Cupcakes and Cashmere for Club Monaco

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Last night I threw on a Michael Kors dress and headed into the famous Beverly Hills for a special treat: Emily Schuman was throwing a launch party for her brand new Club Monaco line.

The event was held in the Club Monaco store, itself, on Beverly Drive. There were red velvet ropes, doormen, balloons, and–of course–cupcakes!

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I was greeted by a sales associate who gave me a tour and showed me the new Cupcakes and Cashmere collection–designed by Emily, herself. The line includes some classy, staple pieces like a leather skirt and a practical trench-coat. However, the star of the collection is undoubtably a jeweled, backless dress, which Emily personally modeled at the event.

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I got the chance to chat with Emily a little bit about the line. I told her that I work with so many bloggers, but I don’t always follow them–but hers is one of my favorites! (By the way, she’s just as beautiful in person as she is on Cupcakes and Cashmere.)

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It was a really special night, and I was so excited to have met one of my idols (or, “The Cupcake Lady,” as my boyfriend calls her…)

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You can view the entire Cupcakes and Cashmere line here.

Nick Verreos’ Oscar Party

Designer and television star Nick Verreos sure knows how to throw an Oscar party.

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With the Academy Awards approaching this weekend, Verreos invited the press to an exclusive Oscar-themed media event, where he premiered his latest NIKOLAKI gown designs.

I was invited to this event two separate times: once for Four Eleven and once for my position at Annex Magazine (you can see my Annex write-up of this event here.) I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty excited to learn that Four Eleven is on somebody’s media list somewhere…

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My front row seat at the runway–omg I’m the media? Woah!

I was equally excited to find my lovely blogger bestie, Mariya Dandonyan of The Gracious Lady blog, at the event. I also met several other bloggers, writers, and stylists throughout the night–all while sipping a glass of champagne. I was definitely in my element and having fun playing the part.

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Me with style ambassadors NORRISxTHRASH

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Chilling with Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock–who also happens to be a FIDM alumna!

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Blogger posse: Me, Mariya, and my new friend Ashley Wiley. Check out Ashley’s style and beauty blog.

Verreos’ models walked down a luxe red carpet as photographers flashed and captured their every move. I really felt like I was covering an actual awards show. Maybe one day I will be :)

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Bloggers, bloggers, bloggers…classic.

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