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Garden Escape with Clarins Skin Care

March 2, 2015

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This Spring, get yourself garden party ready with Clarins! A few local bloggers were treated to a presentation by Clarins at the Houston Galleria a few weeks back. We got to test out all of their new products to get our skin ready for Spring. Of course, they’re all about skincare with their double serum (which I actually already use daily) and their daily cream. But they have makeup and lip products to get you looking bright and natural after those long winter months. For eyes, it’s all about the green, which they described as pretty much perfect for any eye color, giving the perfect pop to anyone’s look. Pick up their green kohl pencil for perfect liner and smudging.

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Best of Atlanta Party

March 2, 2015
Best of Atlanta Party

Join Atlanta Magazine on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Cobb Galleria Centre from 7-10 p.m. (VIP entry at 6 p.m.) for the Best of Atlanta Party– the most respected and cherished food event in the city of Atlanta! In one magical evening attendees get to sample foods from a wonderfully diverse group of the city’s best restaurants. This year’s headliners are ’70s cover band Yacht Rock Schooner. Best of Atlanta party goers enjoy food and drinks from a wonderfully diverse group of the city’s best restaurants, live entertainment, local celebs, and a fabulous silent auction– all benefiting a worthy non-profit, The Giving Kitchen.

Don’t miss Atlanta’s most tasteful event!

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Spring Handbag Forecast: Bright

February 12, 2015

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Spring’s hottest handbags are a lively bunch. Boasting candy colors, mixed materials, even patchwork and tweed. Sherbetamethyst, tangerine, or crimson, the colors have a range as vast as a rainbow.

If you shy away from colorful handbags thinking black and brown are the only colors that work with everything, take note: statement handbags are also surprisingly versatile. A bold bag can be the perfect finishing touch when paired with a neutral outfit, and just as nice with a contrasting color, for a color-block effect. 

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Valentine's Day Finds for Your Favorite Guy

February 11, 2015

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Hey SIMONistas!

This Valentine's Day, win the award for Best Valentine with these great gift for guys. Though the holiday is centered on romance and lovey-dovey sentiments, sometimes it's best to treat your man to the things he really wants. So put the giant teddy bear down, and consult these too-cool gifts he will remember for February 14th's to follow.

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Money Clip

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Money Clip (Tiffany & Co.) 5

It’s all about the money, honey! He’ll feel cool with this sharp, sophisticated yet understated money clip when he reaches to pay for dinner.

 

The Art of Shaving Pro-Guide Power Shave Set

The Art of Shaving Pro-Guide Power Shave Set (The Art of Shaving) 5

There are few things men love more than receiving a great shaving kit. Giving your guy a nice new razor is like when a woman gets all new make-up… or pumps, or… anything for that matter.

 

Armani Exchange Ombre Tweed Scarf

Armani Exchange Ombre Tweed Scarf (Armani Exchange) .50

For those strolls through the park or cold nights out, your man will be the ultimate arm candy in a fun and fashionable scarf that will spice up any style.

 

Acqua Di Parma Cologne

Acqua Di Parma Cologne (Saks) 2 – 5

As if he weren't already, your man will be even more irresistible with a new scent. Sniff out that fragrance that you can't live without, and consider it a present for the both of you when he basks in the refreshed attraction.

 

Banana Republic Ridged Square Cuff Links

Banana Republic Ridged Square Cuff Links (Banana Republic)

People always say, “it’s the little things,” and that statement could not be truer when it comes to the details of a man’s wardrobe. Feeling fresh starts with the simplicity of cool cuff links.

 

Banana Republic Multi-Heart Print Boxer

Banana Republic Multi-Heart Print Boxer (Banana Republic) .50

It’s not Valentine’s Day if you and your man don’t receive festive new bedtime attire. Opt for fun boxers that will make Cupid proud.

 

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Earbuds

Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Earbuds (Bloomingdales) 9.95

If your favorite guy can never get enough of his music, gift him with these small and convenient high-quality headphones for ultimate jamming out.

