Korean Beauty Secrets Revealed

by christiem on November 23, 2015 · 0 comments


In case you haven’t heard, Korean skincare products are having a serious moment in the U.S. right now—but they can be hard to come by, unless you happen to know how to read Korean.

As the 12th largest cosmetics producer on the planet, Koreans care about looking good, and have tried and tested formulas and routines for achieving ageless-looking skin.  From dedicated skincare rituals, to must-try ingredients including snail secretions (I kid you NOT- it is a key ingredient for hydration in moisturizing products) Korean’s are the reining experts and innovators of skincare.

Known for radiant flawless skin, Korean women’s clear, smooth, and even-toned complexions are nothing short of perfection.

….and the packaging.  Seriously nothing is more adorable than the packing on Korean Skincare products.  I have bought Korean products in the past (even though I had no idea what they were) just because the packaging was ADORBS!

What exactly is the Korean skincare secret and can I learn it without busting open a Rosetta Stone set and learning Korean?

Enter Charlotte Cho, esthetician, beauty expert and founder of SokoGlam.com a Korean beauty and lifestyle website. (If you are looking for great affordable Korean skincare products a visit to SokoGlam.com is a must) 

After a five-year residential stint in Seoul, Korea, native Californian Charlotte Cho transformed her obsession with cosmetics into a passion project. Charlotte created Soko Glam in 2012 with the help of her co-founder and husband Dave in order to help Western customers discover Korean cosmetics, beauty trends, and skincare regimens.

After much anticipation Charlotte is now sharing her Korean Skincare knowledge in her first book “The Little Book of Skincare: Korean Beauty Secrets for Healthy Glowing Skin”.   Everything you ever wanted to know about Korean skincare is finally revealed, from Double Cleansing to the mysterious Korean Ten Step Skincare routine told as if you are hearing it from a friend with kitschy cute illustrations.

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I LOVED this book- not only is it a great read it’s also a must for any beauty addict. Great step-by-step tutorials, skin-care tips, and advice on what to look for in products at all price levels.  Charlotte guides you though methods on how to pamper and care for your skin at home with Korean-approved techniques and acts as your personal guide through Korean beauty culture.

A fun, unique Holiday Gift idea for the beauty lover in your life!


I am super excited to announce that I will be giving away a copy of Charlotte’s Book “The Little Book of Skincare” on Instagram.


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Food Friendly Fashion

by christiem on November 20, 2015 · 1 comment

Whether you are hosting a low-key Friendsgiving or sitting down with the whole family there will be eating, drinking, conversation and photo ops so a festive outfit is in order.

No need to worry about what to wear, I have put together some fall-tastic and thankfully food friendly looks that will not only hide that food baby you will no doubt be carrying by the end of the night but are also guaranteed to make you the best-dressed guest at the dinner table.  Want to get the look?  Just click on the image of the piece you’d like to shop!

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How to Choose a Leather Jacket

by christiem on November 17, 2015 · 0 comments


A classic staple of every Fall/Winter wardrobe is the leather jacket.  A leather jacket isn’t so much an item of clothing as an extension of your personal style. More so than any other garment you own, your choice says something about you.

A leather jacket is also an investment piece so you have to consider a few key factors when selecting one: fit, fabric, price and style.

1. FIT.  The ultimate secret to buying the perfect leather jacket is the fit.  You NEVER want your jacket to look too big.  Do not “size-up” to make room for layers. Keep in mind how you are going to wear it- with tees, sweaters, dresses etc.-  this will help you gauge how tight it should fit. If you plan to wear it almost everyday and it will be a key piece in your wardrobe, as it should be, pick a size a little bit smaller; it will stretch out quickly with so much wear and start to lose its shape (real leather will stretch as you where it but faux leather will remain the same size).  Always look at the shoulders to get the perfect fit, high-cut armholes give a nice, tailored shape to your arms and shoulders, versus lower cut armholes that might make your jacket appear baggy, creating an unkempt look.

2. FABRIC. Do you want real leather or faux/vegan. Faux leather has come a long way in the last few years. The best real leather has a certain grainy texture — and so do good fakes. Nothing gives away faux leather faster than a perfectly smooth surface. You want some variation. Imperfections will actually make the piece look more real.  If you are going for real leather the two most common types that are used in quality jackets are full-grain leather which uses the entire hide and top-grain which only uses the top layer of the hide.  Full-grain is the most expensive, over time the jacket will develop a natural patina, gaining that gorgeous worn in quality with age while top-grain will remain pretty much the same throughout its lifetime.

3. PRICE.  Set an amount ahead of time on how much you are willing to spend and stick to it.  Just remeber that leather is an investment.  A good quality leather jacket will last you a lifetime!

4. STYLE.  There are so many style choices out there today!  From Ramones-esc Biker Jackets and mixed media details to Motocross silhouettes, Funnel Necks and Rick Owens baby the Fencing Jacket.

Now that you have been leather-educated it’s time to shop!

I scoured the web to curate a collection of my favorite leather jackets this season which style are you?



