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Tuesday, September 28

Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron Shares Her Best Kept Beauty And Fashion Secrets

We are pleased to present this fabulous video by Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron. Watch a Caressa shares her best kept fashion and beauty secrets with Haute Mimi readers by answering questions written by our staff. Enjoy!

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The Biggest Fashion Crime Of 2010 | Jimmy Choo For UGG Australia Boots

I really wonder what Tamara Mellon and her team at Jimmy Choo was thinking when they agreed on a collaboration with UGG Australia. The boots look completely ridiculous and I can't imagine the shoe design house that produced my incredible 24/7 high heel collection would design such hideous looking boots.

While doing some research for an article on UGG's,  I came across some interesting facts. The "ugg boot" is a type of shoe which UGG Australia, the brand, so cleverly marketed to the masses that had no clue that "ugg boots" were actually quite popular in Australia and New Zeland for decades.

According to the Australian government, "ugg boots" simply refer to any boot that is made from sheepskin. UGG Austrlia is actually and American owned company that manufactures their boots in China.
There are many other authentic ugg boot companies from Australia and New Zeland out there including one of our new faves, Whooga. They produce fabulous metallic styles (like the one featured on the right) that are easy on the eyes unlike the eye Jimmy Choo + UGG eye sores and are exclusive to savvy fashionistas who are "in the know", and like to stand out from the crowd, like our readers. Whooga is extending a fab offer to Haute Mimi readers in the form of 10% their next Whooga ugg boots purchase, just use the code "423HAUTE" at checkout. To view the entire Whooga collection click here.

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Florence and The Machine Fashion Design Competition

I'm a huge fan of Florence and The Machine so had to post about this great opportunity. All you designers out there make sure to enter. It's a competition to design Florence’s stage outfit for her performance at the high profile ‘Terminal 5’ in New York. Florence will choose the winner and they will receive $500 cash, transportation to New York, and 2 nights’ accommodation at the Soho House NY to see Florence + the Machine perform. The winner will also meet Florence and the band backstage and receive a signed copy of their new album, Lungs. 

It’s open to the general public and anyone can submit their entries easily at until the 4th of October. There is more info here. Good Luck! 

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My Interview In Zink Magazine's September 2010 Issue

Hi everyone, hope you all check out my fabulous interview by Ashley Caputo in the September 2010 issue of Zink Magazine. Love Always, Mimi

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Sunday, September 26

The Wedding Dress | New Wedding Gowns By Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai is by far one of the most coveted and celebrated wedding designers on the wedding gown market today. Her dresses are super stylish and made for the modern bride. If you are a woman who likes to stand out from the crowd and make and entrance (obviously you are, as you are a Haute Mimi reader) then you will absolutely love Pnina Tornai's beautiful collection. Her 2010 collection featured body conscious bedazzled gowns that convey sensuality and glamour. To view the entire collection of Pnina Tornai wedding dresses click here.

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Friday, September 24

Top 5 Shopping Destinations In New York City

There is nothing more delightful for a fashionista than shopping in New York City. Millions of tourists visit New York every year just to shop. It’s no surprise as New York is home to some of the most fabulous shopping destinations in the world. Here are five of the best shopping destinations New York City has to offer.

Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary eight floors of designer heaven have made it one of the most recognizable department stores in New York City. In store designer boutiques from some of the world's most coveted designers are complete with fitting rooms over looking Central Park. When you want to take a break from power shopping make sure to check out the in-store restaurants and cafes, which are decorated to the nines. Don't leave without visiting John Barrett's salon on the ninth floor. Just a heads up, the customer service is horrible.

Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
(212) 753-7300‎

Bloomingdale's is synonymous with New York City. Known for their great customer service Bloomingdales offers a plethora of brands from mid-range to luxury. Bloomingdale's is also very "men friendly" and offers great in-store boutiques for men from popular noteworthy sportswear labels like Armani and John Varvatos along with great mens accessories collections from Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole.

59th Street & Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

(212) 705-2000

Henri Bendel is one of the most luxurious paces to shop for cosmetics. The first floor is a spacious showcase of the world's best cosmetic companies. From Chanel, Dior and YSL you will find the latest beauty buys from your favorite brands here. The second floor houses fabulous accessories from gorgeous handbags to bedazzled headbands. Make sure to visit the manicure station near the entrance for one of the best manicures you can get in New York.

Henri Bendel
712 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-1100‎

Intermix boutiques are peppered all over New York but the most favored location is on Madison Avenue. Intermix has a great selection of youthful designer brands from luxury to contemporary. This boutique is mostly known for its outrageous handbag and shoe collections, which features some of the most desired labels from Givenchy to Chloe.

1003 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

(212) 249-7858

Jeffrey is the shopping destination of choice for fashion lovers who crave luxury fashion. Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, this mini department store has an impressive very high-end selection for discerning shopaholics who love a well-edited selection of designer fashions. It is much more youthful and cooler than other New York City department stores thanks to the in-house DJ and minimalistic interiors.

Jeffrey New York

449 West 14th St
New York, NY 10014

(212) 206-1272

Wednesday, September 15

Beauty Buzz | Must Have Beauty Products, Editor's Picks

As an editor I receive virtually every single new beauty product that comes out on the market. However, there are a few products that I have been using for years or just got to have after trying it on at the store and actually purchase myself. Here are a few of my latest buys from the last week, I had to stock up for fashion week of course!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick In Beach
I love shimmer and I am always looking for ultra shimmery eyeshadow. I haven't found any other shimmery shadows that are as beautiful an sophisticated as Bobbi Brown's Shimmer bricks. I use it as an eyeshadow mostly but if I am going to an event I will swipe it over the tops of my cheekbones for an extra pop. I use Mac's painterly paint pot as a base/primer on the lids and the shimmer lasts literally all day. I also have to mention that I had my last shimmer brick for two whole years and the only reason I brought a new one was because I accidentally dropped it extremely hard onto my hardwood floor and the brick broke into pieces. So it just goes to show you the longevity of this product which is an amazing buy at around $38.00 from Saks.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
I used to use MAC studio sculpt as a foundation last month but it ruined my skin and I broke out severely. So I had to switch foundations and thought I would give Makeup Forever's HD foundation another shot because I used to use it a few years ago but dismissed it because I felt that it was too sheer. However, after trying it again I am very happy with how natural it looks. I like full coverage foundations and this is definitely more moderate coverage but looks great when paired with the pan stick concealer.

Makeup Forever Pan Stick Concealer
I am actually trying the pan stick by Makeup Forever for the first time, and might I say I am in love! It covers every flaw without looking cakey and stays put after a good dusting of HD powder. Sephora does not carry this product so you will have to visit the Makeup Forever store located on E 12th street at Fifth avenue. The boutique is cute, nothing special but they do offer a free makeup application with the purchase of $60.00 worth of makeup so when buying these products make sure to do it before a night out with the girls or a big event so you can get a free professional makeup look by a Makeup Forever artist.

MAC Pro Lipstick In Milan Mode
Pink lips have become kind of like my signature but finding a classy hot pink is hard to do but I think I've accomplished the impossible. I am all over Milan Mode by MAC it is a beautiful shade of pink that packs just enough of a punch without being gaudy. The regular MAC counters do not carry it so you will have to go to a pro store. I personally purchased mine from the MAC Pro store in Times Square.

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