events, Fashion, fragrance, Summer

in which we go to the Tommy Bahama #IslandLifeOasis event and get water shoes and perfume


Ok, so we’re a little scrambled up around here due to NYFW and everything? BUT I had to tell you about this right away. I got invited to the launch of Tommy Bahama’s fragrance Island Life, and since it was such a fun winter break for me…well, I had to take a break from our NYC winter to get you in the summer mood, too.

Mai Tais all around!


First off, remember that shopping event I had earlier this month at Intimacy? Well, as an Intimacy insider I earned a little ching ching that night! I made enough to purchase my heart’s desire- the Andora 3D molded  bra from Simone Perele ($89). It’s pretty, but practicel. It offers immoveable support so that you’re not bouncing around all day damaging delicate breast tissue and making them sag. I love it so much. It’s the first really good bra that I’ve ever owned.


Once I had my super perfect bra on and everything was hoisted up into the right places, I was ready to get those winter layers on in order to venture out into the Arctic winds of Brooklyn to go to th Island Life Oasis event. Over my grey BDG tshirt (which I bough on sale in 2012) I wore my fave graphic Kensie Clothing sweater and some random black leggings with my calf-warming Corinne boots from Cat Footwear ($210).

Then I layered my new Desigual Winnie scarf ($39) with a $5 print street table scarf and a peachybuff colored nylon scarf from REPurposingNOLA ($20) to make sure no stray breezes gave me a sore throat. My mom would be proud. I threw on my ever-present LL Bean Freeport field jacket ($59.99) under my fave thirift store grey velvet overcoat. I threw all my neccessaries in my Snake Charmer hobo bag from Kensie Clothing ($66) and headed out.


Once I made it to Manhattan, it was a short walk to warmth and rumbased drinks. While I actually gave up sugar and bread for Lent, I decided that I was gonna eat and drink whatever they had and just try to do better the next day.

It’s winter and I refuse to be a party pooper.

Anyway- Those Mai Tais were as delicious as they look, featuring gorgeous edible flowers and they were handed to us by cute male bartenders in Tommy Bahama checked shirts who like to flirt. Sigh, I was warmer already.    islandoasis3

The beach theme was reinforced by sand sculptures created by Matt Long of Can You Dig It. In true Tommy Bahama style (life is one long weekend, so relax), Matt is a professional sandman who has won awards for his work and has been on The Today Show and was featured in O Magazine. For this event, he creted giant sandy versions of the Island Life fragrance botttles in front of a summery backdrop of surf-worthy waves. More bottles of the fragrance were scattered throughout the sand pit. islandoasis2

After surveying Matt’s work (while drinking a Mai Tai at top speed) I was introduced to the SurfSet Fitness paddleboard setup. Everyone who attended was invited to gettheir surf on with a professional instructor. Being super nosy, I asked tons of questions while wobbling my way through my first ever surfing session (no water? no problem!). Our instructor Aaron Throuvenin actually played pro basketball in Australia and had some injuries that prevented him from playing. He and his wife were avid surfers, and they were able to turn that passion into their brand ambassadorship at SurfSet here in New York. islandoasis4

After more Mai Tais, eating tons of hor d’ouevres and chatting up Tillie Eze of Style Cartel and Max Twitty of Gents Among Men, I was sent home with a bag full of sultry summer fragrance…

The Island Life fragrance for women is everything you could wish for. It has a citrusy freshness that dries down into a warm sensual scent that leaves you sniffing your wrist over and over again. Designed by perfumers Frank Voelkl and Ilias Ermenidis who were inspired by ‘the mystery and adventure of the island getaway’. The Island Life for men is a blend of bergamot and tarragon top notes and soft cedarwood will make you lean all the way in if he wears it. It smells that deliciously sexy in such a subtle way.

I have literally been spraying Island Life for her on my wrist and neck every morning and before bed every night since the event.


I’ve also been wearing these Easy Wave water shoes ($9.95) that were provided for paddleboard students at the event. Well, they were in a basket and I liked them so I just bogarted them to cover the hole in my favorite sock (ok, I have had that pair of socks since 2007, and they come up over my boots) and was immediately seduced. So comfortable! I’ve been wearing them around the house and can’t wait to put them into my style rotation for Spring and Summer. 2


Island Life for her is avaliable as a (deliciously scented) eau de toilette spray. The 3.4 ounce size is $78. Don’t mess with little bottles, just get the big one. You won’t be sorry. The bottle is beautiful and features a gorgeously textured beaten faux gold cap.

