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If you are anything like me then you’re probably waiting until the last possible moment to make your September 6th Fashion’s Night Out (#FNO) plans. Even if you are waiting until the last minute to wade through the hundreds of options available, it is always a good idea to have some idea of what’s happening, so even at the last minute you can be strategic. With this in mind I’ll post items here as I get them — stay tuned!


L'Occitane Window Display

French inspired decadent cocktails and delicious ice cream flavors inspired by the finest Provençal ingredients? Why, yes please! Shop the L’Occitane flagship boutique in New York’s Flatiron District and be treated to custom cocktails created by trendy Chelsea speakeasy Bathtub Gin. The drinks will be infused with luxurious Provençal ingredients, such as lavender, orange blossom and jasmine, designed to transport the crème de la crème of New York City’s fashion elite to Provence, the birthplace of L’Occitane.

Outside of the L’Occitane flagship boutique, the legendary Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck will further enhance shoppers’ sensorial experience, offering complimentary ice cream scoops of flavors that evoke the iconic lavender fields and fruit trees of the south of France. Throughout the night, consumers will be pampered with hand massages and receive exclusive special offers on L’Occitane’s lush products. Customers will also receive a complimentary L’Occitane Maptote filled with L’Occitane favorites like Bonne Mere Soaps, Almond Shower Gel and Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel with any $65 purchase.

What: L’Occitane Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out

When: Thursday, September 6th, 2012, 6 pm – 11 pm

Where: L’Occitane Flagship Store, 170 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, 212-206-8860


MUFE FNO Custom Eyeshadow Palette

Visit MUFE boutique to design a custom eye shadow palette and fill it with four of your favorite shades from their over 125 shades. This MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition custom FNO Palette is yours for only $59.00. Also, with the purchase of any product you’ll receive a complimentary Star Powder & Aqua Eyes tin filled with two mini liners and two mini loose shimmer powders in must-have shades for fall. Macaroons and champagne will be served all evening.

SOHO, NY 555 Broadway New York, NY 10012 Tel: (212) 431-4510

DALLAS 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225 Tel: (214) 361-2466

COSTA MESA, CA (SOUTH COAST PLZ) 3333 Bristol Street, 2nd Floor Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Tel: (714) 641-7061

NEW YORK CITY 8 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003 Tel: (212) 941-9337

LOS ANGELES 132 South Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Tel: (310) 289-1758

LAS VEGAS, NV (THE VENETIAN) 3377 Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 Tel: (702) 735-0196

Ivana Helsinki and LaLicious.


Lalicious Sugar Kiss Super Scrub

A whole night of shopping, snacking and cocktailing can be hellish — especially the hands toting all those bags. Finnish designer Ivana Helsinki invites all tired hands into her Soho Flagship for complimentary hand massage, courtesy of natural bath and body line, LaLicious. Complimentary refreshments will be provided courtesy of Coco Café.

WHERE: Ivana Helsinki Soho Flagship, 251 Elizabeth Street, NYC

WHEN: Thursday September 6, 2012, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Refuge from FNO mayhem in a cool Soho boutique just steps from crowded Broadway. LaLicious spa therapists will be performing luxurious hand massages with the Sugar Kiss Body Butter in two on-site spa stations.

WHAT YOU’LL DIE TO BUY: Take home the entire experience with the Limited Edition LaLicious Sugar Kiss Super Scrub, with packaging designed by Ivana Helsinki. Or, go all out and get the Ivana Helsinki Dolly dress in the covetable signature Tapiola print from her Fall 2012 Collection.

WHAT FREEBIES YOU’LL SCORE: The first 50 shoppers to purchase full price Ivana Helskini and Seychelles merchandise on Fashion’s Night Out (including the LaLicious Limited Edition Sugar Kiss Super Scrub) will receive a free LaLicious Sugar Kiss Body Butter, an $25 value. Seychelles, the in-store shoe boutique at Ivana Helsinki, will also be giving out a surprise gift to ALL shoppers. Complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Coco Café.


TIGI, the leader in fashion haircare, will be participating in fashion’s Night out for the first time and on this maiden voyage they’ll be be partnering with the following designers:

  • SAINTCHiC – With their eco-chic and luxe women’s wear and accessories lines, SAINTCHiC gives back to the Earth by creating sustainable looks
  • Stone Savant Jewelry – This budding brand plays host to the combination of delicate yet bold stones with a perfectly crafted cadence of hues, weight and luxury
  • Cousin & Co. Inc. – This line of contemporary handbags complement the lives of today’s well-rounder stylish woman, who insists on having both fashion and functionality at a great price

Guests who visit TIGI Fashion’s Night Out: Beauty Meets Fashion will enjoy:

  • Discounted TIGI hair care products and tools
  • Local designer showcases with exclusive offers and pricing
  • Live music by DJ Gordon Voidwell
  • Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Meet and greet with TIGI Talent, including TIGI Global Creative director Nick Irwin.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6th, 6pm to 11pm

WHERE: TIGI Advanced Hair Academy, SoHo, 466 Broome St, 2nd Floor (between Greene and Mercer)

RSVP: TIGIFNO@tigihaircare.com

Mally Beauty

Mally takes FNO digital!  Beginning September 6th, stop by www.mallybeauty.com to receive 20% off a different product each day, for five days and feel like a fashionista no matter what city you live in

WHO: Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mally Roncal

WHERE: www.mallybeauty.com

WHEN: September 6th – September 11th

WHAT: Receive 20% off a different product each day, for five days, on www.mallybeauty.com

OCC Cosmetics

Get a sneak peek before the rest of the world of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics F/W 2012 Collection.  The new collection of Lip Tars will be available on September 17 in select Sephora stores, but on Fashion’s Night Out you can be among  the first to preview it exclusively at OCC’s Flagship Store in Lower East Side.   Enjoy vegan hors d’oeuvres, sip on cocktails, and mingle with other beauty fashionistas.

