Hangout with my gal pal & beauty mogul, Manna Kadar

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My friend Manna is headed to New York for a whirlwind media tour and she is inviting all of you to join her in a Google Hangout hosted by Birchbox.  They are collaborating on a product called sheer glo shimmer lotion (I scored a bottle and can’t wait to try it)

Here are the deets on the hang out …

When:  Friday, 12/13 (it’s good luck) at 3pm EST.

Topics:  All things beauty

How we met … 

Last Holiday Season, I sent out an email to all of my Vanity Girl customers for the Holidays – and one Pro Customer responded with a really lovely email. Turns out she is a beauty entrepreneur herself and owns a very cool cosmetics line named Manna Kadar Cosmetics.

We decided to meet for lunch at Le Pain here in WeHo, and she brought me some of her goodies like her signature bronzer (as seen at some of the hottest celebrity gifting suites) and her yummy smelling lip glosses.   We hit it off immediately.  With our mutual love of Paris (she was born there, I was an expat there) and our penchant for boy bands and business … that was a lunch that went really long and has since spawned lots of great business opportunities and my recent guest speaking opportunity at FIDM where she teaches in the Beauty Dept.  (BTW, huge shout out to the girls of the FIDM beauty department – I swear – it was like finding my Tribe! I can’t wait to see what these ambitious young women  … and a few men … do in their future careers.)

Anyway – it’s just really cool when you meet other female entrepreneurs, especially in the beauty space, that are as generous and fun as Manna.  She has great products and is just simply – a really cool chick!!

Ciao for Now -

Maxine

Special Thanks to another cool female entrepreneur and numerologist extraordinaire, Nidhi Handa, because every LA Business Girl needs awesome advice & insight! 

 

Most Creative Businesses in West Hollywood

Creative City Awards: Honoring Innovation in Business | West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce | West Hollywood, CA.

Artwork by Ruben Esparza of Red Studios

Tonight, the Chamber will honor some of the most creative business in West Hollywood.  Some of our faves have been nominated.  Last year, Vanity Girl was nominated for Creative Communications, for the way that I’ve been able to put my brand on the map — with a little bit of Online Fame plus a little bit of Offline elbow grease.  I lost out to a little known company called HBO (hello!), but honestly!  That was truly a case of, “I’m just happy to be nominated!”

At any rate, this year I found myself behind the camera, producing some of the pre-event pieces and even working on capturing the night.  More of that to come – but in the meantime make sure to click on the link above to see if one of your favorite WeHo Businesses have been nominated!

RELATED POSTS AND ARTICLES:

Nominee Marco Pelusi on Vanity Girl Radio

VIDEO:  Nominee Ruth Tittle and her Sample Saturday Health Fair

VIDEO:  Vanity Girl Hollywood wins Economic Development Award

 

 

Fragola Showroom: Upscale clothing … discount prices

So, a couple of weeks ago the ladies of FourPlayGo (@mrsoaround the world @lolastravels and @jetsetextra) and I did a whole glam makeover and photo shoot with some of my favorite West Hollywood Glam Makers.  Maleeza of Fragola Showroom supplied venue, clothes, shoes and campagne;  Charles Hopkins did the photography; Cat did the syling; and Lyric did hair & makeup.  Celebrity jeweler David outfitted us in jewels.  Photos from that shoot are coming … and here are some from the entire trip.

I really wanted them to feel MY West Hollywood … i.e. Vanity Girl For the Day!

If you want in on the action, Maleeza is having an IN-SANE sale this weekend.  Designer names … low low prices.  Tell her VanityGirl sent you and Happy Shopping!  Make sure to Instagram me if you pick anything up @VanityGirlHollywood.

xx

Maxine

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i spy eye candy! – Los Angeles | where in the world is lola?

i spy eye candy! – Los Angeles | where in the world is lola?.

One of my favorite things to do EVER is travel and blog/host about it. Soooo fun.  This weekend, I will be doing a full-on staycation with the ladies of @FourPlayGo, a collective of Travel Content Creators.  I am going to be showing them MY LA, especially in around WeHo (natch) and beyond.

Here’s the first of the our posts as Ms. Lola lands in LA.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter to keep up with the festivities. I’ve never used that word before, but it seemed appropriate.

xoxo

Maxine

2013 Emmy Hair Recap with Marco Pelusi

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Join me as I chat with globally recognized celebrity colorist Marco Pelusi.  His salon is smack dab in the heart of ultra chic Robertson Blvd, right near Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR Restaurant (having dinner there this Saturday with my travel blogger gal pals of FourPlayGo), Christian Loubitan and the ultra glam Phyllis Morris showroom.  This street might be my fave in the West Hollywood Design District.

On the vanity side, we talk Fall Hair Trends and the evolution of ombre and Emmy Hair!  Of course – I had to sneak a little bit of Breaking Bad since I binge watched the entire series in two weeks, thanks to my BFF and TV curator Julie.  Don’t judge me.

On the business side, Marco talks about how he got his start, how he garnered his celebrity clientele and how Facebook and Twitter factor into his marketing mix.   He grew up in the upscale salon business and then was recruited by Italian and Los Angeles companies to train on his techniques and he generously gives some advice to up and coming hairdressers in this podcast.

Click here to drop in on my chat with Marco!

xo

Maxine @VanityGirl