Get Ready With Me: A Night at the Ballet
A night at the theatre... one of my favorite pastimes ever. Last Friday I saw The Los Angeles Ballet's production of Swan Lake at Royce Hall. It was a double treat for me because Allyssa Bross, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at London Sole last year, was playing the principle role of Odette / Odile. She was superb. The entire company was such a joy to watch.
This week's video shares a black swan inspired makeup tutorial and shows my outfit for the evening. Pour yourself a cup of tea and come get ready with me...
Makeup used in the video:
CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation
Benefit Fake Up undereye concealer
Benefit Boi-ing concealer
Makeup Forever HD Powder
Sephora eyebrow editor in honey/ blonde
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC eyeshadow in bamboo
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked
Urban Decay Naked basics eyeliner in Venus/ Crave
CHANEL Inimitable Intense mascara
Hourglass ambient blush in mood exposure
MAC lipstick in Hang-up
Dior nail polish in nuit 1947
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Madame Chic Inspiring Thought
Perhaps you used to attend the theatre when you were younger, but now that life, with all of its responsibilities and stresses, has taken over, you can't remember the last time you saw a show. It feels wonderful to get back into it. Treat yourself and schedule in a date to see a play, ballet, opera, concert or art show in the next few weeks. Seek out the arts and allow that part of yourself to reawaken.
Comment of the week
Christina N. on YouTube shares a wise Buddhist saying:
"Before Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
This is such a great quote that really relates to At Home With Madame Chic. No matter what is going on in our exciting lives, we can always rely on our chores to be there waiting for us when we get home, so we might as well enjoy them!
The Gilmore Guide to Books is charmed by At Home With Madame Chic.
I had the pleasure of attending SCIBA, The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, this weekend in North Hollywood. I spoke on At Home With Madame Chic, signed books and got to meet so many wonderful authors, booksellers, teachers and librarians.
Southern California readers: come meet me at one of my upcoming book signings:
October 28, 2014 DIESEL bookstore, Brentwood, CA Presentation, Q&A + book signing 7pm
November 2, 2014 Laguna Beach Books Presentation, Q&A + signing 4pm
(more venues and dates to be announced on my author website events page)
This week I would love to know... have you seen Swan Lake? What is your favorite ballet?
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