WHERE:  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, 174 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

WHEN:  Fashion’s Night Out, September 6, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm


NARS Fashion's Night Out 2012

NARS has added two new products to its 413 BLKR line-up, a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Duo Eyeshadow.

NARS FNO: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Duo Eyeshadow

Both will be available beginning September 6, 2012 at the NARS 413 Bleecker Flagship Boutique in NYC, on narscosmetics.com, and at the following FNO retailers: Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Barneys New York, Lord & Taylor, and Bloomingdale’s.

Shimmering amethyst, black with red pearl ($34)

Peachy pink with golden shimmer ($24)

NARS International Stylist Lena Koro will be on hand creating fashion-forward looks at the 413 Bleecker Flagship Boutique from 6-9pm. Visitors to the boutique will receive a complimentary 413 BLKR tote bag and deluxe sample bundle including a new Lover Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Mini Super Orgasm Blush (one per customer, while supplies last)

Visit FNO‘s official website for more details and to see what is happening in your city.

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Molton Brown and Qatar Airways launch the Molton Brown Artisanal Fine Fragrance Collection during Fashion’s Night Out.  The iconic British brand and Qatar Airways are hosting a customer sweepstakes offering two winners a pair of round trip tickets to any of the five fragrances’ regions; Egypt, China, Indonesia, England and Canada.

 Customers will have their vacation photo taken in front of a green screen, a virtual backdrop reflecting the Fine Fragrance regional destination of their dream trip, for consideration in the Molton Brown / Qatar Airways sweepstakes. Guests will be able to preview their photo and upload it to the Molton Brown USA Facebook page to enter the contest. Customers will then enter the SoHo store where they will take a journey through scent, enjoying the Fine Fragrance Collection and passed champagne cocktails.

Thursday, September 8th

6 – 11 PM

Molton Brown SoHo, 128 Spring Street, between Greene & Wooster Streets

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Red Bull, 5-hour Energy Shots, B-12, or perhaps a mid day nap?…not sure how you’re gonna keep up but Sephora’s got a ton on tap for FNO!

This September 8th, Sephora will be hosting interactive events at nine of their Manhattan locations in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the most anticipated global fashion initiative of the year. Sephora has pulled out all the stops to make this year one to remember with help from the hottest names in beauty making personal appearances, including Kat Von D, Kate Walsh, Solange Knowles, Josie Maran and HBO® series, True Blood’s™, Kristen Bauer. That’s not all! Exclusive products from your favorite beauty brands Stila, Nails Inc., Make Up For Ever and Urban Decay will be available at all nine Sephora locations on this night only.

Sephora 5th Ave

597 Fifth Ave b/w 48 and 49


  • Watch Supermodel Josie Maran Shoot Her New Campaign                  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet Supermodel and Chief Chicological Officer Josie Maran as she shoots her latest campaign live in Sephora’s window. After, Josie will meet with clients to give beauty tips and tricks.


  • Groove with Carol’s Daughter “Spokesbeauty” Solange Knowles                           9:30 pm             

Experience Carol’s Daughter’s styling bar while celebrity DJ Solange Knowles drops a beautiful beat.   Starting at 6:00 pm, three stylists will provide four styling options, Mohawks, Fishtail Braids, Modern Updo and Hair Accessories, inspired by “spokesbeauties” Solange Knowles and singer Cassie.


  • Star in your own Smashbox Studios Photo Shoot                                    6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Smashbox believes that life is your photo op and the world is your set—receive Smashbox color touch-ups before striking a pose with famed photographer and Smashbox co-founder Davis Factor.


  • Ask An Expert                                                                                                                    7:00 – 8:00 pm

Calling all beauty enthusiasts! Have the chance to meet the most famed beauty experts in the industry on one of the most exciting and fashionable nights. Have your questions on hand and get ready to heed advice from these well-known industry names:


o   Sarah Brown, Beauty Director of Vogue

o   Wende Zomnir, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director of Urban Decay Cosmetics

o   Kate Somerville, Founder of the Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic in Los Angeles, creator of the Kate Somerville Skin Care line of products, and author of the book “Complexion Perfection”

o   Oscar Blandi, hair extraordinaire and renowned stylist to the stars


  • Meet celebrity esthetician Kate Somerville                                                     8:00 pm-9:00pm

Discuss your skincare concerns with celebrity esthetician and creator of Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts product line.


  • Talk tips with Nails Inc. founder Thea Green                                                  7:00 pm-8:00pm

Learn creative tricks from Thea, the founder of the most fashion-forward nail brand from across the pond. She’ll give tips on how to wear the hottest shades and special effects polishes.


  • Meet Actress Kate Walsh                                                                                      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a cue from Actress & Entrepreneur, Kate Walsh and receive the perfect red lip application from a Sephora Makeup Expert. Kate will be on-site to help clients choose the perfect red lip color. Meet Kate’s “Boyfriend” and get ready for a night out on the town.


