EVENT RECAP: Fashionable Friday Beauty & Style Gifting Event

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By Carlos Aparicio for Women’s Mafia

Marcy Clark and the Women’s Mafia were thrilled to host the first (of many to come) press-only Fashionable Friday Gifting Events. Celebrity Stylist Nick Arrojo (you will remember his excellent cuts and sexy accent from TLC’s What Not To Wear) hosted us at Arrojo Studio in lower Manhattan last Friday July 22nd.

A group of selected bloggers and journalists, many from the fab NYC Fashion Bloggers Meet-up group, were treated with makeovers including hair & make up treatments by the professionals at Arrojo Studio, as well as gifts from latest jewelry collection by rising-star designer J. Rudy Lewis.

The bloggers were excited to meet J. Rudy Lewis and pick a piece to wear at the event and be photographed rocking his designs. He is rapidly becoming one of the darlings of celebrity stylists, publications such as Vogue, royalty (such as Her Highness Princess Ameerah of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family) and various fashion editors.

Guests were also treated to an exclusive reading by author Lora Condon with excerpts from her recently published book SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry and afterwards they got a signed copy of SPA WARS. Lora Condon is a well-known Esthetician, Make-up artist and Beauty Industry Consultant who has been working in the beauty and spa industry for over 15 years and put together hilarious anecdotes and experiences in her book, which was recently featured in the New York Times. She is also known as the Lash Doctor for her excellence in applying fabulous lash extensions, working with clients such as the cast of Good

Morning America, among other TV and fashion shows. For the first hour of the event the Lash Doctor applied Xtreme lashes on the lucky bloggers who made it early!

It was an exciting time for all of those involved and all the girls looked beautiful with their new ‘dos and J. Rudy Lewis jewelry.Bloggers and editors at the event also got to meet Women’s Mafia Media Partner ASTONISH Magazine and sign up for their new ASTONISHBloggerati program. Women’s Mafia and Yellow Sky Agency will launch the stunning new Fashion & Art publication at this Fall’s Fashion Week.

Pop-Up Studio, a great new enterprise by photographer David Christiansen, captured the event and entertained all the guests with an authentic Photo-Studio experience. It will be the first of many collaborations with Pop-Up Studio!!!

Stay tuned for future possible Fashionable Friday’s for Women’s Mafia members!

To see more pictures from this event at PopUpStudio.com, click here

Ones To Watch: Rolling Stone “The Great 8” Unsigned Bands Photo Contest

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By Carlos Aparicio

New York photographer and director Jeff Kennedy (Kennedy Etc), popular for his imaginative use of fashion models, announced the launch of his acclaimed six-page photo spread for Rolling Stone magazine including “The Great 8” unsigned bands, competing to win the chance to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

The photographs complement a series of films directed by Jeff Kennedy, documenting each band’s musical growth and development. Kennedy’s work on the Rolling Stone cover contest comes after the Garnier Fructis Style Flies campaign, which is a video series covering some of today’s most talented musicians and their style, inspiration and influences.

“I love to collaborate with the talent, and in this case the artists were so open and eager to be creative that the approach was very effective. We truly captured each band’s personality during the shoot because they were willing to try new things”, says the artist.

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Eryn Brinié: The Art of Style

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By Saira Toppin

We all know that NYC is the place to be for fashion. This is confirmed everyday when you enter or hear about a new store with all of the “essential pieces” a woman needs to rock this city. The place that will satisfy your shopping craves is Eryn Brinié. I walked in the store recently and thought Wow. This is a really cool store. The architectural design speaks to me. It adds to the individuality of the clothing and allows a warm welcoming feel to overtake you as you explore clothing on racks. Continue reading