December 9, 2010

Dan Aykroyd says Newfoundland is the most romantic place in the world

 Want more info on this Vodka Dan is talking about on show.....

Me, Dan Aykroyd and Jennifer Kennedy at Bianca's Restaurant for our Christmas Party

As you know I live in St.John's Newfoundland, Canada. Most people when I travel to the USA or to Europe have no idea where it is...I often say it is close to where the Titanic went down and then they say..."ohhhh, must be cold". Haha, well sometimes it is, yes. However today it is sunny and 6 degrees celcius which is about 42 Fahrenheit and there is no snow at all.

As for the Crystal Head Vodka I have drank it many times and it is excellent. The Skull shaped bottle always gets attention, so much attention that Ontario has banned it from the liquor stores because they believe the bottle is scary....seriously ?
Read about the ban in Ontario here

This is what Dan has posted on his website,

Crystal Head vodka is the pure pleasure choice for consumers who wish to treat themselves, step up, and enjoy a finer vodka. Our beverage consists of the proprietary mash and the deep glacial aquifer Newfoundland water – and that’s it!

Crystal Head vodka tastes like no other vodka in the world.

That is because there is no question as to the quality and high standards applied in the production of Crystal Head vodka. It is quadruple (not over) distilled at the government of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador distillery corporation in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada.

Our vodka is thrice filtered thrugh charcoal and then thrice filtered through Herkimer diamonds. (search Griffiss Air Force base, Rome, New York). Many common vodka producers add industrial oils in an attempt to attain satiny, velvety smoothness. This often results in an artificial, viscous mouth feel. There are zero additives in Crystal Head vodka – no glycol (an ingredient for engine anti-freeze); no citrus oil (used in its raw form as an insect exterminant); and no raw sugar (finely produced vodka does not need any sugar). Tasting notes remarked on a “vanilla, sweet flavor, dry, crisp, with a kick of heat off the finish,” making it simply unlike any other vodka.

Dan Aykroyd

I think that Dan has created a great product that can be a good topic of conversation.
What's your opinion on the skull head bottle ? Seriously does it creep you out ?

December 5, 2010

Step by Step : Smokey Eyes

Smokey eyes are sultry and mysterious. Follow these step by steps to achieve this look.

 Choose eyeshadows and eye liners in greys,violets, browns or soft black. First apply a light base coat of concealer on the eyelid to even the skin. Next apply eyeliner in and along the lash line of top and bottom, a little thicker in the middle.
The trick is to blend everything well to achieve a smokey effect. Using a small rounded brush smoke your darkest shade over the liner working your way up blending the color upwards. Smoke the same shade under the eye. In the crease you can use your medium shade. I like to use a bronze or gold. Apply a light skin color shadow under the brow. Then add mascara. If you want a more dramatic smokey eye line the inside of the eye top and bottom and add false eyelashes.
Because there can be a lot of fallen eyeshadow lying on the under eye...apply foundation last. Take a makeup wipe when your smokey eye is complete and clean away fallen shadow and apply foundation then.
My fav makeup palette for Smokey Eyes right now is the MAC HOLIDAY KIT.

December 3, 2010

Top 5 Christmas gift for the Ladies

Have you been bad but she's been good ? Make up for it this Holiday Season with these fabulous gifts that every girl would love to receive.  
My top 5 gifts for the ladies are...

#1. Gift Card from Atlantica Restaurant and The Beach House in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.

People have travelled from all over the world to experience the best cuisine with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic ocean. You can also stay in one of their luxury suites...

#2. Michael Kors Wallet Clutch for iPhone
Everyone loves their iPhone, let's give it some glitter and glamour from Michael Kors.

#3. Turquoise with Diamond Earrings from Tiffany&CO.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend....especially from Tiffany's.

#4 UGG & Jimmy Choo Limited Edition Boots
Take the comfort of UGG and the glam of Jimmy Choo and we have our new 'need to have' fashion accessory. There are many styles to choose from all unique and beautifully detailed.

#5 Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne
Pink bubbly goodness that fits perfectly in her Christmas stocking.

November 25, 2010

The French know how to do it right...

Galerie Lafayette Shopping Center - Paris, France

The decorations were to perfection. In the centre of Galerie Lafatte is a 4 story Christmas tree, beautifully  
decorated with colorful glass bulbs and detailed golden accents... breathtaking. Tiffanay's , Louis Vuitton and Prada are a few of the luxury brands available here. The day that I was there was a busy Saturday in November and the place was flooded with shoppers looking for that special something. If you are in Paris make sure this is a place on your list of places to visit. 

November 22, 2010

Did you cry when Bambi died ?

Did you cry when Bambi died ? Well Bambi has made a come back on the runways in Paris for those who want to walk a mile in Bambi shoes. These shoes were worn by Model Eilish Browne for a L'Oreal photo shoot on Rue Royale in Paris on Novemeber 9th.  Want them ? JC de Castelbajac is the designer and they retail for 520.00 Euro.

Need a matching Jacket ? Check out the whole Bambi Collection...

These black and white striped killers are really only for those who don't plan on walking much. Strike a pose !

November 18, 2010

Jennifer and Gel Media Canada

Expect more fashion interviews from the music industry in the future. Gel Media has me to join their team and to interview and blog about all the latest styles in the music industry.

November 15, 2010

Apocalyptica on tour....will u see them ?