 

All of these very cool Valentine's Day gifts can be found at the shops in Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza!

Nikka Shae

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Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Steal Her Heart

February 10, 2015
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Hey SIMONistas!

Sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are the ones that are unexpected. Treat your lady this Valentine’s Day with a unique and unforgettable present that will have her raving to her cheesy card-carrying girlfriends – although, a card is a nice addition (hint, hint).

 

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Partners in Crime Bangle (Kate Spade)

Your one and only PIC deserves to be reminded in the chicest and most thoughtful of ways that she can always count on you to have her back. Even when things get tough, this stylish bangle will remind her how much you care.

 

Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau de Parfum

Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink Eau de Parfum (Saks) –

Just as sensual as the brand’s lingerie, this scent is feminine and graceful for your beautiful woman to smell just as great as she looks.

 

Capri Blue Jar Candle

Capri Blue Jar Candle (Anthopologie)

Let your love catch flame this V-Day and warm your way into her heart with an “aloha”-inspired candle. As the wick heats up, so will your connection.

 

Tory Burch for Fitbit Silicone Printed Bracelet

Tory Burch for Fitbit Silicone Printed Bracelet (Tory Burch)

Fit into your hunny’s heart with a sweet yet stylish tech-supportive gift. You’re sure to win V-Day with this fabulous Fitbit bracelet, proving how much you listen by acknowledging that New Year’s Resolution of hers to “just lose four pounds.” 

 

Natori Feathers Chemise

Natori Feathers Chemise (Nordstrom)

In a hot hue for your sizzling sweetheart, a soft and sexy chemise is the perfect way to let her know how much you value her beauty. Save this one for last!

 

Vera Bradley Notepads

Vera Bradley Notepads (Vera Bradley)

So she’s been begging for new stationary to write down her endless to-do’s. You were taking notes all along, and will earn an A+ for a cutesy arrangement of notepads to record her every thought.

 

Jasmine Vanilla Body Lotion

Jasmine Vanilla Body Lotion (Bath & Body Works) SALE

Your lady will love lathering up in this decadent lotion. An intoxicating jasmine and vanilla scent accompanies this ultra-nourishing moisturizer, created with essential oils for ultimate rejuvenation.

 

You can find these and many more Valentine’s inspired gifts that have ‘love’ written all over them at the shops at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.

Nikka Shae

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Valentine’s Outfit Tips: Love Looks Good on You!

February 9, 2015
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Hey SIMONistas!

The most romantic day of the year is upon us. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you still clamoring around the closet for the perfect outfit for date night? Don’t let the heart-shaped sweets get to your head; fresh fashion on your figure is a surefire way to signal your significant other to feel the love this February 14th. Take notes, ladies – these looks will scream sexy, sweet, and everything in between.

 

Red Hot

Eyes ) Georgie Beauty™ ‘Midnight Muse’ Faux Lashes (Nordstrom)
Ears ) Cadeliwen Earrings (Aldo)
Dress ) ABS Satin V-Neck Sheath (Saks) 0

Amp it up for your evening of fine dining! You’ll be hot in a deep red hue, complete with romantic drop earrings and all the details for a night to remember. With a sexy style like this, the wine wont be the only thing making your significant other feel fine!

 

Cute n' Chic

Clutch ) Sybil Clutch (Cole Haan) SALE 9
Dress ) Selma Dress (Kate Spade) 8
Heels ) Devleen Pointy Toe Sling Back Heel (Jimmy Choo) 5

Saunter towards sweet in a posh pop of pink. V-Day is all about turning up the romance, and nothing’s more attractive than a lady in her most feminine fashion. Curate your cuteness with bouncy curls and patent pumps, or opt for a pinch of rebellion with a piece-y bun and studded jewels. Finish with champagne accessories to match your bubbly personality!

