Posts Written On October 2015

The Wet Dog Book Signing in Brooklyn

The Wet Dog book came out last week and so far things are going great!
In the vein of Underwater Dogs and Shake comes the quirky yet absolutely darling WET DOG (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; on sale: 10/13; $22) by acclaimed photographer Sophie Gamand.
WetDogFinal_RGB300LAn adorable and hilarious collection of over 120 dog photographs, the book expands upon Gamand’s much beloved and viral photo series to include some old friends and feature new faces readers will instantly fall in love with. Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions. Sophie Gamand is an award-winning photographer and animal advocate living in New York. Since 2010 her powerful and whimsical photography has focused on dogs and our relationship with them. She works closely with animal shelters and rescue groups to help promote adoption and animal welfare.
The last book signing this Sunday in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a dog-friendly event, and I will be collecting towel donation for a local shelter, Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

Social Life Magazine’s Celebration with Jean Shafiroff

tSocial Life Magazine invited to celebrate the fall season with cover girl Jean Shafiroff at Villagio on the park on Thursday night.
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Bout Social Life Magazine, it is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons.

Their content – which covers the luxury lifestyle on the local, national, and international levels  –  targets the captive audience of high-net worth and high-income individuals that summer on the East End of Long Island.

Printed on top quality paper stock with seamless binding, the composition of the magazine itself mirrors the affluent market in which it is distributed  –  from Westhampton to Montauk. Luxury readers turn to Social Life to peruse the most exclusive event photos in society, read in-depth interviews with celebrities, and review sophisticated fashion editorial.

By providing their readership with unparalleled content, they have established themselves as the “must read” magazine for Hamptons and Manhattan tastemakers.

Know more about LULU‘s fashion illustration.




Beauty Must Have: true lipz

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Every girl needs a good lip gloss to keep her lips hydrated and pampered throughout the evening. My favorite lip gloss at the moment is true lipz Dragon’s Blood.  This product is a definite must have in your beauty bag. This breakthrough in lip color and deep hydration is so unique and the colors are stunning! I love the ultra-smooth texture and lustrous shine that gives your makeup that final touch. This ultra-rich formula is packed with natural emollients that revitalize and nourish. Did I mention it comes with a mirror and LED light? No more waiting on long bathroom lines to reapply gloss!


Dazzling October Fashion Tips

We’re quickly coming towards the end of October, and that means Halloween is swiftly approaching. It’s the perfect time of year for everyone that loves dressing up and having fun. The weather is cool and there’s an unusual buzz in the air.


No matter how old you are, Halloween is about getting involved in the festivities! And you don’t have to wait until the 31st October to dazzle with your outfits.


Being right in the middle of autumn, this time of year is perfect for embracing neutral colours. Even before the big day, there’s plenty of reasons to get glammed up. There is my essential guide to looking hot just in time for Halloween!

Bling Bling! What lady doesn’t love to make a big statement? With oversized earrings and the like slowly dying out, the time has come to go smaller but bolder. Embrace the feeling of downsizing and don’t feel guilty about it. By increasing the braveness of your fashion choices, you can stand out more. Accessorise your outfits with strong colours like these orange watches to draw attention to yourself. You won’t have to feel worried about dressing down.

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Let’s get waisted! And no, I’m not talking about dipping into the Halloween punch bowl. This year, the high waist is making a comeback in all fall-winter fashion collections. And it’s about time if you ask me!

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Meow! This is the kitten heel, and you don’t need to dress up as a witch to pull off this black cat. Can you think of a better time to add this low heel to your repertoire than Halloween? Kitten heels get kind of a bad rap from fashionistas. They argue that they don’t add length to the leg, and a cute pair of flats are a better option for comfort. But by combining the low heel with wide-legged jeans or longer pencil skirt, you can add a touch of class to less formal affairs without the pain of heels!

Choose off the cuff patterns to make sure you really get noticed. The bigger, bolder and more vivid the better. A popular option at fashion shows lately is to be draped from head to toe in exciting patterns. Rock an unusual catsuit at your Halloween functions. You don’t get the chance to be so crazy with your fashion choices than at this time of year. When it comes to Halloween fashion; anything goes! So don’t hold back on making choices you wish you could make the rest of the year.

