Be Single (and Happy) on New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve’s is filled with champagne toasts, resolutions and romance. Or is it just a night like any other with high expectations leading the way for disappointments?  If you’re a single lady when ringing in 2012, don’t fret! There are ways to enjoy your night as the ball drops without a kiss from Mr. Right.

Host a Girls’ Night In. Invite all of your girlfriends over for a night of Harmonie cocktails, junk food and chick flicks. Get tipsy, indulge in calories before your January 1st cleanse and laugh the evening away with your favorite women. Continue reading

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Win a Free Party Sponsored by Hpnotiq & Refinery 29

Come 2012, one lucky girl and her group of friends will win a party hosted by yours truly. All you have to do is head over to Refinery 29, upload a photo of you and girls livin’ it up and get people to vote, vote, vote!

The reader with the most votes wins a party in his or her hometown. You simply supply the guest-list and get ready to par-tay. Not sure what to wear? Well, Refinery 29 has got you covered. They’re throwing in $1000 worth of party apparel handpicked by their fashion editors.

So what are you waiting for?! Upload a photo today!

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Blogger Spotlight: Think Thru Fashion’s Sydne Summer

Hpnotiq recently sat down with the ever so talented Sydne Summer, creator of the fashion blog Think Thru Fashion, at the Be Your Best You styling suite in Los Angeles. The quadruple-threat — fashion expert, host, stylist and blogger — chatted us up about her feminine style, holiday trends and why she’s in desperate need of a spa day.

How would you describe your style?

Everything’s really feminine and fitted. I look to the trends to get a little inspiration, but I like curves and I keep it very feminine. Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: Fashion Blogger Bess Byers

Hpnotiq had the privilege to catch up with fashion blogger extraordinaire Bess Byers, creator of bessbyers.com, at the Be Your Best You styling suite, the day before the Snowball gala, to chat about fashion trends, ugly sweaters and living louder.

How would you describe your style?

I would describe it as a mix of hippie-Boho meets edgy rocker, meets northwest. I like for it to be comfy, but sometimes you’ve got to dress it up and dress it down. It’s good to be versatile. Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: Behind the Cocktail Ring’s Elizabeth Watson

Hpnotiq caught up with Los Angles-based blogger Elizabeth Watson, creator of behindthecocktailring.blogspot.com, during the Be Your Best You styling suite to talk fashion inspiration, holiday fashion and Christian Loubitouns heels.

 

What’s your style inspiration?

I love classic pieces, but I feel like I also dress girlie and sometimes more edgy, so a cross between the two. I love statement pieces. I’m always looking for statement jewelry, statement shoes, statement lipstick. I love statements! Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: The Style Map’s Emily & Teresa


 

Teresa (pictured left) and Emily of theSTYLEmap.com

 

We recently caught up with LA fashion bloggers Emily and Terea, creators of the blog theSTYLEmap.com, at Be Your Best You’s styling suite to talk fashion, trends and the holidays.

 

What’s your style inspiration?

Emily: My style inspiration is definitely Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know that’s cliche, and everyone lists them as a style icon, but they’re definitely my biggest inspiration when I’m getting dressed.

Teresa: I would say my biggest inspiration is street style, and other bloggers’ style. If I see something cute, I’ll try and emulate it and see what I have in my own wardrobe that I could put together that looks cool like it too. Continue reading

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Single Girl’s Holiday Wish List

1.) To meet a handsome stranger under the mistletoe…preferably not at the office work party.

 

2.) A close group of girlfriends whom you can rely on for late night phone calls, brunch dates, shopping excursions on a budget, and to remind you that you are a beautiful woman, worthy of true love. Continue reading

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This Week in Gossip: Kourtney Kardashian Expecting, J Lo Flaunts New Beau & More

Kourtney Kardashian  announces baby #2 is on the way. [UsMagazine]

Kris Humphries fights back with an annulment. [HuffingtonPost]

Comedian Patrice O’Neal dead at 41. [TIME]

Daniel Craig: “Kardashians are f–king idiots!” [Gawker]

Britney Spears turns 30! [MTV]

J Lo seen canoodling with new beau. [E! Online]

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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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DJ Jasmine Solano’s Top 10 Weekend Playlist

 

Start your weekend off right with some cool tunes from our girl DJ Jasmine Solano. Check out her Top 10 playlist below.

1. Mayer Hawthorne “When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover)”

My favorite “feel-good-tune” at the moment.

 

2. Beyonce “Best Thing I Never Had”

This is not a song — this is an anthem! Continue reading

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