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Happy 2nd birthday to The Honest Company

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Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, co-founders of The Honest Company, hosted a family friendly shindig to celebrate the brand’s 2nd birthday. Savvy Sassy Moms was invited to attend the event held at Honest’s headquarters in Santa Monica. The company that brings us natural, non-toxic personal care and home cleaning items, produces safe products to families while keeping the cost down.

Jessica Alba celebrates Honest Company's 2nd birthday

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The office was decked out in gorgeous paper flowers for the event from floor to ceiling. The bright, colorful decorations were smile inducing and paired really well with the brand’s signature teal and white color scheme.

Party decorations at Honest Company's 2nd birthday party

Gorgeous flower arrangements were scattered throughout the space bringing a grown up touch to the kid-friendly event.

Honest Company headquarters in Los Angeles

A delicious dessert bar was set up along with creative food options for the guests. Mac and Cheese bites were a hit, as were the sweet potato fries served in bamboo cones. Gluten-free options were available as well.

The kids were treated to face painting and balloon animals as well as a drawing area. Because the hands-on founders often bring their kids to the office with them, there is a permanent play structure off the showroom area.

Face painting and balloons kid's activities at Honest Company 2nd birthday

The kids were free to build and play together as their parents mingled and learned more about the products.

Jessica took a minute to do some media interviews but then she enjoyed the party with us. She was friendly and warm and loved to talk about her favorite products.

Jessica Alba interviewed for E News

“Our mission is for families to have the safest and healthiest homes,” Jessica noted at the event.  She speaks with passion about the company and their goals.

Attendees were treated to a fill-your-own-gift bag from the company’s numerous products including baby focused items, home cleaning and health and wellness.

Honest Company products for party favors

Guests also to got to check out the limited edition items of The Collective, a new venture for The Honest Company. Jessica set out to partner with small companies, with a similar outlook on family safety and product design, to create some wonderful collaborations.

The Collective limited edition item collaborations with Honest Company

These special products are available on the website and include a crib, jogger, diaper bag and baby carrier.

You can check out more photos from the event on The Honest Company Facebook page.

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The beginning of award season is upon us! The Golden Globes were last night, celebrating the best of the past year in movies and television. But let’s be honest, we were actually watching to celebrate (and snark) on the best and worst of celebrity fashion. It is the most important part of any awards show, right? One trend was that minimalism reigned supreme! There were very few accessories, and the accessories they did have were classy and elegant. The women were all letting their dresses speak for themselves. Now, whether what the dresses had to say were good or bad, is a whole other thing. Let’s see how they did…

Photo Credit:  PR Photos

Best Dressed of the Golden Globes

 
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I would have to say my number one pick for the queen of the Red Carpet was Lupita Nyong’o. She was absolutely stunning in her simple and chic red Ralph Lauren caped dress. This woman is a classic beauty.

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How cute is little Sarah Hyland in her coral dress from Paris and milkbraid Valentino runway-inspired hair?! I love the youthful look and I think she nailed it here.

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Margot Robbie looked elegant in her white Gucci dress. Loving the beautiful plunging neckline and the understated accessories.

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Taylor Swift kept it fun, simple and beautiful in her red and black strapless Carolina Herrera. The best part is the little bustle in the back.

Moms Who Rocked the Red Carpet

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The always gorgeous mom-to-be Olivia Wilde was rocking her baby bump and looking fabulous in her deep green Gucci gown.

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Cate Blanchett stunned everyone, as usual, in her gorgeous black lace Armani. The woman can do no wrong!

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I love that Amy Adams dares to wear red, and is a stunner in the color! The deep neckline would look not-so-great on some, but she pulls it off and ends up looking fabulous. The back is the real winner here.

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Sofia Vergara shows every woman everywhere how to wear a black dress properly. This mama is such a bombshell and pairing the all black Zac Posen gown with a gorgeous blue statement necklace was just perfection.

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Julianna Margulies was quite the stunner here in classic old Hollywood glamour. The dark dress is just perfect for winter.

Worst Dressed of the Golden Globes

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It looks like Drew Barrymore was channeling her inner Marsha Brady here in her Monique Lhuillier flowered dress. Cute bump, but that’s about it.

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Oh, Julia. Oh, no no no. Is she going to an office meeting? That crisp white button down shirt has got to go. I don’t care if it’s Dolce and Gabbana, it is all bad.

