Friday, 25 December 2009


Dear all Stellina Events blog readers,

I just want to take the time to wish you a very happy holidays.

Enjoy this time with your friends and family.

Love them, cherish them and have a great time planning your upcoming wedding!

Best wishes this holiday season,

ASK THE EXPERT: Kissable Holiday Lips

So you want to try red for the first time at the next holiday soiree?

Or perhaps you're already a red lipstick junkie but want to prevent it from bleeding and smudging to keep it looking fresh...

VIVA GLAM 1 and Russian Red by M-A-C are so versatile that they can work on skin tones from fair to deep.

If you desire a retro matte look reminiscent of Jackie O, Marilyn, or Gwen Stefani: try Ruby Woo or Lady Danger lipstick with Cherry lip pencil by M-A-C Cosmetics.

A classic red lip that stops traffic, like a starlet in a classic movie is well worth the extra steps. Layering products helps your lipstick from wearing off unevenly without worrying about touch ups all night.

How to apply:
  • Start by moisturizing with Kheils lip balm and then blot to remove excess emollients
  • Using a sponge, gently apply a thin layer of M-A-C blot powder all over your lips, above and outside the lip line
  • Apply a few coats of your favorite color, then finish with a lip brush (the retractable kind is super handy - you can throw it in a clutch or your pocket with your lip product).


  • For a more dramatic defined look, choose a pencil that contrasts a bit with the focus color. Blend with your brush, blot and dab lipstick one last time.
  • To prevent bleeding use concealer around the edges of your lip all around the lip line.
If you need a touch up from kissing your guests or sipping on martinis, all you have to do is pucker, and dab the color in the center.

Happy Holidays,

P.S. Don't forget to drink though a straw all night!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

How to offset the environmental impact of your wedding: ZERO CARBON WEDDINGS

Today, while doing my daily search on the web for news and anything interesting that might inspire me, I happened upon an organization called

At they have a trademarked tool called ZeroCarbon Weddings that they developed in partnership with WeddingWire.

It is a calculator that is easy-to-use and allows you to calculate the approximate carbon footprint of your wedding and then find out what it will take to offset it. How great is that?

For more information on this tool or to try it for yourself, go to:

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

In honor of COP15: Green Guides to Planning Your Wedding

In honor of the UN Climate Change Conference currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark, I thought I would share with you a list of books that you can read to inspire you to go green (or a bit greener) for your big day.

All of the books are available at so you are just a few clicks away from finding out how you and your fiance can do something great for the environment whilst planning your perfect day.


Here is the list (not in any specific order):

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Bridal gown sale at SAKS in NYC!

Attention all brides looking for a gown in New York City. Saks Fifth Avenue is having an amazing sale on gowns for this week only.

Gowns from Vera Wang, Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier as well as other desginers will be on sale for as much as 70% off!

Here are the details...

Dates: Today - Saturday, December 5th
Times: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: 611 Fifth Ave. (between 49th & 50th Streets), 9th floor

Have fun and good luck finding your perfect gown!

For all your single girlfriends out there: CITY GIRLS WORLD

Today's article is for all of your single girlfriends out there in the tough dating world and for all you married girls who love a good date story.

I would like to introduce you to City Girls World, a website that is dedicated to all city girls in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, though the guidance is out there for all girls to share no matter what the city.

The City Girls World blog was created by my very best friend Christie (the beauty on the right in the pic above) who currently resides in DC but keeps her passport and car keys on her at all times for the random adventure or date.

Christie created the site with her friend Jess to share their dating stories, advice, and interesting info about their local cities like the best place to go on a first date versus a third date, and bars with the hottest bartenders and prettiest bathrooms.

I am also very excited to share with you an interview with Christie and Jess in the Washingtonian today that is all about City Girls World.
Take a look:

So if you are heading to the alter but want to take care of your bridesmaids and other girlfriends, let them know about City Girls World. It's a fun site with great info and is highly entertaining.

You can find City Girls World at the following link:

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Designer and couture bridal gown sample sale : Exquisite Bride in NJ

Attention all brides in the New Jersey area, Exquisite Bride is having an incredible sample sale on bridal gowns this week only!

Exquisite Bride is a specialist in designer and couture gowns and the sale will include gowns from Vera Wang, Jim Hjelm, Ulla Maija, Liancarlo, Modern Trousea, Junko Yoshioka and many others. Veils will also be on sale so that you can complete your bridal look.

Here are the details for the event...

When: Tuesday, December 1st - Sunday, December 6th 2009

Where: Exquisite Bride, 110 Essex Street, Millburn, NJ 07041

Call 1.973.376.2770 to make your appointment.

For more information on Exquisite Bride, go to their website:

Check out the Exquisite Bride blog for more information: