Good morning from NYC, again…

Hello fashionistas and good morning. It’s 6am here in the fashion capital. I arrived last night at dusk, and I’m leaving when it’s still dark. This is not a life I would want to live. Oh well…New York is most beautiful at night.
With no time to shop except running into a TJ Max to buy another piece of luggage, I feel like quite the jet-setter.
Why the extra piece of luggage then? Last night was the demo night for the CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Network, and that means a HUGE goodie bag packed so tight with beauty products. I had to buy luggage to check all the lotions, perfumes, and other goodies.

Demo night is an evening in which all the fabulous brands we know, plus some newbies to the market, come together to show off their latest and greatest products so that we’ll vote for them as the best in their categories.

Some women think Haute Market events are crowded. Holy cow. This was only two hours long, the aisles were about 5-6 feet wide, and tables for the demos were side by side as far as the eye could see. I didn’t make it to 2/3’s of the demo tables but I did score some fantastic freebies and great contacts in the industry. This means more fabulous swag for Haute Market goodie bags in the future! (don’t you love the balloon wall?!)

And now for another installment of the bare necessities women we know use before heading out the door each day:
My bare minimums would be my Neutrogena Visibly Firm foundation (20 SPF)– in the winter I like more of a cream–definitely my Almay eyeliner pencil and then Jane Iredale lip gloss in Cosmopolitan for light color. I ALWAYS have my MAC Studio Fix compact!
Stephanie Chiles of S. Chiles Design/Graphic Design & Visual Communications

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in KC. We’re boarding now!