Posts Written On February 27, 2012

@GossipGirl Recap: The Princess Dowry

Ok, I understand why Chuck (Ed Westwick) is going “World War Waldorf” on the whole world. I mean, how did lonely boy Dan (Penn Badgley) score Blair (Leighton Meester) through the whole Chuck/Louis battle? I’m still rooting for them, but their chemistry on the screen really turns me off. It’s nothing compared to Dan and Serena (Blake Lively) back in high school. As if this can’t get any more unbelievable, Blair’s marriage annulment looks almost too good to be true until she find out Georgina and her guide worked together with Gossip Girl to reveal her affair with Dan, causing her to fork up some serious cash on a dowry. “OMG, I was just bitch-slapped by Bridget Jones.”

As if things aren’t bad enough, Billy Baldwin returns as Serena’s dad at CeCe’s Irish-themed funeral for grandma CeCe and declares Ivy Dickens (Kaylee DeFer) gets all the money from her will. Ivy’s proving to be more the Upper East Sider than the leading ladies themselves. She says, “Your mother knew all of my secrets and she knew all of yours too. Maybe that’s why she left me everything.” On top of it all, Lola takes Ivy’s side and again she wins with the whole innocent-girl-who-doesn’t-know-any-better act. But wait, it gets better. Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) almost gives up on Gossip Girl until she finds out that Dr. William Van Der Woodsen might not just be Serena’s daddy, but the father of Charlie Rhodes as well.

Ivy Dickens kicks out the very family that originally took her in with open arms. I get why everyone’s angry at each other, but this is no way to end the episode. Could the Van Der Woodsens and Waldorfs be knocked off their expensive thrones? Gossip Girl seems to think so, she’s even ditching her site. But don’t worry, she’ll be back. We gotta find out what happens with the Chuck-Blair-Dan triangle. Could Dan finally get lucky tonight? I can’t wait to hear the deets about lonely boy in the sheets.

Xoxo, @missamandachen


Fun times at the @NellaBellaBrand F/W12 Presentation

I had so much fun at the Nella Bella Fall/Winter ’12 presentation on Thursday. A number of us gathered at the Urban Space Gallery on Richmond Street to drool over as well as view Nella Bella’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. There was so much love, and positivity in the room, and I promise you that the collection offers something for everyone! Tarek was a breath of fresh air as always, and I’m so happy to have been able to celebrate his new collection 🙂

I need ALL of these in my life.

party people… love those curls!

far left… YES.

So good seeing you TK!

so pretty

Sharky and his lady 🙂

so sexy!

Andreas Kyriakos showing off my favourite piece of the brand new vintage-inspired collected which he designed…

um he’s only 16 years old.

I didn’t have any, but they looked goooood.

Casie and Chantel

Chantel’s nails are always on point!


LOVE the red

These were giving me life!

love @SeptembreA ‘s skirt!


love nicole’s red pants!

A designer and a model

more food!

I’ll take this one as well. Thank you.


Tarek and I 🙂

Congratulations to the Nella Bella team for another successful collection, and thank you for inviting me!

peace and love





“Click! You’re it” Smashbox Photo Event at The Makeup Show LA


If you’re attending @TheMakeupShow LA this year, you’re not going to want to miss this first time ever event put on by Smashbox. Here’s your chance to work with a Smashbox makeup artist and photographer! Find yourself a model to bring with you to The Makeup Show and get tips from a Smashbox PRO Artist while you create a look. After your work of art is complete, you get to experience a real photo shoot done by a Smashbox photographer!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for beginners to aspiring professionals! Best of all, you get to go home with a CD full of photos from the shoot! If you’re interested in the Smashbox Photo Event, RSVP now to reserve a station by emailing or call (212) 242-1213!

Can’t wait to see you all there 🙂

xo, June