Posts Written On December 11, 2012

Blow out with Keranique

With an unusually warm Dec night comes all things wonderful. I stopped by Tribeca salon Pas De Deux to see the new Keranique products for 2013. I have previously reviewed and tried that hair line and loved the results.

The original packaging above

The new and sleeker packaging for 2013

Their styling products combined in the right way gave me the most wonderful blow out full of volume and shine.

Keranique is a hair care lined designed to help woman stimulate their hair for regrowth.

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Taste & Tour The New Harlem from @PlantMe



Event hosts: Art in Flux Harlem, Pop-Up Gallery; ArtCrawl Harlem™ Taste Harlem Food and Cultural Tours. Highlights Harlem’s Growing Art and Culinary Scene.
WHEN: SAT. DECEMBER 15, 2012, 1-4pm.
WHERE: Tour begins:  Studio Museum in Harlem 144 West 125th StreetNew York 
PURCHASE TICKETS:  $25 online, here
WHO & WHAT:   
ART: Stops include the Studio Museum in Harlem, Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center andArt in Flux Harlem for artist meet and greets at Art Enology, a special exhibit of original wine bottles and wine inspired art.  Tips from experts on how to incorporate art and wine into your festivities by wine experts and artists, hosting a lively talk celebrating wine as a fluid source of inspiration.
WINE: Harlem Wine Gallery and Art in Flux Harlem will offer tastings.
FOOD: Guests will enjoy celebrated food and wine pairings at each venue from famed local Harlem restaurants and noted chefs. 
Art in Flux Harlem, 1961 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (7th Ave.) at 118th Street, in New York, New York.  Art in Flux Harlem is an art movement in Harlem’s public spaces, creating positive use for vacant locations merging art, commerce and community, founded by Leanne Stella.
Famed wine photographer and “Bliss” screensaver artist, Charles O’Rear; 
 Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 40 under 40, Craft Futures artist, Joshua DeMonte;Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist, Shantell Martin,
plus 20 internationally recognized Artists in an original exhibit of mixed media art interpreting wine and wine bottles, curated and produced by Souleo, known for his curated shows and events for the New York Public Library and Danny Simmons.
Souleo relates, “Wine has been celebrated and stored artistically for centuries for spiritual rituals, religious ceremonies, medicinal purposes and social occasions. Art Enology artists have tapped into this history, and inspired by ordinary wine bottles, have created original and collectible paintings, sculpture and film for new dialogues.”
Event sponsors include: 
Simone International/Papi Wines, and Cuisine Noir magazine. 
 a full roster of bi-weekly art and wine events into January 2013
For more info:

Welcome to @TopShop Wonderland

Topshop’s Edited space will become a glittering Winter Wonderland for Christmas 2012, under the direction and imagination of designer Emma Cook.

A festive variety of clothing, stocking fillers, and Emma Cook’s own Christmas collection for Topshop will be on sale within a surreal setting true to Emma’s signature playful style. Vivid pink Christmas trees and pink pineapples covered in twinkling fairy lights offer an alternative to the traditional Christmas grotto, while the windows will be wrapped in surreal photo-montages of donkeys, guinea pigs and raccoons wearing crowns and surrounded by baubles and holly.

Topshop items include faux fur stoles, beanie hats and ear muffs for keeping warm in the chilly nights, while glitter nail varnishes, shimmer dust posts and embellished collars are perfect for the party season. Ideal stocking fillers include key rings, illustration books from Rob Ryan and sleigh bells.

Amongst these will sit Emma’s collection for Topshop made up of cute knits, dresses, decorations and quirky presents. Candy pink and mint green crew neck jumpers have a racoon or owl print across the front, mittens spread Christmas cheer with the words ‘jingle bells’ on them and a sweater, scarf and stockings are festooned with Santa’s reindeer names. A shiny scrunched foil wrapping and ribbon photo-real print appearrs on a make-up bag, notebook and a satin swing dress. Christmas gifts take the form of a fun rabbit shaped soap on a rope wearing a metallic crown and a duvet cover with a sleeping deer printed in the corner.

To celebrate the opening of the Wonderland, from 5pm gift wrapping in Emma Cook Topshop printed paper and ribbon will be available to all shoppers, and bright pink candy floss will be given out and a specially selected festive playlist by Emma Cook will be played to ensure customers get into the Christmas spirit.

” I totally love Christmas and this is just the perfect project to be given. ” Emma Cook

Prices: $6 -$240 USD
Stores: Oxford Circus, New York and
Opening launch dates: New York 6th December

British born designer Emma graduated with an MA from Central Saint Martins before launching her own label in 2001. With an increasing global fanbase, her collections are stocked worldwide, including Net-a-Porter, Harvey Nichols and Opening Ceremony. She has been working with Topshop since 2006 and this is her eighth collection for the brand.