Must-Have Fashion Trends for This Fall

Judging by the dip in temperature, fall is officially upon us! Are your closets ready with this season’s must-have trends? If not, don’t fret, we have you covered with six easy-to-wear fall must-have trends that will keep you looking effortlessly chic in chilly weather.

Leopard Prints- This print has been a favorite for the past few seasons, and this fall it continues to roar loudly. Leopard prints are great in that they can easily act as a neutral paired with just about any color. This fall, allow your leopard prints to create standout moments in your wardrobe. Continue reading

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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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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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How To Wear Lace For Work, Day & Play

This A/W season, lace has gone way beyond trend level to being a fashion staple. But we have a slight issue with lace — there’s a fine line between it going too prim and looking too trashy. Don’t fret, though, we’ve got tips on how to wear lace in a modern way with a retro twist. Continue reading

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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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Labor Day Beauty Guide: Waterproof Makeup

The unofficial end of summer is upon us. Many of us will be giving sun and fun one last hurrah this weekend by hitting the beach. Make your beach outing a beautiful one with these hot and waterproof makeup products.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer ($30, sephora.com): While you don’t want a full face of makeup at the beach, you can cover a few pesky areas of discoloration with this long-lasting, waterproof concealer. Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend Outfits

The unofficial end of summer is near and, you guessed it, Labor Day is right around the corner! This means there will be tons of parties, picnics and BBQs taking place in order to celebrate summer’s last hurrah. Are you ready for all the fun?  Better yet, what will you be wearing?

Before you swap out your favorite summer items for your most covet fall wares, be sure to keep a few things out for all the Labor Day fun activities.

Let’s start with a pair of denim cut off shorts.  Keep a pair of these out for a casual outing during the weekend.  Pair the shorts with a graphic t-shirt, wedges for height, sandals for comfort and accessorize to keep the look fab.  This look is perfect for a picnic with friends.

Quicksilver: $44.50

American Eagle Outfitters: $30

J Brand: $124.80 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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Hpnotiq Harmonie’s Top 5 Makeup No-Nos

It happens to the best of us. We spend some quality time primping in the mirror making ourselves look even more fabulous, hit the nighttime scene think we are IT, and then the next day we cringe at the photos tagged of us on Facebook. We look horrible! How could this have happened? Thankfully, we’ve got you covered with a list of five major ones you need to avoid.

1) Mismatched foundation. Knowing your undertones is half the battle when it comes to matching foundation. One way is to look at your veins—if you see green, you likely have warm undertones; blue, you likely have cool undertones. Not sure? Go to a makeup counter and pick three shades that look close. It’s best to go out in daylight to get a good read. Apply them all to the jawline. The one that disappears into the skin is your match.

But what if you’re a woman of color and the perimeter of your face is darker than the center? It’s best to use two different colors (one to match each area) in this case as one blanket color can look unnatural. You can also warm up the face and add dimension with blush and bronzer. Continue reading

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