beauty, Lucky Community

that time I hung upside down for Plantscription Powerful Lifting Cream

Some days are better than others. One day you’re recovering from NYFW, and the next you’re anticipating an early morning workout with Origins.

I’m ok with this.

Bright and early, (8:30, an hour that I’m not heavily acquainted with) I showed up at Anti-Gravity Yoga for an event that promised to be ‘uplifting’.  They were not lying.

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The small group of bloggers were fitted into stretchy hammocks and then guided through a graceful but loopy yoga set. We learned how to sit in the hammock, then how to swing, and finally how to invert ourselves so that we were doing supported handstands. I loved it.

We got our photos taken afterwards, and even though I got all tangled up (the cloth is not supposed to be wrapped all over my leg like that) I felt accomplished! As we were leaving, the awsome Origins team handed everyone a shopping bag with a jar of Plantscription Powerful Lifting Cream, and an exercise outfit ( I have been living in the yoga pants) from Cory Vines.

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Before we got down to our twisty exercises, we got a presentation about the Powerful Lifting Cream. Right now, what’s hot in Asia is a heart-shaped youthful look. While this cream doesn’t claim to e able o shift your cheekbones or anything, it does feature botanicals from India and Africa that work to smooth and replenish the skin. Used morning and evening along with a good cleansing ritual, you should see great results in as little as a week. 

This is me after two weeks:

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I took these on Saturday March 8th. I have to say that the surface of my skin is exactly what I always wanted, smooth and pretty much blemish free. I’ve been faithfully using Shea Terra Rose Hips black soap as well as Origins’ Clear Improvement  active charcoal mask. After the firs seven days I consistently saw progress. I feel beautiful.  And I can’t lie- I get a lot of compliments on my skin. And that’s the best result of all! (ps- I am not wearing any type of corrective makeup, no cc creams, no tinted moisturizer- nothing.)

Now. I asked the ladies at Origins to bless me with an extra jar to give away. The Powerful Lifting Cream is on sale at Macy’s, Sephora, and other beauty outlets- but it is $59.50. If you’d like to win a free jar from Sassy Ethnic Bohemian, just answer the following questions:

1. What are the names of the African and Indian botanicals found in this cream?

2. Who founded the Anti-Gravity Yoga Lab?

3. When was Cry Vines Activewear founded?

Send the answer to sassyethnicbohemian[at]gmail.com.

Good luck!

Fashion

What I wore to NYFW aw2014 (the anti-cute statement)

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The first day of NYFW and I was more excited about rocking my borrowed Fujifilm HS50EXR than trying to get dressed up. I guess I should mention that massive snow dump that we called the Polar Vortex as well.  Being a famous procrastinator and weirdo, I had actually messed up my awesome Cat Footwear Corinne boots just when I needed them most, then slacked on getting shoe repair done. So Fashion Week came…  and my footwear was meh. Grr… whatever. Onward!

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So the first day I spent happily comfortable in my jeans and flannel, wearing some cheap Payless slipons and H&M striped socks that I’ve had for one million years. I had an amazing spot to shoot from, too. You can see the story here. But I didn’t shoot my whole outfit. Why bother?

The next show was Desigual at Lincoln Center, the big leagues! I upped my game a tiny bit, deciding that it wasn’t really that cold. Except I forgot to take my own photo.

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This is a shot of my Chuck- Chuck bracelet, and I wore my brown velvet blazer from the Pop-up Swap meetup, but I don’t remember what else.  I was too busy gathering streetstyle photos… like this one of Alice MacLaughlin:

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How cute is she? And so happy fluffing up her crinoline. I loved her look and her joy at being where she was. You can see the rest of my streets style subjects (including Julia Lang of GeeksandFashion and SJ Berman of FashinNY) on Lucky Community.

The next thing on my agenda was the Marc Jacobs Daisy Tweet shop. It was Marc, so I pulled myself together (you know, just in case he showed up. I don’t have the biggest crush on him! no!). Also, I had friends coming with me so I had to represent myself accordingly. t worked out, because I got my photo taken and I may have been on Fox News!

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That’s me wearing my fave plaid dress over a turtleneck wrapped up in a textured cotton sweater vest from Chico’s and that gray velvet coat that I bought at a thrift store my first winter in NY. Me and Analiese (who I met when I was an intern at Janine Just Inc) both won matching Marc Jacobs Daisy pins! Read all about that here.

I had 3 days after that to catch my breath and post to Fashion Edits, and then I was back at Lincoln Center for the Art Institutes student showcase. I wore debuted my punk rock dowager look, influenced by Johnny Rotten, Miss Marple, and Cicely Tyson. It goes like this:

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Ann Taylor tweed jacket, that stripey crocheted sweater that I wrote about, J Crew tweed skirt with metallic thread woven in, stripey socks from H&M (a kajillion years old), laceup oxfords from the Underground Thrift Store $6.  The Marc Jacobs Daisy pin that I won at the Tweet Shop. I think I looked perfect.

The next thing I wore was a comment on being tired. I had on the modcloth tshirt that my daughter gave me, my bright orange Madewell cardi, dove grey Cynthia Rowley slim cut slacks, and the embroidered pirate/Jimi Hendrix looking frock coat that I got from the Pop-Up Swap meetup.

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Turns out that Dries Van Noten did embroidered coats for ss2014 His are $2,00 and change and won’t be available til April. Mine? Pretty much free. I call that a win, don’t you?

Last Day, last event, last outfit-

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The bathroom selfie! A classic… This outfit was almost rude in it’s blatant ugliness. It’s back to the punk rock dowager! But I also went ‘dress over pants’. Just to be that way. My fave leopardprint cardi over my Kate Spade cocktail dress over my black turtleneck and the reappearance of the dove grey Cynthia Rowley slacks.

Let’s look closer…

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Yes, there I was up on the stage in the VIP journalists area at The Set NYC’s Fashion Week benefit… and NO ONE spoke to me. lol! That outfit was truly spectacular, but whatever. They don’t know. And by the time they find out, I’ll be in the pages of Vogues as the newest crazy fashion it girl.