Friday, July 18, 2008

Sephora Celebrates 10 Years of Fabulosity on "The Red Carpet"

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the 10th Anniversary bash for Sephora, which was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation—a very interesting event space on the Lower East Side. I didn’t know anyone at the party, but not to worry, I made it a point to make light conversation. In the end, I actually had more interaction with the girls that were serving the delicious champagne and mango juice drinks as well as the h'or deurves than I did with the attendees. I always adore making friends with the "help." And gorgeous they were! I’m not sure who was eating the food, though, since all the pretty girls were very thin and trying to preserve their girlish figures—some girlish figures were well into their 50s and 60s!

The highlight of the evening was a performance of several songs by Natasha Bedingfield, who is currently on tour to promote her new album. She made an appearance on The Today Show this morning, and I don't know how she was able to get up for a 5:30 am call time and actually sing after last night's gig. She was so committed to her party performance and was in such good voice, the crowd was blown away by her. She completely rocked the house, and, most importantly looked fabulously beautiful and iconic in true Sephora style.

Ashanti also performed towards the end of the evening, but it's doubtful that anyone noticed since there was a melee of tall, skinny white girls tripping over each other to get cosmetic swag at the corner beauty bars. The “gift bag” included a Sephora professional makeup artists’ case, which is actually quite nice. Most people, yours truly included, while in line to satiate our need for product, used the case as a defense mechanism against over-anxious, ghetto girls who discreetly (and not so discreetly) swiped extra moisturizer from the top shelf. You’d think people had never seen free stuff before!

The step and repeat was graced by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina, Kelly Osbourne, Project Runway’s Malan Breton, and a host of Sephora upper management, creatives and salespeople. The drinks flowed, there was fantastic music and we left with wonderful beautification products, though no one there really seemed to need them! It was one of the best parties I’ve ever been to.

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