Halloween The HPNOTIQ Way

After a summer of fun in the sun, the holiday season is finally here, kicking off with every HPNOTIQ girl’s favorite night on the town– Halloween.

So whether you’ll be rocking the extra big bump-it to be your sexiest Snooki or memorizing all the words to Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” (as if we all haven’t already), HPNOTIQ has the perfect cocktails for you and your girls to take any costume party to the next level.

Starting with this cute little slushie for the bad girl in all of us:

Hpnotiq Little Devil
1 1/2 cups Frozen Black or Blueberries
1 ounce Raspberry Vodka
2 ounces Hpnotiq
3 ounces White Grape Juice
2 pieces of dried mango
black, orange or icing sugar for rim

Puree berries with vodka and place in freezer to thicken. Add ice, Hpnotiq and white grape juice to blender and blend until thick. Rim a large glass with sugar and spoon in Hpnotiq mixture on the bottom, then add a layer of berry mixture and continue until glass is full. Garnish with the dried Mango as devil horns.

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Ladies We Love: DJ Mia Moretti and Electric Violinist Caitlin Moe

We first mentioned our love for the hot DJ and electric violinist duo of Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe during New York Fashion Week when the girls played at the Alice + Olivia presentation, but Moretti and Moe have been blowing up the party circuit since they first got together in the summer of 2009.

With an exciting mix of hits including Lady Gaga, La Roux, and MGMT, DJ Mia spins out our favorite dance hits while Caitlin accompanies the music with a jazz-like synergy– and this isn’t your grandmother’s violin lessons, but a rhythmic celebration that is sure to get your body moving on the dance floor!

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Be The Life Of The Party With Homemade HPNOTIQ Cupcakes

Can’t find a Cupcake shop that will make specialty HPNOTIQ treats for you? No problem! We’ve got a recipe that is easy to bake for any of your HPNOTIQ party ideas…

These eye catching sweets will definitely impress your friends! And with that exotic fruit flavor you know and love, the Betty Crocker in you is bound to be the life of the party!

Below you’ll find step by step instructions but, of course, there’s room to make these bad boys your own. Feel free to have some fun with the design! Whether you’re going with a classic white frosting or deciding to get creative and attempt the fun HPNOTIQ logo, check out your local party store for event specific party favors to add to the top of the cupcakes. Celebrating your best friend’s bachelorette party? Make her feel extra special by adding a mini tiara into the top of hers!

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LA Fashion Week with Anthony Franco

Us HPNOTIQ girls have been on the move this Fall conquering one Fashion Week at a time.  From New York, to Houston, to LA, HPNOTIQ has become the unofficial Fashionista drink of choice, coast-to-coast, and last week was no different.

We teamed up with designer and celebrity stylist, Anthony Franco, for his monumental return to the runway after he took a three-year hiatus to focus on his styling career (Andre 3000, Brad Pitt, and Eva Longoria are some of his clients).  In the end, he found he could not stay away from design and documented his comeback on his blog for Cotton Inc – Behind The Line.”

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Trend Spotting: 19 Fall Dresses for Under $100

The lovely folks over at Refinery29 put together a collection of the cutest dresses for fall– all under $100!

There’s no doubt that a new dress can make any girl feel like a million bucks, and at these prices, how can you go wrong!?

Some of our faves (pictured here) include the Mink Pink Maggie Dress, a Classic Boat Neck Dress from T by Alexander Wang (yes, you can own Wang for under $100!), and Free People‘s Tea For Two Dress.

Check out the rest of the list over at Refinery29 to get your fall fashion on!

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Kim Kardashian Celebrates 30th Birthday at Tao

Kim celebrated the big 3-o with friends and family with a jet-setting weekend full of glitz and glamour. The reality star, who will be officially entering a new decade this Thursday, had not one but two birthday bashes at Tao– first in Las Vegas, followed the next night in New York City, which also happened to coincide with the hot spot’s 10 Year Anniversary.

The Kardashian clan stuck together on both nights as guests including Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Paris Hilton, and LaLa Vasquez stopped in to give their best wishes.

Kim told People Magazine on Friday night that she has mixed feelings about the landmark birthday. “Sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I’m turning 30,’ and I’m freaking out.”

“Like, it sounds so old,” she continued. “And then the other half of me is like, I feel so accomplished and it’s really no different than 29.”

Check out photos from both events below!

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Cocktail Hour: Ladies Stay Connected in Toronto

ShesConnected is a full day, hands-on conference and workshop to connect top brands with Canada’s most influential and powerful digital women taking place on October 20th. Over 100 media savvy women will take part in the conference connecting themselves– mothers, bloggers, and social media connoisseurs– with industry experts to guide them through community networking and engagement.

Since the HPNOTIQ girl is all about staying connected, we’ve created a specialty cocktail to enjoy with the ladies after work.

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Houston Fashion Week Runway Recap: Day Two

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HPNOTIQ Hosts VIPs at Houston Fashion Week

Last night, the Lonestar State kicked off opening night of Houston Fashion Week with first class designers Christian Siriano, Lyn Devon and Cesar Galindo. Continuing all week, the city will live up to the big time glamor offered by Paris and NYC with the local talents of Lauren Bush, Marc Bouwer, and fellow Project Runway gal Chloe Dao.

HPNOTIQ is excited to be a part of the festivities this year as exclusive sponsor of all things VIP– serving our signature cocktails such as Roq The Runway, Lonestar Lemonade, and the classic Bubbles ‘N Blue as well as HPNOTIQ specialty candy bars in each of the VIP lounges.

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Cover Watch: Katie Holmes Gets Vamp

Katie Holmes pairs a J. Mendel dress and DKNY tank on the October 2010 cover of Marie Claire, on stands Sept. 14. The 31-year-old actress will be debuting her producer’s hat in her newest film, The Romantics.

Honest, self-effacing, and funny, Holmes at 31 seems comfortable and confident in her role as an actress, wife, and mother. Which is refreshing, because for those of us who loved Joey, her apple-cheeked, perky-but-vulnerable character on Dawson’s Creek, there was a moment a few years ago when it seemed as though Holmes might have been swallowed up by the Hollywood media machine. But the Holmes we know and love is back — if not exactly the teen sweetheart who peered out from behind a tire swing on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1998, then a chic, grown-up version, in control of her life and at peace with her place in the Hollywood firmament.

Read more of the interview over at Marie Claire, where Holmes, an Ohio native, opens up about life with Tom Cruise, how she’s a slow driver, and whether Suri should be expecting an brothers and sisters in the future.

What do you think about the cover? Would you mix an army tank top with a high fashion asymetrical dress?

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