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Monday, May 22, 2017

3 Second Brow Eyebrow Stamp

3 Second Brow Eyebrow Stamp
$14.99 Bed Bath & Beyond

It was only a matter of time before Facebook figured out how to add ads of potential interest on our feeds.  About a month ago, I noticed that intermittently, advertisements for beauty products and gadgets would pop up in between photos of friends trips, birthday's and kids graduations.

Pretty much, they've got me...I find them irresistible not to open.  Hence, my discovery of 3 Second Brow Eyebrow Stamp.  Now this, I had to try...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

New Beginnings!

Debra OShea and Anastasia Cucinella
Co-Owners Mary Jane Denzer
White Plains, NY


Hello my Lovelies!!!

I know it's been way too long since I've last posted.  As many of you know, in January of this year, my partner Anastasia Cucinella and I became the new owners of Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains.  It's been a very busy and exciting time!  Here is a link to pictures of our New Owner's Celebration, which was covered by The Fairfield County Look. It was a wonderful night, that we celebrated with clients, friends, designers and our vendor partners.

During this respite from blogging, I even surpassed 2,000,000 pageviews, but didn't have a chance to celebrate and thank you, my lovely, loyal readers, so I shall do so now. Thank you!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Graduation Style

Graduation Day



Congratulations!!!  Your pride and joy is a graduate!!!  All of their graduation milestones are of course, important, but some ceremonies, due to formality, length or venue require extra care, in deciding what to wear.

There are definite dont's and they all begin with with adverb "too"; anything too bright, too short, too low cut, too tight, or too boldly printed will be out of place and might even embarrass your grad. Ditto, high heels particularly if it will be a long day and grass to conquer. 

IMO, this is a day to channel whatever your closest approximation of Kate Middleton is. The star of the day, is unquestionably, your child, so quiet, ladylike elegance is what is called for.

Paula Hian


Outdoor graduations in particular, can be tricky.  So much depends on weather, which can have us shivering one day and sweltering the next.  It's never a bad idea to have a something to add a bit of warmth, for too chilly air conditioning or a dip in temperatures.  I love Susan Bender's leather shrug which makes everything it's worn over look chicer.

Susan Bender Leather Shrug
(available Fall 2017 at Mary Jane Denzer)


David Kom


The easiest  way to look completely polished is to simply wear a dress.  A knit, in particular, is a great choice...it will look effortless and comfortable, especially if a long day is on tap; ceremony to celebration.  A foot friendly shoe,  like a wedge or a sandal with a chunky heel are the perfect pairing. 


Vicedomoni

Vicedomini


Raniarabella


And of course since this is such a memorable occasion, a new dress is in order!  It would be our joy to help you find something beautiful.  Call us at 914-328-0330 or visit us at at 7 Renaissance Square in White Plains at the Ritz Carlton.

Congratulations again. You've earned them!

(My thanks to Fairfield County Look for featuring this post in their Lifestyle section).

 



Monday, April 24, 2017

St. Ives Coconut Oil Scrub




St. Ives Coconut Oil Scrub
$6.99...ish



I've been pondering trying a cleansing oil for awhile...my biggest fear was that it would leave an oily residue that would make me feel like I needed to wash my face.  Ummm...Isn't that what I just tried to do???

It turns out that I absolutely LOVE  St. Ives Coconut Oil Scrub.  A few things; there is something really wonderful about the beautiful glow that you can achieve from, essentially, massaging your face for several minutes. A dime size amount is all you need.  I will admit, that in the beginning, I did do a quick light lather with Cetaphil soap, because I am a little nutty about feeling like my skin is scrupulously clean at the end of the day. Now that I've adapted, I am happy enough with just using the oil scrub on its own, which emulsifies once water is added.

I also do like to use it best when I'm showering, since the coconut shell powder that acts as the exfoliant, is a bit gritty and needs a really good rinse.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mary Jane Denzer New Owner's Celebration

Co-Owners Debra OShea and Anastasia Cucinella
celebrating their new ownership of Mary Jane Denzer
White Plains, NY at the Ritz Carlton


Elaine Ubina of Fairfield County Look chronicled our New Owner's Celebration perfectly:

Debra OShea and Anastasia Cucinella are the new Co-Owners of Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains. Mary Jane Denzer has been a tri-state destination for the very best in good taste and haute couture for over 37 years.
OShea and Cucinella celebrated their new partnership with clients, designers family and friends at their Ritz Carlton location on Tuesday evening. The partners are celebrating their reputation for carrying exquisite evening wear.