Sephora 5 Times Square

200 West 42nd at 7th Ave


  • True Blood® actress Kristin Bauer                                                                      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Get eternally glamoured by the tarte™ for True Blood™ collection, inspired by the HBO® series. Pose for a picture with True Blood’s Kristin Bauer or stop by for a makeover with tarte’s artistry team. Whether you’re a supernatural beauty or a vampy vixen, this collection contains versatile shades to take you from dawn to dusk, and well into the night. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win tarte™ for True Blood™ prizes, including the limited-edition palette, natural cheek stain and LipSurgence™ natural lip tint. Will you be turned?


  • Special Musical Performance by TV Star and Tattoo Artist Kat Von D                   9:00 pm  

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime, two song performance featuring tattoo artist, TV star, and beauty brand creator, Kat Von D on piano and vocals by Singer/Songwriter/Producer Linda Perry.


  • Stand in the Spotlight with Caudalie Founders                                           7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Caudalie founders Bertrand and Mathilde Thomas invite you to “Bare It All” for a Film Noir designed portrait shot styled by Mathilde, featuring personal items from Mathilde’s boudoir and photographed by Bertrand.


  • Explore body art designs with Urban Decay’s Wende Zomnir                     9:00 pm-10 pm

Urban Decay’s cofounder and executive creative director Wende Zomnir will be on hand to show off their exclusive Fashion’s Night Out Starlight Glitter Body Art and new fall makeup collection.


  • Curl Consultations by Ouidad’s team of Stylists                                                     6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A team of Ouidad experts will offer complimentary hair styling with looks borrowed from the runways, curl consultations, product recommendations and free product samples for hair of all textures.


Sephora Times Square

1500 Broadway b/w 43 and 44


  • Meet Actress Kate Walsh                                                                                      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a cue from Actress & Entrepreneur, Kate Walsh and receive the perfect red lip application from a Sephora Makeup Expert. Kate will be on-site to help clients choose the perfect red lip color. Meet Kate’s “Boyfriend” and get ready for a night out on the town.


  • Meet Lancôme Video Makeup Artist Michelle Phan                                       7:00 – 9:00 pm   

Celebrate the launch of the Lancôme HYPNÔSE Doll Lashes Mascara with Michelle Phan, Lancôme video makeup artist and YouTubesensation.


  • Expert Advice from Park Avenue dermatologist, Dr. Sadick                  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

Come in for a personalized skin consultation with one of the top dermatologists in the country, Dr. Neil Sadick. Turn back the hands of time and reveal flawless, gorgeous skin, no appointment necessary.


  • Get perfect brows by Anastasia herself                                                          7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet famed eyebrow queen Anastasia Soare and her team of brow and makeup artists who will help you to achieve the perfect brows and eye look as seen on the runway with step by step demonstrations.


  • Hair Styling by ghd                                                                                                Starting at 6:00 pm

Be styled by the best from ghd’s artistic team and learn how to use your ghd styler to create the fashion forward looks inspired by Katy Perry and the Era’s Collection.


Sephora Soho

555 Broadway b/w Prince and Spring


  • Love Your Lashes with Make Up For Ever                                                     Starting at 6:00 pm

MAKE UP FOR EVER encourages you to embrace your love for lashes by creating custom faux lashes at the first-ever “Lash Lounge.”  Lash Tenders will be on-hand to help you choose your favorite lash style and more! For those in need of a little inspiration, MAKE UP FOR EVER is also creating an official Fashion’s Night Out inspired lash that will be available for purchase at all nine locations. Lash purchase required for participation.


  • Meet the Stila Pro Team                                                                                      Starting at 6:00 pm

Sit down with the Stila Pro Team at the Beauty Studio and get a makeover and personal consultation while Stila’s professional fashion illustrators sketch your very own iconic Stila Girl.


  • Rejuvenate at the Fresh Lip Lounge                                                               Starting at 6:00 pm

Pamper yourself with high performance bath, body and lip products from Fresh at the Fresh Lounge. Sit back, relax and indulge in the menu of services all featuring your favorite Fresh products.


  • Get your hair styled by Rita Hazan                                                                 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rita Hazan adds a splash of color to kick off Fashion’s Night Out at Sephora Soho! Join other fashionistas as they get to the root of hair coloring and styling from the renowned celebrity colorist, and watch as a professional graffiti artist transforms a canvas using Rita Hazan Root Concealer.


Sephora Union Square

45 East 17th Street b/w Union Square West and Park Avenue South


  • Meet Jewelry Designer Tarina Tarantino                                                       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet accessories designer Tarina Tarantino and be the first preview the new TARINA TARANTINO Sparklicity Holiday Collection presented exclusively at Sephora!  While there, enter the sparkle factory, pose for photos with Tarina’s Sparkle girls and enter for a chance to win a sparkling assortment TARINA TARANTINO accessories and beauty items.


  • Get a Laura Mercier Makeover                                                                           7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Update your makeup look with the help from the Laura Mercier team with a special appearance by Global Brand Ambassador Matin Maulawizada.  As one of the most sought after fashion and celebrity makeup artists, Matin is on hand to give you a new flawless look and pose for a photo.


  • Discover GLO Science at Sephora                                                                       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet America’s oral-health expert and GLO Science founder Dr Jonathan B. Levine, DMD. Experience the groundbreaking, teeth whitening technology with the first ever at-home whitening system— using Guided Light Optics heat and light innovation—for professional quality results.  Clients who receive a personal smile consultation with Dr. Levine will also get a free extra GLO Brilliant Whitening Mouthpiece when you purchase a GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device so you can share a brilliant smile with a friend, especially for Fashion’s Night Out!


