Monday, October 27, 2014

Amaluna is a Haute Ticket!




Cirque du Soliel’s Amaluna invites Atlanta audiences to a mysterious island of goddess guided by the moon, provoking imagination and emotion. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, Atlantans packed the house to see the story that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance written and directed by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus.

During the wake of a storm, a group of men land on the island sending sparks flying between the queen’s daughter and a young suitor, but as fate would have it their love is tested. The beauty of their relationship is played out as they discover the power of their union.

The 52-member Amaluna cast is comprised of 70% women along with an entire female band. In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, the cast performed exciting stunts complete with acrobatic tricks highlighting a mid air ballet dance and hand balancing on the edge of a water bowl.

Amaluna runs through November 30th in Atlanta. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Haute Beauty Look!

The Tom Ford Beauty cosmetic line is gorgeous! Here's my pre-fall look using the most amazing beauty must-haves in luxury cosmetics.



Here are 10 Tom Ford beauty essentials that made my look HAUTE!

1. Eye Primer Duo
2. Illuminating Primer
3. Traceless Foundation Stick (Praline)
4. Concealing Pen (Medium)
5. Eye Color Quad (Orchid Haze)  
6. Eye Defining Pen
7. Brow Sculptor (Chestnut)
8. Conturing Cheek Color
9. Lip Color (Violet Fatale)  
10. Translucent Finishing Powder


Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Haute Look!

My Better Mornings Atlanta TV look was compliments of Neiman Marcus... the dress ($275)  is by Erin and the coat is Christian Dior ($4,100). 

A special thank you to Makeup Artist Gwynnis Mosby and hair by Jennifer Green and Zara Green (Instagram:  @Zara1)


Haute Fall Fashion and Beauty Trends!

I teamed up with Neiman Marcus Atlanta to bring you the latest fall fashion and beauty looks. Neiman Marcus Atlanta PR Director Rebecca Brodnan and I appeared on Better Mornings Atlanta to highlight the seasons new colors... as well as Global Chic fashion trends.

Here are 7 Fashion Trends for Fall 2014

1. Green and Gray are power players this season
2. The year round bootie makes a statement
3. Large Chunky Jewelry is Tres Chic
4. The Clutch brings your outfit to life
5. Outer Wear adds personality
6. Bold prints makes Global Chic Haute
7. A statement bag in a bold color gives the wow factor





When it comes to makeup looks our models wore amazing eye shadow palettes by Chanel (Green) Les 4 Ombres, Christian Dior (Gray) The Bar and Bobbi Brown (Global Chic). Christian Dior and Chanel models gave us strong eyes and nude lips, while Bobbi Brown highlighted skin looking like skin with a flawless foundation and a rosy lip. 



Atelier Is Haute!

My new fragrance obsession from Paris... Atelier's Orange Sanguine is extremely lovely. It makes me smile when I apply it to my wrists and the back of my ear.  

It's the kind of fragrance that evokes special memories. It's the first Maison de Parfum dedicated to cologne. The Cologne Absolue celebrates the essence of citrus fragrances and oils such as blood orange; it's a central ingredient in making pure perfume.

The blending process literally takes the woman or man who wears it around the world. Top notes include blood orange from Italy, bitter orange from Spain and red mandarin from Italy. Heart notes include, Jasmine from Egypt, geranium from South Africa and black pepper from Madagascar. The mixture concludes with base notes from tonka bean from Brazil, Sandalwood from Indonesia and cedarwood from Texas.

Once applied, I can feel the essential oils on my skin and its lasting power of  something beautiful.






The Atelier Cologne bottles can be refilled or reused. Additionally, travel size fragrances come with an engraved leather case to match the bottle top. You can also add a lovely candle to bring the fragrance into your sacred space. I selected the Rose Anonyme because Turkish rose is one of my favorite scents.

Sodashi Makes Skincare Beautiful

Australian based Sodashi creates some of the most luxurious, chemical-free skincare products on the planet. I love my new Rejuvenate Skin Care Kit for travel. It has everything that I'll need for an upcoming trip to an island paradise... skin boost, face mist, clay cleanser with lavender, face and neck moisturizer, rejuvenating concentrate and an eye and lip smoother.

Sodashi, means wholeness, purity and radiance... it also describes the values of the company which are in line with my own. I'm looking forward to the healing powers of the products imparting a sense of well-being that is more than skin deep.





From London with Love

I love a great scented candle especially the M&J London Samadhi candle. Samadhi is a state of consciousness induced when one enters a state of meditation, going within, being still. The notes include rose, tulsi and karpuura. Together, the fragrances from essential oils create a spiritual place where peace and calm travels through the room, the soul and leaves the spirit refreshed, renewed. 

I absolutely love this candle inspired by different destinations around the world. I discovered it while relaxing at The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Simply breathing in the fragrance settles the mind, body and spirit. It is extremely relaxing and provocative. To reach Samadhi means you have reached enlightenment.


The M&J London candles are hand poured with love with soya wax into recycled glass containers. The candle burns clean. When you're done, you'll be happy to know it's packaged to protect the environment... you can even recycle the box. This is ethical luxury at it's best.

But helping the community doesn't end with the packaging, owner Jennifer McNabb says, every £1 from each large candle sold is donated to the London based women's charity, Eaves. Just imagine, when you purchase a candle from M&J London, you have the power to change lives... now that's money well spent.