Sadly, we say goodbye to our favorite “tease”, Jessica…with a tribute:

Well to dispel the rumors that Jess is a hair-teaser, I swear to all of you in blog-world that the front of our beautiful Jessica’s hair is NOT teased or “bumped”! Her natural “elvis”, as we call it, is her hair having a mind of it’s own (imagine that?)

This Saturday is Jessica’s last day with us!  We’ll miss Jess as she says goodbye to us at Peper & Parlor to go off to the big grown-up business world for a position at a national and online retailer.  Her dry wit and quick come backs (not even to mention her obsessive swiffering) will be missed!  Stop by for our Saturday send-off!

Good luck, Jess and we fully expect Saturday stop-ins with Easy-E for champers and dress-up fun!!

Thanks for being so great!


The Ladies

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!