9 Must-Have Items for Winter

Despite experiencing the wrath of old man winter, the season has yet to officially start. Fortunately, there’s still time for you to update your closet with a few winter must-haves before he really gets here on December 22. Just because the forecast may not be looking its best, there’s no need for you not to. Here are nine winter must-haves to keep you stylishly warm this season.


This fall/winter season the cape makes another strong appearance as a must-have outerwear piece.  It’s a great layering item that can be worn over extremely thick sweaters and pullovers. It is also a great piece to layer over another jacket for extra warmth.

(L to R) Chris & Jamie (barneys.com, $275), Anthroplogie (anthropologie.com, $80), J.Crew (net-a-porter.com, $200) Continue reading

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10 Reasons Not To Marry Her

The recently married — and divorced — Kim Kardashian may not be the only victim in this reality TV scandal.  Chances are Kris Humphries, her newly single ex-hubby, married her for the wrong reasons. We’ve all got guy friends who fall under the spell of the wrong woman. So how do we help our helpless dudes from falling into this trap?  Share these reasons not to marry her.

No. 1 She’s Good in Bed

Just because she is the best you’ve had (or has a wildly successful sex tape, like Kim K.) sexual chemistry doesn’t mean you’ll have a lifetime of happiness together.  A relationship needs more than compatibility under the sheets to last. Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Designer Nicholas K at Lucky Shops

The scene at Lucky Shops this past weekend was far from tranquil, but amidst the chaos, Hpnotiq found time to chat with Nicholas Kunz, one-half of the label Nicholas K, to chat about her latest line, the items in her closet she can’t live without and the mantra she chooses to live by.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest line?

It evolved when we were searching for an upstate cabin and I was thinking about what I wanted to wear up there. The line reflects upstate in that it is very woodsy, a little more romantic and outdoorsy. Continue reading

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Red Carpet Interviews From Lucky Shops New York Event

Shopping extraordinaires from all over New York City filled Highline Stages this weekend for Lucky magazine’s ultimate shopping extravaganza, Lucky Shops. Ladies who who were fortunate to purchase tickets to the sold out event were able to choose from special deals from a long list of designers, which included Rachel Roy, Foley + Corinna, Tracy Reese, Elizabeth & James, Alex Woo, Commando, Yumi Kim and more. And let’s not forget the celebrities!

Hpnotiq was lucky enough to score some time with a few stars to talk about their fashion favorites and how they choose to “live louder!” Check out what they had to say below.

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Week in Gossip: Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce & Is Justin Bieber a Daddy?

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries after just 72 days. [RadarOnline]

Scarlett Johansson says nude pics were meant for ex-hubby Ryan Reynolds. [VanityFair]

A 20-year-old claims Justin Bieber fathered her 3-month old child. Is she telling the truth? [RadarOnline]

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating probation. [Gawker]

Jessica Simpson finally announces pregnancy. [Washington Post]

Stars dress up for Halloween. [UsMagazine]

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10 Reasons Not to Marry Him

As we’ve all learned, a two night wedding special on E! does not guarantee that your marriage is meant to last much longer than a few months (or if you’re Kim Kardashian, 72 days to be exact). You should never consider getting married unless you’re more than 100 percent sure it’s the right person and the right time. Unfortunately, Kim K. failed to realize this when it was too late, but you don’t! Remember these ten reasons not to say “I do.” Continue reading

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Enter to Win Tickets to Lucky Shops Event This Weekend

Lucky Magazine’s annual shopping extravaganza event is taking place this weekend (Nov 4-Nov 6)with up to 70 percent off designer deals.

This year’s vendors include Rachel Roy, Tracey Reese, Foley + Corinna, Alex Woo, Autumn Cashmere, Yumi Kim, Charlotte Ronson, Commando, Milly, Miss Me, Elizabeth & James, Decades, Hunter Dixon, HSN and more. If you haven’t bought tickets yet — which range from $15 to $30 — then you’re in luck!

Hpnotiq is giving away TWO free tickets to one lucky follower on Twitter. All you have to do is make sure you’re following us on Twitter, 21 or older and tweet #livelouder with @luckyshopsny. For more details about the event, vist the Lucky Shops website.

Get to tweeting!

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Bridget Marquardt Celebrates Halloween in Hpnotiq Harmonie Style

Former ‘Girls Next Door’ star Bridget Marquardt, rang in Halloween the only way she knew how — as a sexy zombie Play Boy bunny!

This past weekend, Bridget hosted a Hpnotiq Harmonie Halloween bash at the Paris Hotel & Casino’s Gallery Nightclub, in Sin City. Bridget was accompanied by her beau Nicholas Carpenter, as she enjoyed delicious Hpnotiq Halloween-themed cocktails and Harmonie shots. Looks like Bridget enjoyed herself!

Check out the other fun photos from the night. Continue reading

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