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BlenderStyle

Gianna Nucci on BlenderStyle

Gianna Nucci of BlenderStyle visited the #HipNJ studio to discuss restyling and reconfiguring our very own Maria Falzo’s closet!

Nucci created BlenderStyle, which is a full-service professional personal styling, personal shopping, and closet organization business. Nucci gave Falzo a “full closet detox.” This included organizing and replenishing Falzo’s wardrobe. Nucci says that the goals was “to have a complete closet that will enable you to create easy and great looks every day.”

Nucci went through Falzo’s closet, realizing that the basic staple items needed to maximize an outfit were missing. “I took a couple of your great pieces, and I got you some basic staple items you can wear them with,” she says.

Check out Nucci at work in the video above, and click here to learn more.

Sophie Gutter on Chess For Chicas

Sophie Gutter, creator of Chess For Chicas, sat with Maria Falzo in the #HipNJ studio to discuss making playing chess fun for girls.

Sophie wrote a book titled, Chess for Chicas: How to Play Chess and Love It, after noticing that the vast majority of kids she was playing chess with were boys. She began playing chess when she was four, and began competing in tournaments when she was in Kindergarten.

Emily Levy, Sophia’s mom, tells Falzo that her daughter got the sense that other girls were not as drawn to chess as she was, so she developed Chess For Chicas. The mother and daughter team developed both the book and a chess set, aimed at making chess exciting for girls.

What is Sophie’s favorite part of the game? “Winning,” she says. To learn more, click here.

fashionistas

Watch #HipNJ’s Top Fashionistas on HometowneTV

Throughout April, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®, a local cable station that reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 9pm, every Wednesday at 11am and every Friday at 5pm.

Hosted from Trade by Gina La Morte in Montclair, this month’s episode features some of the Garden State’s top fashionistas. Guests include:

#HipNJ co-founders Maria Falzo and Lisa Marie Latino serve as the episode’s hosts.

HTTV is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit cable access station that broadcasts on Comcast TV 36 and Verizon TV 33. It serves as a hyper-local media outlet (broadcast and web) for immediate and surrounding communities. HTTV’s broadcast signal reaches parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union County— a total of 32 towns with a population of over a half a million.

Specific towns include: Berkeley Heights, Millburn/Short Hills, New Providence, Springfield, Summit, Bernards Twp, Chatham Boro, Chatham Twp, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Harding, Hillside, Kenilworth, Livingston, Long Hill Twp, Madison, Maplewood, Mendham, Mendham Twp, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountainside, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, South Orange, Warren, Westfield, West Orange and Union Twp.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org.