The Clock Stops Here...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DermaBlend Quick Fix Concealer

DermaBlend Quick Fix Concealer
10 Shades $26

Let's face it Lovelies, sometimes we need to call in the beauty cavalry.  Particularly when pesky, tell tale bruises rear their ugly head, and NO, no one is going to believe it occurred because you bumped your head or had a too long visit in the dentist's chair.

I decided to research a beauty classic, Dermablend, a company well known for makeup that covers a host of skin care woes; scars, Vitiligo, bruises, birthmarks, freckles, acne scars, dark circles and melasma. When used with their "setting powder", (which I've not yet purchased, )coverage can last up to 16 hours!

Of the 94 reviews on their website for Quick Fix Concealer, all 95 were 5 star . That, is unprecedented, so yes, I had to try it for myself.  Available in 10 shades, the medium matched my skin tone perfectly.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Alex Teih Trunk Show at Mary Jane Denzer

Mary Jane Denzer
7 Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY
(complimentary valet parking)
On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we are excited to be having at trunk show with designer Alex Teih.  

Trunk shows present a unique opportunity ; rather than seeing just selections the stores buyers have purchased, clients have the chance to see everything a designer has created for the season.  As well, there is often the opportunity to tweak silhouettes, like adding a sleeve or changing a neckline. Color options are always available, which is so important when a palette for a special occasion may be orchestrated by the bride or to complement a theme.

Designer Alex Teih

Friday, February 10, 2017

Roland Mouret at Mary Jane Denzer

Roland Mouret Rocks

We LOVE Roland Mouret at Mary Jane Denzer.  His timeless, feminine silhouettes are a joy to wear! Mouret has always been a favorite of mine, and some of his fabulous spring dresses have just arrived!  Also a fave???  His gorgeous evening blouses are perfect over slim cut blouses and pencil skirts.

I've styled this ensemble with a Tyler Ellis handbag and Lizzie Fortunato earrings, two fashion accessory brands we adore.

Just lovely!!!  Come visit us. Mary Jane Denzer 7 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY. 914-328-0330.  Get your gorgeous on!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: Lancome ARTLINER

Lancome's ARTLINER

I am now 6 weeks into my partnership in Mary Jane Denzer, a women's luxury specialty store in White Plains, N.Y.  What is my burning beauty question for my partner???

How, oh, how, despite rainy days in NY in the market buying and long busy days selling to our lovely clients, is her eyeliner always in place, without runs or skips???

Sunday, January 29, 2017

DivaDebbi's 2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet Report Card

Oh my.  I can honestly say I have never seen so many awful looking dresses at one time, for any given awards show. My snark meter was in overdrive, as I viewed the arrivals.  I realized there would be no DivaDebbi Flips and Flops, just Flops.

Soooooo disappointed.  I am always rooting for gorgeous, even more so now, as I look for inspiration in buying for our store Mary Jane Denzer.  As such, I am only going to list the one look that looked both chic and fresh and keep the dozen plus, misses to myself.

Trends? Velvet, bare breasts visible under lace, white, pink, matte dark lips and minimal jewelry.

Evan Rachel Wood
in Altazurra

After the last 7 days, I don't have the heart for even a whiff of snark...maybe it's time to abandon it altogether.

Peace out Lovelies...


Rani Arabella for Spring!

Rani Arabella for Spring!
Mary Jane Denzer
7 Renaissance Square/Ritz Carlton
White Plains, NY

We love Rani Arabella's beautiful knitwear, often embellished with leather, as above, custom silk screen prints or fur trims. Here paired with Blumarine trousers and one of our favorite handbags designers, Jill Haber.

Mary Jane Denzer has enjoyed a reputation for magnificent special occasion clothes for nearly 40 years.  It is a pleasure and a passion to continue to provide them for your Red Carpet moments. 

As my partner Anastasia Cucinella and I move forward, we will be focusing on beautiful clothes for all your lifestyle needs; pretty cotton dresses for graduations, the perfect stretch leather blazer or suede pant, a gorgeous top to wear on a Saturday night with jeans, etc...

It's our goal for Mary Jane Denzer to be a place for you to accomplish all your shopping needs. Come be pampered in our gorgeous store by us and our caring staff and talented seamstresses. 

 We look forward to seeing you!!!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

AAFPRS Presents Rising Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

My friends at Melissa Kelz PR, represent the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. I'm always curious and happy to receive their annual report on facial plastic surgery trends.  I think it's fascinating and the growth trends and demographics change every year.

The top trend that emerged was the youth boom, with 20 and 30 year olds seeking injectables as a means of "prevention". I'm not sure if that is a guise on the part of millenials, or if the confluence of pore less, flawless, photo shopped images they are bombarded with are making them feel pressured to be perfect.