Island Life for him  is $70 for a 3.4 ounce bottle of sculpted glass with woveb rattan elements in the cap and label. A masculine square shape that will sit comfortably on the dresser, where it will show off your amazing taste in fragrance.

Next Up: Disney’s new Cinderella movie review!

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

aw2015, beauty, Fashion, MBFW, NYFW

NYFW Review: Son Jung Wan shows a romantic, colorful vision for aw2015

Son Jung Wan‘s aesthetic has twisted into a colorful, disco tinged, ladyfest for aw2015.

Dresses:sjw1Everything was covered up. The message? A new modesty is hitting fashion. I loved the fuschia fox fur coat with fox fur trim and knit detail in photo 1 so much that I could see myself throwng a yellow belt around the waist and wear it is as a dress with a white tshirt underneath.

Photos 2 to 4 demontsrate the just below knee length hemline of the 50’s that isnpired Son Jung Wan‘s collection. The brown lambswool overcoat in a sort of herringbone pattern and lambskin trim on the collar is another item that I’d wear as a dress. Is it just me? It has such a sweet swing to the skirt, and a forgiving a-line shape.

The taupe fur coat with rex fur sleeves in a ball shape and knit detail is another winner. Along with this brown wool dress with knit collar detail. All you need is a pair of pumps and maybe a pretty scarf to look pulled together with these clothes. The have a fluid shaping that spells ease and comfort for the wearer.


Calf length skirts, nipped in waists, sequins and jeweltones referenced the glamour of the 30s and 50s, but in such a new, modern and feminine way. Son Jung Wan created suits that are more than just business. An absolute showstopper was the gold wool jacket with fox fur trim collar with an orange wool skirt with gold trim in photo 2. So movie star. It would be insane if this didn’t hit a Red Carpet next awards season.


Pants were sometimes fluid, but the prevailing cut was slim. An absolute knockout were the silver and black sequin pants in photo 3. Short jackets showed off the line onf the lower body while adding drama and heft to the top. Fur is a defnite trend for the aw2015 season and Son Jung Wan used sumptuous fox, beaver and rex to create her chubby jackets for the collection.



As opposed to the dress-like coats that we’ve already talked about, SJW showed a range of glorious overcoats in jeweltones and one crisp and proper brown and grey plaid. You can definitely see the influence of Gordon Parks‘ photos on the collection. This is pure retro-rich. Aspirational, and exemplifies the phrase ‘dressing up’.


Fur coats in a range of colors accentuated lady-like femininity. You could see yourself wearing the thinnest leathergloves with these and sweeping into some opulent dining room breathless with cold and smiling through red lined lips. Very 50s, with the strong color adding a dose of Velvet Goldmine ere rockstar style.

 Evening:sjw6  Undeniably sparkly is the way to go for night in this collection. The restrained and covered up tailoring makes the sequins metallic wool cloth less sensational. It’s elegantly shimmery, starlike. the kind of shine that looks loveley as you move sit across from someone at a candle lit table. And these pieces are made for sedate romps on the dancefloor. There’s nothing to inhibit movement or ease. It’s the most comfortable glamour going.



The men are the real peacocks in this collection. Very 70s, more Shaft (co-incidentally directed by photographer Gordon Parks) than Fred Astaire. The men’s clothing comes off as ruggedly dandyish as Son Jung Wan created bulky coat silhouettes in the same tones and colors as the women’s collections- but with way more tough swagger. These are super glammed out 70s looks. From the wool turtleneck with short motostyle jacket in violet wool, to the orange wool pants with gold wool stripe down the center pleat.



Celebrities who attended the show were Kelly Bensimmon and Kelly Rutherford (in Son Jung Wan)


Gene Simmons’ kids Nick & Sophie Simmons pictured here with designer Son Jung Wan.

The show was styled by Deborah Watson from Walter Schupfer Management. Hair was done by Laurent D for Prive and makeup was created by Miyaki Okamato for Shisheido.

Next Up: Event! The Tommy Bahama #IslandLifeOasis fragrance launch!

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

So many things come to mind when I hear the word “Reward.”. It’s that word that I secretly cherish the most as in- I will do this and then my REWARD will be…’. I admit to having a pavlovian response to that word. My eyes open wide, and I start salivating knowing that I will do whatever it takes to win.

So bad.

As a blogger? Reward is easy… it’s packages of beauty products and clothing. It’s emails and it’s numbers. For Christmas and Valentine’s Day I got more ‘presents’ from pr companies than I ever got from family or sweathearts. But as a human being, down at the very most basic level a reward is a moment of quiet and serenity with no one watching.


