Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sugar & Spikes Drop Dead Gorgeous Fashion Show

Did you join us for this event? You missed one hell of a night if you weren't out.

I can't believe this happened a month ago. It was a great event as always by the Sugar & Spikes ladies and I had the best models rock a lot of new designs.

Here's a clip of the night, showing off all that went down. From burlesque, magic and two other amazing designers. Can you spot me?

And for some of my favorite images of the night (photo cred: Karina Antigua - Ely Kay). For more info, photos or just want to find out more on the clothing and gorgeous ladies, check out my Fanpage.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

An Embarrassing Fact About Me

Back in the day I really REALLY didn't like Britney Spears or most of the annoying pop ladies for that matter. Britney was dating my Justin Timberlake and even though I secretly loved the music, I put on the front that boy bands were my heart and their female counterparts were evil like the high school cheerleaders.

I've been revisting music from my high school years and looking back, have to give it to Britney for being a damn good entertainer. Especially with MTV playing VMA performances throughout the years in advance of the this year's award show, I'm on repeat with some performances.

One of my top picks is Britney's 2000 performance of "Satisfaction/Oops...I Did It Again." I think the remix of "Oops..." is still fierce and let's admit it, better than the orginal.

So here's the embarrassing fact: back in high school, I learned the dance routine from Britney's performance and wanted to do it at our yearly talent show. Never happened (thank god). Surprisingly, I do still remember all the moves, but don't expect any Youtube videos popping up.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coffee Coffee Coffee!!!

Coffee is amazing and the whole Keurig Machine is fantastic for us lazy people.

So now that I'm an environmental hipppie thanks to documentaries on Netflix, I'm becoming more aware of my plastic usage. The one thing I pointed out when we got the machine was how the k-cups were all plastic. I also was pissed feeling like now we're paying $1.00 per cup of coffee when you could get a pound of beans for the same price as a box of k-cups, but get a bunch more cups of coffee out of it.

But of course I didn't do anything to change things up except I stopped drinking coffee everyday. Not fun.

Then my mom buys a new brand of k-cups: San Francisco Bay Coffee. Just love and I'm actually drinking the Rainforest Blend, which is my favorite. Plus! It's a few dollars cheaper and what I love is the bottom half of the k-cup is a filter, not plastic. How cool!

Monday, August 13, 2012

OMG. Inglot.

If you're looking for a REAL make-up blog with TONS of reviews and just awesomeness...check out: Confession of a Cosmeholic
And if anyone knows make-up, it's this lovely lady.

But if you're just looking to hear my random make-up buys, read below.

INGLOT. How did I not know this brand was awesome? I thought their products were expensive, but not at all. When I went, the circle eyeshadows were 40% off, so it was like $8 each, which is a steal.

But I bought lip stuff and am IN LOVE with the lipstick. The Red #229 is exactly what I've been looking for - classic red, with a shine and a pink/purple undertone. The fragrance is wonderful too. Same for my second buy, AMC Lipgloss #543. This is THE COOLEST thing ever. It's holographic. Yes, I know. I can't wait to use it on top of a lipstick and it gives your lips such a shine. I imagine this works at a photoshoot like insanity.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Westville...Return to Food

I have been slacking on this! I've been going out for dinner almost every day this past week, but haven't been left feeling too well after. So it's home cooking for the next few days, limited alcohol and lots more juice and smoothies for me!

The one restaurant I cannot wait to try again when my stomach isn't acting up is the WESTVILLE RESTAURANT. I had gone to their EAST location, which is right on Avenue A and 11th Street and next to the Hi-Fi bar, which I still haven't gone to yet.

Their standard menu had some really great sounding items - even the salads, though pretty simple, sounded amazing. It's a vegetarian friendly place, but there are a few meat options and lots of seafood. Each of us ordered off the Specials Menu and now I discover they list the specials beforehand online.

I ordered a plate of sides and couldn't finish them all - so I also had a wonderful lunch today. We also ended the night by ordering two bottles of wine at TERROIR WINE BAR and one we all fell in love with - Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling. Luckily my one sister lives by the Finger Lakes in NY and I'll be getting more of this wine next week!

I have a few photoshoots coming up by the end of this month. But for now, there's two magazines out through the end of this month. Allison Mindy Roth is a featured model wearing Sibyl Vain in SUGAR HEART MAGAZINE, which you can get on Mag Cloud. And then the winner of the Sugar & Spikes Beauty Pageant is wearing a Sibyl Vain bow bikini in the August issue of URBAN INK MAGAZINE and...the spread was shot by Steve Prue!!!! OMG!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

“Born to die” | Kidz 'r EViL

Recently worked with stylist Christina Roman, who joined forces as creative director with videographer Adisa Sobers and mua Rebecca Pesantez to create this! Can you pick out the Sibyl Vain pieces?

Photoshoot is still hush-hush, so I'm anxiously awaiting teaser photos.