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“Facelift” in a Bottle

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On June - 22 - 2023

Regen Labs’ Liquid Facelift® was created by Dr. Mark Ghalili DO, a board-certified internal medicine physician and is a natural alternative to botox. This revolutionary peptide blend promotes skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Years of research with scientifically-studied peptides have been fused to provide incredible facial transformative results for a natural, nontoxic lift. This vegan face and lip cream has generated more than $1 million in sales annually since launching in 2021. 
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Liquid Facelift’s key ingredient include:

1. Leuphasyl – A pentapeptide is an anti wrinkle peptide acting on expression of wrinkles and can attenuate muscle contraction which reduces fine lines. This makes Leuphasyl a fantastic more natural alternative to injectables. 

2. Argireline – a dynamic peptide that restricts muscle movement in order to prevent wrinkles locally in the area applied. 

3. BPC 157 – this is the ultimate healing peptide which reduces inflammation, promotes blood flow, heals damaged skin, regenerates new collagen fibers. 

4. GHk copper peptide – Accelerates wound healing and skin repair. GHK copper stimulates the synthesis of collagen so new skin fibers form to replace older fibers

Acqua di Parma Limited Edition Arancia la Spugnatura

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On June - 15 - 2023

Add this fragrance to your gift list for Father’s Day or any time you’d like to celebrate a special man in your life. Acqua di Parma presents a joyful, luminous, and embracing fragrance crafted from La Spugnatura, an extraction method practiced only by a few artisans in Italy, which allows for a more delicate collection of essences that are bountiful in nuances and richness. A limited edition from an Italian artisanal tradition, the freshness of sparkling citrus notes comes together with soft and round nuances in a vivacious and multi-faceted composition. The fragrance is presented in a deep blue porcelain bottle formed from an intricate multi-step manual process.

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Notable Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 24 - 2019

Notable Trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2019

Paris is the ultimate culmination of Fashion Month. Every season, the world watches as designers pull out their biggest guns, presenting the most forward collections across halls and palaces. And while the momentum for some trends like animal print and workwear have long been established in other fashion capitals like New York and Milan, Paris showed no signs of falling behind. As the cradle of fashion, they delivered in commanding their own sets of trends to follow. Here are some notable ones to try for yourself:

Bucket Hats

The ‘90s resurgence has reached an all-time high. Tie-dye and denim on denim are making their rounds, but no piece is quite as nostalgic as the bucket hat. Overshadowing beanies and floppy hats, Paris officially cemented the bucket hat as the ultimate accessory of the season. According to fashion blogger Aimee Song, they’re actually more versatile than you think. They’re also pretty much everywhere now, from high-end versions at Prada, to more affordable options at Adidas.

Christian Dior Fall 2019. Photo Credit: Elle

Christian Wijnant Fall 2019; Photo Credit: Imaxtree

Neon Green

Another fixture of ‘90s fashion, neon is one of the most head-turning trends of the season, particularly in electrifying shades of green. On the runways of Marine Serre, reflective fabrics were even used to further amplify the show-stealing colors. If you aren’t feeling as bold, this Neon Alder sweater from Line & Dot is an easy way to incorporate highlighter hues in your wardrobe. Wear with your usual denim for a fun yet sophisticated ensemble.



Checkered came in full force at the Paris Fashion Week. At Off-White, designers steered towards a new direction, showing a psychedelic version of the print in vibrant palettes. For a more casual approach, this classic flannel shirt from Woman Within features the print in various colors for a unique take on the trend. Wear it on its own for an everyday look, or throw it over a graphic tee and cut-off shorts to channel your inner “off-duty model.”

Off-White Fall/Winter 2019; Photo Credit: Off-White

 “No Make-up” Make-up Look

Although plenty of fashion trends were more on the maximalist side of the spectrum, the opposite can be said for runway beauty. Models at Loewe and Lanvin walked sporting clear skin and slicked back hair that allowed naturalism to shine. To get the same “no make-up” make-up look, The Luxi Look recommends Millennial favorite brand Glossier, whose straightforward products put more emphasis on healthy skin than heavy products meant to conceal.