 

Flirty Fling

Bag ) Ponteranica Handbag (Aldo) SALE
Dress ) Francis Layered Dress (BCBG) 8
Pumps ) Ceglia (Aldo) SALE

If your Valentine this year is a casual fling, there’s no need to get caught up in the details of date night do’s and don’ts. It’s all about having fun and opting for an outfit that will remind you to keep things simple. A peplum dress is ultra flattering and flirty in nature. Wear it in the color of love and keep everything else simple!

 

Valentine's Vixen

Lips ) Tory Burch Lip Color (Nordstrom)
Scent ) Nouveau Chic Parfum (bebe)
Lingerie ) Luna Kimono (Agent Provocateur) 0

After a shared plate of tiramisu wraps up a night full of flirtatious eye-batting, sometimes there’s only one look that’s appropriate for post-dinner festivities. Cue your Cupid’s arrow and slip into sweet and sultry style for the perfect ending to the best Valentine’s Day to date.

 

Be sure to stop by the shops at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza to pick up all these sultry styles!

Nikka Shae

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Atlanta Ballet Brings Roméo et Juliette to Magical, Maddening Life

February 9, 2015
Atlanta Ballet - Maillot's Romeo et Juliette

Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot is back in town, reviving one of his most impressive creations for a two-week run at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Accompanied by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet‘s “Roméo et Juliette” is a sleek, simple modern reincarnation of William Shakespeare’s classic love story. When I attended the dress rehearsal and press event that kicked off the performance, I was blown away by the beauty of his stage work and the talent of the dancers who bring each character to life.

Atlanta Ballet - Maillot's Romeo et Juliette

From her very first moment onstage, Alessa Rogers is transformative as Juliet. Youthful innocence and fatally unbridled optimism imbue every movement she makes, and as the turbulent whirlwind of her first and only love story unfolds, she gains so much strength and resolve that it’s difficult not to feel like we’re watching someone grow up before our very eyes.

Meanwhile, Christian Clark’s Roméo is just as true to his legendary character’s rebelliously romantic spirit. He handles his deadly duel with a heartbreaking mix of fierceness and reluctance, and when he makes the final mistake of falling for Juliette’s trick, his grief and horror are palpable all the way in the back row.

To prove the fact that Maillot was born for the medium of ballet, his most impressive feat is his ability to remove the original play’s words without losing any of the emotional impact of its plot.

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Shakespeare’s legacy continues to dominate and shape the way the modern world approaches literary criticism and dramatic acting. However, most of his influence revolves around the language he used to tell his now-legendary tales. Filmmakers still stick to his original script, professors analyze his puns and rhymes, and historians even search for clues about his life in the royal in-jokes and sentence structures that pepper his plays. That’s why it’s so astonishing to see the same plot become even more moving in the absence of any words, or even very many set dressings or costume flourishes.

Instead, the emotions speak for themselves, and the connections between characters are tangible and breathtaking. The dancers aren’t even limited by the fact that their plot turns are expected and their fates are sealed. Without words or elaborate costumes and backdrops, they fill every familiar scene with surprising amounts of tension, emotion and personality. They do justice to the play unlike anything I’ve seen before.

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Monaco’s Princess Caroline is among Maillot’s biggest supporters, and it’s easy to see why. Everything about this production feels like stepping into the lives of modern royals, complete with all the effortless fashion, family dysfunction and anachronistic beauty that makes the rest of us look like mere mortals by comparison.

Atlanta Ballet - Maillot's Romeo et Juliette

It’s no coincidence that the final performance is on Valentine’s Day. Even the single and cynical won’t be able to resist the contagious spirit of romance that fills the theater when these dancers are onstage. For two and a half hours, I was left reeling and pining — and hoping for a happy ending, despite myself — as I watched the Capulets and Montagues crumble under the weight of their own grudges and mis-communications. But the comedy was alive and well too, thanks to the playful levity provided by the dancers who played the nurse, friar and Benvolio.

To paraphrase Juliet herself, an Atlanta Ballet production by any other name would probably be just as devastatingly beautiful. However, the bard’s timeless tragedy seems to have inspired the choreographer and dancers to disappear completely into fair Verona, and fortunately for us, they take the audience right along with them.

