Get Nailed With Harmonie-Inspired Nail Colors

It’s time to say buh-bye to the hot pinks, light yellows, and bright blues that adorned fingernails during the summer. Fall is here, so rock a nail color that complements the impending icy chill and shows your sassy side.

Hpnotiq Harmonie-inspired lilac, violet, and deep purple nail polishes are more unexpected than traditional autumn colors, like red, orange, and burgundy, and will give you a royal air on a pauper’s budget. Plus, there are fun finishes from iridescence to rubbery matte, and even a few sparkles thrown in to delight any discerning mani-pedi addict. So go on already and get nailed with these Harmonie-inspired nail lacquers! Continue reading

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Exclusive: Omarion Talks Women & Fashion With Hpnotiq Harmonie

HPNOTIQ caught up with the uber-talented singer Omarion at last night’s Sammy B after-party at Polar Lounge. The ‘Touch’ singer dished on women’s fashion, his favorite female parts and what he loves most about Fashion Week. Check it out!

What’s the most important aspect of women’s fashion for you?

Heels and how well the clothes fit; that’s the most important thing. When you’re looking at a woman – whether she’s curvy or if she doesn’t have a shape – it all depends on how her clothes fit her. And that’s the secret to looking good. A lot of people don’t know that, but it’s important for your clothes to fit you well. 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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The Duo Behind Designer Gretchen Jones’ Style

Behind every fashionable celebrity, typically lies a stylish team, and designer Gretchen Jones is no different. HPNOTIQ caught up with jewelry designer Ian Kennedy and stylist Colby Rebecca — the man and woman behind the designer’s style — to discuss the ins and outs of Jones’ beautiful collections and personal looks.

How did you meet Gretchen?

IA: I met her in college. We went to Colorado University at Boulder together and I met her my junior year. So we’ve known each other for about a decade. Continue reading

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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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Refinery 29′s New York Fashion Week Catchphrases

If you’re not a fashion junkie — like everyone in New York claims to be around this time of year — it can be really difficult to navigate the scene when you have no idea what anyone is talking about. Our dear friends over at Refinery29 are quite aware of this dilemma and have come up with a wonderful guide of Fashion Week catchphrases to help you through it. Check out the video below!

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Join Hpnotiq Harmonie For NYFW & Fashion’s Night Out!

Are you ready for New York’s Fashion Week? We definitely are, and we’d love for you to join us! If you’re in the area, make sure to check out our co-sponsored events:


Gretchen Jones Spring Presentation:

When: Thursday September 8, 2011

Where: Drive In Studios


PYNK Presents Fashion’s Night Out:

When: Thursday September 8, 2011

Where: RICKY’S — 2387 Broadway at 87th Street


PNYK Presents Designer Sammy B’s After-party:

When: Monday September 12, 2011

Where: Polar Lounge at the Marcel Hotel Continue reading

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Bartender Seth Walsh of Vegas’ Yellowtail

When and why did you get into mixology?

I started bartending about three years ago. I just love trying and creating new flavors and the fact that I get to smile and have fun for a living.


What would you tell someone who has never been to Yellowtail before?

Embrace the energy, have fun with it and, “Here try this!”


What do you love about working behind the bar?

I’m a mood director.


What sets original Hpnotiq and Hpnotiq Harmonie apart from the rest of the cocktail world?

They say you should always wear one piece of clothing that is a conversation starter, but you should really just order a Hpnotiq cocktail. It’s definitely a conversation starting drink! Continue reading

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Hotspots: LaSalle Power Company in Chicago

If you’re undecided about where to plan your next girl’s night out or bachelorette party then you might want to consider LaSalle Power Company.

Located on the historic LaSalle Boulevard in Chicago, LPC offers the ultimate nightlife experience to locals and tourists alike. We caught up with owner Joey Vartanian to learn a little about what patrons can expect during a night at LPC and why locals should consider booking a party here in the near future. Continue reading