Christina Milian Talks Turning 30 and New Album at Birthday Bash!

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We caught up with the adorable Christina Milian last night at Meatpacking’s Beaumarchais restaurant for the singer’s 30th birthday dinner celebration. Milian was joined by family and celebrity friends including BET’s 106 & Park co-host Rocsi Diaz and singer Maxwell.

Guests toasted to the birthday girl with signature Harmonie cocktails as she blew out the candles to her Harmonie-inspired birthday cake. We were lucky to steal a moment with the woman of the hour to discuss what she learned about love in her twenties, her upcoming album and her need for lashes. Check out the video below.

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Hpnotiq’s Chicago TV Debut on WCIU!

Our beautiful Harmonie made her official TV debut on Chicago’s WCIU’s You&Me morning show yesterday. The segment, which featured holiday dining options for the cooking-deficient, highlighted Kit Kat Lounge in Chicago. The local restaurant will be offering a Jingle Bell Brunch on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, for locals and visitors alike, that features a three-course meal, as well as a Harmonie martini! Check out the video above!

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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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HPNOTIQ Interviews Estelle at PYNK Magazine’s Winter Cover Shoot

Hpnotiq recently caught up with the multi-talented singer, Estelle, during her cover shoot for PYNK magazine’s Winter Issue. The singer — who was decked out in lavish fur for the majority of the shoot — dished about her upcoming album, “All of Me,” reviving her rap career and what it means to live louder. Check out the video!

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Hpnotiq Halloween-Themed Cocktails

You might be too old to trick-or-treat, but who says you can’t appreciate Halloween as an adult? Hpnotiq’s celebrating the ghoulish holiday with a few tasty Halloween-inspired cocktails. Check out our mixology video to learn how to make these cocktails for your next Halloween party.

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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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NYFW Beauty Bar at Townhouse Spa

For two days, the lovely women of New York were pampered at Townhouse Spa’s NYFW Beauty Bar event. Attendees were treated to Shellack manicures and pedicures courtesy of Creative Nail Designs, facials by DDF Skin Care, makeovers from Sue Devitt and blowouts courtesy of Allerna. Hpnotiq was there to satisfy everyone’s thirst and sweet tooth with tasty Harmonie cocktails and treats from the candy bar.

There were plenty of star-sightings including Angela Simmons, Snooki, Real Housewives of New York City’s Kelly Bensimon, America’s Next Top Model’s Sheena Sakai and Nadia Bjorlin E!’s Dirty Soap! Check out the video of us chatting with the featured vendors, below.

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Behind the Scenes at Sammy B’s S/S 2012 Runway Show

It was a star studded affair at last night’s Fashion Week showcase featuring designer Sammy B’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and Hpnotiq was front-row-center for all the excitement. Celebrity sightings included Angela Simmons, Teairra Mari, DMC, Omarion, Rocsi, Fabolous, Love & Hip Hop’s Emily B. and Chrissy, Tika Sumpter and more!

Hpnotiq had the pleasure of chatting with the star of the show, Samantha Black herself, right before the show to discuss her latest collection and latest Fall trends. Check out the exclusive below.

Behind the Scenes at Sammy B’s Fashion Show

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Exclusive Interview: Wynter Gordon Backstage at Sammy B.’s NYFW Show

Hpnotiq Harmonie had the honor of chatting with the beautiful and talented Wynter Gordon at last night’s Fashion Week showcase for designer Sammy B. at the Style 360 Lounge hosted at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The ‘Til Death’ songstress dished about Fashion Week, her love of vintage style and her latest video for “Buy My Love.” Check out her interview and acoustic set of ‘Til Death’!

Wynter Gordon Performance

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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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