The event was held on the patio at Xino Dim Sum Lounge, located on top of Santa Monica Place, and the view was gorgeous. I recommend eating here as the portions are generous and the lychee martinis are delicious.
For a $5 admission price guests had the opportunity to enjoy two complimentary beauty services. Carlton Hair provided blowouts, the folks at Bellacures offered manicures, massages were courtesy of Tikkun Holistic Spa, Puss Perfect treated dry lips with their Purrfectly Priceless Lip Gloss, Infinité treated guests to a facial using their natural collagen products, and Feather Frenzy accessorized hair with colored feathers. Feather Frenzy founder, Nicole Marzuca, told me that feather weaves were all the rage. After assuring me that the feathers would last from 1 – 2 months and would withstand regular washes and styling I decided to give it a try. Turns out she was right. The very next day I had three people come up and tell me how cool it looked. The remainder of the week was followed by more of the same including: “I’ve seen it done at salons and have been thinking of trying it.” and “I got it done once and am thinking about doing it again.” To get yours call 310-619-8808 for an appointment.
Later on in the afternoon 365 Hangers’ models came out and showcased some of the sites latest additions, one of which was a beautiful Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dress. If you haven’t checked out 365 Hangers’ site I highly recommend it. You can score a $198 dress for $59 or a $295 dress for $88. I’ve seen some great bargains as low as $29. And, be sure to sign up for weekly spa and salon deals from Spaphile.
Narrative and Photos by Nikki Neil