Tam’s world…(bigger and better!!)

Hi everyone!

As you’ve noticed our sweet Tamara is lugging around a little concoction for about 30 weeks now. Although shes’s growing by the minute, she hasn’t lost touch with fashion!

Stop by and witness her in all her pre-mommy gorgeousness. And know that THESE are her top picks of the week here at the shop!!

Thanks for your Picks, Tam!

Thanks for your Picks, Tam!

Star tee by “Shine”(in store only), Lace blouse by “Raquel Allegra”, Lace back tank from “Clu” (in store only)

(She’s obviously staying focused on her softer side while she prepares to be outnumbered by the boys!)

Working it in all Peper pieces!!

Working it in all Peper pieces!!

Stay tuned…

xo, Anne

sneak peek: photo shoot

S P R I N G  =  Goodies galore at peper and parlor!

lucky for us, our BFF and professional model/actress Mayra Radzinski is kind enough to lend her talents to our lovely website.

These photo shoots are oh-so-long but we make it SO MUCH FUN!

The pics below will take you “behind the scenes”  at our photographer Craig Wallace Dale’s studio in Hoboken!

oh mayra…beautiful & funny!

the master photographer hard at work

we love this piece by Mes Demoiselles

the stunner

stylist, shoot director, crouching tiger


life imitates art? we love raquel allegra’s caftan!

mayra/yomaira: the curly expert summit

a star is born! you are ahhh-mazing craig!

that over-the-shoulder smile is to-die-for lady! teach us!!!!

this is it! we can’t stand the fabulosity!


Tam’s world…

Most of us here at Peper & Parlor live in Hoboken. It’s a mile square little city. You can walk everywhere and anywhere within town (and even out of town). With a population of over 40,000 you can imagine that even the most established people can still have apartments or houses with tiny rooms. I find it endlessly interesting seeing how different people make the most of there sometimes small, sometimes tiny spaces! This post is the first of a series of things we find interesting, charming, innovative, or unusual about our own and each others homes.

Let’s step into lovely Tamara’s sweet pad!

Tamara & Francesco's LOVENEST!

Don’t you just want to snuggle up in this bed? I love the mix of all the painted metal and soft bedding.  Favorite touch is the wall color though.  (She confides it’s “Elephant Skin” by Benjamin Moore.)

Tamara's cabinet of goodies...

I love this pretty cabinet! Looks like there are plenty of linens for guests! When’s the next sleepover, Tam?

Perfect use of a little wall.

Especially sweet with the big ol’ portrait of Jack on top!  Tam’s sporting her lucky # on a great pillow like these from http://www.etsy.com/shop/icraftwithlove

Thanks for letting us in your pad, Tamara and Francesco! Next visit I bring the cocktails!



Alexa Prisco, not just “another pretty face”…(AKA: the reality star i welcome here in Hoboken)

Though the saying above is definitely overused, it was the only title for this post that really seemed appropriate for talking about my encounter with “The Glam Fairy” herself, Alexa Prisco last night here at the shop.  Currently a resident of a neighboring waterfront town and having her very own working “Glam Factory” here in Hoboken’s 720 Monroe, Alexa has been a client of ours since earlier last year. Although she’s made many stops  at Peper while she’s whirlwinded in and out of town, I still hadn’t met the well-known “Jerseylicious” castmember and make-up entrepreneur in person.  She’s a regular Sunday and weeknight shopper as our paths haven’t crossed beyond a few phone conversations…

First, I must say: Teeny-tiny, adorable, unassuming, approachable Alexa is no dummy. At 29 she is the head of her own make-up business and has branded herself since the success of her cable hit “Jerseylicious”. She talks fast and drops names and seems to be genuinely enjoying every second of her ride…she even offered to come back with her laptop to teach me to “tweet”. I love this chick. She wants to know does she “look fat” in this or “short” in that?. Answer: Really, Alexa? You are adorable and a beauty!

Lastly, with not a spec of makeup on her little porcelain face she has natural presence. She looks about 20 with the confidence of 40. I’m so excited to add this fireball to the long list of fabulous ladies that i visualize and style while i’m out on the hunt for new fashion.

When asked, “Alexa, can i talk about you?” She immediately responds “YES!” (As if to say: “DUH”!) So here i tell about my first encounter with our somewhat-local celebrity, Alexa Prisco.

I asked her her favorite “WOW” moments of meeting celebs since becoming somewhat of one herself and off the top of her head it was sharing an elevator in L.A. with Megan Mullally and bumping into Kim Kardashian in NY’s Gansevoort Hotel. She was so adorable and in awe of the “paparazzi” (who she predicts will stalk her in Indianapolis as she deboards the plane enroute to her guest appearances at NBC’s Superbowl events…)

Aside from appreciating her regular loyal business, I’m just dying to be her “BFF” because she’s smart, real, and-well-Alexa. When she’s done sporting her new Susana Monaco ensembles in Indianapolis perhaps she’ll come back and help this tired 42 yr old mom put her own make-up on!