Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Beauty, Luxury, POSHGLAM

NARCISO: sensuality in a bottle

NARCISO EDP 2014 90 with pack CMYK A4 300dpi 785x523 NARCISO: sensuality in a bottle
As an admirer of the American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, I’m all ears when something fresh is buzzing via the press waves. His perfume, Narciso Rodriguez for her, is a fave of mine. For nearly ten years people often stop me on the street and ask, “What’s that fragrance,” clearly it’s evolved into my signature scent. With the debut of, NARCISO, a musky warm and sensual parfum, I am swooning, could it be his latest hit has caught my attention? Per the designer this fourth parfum concept is a shout out to Rodriguez’s namesake, “Narciso is such an uncommon name and one can’t help but think of the Greek myth of Narcissus.” Rodriguez hit the jackpot with NARCISO, the woody notes of vetiver united with gardenia and Bulgarian rose truly encapsulate womanliness. To its counterpart, Narciso Rodriguez for her, I admit the rose is a tad delicate and lighter on the nose. Is it premature to say I’m cheating on my unique scent? I confess I’ve begun layering the two, and the response from passersby is amazingly affirmative.

Ad wise Rodriguez left no stones unturned by using the Brazilian top model, Raquel Zimmermann, as the seductress who conveys this effortless glamour—she’s definitely not sore on the eyes. Playing part to the Narciso Rodriguez woman, Zimmermann characterizes joie de vivre and splendor. She mirrors images of the new-fangled container design that embodies this idea of romance and femaleness. “The stone-white color of the bottle was matched to a stone I found on the shore in Cypress on a visit to Aphrodite’s birthplace,” commented Rodriguez.

Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for making me feel like a lady each and every day. Is it valid to say I’m turning into the Narciso Queen?  Perhaps it’s a ménage à trois of the two, Narciso Rodriguez for her and NARCISO, sharing me to fashion my personal aroma.

Go ahead a see what’s in store for you. The NARCISO product range includes: eau de parfum spray (two sizes: $112/$95), scented body lotion ($54) and a musc oil parfum ($155), all sold exclusively at Bloomingdales.

– A sample was provided

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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

Photo Credits: Billy Farrell/Matteo Prandoni/

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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

SK IISigns Eye Mask SK II : A Perfect Pick for Fall

facial treatment clear lotion SK II : A Perfect Pick for Fall


facial treatment essence SK II : A Perfect Pick for Fall


*Samples of products were provided.

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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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