Me and Eicca

Apocalyptica just wrapped a tour in Europe and I had the opportunity to hang with them in Paris...well actually they crashed our party. We happened to be eating at "Nos Ancetres les Gaulois" and when you have 14 Belleza Salon hairdressers from beautiful Knoxville, TN and 1 Canadian girl from St.John's, NL (that would be me) partying like KNOW we will get attention. The guys were easy going and joined our table for drinks.....little did they know hairdressers can't resist long for a laugh the Tennessee ladies braided the hair of  some of the band members. They must have loved how crazy we were  as we were on route to Moulin Rouge and they tagged along with us, metro ride and all. To be honest most of us had no idea who Apocalyptica were and after returning to Canada I researched the band and I am a new fan of their music. The band from Finnland has been together since 1993 , they are an orchestral rock band and they are super talented. Apocalyptica will take a Metallica song and create a totally different sound , all instrumental using the cello... brilliant.  Mikko is the drummer and and he likes to record songs naked and the rest of the band did the same so I have read on their website.  These guys are free spirits with a passion for music and fashion in the 80's rocker sense.
Want your hair long like Eicca Toppinen ? To get that look fast you could get hair extensions to add length and thickness. I have great length hair extensions myself and I love them. It will cost about $1000.00 and up but only grows 1/2 inch per month so if you want it fast, money talks. Also to get a rockstar hair color like Mikko Siren have a haircolorist do a balayage technique to create an effect that the sun has lightened some of the ends. Mikko's may be his natual...I didn't ask as with this technique,only your hairdresser knows.  Let's not forget Paavo Lotjonen...he keeps his hair short and is creative with his facial hair. Use a transparent shaving oil instead of a cream so you can see as you design and sculpt that facial hair. L'Oreal Professionel has a men's line of haircare products Homme that I would recommend to achieve these looks. Matte is my fav as it does what it says, no shine, matte finish with a small amount of hold.
The seventh studio album "7th Symphony" from rock Finnish cello-quartet Apocalyptica is in stores everywhere.
Mikko, the drummer and I

Perttu Kivilaakso, Mikko and I

Want to see them perform live ? Here is a list of their upcoming tour dates...
11/25 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/27 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
11/29 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
11/30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
12/01 London, ON Cowboy's
12/02 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/03 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
12/04 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
12/05 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
12/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
12/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/09 Richmond, VA The National
12/10 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
12/12 Knoxville, TN Valarium
12/13 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
12/14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
12/15 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
12/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Apocalyptia on tour....will u see them ?

November 4, 2010

Sushi with Nutella ?

OK, I am a sushi lover...I am not afraid to try any type of sushi, sashimi etc. I'm in Paris right now and went out for dinner last night at ID Sushi Restaurant to find Sushi with Nutella on the menu.  I love Nutella...which is a hazel nut chocolate spread if you didn't know. Intrigued and somewhat grossed out by it...we decided that we needed to try this. Actually it wasn't so bad, kind of like a rice pudding......thoughts ?

October 25, 2010

Obtain a glamorous look thanks to eyelash extensions!

Obtain a glamorous look thanks to eyelash extensions!: "Find a Misencil technician nearest you"

I have tried many eyelash products in the past...anything from MAC Lashes that stay on for an evening to Rapid Lash which helps lashes grow longer. I have tried primers first , then mascara on top...have bought the expensive mascara and lower priced. My latest trial was Mistencil Lashes. Eryn Wall, a stylist with me at The Head Room in St.John's , Canada extended my lashes for me 3 weeks ago. Mistencil lashes are very natural and glamourous. I have had lash extensions before, but not like these. I don't feel them on my eyes at all and I don't need to use mascara now ! Loves ! The whole procedure is very relaxing...I actually feel asleep. The first application of the lashes took about 1 hour. 2 1/2 weeks later I had my lashes filled as some had fallen out like natural lashes do. Eryn is very professional and explains the whole service and what you need to use after to maintain your lashes. I have a heated eyelash curler now that does not hold the lashes, it is safe and gentle. The price is from $150.00-$250.00 depending on how many lashes you want and need. Oh by the way...these are the ONLY lash extensions that have Health Canada's approval...always good to know. I love my lashes ! Want Glamourous yet natural looking lashes too ? Call The Head Room Salon, 709-579-6161 and make an appointment with Eryn Wall, you will love them !
Click here for before and after pics of lashes

October 19, 2010

Model Aline Weber looking beautiful on ELLE Brazil Cover

Aline Weber on Elle Cover Oct 2010 and Spanish Vogue 2010. I met Aline and did her hair for New York Fashion week this past September, 6am call time for J.Mendel Show. Weber was an interesting lady, witty and funny. She looks fabulous on this cover ! Below is a photo of Aline and I backstage ...thanks for bending down as I am only 5'3.

October 12, 2010

Veronica Webb at Instyle Magazine Party, New York

Do you like Veronica Web's Green and Black lace dress ?

Hair for the Runway of Elene Cassis by L'Oreal Professionel Team

These "American Twists" were achieved by crimping some sections for added thickness and texture, then wrapping the hair crown to achieve the volume in the front. Beautiful and elegant that compliment Elene Cassis's clothing collection.

October 10, 2010

QVC Fashion Show at Rockefeller Centre NYC

Myself and Celebrity Hairstylist Chaz Dean

Kim and Khloe Kardashian Clothing line for QVC

Hairstylist Anna Lee  from Chaz Dean Studio

Backstage with Makeup artist Jorge Luis Buenavad and Denise Richards 
Ericka Jasmine Gonzalez wearing K-Dash and Charlotte Russe

Chaz and I working on model/actress Meredith Deacon

Jen Abrams and Team

QVC really knows how to have a party, there were celebs everywhere you turned and the Chaz Dean and QVC team were so wonderful. Love you guys !

Photos : Gillian Fisher