  • Face-Time with Dr. Murad                                                                                  Starting at 7:00 pm

America’s Dr. answers your personal skincare questions during one-on-one client consultations.


Sephora Flatiron

119 Fifth Avenue at East 19th Street


  • Meet Simone Legno, creator of tokidoki                                                      Starting at 6:00 pm

Watch as tokidoki designer and Italian artist Simone Legno brings his collection to life as he creates a giant mural inspired by the upcoming 24-Karat holiday collection. While there, pose for photos with “24 karat gold” male models and enter for a chance to win a tokidoki 24 karat skateboard deck signed by Simone Legno ($60 value).


  • Lash-Out with Hourglass                                                                                      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Desire femme fatale lashes? Stop by the lash clinic hosted by beauty expert Carisa Janes and sample the new cult eye product: Film Noir Lash Lacquer.


  • Get your skincare questions answered by DDF’s creator, Dr. Sobel      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr. Sobel answer’s your personal skincare questions during one-on-one client consultations


  • Styled by Sultra                                                                                                       Starting at 6:00 pm 

Sit down for a free styling session with Omar Lopez and his team of hairstylists, and experience Sultra’s new 3/4″ bomb shell curling iron.


Sephora 34th Street

130 West 34th Street b/w 7th and Broadway


  • Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist from “The Rachel Zoe Project”                            7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Learn A-List secrets behind Paparazzi Proof makeup looks from celebrity makeup artist, Joey Maalouf. Treat yourself to TEMPTU’s signature red carpet look and get ready to stop traffic with your Flawless Radiance.


  • Express Yourself with NAILS Inc.                                                                                            9:00 pm

Meet and greet Thea Green, founder of one of UK’s most fashion forward nail brand that just landed at Sephora and get tips and tricks of how to wear the latest nail trends. While learning about this coveted nail collection, Sephora invites you to get polished at the new Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer featuring XpresSpa.


  • Meet Clarisonic creator and treat yourself to a mini facial                    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Find out about Clarisonic’s cutting-edge technology firsthand with a complimentary mini-facial. When you are finished pampering you skin meet creator Dr. Robb Akridge to learn more about this breakthrough skincare system and be introduced to the new Clarisonic Mia Skyline, exclusive to New York City.


Sephora Lexington

711 Lexington Avenue b/w East 57 and 58


  • Meet Tokyo’s Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi                                 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet Tokyo’s Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi and Hello Kitty.  Be the first to see the new Hello Kitty Film Noir Holiday collection presented exclusively at Sephora!  Make your FNO Hello Kitty purchase even more memorable and enjoy free engraving on select Hello Kitty items.


  • Dr. Gross Answers Your Skincare Questions                                                 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dr. Dennis Gross, dermatologist to the stars, rolls out the red carpet and provides one-on-one skin consultations. While there also receive an express facial dubbed “The Park Avenue Peel”!


  • Get Brow Beautiful with Benefit                                                                      Starting at 6:00 pm

For one-night-only, purchase Benefit Brows A-Go-Go Kit and receive complimentary brow arch services from a professional on-site Benefit Aesthetician (with $50 purchase of the kit). Go-go your way to glam and get top tips from Benefit National Brow Experts and Benefit Brand Authority Maggie Ford Danielson.


  • Lip Envy with Bite Beauty                                                                                    Starting at 6:00 pm

Discover your perfect antioxidant rich pout with the help from Bite Beauty makeup artists.


Sephora Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle on Broadway b/w 58 and 60


  • Get your photo taken with the Buxom Girls                                               Starting at 6:00 pm

Go for the bold and embrace vivid color with the help from Buxom and Bare Escentuals.  Take your pick from a variety of stunning lip shades of Buxom® Big & Healthy™ Lip Polish and bareMinerals® Pretty Amazing™ Lipcolor and pucker up for the camera!  Just for trying, you’ll receive a sample of Buxom Lash Mascara to go along with your luscious look-at-me lips.


  • Have a portrait drawn with Peter Thomas Roth’s new liner                Starting at 8:00 pm

Let Peter Thomas Roth show you how to achieve lashes to die for and get your portrait drawn with his new eyeliner. Artists will be on hand.


  • Achieve glowing skin with St. Tropez tanning experts                           Starting at 6:00 pm

Learn how to get the perfect faux glow/ a flawless faux glow from St. Tropez team of skin-finishing experts.  They will be providing arm and leg consults.

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Pretty your pout at Bergdorf Goodman.

Join me on the Beauty Level and get ready for Fashion’s Night Out. Meet guest beauty experts (and, moi;)) and enjoy complimentary services. As an extra special treat, from 5:30 to 6:30, Meet Oscar de la Renta as he signs his new, limited-edition “Face of Fashion” fall kaleidoscope palette by Le Metier de Beaute. It’s a BG exclusive that’s not to me missed. Need more info?…here you go:

Fashion’s Night Out at Bergdorf Goodman

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Where does one begin? This year’s #FNO promises to be off the charts, chain, and whatever else the kids are saying to imply absolute out-of-this-worldness!

I swear I am practically crossed-eyed trying to figure out which #FNO festivities I will grace with my chocolate-y presence.

Not one to be selfish, I am sharing the #FNO love with you. Below please check out invites to some of the hottest #FNO events going down this Friday. Also click HERE, HERE, and HERE for previous posts that include #FNO options.