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I love Lena Dunham’s curves and that she’s not afraid to show them off, but she chose the wrong dress with which to do so. It is just ill-fitting and not at all flattering.

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Zoe Saldana is super elegant, but this dress is just a disaster. It looks like the designer took a bunch of fabric samples and glued them all together. No.

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For being such a veteran to awards shows, you’d think Sandra Bullock would have it down by now. But, apparently not. She pulled out this colorful number, which is just all sorts of wrong. Come on, Sandra, we expect better from you!

What do you think? Who was the best dressed? Worst dressed? Sound out in the comments!
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Santa’s Secret Workshop is back!

This past Saturday, we once again had the fabulous opportunity to attend the always star-studded Santa’s Secret Workshop holiday event presented by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson of Marque Communications (aka the “gunkles”) at the chic Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. Celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr., Tori Spelling, Malin Ackerman, Denise Richards, Tiffani Theissen, Lisa Ling, Donald Faison, Melissa Joan Hart, Lisa Loeb, DeAnna Pappas, Beverly Mitchell, Busy Phillips, Jensen Ackles, Molly Ringwald, Ali Landry, Dan Bucatinsky, Tamara Mowry-Housley and more… and all had tots in tow for this family-friendly event.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Phaedra Parks

Activities for all

There was an entire crafts room hosted by Jo-Ann’s Crafts and Fabrics with kid-friendly activities from cookie decorating to DIY snow globes along with gorgeous and delicious sweet treats courtesy of Jenny Cookies. Other activities included glitter tattoos and manicures for the little girls (or boys!). Various family-oriented brands were also on hand to showcase their latest products including Corolle, Stokke, Orbit Baby, Ergo Baby, Ju-Ju-Be, ZoLi Baby, Diaper Dude, Diono, First Bike, Mabels Labels, SugarboogerSmarty Pants VitaminsSummer Infant, and Joovy.

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Santa is the star

And it wouldn’t be a holiday event without Santa, who was on hand to take pictures with the kids (at least the ones that weren’t terrified of him), and their parents courtesy of Getty Images. In the spirit of giving, this amazing event benefited L.A. Family Housing, whose mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Guests also brought diapers to donate to the organization. This fabulous event was truly a great way to kick off the holiday season! (Note the post-Santa traumatized expression on Little One’s face.)

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Beautiful stationary in your mailbox

My heart skips a beat when I open my mailbox to find an envelope hiding between the junk mail. With thicker paper than the credit card offers and softer colors than the harsh white of junk mail envelopes, a card is a reminder that someone, somewhere was thinking about me. I get the same thrill when sending paper mail, but forgetting stamps and missing the mailman three days in a row means a lag time between my heartfelt sentiments and their receipt.

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Paperless Post brings excitement to your inbox

Paperless Post offers the same experience from the comfort of your computer — ecards that boast linen finishes and lined envelopes that open on your screen.

Goop for Paperless Post lets you create fabulous ecards

Paperless Post introduces their newest collection, a collaboration with goop — Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brainchild that focuses on casual elegance and refined whimsy. With muted colors, lux finishes and images created from ink-drawings crafted by the Paperless Post artists, goop for Paperless Post boasts invitations, stationary and cards for any event.

Paperless Post holiday cardsPersonalize the goop for Paperless Post Chrysanthemum Wreath – Silver card this holiday season. Whether you use a black and white photo like the one shown — we see you Gwyneth! — or use a color photo that picks up the holly in the wreath, the round frame in the square card is an elegant holiday greeting.

goop for Paperless PostThe Chinoiserie Stationary is perfect for quick post-holiday thank you notes or invitations for a girls’ brunch to relax after the craziness of relatives, gift wrap and last-minute shopping.

Paperless Post envelopesEach Paperless Post ecard, invitation or greeting enters the recipient’s inbox in a sealed envelope, letting your friends have the virtual experience of opening your greeting. Goop for Paperless Post cards have linings that match the carefully designed cards, and envelopes can be further customized — including coordinating stamps.

Try the traditional side of Paperless Post

Don’t stress if even goop’s lux take on ecards and invitations still seems too informal. Paperless Post wants everyone to love their invitations, stationary and greeting cards, and goop by Paperless Post also offers its designs in traditional paper versions.

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As you may have heard, in 2012, Jessica Alba launched The Honest Company.  A company dedicated to bringing family products that are safe, Eco-friendly, stylish, convenient, and affordable.  They launched with a collection of completely toxic-free cleaning products as well as baby diapers and wipes.

