Friday, May 24, 2013

Revolver Revelation- Best Haircut EVER

I have very difficult hair. It is soft to the touch, but takes a very long time to style and dry. I have tried products and straighteners galore, and lately have been defaulting to a pony tail as my go-to look.

Have you ever looked at yourself and felt like you were looking at someone you didn't recognize? Well that is how I have been feeling. As a special pick-me-up, I decided to get a haircut. I booked with a new person, Sam, at the Revolver Salon, which is part of Ricky's on 87th and Broadway, NYC.

I had been to many places in the city to get my hair cut, and was not really impressed with the results. However, my life has been transformed.  Sam gave me the BEST HAIRCUT of my LIFE.  I watched him style, chop, and thin away the frizzy bulk that has kept me prisoner.  The haircut lady actually swept five times during the process.  I went from "cousin it" to "it girl"!

If you don't believe me, just LOOK at the before an after!

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a tad. It was more like this:

Well, that's what it FELT LIKE!

But instead, it looked like this! AFTER MUCH PRODUCT.


I am totally going back to Sam for a Keratin treatment to tame my tresses for good! I am hoping this haircut is the kick in the pants I need to get my life in gear.  At the very least, it will keep me from melting in the sweltering subway heat of the NYC Summers.

If you are like me, and can't manage your hair anymore, you MUST see SAM ALTER. At Revolver Salon: 212-496-2074!   
Sam is also a make-up artist.  Check out his website:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Prada's Gatsby- bejeweled dreamlike costumes

On display to the public, until May 12th, in the Prada store in SOHO (NYC), are the physical evidence of a decadent dream.  A dream of the roaring 1920's in all their splendor. With jewels upon jewels glimmering and beaded dresses oddly still.  One can picture vivacious women bringing them to life and movement making a cacophonous sound of the beaded fringed hems.


The last dress in this sequence is the piece de resistance. Daisy's party dress.  Daisy's "old money" class separates her from the pack- the color makes her seem innocent and pure, although in truth she is more superficial than all the rest. 

The costume designer of Baz Luhrman's Great Gatsby used Prada to create the female scene in the movie, hitting theaters this Friday.

Seeing the costumes and living in New York bring an air of reality to this fantastic fantasy. Although the story teaches us many lessons, it is hard to see anything past the bright glimmer of these ladies!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Living Lockets from Origami Owl

Leave it to a 16 year old to come up with this generation's locket. Clear glass with magnetic closure, this vessel is perfect for displaying symbolic and cute as hell charms that can change as easily as your mood!

Origami Owl is the company name, and endless possibilities of lockets await you at their site. Choose your metal locket, with or without bling, choose your chain (various lengths and thicknesses) and then let the fun begin! From birthstone charms to initials to hobbies, etc, these gifts provide a LOT of sparkle for a reasonable price.  Plus, they ship in a super cute take-out container!

Total cost for a necklace can be as low as $40 range, depending on what you pick/ how many charms you order.

Kim Callahan, the super sweet rep who sold me my necklace does house parties! So for a more interactive experience and social hour with friends, invite her to host! (if you live in Long Island/ tri-state area). She will bring everything you need to pick out an awesome necklace for yourself or as a gift:

Here are some of the billions of possibilities that await you!