1…2…3…HAVE AT IT!

Jenna Leigh Lingerie

Hourglass Cosmetics (The new mascara is a MUST try. TRUST me!)

Vera Wang

Teen Vogue and ASOS.com

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (a TTB fave!)

JCPenney and Charlotte Ronson

SpaceNK (another TTB fave!)



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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

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)

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
  • 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!


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

(I visited HSN last week ======> full deets soon)

Let’s kick off “Fridays with Felicia” with you. Yes, YOU!

Hey girl! How you doin? How’s your skin? As you all know, I am absolutely positively obsessed with good skin care habits. I love pretty makeup as much as the next product hoarding Beauty Blogger but a solid skincare regiment is EVERYTHING. Six months ago, my passion and never ending holy grail quest for perfect skin prompted me to pen an epic post on my personal skincare philosophy.

While the article was a little long in the tooth (nearly 3000 words long to be exact) I think it did a lot of good. The post garnered 59 comments – a ThisThatBeauty record. In fact, your responses were so heartfelt and extensive that it lead to the creation of my current ongoing series on Hyperpigmentation which currently has nine articles.

So six months later, I am compelled to check in  with you. Yes YOU!  So many of you commented to say:

  • “Thank you”
  • “I’m going to take better care of my skin”
  • “I’ll try committing to a solid skincare regiment”
  • Etc.

It’s six months later and I am curious to hear where you are with yours! Have you stepped up your skin care game? Has you skin improved? Are you taking care of YOU?

Please do me a favor – If you commented when I originally posted the Hyperpigmentation/ skin care piece, please comment today and fill me in on how you’re doing. When I wrote that article six months ago, your comments really meant EVERYTHING to me. I want to know how you are progressing.  Also, your comments help me tailor content to meet your needs.

And because I practice what I preach….and pride myself on “don’t talk about it, be about it”…I will lead by example and provide an update since writing the post six months ago:

So to recap…here’s what my skin looked like about 8 months ago (no makeup):

Here’s what my skin looked like after about 2 months of following the regiment outlined in my ThisThatBeauty vs Hyperpigmentation post (no makeup):

And here’s what my skin looks like today…6 months after writing that epic post on skincare (no makeup…or maybe I’m pulling a Jessica Simpson — I think there’s a little stray smeared eye liner that I didn’t completely remove…but there is absolutely NO foundation in these pics).

Let me start by saying this….WOW! Those original pics are still so hard to look at. I cannot believe my skin was that bad. On top of that, I was astounded at how much my skin had improved in just 2 months on my regiment. Those products really kicked butt!!!

In looking at my skin today, its hard to believe I ever had any issues at all . As re-read  the regiment I posted back in March, while the principles remain the same, the actual products have changed since then. I currently use different cleansers, toners, serums, and masks. I still use the Evoclin foam to keep my acne at bay. I’ve rotated a few different hyperpigmentation treatment products in and out of my regiment over the last few months. Again, the products may have changed but my skin care principles remain the same…and that, in my opinion, is the most important take-away. Commit to a skin care regiment that is rooted in the fundamentals…and be consistent day to day. If your products work stick with them…naturally, as a beauty writer, I am constantly trying out new stuff. But I definitely recommend that you practice product loyalty…let ME be the guinea pig!

Please leave a comment and update me on how your skin is progressing!

PS: Look out for an equally EPIC hair story that’s in the works…


This week I was invited to tour the soon to be completed, state of the art, new and improved beauty level at Lord & Taylor – 39th Street.  The space is still a bit raw so I had to wear a brightly colored hard hat that’s certain to protect me from falling debris 🙂

The event consisted of a guided tour of the finished and unfinished space. Beauty brands like Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Nars, Mario Badescu, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, and more presented some of the amazing new beauty innovations that we can expect from L&T once the beauty level is completely renovated. I hope I have the opportunity to get more one-on-one time with the brands but here are a few highlights:

Mario Badescu will have a counter at L&T. I am as pleased as punch to see the brand expand their retail outlets and get more exposure. A simple search of this site using the key words “Mario Badescu” will yield countless product reviews. Be on the look out for an upcoming piece from ThisThatBeauty Contributor Christene Carr. She recently visited Mario Badescu for her first facial EVER. If you’re a facial virgin, you will want to hear all about Christene’s experience.

Clinique’s skincare computer marries technology and beauty

Estee Lauder promises to help you find your perfect foundation match in two minutes in six different lights. Wondering what that crimson lip will look like in daylight vs office light vs candlelight?…Estee Lauder can help!

Lancome boasts that their new state of the art “Diagnos” machine will survey your skin’s texture, pore size, hydration level, and firmness and recommend the perfect products for your skin. I would love to give this a try and report back!

Lancome is also pleased to offer 10-day supplies of their foundation, which comes in 117 shades and 6 formulas. I’m no numbers cruncher but I like those figures!

Lastly for Lancome, the beauty counter at Lord & Taylor features a mascara bar that lets you try out various mascara wands. This is incredibly innovative…no more one size fits all disposable wands. Is the mascara performance not all about the BRUSH? Kudos Lancome!

Want more info on L&T’s new beauty department? Check the Twitter timeline for  #LTFACELIFT and see what your fav beauty bloggers are saying.


