Maxine @VanityGirl at Perez Hilton’s Pajama Party

I love my JetsetExtra family.  Not only do I get to go on location with them, but as their Hollywood Insider I cover a lot of fun events and Red Carpets here in Tinsel Town.

And say what you want about Perez Hilton, he has taken celebrity blogging to a whole other level AND is a personality in his own right.  As a new Dad, he’s definitely showing a kinder, softer side and have you seen the bod lately?  Someone’s been hittin’ the gym in-between midnight feedings!

Anyhoo – we were invited to his Birthday Party which he did Pajama Style.  It was a lot of fun, here were some of the highlights:


The Elmo Onesie was a big hit with the guys.

Adrienne Maloof was Über sexy with a La Perla nod to Old School Hollywood Glam.

Sassy MJ of Shahs of Sunset was in head to toe Victoria Secret and Loubitans.

Jetset Stylist Jeannie Mai wore her pajama pants from Vietnam and a bustier and white jacket.

Jordan Sparks said that boyfriend Jason Derulo always wears his hat (how cute are they BTW?)

Sophie T. Simmons wore Victoria Secret with Jimmie Choo’s.

I rocked Jose Natori and my 1950’s roller do hair by Tanya of Untamed Instincts on Melrose was a hit.


Perez said his next trip was going to be US, probably Miami since he has the little one to consider.

Dancing With the Stars’ Mark Ballas completely charmed me when he spoke Japanese to me (no, I’m not Japanese but I took a post-college Gap Year there and absolutely loved it.)

Sophie just got back from North Carolina, and she says she loved it.

Jeannie Mai said her favorite fashion city is Singapore!

Celebrity Stylist Phu Styles said that her favorite fashion cities are NYC, Miami (lots of love for Miami that night), LA, Paris, Milan and Tokyo.

More later!


Maxine @VanityGirl 


Hot LA Event Planners: Jin Yu of Jin & Quinn


I met Jin when my friend Ben invited me to be a part of TV Guide’s The Painted Nail Katie-in-Wonderland party. We did our signature pop up Vanity Bar (My Glam Squad included @odmakeup, @makeupbycrystals @zarahglam and @crystalhamilton).  We had such a great time sharing our OCC Lip Tar Bar (a couple of guys even tried on blue & green lips and our festive hats were supplied by Ariane).

Congrats on the coverage Jin – can’t wait to work with you again!

Maxine @VanityGirl

The Makeup Show LA tomorrow!

via The Makeup Show LA.


This is one of my FAVORITE makeup shows.  So well curated (not a madhouse like some others and like the best beauty part-ay where you can see your favorite brands, celebrity MUA’s, bloggers and YouTubers all under one chic, downtown roof.

I’ll be there Sunday shooting some stuff for Vanity Girl TV (I know, it’s been much too long!) with one of my favorite cameramen @photofilmstage – so if you are around and have or want a vanity, make sure to say “Hi” so we can get you on camera :)

I’m so excited to interview celebrity MUA extraordinaire Sam Fine too and to see two of my favorite Tubers @enkoremakeup and @pursebuzz at their booth and so many more of my Beauty Tribe peeps.


Maxine @VanityGirl, Jenny & Leo



VanityGirlTV Makeup Show 2011:  Inglot Smokey Eye with My Love Oscar

VanityGirlTV Makeup Show 2011:  Smashbox Cosmetics

VanityGirlTV Makeup Show 2011:  OCC Cosmetics

VanityGirlTV Makeup Show 2011:  Stila Cosmetics

I’ll be there tomorrow at around 10:30 a.m. – are you planning to go?

Shop WeHo:: CityTarget coming to town!


So excited! I love a good Target (please pronounce tar jay) experience and although I haven’t quite figured out the main difference between a CityTarget and a regular one (I assume it’s SIZE – let me know if YOU know).

The Beverly Connection is so awesome for discount shopping, a Nordstrom’s Rack, Old Navy, Ross, db shoes – like all my favorite suburban discount shopping spots in the heart of the city.

And yes, I know that this doesn’t techincally count as WeHo, but the GM of the luxury shopping spot Beverly Center (right across from Beverly Connection), said yesterday at our West Hollywood Chamber Board Installation yesterday at the House of Blues, “our pinkie toe is in WeHo” …

P.S.  Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for West Hollywood’s Eat Shop Play site – will give you all the greatest places to hit in my hood …

Buzz :: ★ Shimmer: Fashion For Every Age and Size ★


We were so pleased to be a part of Shimmer Boutique’s Fashion Show and Vanity Mixer yesterday in San Diego, CA. Here is plus size fashion blogger (and UCSD Master’s Student) Alessandra’s post about our sparkly fun. And Bellus Academy was onhand doing makeovers at our Vanity Stations.

One of the things I love so much about what I do, are the relationships you form. Like, Judy (the gorgeous owner of Shimmer) was the first brick and mortar store to buy our vanities. It was so early on, they didn’t even have our logos on them! She’s an Original Vanity Girl.

And Alessandra “knew” me and Vanity Girl, from Koren’s video … and “everybody else under the sun” lol. I was tickled to meet her and the other bloggers that attended, especially because Alessandra is bilingual in Spanish and I know Latinas love their glam!

And I knew Bellus because Pursebuzz invited me to be a part of two events she has done with them — and I first met Koren and Pursebuzz together years ago.  Beauty really is a small circle (worldwlde no less) because we are all connected via social media.  I just LOVE it.

Anyway – I’m blabbering. Please enjoy Alessadra’s pics! More to come …