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My outfit of choice for the evening: H&M dress, Madden Girl booties, Feather headband, vintage jewelry, and obviously not enough makeup. :p Or maybe its the red eye eliminator…something looks funky…
Me and my super sexy boyfriend Michael. Thanks for being my date honey.
Two Point Oh! LA’s First Annual Snowball 2010 was a hit! We had so many attendees and the party was awesome!
Seriously if you have a fashion blog and are considering becoming a member, do it! After a cost benefit analysis, it is sooo worth it! Plus, we get to hang out, meet new people, and blog about it! :p
The standouts of the night were the Chambord blackberry vodka, My Delight’s Bakey Cake Pops, and somuchpretty.com’s beauty bags! All amazing.
Wonderful cupcakes were provided by My Delight Cupcakery (http://mydelightcupcakery.com @My_Delight)
One of the many gifties tables!
Getting my blue hair extension done which I LOVE! I think I am going to get a different color every couple of months!!
Trying my hardest to make a cute bow headband…
The fabulous Kristen Turner of Be Vainglorious or DIY Trying (http://BeVainGloriousorDIYTrying.com @Kris10Turner) was on hand in her DIY Lounge helping guests make their own fantastic accessories. The lounge was sponsored by Forever 21 (http://forever21.com @Forever21_tweet) and International Silks and Woolens (http://internationalsilks.com)
Erica Leigh of Sweets & Hearts in her super cute Vivienne Westwood heels. So jeals.
Erica Leigh and Bren Lee Gomez of So Much Pretty!
Bren Lee Gomez of So Much Pretty (http://SoMuchPretty.com @OMGBren) created a Beauty Lounge where guests were able to get their hair styled by stylist Vanessa Ortega and a limited amount of guests took home gift bags featuring products from Vans Girls (http://vans.com @VansGirls), Sultra Beauty (http://sultra.com @SultraBeauty), OPI (http://opi.com @OPINails), China Glaze (http://ChinaGlaze.com @ChinaGlaze),Visine (http://visine.com @Visine) and many more.
Erica’s festive friends :p
Oohhh yeah, photobooth!
The Pacific Electric Lofts, some of the finest residences in Downtown Los Angeles, housed in the former tram station, graciously loaned the space for the weekend.
For more information on Pacific Electric Lofts visit their website: http://pelofts.com or send them a tweet @PELofts
HM Sound System rocked the house all night and kept the crew dancing away! (http://HMSoundSystem.com)
The Penthouse Ballroom was made beautiful with the help of the team at Blooming Designs (http://bloomingdesignsonline.com @BloomingDesigns) with their stunning floral arrangements.
A raffle benefiting the Downtown Womens Center awarded winners prizes from Rent the Runway (http://renttherunway.com @RenttheRunway), Pro Silk (http://prosilkprod.com @ProSilkHair), Rocket Dog (http://store.rocketdog.com @RocketDogBrands), Korres (http://korres.com @KorresUSA), Make Up Forever (http://makeupforever.com @makeupforeverUS), Blush Boutique (http://shopmyblushboutique.com) and many more.
LOVE this Tminx bag…Yvonne is amazing.
All guests took home a gift bag designed exclusively for the event by either Tminx (http://Tminx.com @Tminx) or Seam Ripper (http://SeamRipperClothing.com @Seam_Ripper) filled with goodies from: XCVI (http://xcvi.com @XCVI), Tara Stiles Yoga (http://TaraStiles.com @TaraStiles), Jane Cosmetics (http://janecosmetics.com @JaneCosmetics), Visine (http://visine.com @Visine), Crossroads Trading Company (http://crossroadstrading.com @CrossroadsStyle), Modcloth (http://modcloth.com @Modcloth), Redken (http://redken.com @Redken5thAve), Carolina Pad (http://carolinapad.com @CarolinaPad), Stila (http://StilaCosmetics.com @StilaCosmetics), Bookswim (http://BookSwim.com @BookSwim), Brighton Shave Company (http://thebrightonshave.com), Sex, Life and Hannah (http://sexlifeandhannah.com) and OPI (http://opi.com @OPINails)
$1000 was raised for our charity – the Downtown Women’s Center (http://DWCWeb.org @DWCWeb), right here in Los Angeles.
The Snowball was made possible by the amazing Two Point Oh! LA events team, Kristen Turner (http://bevaingloriousordiyytrying.com), Tiara Henry (http://LuxeDelux.blogspot.com) and Bren Lee Gomez (http://SoMuchPretty.com), headed up by Two Point Oh! LA founder and President, Kelsi Smith.