In Fashion’s Night Out News, check out this Three Custom Color Specialists and Talbots collaboration…


Beauty360.com is the online shopping destination for CVS/pharmacy’s prestige beauty retailer and carries coveted cosmetic brands including Vincent Longo, Paula Dorf, Laura Geller, Cargo and many more.  Through August 23rd Beauty 360 is promoting an exclusive online makeup sale.  Save 20% on your favorite prestige makeup brands by entering the special code SIZZLE at checkout!  Click the following link for additional details and to start shopping: http://tinyurl.com/29n9rum


“Find Your Fall Style” with Style Coach, Kim Johnson Gross of Chic Simple.

Sign up to receive daily style tips on how to revamp your wardrobes for fall. When signing up, members are entered to win $100 gift cards to Target to start fall shopping. Check out the campaign http://challenges.ivillage.com/fall-style


If you love beauty apps as much as I do, iPhone users listen up! Give yourself a virtual makeover with Pur Minerals IPur Beauty iPhone application!

Pür Minerals now offers a commitment-free way to experiment with new looks..and who doesn’t love a good “try before you buy?”

Trying out a new look on the Pür Minerals app is simple and fun:

  • TAKE: upload or use a model photo to start your makeover.
  • APPLY: Click a product, select a shade and experience a Pür transformation. The customized algorithm will identify the facial co-ordinates for precise application. Don’t like your new look? You have the option of adjusting the facial co-ordinates, undo or start again.
  • SHARE: Once the makeover is complete, the finished look can be shared through Facebook for a polished profile picture or send to a friend via email.
  • BUY: Love your new look? iPür Beauty offers a direct link to Ulta.com to order products online or to find a location near you for an in-store purchase.


Up and coming designer Eliza Starbuck of Bright Young Things pays tribute to Coco Chanel by offering a week long sale on her versatile take of the little black dress. You will recall that I participated in the Bright Young Things Style Challenge and modeled the dress of a thousand looks.

In honor of Gabrielle “CoCo” Chanel’s Birthday, The Bright Young Things LBD will be on sale for $150 (reg $185) through Wednesday, August 25  online at www.youbrightyoungthings.com.

Of the iconic CoCo Chanel, Eliza Starbuck says this:

“Coco Chanel was the most innovative designer of the 20th Century. She dared to wear and design clothes that challenged the social standards and gender roles of the times. She broke every rule and always looked amazing doing it. She was living proof that it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it that defines style. Fabulous, determined, and outspoken, Coco Chanel made an enormous impact on society and the way people dress. Happy Birthday, Mademoiselle Chanel”

Eliza Starbuck recently experienced an opportunity that most only dream of…and by “most” I mean “me”.

Find your sacred quiet place and savor this — Eliza Starbuck’s exclusive interview with CoCo Chanel. Here is the intro:

To celebrate, I thought I’d give her a ring. She doesn’t get out much these days, and most people seem to think she’s dead, but like Tupac and Elvis, she’s virtually immortal.

Read the complete interview here: http://www.youbrightyoungthings.com/2010/08/18/eliza-starbuck-celebrates-128-years-of-style-with-coco-chanel/

I love you all for reading my lil ol blog week after week!



PS: Happy Birthday two of my bestest friends. We partied hard. Friendship is golden and I thank God for these gals!

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Holy moly! Sephora is bringing the hottest names in beauty to New York for Fashion’s Night Out. September 10, 2010 promises to be one of New York’s biggest fashion/ beauty nights ever! Sephora is scheduled to host interactive events in all 15 of their Manhattan locations in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the most anticipated global fashion initiative of the year.

Sephora has pulled out all the stops to make every store an exciting place to be. In addition to raffles, product giveaways and makeover services from some of the world’s most coveted beauty brands, some of the hottest names in beauty will be stopping by select Sephora locations for exclusive appearances, including Gwen Stefani, Kat Von D,  Josie Maran and Alexandra Richards.

Which Sephora will you hit up?

Sephora Soho

555 Broadway b/w Prince and Spring

  • Meet Gwen Stefani – Sephora & Harajuku Lovers Fragrances are teaming up to give you an exclusive sneak peek at HL’s newest fragrance collection, Wicked Style. Harajuku Lovers is taking to the streets in a branded fragrance truck looking for some wicked style fun.  Follow @harajukulover_g on Twitter to find out where the truck will be throughout the day to grab samples & great giveaways. Be one of the first 100 people to buy HL’s special Fashion’s Night Out fragrance package at Sephora Soho & Gwen will personally sign the Wicked Style bottle! In addition, guests can enter to win tickets to the L.A.M.B. fashion show during NYFW!  While in store, get Harajuku makeup and hair looks by Make Up For Ever and T3.

Sephora 5th Ave

597 Fifth Ave b/w 48 and 49

  • Meet Kat Von D, famed tattoo artist and beauty creator – Kat will be celebrating the launch of her new Adora beauty collection with an exclusive reading from the soon-to-be-released The Tattoo Chronicles, the follow up to her New York Times bestseller, High Voltage Tattoo at 9PM. Meet Dan Smith, renowned tattoo artist and High Voltage hottie.
  • Model with Josie Maran – Come meet supermodel and homegrown-beauty maven Josie Maran from 7-9PM as she shares her beauty secrets and shows off her pure and natural makeup line. Then step into Sephora’s mini photo studio where Josie will give guests posing tips, and will walk away with a signed copy of their best shot. Plus, be the first to get the not-yet-launched, Argan Oil Colorstick in Cherry Popsicle—created exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out—with every Josie Maran Cosmetics purchase at the event.
  • Meet Dr. Gross, founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – Guests can visit NYC celebrity dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross at his Sephora Skincare Advice Booth from 6-8pm, and get their complexion questions answered, including a personalized skin analysis valued at $275.  And with any Dr. Gross purchase that evening guests will walk away with a free 1.7 oz cleansing foam.
  • Meet Michelle Phan, Lancôme video makeup artist and YouTube™ Sensation – Michelle Phan is making her very first in-store appearance for Lancôme. Come meet Michelle and watch her in action as she films one of her signature makeup tutorials—featuring an exclusive Fashion’s Night Out look—live in Sephora’s window at 7PM! Then let Michelle answer your burning beauty questions from 8-9PM and get your makeup done by a Lancôme pro.
  • Get Styled by Sultra – Sit down for a free styling session with a pro from Sultra and experience their new Bombshell One Inch Rod Curling Iron.