ln their new venture, they will be buying fabulous clothes and accessories to suit a modern, woman’s  busy lifestyle, O’Shea said, “Mary Jane Denzer had an exquisite eye. She was known for supporting  and discovering up and coming designers globally and judiciously choosing only the best styles from each.” Cucinella added, “we will continue to do that on our trips to Europe and only buy the things that both excite and inspire us.  Our desire is to dazzle and always give you a reason to visit us and leave with something uniquely beautiful”.
Click here  to see photos of some of our wonderful clients, designers and friends, who came to wish us well. The support for our success as partners is greatly appreciated.  We are already off to a a wonderful start! We are confident, that the beautiful clothes and accessories we bought for Fall, including more casual offerings, will delight our clients and bring new ones to Mary Jane Denzer.

Come experience the extraordinary!

Monday, April 17, 2017

DivaDebbi's Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Closet Cleaning



I have to laugh!  I noticed that an article I had written back in 2012, which was updated from one of my earliest posts on "closet cleaning" is having a grand resurgence.

I scoured it to see what was so sage about my advice, and if it needed any updating.  Honestly???  None that I can see.  Everything stands!

Friday, April 14, 2017

TotalBeauty's Best of 2017 Awards

Rejoice Girls! Differin Gel is OTC Renova!





TotalBeauty  released their Best of Beauty winners for 2017.  I like the format; they include both their beauty editor's choices as well as readers favorites, stacked together by category, in an easy to flip through slideshow.

Categories include Makeup, Hair and Skincare, Body.  I tend to snap pictures on my phone and shop accordingly.  With my Ulta 20% coupon, I already picked up top rated IT CC Cream and Mally Beauty H3 Concealer. Fingers crossed, I'll keep you posted...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Top 9 Spring Trends of 2017



Is it here yet??? I don't know about you, but I, for one am ready!  The best thing about the Fall/Winter seasons, is undoubtedly the clothes....Other than that, I'll take glossy green lawns, and long, light filled days over, salt and snow, any day.

As a buyer, for Mary Jane Denzer, the store I Co-Own with my  partner, Anastastia Cucinella, it is always fascinating to see how trends take shape for the season.  It's not by coincidence that similar looks emerge on the runways.  It starts with Pantone's Color Forecasts, which then get woven into prints and solids by the fabric mills, and finally, interpreted by each designers imagination.

Sometimes, trends are tricky, so I say, "know thyself"... Your clothes should make you feel beautiful and help you radiate confidence.  If a trend is waaay out of your comfort zone, skip it.  Go for the styles you love and that flatter your figure. You can always embrace a trend with the pop of a perfect accessory, if the full on look, feels like too much of a commitment.

In Bloom:
Monique Lhullier

Blumarine

Naeem Khan

Ruffles and Flounces:

Sachin & Babi

David Koma

The Little White Dress:



Antonio Berardi

Pamella Roland




Bold Stripes:







Blushing:



Blumarine

  
Sachin & Babi



Zuhair Murad

Citrus Brights:


Naeem Khan
Jenny Packham

J. Mendel


Cold Shoulders:


Erdem

Prabal Garung

Black and White Forever:



Roland Mouret
Sachin & Babi

Cool Khaki:



J. Mendel

Above are some of the runway looks that inspired our Spring 2017 buy.  For help navigating the trends, or any of your other fashion needs, please put yourself in our expert hands at Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains, NY .  914-382-0330.
  
We would rather find you a couple of pieces that your will wear with joy, than a closet full of orphan's, that will still have tags hanging come fall...Come experience the extraordinary.

Happy Spring Lovelies! 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Everpro GrayAway Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder

Everpro GrayAway Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder
$9.99 to 12.99 at Drugstores Nationwide


Everpro's orginal Root Touch-Up Spray, was an ingenious and profitable, early entry into the temporary root cover up field. To this day, it is one of my most popular posts, with well over 100,000 views.  I have tried every spray on the market, including all the expensive ones, like Rita Hazan, and have loyally stuck with Gray Away's spray. Simply put, IMO it's the best.  Added bonus? It's cost effective.

I have been known to whip it out of my handbag and sweetly demand  ask, if I can demo it on family and friends whose skunk like parts, I cannot remove my eyes from.  (Done and said with love, of course...) Usually, that ends with said person, converted, hightailing it to CVS.

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