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
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!
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!