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Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

That mystery Fashion Week necklace has been identified!

If you were on my Facebook site around Fashion Week, you might remember me posting on this mystery necklace that was appearing seemingly EVERYWHERE.  I began to wonder if this gorgeous piece was getting handed out as party favors.  Alas, I finally found out that this is a Pegasus Necklace and it can be purchased here . The reason it was everywhere? Turns out it was pulled by Lucky Magazine and Vogue for editorial shoots, so I’m not the only one with good taste.  This is a show stopper and looks as well with a dressed up look as it does casual.  Go get yours now.

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Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Barneys NY x GaGa’s Workshop event featuring Naomi Yasuda, Minx, KissUSA


Last night, November 21 Barneys opened it’s doors with a pre-party extravaganza and first look of the exclusive GaGa’s Workshop. New York based celebrity nail artist Naomi Yasuda was one of the chosen vendors, with a display showcasing her limited edition designs exclusive to Barneys only. Lovely mannequin hands currently grace (4) of Naomi’s limited designs made possible by the KissUSA brand, who worked tirelessly for 2 months to manufacture and package the final result. Those interested can purchase them for $45 per package and limited to 500 pieces each.

The four KISS designs include:

“Black Studs”- adorned with an array of silver/gold studs
“Chain Gold”- deep red with gold manicure trim and chain & stud detail
“Grey Nude”- a cream base with geometric grey design, stud & silver
outline work
“Multi-Color”- the most detailed in design boasting swarovski crystal and
gold chain trim

The collection also features (2) amazing limited nail sticker designs manufactured through the Minx Nails brand. The new application technology for these graphic stickers retail for $35 each with only 500 units made.

The two MINX designs include:
“Silver Lightning”- Silver base with black square & triangle lines “Gold
Lightning”- White base with gold & black wave designs accents

Lastly are the creme de la creme hand crafted marvels. Painstaking work went into these which took over 2 months to complete. 30 pairs each were made (16 nails in each set) and available for $225 each. A total of 1,440 nails were cut and painted with semi-precious gemstones & swarvoski crystals applied. Each is packaged in it’s own personalized logo box with confetti packaging. Three designs were created:

”Flames”- these nails were inspired by Lady GaGa’s outfit worn to the 2002 VMA’s. Each nail was hand cut, painted and detailed with semi-precious red stones.

“Gold Objects”- filed to the perfect point, these gold painted gems are adorned with a variety of nail charms ranging from- unicorns, guns, skyscrapers, Lady Liberty to name a few.

“Black & White”- a zig zag celebration of perfection with craft fully placed gold trim and gem stones.

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

She’s got the Look: Fekkai Stylist Adir Abergel for Kristen Stewart – Breaking Dawn

Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn fans – recreate Kristen Stewart’s hairstyle

INSPIRATION: An edgy, yet romantic look for the premiere of Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Adir was inspired to create an up-do that still felt like Kristen’s usual tousled and textured style with a touch of rockability

How To Get the Look: Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel created this braided look for Kristen Stewart’s  Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn appearance in Los Angeles and shares with Solessence readers how you can wear it to your own movie night:

  • Begin by applying Fekkai Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel to the roots of the hair to build texture
  • Apply Fekkai Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray throughout the rest of the hair and rough dry it to create a beachy and textured base for the up-do
  • Take random pieces and created standard braids, fishtail braids and twists throughout the hair in various sizes, leaving the very top of the hair loose.
  • Take all of the hair except for the loose hair at the top, and knotted and twisted it to create an up-do.
    • Adir used hairpins to create a very undone look.
  • To finalize the look,  backcomb the front of the hair to add volume, then push it back and pin it in place.
    • Adir secured the look by spraying the hair with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray.

Trying this at home? Send me your photos to upload 🙂

All products by Fekkai: Fekkai Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel($25), Fekkai Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray ($25), and Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($21).Available at and Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

RIP: Evelyn Lauder, founder of the Pink Ribbon campaign

Evelyn Lauder, founder of the Pink Ribbon campaign to raise money & awareness for breast cancer, died at age 75.  She had married into the famed family beauty business and eventually became senior corporate vice president and head of fragrance development worldwide.  Her Breast Cancer Research Foundation raised $350 million and growing.

For more information: The New York Times

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