Unfortunately, I don’t have photos, but I must share as there is nothing I can think of that’s more beauty-related than Sephora turning 10. So I (somehow) scored an invite to last night’s über chic affair held at a Lower East Side venue, complete with red carpet. Side note: I’ve attended two red carpet events THIS WEEK – who do I think I AM? I didn’t see many celebs this time, just Dina Lohan whom Carol Shaw, founder of LORAC Cosmetics was able to spot from very far away. She’s a pro. Carol and her account exec were super fun, BTW. They entertained me utterly while we schvitzed for a few minutes in line. Stay tuned for some upcoming LORAC reviews.
Highlights included a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield and Ashanti. Samantha Ronson fulfilled her duties as DJ in between acts. I often have wondered what makes a phenom DJ and why certain DJs are in such high demand – but I no longer wonder after hearing Samantha seamlessly go from a fabulous Prince (Kiss) mix to the selected works of Jay Z’s The Black Album mixed with something else that I couldn’t quite identify.
Lastly, we each got to create our OWN goody bags from a wall of products upon leaving AND scored a huge Sephora Midnight Train [to Georgia?] Case. Product brands included Dr. Brandt, Benefit, Clarins, Stila, and Smashbox, to name a few. A good time was had by ALL, but especially me as I decided I’d toast with 3 glasses of Veuve Clicquot!
Happy birthday, Sephora! Here’s to MANY more years, beauty authority!