You’re Invited to Discover Radiant Orchid w/ Sephora + Pantone Universe

Beauty lovers, are you ready to discover 2014’s gorgeous Color of the Year?  Unleash your inner radiance with the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collection in Radiant Orchid. If you want to be amongst the first to experience this stunning and universally flattering hue, keep reading to see how you can do so at Sephora.

Starting this Friday, March 14th and until Sunday, March 16th, from 12pm – 6pm, walk into any Sephora store to:

  • Reveal your radiance: Receive a custom Radiant Orchid makeover for eyes, lips, and cheeks from our expert artistry team
  • Get creative: Learn personalized tricks and techniques to incorporate the exclusive, limited-edition Color of the Year Collection into your look
  • Get educated:  Take home a complimentary look book with a professional step by step guide to master exhilarating new looks at home*
  • Beauty Insiders Get Rewarded: Leave with an official Sephora + Pantone Universe Pouch – free with your personalized Color of the Year consultation and any $25 purchase.**

Get a headstart with this year hot beauty color trend.

*While supplies last. 
**Sign up for a complimentary Beauty Insider account at your local Sephora or by logging on to

NIVEA Celebrates National PDA Day in NYC 6/20

Get those puckers and loving arms ready people, NIVEA and Talk Show host, Wendy Williams will celebrate National PDA Day on Wednesday, June 20th in Herald Square from 8:30AM to 12PM!

 NIVEA is inviting people in NYC to ring in National PDA Day and the first official day of summer by sharing a moment (or two or three) with the one they love (or like a lot).  Enjoy coffee and a cuddle, win free prizes, products and more surprises that you won’t want to miss!  Start off the summer – the season of love – with a kiss!

MANDEE and Vanilla Star Jeans Back-To-School Block Party

Make way for the future of fashion as teen design stars from the High School of Fashion Industries unveil their winning designs as they compete to win scholarship grants and gain retail exposure in the Mandee/Vanilla Star Fall Design Challenge.

Trendy junior retailer Mandee and junior denim brand Vanilla Star Jeans join forces to sponsor a unique design challenge for students at the legendary fashion high school (and my almost Alma Mata) at a Block Party held at the Mandee store between 5th and 6th Ave. Student teams were asked to design original ‘Back-to-School’ capsule collections consisting of two complete looks relevant to Mandee’s cutting-edge customer and to Vanilla Star’s “Smart Girls Rock!” vision. The five-piece collection will be sold exclusively at Mandee stores, and 10% of the proceeds will be donated by Mandee to HSFI to support student programs.

Guests can participate in several contests for a chance to win Katy Perry concert tickets, a laptop, and Mandee gift cards. The BTS Block Party will also feature a DJ, manicures, food from Kimchi Taco Truck and dessert from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

Winning design teams (now seniors at HSFI):
1st Place – Stephanie Pimentel and Keanna Wilkins
2nd Place – Gisselle Cedeño and Sabla Stays
3rd Place – Kimberly Persaud and Janicia Francis

High School of Fashion Industries principal Daryl Blank reports, “We are grateful to Mandee and to Vanilla Star for giving our students such valuable ‘real world’ experience in the fashion industry. The design challenge provided hands-on experience in design development, working against deadlines, facing competition, an using the presentation and marketing skills that are necessary tools in the fashion business.”

Says Alan Mandelbaum, “Everyone at Mandee is thrilled to be able to introduce the designs of such gifted students into our stores. These future fashion stars know first-hand what our customers want.”

Mark Levy reports, “We started this partnership with The High School of Fashion Industries because we believe that teens with brains, personality, talent, and ambition can do anything they set their mind to. Vanilla Star does more than just encourage teens to ‘live their dreams,’ we help them turn them into a reality.”

About Mandee
Mandee is a junior apparel retailer targeted to young women 17-23 who crave cutting edge fashion and style at a value price. Mandee carries trendy sportswear, dresses, shoes, intimates, accessories, and jewelry at its 116 stores and via

About Vanilla Star Jeans
Vanilla Star Jeans is an international company founded in 2002 and based in New York City. Today, Vanilla Star Jeans is the jean fashion leader for junior and girls fashion in the U.S., sold at all major department and specialty stores throughout the nation. For more information, visit

Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour Comes to New York

Come one, come all!! Paul Frank is hosting a kickoff event in honor of their Paul Frank’s Academy of Awesome Mobile Tour. The event will be held tomorrow, July 30th from 4 – 8pm at the Powerhouse Arena (located at 37 Main Street) in the Dumbo, Brooklyn. The New York tour stop is going to be fun for the whole family featuring food and drinks, a Creation Station – custom screen printed tote bags station, Skurvy’s Temporary Tattoo Parlor, celeb attendees and a Battle of the Bands with LIVE music!

The event is fun for the whole family and I mean the whole family – Activities aren’t just for two-legged attendees – dogs will have their fair share of fun too! The lucky winners of the Puppy Prom will win a Paul Frank Puppy Prize Package while the other dogs relax and enjoy their day in the VIP Barking Lounge. Other popular attractions include Team Julius vs. Team Skurvy Ping Pong Tournament, National Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, the Interactive Music Listening Lounge, and the Social Networking & Gaming Lounge.