Miami Shoot Magazine Cover

Hi everyone,

I’m so excited to announce that I’m the Sept/Oct CoverGirl for Miami Shoot Magazine. Here’s a look at the issue along with the lovely article. It’s all about my life in television and my fashion blog #Shireen’sFavoriteThings. Make sure to check-out MSM at www.miamishoot.com or pick-up a copy on newsstands now. Enjoy!

Miami Shoot Magazine Cover

Miami Shoot Magazine Cover

Miami Shoot Magazine Cover

A special thank you to my team who made this possible; Lily, Tod, Shari, Alexis, Javi, Odett, James, my Deco Drive family & WSVN.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 ,

Shireen’s Spotlight: Surfcomber Hotel

Shireen's Spotlight: Surfcomber Hotel

What: Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139

Why: I’ve always adored this sassy little boutique hotel. It’s a quaint oasis, smack-dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of what’s sometimes a chaotic vacation destination. It has an air of privacy to it that I’ve always appreciated. I love its pool, too, because it’s perfectly placed between the ocean and a few of its gorgeously raised seaside cabanas. Speaking of…

Those cabanas are the perfect place to lounge around during a weekend getaway, a day at the spa (I love their “Cafecitio Massage”) or for their newest creation that’s called: “One Last Fling.” Yep, it’s just like it sounds. The hotel maps out the last single moments of a guy or girl’s life with lite bites, fab bubbly, bottoms-up beer and of course, the beautiful beach. Does it get any better?

Ahhhh… marriage isn’t that bad! I’ve tried it a few times myself. Call me romantic, but I’d rather spend that quality time with my plus-one. Either way, it’s definitely a terrific place for a time-out, no matter what the season or reason.

Where: The hotel is right in the middle of all the South Beach excitement (on Collins Avenue.) You’ll not only be able to enjoy Art Deco buildings and walk to great restaurants, it offers some of the best people watching in the world. It’s way better than any airport. Take it from me, I’ve been around the globe a handful of times.

When: The Surfcomber is open all year round, but its “One Last Fling” package only lasts through December.

www.surfcomber.com
Twitter: @kimptoninfl
Instagram: @kimptoninfl
FB: The Surfcomber South Beach

editor: Matthew Auerbach
producer: Jessie Rosario
photographer: Tod Phillip

For the Wo-Man in All of Us

For the Wo-Man in All of Us

For the Wo-Man in All of Us

For the Wo-Man in All of Us

For the Wo-Man in All of Us

My ultimate fashion fantasy has always been to live a day in the life of a well-dressed man. I’ve had the idea for years and I’ve never been able to shake it or make it happen, until now. What’s more, I didn’t want to just wear what a man would wear. I wanted to own it, work it and show how a strong, bold, sophisticated look can actually empower a woman’s femininity.

In the true style of Shireen’s Favorite Things, though, I didn’t wanna dress like just any old dude. I wanted drama like Julie Andrews in “Victor Victoria,” with the conservative trappings of Barbra Streisand in “Yentl” and, to complete the look, I wanted mystery, like the dapper man Kim Basinger meticulously dresses as in the sexcapade of a movie, “9 1/2 Weeks.” Mix all of those “For the Wo-Man in ALL of US” styles and Voila! That’s the kind of guy I wanna be, or at least dress like.

Read the rest of my gender-bending wardrobe transformation at www.wsvn.com or shop the blog look at us.topman.com and remember – if it makes you happy, wear it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 ,

Top 3: New Products Worth Trying

When it comes to beauty products, I’m always on the look-out for the latest and greatest. That’s why I was delighted when Neiman Marcus in Fort Lauderdale invited me to host its annual ‘Fall Beauty Trend’ event over the weekend. Beauty gurus from different make-up and skin-care lines introduced so many amazing new products, it was hard to choose just three, but here are my favorites:

 

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Black Rose Precious Face Oil by Sisley Paris/$235.00

If you love to read a good fashion magazine or just stare at the pictures, you’ve probably come across this product in a plethora of ads. Everyone is talking about it and it’s pretty hard to get your hands on a bottle. Black Rose Precious Face Oil smells amazing, but its moisturizing properties are even more impressive. It’s rich in Omega-3 & 6 and bolstered by plum and Bulgarian rose oil. Its main goal is to nourish, regenerate and protect the skin, along with fighting fine lines and wrinkles. I just started using it and already see a visible difference. It’s expensive, but it’s cheaper than Botox. sisley-paris.com

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Acqua Originale Asian Green Tea by Creed 1760/$300.00

When it comes to perfume, I’m like an old lady. I’ve been wearing the same scent for more than a decade. That is, until I encountered Creed’s Asian Green Tea. I’m 100 percent, unequivocally, undeniably hooked. When I spray it on, it’s as if I’ve just traipsed through a Japanese botanical garden. It’s main notes are bergamot, mandarin, lemon, violet and rose and it’s finished off with a scent of green tea, amber, sandalwood and musk. The perfume is calming, smooth and sparkling. The Creed brand isn’t just a name, it’s an institution. The company has been creating beautiful smells for hundreds of years but as of late, hasn’t produced anything new until lately. Asian Green Tea is one of its newest, decadent and delightful scents. creedboutique.com 

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KissKiss Liplift by Guerlain/$35.00

One thing I absolutely hate is lipstick that bleeds, clumps or feathers. Unfortunately, when you talk for a living on television, it happens. However, the KissKiss Liplift primer promises to take away some of my unfortunate, lackluster, lip-a-licious blues. This product is all about contouring, smoothing and preparing your lips for long-lasting lipstick wear. It goes on like butter with a creamy, velvety, ultra comfy feel. It includes micro beads that naturally moisturize and plump your pout. Besides delivering great staying power, it comes in a gilded metal case; making for a beautifully bold beauty product. guerlain.com 

 

Monday, September 15, 2014 , , , , , ,

Shireen’s Spotlight: V73 Boutique

V73 Boutique

What: V73 Boutique, 4218 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137

Why: A V73 purse is the kind of bag that makes people stop you in the street and ask: “Where did you get that beauty?” The Italian purse company (helmed by designer Elisabetta Armellin) focuses on creativity, quality and elegance. One of its tag lines is “Life In A Bag” and believe me, that describe me to a T! I carry my professional and personal life in my purse and then some. So, why not do it with class, sophistication and style?

A V73 is roomy, rare and ridiculously addicting. Every bag comes with a logo charm and what woman doesn’t like a little eye candy for her constant companion? Stand-out purses include the Miami Bag from its Cruise line and the Venezia in Vivid Blue. If diamonds are a girls best friend, than a V73 purse must be her lover.

Where: The pretty little boutique, styled with all things Italian (from the furniture to the gorgeous chandelier,) is perfectly positioned inside a charming little house in the Miami Design District. It’s right off the District’s main road, 2nd Avenue, making it easily accessible. Stop by for a look, you’ll find a warm, welcoming and wonderfully relaxing atmosphere.

When: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm (closed Sundays)

ps. Fall & Winter purses are coming to their boutique soon and you’ll go crazy over the V73 fringe bag, it’s amazing!

www.v73.us
IG: @V73Official
Twitter: @V73Official
FB: V73 US
Pinterest: @V73bag

editor: Matthew Auerbach
producer: Jessie Rosario
photographer: Tod Phillip
Purse pictured: Cruise Paillettes in Navy/Red

Thursday, September 11, 2014 , ,