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Hold on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! The Halloween period is all about embracing the weird and wonderful. Why not go all out with a pair of patterned tights that will really make you stand out in the crowd? Ditch the dull plain coloured tights and get adventurous. You can find a tonne of different patterns in the stores and online. Team them up with a pair of denim shorts or a maxi dress to turn heads at any party.


NEW Toppik – Brow Building Fibers



Toppik Brow Building Fibers make even the thinnest brows instantly thick, full and natural-looking. This unique, never-before-seen 3-piece set includes Brow Building Fibers, Brow Conditioning Wax and a Custom Dual-End Brush. The Brow Conditioning Wax sets and defines the shape of your brows. Brow Building Fibers give brows long-lasting density and color you can’t get from a pencil or powder. The Dual-End Brush ensures simple and precise application. Eyebrow grooming is the new beauty frontier; well-groomed brows can frame your face and transform your features. Brows can thin out, become unruly or turn gray as you age, just like the hair on your head. By taming a few stray hairs and filling in the sparse areas, full brows instantly give your face a more symmetrical appearance. A well-defined brow can give your face a years-younger look. Scan 67

Lulu‘s drawing illustrated the beauty of Toppik.


Ghoulish Glam & BOO-tiful Halloween Hair

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Hi! Halloween is just a few short weeks away. Whether this year’s costume is spooky, saucy, celebrity-based, or inspired by the famous NYC pizza rat (because apparently, that’s a thing), here are fabulous beauty picks that will help complete any costume. Also below are gentle-yet-effective hair and skincare products that will wash away even the toughest hairspray, body paint and body glitter when the night is over.

Achieve texture and height that would make 80’s Cyndi Lauper jealous with the Bed Head Little Tease Crimper(MSRP: $29.99/Ulta). A quick tip? Crimp before braiding for a massive braid full of texture. We won’t tell your secret, you little tease.

image006 For mermaid hair, try the PRO Beauty Tools® 1” Professional X-Long Gold Curling Wand (MSRP: $34.99). Complete with an extended barrel, this iron is 2” longer than a traditional curling iron, ensuring that heat is evenly distributed throughout the length of the hair for consistent performance.  If it’s cheerleader-inspired curls you’re after, the game-changing PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional Iridescent Curling Iron (MSRP: $29.99) should be your go-to. Complete with a 24-hour curl lock, your style will perform all night long. No touch-ups required!



80’s Punk Rock, Marge Simpson or Morticia Adams –  the Salon Grafix High Beams Collection ($4.99, Drugstores) offers exactly what you need to achieve the craziest of hairstyles. These sprays are simple, easy to use and wash out with just one shampoo. High Beams are available in NEW Artsy Aqua, NEW Truly Blue, NEW Gotcha Green, Rockstar Red, Bangin’ Blue, Popstar Pink and Punky Purple. Also available in other fashion shades as well as a variety of natural shades from honey blonde to warm brown to jet black.


When the night is over, grab the La Roche-Posay Micellar Solution ($21/drugstores) to help remove stubborn makeup and smeared cat whiskers. The gentle-yet-effective formula is a 3-in-1 no-rinse solution. It tones and removes make-up with dirt-encapsulating micelles that cleanse while respecting skin’s natural physiological balance.


Wash away hair dye, glitter and hairspray with the Infusium23 Moisture Replenisher Collection ($6.99 – $8.99, Target). Designed for moisture-deprived hair, the Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Collection is formulated with an exclusive blend of avocado and olive oil to lock in moisture and enhance shine.  A unique i-23 Complex, enriched with provitamins, antioxidants, proteins and amino acids, instantly transforms dry, damaged tresses into soft, healthy-looking, more manageable hair.


Dark circles, puffiness and under-eye bags can be frightening. Recuperate and say sayonara to tired-looking eyes the day after Halloween with the Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads ($18 for 5 sets at CVS). These 100% pure collagen gel pads offer intense hydration, and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.


Happy Haunting, guys!