Sephora Times Square

1500 Broadway b/w 43 and 44

  • Groove with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and celebrity DJ Alexandra Richards – Join Sephora Times Square for the exclusive worldwide premiere of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture. Experience the new, exclusive lipstick shade N°20 Rouge Flamme created especially for Sephora. Guests can listen to special guest Celebrity DJ, Alexandra Richards spin tunes from 7-9PM while they sip champagne, snack on sweets and get their makeup done by an Yves Saint Laurent makeup artist. Guests can also enter to win one of three pairs of YSL Tribute Too Red shoes ($795 value).

Sephora 5 Times Square

200 West 42nd at 7th Ave

  • Temptu’s Runway to Reality – Pull up a front row seat, and watch TEMPTU’s glamorous live models as they turn Sephora into their catwalk. Guests can also flip through their look book, have their favorite high-fashion look re-created by a TEMPTU pro then get their picture snapped for Sephora’s window by a professional photographer. Special appearance by Kat Von D at 7PM.

Sephora 34th Street

130 West 34th Street b/w 7th and Broadway

  • Beauty Rocks the Runway with Benefit – Try on beauty trends straight from Fashion Week with the world debut of femme metale, the newest addition to the Maggie & Annie Collection. Guests will receive runway inspired makeup lessons, posh party favors, music and more.

Sephora Union Square

45 East 17th Street b/w Union Square West and Park Avenue South

  • Sync up with Hourglass Celebrity Makeup Artist, Gina Brooke – Join Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for a performance art, avant-garde makeup show, followed by runway-to-realway consultations by Hourglass artists.

Sephora Flatiron

119 Fifth Avenue at East 19th Street

  • Become a Buxom Babe! – Guests are invited to get buxom-ized with a free makeover inspired by a favorite Buxom girl. Whether they’re a Dolly, a Katie, a Sugar or a Trixie, guests will leave with a sinfully sexy new look, a deluxe free gift and a chance to win Leslie Blodgett-signed beauty items.

Sephora Lexington

711 Lexington Avenue b/w East 57 and 58

  • Get Glam With Dior – Guests are invited to have their makeup done up by Dior pros, who will be sharing backstage beauty secrets and creating luxurious fall eye looks featuring the amazing new Lash Maximizer set.

Sephora 67th & 3rd

1149 Third Avenue at 67th Street

  • · Celebrate 10 Years of Eco Chic Beauty with tarte – Wish tarte a happy birthday as they celebrate the launch of their TEN Anniversary Collection.  Be among the first to sit down with one of tarte’s natural beauty experts and enjoy a makeover fit for a fashionista. Guests can also enter to win several eco-fabulous raffle prizes.

Sephora 76th & Broadway

2164 Broadway at 76th Street

  • Learn Pro Secrets from NARS –Guests can stop in for a special Fashion’s Night Out eye makeover and let NARS artists re-create a hot-off-the-runway look just for them.

Sephora 42nd & Madison

300 Madison Avenue at East 42nd Street

  • Laura Mercier Presents “Fresh-Faced & Flawless” – Join Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist Luis Soto and his team for on-the-spot complexion touch-ups and an exclusive look at Laura’s latest innovation, the Bonne Mine face palette. Signature cocktails will be flowing, and amazing prizes will be raffled off every hour, on the hour.

Sephora Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle on Broadway b/w 58 and 60

  • Too Faced Presents: Eye Love Fashion – Celebrate Too Faced’s fall collection with makeovers using products from their coveted eye shadow collections, Swarovski crystal tattoos and a glamorous gift with purchase. Plus, be one of the first 50 people to sit for a consultation, and get a full-size Starry Eye Liner—free.

Sephora 86th & Lexington, Sephora 150 Broadway, Sephora 99th/Columbus:

  • Stop in and enjoy cool refreshments, sweet treats and free makeovers by some of our favorite brands.

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

Hello beauties! Let me start off by apologizing for taking last Friday off. But what had happened was…. 🙂

At approximately 9:00AM last Friday I came to the shocking realization that I had to be on a plane at 10:30am…a plane that I ‘thought’ I had to be on the next day. As you might imagine, my priorities immediately shifted from recollecting my week on TTB ====>to throwing a random assortment of tees and black skinny pants into my  hot pink Samsonite.

But your girl is BACK! Heeeeeeey! Do we like my “Bionic Lip”==>

(Full details, soon…I promise)

One of my favorite skin care brands, Mario Badescu, recently interviewed me for their blog. I answered five questions regarding my skin care routine. Want to know my skincare secrets? Click here or read below:

Felicia Walker Benson, Editor in Chief of ThisThatBeauty.com is one of our favorite multitasking beauty mavens.  Her passion for all things beauty and fashion related has parlayed itself into a career as a makeup artist, beauty, fashion and social networking expert. . . whew!  Since she does it all with a glowing complexion we thought we’d ask her to share her skin care pearls of wisdom.