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite

Photo credit: Atlanta Ballet, Kim Kenney, Charlie McCullers

Atlanta Ballet’s Roméo et Juliette is performing through Saturday, February 14th at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Get your tickets to see this amazing production HERE.

Nikka Shae attends Atlanta Ballet's Romeo et Juliette

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Meet Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year

February 6, 2015
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Hi SIMONistas!

Since it was selected as Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala has hit the style scene with a spicy saunter. Once the hue was declared as the bearer of our year’s future, Marsala has garnered a bit of backlash. People want to know: Why such a subdued swatch? Will this years fashion offerings feature blah-filled styles?

Last year’s winner was vibrant and playful Orchid, and with moody Marsala following in the footsteps, it’s understandable that the comparison doesn’t fare well for our current contender. However, Marsala’s sad stigma should not carry over to the style scene!

In fact, this hue is the full-bodied flair our fashion needs. Marsala took to the runways with power, and there’s no sense in believing we can’t rock Marsala’s sophistication in the same unique way.

As such a robust and rusty color, it’s important not to let your outfit drown in mauve monotony. The key to rocking Marsala better than the rest is to either use it in the form of a cool accessory or as a printed piece. Breaking up the muted tone will make you the most chic and fabulous fashionista out there. Don’t listen to the nay-sayers; your wine-red year has much to look forward to! Sip on these savory styles that are simple to wear and bring a whole new light to Pantones’s 2015 Color of the Year.

Michael Kors Vanessa Tote (Macy’s)

Diane von Furstenberg Gilmore Sheer Silk Shirt (Saks)

Ibelle Flat (Aldo)

Ruffle Front Romper (Express)

Wave Waist Belt (BCBG)

1969 Resolution Skinny Jeans (Gap)

Boatneck Dress (bebe)

Stop by the shops at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza where you can find a multitude of marvelous Marsala-inspired styles to rock for 2015.

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Winter in Harem Pants

February 5, 2015
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Harem pants are a perfect mix of serious street-style and comfort. They are a style of pant popularized by M.C. Hammer, but they’ve been seen recently around the streets as they try to make a come back. I personally don’t know how I feel about this trend yet, but decided to give it a try before I write it off. Since we are in the midst of winter and the snow and cold temperatures that do not seem to be leaving us anytime soon, I styled the harem pants to fit the season.

Although harem pants come in many fun prints and patterns, a solid black pair is a nice way to test the waters with these pants. From there, you can pair your harem pants with a lot of things you might already have hanging in your closet. A classic grey T-shirt won’t pull away attention from the main event of the outfit, and drape really nicely with the pants too. To be a little warmer, a shearling leather jacket is not only on trend but will complement the style of the harem pants as well. A circle scarf in a fun color will make the outfit pop a little bit more and also doubles as an extra heat source. Finally, some combat boots play off of the grungy vibe and tie together the entire outfit.

Now you are ready to take on winter with the harem pants! Let me know how you style yours.

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What To Wear: Vacation Style

February 5, 2015

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Swimsuit | Cover-up | Sandals | Polish | Dress 

If the thought of hopping on a plane to somewhere tropical is on your mind lately, you are not alone. A mid-winter vacation is nothing short of necessary for some of us living in colder climates in order to maintain our sanity, and it is also great motivator to keep our gym memberships active. Packing light makes traveling so much easier. Here are my five must-pack items:

For my own upcoming vacay, I will bring a printed one-piece bathing suit, which is unbelievably figure flattering and also very sexy in a demure way. For cover-ups, I like to keep it simple and sweet like this sheer lace embellished piece, which is easy to throw on after a dip in the pool and cute enough to wear out and about all day long. A cute and functional beach tote is also absolutely key, in particular something that is durable enough to withstand the elements.

For the dressed-up dinner date, I recommend wearing a maxi dress, which is equally as comfortable as it is elegant. Add some designer sandals and the perfect Spring pink manicure to finish the look.

Bon Voyage!

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