This past week, she launched a further extension of this passion for healthy family living with a book, “The Honest Life”.

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Savvy Sassy Moms was excited to attend an event where The Honest Company and The MOMS Celebrate Jessica Alba and her new book “The Honest Life” at the Mondrian Los Angeles.

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The event was great!  We spent the afternoon at the swanky Mondrian Hotel LA we were each able to sit down with Jessica to talk about the book.  She is not only beautiful actress, but more importantly a down to earth Mom who really is out for the best interest of her family!

 The Honest Company and The Moms Celebrate The Launch Of Jessica Alba's New Book The Honest Life At The Mondrian LAPhoto by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Honest Company

She provided tips on how create a healthy environment in your home including: Taking your shoes off at the door so that you do not track in the chemicals from the world, open the window to let the fresh air in, and to read labels so that you know what you are bringing in your home.

When I asked her as one working mother to another what she does to prioritize and what she feels she has to let go to the waste side.  Her very genuine answer was that her kids happiness was her number one priority and that everything else falls a very low second.  She mentioned that by juggling so many things she has learned to give up perfection and to cut herself some slack.  Both very important lessons that we think all Mom’s need to remind themselves!

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In her book she not only reveals tips healthy living but how to make it fun, real and stylish.  She also shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with recipes), tips on beauty, fashion, and DIY kids activities.  Basics for living everyday naturally and authentically!

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Was a great day to celebrate Jessica and her book!

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Last week in Hollywood, hundreds of expecting and new moms came together for “The Biggest Baby Shower Ever” event, hosted by Big City MomsI was lucky enough to attend and boy did it live up to its name.

With dozens of vendors participating including Joovy, the Honest Company, Baby Jogger, Mama Mio, Mustela, UppaBaby and more, there were plenty of giveaways, samples and more to be had. I’ve never seen so many baby products in one location. So much to learn, and so much to add to my registry!

Celebrity parents including Giuliana Rancic, Beverley Mitchell, James and Kimberly Van der Beek and Bill Horn and Scout Masterson (“The Guncles”) came to check out the latest and great must-haves for mommy and baby.

Giuliana Rancic hosted a VIP meet and greet session with Born Free where she greeted hundreds of expecting moms and talked about her mommy must-haves, baby Duke, and life as a working mom.

Beverley Mitchell, who is due in just three weeks, came to check out all the fun product finds and to support her friends Bill and Scout who were speaking on baby product trends. She was feeling “a little ginormous” but was in great spirits all evening, and had lots of energy to tour the entire event, talk to fans, and share details of her pregnancy. Girl, I can feel you on the “ginormous” front. I’m just five months, but I am very round. She was great.

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James Van der Beek came to support wife Kimberly who spoke to the crowd about natural childbirth and her own personal experience — “it was not as easy as my mom had promised,” and was her biggest fan, taking her photo on the red carpet and video taping her entire speech for their personal home videos. So sweet to see them holding hands through out the event. Couldn’t help but love it.

Bill Horn and Scout Masterson came prepped with all of the latest must-have baby products on the market and proved their stellar daddy skills with their product demo for the crowd. The couple were happy to share their entire daddy intel with the guests on-hand. Loved seeing these hands on dads show off their baby loving skills.

Didn’t make it to this year’s event? Check out the Big City Moms website for information on upcoming events and happenings. With any luck, they’ll be coming to a city near you soon!

*Photo credit – Alexandra Wyman, AP

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Awards season might be over, but it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself like a starlet. Nestled in the famed Beverly Hilton (home to the Grammy’s and other star studded events) is the Belleza Salon where chairs have seen the likes of Sharon Osbourne, Catherine McPhee, Julianna Ranic and more. Just walking from the parking lot through the lobby, you’re bound to see someone famous. I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Hayden Paniterie poolside while there.

Walk ins are welcomed but be sure you book ahead for stylist to the stars, Kelley Krueger. If you want to judge a stylist by her own hair, Kelley’s long ombre-colored curled locks and side swept bangs are a great indication of her work.

I went in knowing I need a change. Since the birth of my son a few years ago, my hair has totally changed. It’s now lack luster and the brunette color is more mousy than marvelous. To make matters worse, my current pregnancy is leaving my locks lifeless.
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Kelley took one look and knew what to do:

Add more layers.
Thin out sections of my heavy hair.
Make a more defined bang so that even if I wore it in a pony tail, I’d still look styled.
Create a wash and go look that would be just as fetching styled as it would air-dried.

