Spa Wars Book Launch, Trish McEvoy Appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue and New Yorkers Enjoy the Third Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala
(Long Island, N.Y.) Celebrity Makeup Artist, Aesthetician, Consumer Advocate and now Author Lora Condon officially launched her book SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth about The Beauty Industry at Pat Fields underground boutique in lower Manhattan. The event was a glamorous and joyful experience as guest and celebrities enjoyed delicious appetizers from Empanada Mama, Butternuts Beer and cocktails from the royal Château de Chambord.
The fashionable event was hosted by Sex and the City's Patricia Field and the Women's Mafia at the House of Field to benefit GLAAD.org. The book, SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth, retailed for $20.00 at the event and a portion of the proceeds was donated to GLAAD.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation better known as GLAAD represents the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real individuals in sharing their provocative stories. The organization's mission is to hold the media accountable for the words and images they present and helping grassroots organizations to communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are revealed through the media, GLAAD provides understanding, increases acceptance, and promotes equality for all human beings.
GLAAD staff and volunteers have both increased the presence of the gay community by working day and night to change the way LGBT people are portrayed on the screen and in the media.
The organization was formed in Manhattan in 1985 to protest the New York Post's grossly defamatory and sensationalized AIDS coverage. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation put pressure on media organizations to finalize the trend of homophobic reporting. In 1987 after a conference with GLAAD, The New York Times altered its editorial policy to use the word "gay" instead of including anti-gay rhetoric. GLAAD soon advocated that the Associated Press and other television and print news sources should follow the same protocol. Presently GLAAD's Announcing Equality project has resulted in more than 1,000 newspapers including gay and lesbian relationship announcements alongside other wedding listings.
Supporters that came enjoyed shopping at special rates, music by DJ Sharri Model, makeup by Alicia Oliveri, salon services by the renowned Salon at Patricia Field and a special photo contest with photographer Montana.
Celebrities included Project Runway lead hairstylist George Ortiz, celebrity hairstylist Eric Alt, gossip queen and publisher of Black Noir Magazine Flo Anthony, music impresario Lori Michaels, award-winning beauty queen Miss Tiffany and "The Salon Guy" Stephen Marinaro.
The book highlights what really happens when the spa gates shut down and the staff thinks no one is around to see The Ugly Truth. Spa Wars "The Ugly Truth" reveals the sins of the beauty industry. Celebrity aesthetician Lora Condon provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the beauty industry while sharing her personal experiences working at cosmetic counters, in-day spas and as a freelance makeup artist. Ms. Condon has worked as a licensed aesthetician for over ten years. In her own expressive words she reveals all the dirty secrets of the spa and cosmetic and beauty industries. Ms. Condon uncovers common lies and myths propagated by advertisers, cosmetic companies, and magazines. She also addresses common questions and complaints about beauty issues. In the book Lora provides easy application tips in keeping skin looking young and refreshed. Ms. Condon also shares her favorite beauty and health items, discloses the best therapists, treatments, and respected organizations affiliated with beauty. This entertaining book uncovers the ugly truths of a fascinating industry for anyone who has ever wondered what their bikini waxer is really thinking while he or she is removing their client's unwanted ugly hairs.
For more information on obtaining this delightful, informative and funny publication please check out Amazon here.
Still on the subject of beauty, I was invited to a personal appearance of cosmetic mogul Trish McEvoy at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, Long Island. Celebrity and expert on the language of beauty and cosmetics, Trish McEvoy and her artistic team of knowledgeable experts instructed a class to beauty enthusiasts on achieving the perfect makeup application. Later, Debra Rothberg, marketing expert and I had lunch with Trish and her publicist.
Ms. McEvoy is the founder of Trish McEvoy Beauty and the cofounder of Trish McEvoy/Dr. Ronald Sherman Skincare Center in Manhattan. Trish McEvoy has received many awards and honors for her contributions and has been featured in many publications and newspapers and appears frequently on television. She also believes in helping women grow strong and is a supporter of the Girl Scouts U.S.A.
Her line of cosmetics incorporates the motto of a clean and healthy approach to one's appearance which can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.
For more information please visit www.trishmcevoy.com.
On Thursday, May 12th New Yorkers enjoyed the Third Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Supporters attended a fun-filled night celebrating the best of Brooklyn. From the posh cocktail party to the spectacular auctions, from elegant dining to getting down on the dance floor, everyone that participated enjoyed a Brooklyn-style gritty attitude spectacular event.
The glamorous black tie gala was hosted by Brooklyn's own style expert Stacy London of The Learning Channel "What Not to Wear" highly-rated TV show. The important theme of the gala was to bring out the best of Brooklyn in a memorable way by saving lives and creating more birthdays. Celebrities that came to give their support included Honoree Actor Malik Yoba, Cat Greenleaf of NBC's "Talk Stoop" and Elyse Luray of PBS' "History Detectives." Whether you were ensembled in a pink mini or black tie tuxedo, guests were encouraged to incorporate pink and black into their festive attire.
For nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has battled for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. The organization has assisted in helping to avoid about 650,000 cancer casualties and has created the potential for more birthday celebrations. Funds raised through the Gala will help to support the American Cancer Society's services to more than 4,000 families in the Brooklyn community this year.
For more information please visit www.cancer.org.
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