Loewe; Photo Credit: Vogue

Statement Earrings

Jewelry can either make or break an outfit, and statement earrings can definitely drive your entire look. On the runway, designers went all out with luxurious chandelier crystals, metallic spiked hoops, and abstract sculptures — all hanging from the lobes of models. While not as bold, these asymmetrical earrings from Free People are a nice take on the mismatched style, able to inject glamor into the plainest of outfits.

Y/Project; Photo Credit: Daniele Oberrauch /

Power Pads

Shoulders became the canvas for creativity this fashion week. At Louis Vuitton, they commanded viewers’ full attention with their blinding sparkles. Meanwhile, Nicolas Ghesquière stole the show with towering ruffles even taller than some models. Whether they were on dresses, blazers, or plain tops, it’s clear that shoulder pads are back for their second life.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2019; Photo Credit: Imaxtree

On Thursday, March 8, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet celebrated International Women’s Day with the opening of its gorgeous flagship store in Miami’s premiere shopping destination, the Design District. alice + olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet hosted the colorful soiree alongside Christina Getty, Danié Gómez Ortigoza and Carolina Lindo. Guests including Martha Graeff, Andy Faerman, Kelly Saks, Christie Ferrari, Angeles Almuna, Ginger Harris, Stephanie Pernas, Rachel Zalis, Alicia Peristeris, Daniela Morgenstern, Andrea Minski, Kim Caceres, Tamar Tzubeli, Kier Mellour and Ximena Kavalekas explored the new space designed by renowned interior designer Robert Couturier while enjoying Casamigos Casa Lavender Lemonade, Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas, Casamigos-infused popsicles and music by Coco Hara.
Drawing inspiration from the elegant works of Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930’s, the new alice + olivia Flagship store in Miami is the brand’s first two-level boutique.
The impressive new outpost carries the brand’s complete collection, including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, accessories and the newly launched denim line, AO.LA by alice + olivia. A key location in the Design District will allow the brand to more-extensively cater to the modern and innovative women in Miami. The new alice + olivia store is located at 99 NE 39th Street, Suite 107/207, Miami, FL 33137. Store hours are 11am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.

Swim Week Miami Heats Up South Beach!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 31 - 2015

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By: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

South Beach came alive once again this July, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated event, Swim Week Miami, returned for an action-packed four days and nights of designer runway shows, presentations and parties from Thursday, July 16- Sunday, July 19 at various hotels and venues throughout Miami Beach. Sexy styles were mixed with more functional pieces, color palates ranged from bright, to bold to lots of black, cut-outs prevailed among one piece suits as well as an emphasis on elegant swimwear that can double as cocktail attire-with a mere addition of a skirt or pants. Designers drew inspiration from faraway places and steamy Miami and incorporated captivating themes in their shows and presentations. Among the most memorable presentations, shows and parties: Mara Hoffman, Maaji, Mohini, DIJANA, Caffe, and Style Saves and Orlebar Brown.


Mara Hoffman’s Resort Swim 2016 Collection

The most strikingly beautiful presentation was that of Mara Hoffman, who unveiled her Resort Swim 2016 collection among the pristine landscaped gardens of Casa Casuarina, formerly known as the Versace Mansion. Millions upon millions of glistening, iridescent mosaic tiles which flank the mansion’s lawn and pool area provided the perfect backdrop, making for the most stunning presentation of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Craig Robins & Vincent BrunVacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacturer with 260 years of uninterrupted history, celebrated the opening of its new Miami Design District boutique on Thursday, February 5th with a night of festivities at the prestigious Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

The event, hosted by Vincent Brun, President of Vacheron Constantin North America, and Craig Robins, President and CEO of DACRA, allowed guests to experience the world of Haute Horlogerie and to interact with Vacheron Constantin Master Artisans and Watchmakers flown in from Geneva. New and exceptional Vacheron Constantin timepieces were displayed, alongside a historical exhibition from the Maison’s private collection. “Constantinis” – a specialty martini made of vodka, basil, lime and mint – and hors d’oeuvres were served, accompanied with a live music performance. Read the rest of this entry »