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Beauty, Denim & Jeans, Fashion, Insider's Obsessions, Makeup, TravelInsider’s Obsessions: Robin Black

Robin Black made a name for herself as a key makeup artist on the runway for Diane von Furstenberg and Damian Hurst for Levi’s. Having worked with celebs such as Chloe Sevigny, Jessica Alba, and Kristen Bell, Black is best known for her “classic with an edge” style and minimalist beauty philosophy. Now, she’s heading up the new beauty studio, Face at Warren-Tricomi LA, offering a wide range of services including makeup, brows, lashes as well as outcall/mobile services. Let’s find out what she’s loving this month! READ MORE

Fashion, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Hunter Lingle & Jennifer Dixon

Hunter Lingle and Jennifer Dixon are the faces and founders of Hunter Dixon, a gorgeous line of women’s clothing based in New York. While Hunter is the principal designer, Jen works on developing their business (as well as modeling their pieces!). Combining their backgrounds in fashion and entrepreneurship, they created Hunter Dixon to design whimsical, flirty, and feminine clothes for women. Their clothes have been seen on everyone from actress Lake Bell to PR powerhouse Alison Brod, and everywhere from the Today Show to the Sex and the City movie.

Hunter Dixon clothing is stylish and classic, with meticulously thought-out details and touches–whether it be the perfect ruffles, buttons, or fabrics. I’ve been lucky enough to own a few pieces in my own closet, and I can say for sure that they are classics that will last. As their brand rises and grows, Hunter and Jen recently took the time to tell us their obsessions and what inspires them as designers. READ MORE

Beauty, Food, Fragrance, Home, Insider's Obsessions, ShoppingInsider’s Obsessions: Susan Feldman & Alison Gelb Pincus

Co-founded by Susan Feldman and Alison Gelb Pincus, One Kings Lane is the online resource for designer home wares – from gorgeous candles to luxurious linens.  Essentially an invitation-only sample sale site (which we told you about earlier this summer), One Kings Lane carries only the best of best – such as John Robshaw, Missoni, Vera Wang and Wedgewood to name a few – at affordable prices.  As a bonus, they’ve interviewed designers/founders of brands they carry for tips on how you can make your home more stylish with your newly ordered goods.

Feldman and Pincus together have worked at top companies such as Ralph Lauren and NBC, before branching out to launch One Kings Lane with the intention of creating an “extraordinary, innovative online resource and sanctuary for anybody looking to create a gracious home.” We think they’ve already succeeded in accomplishing their goal, and so naturally, we wanted to tap into their style sense and find out what they’re loving right now! Let’s find out…. READ MORE

Hotels, Insider's Obsessions, TravelInsider’s Obsessions: Valeriano Antonioli

Italian hotelier Valeriano Antonioli certainly knows a thing or two about style.  As the Managing Director of the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Antonioli’s discerning taste has made the InterContinental brand’s first US resort one of the most fashionable luxury destinations in the country. Having spent 23 years managing hotels and resorts in Italy, Germany, Russia, England and the United States, Antonioli brings a certain international flair to Montelucia.

Prior to joining the InterContinental Hotels, Antonioli managed another one of TDO editors’ favorite places- the W Westwood in Los Angeles.  He was also the force behind the Diana Majestic in  Milan, Italy, the go-to destination for the fashionable jet set. When I was on property at Montelucia earlier this year, I had to chance to meet and chat with Antonioli and learn a bit more about his favorite things and personal style that brings so much sophistication to the hotel. READ MORE

Beauty, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Petra Strand

Petra Strand, Swedish-born makeup artist, founded makeup brand Pixi Beauty a decade ago. Petra believes in multi-tasking, fuss-free products that incorporate nourishing skin care ingredients; or rather, it’s makeup that leaves you looking fresh and natural, which perfectly matches our view on makeup here at TDO.  More recently, she partnered with Target to bring the Pixi line to the masses.  All of her products are packaged in sleek, slim compacts, perfect for women on-the-go, so unsurprisingly, she has a loyal fan base including celebrity clients include Helena Christensen, Adele and Kylie Minogue among others. Who better to ask about what’s obsession-worthy this month? Below, Petra dishes on what she’s loving – so check it out!  READ MORE

Accessories, Beauty, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Richie Rich

Fashion Designer. Musician. Artist. Author. Pop Icon. All can be used to describe Richie Rich, whom fashionistas everywhere will recognize a one half of former design label Heatherette.  He also crossed over into beauty in 2008, designing a capsule collection for MAC Cosmetics.  Since the breakup of Heatherette, Rich has been working on various projects including the release of his first album, Celebutante- a term that he is certainly no stranger to. READ MORE

Beauty, Dining & Nightlife, Insider's Obsessions, New YorkInsider’s Obsessions: Rachelle Hruska

Rachelle Hruska is probably a familiar name to you if you’re one of the millions of people who visit, one of the most fun New York nightlife blogs on the Internet. Hruska is the widely loved founder and editor of the site – identifying hot spots before they’re even open, regularly hanging with (and reporting on) the city’s social and media influencers, and blogging before most of New York even wakes up so we can get our daily dose of gossip and glamour with our morning coffee.  We caught up with Hruska to find out the current obsessions of this pretty girl-about-town. READ MORE

Beauty, Insider's Obsessions, MakeupInsider’s Obsessions: Jemma Kidd

Jemma Kidd is world-famous fashion and beauty icon.  This English countess was a fashion model before she became a makeup artist with a full-fledged cosmetics line.  After working with many major fashion houses and beauty brands, she founded the The Jemma Kidd Make Up School in 2002. Makeup collections called Jemma Kidd Make Up School and Jemma Kidd PRO followed four years later. Most recently, Jemma has collaborated with Target for her JK Jemma Kidd line. So what is someone so fabulously talented as Jemma obsessing over? Let’s find out! READ MORE

Denim & Jeans, Fashion, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Paige Adams Gellar

Paige Adams Gellar is what we would call a legend in the world of denim. As most of you know, she is the founder of Paige Premium Denim, legendary brand that women around the world adore. Paige launched the line after being a fit model for many years, realizing that women are shaped differently – and thus, her line aims to “will lift the derriere, lengthen legs and slenderize hips and thighs.” Celebrities such as Gisele Bunchen, Rachel Bilson and Gwenyth Paltrow (among may others), as well as regular women such as ourselves, own pairs. So what is Paige obsessing over this month? Find out by reading below! READ MORE

Beauty, Fashion, Insider's ObsessionsInsider’s Obsessions: Jenn Falik

If Jenn Falik looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen her grace your television screen as the go-to style and beauty expert. Countless local and national shows around the country depend on her to try hundreds of beauty products and scout out the latest fashion finds every season. From her years of working in public relations with some of the most prestigious brands in the world, she’s become an expert in her own right at predicting the newest trends and finding the most effective products. I met Jenn a few weeks ago over drinks, and was charmed by her expertise at sharing under-the-radar brands and goodies at every price point. So what is Jenn obsessed with this month? Read on and find out! READ MORE

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