Archive for June, 2011

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Seychelles Summer Sample Sale

June 28, 2011

Join us on Thursday, June 29th and Friday June 30th, 2011 11am-6pm for an amazing Summer Sale!
Lingerie and accessories on sale. Featuring designers Bob Mackie, Betsey Johnson, Sherri Hill, Nicole Miller.

Our new address 129 Church Street, Suite 603, New Haven, CT 06510. Call us for more information 203-745-5387.

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The Hair to Heels Fashion Show and Mini Ball Recap!

June 28, 2011

We would like to thank Gotham Citi’s Rob Bart and Staff, our fabulous models, our Hair and Makeup Team, photographers, DJ, host and judges for coming out to support us and to encourage James Hicks to continue creating the coffee table book “Drag Dolls, Dames and Divas”. A special acknowledgement to Happy for creating such amazing wigs!

Our mini-ball recap….
Congratulations to Miss Sylvia Heart and Jasmine for walking with such absolute fierceness!
Miss Sylvia Heart walked and won “best hair”. Jasmine walked and won “best shoes”.

Check out photos from the fabulous night. (Runway photos from Non-Fiction Photography)


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Hair to Heels Fashion Show and Mini Ball is tonight!!

June 22, 2011

Its going to be an awesome night! Come out and support James and lets help him publish his fabulous book. Drag Dolls, Dames and Divas! Let’s go!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drag-Dolls-Dames-Divas/157059791005137

Call Keisha at (203) 745-5387 or Tia 203-605-4600 for more information

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Wedding Makeup and Photography Tips

June 20, 2011

Our guest blogger this month is Angelica Criscuolo of Angelica Criscuolo Photography. She’s offering our readers some tips and insights into wedding photography. Her first blog will be on “Makeup tips for wedding photography”.


How important is makeup for your wedding photographs? Not wearing any makeup can leave you looking pale and washed out. Remember ladies, you are wearing a white or ivory dress and your husband to be is wearing a dark suit. Your dress will reflect light (even under the sun and without using flash) so once that flash goes off, more light will hit your face since it will bounce from your dress. The unnatural nature of flashes leaves a person looking overexposed and pale. If you have a darker complexion, that doesn’t mean you’ll be OK. A darker complexion absorbs light more easily, which still leaves the face looking “flat” if it is not highlighted properly using the proper makeup technique. Even in natural light, the camera will not be perfect. So it will still need help from you to make sure your memories of one of the most important days of your life is captured to perfection. You’ll usually hear a photographer tell their brides to wear a bit more makeup because it does get picked up better in photographs. If you have an experienced makeup artist, they should know how to avoid a heavy makeup look and create a natural look and ensure that you’ll be a beautiful bride on your wedding day.
I always advise my clients to go to their favorite make-up counters at MAC, Sephora, Saks, Macy’s or Bloomingdales and test their primers, foundation, lipsticks and eye shadows. Your makeup artist can also recommend a few products that you can test and you can bring the products to your trial. Once you have your trial, have a friend take a picture of you under natural light and then with a flash. This way you can tell if you need your eyes to pop more, or need more or less blush, etc. Your makeup person can adjust as needed to ensure that you look your best.


-Angelica Criscuolo
Angelica Criscuolo Photography

***Special Tip***
When I shoot weddings I always remind clients to remember to have facial blotters and lipstick or lip gloss with you the day of the wedding. Have your maid of honor or a friend carry it for quick access if needed.

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Our favorite dresses at the Tony’s

June 13, 2011

Lea Michele in Zac Posen


Patina Miller in Naeem Khan. We’re not sure if its appropriate for this time of year but she “brought it”. Such fierceness has to be acknowledged!

Tammy Blanchard is just absolutely fabulous. The color is hot and she is working this dress!

Hellen Mirren is just so elegant wearing Badgley Mischka. We love her.

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Hottest Floral Accessories for Prom 2011

June 3, 2011

We spoke to our friend and florist Tyyne’ at Wild Expressions Florist (http://www.wildexpressionsflorist.com/) in Milford about latest prom flower trends. She reports that she’s using a lot of texture, fresh flowers, mixed with berries, ribbon, wire and beads or fresh flowers that have texture themselves. Of course, there’s always the classic rose and baby’s breath corsages. Tyyne’ says, “I have even done a few everlasting corsages and boutonni√®res made out of french wired riboon, pearls and sequins, making the magic of prom last forever”.


Have you considered wearing a very feminine and a simple flower in your hair? Perhaps an orchid?

How about alternative options for your floral accessories? Check out our favorites!


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More Seychelles Prom Princesses

June 1, 2011

The New Haven prom season is in full swing! We wanted to share more photos of our Seychelles Prom Princesses in fabulous dresses from Seychelles…


Do you have a special occasion coming up? Book an appointment with us 203-745-5387.