Wednesday, September 10th, 2014


@CLUBW offers POSHGLAM Readers 3 bottles for the price of 1

632x632 clubw @CLUBW offers POSHGLAM Readers 3 bottles for the price of 1

Club W is a global winery revolutionizing the way people discover, buy and share wine. It all starts with our Palate Profile that asks you 6 simple questions about your tastes. From there, you are recommended bottles of wine that match your flavors so you’re guaranteed to receive a delicious bottle every time. Club W is the only wine club where you are in control and it’s delivered directly to your office or front door with no commitment. They’ve removed the hassle, guesswork and pretentiousness out of picking the perfect bottle of wine so all you need to focus on is enjoying a great bottle of wine!

Club W is offering POSHGLAM Readers a special promotion of 3 bottles of wine for the price of 1. Don’t forget to enter ‘poshglam’ at checkout. Enjoy!

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

Luxury, New York, POSHGLAM

Dom Pérignon & Iris van Herpen Collaborate for NY Fashion Week

Jim ClerkinCarmelo AnthonyNicole RuvoandKamal Hotchandani 785x522 Dom Pérignon & Iris van Herpen Collaborate for NY Fashion Week New York City is for lovers of the senses and sometimes fashion week gets it just right, by combining all five effortlessly. Dom Pérignon’s collaboration with award-winning Dutch designer Iris van Herpen; celebrated a night of fashion, first looks, and if you were lucky, maybe a Bucks Fizz or two. The eclectic mix in attendance included; Kelly Rutherford, Carmelo Anthony, Joe and Nick Jonas, Bryan Greenberg, Brian Atwood, and Paz de la Huerta. With models Coco Rocha, Anja Rubik, and Hannelore Knutson hand to represent Fashion Week’s finest. As well as Liz Swig, Constantin Bjerke, Richard Pandiscio and Todd Eberle. Paz 420x632 Dom Pérignon & Iris van Herpen Collaborate for NY Fashion WeekOn Wednesday, September 3rd guests arrived by private boat from Manhattan to be immediately greeted with glasses of Dom Pérignon Vintage ‘04 to kick off the party. As Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation was transformed into a unique experiential journey, through a labyrinth of spaces. Brightly lit, vibrant installations lured the privileged few through the cornucopia of pleasures, where contortionist performed and revelers cavorted. All to get the first glimpse at the exclusive gift box and label created by van Herpen exclusively for Dom Pérignon’s Vintage 2004.

Iris van Herpen Anja Rubik Arnaud de Saignes 451x632 Dom Pérignon & Iris van Herpen Collaborate for NY Fashion Week Throughout its history, Dom Pérignon has been intricately linked to the concept of metamorphosis. With their collaboration inspired by exactly this: signifying the closure of one period and the birth of another, and a powerful symbol of evolution, transformation and renaissance. The big reveal of the evening being Cocoonase, a made-to-order piece of art created by Iris van Herpen and inspired by the importance of time and crafting with each exquisite vintage. Van Herpen is known for her futuristic, darkly fantastical aesthetic, as well as clothes that generate sound–to the touch. Dom Pérignon for playful expression and a taste for reinvention. Making them a perfectly complimentary pair. In the outdoor garden there was something for every palette explore, a specially created menu by Olivier Cheng Catering and Events, including floating trays of Caviar with Golden Beet, Yuzu Mascarpone Gelee on black toast, and Foie Gras Pistachio Truffle with Mostarda. The night culminated with dancing to Grammy-nominated (and ridiculously beautiful) MGMT frontman, Andrew VanWyngarden’s exclusive DJ set.

– Falene Nurse

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

Beauty, Luxury, POSHGLAM

SK-II : A Perfect Pick for Fall

brightening derm moisturizer SK II : A Perfect Pick for Fall As a stay at home mom to a toddler boy plenty of life changes have transpired in my life since his birth. One in particular is my overall daily skin care regime. After three years of trying to combat the melasma that’s engulfed my forehead I’ve reduced my facial routine to monthly laser zappings and a wash of soap and water. Recently I met a mom in the park who had immaculate skin; she was glowing from head to toe. I asked her about her beauty secret, and she proclaimed, ‘Pitera’, an ingredient found in Saki. I said what is that? She gave me a sales pitch on SK-II, this infamous line created in Japan (the one youngling Kate Bosworth is the spokes model for). It’s supposedly annihilates Revive and La Mer. As a devotee of the aforementioned goods I decided to give SK-II a shot.

