Sunday, September 30, 2012

ELLE Magazine Lounge During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

I was invited for the second time to ELLE Magazine’s lounge at the Empire Hotel during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The lounge was dedicated to bringing awareness to GLSEN which is the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. It’s currently the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

As a guest at the lounge you were treated to many exciting perks like getting your hair done by the John Barrett hair salon, manicures by Sakura and tasty treats by Soft Serve Fruit Co.

One of the first people that I met at the lounge was the incredibly talented Nikki Blonsky! We chatted about her latest film which also stars Julianne Moore. Meeting Nikki was definitely one of the highlights of my day. She was one of the sweetest and most down to earth movie stars that I've ever met. Sorry for the semi blurry photo, the picture was snapped with my i-Phone!

After meeting Nikki I had my hair done by a talented stylist from the John Barrett hair salon. The look was inspired by one of the hairstyles Blake Lively wore while promoting the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Finally, after more schmoozing and relaxing I went to explore a bit more. I came across a chalkboard where you could write your message of hope to help GLSEN end bullying in schools.

I wrote a quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe that said “Never give up, for that is the place that the tide will turn.” It’s a saying that’s always resonated with me and I hope it helps to inspire others to keep hanging on and never lose hope. 

Check out the rest of the photos below from my second visit to the Elle Magazine lounge. The John Barrett hair salon created an iconic up do which went perfectly with my Yoana Baraschi maxi dress.

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