This was the best reward I had all month, just enjoying the snow from my warm apartment in East Flatbush with a magazine and a homemade (deliciously thick) bowl of blackbean soup. I was home and dry, and that was enough.

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

aw2015, Fashion, Fashion Show, MBFW, NYFW, Runway

NYFW Review: Desigual’s World of Creativity brings bohemian patterns worn by Behati Prinsloo and brand ambassador Chantelle Winnie

I love Desigual shows, I can’t even lie – I’m like a little kid when the invitation comes. I love the color, the music, and how they really work to delight the audience. It’s like going to the circus- you never forget how amazing it is and you can’t wait to go again.


There are always celebs in the audience, and this season was no different. Katie Holmes dropped in wearing a floral print Desigual dress with a sleek moto jacket. Adriana Lima shone in white Desigual coat and dress. Even Nigel Barker of the Face was there with wife Cristen.


Rapper Drake gave a hearty hug to Desigual Brand Ambassador Chantelle Winnie, who’s journey to the runway is an inspiration for all. While her features are beautiful, legs long and hair bountiful- Chantelle has vitiglio, a disease that creates a piebald pattern of dark and light skin. Here she wears Desigual’s swirling A-line dress with their embroidered burgundy carry all tote.


Behati Prinsloo opened the show in this embroidered bohemian folk-print coat that brimmed with life and vivacity. It’s a great statement coat and the cocoon shape is on trend for this coming year’s season. The folk-print was also extended to a bulky knit sweater with built up shoulders and a loose funnel neck, as well as on a slim maxi and mini-dress (the maxi is worn under the print sweater).

Desigual Fall 2015 34a

Look 34, in a strong Scandinavian print, is a cocoon-like wool tunic with a cowl neck that looks rich. This was actually a trend back in the 80s, sweaters that didn’t just skim the body, but created dramatic shapes on their own. pair this with leggings, tights that echo or contrast with the colors, or a slim pair of corduroys and you’re out the door in seconds without stress.


These brightly colored Nordic prints make me think of pixels. The runway styling shows how you make these bold prints work. Pairing the Nordic print sweater, now morphed into two prints side-by-side, over a floral print satin tulip skirt is genius. It’s so crazy that it instantly works, and you can take the same route of matching your boots to a color in the print. The sweater is thrown carelessly over a jumpsuit with forest green silky pants and a knit Mexican print top, with a forest green satchel bag and yellow ankle boots. easy chic.  Black on black is ok, but if you can juggle color like an artist? That’s REAL.


A little calmer are the free-form graphic print pieces that remind me of watercolors bleeding together or oil pooling on top of water. I am devoted to the puffer jacket in the center.


This is something that I’ve seen from Desigual before. The naive circle motif is a classic that works as well on a classic shift dress as on a tailored overcoat or a slim pencil skirt. If you’re afraid of the more outre prints, then you can always stick with this safer look.


The abstract ink stripe print pieces had me immediately. These are so sophisticated! The faux fur bomber jacket and the tunic dress are so plush that I could see the rich and touchable texture from my seat. I’m adoring the little A-line dress with slit pockets, which can be thrown on with a cardigan, tights and boots.


The next movement introduced velvet, as rich and touchable as the faux fur. The Velvet is imprinted with a baroque floral motif and then cut into a smoking jacket and wide leg trouser. Re-done in mustard the velvet trousers are then paired with a simple shell blouse emblazoned with a primitive floral print. Extend that print to a drop waist jersey dress- and imaging tying the burgundy smoking jacket around it.


For those who refuse to try color, they got you. This pullover sweater and geometric pattern skirt? Purely monochrome, unless you count shades of grey (wink). This wool-blend chain printed poncho could be your go to for insta-style, and who can resist a classic Cubist geo-print shift dress? All in no-color at all.


the show ended with a bang, with Behati coming back to model this Renaissance floral stiff satin jumpsuit with one shoulder floral embroidery sash. Hello? Knockout. You can also get this print on a sick little puffer vest (imagine this just casually done with a slouchy white tee and torn jeans? my heart…) and A-line skirt and this adorable drop waist dress.

Sigh… wake up, go back to reality dreaming of these Christian Lacroix designed pieces, waiting ntil the circus comes again.

Of note:


If you buy nothing else from this company, a Desigual coat should be the one thing you invest in. Why? The shape is pure femme and the pattern is pure luxury. They do GREAT coats. for aw2015, you’ll be looking for this midnight blue and teal baroque motif coat that just gleams. Or this circle print blazer dress coat with yellow accents. This black and mustard coat with baroque embroidery and quilted sleeves updates that tired olive green and black sleeved jacket that everyone has. You can wear that one under this new one and spiff up for 2015.


I wanted to pay special attention to the pants in the show- if you’re transitioning from skinny jeans, you may want to check out these woven trousers. Still slim and sleek, but a little more umph than a jean.


Chiara Legittimo of Desigual styled the show, while Langley Fox Hemingway designed the ethereal Cocteau inspired set. Hair was supervised by Edward Lampley and Gordon Espinet led the MAC pro team to create the naturalistic makeup.

Live the dream- check out the runway video:

Desigual AW2015 runway video

Next up: Son Jung Wan’s romantic tour de force

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Accessories, beauty, events, Fashion, makeup, NYFW, personal style, shoes, Style, winter

NYFW Clothing Diary- what I wore in the freezing cold to go to the last MBFW at Lincoln Center

The only thing worse than going to Fashion Week in the dead of winter is not being invited to go to Fashion Week in the dead of winter. It’s the best time to see your friends, catch up on favorite brands, peoplewatch and shoot streetsyle, and try to make professional connections. If you’re not invited to anything, you may as well pull down your blog and go get a job.

Let’s get on with it…

Day One:


the moment of truth arrived and I had not lost the weight that I wanted so my choices were limited. I decided to go with nerdchic layers mixing thrift store pieces with brand presents. The scarf and skirt are from last winter, and the tights are from Jack’s 99 World (.99). I layered on a Citizen Ciao Victoria Bay tshirt ($38) and my fave red Kensie Clothing high-low cardigan and then my LL Bean Freeport field jacket ($59). Finished off a dark grey wool beanie, a long stripey scarf around my neck and these Irenea Cat Footwear booties ($120) on my feet. The black and white bag is the Speedy from Kensie ($87.95).

I did a neutral eye (Aveda Allspice and Golden Cypress petal essence eyeshadows), heavy black eyeliner (Makeup Forever ink liner with butterLONDON Wink eye pencil in Union Jack Black ) and Rimmel London Scandaleyes mascara. Tata Harper Voluminous lip & cheek tint in Very Naughty ($35) put apples in my cheeks, and I went with a red lip (Makeup Forever Aqualip pencil in C19, Stila Liquid Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Fiery, and Rozge lipgloss in Barcelona) because that felt right.


Ran into Rhea Santos of Sew Stylish Rhea and Glasgow (Dynel) Skinner of My Life On and Off the Guest List. So much fun! I ended up sitting near Glasgow at the Desigual show, which never happens.


The Desigual ‘World of Creativity’ show was electric. I can’t wait to get that written up. In the audience were Katie Holmes, Drake, and model Adriana Lima. On the runway was Behati Prinsloo and Desigual brand ambassador Chantelle Winnie.


After the show we ambled over the Tide Fashion Closet where stylist Jennifer Eve Eisner (photo 1) was on hand to tell everyone about clothing maintenance and closet organization. I trust her. She had on real Valentino Garavani studded ballet slippers in neon green and said she wore them with everything (see them in photo 2).

They gave away cups of Blue Print Cleanse juice and bags of Tide Detergent pods. It was one of the most popular places to sit since they had this great white leather furniture and a charging station. I met Lorna Solana of The Fabulous Report, and Angela of The Little Black SuitcaseSarah Jessica Parker walked by, as did Bethann Hardison and Lynn Yaeger. That Tide corner was the hotspot. meanwhile we were all just sitting there drinking free juice and laughing at She Has Had It.

Day Two:


I had to get to a show at 10 am, but I thought it was a presentation. I woke up late, almost didn’t leave the house, then finally got dressed and ran out. Forgot my hat, hair actually froze. Forgot gloves, not enough layers. Hated my makeup.


Then I missed the show. Technically this outfit doesn’t exist. BUT check out my full length selfi thanks to my voice activated Samsung Galaxy S5 Active cameraphone! Did you guys notice? So now, as long as I remember to get it done, I’ll be doing full length selfies.

