Behind-the-Scenes of Caravan Stylist Studio’s Style Night Event

On a recent summer evening, I had the pleasure of attending a “Style Night” event hosted by Caravan Stylist Studio at the Carlton Hotel in New York City. It was a night of jewels, vintage styles and rare finds, thanks in large part to Shopbevel and Wiseling.


Rare and finite fashions from Wiseling

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Olive Oyl Loves: Talking Nail Art with Valerie Star

Actress Zooey Deschanel has been quoted as saying, “I don’t like plain nails. I get sad.” After what seemed like an endless winter, I have to agree with her. So, here it is,  it is mani-pedi season and I’m all in a dither about keeping my hands and feet in tip-top shape.


Before my next trip to the nail salon, I decided to call on makeup and beauty expert, Valerie Star, for her advice on the latest trends in nail art and polish colors.

Here’s what she had to say…

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Olive Oyl Gets the “Star” Hair Treatment

A few weeks ago, in an earlier blog post, I asked make-up artist Valerie Star to tell me what hairstyles would be most flattering for the shape of my face and physical features. She offered three suggestions, and then, angel that she is went a step further and sent me these amazing illustrations. Valerie intuitively knows any woman contemplating a change in hairstyle scours magazines for inspiration and ideas. Thanks to Valerie and illustrator Sarah Keokanock, I will have these three go-to styles at the ready at my next salon visit!

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Olive Goil: Makeup Artist Valerie Star

This week, I sat down with the delightful Valerie Star, who is a makeup artist extraordinaire. We met during Fashion Week at Caravan Stylist Studio, located in the Carlton hotel in New York City. She is like a magician with her mascara wand, so I naturally had to ask her for the 411 on beauty! I took plenty of notes because Ms. Star had plenty of sage  advice to give. I’ll be sharing all her best tips in the weeks to come, so please stop by and feel free to post any questions you may have for her in the Comments section.

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