For more information on Two Point Oh! LA visit http:TwoPointOhLA.com, on Twitter: @TwoPointOhLA or email: TwoPointOhLA@gmail.com
Thursday was Two Point Oh! LA‘s GIRLS ONLY Bloggers’ Cafe sponsored by Lily B. Skincare and held at Shareen’s Vintage in Los Angeles. Also in attendance were Bedhead Pajamas and Tminx, two brands that are sooo cute! The event was so much fun to attend and I loved seeing all my friends and fellow bloggers! The evening reminded me of just how much I love my life! Champagne Rosé, pink strawberry cupcakes, and endless vintage shopping was a night of perfection. All photographs by Melissa Manning/thelookpartnership.com.
We all got a fantastic sampling of Lily B. Skincare cleansing face wash, serum, and eye cream. I have been using the face wash religiously. It smells like roses, so good! Having had terrible skin not too long ago, I am so weary of new face products, but I really like it!
Tminx also generously gave us cute canvas totes screen-printed with of one of my favorite designs of hers. 🙂 I am dying for the Les Trois tee she has at Tminx.com. I love how the designs are so naughty!! :p Check ’em out!
(all items gifted as per FTC guidelines)
Me and Erica of Sweets and Hearts
Shopping through the vintage racks I found this fantastic South Dakota state scarf: “Land of Infinite Variety.” :p LOL.
I tried on so many outfits I wanted to buy including a teal power-suit, a Lady Gaga-esque sequin number, and an ’80’s drop waist flower prom dress.
And once again, we got really into it…. :p
After Blogger’s Cafe #3 Friday night in Downtown LA, I couldn’t wait to don all my SWAG! Plus, my photographer boyfriend wanted to test out his new lighting equipment he bought.
I am wearing beautiful crystal earrings by Nana Bijou of www.nanabijoujewelry.com made by Natalie Sadigh, who is SO cute and sweet! You can follow her on Twitter @nana_bijou. I am also wearing an Ombre scarf by Gypsy 05 of www.gypsy05.com, a Hollywood based clothing company. If you love it, you can buy it here as seen on Selena Gomez. (All items gifted as per FTC guidelines).
Then we got really into the photo shoot…hahahha
What do you think??
Although this was only my second Blogger’s Cafe, it was the third one total for Two Point Oh! LA members. I had to drive straight from work in Huntington Beach so I was just a little bit stressed driving to downtown LA. Luckily I know the area fairly well and semi enjoy the drive there.
We all gathered at the Fashion Los Angeles headquarters in Downtown LA with gorgeous views of the city. Kelsi had arranged for Nana Bijou Jewelry and Gypsy 05 to be there! We got to check out both collections in person. Both were equally amazing.
Some pieces from Nana Bijou Jewelry by Natalie Sadigh. I loved everything with clear, crystal pieces. :p
We also surveyed the Gypsy 05 collection, which is to “dye” for! :p
She has lots of tie-dyed pieces. I saw a couple short, silky, wrap dresses, which I have been yearning for. I can’t wait to use my gift card! (gifted as per FTC guidelines) I’m thinking about the ripped back tee (seen on Miley Cyrus), the stripey sweater (on the poster above), or one of the silky wrap dresses. They are so sophisticated, yet modern, I need it!
Next we were ushered downstairs to SIXHUNDRED at Spring St: a pop-up fashion store!
Necklaces, shirts, and skirts a plenty!
Me and Erica from Sweets & Hearts
We each received a goody bag with a tee shirt of the store’s name (gifted as per FTC guidelines).
UPDATE: New pics that I got from my good friend Shannah (Simply Stylist) from our Blogger’s Cafe Night!!
Lookin’ fabulous on a balcony over looking Downtown LA at night!!
Lovin’ all our tan shoes in this photo. It was so cool to meet Kristina cuz I’ve been following her blog!
Downtown LA. Yipee! Hopefully my soon to be home after I graduate!
Thanks dearest Shannah for the pics! :p
Yesterday was the official groundbreaking ceremony/par-tay for Fashion Los Angeles’s new platform for Los Angeles Fashion Week February 1-7, 2011. As most of us in the fashion community know, fashion week in LA has always been a scattered mess. Basically, we need to make sure LA Fashion Week is bigger, better, and more involved than previous years. Fashion Los Angeles plans to up the ante and make LAFW awesome!
Los Angeles is the top fifth fashion capital behind New York at number one, Hong Kong, London and then Paris. “Fashion Los Angeles aims to provide the fashion industry with a world class, worldwide platform based on a high level of organization, design, style, efficiency, and exposure.” (-Fashion Los Angeles)
Some photos from our evening:
All the fabulous party-goers on the roof of the parking structure in downtown LA: the proposed site of Fashion Week LA!
Pretty buildings and gorgeous night shot of downtown LA done by my boyfriend 🙂
Me and fellow blogger Erica of Sweets and Hearts
Yes, that is Tarina Tarantino, accessory designer extraordinaire, with her fabulous hot pink hair. (http://www.tarinatarantino.com/)
Erica, Bree, of Stylist Diva, and me
Check out this guy’s cheetah hair! Meow!