh says:

    Hi Felicia
    When you did the OPI gel did they file down your real nails before applying or did they buff your nails, I have the Calgel on

  6. Felicia says:

    @tysh. Hey doll. Nope, they didnt file down my nails…just a like buff…the same as hey would do with a regular manicure. I am abso IN LOVE with this. Cant wait to do again for NYFW!

  7. Felicia says:

    @TwitterBoo. I keed you know. OPI gel is worth it 100%. Its $25 here in Jersey!

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