Last weekÂ I was invited to an event forÂ MORE Magazine. Â I was curious about what I would learn as I haven’t really checked out the magazine in the past. Â I always envisioned it as a magazine for older women. Â We gathered at their office in NYC and listened as Editor-in-Chief Lelsey Jane Seymour explained that the magazine is not quite what we think it is. Â It’s about “reinventing your life at any age.” Â While I thought the magazine was about entering the 2nd chapter of life, it’s really for all women like myself. After taking a look at the current issue, which graces Naomi Watts on the cover, one of my own role models, and checking out its content, I just might be a convert. Â I’ll spend some time with the current issue and let you know.
Not only were we treated to a session with Seymour, but we also heard from Susan Avery, the magazine’s Digital Director.Â Beauty Director Genevieve Monsmo and as a special finale to the day, Nicole Williams from LinkedIn. Stay tuned to this page tomorrow for more details on that session. Â She definitely opened my eyes to new ways I can start using this valuable social networking tool, in ways I haven’t used it before.
Tara Dolen, the magazine’s Market Editor, also gave us some fashion tips. She said that there are 5 staples you need in your wardrobe: a great blazer, a white buttoned shirt, a great pair of heels, great jeans and a striped shirt. Then you’re set. Â It was really helpful as I set out to rehash my fall wardrobe which at the moment, lacks any sign of style.
But the fun didn’t stop there. Â We were also invited into the magazine’s wardrobe. Â We had a lovely lunch (magazine editors don’t eat, they nibble – no wonder they are skinny and I’m not). Â We got freeÂ James JeansÂ in our goodie bags. The stylists fromÂ John Barrettâ€™s braid barÂ fixed up our hair (well, not mine, there wasn’t enough time, but I can’t wait to take my daughter with our certificate for a free treatment), and we were given manicures. We also received these nifty items from a brand called Hollywood meant to fix us up like they do in Hollywood – lint removers, fashion tape, hem tape and more. Â I’ve already used the lint remover on a sweater and it worked like magic. Â I was just about to toss that sweater out, but this lovely pumice stone saved the day.
The best part about the day for me? Â I got my eyebrows done by the amazing crew at Benefit. Â I don’t just mean done, I mean DONE. Â They looked pretty fabulous. Â I also got a headshot. Â I’ve been having trouble taking decent photographs since the kids were born. Â It’s probably because I’ve gone up two clothing sizes since my wedding. Â Whatever the reason, I always fret when I have to send in a photograph. Â It helped that we had a quick make-over first and then Jennifer from Jelly Bean Pictures had me stand by a window to have my photo taken. Â After the first shot, she realized she needed a new technique, so she had me laugh. Â I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that I can no longer photograph. Â The results? Â There were two usable photos, here is one: