Arcade Boutique Presents Fashion’s Night Out: LA Edition

Having a left a near circus behind on Rodeo, the tone on Melrose was slightly hipper and quite chic, in a very New York City-type way. Arriving at Arcade Boutique I was greeted by the tune of records being spun and the tempting scents from the city’s popular Grilled Cheese Truck –a welcome treat as I had worked up quite an appetite.

Right away, I spotted women’s shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau with a glass of Bubbles N’ Berries, mingling with FNO’ers. I perused the fall collection — fun, feminine, eye-catching designs — and couldn’t help wanting to take them all home. What a talent! When I caught up with Jerome a little later I was pleased to find him so sweet and genuinely humble.

We chatted for a while and Jerome shared his thoughts on the importance of Fashion’s Night Out saying, “I’m excited to be here at Arcade tonight. We’re both independent businesses. I get lonely at work so it’s great to be here meeting customers and hearing their thoughts. Tonight is precious to me for that reason.” Continue reading

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Kendra Scott Fashion’s Night Out Recap

My second stop for Fashion’s Night Out was at the newly opened Kendra Scott jewelry boutique, a quaint and sophisticated alternative to the madhouse of events on Rodeo Drive, despite being only a few yards away. The friendly, glowing staff greeted me in gorgeous jewel-toned draped dresses, while glittering jewelry sparkled at me from every angle.

Tray-passed flutes of HPNOTIQ Harmonie and champagne — aptly named Bubbles N’ Berries — were offered and as I gladly accepted I had chance to talk about spring trends with Terrell, a Kendra Scott sales associate. I learned that the purple Agate stone is a very popular choice in the store’s Color Bar, where you can create your own custom pieces.

While mingling with some of the other guests, I inquired about everyone’s ideal girl’s night out. The most popular answers were of course shopping, dancing and intimate dinner parties. Well ladies, the next time you host your girls for dinner, I highly suggest serving up Bubbles N’ Berries. Your friends will thank you. Continue reading

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Guess Presents Fashion’s Night Out: LA Edition

My anticipation had been building all day as I anxiously awaited 6 p.m. –the official start time of Fashion’s Night Out on Rodeo Drive. Upon arrival, a towering Ferris wheel, rows of food trucks and performers on stilts crowded the street and set the tone for the carnival theme that awaited me at the GUESS store.

As servers in top hats greeted would-be-carnival-goers with mini cupcakes, cheesecake pops and HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktails, guests received complimentary manicures and makeovers while the line for the photo booth snaked endlessly through the store.

If you’re looking for a girl’s night out, Fashion Night Out is it! Gaggles of gal pals surrounded me sipping and shopping. A shame it’s only one night a year, but that’s also what makes it so special. It’s fashion’s unofficial anniversary.

With my pretty purple drink in hand, I perused the fall fashions being presented by gorgeous models and danced to the tunes of a super stylish DJ. It was still early, but this was exactly what I needed to start the night off right. Continue reading

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Hpnotiq Harmonie’s Exclusive Derek J Interview at Ricky’s

We recently caught up with the charming and lovable hairstylist known as Derek J during last week’s Fashion’s Night Out event at Ricky’s. The Hair Battle Spectacular judge chatted with us about his latest season, what he’s looking forward to most about Fashion Week and what he loves most about the Big Apple. Check out the footage below!

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Gretchen Jones Fashion’s Night Out Presentation

A ways away from Lincoln Center — New York Fashion Week’s headquarters — fashion designer and Season 8 winner of Project Runway, Gretchen Jones, unveiled her contemporary Spring 2012 collection at Drive In Studios. A packed crowd lined up to take in the beautiful designs as they sipped on Harmonie Paloma cocktails.

Hpnotiq was fortunate enough to get an exclusive interview with the lady of the hour. Check out the video of Gretchen discussing her new line, her Colorado influence and what she’s looking forward to most about Fashion Week.

Gretchen Jones 2012 Spring collection

 

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Pretty in the Windy City Hosts Hpnotiq Harmonie Girl’s Night Out in Chicago

Yes, it’s true. I’m an event snob and I’m pretty skeptical about invitations that promise attendees the ultimate, “Girl’s Night Out.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of dancing the night away with my BFFs, sipping classy cocktails and taking home a goodie bag full of beauty products and treats, but let’s keep it real, all events — or cocktails — are not created equally.  Fortunately, that was so not the case at last Thursday’s Hpnotiq Harmonie event, “Stiletto War.” Continue reading

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Kendra’s Girl’s Night Out With Harmonie

Former Girls Next Door stars Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison were living it up this weekend at Wet Republic in Las Vegas, as they enjoyed a fun-filled girl’s night day out. Kendra flaunted her post-baby bod in a white bikini and Harmonie-inspired cover-up.

The former Playmate models cooled off by the pool with Harmonie cocktails as temperatures reached the 100s. Kendra was clearly seemed to be enjoying herself as she shot out Harmonie T-shirts into the crowd with a pneumatic gun. Check out more photos from the event below.

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Brandi Glanville Celebrates Being Single & Fabulous With Harmonie

Brandi Glanville – the sexy ex-wife of Eddie Cibrian and bombshell addition to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — celebrated her newfound singleness at TAO Beach in Vegas this weekend.

Glanville posed for photos on the red carpet in a sexy Harmonie-inspired cover up. The mother of two put young women to shame when she flaunted her sexy beach bod in a teeny-weeny white bikini, while dancing with her girlfriends around the grand cabana.

Glanville and her friends toasted to being single and fabulous with Harmonie shots and was later surprised with a cake by Gimme Some Sugar.

Stay tuned for our exclusive video interview with the new reality star!

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos: MediaMusicBuzz Summer Series Event

It’s safe to say, last week’s MediaMusicBuzz event at RdV turned out to be a huge success.

If you weren’t able to make it out to the Meatpacking District Thursday night, then take a look at our photos from the fun-filled night on Facebook.

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Hpnotiq Gets Up Close and Personal With the Ladies of Downtown Diaries & Poison Ivy

Last night, bloggers from all over the city made their way to the Meatpacking District for HPNOTIQ and RdV’s “MusicMediaBuzz” summer series, hosted by Kristina Marino and Natalie Zfat of Downtown Diaries and Poison Ivy.

Harmonie specialty cocktails flowed freely, while nearly 200 bloggers mingled and munched on snacks from Harmonie’s candy bar. Later in the evening, guests rocked out to a live performance from Pete Wentz and The Black Cards.

During all the excitement, HPNOTIQ got a chance to chat with the hostesses of the evening about how they created their blogs, how they manage to balance work life and a personal site and what advice they have for up-and-coming bloggers.

How did you two gals meet?

KM: We met backstage at a Semi Precious Weapons concert about three years ago. It was for the launch of Justin Tranter’s Fetty line.

 

How did you guys come about creating your blogs?

KM: We met backstage, I didn’t have a blog at the time, but Natalie had hers. About a year later, we ran into each other again and I told her, “I think I’m going to start a blog” and she told me I should totally do it. And so I did.

NZ: I started my blog in January 2009 because I thought there was a niche to be filled for New York events and I love sort of finding a cool way to cover a party that really doesn’t happen in a Gate Crasher or Page Six; in more of a humanized way.

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