Day Three: 


Ok, THIS time I was going to make my show. Woke up early, showered, ate cracked bulgur wheat and everything. I wore my grey velvet coat that I bought in a thrift store in 2010, and the SUPRA Footwear Cuttler sneakers ($75) from the day before. A white button down shirt showed under a v-necked woven sweater from Kensie Clothing, both haphazardly tucked into a pair of LL Bean Trueshape Denim slimfit jeans ($59). I added a red jade Lisa Hoffman Beauty tunisian neroli fragrance bracelet ($65) to pick up the red in my sweater and lips. I brushed  Probelle Beauty Richness on my nails, accenting with Feeling Sexy (red, again). I gave myself a retro smokey eye with my Kevyn Aucoin ($42) and then just ran out the door.


I managed to make it to Son Jung Wan, but I ended up not having a seat. That turned out to be a good thing because I was able to see the whole runway. the show was colorful, full of fur and sparkles. That’s also going to be reviewed here soon. Kelly Rutherford, Kelly Bensimmon, and Gene Simmons’ kids Nick and Sophie were also in the audience.


It snowed on the way home.

Day Five:


I didn’t have any Sunday events, so we jump ahead a  day to Monday the 16th. It was just a blogger lounge where brands want to meet ‘influencers’ so I wasn’t going to dress up. I grabbed my LL Bean tumbled leather Lounger boots ($249) which are super warm and go so well with my favorite crazy socks from Jacks 99 World (.99). I wore a great, drapey, soft Eric + Lani tshirt over a sweatshirt and under a rabbit fur jacket from the thrift storea nd my l bean jacket. Those sweat pants were $16 at Rainbow last summer. The bag is a faux snakeskin hobo from Kensie ($87.95)


My favorite discovery at TechStyle Lounge was this UME Drive bracelet (4 for $100), and my second favorite was this Selfie Stage from Stylinity ($19.99 and it has a suction cup on the back!)  for hands-free selfies.


Stopped by Key Food and bought provisions. I was out of leeks. That is the last bread that I can eat until after Lent. I am so sad about that- but this was my last sandwich, so…


It was so good. So, so , sooooooooooooooooooo good.


Day Five:


Yeah, it was cold and I was tired. It was snowing, too. So I stayed home and made red bean soup and looked at all the loot that I’d managed to accrue. We’ll talk about that later.

Day Six:

Photographed loot, ate soup, posted NYFW Streetsyle to blog.

Day Seven: 

I got invited to see Cinderella!!!! Just randomly. So I trooped back over to Lincoln center to hangout with him and two male models at the screening. Fate, karma, serendipity.


I had to step it up a little- and for me that always mean breaking out the Escada jacket. I did a polka dot Eric + Lani longsleeved tshirt under a striped punk rock mohair sweater and bravely wore leggings (ok, I had two pairs of leggings on). I wore my LL Bean jacket under the Escada and my Cat Footwear Irenea boots.I wore my fave brass snake bracelet, Lia Sophia earrings, and this Brazilian Begonia bracelet ($75)

Bag of the day was this peachy pink number from Kensie Clothing which has a fun separate zippered compartment in the front to keep things like your Lucky magazine from getting all crumpled. The color of this bag matches the color of the Lucky logo on this month’s Lupita Nyon’go covered issue, too. It also went perfectly with my Desigual scarf (everyone who attended the NYFW show got one).



I wore my hot pink beanie and the scarf that Desigual gave everyone at the show (it’s so pretty!). The great thing about cold weather is that I feel comfortable putting on makeup. I did a fast makeover using Susan Posnick colorflo mineral makeup brushes and colorcorrect highlighting and concealing pencil. I used Aveda Aubergine and Golden Cypress petal essence eyeshadows, Makeup Forever Ink Liner ($23) and my bullet shaped Ellis Faas E401 mascara with a little Origins GinZing brightening mascara.

Same red lip, same red products: Tata Harper Voluminous lip & cheek tint in Very Naughty ($35) put apples in my cheeks, Makeup Forever Aqualip pencil in C19, Stila Liquid Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Fiery, and Rozge lipgloss in Barcelona). After years of feeling not qualified- I have hit my red lip stride.


I adored Cinderella (review coming up later, don’t worry!). The costumes were heavenly. The sets were perfect, and if the script and acting weren’t great- let’s remember that this is for kids. I adored Cate Blanchet as Lady Tremaine the Wicked Stepmother. Her wardrobe alone is worth the ticket price. I loved how the whole story revolves around making the right shoe choice. The glass slipper on display in the lobby made me think of these adorable Ami Clubwear single sole tropical print pumps that it was too cold to wear.


Next up: Desigual World of Creativity show review!

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Fashion, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Still fashion obsessed for my Weekly Photo Challenge submission since NYFW just ended.

