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Le Bristol Hotel

If someone were to ask me where to stay for their first, and possibly only, time in Paris, without hesitation I would insist on Le Bristol Hotel. “The moment you step into Le Bristol,” states President and General Manager Didier Le Calvez, “you step into Paris.” It is so much more than just a luxury Parisian hotel with its entire haughty splendor. Le Bristol is a hotel of Palace Distinction, giving you the authentic French experience. I immediately took notice of how light and bright and... More »

How a Little Girl’s Break-Up Note Could Help You Grow as a Person

by Courtney Gordner, Featured Guest Writer Remember elementary and middle school? They’re rough years, not to mention a time when personalities are formed. Yet some kids shine with insight despite their lack of experience, and that insight will undoubtedly serve them well. In fact, sometimes their wisdom is so impressive, it needs to be passed on to adults who have ultimately lost sight of how sensible youngsters can be.   Case in point: A recent blog post featuring a break-up note from a... More »

How to Weather Proof Your Winter Look

by Courtney Gordner, Featured Guest Writer Winter is here, and if you haven’t already pulled your gloves, scarves, boots, hats and winter coat to the front of your closet, then I’m sure you haven’t been outside in a while – especially with the terribly low temperatures most of the country has experienced lately. Just because there’s snow on the ground and plummeting thermometers doesn’t mean your only warm clothing options are sweats. Likewise, rain and snow are no excuse to settle for... More »

3 DIY Shoe Designs for Spring

  by Courtney Gordner, Featured Guest Writer Cozy sweaters. Leggings. Snow boots. Knit hats. As winter comes to a close, you’re probably looking into your closet and feeling a little tired of what you see. And while many of these items will be stored as soon as warmer weather hits, there are a few things that you can wear year-round. Shoes fall into this category. In order to avoid fashion boredom after a cold season of wearing the same shoes over and over, you can spend your allotted spring-cleaning... More »

This Winter’s Five Must-Have Boots

by Courtney Gordner, Featured Guest Writer They keep your feet warm and dry though frigid temperatures and rough terrain while keeping you fashionable, too. When shopping around for boots this winter, keep these five styles in mind.   All-Weather Boots This winter, the lumberjack is making a comeback. Everywhere you go, someone is wearing flannel shirts and puffy vests to keep warm and in fashion. To mirror the look and complete the ensemble, why not have your footwear fit the bill, too? Incorporate... More »

GBK and FGI kick off New York Fashion Week!

Patricia Field at Fashion Group International New York Fashion Week Opening Benefit Party

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  To kick off New York Fashion Week, GBK and Fashion Group International (FGI) together hosted an industry insider event benefiting LIM FEF (LIM Fashion Education Foundation). The two-hour cocktail took place at the GBK Celebrity Suites Style lounge in the Empire Hotel. The event was attended exclusively by The Fashion Group International members, celebrities and socialites including Bravo reality stars Sonja Morgan with Nancy... More »

The Culture of Rice To Riches

Rice to Riches

Watch Video! By Michelle Alerte, Featured Style Writer Ever seen the scene from the hit movie Hitch, where lovely Eva Mendes confesses her feelings for the fun-filled professional “date doctor” played by Will Smith over a delicious bowl of rice pudding? If so, then you’ve seen the inside of the popular desert shop located just north of Little Italy. Recently I spoke with Tom Costello, the Director of Operations at Rice to Riches, to get the nitty-gritty on exactly how the culture of the... More »

Mindy Gold Designs at Henri Bendels, and stores nationwide

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  What is a Druzy?  A Druzy is a natural crystal and is all the rage! Mindy Goldstein’s latest hand made jewelry combines the Druzy in a variety of different ways using leather or 14k. Gold. There are many options that will inspire your look with bold color and a hint of shimmer. Jewelry designed by Mindy Gold Designs is selling out at New York’s trend setting retailer Henri Bendel’s It’s the glitter that catches... More »

Celebrity marketing travel tips

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  When it comes to luxury travel, an A-List celebrity is the best marketer.  From St. Barts to Aspen, these getaways are where the rich and famous spend their downtime. A-listers offer the best marketing tips. They jet around the world either to promote their movies, music and other projects or to take lavish vacations. has the inside scoop on celebrities’ favorite hotels and the special services offered to speed their... More »

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week GBK dentist talks about celebrity smiles

By Dr. Iris Mohr, Chief Editor and Founder, Marketing Fashionista  At GBK Lounge‘s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Event, I met Dr. Catrise Austin, a dentist who impressed me highly. She dedicates her career to celebrities, and offers best in class strategies for professional success.  I invited her to share her story. Hear what she has to say: Marketing Fashionistas! I’m Dr. Catrise Austin, best known as Dentist to the Stars and author of a dental consumer book “5 Steps to The Hollywood... More »