A Night with the Stars @ CAPE + Verizon’s #IAM Night Out

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Ciao lovelies!

This past week I was fortunate to join CAPE + Verizon’s #IAM Night Out in NYC.

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CAPE, or the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment is an incredible non profit who’s goal is to shed light on Asian American Pacifics in the media. Some of the fellows from this year include Constance Wu (aka sassy mom from FRESH OFF THE BOAT) and Youtube Sensation Joseph Vincent  (You’re welcome ladies!)

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The #IAM campaign was really special because it allowed these amazing self made professionals to tell the story of how they started off and how they got to where they are today. I think anyone, regardless of their heritage can relate to chasing a dream, and then with some luck and hard work, actually achieving it!

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A lot of fashionistas came out to see the event. I LOVE this flowery print top paired with this solid black skirt. I also loved the unique detailing of this Indian Septum ring spotted on one of the lovely ladies from the event’s sponsor, Verizon.

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The night was seasoned with some AMAZING live performances form Youtube musicians Joseph Vincent and Justin Chen and some hilarious stand up from Host/stand up comedian Paul PK Kim. Some inspiring stories also came from Yong Kim, Ted Kim, and Chris Oh, two brothers and a childhood bestie who quit their advertising jobs to start the Korean sausage company, Seoul Sausage Co. They ended up competing in Food Network’s “Food Truck Race” in season 3 and won EVERY. SINGLE. ROUND. (mic drop)

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As inspiring as that was, my favorite anecdote came from Dancing With The Star’s, Carrie Ann Inaba and her very first audition for the early 90’s show, “IN LIVING COLOR“. (PS- I have no words for the dancing or outfits in this link:)

For those of you who don’t know, this is the show where JLO, “Jenny from the Block” first made her way in the spotlight. After a vigorous dance audition, creator Keenan Ivory Wayans said to Carrie, “Do you know why I chose you? You were the worst dressed person but you walked in with such confidence, I gave you the job before I even saw you dance. You were so confident, I had to drink your Kool Aid.”

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So my Reading Rainbow message to you lovely folks tonight is, remember, the world isn’t about just what you wear, but also your mindset. If you believe in yourself, than maybe the rest of the world will follow suit and you’ll be one step closer to achieving your dream. Maybe it’ll be you up on stage inspiring us all one day:)

Chau for now!

And another one joins the fun!

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Hey everyone!

My name is Chau (like Ciao!) and I am the latest to join in on the summer fun here! I’m a native New Yorker, born and bred in Brooklyn. I always raise my hand and say, “Right here!” when the DJ asks, “Where Brooklyn At? Where Brooklyn at?!” and I always, always fold my pizza in half.  Besides that, I am  an avid traveler (planning a round the world trip for 2016), cinephile, lover of dad jokes and fashion/beauty fan. Follow me as I explore NY one bejeweled lipstick at a time!

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You can also follow me and my travels around the world at www.chaufornow.com or on IG at @ciaochaumui.

The Party Don’t Start Til I Walk In!

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Hello darlings! My name is Kirsten and I’ll one of Yvonne’s lovely summer bloggers here on HeyDoYou! I’ll be here to give you an inside look at new products, events and soooo much more!

Hi Kirsten!

But who am I? I’m the epitome of a firecracker, I’m five feet of pure, unadulterated fun (Because we all know dynamite comes in small packages)! I majored Beauty Merchandising and Marketing at the FABULOUS Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA, sound familiar? Yes?! Project Runway premiered in the same halls I walked to class in!

I’m a sucker for anything involving color cosmetics, puppies, rose gold, or Alice in Wonderland and I’ll eat my body weight in Sour Patch Kids forever. It’d be an understatement to say I have a sweet tooth.  I’m a gamer girl with a true love for RPGs and MMOs, yes, geek chic is totally a thing! My cosplays are my life and maybe I’m a little geeky and weird… but who wants to be NORMAL?!

Looking forward to a super “hot” summer with you guys!

Kisses,

Kirsten

Want more Kirsten? Follow me and my adventures in wonderland on Instagram [@kirsteninwonderland]!

@ClaireStores A/W 2015 Collection: #woodlanddreams

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Mini Woodland was the theme for Claire’s Press Day at the Haven Rooftop. The rooftop lounge was transformed into a mystic Wonderland with natural décor featuring pieces from the upcoming collections for Autumn/Winter 2015.

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Vintage trunks served as both decor and storage for the new collections.

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Cute knit hats and chunky scarves for A/W 2015

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Select pieces from the Mystic Maven Collection A/W 2015

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Select pieces from the 70s Boho collection A/W 2015

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Neon Star by Tokidoki is available at Claire’s!? GET. OUT.

I have to say, I think I’m smitten with the Mystic Maven Collection. So many versatile pieces! The metals contrasted with the crystals, beads, gems and lace pulled at the heart strings.

There were stations set up for each collection, highlighting beautiful pieces from necklaces, earrings, hats, scarves and so much more. There was an interactive body jewelry station showcasing new temporary body jewelry tattoo designs—I spotted Star Wars! How amazing is that!?

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Body Jewelry station in action.

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Sooo many to choose from. Even Star Wars on the left ~

To present the new nail polish range, there was a manicure station where guests could get a free mani by the beautiful, Miss Pop Nails!The nail polish collection has so many beautiful colors including GORGEOUS metallics.

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Manicure station and Miss Pop Nails, herself!

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Loved my mani~

The makeup and beauty collection was nothing to sneeze at either! I can’t wait to get my hands on the Baked Eyeshadow Palette from the Icing line. And don’t get me started on the nail polishes! As you can see above, the Metallics are b-e-a-uitful.

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Natural eyeshadow palettes and shimmery bronzer.

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Shimmery glosses for pretty pouts!

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Baked Eyeshadow palette…ahhh!! I need!

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Nails as far as the eye can see. Check out that adorable phone case on the bottom!

Claire’s really outdid themselves with the upcoming season so look forward to everything I showed plus everything I didn’t– ha ha ha!
For more photos from the press event find me! @missmunchkinz

Availability: claire’s

Xo,
Andrea

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