Wowza!  Let's hope what ever they are doing really is preventative, because if they can't cope with natural aging in their 20's, I can't imagine what they will be doing to their faces in their 40's and 50's...

What a world!  I present their report, in it's entirety:


Millennials & Injectables Are Shaping The Future Of Aesthetics

WASHINGTON, DC, - January 26, 2017 – Today, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, announces the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and shares predictions for what’s to come.

This year’s member survey reveals that combination therapies are king. In 2016, 66 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported combined non-surgical procedures in the same patient as the top trend in their practice.

The availability of more advanced and less invasive technologies is making age an arbitrary number. Time has become a more important commodity than money when it comes to staying young and looking good. In the era of insta-everything, patients want to get the most out of every visit to the office.

“It’s an exciting time for facial plastic surgery, with more and more non-invasive therapies becoming available to us,” says Dr. Fred G. Fedok, president of the AAFPRS. “By combining injectables, lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency, we are able to offer highly individualized therapies to a much wider range of patients. We can also use these non-invasive options to enhance surgical results and speed recovery time for optimal outcomes.”

Cosmetic patients want a more youthful appearance without spending too much or experiencing post-procedure downtime. They need to get back to their overscheduled lives quickly without the telltale signs of having had anything done. Whether its fillers plus neurotoxins to smooth wrinkles or energy-based treatments to lift sagging skin, patients today are all about multitasking and maintenance to slow down the hands of time. “Patients want to look good for their age for as long as possible, and we now have the tools to provide visible lasting results with and without surgery,” says Dr. Fedok.

In our youth-obsessed culture, it is all about slowing down the clock. The number of patients under 30 seeking cosmetic tweaks continues to grow. Fifty one percent of AAFPRS members agree that more patients now emphasize early maintenance, with increasing numbers of men and women in their 20s and 30s opting for preventative measures to forestall bigger procedures and surgery. This emerging segment uses advanced skincare, practices sun prevention, and starts with facial injectables before they turn the big 3-0. In fact, more than half (56 percent) of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in 2016 in cosmetic surgery or injectables with patients under age 30.

“The focus has shifted from correction to prevention. Even before the first signs of sagging, lines or volume loss, we are seeing patients adamant about stalling the aging process,” Dr. Fedok adds.

Nearly all AAFPRS members (99 percent) agree that celebrity influence still plays a big role. Consumers are constantly bombarded with images of ageless stars, and want access to that fountain of youth.

Monday, January 23, 2017

TotalBeauty's 11 Highest Rated Anti-Aging Products

TotalBeauty  is a site I browse daily.  I like there editors and their articles. When they do a round-up, the stats are derived by tallying the product ratings, submitted by devoted readers. That's a win.

There was no way I was passing up what readers rated their 11 best anti-aging products.  Naturally, there were some pricey picks in the mix.  And naturally, I perused them all, hoping to find some beauty bargains.

I found three, two great serums and the Olay product above, that acts as both a moisturizer and primer and it came in at #2.  Yup. For $25.99, I will run out to buy it.

Do take a look at the total TotalBeauty Link to see all of their highest rated anti-aging products.  At least if your splurging, you can do so with confidence.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Spring Marchesa at Mary Jane Denzer!

Spring Marchesa at Mary Jane Denzer!

Spring Marchesa at Mary Jane Denzer! by divadebbi 

So delighted to have bumped into our great friend Tim Correll-Quinn, now Global Sales Director for Marchesa, in the market last week, with my partner Anastasia Cucinella.

This gorgeous spring dress is on it's way to us, and we will plan a Fall 2017 Trunk Show in late April.  I previewed some of the looks and they are spectacular!!!

Great things are happening at Mary Jane Denzer!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Michelle Obama's Fashion Legacy

Michelle Obama
(Her official White House portrait)

Vanessa Friedman, did a terrific analysis of Michelle Obama's tremendous fashion influence over the last 8 years in the New York Times this past Sunday.

I for one, think Mrs. Obama represented us on the world stage with grace and eloquence over the last 8 years, and for that I am proud and grateful.  She loves fashion, and wears color beautifully. She's quite fond of bold prints, which can be fabulous, as long as the wearer is still more evident then the dress.

Her statuesque figure is tricky and in reviewing many photographs, I ultimately preferred the silhouettes that highlighted her assets best; great arms, decollete and a small waist, usually best emphasized in A-line silhouettes, strapless, V-neck, one shouldered, criss cross and cut in necklines. Some of my favorites are below.

I believe her real star turn, was in the photo below. She broke with her original stylist and under new guidance, was dressed for the first official state dinner for India's Prime Minister and his wife in Naeem Khan.  I think she looks breath taking!

In Vera Wang

In Azzedine Alaia

In Maria Pinto


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