A highlight of New York Fashion Week for any beauty blogger is attending Lianne Farbes Cocktail & Couture party. I missed the one in September 2011, and was determined not to miss the Spring 2012 party. I had a great time with my fellow Bling Team members Chelsea Tate, Myss Stephens and R'Chelle Mullins.
Aside from meeting fellow beauty bloggers like SanTara of The Gorgeous Ingredient, Patrice of Afrobella, and makeup artists like genius Victoria Stiles, I was able to reconnect with some friends that I made last year—Sharontina, better known as Tyraslilsis on Twitter, and super stylish Miss Merli.
Two of my favorite brands were in the house—Tarte Cosmetics (I talk about them ALL the time) and Lierac skin care. And their awesome swag was in my bag. (I have used the Lierac Comfort Mask already—review to come).
Here is a recap of the Cocktails & Couture party:
Taking a much needed break from the runway shows during New York Fashion Week, an eclectic mix of beauty and fashion media, influencers and tastemakers came together to celebrate the bi-annual Cocktails & Couture at Caravan Stylist Studio.
Hosted by Cocktails & Couture Founder and veteran beauty expert, Lianne Farbes, guests were treated to blowouts by BabyLiss, manicures by Oasis Day Spa, beauty products by Tarte Cosmetics, travel cases by CupCase Your Bras, skincare products by Proactiv, cocktails and sweets by Hpnotiq, hors d'oeurves by Honeybun Catering, music by DJ Belle DE Jour and a rocking gift bag provided by top beauty brands!
As an added bonus, Proactiv held a raffle where one lucky reader won an Alexander Wang handbag in addition to other guests winning C +C raffle prizes from Clarisonic, DDF, Ulta Beauty and Hpnotiq!
Guess who won the Hpnotiq gift basket?
I got my hair all spiffed up by the BaByliss Pro Team.
Photos courtesy of Cocktails & Couture