A Night with Aerin Lauder with Stories of Estée

Aerin Lauder Tangier Vanille Launch Penthouse suite NoMad Hotel

Earlier this month, I was able to attend the launch of Aerin Lauder’s new perfume, Tangier Vanille. If the name sounds familiar, you may know of her grandmother, Estée Lauder. Estée Lauder was an amazing business woman who launched a large makeup, skincare, and fragrance corporation in 1946. The mega house is the owner of several lines such as Clinique, Smashbox, Tory Burch Fragrance and of course Aerin Lauder luxury beauty.

Before attending the event, I knew a bit about Aerin and her ties with the Lauder family. When living in Palm Beach for a few months, I would drive by her uncle’s Leonard Lauder house while running errands with my mom. Being on the small island with similar last names made for an amusing time. But never did I realize how successful of a business women Aerin had become herself. She is the director of Estée Lauder style and image, owner of a small furniture and accessories collection, and manages AERIN. Her impressive net worth is well over 2 billion dollars.

The launch of AERIN Tangier Vanille took place at the Penthouse suite of the NoMad Hotel. It had just down poured moments before the launch. Creating a very humid, muggy, overcast climate; the perfect  setting for a Moroccan inspired event.

There were oriental rugs, palm trees, and wicker leather chairs throughout the venue. Zebra print fabric mimicking the packaging of the fragrance laid beneath the beautiful display of Aerin’s line. Every detail was thought of and it was beautiful.

The scent itself was a light yet warm fragrance with hints of vanilla. One of the women who overlooks Aerin’s production was there describing the line. She also happened to work for Estée and was hired by her! Aerin recounted the story of her grandmother’s interviewing process. Estée Lauder would have two fragrances on her desk, one good and one that smelled awful. She would ask the interviewees what they thought of each. She hired the ones that 1) had a good nose and 2) told the truth. What a great lesson and amazing way to filter through interviewees.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from the night.

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Here is the new line! Feel free to click on the items you’re most interested in and it will direct you to where you can purchase. Enjoy!


What I wore: Top and Pants H&M. Shoes similar here.

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Back To School Shopping: Casual Look

Fall Fashion, Queens, Back To School Shopping, Layering Looks

Song for this article is Give Me Something by Jarryd James

It has been awhile since I’ve had to buy books, rulers, or pencils for classes. But I’ll never lose the love for back to school shopping. There is something invigorating and exciting about it. I am, to this day, anxiously anticipating what fall will bring. New experiences, new challenges, new goals to meet.

Of course, my favorite part of the experience of back to school shopping is buying new clothes. All the comfy sweaters, new denim pants, new silhouettes. I feel Fall is the beginning of a new phase in Fashion as well. New trends emerge that we have yet seen. It feels fresh and crisp as the Fall air. I just love it!

This look reminds me a lot of the first day of class either at high school (if I didn’t have to wear a school uniform) or even college. Brand new white platform tennis shoes, cute black skinny jeans, and a simple mock turtleneck top. Actually, my top is a bodysuit. It is the first bodysuit I have ever purchased and I am now officially in love with them! You never have to worry about your shirt untucking.  All I am missing is an amazing backpack and some lockers to lean on.

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Top: Mandee Mock Turtleneck Bodysuit in Grey

Pants: Banana Republic Skinny Jeans

Jacket: Zara Denim Jacket (old) – Similar here

Shoes: Superga Platform Sneakers

Sunglasses: Loft (old) similar here for $15

Clutch: Gigi New York

I wanted to feature a few more options as well as what I wore for Back to School essentials. Just scroll and click on what you like. It will direct you toward where you can buy the item. Enjoy!

What do you think of the look? Let me know in the comments below.

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The Two Pillars I live By


I recently wrote an article for a friend about following your dreams. Pursuing your passions. The moment I sat down and began typing words of inspirations I had acquired through the years, I was flooded with feelings. For me writing is the process of taking a moment to pause, think, reflect and compose a letter to my closest friends (you). When constructing the piece on following dreams, I was reminded of what life is about. At least how I see it, and what I believe it is. I live by two pillars.

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What’s Trending: Bell Sleeved Tops

bell sleeves fall fashion trend shop

Song of the day is: Faded (ODESZA Remix) by Zhu

Hope you are having a great week! I have been earnestly preparing for New York Fashion Week! We are currently less than two weeks away. Ekkk!! The excitement is having me work around the clock prepping looks, RSVP’ing to PR groups, writing up posts ahead of time so you have plenty to read! I am planning on attending as well as live tweeting during shows, so feel free to follow along on TWITTER for those initial thoughts. As for my current condition, I think I am living off of pure adrenaline.

So what the heck am I going to wear?

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A Night with Elle and Abercrombie

Fall Fashion Abercrombie & Fitch Elle Magazine NYC

Song for this article is: Out of My System by Youngr

I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be writing about a brand I boycotted in fifth grade. I had extreme detest for a certain clothing company that promoted their merchandise with half naked models. I vividly remember the rest of my class excitedly adorning their newest and latest from Abercrombie & Fitch. But not me. At ten years old I made certain to not even step foot in their doors.

So when I received the confirmation from Elle Magazine that I’ll be attending the Fall 16′ preview of the line I had once much despised, I laughed. Oh, how the times have changed.

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