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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My first time as a Parade Princess

Maxine Tatlonghari in PRIDE Parade 2013

My first time as a Parade Princess, PRIDE 2013 – Pinup Girl Style.

When I was in high school, I had been in a few parades as a Banner Girl carrying our school sign.  While it was always fun (we were even in the Hollywood Christmas parade), it was exhausting.  We wore these 3-inch boots and sometimes, well, let’s just say that marching after horses isn’t always fun.

Well, flash forward a few years 🙂 and my Chamber besty, Mylena Christina of LIFT) and I were invited as Board Members to sit in the Chamber convertible, and introduce EAT SHOP PLAY to the community.  How excited were we?

Well, I knew I wanted to go full GLAMAZON since it was PRIDE and you can be as over the top as you want to be here in WeHo.  So I decided to channel Mariah Carey and Marilyn Monroe (who BTW, is clearly a HUGE Real Vanity Girl inspiration for your gorgeous rooms! 🙂

HAIR:  I asked Tanya of Untamed Instincts to give me Mariah Carey diva hair.  She explained that the pinup style I usual favor features undulating curls that go downward, but Mariah has these waves that go outward.  And she wanted it to be BIG BIG. Like we could see it from miles away.  Which was the case, because my friend Miles said she could see my hair coming down the street!  Products used – Kevin Murphy and DermOrganics and lots of her technique, a curling iron and pin curls … and of course, a teasing brush!

MAKEUP:  My friend, stylist Joey Galon, introduced me to Hollywood MUA MaxiTone a couple of weeks ago and he is amazing.  Like he’s worked with Niecey Nash, Christina Milian and Lea Salonga, so I knew he would know how to bring out the best in my Filipino features.  I really loved how he got my skin so flawless (using his own line which is launching soon) and my eyes!  The orange and green and purples and lashes … oh my.  It was a makeup junkie’s dream!

FROCK:  What to wear, what to wear, what to wear? Well how lucky am I that Joey has a passion for preparing women for special occasions, so he had a few concepts in mind.  Given the colors of our Eat Shop Play Program, we opted for the orange.  I went to the Pinup Girl Boutique, and Natasha and the team helped me decide on the Monica Dress in Peach (close enough to orange!)  It was perfect.  Click here to read more about the dress.

If you’d like to see more pics – please check out my Instagram!  What about you?  Have you ever been in a parade?  Post a comment and or link below …

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:

FASHION NOTES:

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.

TRAVEL NOTES:

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!

xoxo

Maxine @VanityGirl 

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

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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 …

xoxo
Maxine