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Dreamworks DreamPlace Adventure to Santa

by christiem on November 16, 2015 · 0 comments


Last weekend I attended a shrek-tastic kick off to the holiday season: a Brunch in the Swap with Shrek and Friends at the Dreamworks DreamPlace Adventure to Santa in Fashion Show Mall.

Back for its second year after a highly successful and sold-out first year at Fashion Show, Adventure to Santa elevates the traditional holiday visit by blending the latest technology with captivating stories while Shrek and his friends guide family members of all ages on an unforgettable adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa.

New features this year include two new app games, Sleigh Flight School and Gingy’s Cookie Maker, and three additional exterior skins: the Painted Lady, Candy Cottage and Enchanted Log Cabin.  At the top of the hour, the cottage will perform a newly designed light show that cues a different exterior skin for each hour.


The brunch was a fantastic way to kick off the holidays.  Moss covered stumps adorned the “Green Carpet” while a layer of fog gently floated across the floor.

There was a Gingerbread Cookie making station, facepainting, a delicious buffet style brunch, a custom barista station and of course Shrek and friends!




After the festivities kids (off all ages) could get down to the real business- seeing Santa!

These special kick off festivities won’t be there everyday but the fun continues with the Adventure to Santa experience.

Upon entering the house you discover Santa has returned to the North Pole so you must make a journey to see him.

To begin the adventure each childmust attend “flight Training School”- a fun interactive app game then the entire group boards the sleigh for an immersive, eye-popping digital journey with Shrek and his friends as they guide children and their families to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus.

Once you have arrived at the North Pole the group enters another room where there are more digital tablets packed full of fun holiday games to play while you await a turn to see Santa and get a photo with him!

After you chat with Santa about everything on your list (I may or may not have whispered the words Alexander McQueen in his ear) you exit into a fantabulous gift shop area packed full of goodies from the Shrek the Halls Christmas Special (that would make perfect stocking stuffers) and you pick up your keepsake Santa photo!

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The 15-minute adventure is must-do for the entire family and does not require waiting in line! Before visiting Adventure to Santa, families can make appointments on on the Fashion Show’s website where you can also have your child write a letter to Santa so that Santa will magically know what they would like to find under their tree and this list can be later be shared with family and friends to help in Holiday Shopping!

Adventure to Santa Hours:

November 5 – December 12
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

December 13 – 20
Everyday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

December 21 – 23
Everyday: 8:00am – 10:00pm

December 24
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

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Fashion Show has EVEN MORE to offer this season!  A brand new Holiday Spectacular digital experience that takes revelers on an eye-popping journey, complete with 3D animation, an original musical score and best of all, snow in Las Vegas. The festive show debuts November 23 on Fashion Show’s newly redeveloped Plaza facing Las Vegas Boulevard, and will run every hour on the hour through January 1, 2016.

“Fashion Show is the largest retail destination on the Las Vegas Strip. We have long been known for being at the forefront of entertainment focused around our unique runway and stagebox that has hosted thousands of fashion shows and special events,” said Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager, Fashion Show. “That coupled with our partnership with DreamWorks Animation through Adventure to Santa ensures guests will continue to enjoy high quality, free entertainment – both inside and out.”


Neiman Marcus MemoryMirror

November 14, 2015

Imagine being able to get a perfect 360 degree look at everything you try on through Jetson’s-esc technology?  Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has partnered with cutting edge technological innovators MemoMi to launch a first of its kind shopping experience: The MemoryMirror. The MemoryMirror captures images and video of everything you try on, allowing you to see […]

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Beauty From Within

November 13, 2015

It’s “That” time of year.  The time when your skin feels confused, dull and dehydrated. The changing environment, winds and dry air are wreaking havoc on your skin.  You have tried switching up your beauty routine- moved to full coverage foundation, dusted off the heavy cream moisturizer and have been exfoliating like a pro- but […]

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IFB Links a la Mode Nov. 12

November 12, 2015

EEEEK!  Squeal!  I’m jumping up and down excited that for the second week in a row my blog was featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers Links a la Mode with my post How to Wear a Blanket Scarf! Click around and check out some of the other fabulous blogs that were featured along side me! Life […]

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Bow & Drape Custom Gift Event at Nordstrom

November 10, 2015

I am sooooo excited to share this with you! From November 19 to December 24th chic celeb fav customizable fashion brand Bow & Drape will be on-site at Nordstrom Las Vegas in Fashion Show with their patented machines allowing customers a rare hands-on access to one of the hottest – and sparkliest – lifestyle brands of the […]

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Statement Coats

November 8, 2015

Coats are more than just a practicality, they make a statement. Of course they are a necessity for staying warm but they can also turn an otherwise basic look into something truly extraordinary! You have probably heard the “Statement Coat” trend mentioned through social media and fashion publications but may be wondering what exactly it is. […]

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IFB: Links a la Mode November 5

November 5, 2015

I am so excited to be featured once again on Independent Fashion Bloggers Links a la Mode with my post 3 Ways to Wear a Faux Fur Stole. Click around and check out some of the other Fabulous Fashion Bloggers that were featured along side me! Turbans and stoles.  What decade are we in again? […]

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