Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beauty Must Have: Moroccan Oil

Everyone that knows me knows I'm ob-sessed with all beauty products. If it exists, I've most likely used it or have it in my vanity. My newest must-have is called Moroccan Oil. My hair salon has been using it on clients with such great success that they've started selling it despite being Paul Mitchel exclusive. It's THAT good!

It's a super light-weight serum that you put in your hair while damp, before blow-out. It's 100% non-greasy and makes your hair ridiculously shiny, strong and has greatly lengthened my time between cuts. It's especially great if you subject your tresses to a blow-drier, straightener or curling iron repeatedly (guilty!) It's made from the nuts of the Argan tree which grows only in Morocco making this a pretty pricey purchase. But a little goes a long way and it completely transforms your hair! It's grown so much in popularity that you can find it at your local drug store, Target etc. Enjoy!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Night Toast: St. Germain Cocktail

It's Saturday in NYC and you're bored with your usual pregame routine of vodka + soda or $12 Cabernet! Time to spice it up with The St. Germain Cocktail, equal parts delicious and dangerous.

*2 parts champagne

*1 1/2 parts St. Germain

*2 parts sparkling water

Special thanks to my fabulous friends Dina and Anne who introduced me to this concoction on NYE of this year causing us to remember little of the night :)


Friday, January 29, 2010

Warhol/The Factory + MTV/The City

If you watch MTV’s “The Hills” or “The City,” you know allllll about the fabulously cut-throat Fashion PR maven Kelly Cutrone. While you’ll only see her in head-to-toe black (show blacks as we call them in the biz), she is every bit the colorful girl! With her no bull attitude and merciless work ethic, she is one of the best in the industry. I mean...she got her start as assistant to THE Susan Blond herself! Swoon! But what gives her even more artistic credibility in my eyes is her husband-Ronnie Cutrone-who was Andy Warhol’s immediate assistant at The Factory from ‘72-’80! I mean, come ON! During his tenure he worked with Andy on paintings, prints, films and artistic concepts while I’m sure enjoying the fruits of glam frivolity that come along with it. Jeal-ous!

Andy Warhol + Susan Blond

Definitely make sure to pick up a copy of Kelly’s new book, “If You Have To Cry Go Outside...And Other Things Your Mother Didn’t Tell You” when it goes on sale next Tuesday 2/2. In it, she tells young industry wannabees to “gather up your courage like an armful of free clothes at a McQueen sample sale.” Genius – and so true for those looking to make it in “the biz.” It’s part self-help book, part memoir and sure to be an insane read – especially if you’re in love with the Andy Warhol era and want to merge it with your love for MTV reality programming. Come to think of it, she must have had ME on her mind when writing this book :)

"Follow your intuition...and be smart, be brave, tell the truth and don't take any shit." -Kelly Cutrone


Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPod Addition: Passion Pit "The Reeling"

I'm going to start my music postings with my favorite band of the moment, Passion Pit. I recently saw them play on January 9th at Terminal 5 and they absolutely rocked! Their newest album "Manners" is getting pretty popular in the mainstream because of the Palm Pixie commercial featuring their song "Sleepyhead." While that song is great, "The Reeling" is the song you should know and have on your iPod. To me, it speaks of youth, celebration and just makes want to jump up and down (which I do when I hear this song). Enjoy!


When begining a blog it's important to establish what you're all about right off the bat. Well, I'm "about" a lot of things and these things are changing all the time. However, everyone that knows me can agree on one thing: I love purple. The color itself has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Many pieces of my clothing are in shades of purple. My nails currently painted purple and I've been known to wear my share of purple make-up. But my affinity for the color goes further than the objects I surround myself with. Purple has become a metaphor for my life.

In my opinion there are two kinds of people in the world: the colorful people and the beige people:

The colorful people are unique personalities with something special to say. They have been places and done things making their characters rich with depth. They're passionate, electric and contagious because they take risks, challenge themselves and lead with confidence. They have no one look and no one soundtrack. They're the Angelina Jolie's of the world, sometimes polarizing but never boring.

On the other end of the spectrum are the beige people. The beige follow a stringint set of rules regarding what to say, what to wear, what to like and what to think. They go to the same places and do the same things as most everyone else leaving them nothing much to say and little perspective in life. JCrew is their uniform and Coldplay is their soundtrack*. These are the Jennifer Anistons of the world, rarely polarizing but always boring.
*NOTE: JCrew is fine in moderation*

My philosophy in life is to be a colorful person, more specifically a purple girl. I seek to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself with experiences that will enrich my existance. I want to be the kind of person I myself am drawn to, someone who has seen and done it all. After all, it was the colorful girl that got Brad in the end :)