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MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

hello+kitty+collection MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

As you’ve probably heard, MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with the international pop culture phenomenon Hello Kitty, to create a color story that takes its cue from both the fantastical world of Hello Kitty and the glamorous fashion scene.

Somewhere between a coy girl and sexy siren, MAC Hello Kitty represents the desire in all of us to be both innocent and mischievous. More Angelina Jolie than Shirley Temple, the feisty new color collection takes its inspiration from the complex, yet elegantly feminine sensibility.

In celebration of the partnership, MAC has taken it to the stylish next level and tapped into its fashion reservoir of friends and assembled a team of 30 internationally renowned designers, to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are inspired by the Hello Kitty collection.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big CityMAC asked designers to work within the color palette of the Hello Kitty collection of black, grey, white and pink and posed the question, “What would MAC Hello Kitty wear if she were a fashionista?” Designers were given creative freedom to create pieces in their own aesthetic and on February 5th in New York, MAC unveiled the exclusive designs to the world with a global Hello Kitty cocktail party and fashion exhibit showcasing the ensembles.

It was MAC Hello Kitty Commotion! My bestie, Amber, was in attendance. Click here to get the inside scoop (and see a pic of her encounter with a certain celeb from MTV’s The City).

The MAC Hello Kitty fashion designer team includes the very talented; Blugirl, Catherine Malandrino, Charlotte Ronson, Dress33, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, General Idea – Bum Suk Choi, Giles, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Kai Kühne, Kate Sylvester, Katy England, Manish Arora, Marchesa, Miro, Opening Ceremony, Qiu Hao, Rosa Cha, Ruffian, Sang Beg Ha, Shu-Chi Huang, Sinha Stanic, Tadashi Shoji, The Blonds, threeasFOUR, Vicente Villarin, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen, and Zimmermann.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

The MAC Hello Kitty designs will be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. On Monday February 9, 2009 at 10:00pm EST, the MAC Hello Kitty charity auction will go live on eBay. To bid on these exclusive designer creations, please visit ebay.com/machellokitty. Bidding will be open internationally and will remain live for ten days. Payment will be accepted through major credit cards only, via PayPal. The auction will close on February 19, 2009 at the same time it began.

The MAC Hello Kitty color and accessory collection will launch on February 12, 2009.

Superbowl Spa Day at Bliss

superbown+nail+decals Superbowl Spa Day at Bliss
On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers will meet in Tampa Bay for Superbowl XLIII.

If you’re a fan of either team, you could wear your team pride on your fingernails – with . Or you could take a page from this uber-fan’s playbook – and take the “tramp stamp” to a whole nuther level.

classy+steelers+fan Superbowl Spa Day at Bliss
Classy.

If you’re bitter – like me – because your team won’t play on Sunday (my Philadelphia Eagles choked in the NFC Championship Game*) or don’t give a kitty about football at all, Bliss has some great alternative activities planned

superbowl+facials+bliss Superbowl Spa Day at Bliss

*Though I’m upset that my Eagles won’t represent in Sunday’s game, I still have much love for: Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins. I ain’t mad at ya, boys!

Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!

linda+harding Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!Philadelphia esthetician Linda Harding has turned teacher. After 14 years in the business, Linda is shifting gears. Her new Hit The Ground Running Esthetician’s Workshop was created to give novice and nervous estheticians a competitive edge in the spa industry.

Linda spoke with the owners and manager of the top six Philadelphia-area spas, and asked them to list the qualities that are most desirable in an esthetician seeking employment. The answers she heard most frequently were: passion, dedication, clear skin, excellent customer service abilities, and professional demeanor.

To help a new generation of estheticians properly prepare to enter the job market, Linda created Hit The Ground Running, a worshop divided into two modules. The first session teaches students about different spa environments, which personality types are compatible with those environments, how to articulately answer interview questions, and sales.

estheticians Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!The second half of the workshop is a hands-on module in facial and waxing techniques. Linda also trains students on advanced machinery, such as light therapy and microdermabrasion.

“Most esthetic schools provide you with an excellent theoretical foundation, however they don’t really prepare you for the spa industry and they don’t tell you what to do to get hired,” says Linda. “The bottom line is that you touch people for a living: emotionally and physically. If you don’t know how, you will not keep clients and as the word spreads, you will not get clients. Right now, the industry is in a lull – like most businesses in the country. However, estheticians who are good continue to work steadily. This lull in the market allows beginners to sharpen their skills and make themselves more competitive and marketable. The lull is a good thing. It makes the playing ground more even. After completing this workshop, participants will feel confident and secure enough to get the job they most desire.”

The cost for this one-day workshop (approximately 8 hours) is $350; included in this cost is a separate 60 minute, one-on-one consultation with Linda; during this private session, students can seek extra counseling or training on their weakest areas.

Mention Spoiled Pretty when you sign up for Hit The Ground Running and you will enjoy a 20% discount.

For more information and to enroll in the workshop, call Linda at 215.796.3520 or click here to send a message to her inbox.

Free Skincare Consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross – Free Facials Too!)

dr+gross Free Skincare Consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross   Free Facials Too!)
Free consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross, Manhattan dermatologist and creator of MD Skincare.

Date: January 21, 2009
Time: 4pm-7pm
Details: Complimentary consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross and a complimentary MD Skincare facials performed by MD Skincare estheticians (a $200 value)

Beauty Level, Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Contact Info: 212.872.2795, appointments are required (there is NO qualifying purchase necessary to have the consultation or the facial)

HAPPY Holidays, From Clinique

 HAPPY Holidays, From Clinique
This weekend, Clinique is spreading holiday good cheer. Friday, December 12th marks the beginning of Clinique’s Happy Weekend! To kick it off and in an effort to “pay it forward” and bring happiness and good will to consumers, Clinique will be brandishing shoppers with Random Acts of Happiness at the Happy Weekend Hospitality Tent in key cities across the country (New York, Chicago and Miami*) – because we could all use a little joy and happiness this holiday season.

 HAPPY Holidays, From CliniqueAt the Happy Weekend Hospitality Tents, Clinique Happy Santa and Elves will present passersby with free hot chocolate, cookies, Happy candy canes and complimentary gift wrapping (regardless of where the gifts were purchased).

Clinique counters nationwide will be gifting free iPods to lucky consumers chosen from those who enter to win, regardless of whether they have purchased a Clinique product. Happy elves will also be on the look out for anyone who needs assistance, whether it is crossing the street or helping people get into taxis.

 HAPPY Holidays, From CliniqueClinique will also reunite with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the country, to ensure that those less fortunate have many opportunities to smile this holiday season. Beyond donating monies, Clinique will give the children and their moms something to be happy about. This year, the children will have the opportunity to gift their moms a Clinique makeover on Happy Weekend, along with a full year supply of skin care and makeup that has been customized for her needs. In addition, Clinique will join the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters at their annual holiday party on December 13th in New York City and will bring along a Clinique Happy Santa to deliver presents to all.

Clinique Holiday Cards designed by children of Big Brothers Big Sisters are available on clinique.com while supplies last. Also log on to catch “The Ten Days of Happiness” where Clinique will share a happy thought daily – send to your friends and loved ones and create a virtual happy moment.

*Happy Weekend Hospitality Tent locations and hours

New York City:
Friday, December 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GM Building Plaza (Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets)

Chicago:
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue)

Miami:
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dadeland Mall (7303 SW 88th Street)

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