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! 

 

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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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Tinsel Town Sales Secrets

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Sales Diva Patty Rappa @GlampreneurGirl

 

Hey guys!  So excited.  Here’s my very first Podcast, Vanity Girl Radio, and I chatted with one of my favorite business chicks, Patty Rappa.   I promised at least 5 Sales Secrets, but as I thought … she overdelivered 🙂

She and Beverly Macy encouraged me to start my own radio show after they interviewed me on theirs, so here I am!

TIP:  Hang out with other business people who encourage you to “shine your light” too.  There’s enough to go around 🙂

More later! xo Maxine

How do I contact a celebrity?

Milk Studios, LA 2010 Kim Kardashian and Maxine Tatlonghari

Milk Studios, LA 2010
Kim Kardashian and Maxine Tatlonghari

 

A lot of people have seen the great success the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand has had by garnering celebrity support.  It inevitably begs the question, “How do I get MY product/service into the hands of a _______ .”(name fave celeb here).

I’ve done celebrity gifting, celebrity gift suites and used direct contacts through Hollywood publicists (since this is where I live and stomp).  But I know not everyone has that access to just go to they gym or board meeting (Hi, Lisa Vanderpump 🙂 So, here is another great celebrity resource for you!

xo

Maxine


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Heaven by the sea … Terranea Resort

Winner Announcement: Terranea Resort Names Influencer Finalists for Weekend Getaway | Terranea Resort.

I just wanted to wish my jetset bestie, MaryAnne Been, a quick congrats for being selected by this prestigous resort as a Travel Influencer.  If you have ever seen this resort (I’ve only ever had dinner there) … it is GORGEOUS.  Dramatic cliffside views make for a VERY romantic dinner.

As a publisher, content creator and producer, MB is really committed to creating high quality pieces that make readers and viewers feel like they are on the trip too.  I feel very lucky to work with her and my whole Jetset Family as their Hollywood Insider and one of their video hosts.

 

SEO Tips and Tricks Los Angeles

 

Here's a Real Vanity Girl posting her Vanity on my Instagram page!

Here’s a Real Vanity Girl posting her Vanity on my Instagram page!

LA Web Professionals Group & SEOSeminarLosAngeles.com… Tickets, Santa Monica – Eventbrite.

Hey Beauty, Lifestyle and WeHo Entrepreneurs!  

Everyone kinda knows me for my Social Media Swirl … but a lot of the reason I do that is to build my organic traffic to my site.  All of those efforts account for roughly  60% of my traffic and my conversions.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I KNOW that all of that content, and Instagram and videos helps ALL along the Sales Funnel… How do I know?  Because my Vanity Girls TELL me … “I saw so and so’s video … ” and just check out my Instagram.  You can see for yourself.

Anyway, I saw this workshop and it looks really good to me!  If you feel like going too – use maxine-discount and get a discount.

S-E-O you there (okay … bad pun.  Couldn’t help myself.

xo Maxine