Sunday, March 7, 2010
I love Fashion Week… Its fast-paced, inspiring and glamourous shows motivate me to paint pretty. Another thing I love just as much is giving back. This year, while fashion models strutted the cat-walk looking flawless, I dedicated my personal time to mentoring young women with the help of my friend and client, singer Adrienne Bailon at the Lower East Side Girls Club local charity.
I spent months researching charities that promote self-confidence and self esteem for young women. I came across The Lower East Side Girls Club in NYC and thought they were a perfect match. They prepare the girls for real life experiences such as college interviews and internships. With the generous sponsorship from NYC NEW YORK CITY COLOR, JOSIE MARAN, GIELLA CUSTOM BLEND COSMETICS and SALLY HANSEN, we gifted these amazing girls with great tools to promote natural beauty from the inside out.
Adrienne Bailon, native lower east side girl herself, was so great as she answered questions and shared advice and life experiences with the girls. She also modeled for me as I gave a full makeup lesson, revealed tricks of the trade and exposed the “real” beauty in each of them. I focused on adding bits of color to enhance and brighten the face rather then cover or conceal. Thanks again to Adrienne, NYC New York City Color, Josie Maran, Sally Hansen and Giella for helping put smiles on their young faces. A special thanks to The Lower East Side Girls Club for putting a big smile on my face and hopefully all of yours.
PS. If you know of any local charities such as TLESGC, please let me know as Id love to continue “Giving Pretty.”
Xo – Mario
Lilly from The Sheppard recently got in touch with some exclusive details about Kim’s involvement in a philanthropic campaign supported by a number of well-known celebrities including Kim!
Australia Luxe Collective’s STOMP Campaign unites celebrities to raise funds and awareness for global causes through online sales. Luxury Lifestyle Company engages celebrities from Goldie Hawn to Cindy Crawford to “stomp out” global issues with cause marketing campaign.
The Luxe STOMP campaign http://www.australialuxeco.com/stomp launched recently and has attracted several other high profile “Stompers” including; Cindy Crawford, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lil’ Mama, Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo!
STOMP Campaign is a prime example of how celebrities such as Kim Kardashian are giving back to society, raising awareness for environmental and social issues.
Kim was spotted out and about yesterday prior to celebrating her boyfriend Reggie Bush’s birthday. Kim was photographed by paparazzi at the nail salon getting pampered, picking up dry cleaning and then shopping before being swamped by awaiting paps and an eager autograph hunter who looked to be overwhelming Kim a little bit. Kim looks cute in a pair of skinny fit jeans, a black shirt and a nice blazer.
When I am with my girl Lala I always refer to our time together as being "in LaLa Land" because I zone out with her and we just have so much fun...we caught up and got our much needed girl time at Katsuya!
I had the BEST time at my Vegas fragrance launch after party last weekend. Shout out to Mr. Mike Snedegar for always help throw the best parties Vegas has seen!! Check out my cake!!!!!
I love bangles! They can really set off an outfit and I love that you can mix and match different styles to create something unique. I wore a selection of Loren Jewels bangles at my Sephora fragrance launch in South Beach! I found some really great bangles online that I think you guys will love!!! Do you guys have any favorite jewelry fashion trends right now?
1. Arden B, 3 piece Rhinestone Bangle Set - $24 http://bit.ly/bg2w6p
2. Max and Chloe, Snake Bangle - $190 http://bit.ly/9cJKYf
3. Guess Rhinestone Snake Bracelet $28 http://bit.ly/ciSE19
4. Selena Bangle set $75 http://bit.ly/dAZZc6
5. House of Harlow 1960 Red Cabochon Stone Bangle, $150 http://bit.ly/do4zlI
6. Nugaard Leather Wrapped Bangle, $20, http://bit.ly/9t51ix