Days later I happen upon a beauty seat at Saks Fifth Avenue where I meet SK-II’s Brand Ambassador Cecilia Ho who schools me on this supersonic saki-in-a-bottle product. “Scientists deduced the key must lie in the fermentation liquid that the brewers’ hands were in during the sake fermentation process at the SK-II labs,” she states. Essentially their skin was flawless after hours of soaking in the rice water. Research was conducted using 350 strains of yeast and according to Ho a unique yeast strain that held the secret to impeccable skin was found; thus the launch of SK-II’s Pitera™ is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime.

As a novice to the line Ho recommends the Facial Treatment Essence, which contains a base of over 90 percent Pitera. It gently fixes lines and wrinkles and the overall skin surface renewal process. To loosen up the dead skin cells in order to work on highly pigmented areas the Brightening Derm Specialist is another high-quality starter. Ho claims this serum is a go-to for lessening brown spots and intense discoloration. And the final item to incorporate into the SK-II regime is the Facial Clear Lotion, which contains AHA to exfoliate dead skin cells. Ho adds, “Our SK-II philosophy is really to hydrate, and you can never go wrong with too much hydration.”

For anti-aging products Ho steers me towards the Signs Eye Mask which is packed with a punch of hydration and the Facial Treatment Mask, “It’ll deliver a powerful kick of concentrated Pitera within just one use,” exclaims Ho. The eye mask works to reduce crow’s feet and the intense dryness around the eye area. And just as Ho claimed the mask visibly reduced the look of fine lines and dullness in my skin and I felt revived and fresh within minutes.

After several weeks using SK-II am I sold? I would say I am quite satisfied, perhaps its beginners luck … stay tuned for a 6 week update.

– Leah Jayasanker

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Saturday, September 6th, 2014


Dealing With a Player? Bring Your A-Game

sanaa lathan Dealing With a Player? Bring Your A Game

So you’re a lady who has eyes for a ladies’ man. You are certainly not the first, and you won’t be the last.  The game is rough, that’s why you need to learn how to play it. It’s been said to master the game, you must act like a guy. This is totally false. You are not a guy, you’re a girl – a woman – a femme fatale – a divine and amazing creature who is by nature (because Mother Nature is a girl, duh) much more emotionally-intelligent and intuitive than your male counterparts. You also have been blessed with this little thing called cleavage. You are a girl; you have a different (and very powerful) set of weapons, and you my dear, must utilize them. You’ve got a crush on a guy who loves to play games, but every game comes with a set of rules:

1. Avoid Jealousy and Hear-Say. When dealing with a Ladies’ Man, you are bound to run into this. Avoid it! If he is not taking the bait and you see him going after another girl, ignore it! If you hear rumors about him, ignore them! It’s hard to recover from drama especially if it happens too early on. Go about your night un-phased.

2. Be Cool With His Friends. Don’t confuse this with being “one of the guys”, because you are not one of the guys and once he sees you like that, it will be difficult to establish yourself as anything more.  However, if his friends approve of you as being “cool”, this will ease his decision as to whether or not you are a keeper.

3. Keep Your Options Open. You’re a girl remember? Girls always have options. That’s just the way of the world. So even if Mr. Ladies’ Man isn’t blowing up your phone, I’m sure that nice guy from work or the guy you met last week or that guy that’s had a crush on you for five years are all within reach, don’t rule them out!

4. Keep Him Guessing. Don’t make yourself too available. Don’t answer his texts right away or break plans to hang out with him. You are really cool, and really busy (even when you are sitting at home in your flannel PJ’s watching Sex & The City reruns with your dear friends Ben and Jerry).

5. Set Your Standards High From the Get-Go. Patti Stanger says, “The first date sets the precedent for the whole relationship.” Ladies’ Man is working off of his rules, so if the only time he’s hitting you up is past midnight when he wants to meet you at the bar after being out with his friends all night – decline. Unless he is taking you out to dinner or to a movie and treating you like a lady, it’s not a good move. It’s not a good move because that’s not good enough. Period.

6. Lust Isn’t Love Sweetheart. Let him get to know you, and don’t give him any nookie.  If you do, he has nothing else to work toward. You are a present in a big red bow. If you get unwrapped too early, you’ll just become a toy that he gets bored of playing with, and that effing sucks. Don’t put yourself in a position where your decision-making becomes clouded. You are worth the wait, and if he’s worth it, he will recognize this (and respect it).

7. Be Confident! Be Yourself! Never doubt yourself or try to be something you’re not. If you feel like you have to change who you are to please this guy, trust me, he’s not worth it.

