Whether you're old school and get your magazines on your local newsstand, at the airport when you're jetting or on your tablet of choice, we all love our mags and part of the fun happens to be the covers! With 2013 being days away, we have chosen 8 of our favorite covers that we flipped through. Take some time to check out our gallery to see what we loved this year! Our covers include various editions of Glamour UK, Elle, Vogue Germany and Grazia Australia to name a few!
As some of you may know, next Wed I will be shooting a campaign for a luxe brand in a fab major magazine! The following week I will also shoot a video as well. As many of you know, I'm frequently on HSN (back next month) as well so the fact is - I'm always prepping for the next shoot. I have a series of items that are a must in making your skin look amazing. Even though I think that you should always treat your skin right, I'm a firm believer that a week prior to any shoot, video or segment you must do a few things a little different. In addition to my increased workout regimen, I step up my beauty game! Below are some fab items that I definitely approve of!
I have been a Palmer's Cocoa Butter girl since I can remember (first memory - being 3 using it and currently, I go through quite a bit of this - no container is large enough to last around me)! It makes sure that you're skin has a fab glow, you smell like a walking cocoa butter ball and your skin is ultra soft - all things that play well for the camera. Over the past year, I have been a fan of my Clarisonic Mia which is perfect for my face, has timed rotations and keeps my face glowing! So when the Clarisonic Plus arrived at my door, I knew that this would be an updated oldie but goodie that I would not want to miss using whether I'm at home or on the road traveling! I love that this is for the face and the body which means super soft skin all over when you leave the shower with heads that are appropriate to use! With all the focus on the skin, I do believe in body scrubs which should be used twice a week. I'm always trying something new but I love Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox - smells phenom and it's super invigorating! Finally, it's all about the lips. Philosophy has a Kiss Me exfoliating lip cream that is amazing and using this (I love doing it daily a week prior to an appearance or shoot) will only enhance your pucker, allow your gloss to go on evenly and make you feel better. Protect your lips by constantly moisturizing. I just became addicted to Sally Hansen's Vita B which leaves a nice layer without being crazy. WARNING - it's super addicting and you will go through a tube very quickly!
So last week, I attended the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at the New York Public Library at Bryant Park. Being able to walk around the library after hours with a cocktail in hand was definitely a lot of fun and I loved the little sign details that directed you to areas that had more beverages and more that didn't! I have to say that this sign (Paul directed me to it) seems to definitely encompass a lot of what is going on within the Kimmie and Kitten Lounge brands! It's always fun to see amazing emails about items as well as attending meetings and trips about Project(s) X but it's so hard not being able to share them until I'm given the green light! It's a constant state of giddiness, I will say that! I feel that over the past few months that the team has been working double time when it has come to Kimmie's Gimmies (fun event tomorrow thanks to our partners at Lucky Magazine, Bloomingdales and Dior - tweets will be flowing), appearances and networks that I have recently joined which are always good things!
I love that next weekend (Memorial Weekend) I'll be back on HSN May 27th at 2am and 7am and then again on May 28th at 6am sharing fab shoes from Sebago on air for an hour each. Interestingly enough, an hour for each slot seems to run by like 2 seconds and of course, I'm in the final days of choosing what my final looks will be for each slot. I love that literally the same day I'm flying out I will have a super cute photoshoot as I'm joining a fab magazine network which definitely makes me super happy and you'll hear tweets about this next Thurs I'm sure.
Beyond that, we also know that I will be working on my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Fall 11 collaboration which will be out soon - working on the official photoshoot is always something that I enjoy doing and having notables involved with it is even better! Of course, I always have to do things above and beyond so I can't wait to show how this lookbook will truly come to life and of course, while I'm at it, I will do the same for Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 which is a new baby that's been added to the mix! With so much going on, the sign is actually comforting to know that this is just the normal state of things in terms of Team Kimmie and Team Kitten Lounge but the best part of a secret is when you have the opportunity to share it!
Kitten Lounge's Holiday Gift Guide launches on Mon! All the goodies that you can possibly imagine will be included. Whether it's for your friends, co-workers, family, loved one or new interest - we have you covered. You never know what will be included and we will continue to add throughout the season as the guide runs through Jan 15th. We have two fab examples of items that you will find. If you're looking for something for your cousin who is all about Juicy Couture but would love something exclusive, then she'll love the J Diamond Pull that is a limited edition and was released earlier this month.
Of course, I have my eye on not only the iPad (love that at Rebecca Minkoff's holiday party I received a gorgeous Touch and Go iPad Case and at the breakfast, I later received the matching coin zip too - can't wait to share some phenomenal details that will involve RM and Kitten Lounge) but also amazing apps that will allow me to flip through my favorite magazines when I get back to serious traveling. After seeing it and playing with it, it's my new obsession and is at the top of my list and I do believe that I have been very good this year. I've started making my list and am checking it for anything that I may have missed! What's on your wishlist this year?
Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday (yes I know we are enjoying our long weekend during Labor Day); however, it's crazy how many shows and events take place right before or after the official start of Fashion Week (Sept 9th - Sept 16th). I find that this is the time that I start seriously prepping my mind, body and soul during this time! You can never be prepared and it's all about having great skin! Thankfully Terralina is the perfect way to start such a prep as well as to continue on as we head into the fall! Whether you know them from their presence on Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Elle etc - it's important to know that they are all about natural beauty! Throughout this Fashion Week period, you will hear about amazing brands that are sponsoring this site for a number of items and not only will you be able to find out about them but we hope you try them out as many are providing incentives!
Terralina is providing an amazing deal where if you buy 1 item, you receive the 2nd identical one free! How many times have we loved something and realized we should have stocked up on it - so this is the perfect solution! In addition, the belief in natural beauty created a product that was free of toxins and one that you could wear without worrying about the dangerous prolonged effects and of course, they do no animal testing at all! Whether you're looking too exfoliate, lotion or other items within your skincare regimen - we definitely suggest Terralina.
We all know that the September issue is the most important one of the entire year. Even with ad sales being down by about a third, it's still very much so anticipated. This year, we have all been able to see a lot more of Ms Anna Wintour and this fall, there is a movie that goes behind the scenes and to the Editor in Chief herself to learn more about her and her vision for Vogue. This launches August 28th with a full release Sept 11th! Check our the trailer for The September Issue!
We have so many shows that we love to watch and Lipstick Jungle is one of them. So since it starts later on today, enjoy some behind the scenes footage of the models that are not only Janice Dickinson models but they are also found within the pages of Bonfire Magazine! Have fun reviewing the clips and let me know what you think of the show so far!
Lucky Magazine is running a contest where you will get to style a section of the magazine! Let your inner creativity flow! Three winners will be selected and they will get to style a shoot for Lucky Brand jeans. Enter to win and click the image to start contributing!
There are certain times during the year that I absolutely love to be in the midst of shopping mania! One of them is when Lucky Magazine holds its Lucky Shops event! I love going and checking out a variety of items that are greatly reduced while enjoying some cocktails. Each fall that I have attended, the deals have been better and I have walked away with some great finds and awesome goodies to go with it (I am still giddy about my Tory Burch bag and the most amazing CK seamless panties - TMI I know but I love them so it's ok). This year, Lucky Shops will be at the Metropolitan Pavilion on November 7th and 8th. This year the denim bar is back thanks to Lycra and of course Singer will be there for complimentary hemming. Lucky's "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Look" will be available for purchase and I love that Benefit will have a Brow Bar. With so many giveaways available and more, you'll want to get your tickets to be apart of this. In addition, the lovelies at Lucky Shops want to give you a little love so we have a giveaway for the coveted goodie bag! One of you will win this bag stuffed to the brim with goodies by visiting the site and providing comments here on the following question: Tell me why you like Lucky Shops and what you hope to get while there from the vendors that will be attending this shopping event. Those with the correct answer will be randomly drawn. Winners will be announced on Oct 24th! If you're going let me know and I'm sure I will see you there!
Today was amazing as I purchased Sex and the City on DVD (woohoo and yes I saw it in the theater) and today I get to follow it up with something as equally enjoyable! I love when the fall season starts and you get to see a lot of new shows and of course you get to have your old favorites back. NBC's Lipstick Jungle kicks off its second season at 10pm EST! I am very excited as I am a huge fan of Lindsey Price and think that she is the cutest. In addition to watching Lindsey, I love the portions that include Bonfire Magazine whose cover girl is none other than Hazuki who is one of Janice Dickinson's models. In this clip, you learn about Hazuki and what modeling means to her, her personal style and how it is to be at the agency. I can't wait for season 2 to start and if you're fan, let me know!
I can't tell you how many salads I go through in a general week but any chance I get to add some goodness to leafy greens is much appreciated! Working Mother Magazine and Kraft Dressing teamed up to promote good health by making July 30th, National Bring Your Salad to Work Day in an effort to encourage women to do something good for their bodies and to get some much needed energy. Interestingly enough, the 2007 Best Working Mother Companies were given the opportunity to win a salad maekover. The winner would receive a visit from the Working Mothers Sampling Squad and they would give out Kraft Salad Dressing On the Go Packs. Tomorrow, Liz Claiborne will receive this makeover.
So set a time for tomorrow and see who can make the yummiest salad with the freshest ingredients tomorrow. Not only should this be done tomorrow but having a group salad day once a week is great and doing it with others will definitely be an encouragment. If you work from home or freelance, you can still get in on the fun whether you meet up with other freelancers or you decide to eat it in the park. Whichever way you do it, make this apart of your lifestyle and check out Krafts Dressings on the Go! Tomorrow, you'll see pictures from the Working Mother Squad's makeover at Liz Claibourne's headquarters!
To make sure that you get to know about the accessories and designers that you should know about, make sure you visit See Pretty Things! Named, Accessories Magazine's "Best Accessory Blog of 2006" - this is definitely a site for those that are accessories obsessed or simply curious about this end of the fashion/style spectrum. This blog has your daily fix of all things accessories and ensures that you know a great way to incorporate it into your wardrobe! In addition, you don't have to be selfish, you can also make sure that others get to know your great style by choosing these items as gifts when you're not sure what you should get (or what's out there). Take a daily 5 minute break and make sure you bookmark this site! To find out more, you'll have to visit the site and get connected to who I'm watching next!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.