But the treatment that really revitalized my tresses was the moisture rich color rinse that was chosen just a shade darker than my natural hair color. It is semi permanent, but safe for pregnant women as it is all-natural and protein packed. It provided a luster and sheen that I hadn’t seen in my hair for several months.

A few snips and a blow out later, I was a new woman. Speaking of blow out, this woman has skills. She walked me throw every step so that I could easily recreate the look at home. So often that’s my frustration when going to a salon. I can never get it to look as good as it did when first styled. But with Kelley’ tips and a little practice, I know I can get there.

As seen on ABC 7 eyewitness news, she offers a blow dry boot camp to helps moms achieve salon results at home. Worth checking out if your part of the round brush challenged crowd like I was.

Pricing is based on hair type and cut, but starts at $50. And color rinse start at $40. Parking is validated for three hours, so take your time.

Hungry? Thirsty? Order lunch or a cocktail from the popular Trader Vics http://www.beverlyhilton.com/Dining/trader_vic.asp while getting your treatment and make an afternoon of it.

Moms, share your hair make over stories with us. How did you get the life back into your locks post baby?

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Pantone’s color of the year might be emerald, but for the 2013 Oscars, pale was absolutely the color (or lack of color) of the year!!  The pales ranged from silvers to beige to pink undertone and all kinds of beautiful in between.  The other trend that hit the red carpet in a big way was the metallics.  Statements were being made with blacks with pewter, blacks and  silvers, golds, and so much more. There were a few who went with the bold colors but for those that did their presence was commanded!

The Academy Awards are a time to showcase the work of Hollywood’s actors and actresses.  More importantly, its a time to shine a light on the true glitz and glamour of Hollywood and this years Oscars were certainly no exception.  We saw dresses that sizzled the red carpet and those that may have been better off swept under it!

Here are SSM’s Picks for Oscars 2013 Best and Worst Dressed:

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Kerry Washington when against the trend this year and came in the oh so hot color of spring, coral Miu Miu Gown.  We love the simple belt and embellished bust and cannot get enough of  the darker colored coral/orange clutch and shoes!

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We loved George’s arm candy, Stacy Keibler, who marveled in metallic wearing Naeem Khan!

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Sandra stunned in this lacy sheath dress by Elie Saab

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Jennifer Garner in wine colored Gucci was simple and elegant and the necklace made the look.

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Naomi Watts magnified the metallics in this cutout form fitting Giorgio Armani.

WORST

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We think Daryl Hannah was channeling her 1984 mermaid character in Splash with this coral “mermaid” shaped gown.  Its more of a sink than a swim!

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Kelly Rowland in the A-symetrical Donna Karan Atelier was a bit too choppy of a look and the top looked like it may have a wardrobe malfunction.

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The typical best dressed Anne Hathaway disappointed in this pale pink Prada.  Questioning A.) what’s going on with the bust area(rhymes with ripples)? B.) why the necklace with such a high neckline?

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And then there is Fan Bingbing!  Beautiful shade of pink, but there is a whole lot of pink for not a whole lot of lady.

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Lastly, there appears to be just a bit too much going on in the neck area of Salma Hayak’s dress and leaves us distracted!

Who were some of your favorites of the night?

Photo Credit all images: Andrew Evans  / PR Photos

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The first picture of the royal “baby bump” has surface and of course Princess Kate is dressing her “barely there bump, oh so stylish.  The caped coat is not always the coat of choice, but we are loving how the Princess makes it look so effortless with the skinny jeans and suede knee high boots.

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Added bonus, a the cape is one of those versitile articles that can be worn pregnant or not.  Here are some great capes found (relatively inexpensive) around town.

 

Capes

1.) Double Breasted Apt. 9 Wool Cape ($64) - Kohls 2.) Wool Two Buckle Grey Hoodie ($79) – SheInside 3.)Double Breasted Red Fur Hooded Cape ($76) – SheInside   4.)  Michael Kors Hooded Toggle Orange Cape ($157) – Neiman Marcus 5.) Fur Military Cape ($55) –  GAP

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Award season is upon us and rocking the baby belly has never looked so good!

We are loving the ever fashionable Busy Philipps looking fabulous in this great striped dress and Isabella Oliver Everyday Blazer!

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Check out these great striped maternity dresses that are just waiting to be paired with your favorite blazer.

Striped Dresses

 

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Don’t forget to add the great blazer over any outfit to complete the look.

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