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Inside the Chic Week Robert Verdi Lounge for NYFW

One of the lounges I hear and read about each fashion week is the Chic Week Robert Verdi Lounge by Luxe Laboratory. So when Kimmie Smith from The Kitten Lounge invited me to take a peek at her collaboration with Sebago at the Robert Verdi Lounge, I was elated!  See, Kimmie was invited to create the Kimmie Smith x Sebago Fall 11/Cruise Collection and I had to take a peek! I love seeing fellow bloggers chasing their dreams with amazing opportunities and I was honored to come and support her!

Inside Chic Fashion Week at NYFW

I loved the teal blue/green-ish ones!

After I had the pleasure of finally meeting her in person, I was invited to look around and meet the other brands showcasing at the Robert Verdi Lounge! Without hesitation, I jumped at the Hanes booth! Something is up with Hanes, let me tell you! Their hosiery for fall? Yes. And double yes with the thigh high opaques! They fit MY THIGH!  Asides from the intense hues and textures, Hanes hosiery is really doing its thing with providing some amazing fashionable options for fall (MORE to come on this soon!).

Inside Chic Fashion Week at NYFW

After meeting Hanes, I made my way across the room to check out Jewelista! A new site for the discerning jewelry connoisseur, what intrigued me about Jewelista was their philosophy and impetus! Giving indie designers a platform to present their collections to a wider audience, Jewelista invests in these designers by purchasing their collections (not on consignment!) and presenting US one-of-a-kind jewels and accessories that speak to our fashionable desires!

Inside Chic Fashion Week at NYFW

The next spot I HAD to make a pit stop to was Band-Aid. But this was not the regular band-aid pit stop; this was the Cynthia Rowley for Band-Aid pit stop! I had heard of this collaboration when it first launched, and due to popularity and excitement, they brought back the collaboration and eagerly I quickly fashioned a band-aid ring to show my support and excitement! What made my day even brighter was the Emergency Kit that was given to me! OMG!

Fashion Emergency Kit from Band-Aid

Img from Chic Week

Inside this fabulous saving grace of a kit was:

  • Lint Remover Strips
  • Miss Oops Rescue Sponge
  • Visine Redness Relief Eyedrops
  • Band-Aid Friction Block Stick
  • Fashion Tape
  • M&J Mini Tape Measure
  • Foot Petals
  • Madame Paulette’s Emergency Stain Remover
  • White Collar Grime Disposable Collar Protectors
  • Garment Guard Disposable Underarm Shields
  • Pocksie Temporary Sticky Pockets
  • Qucik Fix Sticks Adhesive Wardrobe Remedies
  • Strappy Strips

Next, I checked inside the other room and found Incoco! Now if you remember my experience with Sally hansen’s Polish strips, then you will love these puppies! Meet Incoco! What I found out was that they were the brand who created these strips for Sally Hansen! Heeeyyy! So quickly I got my nails fashioned up in a hot pink and black number!

Inside Chic Fashion Week at NYFW

While in this room, I watched Remington do some magic with their latest project, the Ultimate Stylist! Now, after chatting with the ladies, they gave me one of these cool new tools and gave me the coolest challenge- to straighten my hair with this number! And guess what? Challenge accepted! :)

More on this hair challenge in an upcoming post!

Maybelline was also present in the room! (the next day I came back with Stylemom for a needed touchup!) Nicely, they packaged up look from the runway and gave me a foundation from their latest collection! More on my Maybelline experience, coming up! :)

On an almost forgotten note! While in the Robert Verdi Lounge, I had the most DIVINE Cookie! Ohhhh! Like melt in your mouth cookie! So I had to find out more about this maker of the cookie. Come to find out, the makers were a new food delivery service called Fresh Diet (Diet as in lifestyle- not Weight Watchers or anything!) I met one of the owners and she shared with me how amazing the Fresh Diet program was! Imagine having fresh meals for the day delivered to your home every morning?

Um… a busy lady, like myself, needs this as I oftentimes forget to eat! (I KNOW).  Anyways, after snacking on a shrimp salad, amazing cookies, and other delectables, I have decided to give this a shot! Thanks to the woman whom I spoke with, I have a free week trial! SO we shall see how this goes!

Over all! The Chic Week Robert Verdi Lounge was quite the needed stop as I had the chance to chat with and meet brands to help keep us Curvy.Confident.Chic! WOOT!




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