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NYFW: YSL Beauty Hotel

September 11, 2018
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Out painting the town on a Saturday night, and I immediately spy, a brilliant blue swimming pool with a glass runway! Whatt? How is this possible? Three steps into the YSL bash held for NYFW, and I’m already in awe. The event was hosted at the YSL Beauty Hotel, by Harper Bazaar’s Beauty Director, Jessica Matlin, photographer of the September Issue, Kenneth Willardt, and makeup by YSL Beauté Global Beauty Director, Tom Pecheux. We kicked off the evening, literally walking on water, while strutting down a glass runway. Fearful to fall in? YES! Did we do it anyways? Most definitely, and it was divine!

YSL is celebrating the launch of their Fall 2019 collection and I’m beyond excited. YSL has always been my favorite beauty brand. I adore their lip colors and the stains are fabulous. I wear them daily. Beware…you’ll still have that brilliant color on the next morning, if you don’t remove it. I love that the color is long lasting, taking me from day to evening, leaving me feeling fancy for hours. I also wear the Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris fragrance daily, as well as YSL Black Opium.

As we walked up flights of stairs, we discovered multiple levels of interactive excitement. From a photo booth with air guitars, to a dreamy rooftop, complete with cocktails, my blogger bestie, Haili and I were in heaven. We tried several different lip stains which lasted us through the dance party, as well as margaritas and dinner at La Esquina (one of my favorites).

For the soirée, I felt I needed to dress the part, so of course that meant sequins! I stumbled upon a multi color, striped sequin dress from one of my favorite brands, Alice and Olivia, and it had me at hello. I layered this beauty with a black blazer, and open toed sandals. To accessorize, I wore crystallized burgundy tassel earrings from my fall collection, and carried a round, crossbody bag from Furla.

The evening was perfection, and my time spent with Haili during fashion week was truly my favorite part. It always is. The YSL Beauty Hotel, and NYFW was just another one in the books for us. And so the Adventures of Haili and Hallie continues. The countdown begins…xoxo

Featured Styles

  • Alice and Olivia: Striped Sequin Dress
  • Blazer: similar here
  • Furla: Crossbody Bag (similar here)
  • Crystal Tassel Earrings: email me to order, hallie@sleeplessinsequins.com
  • Sandals: similar here
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Meet My Blogger Bestie & Stylist Haili Pue of All Ze Details

September 25, 2017
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Millions of text messages, photos, and life events shared, yet we had only met in person once, for a blog collaboration during NYFW. She’s a mover and shaker, working as a fashion editor and stylist, dressing her clients across the globe. From Australia, London, and finally back to the US, my blogger bestie, Haili Pue of All Ze Details, is a tough one to catch. She’s a jet setter; always on the move.

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Events, Fashion

The NYFW City Slickers

September 18, 2017
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The crowded city streets, of New York Fashion Week are quite the site to say the least. Dull? Never. Your head will spin with an array of colors, patterns, and textures worn by each and every fashionista that stomps your way, so you better slide your sunnies on and work. One look is more extravagant than the next, and after awhile, it all seems like a circus on display. I love to play along, don’t get me wrong, and there’s nothing more inspiring that the runways come to life.

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Events, Fashion

NYFW Leanne Marshall SS18 Runway Show

September 17, 2017
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Easy breezy, Sunday stroll? Yes, that would be my normal weekly agenda, but a Sunday during New York Fashion Week? Not so much. It was more like a Sunday, spent scurrying around to the shows. NYFW is the most anticipated week of the year, and the most important display of shows in the fashion industry. Each of the designers showcase their latest and greatest collections, to the editors, press, and style influencers of New York. The fashionistas are dressed to the nines, waiting to see and be seen.

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

10 Ways to Slay this Fall Season

September 6, 2017
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Pumpkin spiced latte season is just around the corner. Are you skipping to Starbucks yet? Well, I’m absolutely not. One thing you may or may not know about me, is that I absolutely despise the cold weather. I’m not a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes, I miss the green leaves once they change color, and flutter to the ground, and I hate sweater season. Bah humbug. Oh wait…wrong season, right?

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Events, Fashion

NYFW Street Style Trend Report

February 16, 2017
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That’s a wrap! Another fashion week rolls by. It seems to approach faster each year, and always feels like quite the whirlwhind. The events, the shows, the people, and most importantly the collections that we either swoon over or dispise each season. As crazy as it seems each season, it also feels dependable and routine. The shows are exciting, and the events…so much fun, but how can I learn something new? How can I gain a different perspective from of all of this?

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Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

Love Yo’Self

February 13, 2017
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I’m talking about self love. That straight to the core, stare at yourself, sans makeup in the mirror, and respect yourself, kind of love. The kind of love that no one can change, and no one can give, accept for you. Self love is a challenge. It is a constant effort, but you know what? You’re worth it!

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Fashion

Viewing Fashion Week Through a Different Lens

September 26, 2016
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“Babe. Those shoes don’t look comfortable. You can’t move in them. Practical…think practical. You need to be able to move quickly.” “What do you mean,” I said. “These shoes are just fine. I’m not running a race.” Little did I know…my husband was so right.

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Events, Fashion

NYFW Styled in Lafayette 148

September 18, 2016
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It was the height of New York Fashion Week, and we attended one party after another, reviewing the collections of several clothing brands. The very best part about these fancy soirées, is being dressed for events. Ah, yes…one step into the Lafayette 148 showroom, and my little heart skipped a beat. A million beautiful outfits, and I couldn’t wait to pick one. With just one glance, I spied spectacular prints, stunning silhouettes, and a color palette that made me swoon.

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Fashion

When Cupid and NYFW Collide

February 21, 2016
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One tiny voice made me open my eyes and heart a bit wider, one lovely Sunday afternoon. It just happened to be Valentine’s Day and New York Fashion Week. It was business as usual for us. Instead of focusing on a perfect date, we end up working. Grant was still shooting each of the shows, and I was busy styling a very special outfit, to introduce you to fabulous company which I love, called Style Lend.

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