1. How would you describe your skin type?

My skin is ever-changing. At times it is acneic, oily, dry, and sensitive to trauma (like pimples).I have to constantly monitor my skin’s current condition and care for it accordingly. While my skin care principles are constant (cleanse, tone, eye cream, treat, protect, peels/masks) my specific products rotate regularly.

2. What is the best skin care advice anyone ever gave you?

“Take care of your skin”. I learned this from an early age because I was forced to deal with acne at around age 21. From that point I realized that I had to really invest the time into caring for my skin. So far so good!

3. In your opinion, what is the single most important thing you can do for your skin?

The single most important thing you can do to care for your skin is to begin a regiment early…like in your teens. Start the process of caring for your skin. Even if it’s as simple as cleansing and applying sunscreen during the day and moisturizer at night. Good skin care habits should start early.

4. What is your personal skin care routine like?

The exact products rotate often but the routine is constant: cleanse (non foaming cleanser), tone (non alcohol based toner), treat acne, treat skin with a serum, eye cream, SPF. In the evening I do the same routine but alternate sunscreen with a night time moisturizer. I also use exfoliating peels and masks 2-3 days a week. I try to do seasonal professional silk peels with my dermatologist. And oh, I always use a makeup remover before cleansing my skin.

5. What is your favorite skin care memory?

I don’t know that I have a favorite skin care memory but I love that people regularly tell me that I have “great skin” and ask me for skin care advice. I love talking skin!


Thank you everyone who voted for my in The Bright Young Things Style Challenge. Thanks to each and every one of you, I won “People’s Choice”. Woot woot!

The September issue of Vogue never disappoints. On newsstands nationwide Aug 24, Mario Testino photographs Halle Berry for the cover and a breathtaking fall spread. Writer Jonathan Van Meter interviews Ms. Berry about being a mom to adorable little two-year-old daughter Nahla and her breakup with Nahla’s father, Gabriel Aubry.

On her first interview in three years: “I was burned-out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell. I told my publicist, ‘I’m not going to talk anymore. I’m just going to live my life and be who I am.’”

On being asked to be on the cover of the September issue of Vogue: “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, ‘No I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.’”

On the “Oscar curse”: “Everybody talks about the Oscar curse,” she says. “People win Oscars, and then it seems like they fall off the planet. And that’s partly because a huge expectation walks in the room and sits right down on top of your head. The moment I won the Oscar, I felt the teardown the very next day. I thought, If I’m going down, I’m going down taking chances and daring to risk. Hence…Catwoman.”

On her appreciation of the female body: “I love the naked female form…. I just feel like that’s the most empowered position you can be in.”

“That comes with age,” she says. “I’ve been slowly getting there. If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week.”

On her relationship and breakup with Gabriel Aubry:
“It’s just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody,” she says. “We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore.”

“We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives. And we are both 100 percent committed to being the best parents we can be. And while it was not a love connection for us, he was absolutely the right person to have this child with because she is going to have an amazing father. And that was really important to me. We’ll make sure we always do what is right for her and put her first. And she will see as she grows that we have a lot of love for each other.”


With Fashion’s Night Out just ’round the corner, I want to share with you some of the amazing happenings.

On Friday, September 10th, Hourglass Cosmetics will host a “Runway to Realway” Fashion’s Night Out event at the Sephora Union Square store. Artistic Director  Gina Brooke and a team of makeup artists will create a performance art, avant-garde makeup show featuring the Fall 2010 collection, followed by consultations and Q&A. The event will take place from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, with Gina’s performance at 7:00 pm.

If you are in the NYC area, definitely stop by! Maybe I’ll see you there!

Want to learn more about Hourglass Cosmetics?  Tune into “Friday Night Beauty” on QVC today, August 13 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.


Are you looking for an internship in beauty? StyleCaster is in search of a Beauty Intern for the Fall 2010 Semester.  Beauty interns handle all beauty products, assist with beauty editorial shoots and get the chance to attend some beauty shows.

Here’s the job description. Email intern@stylecaster for full deets:

  • StyleCaster is the web’s first truly integrated fashion-lifestyle channel. We are a personal style discovery platform—the ideal hybrid of expert recommendations, top level editorial content, social networking.
  • StyleCaster needs enthusiastic spring interns to join our team! Interns will assist the Fashion & Beauty Coordinator with research for the production of beauty stories on the site. They will also assist on beauty shoot days in the studio.
  • Interns should have knowledge of the beauty industry and a love for all things beauty. They should be creative, hardworking, detail oriented and ready to bring new ideas to the internship.
  • StyleCaster will give school credit but applicants are not required to receive credit and fashion magazine experience is not an absolute requirement. This internship is an amazing opportunity to work alongside industry leaders on a revolutionary concept in the fashion world that surpasses the basics of an online fashion magazine.


This September Remington will launch a revolutionary new styling line, T-Studio Pearl Ceramic, exclusively at ULTA, and you could be a part of it.  Enter now for a chance to win a trip for two to Chicago for the ULTA State Street launch event and a makeover session with celebrity stylist, Richard Marin! Entries must be received by August 15th – to enter visit www.remingtonproducts.com/pearl

Have a great weekend everyone!



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