New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

Now that we’ve survived the Christmas and holiday season, it’s time to keep the festivities rolling as we party and cheers to the New Year. I say put on your shiniest of garments — anything sequins — and have fun with your look. When in doubt about what to wear for New Years Eve, go for the bling factor. Whether it’s a flashy short mini dress, a luminous blazer, or shoes that dazzle, celebrate the New Year sparkling like the champagne that’ll be overflowing in your glass.  Here are three New Year’s Eve party outfit ideas to keep you shining brightly into the New Year! Continue reading

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Behind the Bar: Heather Furr of Tzar Ultra Lounge

Meet Heather Furr. When she’s not tending to the bar at Tzar Ultra Lounge, you can find her “hut, hut, hiking” for her Lingerie Football League team, the Chicago Bliss. We caught up with the 2010 League MVP to chat about her life behind the bar.

When and why did you get into mixology?

About four years ago, I was serving drinks and thought it was a lot more fun to get behind the bar and make the drinks. It lets me get a little more crazy and allows me to be outgoing.

 

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Behind the Bar: Gil Levy of Uni Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Meet Gil Levy of Uni Shushi Market Street in Houston, Texas.

 

When and why did you get into mixology?

About three years ago; it was something I had been interested in for a while and an opportunity came up.

 

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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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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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Blogger Spotlight: Fashion as Identity’s Wendy Bendoni

Hpnotiq recently caught up with Fashion as Identity creator Wendy Bendoni to talk about her free-spirit style, holiday trends and Tom Ford.

How would you describe your fashion inspiration?

My fashion inspiration is free-spirit. I like to wear whatever I want to wear, but I think my strongest thing is having something unique and something that’s local. I’m very locally driven — whether it’s LA or local NY.

 

Any favorite shows you like to shop at or stores you want to shout out?

Designer Joe Brown, as far as his jewelry brand, and locally I’m very Lisa Klein driven. She’s a friend of mine and she’s an LA girl that opened up a great store in regards to curation of LA fashion. 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: Ordinarily Urbane’s Rachel LaRoche

Hpnotiq recently sat down with fashion blogger Rachel LaRoche, creator of the blog Ordinarily Urbane, while visiting Los Angles for the Snowball gala. The fashion marketer and freelance stylist chatted us up about he vintage obsession and her Christmas plans in the Big Apple.

 

How would you describe your personal style?

I would say my style is girly, modern and vintage. I feel really inspired by vintage photos and vintage patterns with more of a classic body and modern take. Continue reading

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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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