A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb.

-Autumn Mix-



Happy Anniversary, Tommy :


Photo: Isabelle Erb

For Spring/Summer 2011, Tommy Hilfiger updated classic, preppy looks, like tennis whites, crisp blazers, and bucket hats. The theme of the collection was, “Twisted Country Club,” and it marked the designer’s 25th year in the fashion business. An impressive group of celebrities was on hand at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tent to celebrate Hilfiger’s important anniversary, including Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Lenny Kravitz, Neil Patrick Harris, and Rebecca Romijn. After the show, the party moved next door to the Metropolitan Opera House, where guests were treated to a concert by the classic American rock band, the Strokes.



Cruelty-Free Beauty:



Visitors to the Daily Beauty Bar, a Fashion Week oasis located in New York’s Townhouse Spa, received an array of beauty gifts including Urban Decay’s 100% Vegan Palette. It contains 6 Eye Shadows, an Eye Shadow Primer Potion and a 24/7 Eye Pencil, all attractively packaged in a decorated compact. You certainly don’t have to be a vegan to love this versatile set.

Urban Decay Vegan Palette
www.urbandecay.com



Broadway Bombshell:


Photo: Isabelle Erb

During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, The Victoria’s Secret “Foundation of Fashion” VIP Suite offered spectacular views of New York City from its penthouse location high above Lincoln Center. Guests, enjoyed Bombshell makeovers, manicures, massages, and a chance to preview upcoming Victoria’s Secret intimates and fragrance collections, including their recently launched Bombshell scent.. The new fragrance is a sensuous mix of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony, and vanilla orchid. Kristin Chenoweth, Denise Richards and Kourtney Kardashian were just a few of the celebrities who stopped by.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum, $45.00
www.victoriassecret.com



Mini Mouse:



This compact Verbatim Optical Travel Mouse features a retractable USB cable and works with any computer with a USB port. This special edition comes in a vibrant shade of pink and $1.00 from the sale of each mouse will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure/Canadian Cancer Society.

Verbatim Pink Optical Travel Mouse, $12.99
www.verbatim.com



An iPhone Mobile App for Breast Cancer Patients:



The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide is a free mobile app for the iPhone that helps patients understand the medical terms of their pathology reports. It also assists them in obtaining information specific to their diagnosis.

The Breastcancer.com Diagnosis Guide
www.App Store



Look Good Feel Better:



Until October 31st, Thierry Mugler will donate 100% of the proceeds from sales of their pretty, pink Womanity Bath & Body products to Look Good Feel Better. The organization offers support to cancer patients throughout their treatment and recovery.

Womanity by Thierry Mugler Perfumed Shower Gel, $40.00, Perfumed Body Milk, $45.00, and Perfumed Body Cream, $55.00
Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom
http://us.boutique.thierrymugler.com


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