Hairadise Week: Lorenzo at Warren-Tricomi

Marina, me, and Daneen in L.A. Daneen hilariously pointed out we much resembled another L.A. trio that night: Tai, Cher and Dionne.

I’m so TWO WEEKS ago with this, dolls. When I was in L.A., I had my hair done at the Total Beauty offices by the fab Lorenzo of the Warren-Tricomi Salon. Just so you know, that is where many of The Hills gals get THEIR hair did. I’m just saying. So Lorenzo fixed up my hair by blowing out the kinks before curling it with a large curling iron. Unfortunately, the photo above is actually the day AFTER Lorenzo worked his magic… I don’t have one yet of the day of. He made me into such a Farrah Fawcett-Kate Hudson hybrid, I actually got compliments ALL night.

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Hairadise Week: Ouidad Sun Shield Treatment

The Sun Shield in-salon treatment is designed to protect curls from the sun’s damaging rays with a combination of UV filters, conditioners, and glazing to protect color-treated hair. Created to help clients keep their hair and color in good condition, preserve shine and impart sun/environmental protection benefits that last for up to 4 to 6 weeks, it’s formulated with deep penetrating ingredients that include 21 amino acids, proteins and sulfur in a base of an organic clear glaze to help seal in the conditioner and protect from the sun.

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LOST Analysis: Take Me Down to Sci-Fi City (Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty)

I loved this ep, even though I thought it lacked the magic of last year’s finale. Welcome to Sci-Fi City on LOST, friends. The writers have flirted with it, and now they’re in a long-term serious RELASH with it: the Casimir effect, space and time… it’s on. This sci-fi gal couldn’t be more into it if she TRIED.

Welcome back, Walt! Oddly, he shows up looking like his own FATHER. He’s a MAN. Weird.

The Title
“There’s No Place Like Home” is obv, a reference to The Wizard of Oz. But also, I think it’s subtly referring to the fact that the home to which the Oceanic Six are returning is not really what it’s supposed to be. Are you catching what I’m drifting? Once again, I’m talking about my Personal Hell/Back to the Future 2 Alternate 1985 Theory.

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Sex and the City: The Movie

“Women come to this city looking for the big “L” – either Love … or Labels.” –Carrie, SATC:TM

That’s not why I came here, but the movie was still everything I thought it’d be and more. I went to the midnight showing with Carrie (my roomie) at the Kips Bay theater which was an estrogenfest… but it was still phenom. Girls were dressed to the nines and drinking cosmopolitans and putting them in their ghetto movie seat cupholders. It was madness.

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Recommended Reading: Cintra Wilson on Catherine Malandrino

Gals, do yourself a favor and subscribe to Cintra’s bi-weekly (for the most part) Critical Shopper column in The New York Times.

“The few Malandrino pieces I have collected are so Latin-influenced, I’d always thought she was Spanish. Her flavors are no less picante today. References to flamenco, mariachi and matador evoke a jet set V.I.P. room in Old Mexico City: think Frida Kahlo for Yves St. Laurent, summer 1984.”

Read the article in its entirety here.

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"D, As In… Denise Richards" Makeup Faves

The title refers to my weird handicap of not being able to produce the appropriate alphabet-related word that goes with each letter when you need to spell something out for someone. For some asinine reason, I can ONLY come up with the most inappopriate, ridiculous words. Empirically, I know it’s “D as in David”… but when I’m in the moment, all I can think of is “D as in Dippin’ Dots.” Or something equally stupid. Anyway, once I was spelling the name of an employee when I was creating a name badge for him at a conference at my last job (a big 4 audit firm) and “D as in Denise Richards” came out. Needless to say, the employee was quite taken aback.

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Hairadise Week: Ab Fab Hair

Sweetie-Darlings, hello!

“One snap of my fingers and I can raise hemlines so high, the whole world’s your gynecologist.”–Patsy

I can’t believe I haven’t shared my obsession with Absolutely Fabulous yet in this forum. It’s like… what have I been TALKING about? My father (who shares my Ab Fab and also my Mystery Science Theater 3000 obsession) once called me from a business trip in Lancashire, England just so that I could hear the accent of the locals… because it’s just like Bubble‘s. I used to babysit for my neighbors at a much discounted rate simply because they had Comedy Central in the early 90s and I didn’t. On Saturday nights, the station used to play four eps of Ab Fab in a ROW. I used to aspire to be just like Patsy (minus the drug/alcohol habit, of course). Patsy is a fashion editor at a British magazine but never shows up and simply casts a glance at each month’s issue in between lounging around Eddy‘s house and shopping for “gorgeous things.” Plus, remember when she announces she’s feeling “peckish” and starts rooting around for “food things” and Eddy mentions that Patsy hasn’t eaten since 1974?

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Manolos & Mimosas Deal at the Ritz-Carlton Naples

Unfortch, it’s little out of my budget, but it sounds uber-fance. Read on…

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
is gearing up to provide the most die hard SATC fans with a very warm welcome at the beachfront property with the “Manolos and Mimosas” package. This fabulous weekend escape, which includes accommodations for four in a two-bedroom Gulfview Suite, four tickets to opening night, a pre-show dinner with limo transportation (cosmos included!) a number of treatments and services from The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples, a $200 shopping spree at the resort’s Signature Shop (per person) and much more.

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Hairadise Week: Drag Queen Volume

“It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.”–Dolly Parton

It’s no secret that I’m super-campy. I love all things over the top. So when I want big hair (which is… ALL the time), I rock Kérastase Mousse Nutri-Sculpt ($29). This does-it-all mousse amplifies strands to drag queen level, but also detangles, smooths, and protects hair from heat. Also, did you see the SATC:TM (Sex and the City: The Movie) premiere hair? HUGE:

I am not disappointed.

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