8. Keep Your Guard Up. Don’t trust him too easily, but at the same time, still give him the benefit-of-the-doubt. His actions will always speak louder than his words. A lot of guys talk the talk, but many of them do not walk the walk. Don’t try to change him! Even though this seems like a fun challenge with a Ladies’ Man, it’s not. If you put yourself in a position to be walked all over, that is exactly what will happen. He will change if he WANTS to change. Remember most guys are going to tell you what they think you want to hear. Listen to him but be skeptical! He will show you how he really feels through his actions. If you start to see that it’s not going anywhere, be smart enough to walk away with your head held high.

9. Look Hot. It speaks for itself. Do your hair! Treat yourself to a mani/pedi.  Keep your lips glossed and your face fresh! Dress your best, but remember there’s a fine line between sexy and trashy. If you are showing cleavage, don’t show off your legs. If you are wearing a short skirt, wear a blazer. Dress for where you are going, but also dress in such a way that leaves some things up to the imagination.

10. Do Your Own Thing. This is HANDS DOWN the absolute most important rule. It’s great if you have things in common, but you do not have to share every single one of his interests (because that would just make you a “poser”, and that’s so middle school). You have plenty going on in your own life, and if you don’t, it’s time to change that. Fill up your free time with things you truly love doing, whether it be spending time with your friends, working out, traveling, or engrossing yourself in your job or schoolwork. Never become so attached to a guy (or the idea of a relationship) that you stop feeding your own life’s loves. Whether you are in it for the long haul or it doesn’t end up working out, remember you are too precious to ever lose yourself!

If you are forced to play the game, than by all means, play it. Use your tools and use them well.  However, the best guys are the ones that you don’t have to play games with. Sometimes the best relationships come from a situation where there was never a game at all. If you find someone you can have mutual honesty, respect, and trust with from the start…you’re golden!

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

London, Luxury, POSHGLAM, Sponsored

Luxury Posh Glamping! Enjoy

luxury camping Luxury Posh Glamping! Enjoy

Luxury camping kits and glamping, are all the rage right now (especially for love birds). Hey if it was good enough for Matthew McConaughey’s wedding guests, it’s good enough for the rest of us! Long are the days when Keith Chegwin may have caught you on “Down Your Doorstep“, looking rough in your unmentionables at Glastonbury.

Some people (not us here at POSHGLAM) prefer to take a ‘back-to-basics’ approach when they glamp, which makes sense if you are hiking and traveling light (er not with my wardrobe!) However, if you do have a car  and prefer something a bit more up market, why shouldn’t you set up a veritable mini-hotel (or yurt) in the wild? Camping purists have complained that this somewhat misses the point of getting back to nature. To them I say, “well if Mother Nature really wanted us back, she would have given us fur, hooves, and a much stronger immune system, now wouldn’t she?” Instead, she developed grey matter which enables us to invent such fabulous outdoorsy things as portable generators, camping stoves, and king-size inflatable mattresses – in other words,  all the camping equipment you’ll ever need!

You could also argue, that sleeping on a hard surface is better for your back. So is good posture and exercise, but a nice soft place to land is a natural afrodisiac: I’m not ashamed to admit I WANT a nice, big, comfy bed, even in the great outdoors. So, if you fancy a change too, here’s where the inflatable mattresses come in. The best ones are self-inflating (so you don’t have to use your lungs), with a battery that eventually will need to be recharged. You can get cheaper ones that have external air pumps, but that wouldn’t be very romantic or cache now would it?  I personally like mine with a built-in electrical heater. Alternatively, you can get air beds that can be pumped manually by stamping on it repeatedly – a time and calorie-consuming exercise that should be avoided at most costs.

There’s also nothing less satisfying than waking up on a dewy morning and munching on a cereal bar. It’s this type of (so-called) meal that puts people off outdoor activities for life, but it’s actually possible to enjoy a hot, bang up British breakfast, without gathering firewood and rubbing sticks together. Just pack yourself a dual-burner gas stove, and you too could be enjoying a good old fashioned fry-up in no time.

Another particularly unappealing aspect of getting back to nature– especially for women – is popping to the loo. As ‘popping‘ implies that you have somewhere to ‘pop‘, other than behind a tree. However, help is at hand, in the form of collapsible ‘privacy shelters’. Which really makes the whole experience a lot more comfortable and a lot less embarrassing. These can also be fitted with shower attachments, so you can maintain some vestige of cleanliness on your trip.

Finally, what romantic holiday would be complete without our favourite consumer electronics, the laptop, stereo, a portable telly for the foot? Although these can be run on battery power, the batteries don’t tend to last very long, which is why you need a portable generator. Just put a little petrol into the tank, fire up the engine, plug in a four-way, and you’ll feel like you’re back in civilization in no time! Luxury Camping, done that…Now, on to something more insurmountable, check!

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