The ‘rule of thirds‘ becomes something subconscious after awhile and if you care about photos at all you find yourself doing it everywhere. I don’t even think about doing anymore…nyfwlooks7

The emphasis of this photo is the line of people in front of the beige wall. They’re even separated from the rest of the image by the white line of flooring in front of them. They are an unbroken line straight to the back of the image. and it’s the least cluttered part of the photo. the tension comes from the pinballing models all over the other 2/3rds.

*shot at Lincoln Center during the aw2015 Son Jun Wan runway show with my trusty Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

Fashion, mercedes benz fashion week, new york fashion week, streetstyle, Style

NYFW Streetstyle- Lincoln Center, NOLCHA Fashion Lounge, TechSTYLE Lounge

So obviously all regular programming is pre-empted for NYFW coverage.

I’m going to admit to starting with the easiest thing- Streetstyle. NYFW is a great time for catching glimpses of people that you only see in magazines wearing clothes that you may or may not want for yourself.

My Streetstyle rule? Whatever works.

 Day One:nyfwstreetstyle1

1& 2 Spotted: blogger Hannah Stoudemire of the blog I ADORED the vintage look that she was wearing so boldly at NOLCHA Fashion Lounge in the Fogo de Chao restaurant. The green coat was true vintage, and the jewels on her wrist and bag were a boldy colorful choice that was delightful.

3. Random person posing for photographers outside of Lincoln Center. Note how bundled up everyone else was. I’m not crazy about this look, it’s kind of cheap? But she got attention, so who cares, right?

4. Lynn Yaeger. After 5 years of randomly running into her, I finally got up the nerve to ask for a photo. LITERALLY chased the woman down.

Day Two:


1. Cute coat, outfit mostly makes sense in cold weather. Clean, strong look- stylish, but not catering to mass market tastes.

2. Pure Forever 21.

3. FUR!!! FUR!!! FUR!!! Is in right now.

4. I loved this outfit- chic, elegant, but pushing some envelopes. What she’s doing looks effortless, but takes an eye for line and subtlety. I want her outfit.


I was on line for the Son Jung Wan show in back of her. This is so… it has charm and sweetness, but the silver foil knife pleated skirt is daggers. Love. And the corset-tied powder pink bag. I forgot to ask her name, though!!!


I was leaving the show when I saw Kelly Rutherford come out of the back stage area. I just follwed and stood to the side snapping with my Samsung Galaxy S5Active like, ‘oh, me? I’m just chillin…’. She was wearing one of my favorite pieces from the ss2015 collection, too. Yaaaaaassssss, Kelly! Werk!


I also had two NYFW giveaways!!

1. The overnight V-Day beauty bag won by Brittany R. Tom and her friend Rosie in the hallway at Lincoln Center before Son Jung Wan. (JUST FYI- I made a few substitutions for products I couldn’t part with , like my Derma E Vitamin E Intensive Ttherapy hand creme, the Susan Posnick colorcoated mascara, the Ojon rare blends Tamer, and the Jo Mousselli Skin Renewing Concealer. I’m generous, not crazy).

2. This is what real New Yorkers look like when it’s cold. These nice ladies gave me a Valentine, so I gave them one. They were working on a art project that involved handing out numbered cards and at 8pm you could win a Valentine’s Day prize. In return I handed them the lovely Tata Harper Voluminizing Lip & Cheek Tint duo in Very Nice and Very Naughty. Smiles all around.

Day Three:


The last event that I managed to attend was the TechSTYLE blogger lounge at Bumble & bumble on 13th Street.

1. Lorie del Mundo of Janine Just Inc was running around looking supercute in this Yumi Kim floral romper with square hoop earrings from Meredith Marks.

2. This girl got me to download the the Stylinity app, but I was more interested in her outfit. Cute, no? For a dinner date, hair up, maybe borrow Lorie’s earrings.

3. Meredith Marks stackable rings– I really liked these.

4. Author Elena Murzello got all Audrey on us! We chatted a bit about her sweet book, The Love List Guide to Getting Who You Want but I was so taken with her edgy/lady style (the oversized statement necklace turns the Audrey steraotype on it’s ear) that I had to take her photo.

5. I liked this guy’s hat and glasses combo, so I snapped him. Turns out Dude is half of the duo that created the Ume Drive (a wristband with a usb storage card implanted in it). He’s wearing on in this photo, the bright orange band.

Not a bad group, right?

Next Up: What I wore to NYFW and what happened to me there

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian