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Watch Hip New Jersey on Television This August!

Throughout August, 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 3p.m., every Wednesday at 8p.m. and every Friday at 11a.m.

Additionally, you can catch #HipNJ on NJ on Air anywhere, anytime and on virtually any device, including iOS, Android, kindle, or Roku.

Hosted from Bloomingdale’s Short HillsIn Her Shoes: #MOMBOSS event, this month’s episode features some of the Garden State’s power moms. Guests include:

  • Cheldin Barlatt Rumer
    CEO, i-g creative and Host, This Is It with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer
  • Danielle Forte
    Owner & Creative Director, 828 Clothing
  • Mallika Malhotra
    Brand Photographer & Strategist, MikiFoto + Co
  • Priya Virmani
    Personal Stylist & Founder, Privée by Priya

Segments in the episode include:

  • Marcy Edwards Benner
    of Virginia Wolf NYC and the W. Cary Edwards Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s New Jersey Annual Gala
    from The Grove in Cedar Grove
  • Gretchen Burman
    Founder of Character U
  • Scarlett Morris and Nicole Foster
    Co-Founders of Totally Bites

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino serves as the episode’s host.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org. and NJOnAir.com.

Red Carpet Looks and Affordable Prices

At Hip New Jersey we understand that not all of  us can afford the beautiful gowns we see on the red carpet. This inspired us to create the fabulous looks for an affordable price at Bloomingdale’s.

The first look was inspired by Charlize Theron. Her metallic Dior gown shined on the Oscars red carpet. The Halston Heritage dress, available at Bloomingdale’s, conveyed it’s own version to this fabulous Dior dress. Fashion is about making a statement and Charlize Theron was not afraid to mix the metallic look with long diamond earrings. Her glow didn’t end with the dress, her skin was luminous and flawless. The Dior dreamskin serum is a great way to capture the glow we all aspire to have!

The second look made us so ready for the Spring! Scarlett Johansson’s Azzedina Alaia’s floral dress was a breath of warm air! Johansson had a balance of looks by wearing a light and charming gown with the exposure of her tattoos, her short edgy hair and her black studded belt.  Bloomingdales took the this look and created a two piece fitted dress that paired with a black leather jacket. Her peachy toned blush lead us straight to a beauty favorite Nars’ orgasm blush that is available at Bloomingdales.

The third look was Jessica Biel’s floor length Kaufman Franco gown that shined almost as bright as her and Justin Timberlake’s love. Not only were we awing about their relationship we were awing over her remarkable Tiffany collar. It matched perfectly with the gold and silver colors in the gown. Bloomingdale’s used a shimmery gold long sleeved gown to create this look and piled a few necklaces together for an imitation Tiffany collar.

The fourth look was a classic red gown worn by the classy Viola Davis. The dress was red and flat toned without the glitz and glamour but held its own with the off the shoulder and around the neck dimensions. This definitive look was created using a Bariano Australia off the shoulder dress. A flat red it’s easy to pair it with accessories and loud jewelry, but Viola Davis instead used her makeup to accent the dress. A way to capture the luminous look is to grab the Nars, Supervixen lip gloss that has a popular rose gold base.

The fifth look Naomie Harris’ was wearing prepared us for the light feel of Spring-time parties. Her fresh white Calvin Klein dress was detailed with a slight slit under the heart shaped breast line and had a high low dynamic. The sophistication of the dress was increased by the middle part in her straightened hair. Naomie Harris’ lack of color in the dress was evened out by her rustic brown eyeshadow. The Chanel LES 4 OMBRES eyeshadow pallet in 268 is a great way to capture that taupe and shimmery look.

This sixth look was a risky one! Nicole Kidman’s porcelain skin could have been washed out by the nude color of her Armani Privé dress but it worked together wonderfully. The paleness of the dress was accented by it’s enchanted designs throughout. Bloomingdale’s take on the dress used an  Aidan Mattox dress that resembles the elegant look Nicole Kidman had. Her red lip was also a fabulous way to add some pop! The Bobbi Brown imperial red lipstick establishes her red lip nicely.

The seventh and final look we were inspired by was the Elie Saab couture dress Janelle Monae wore. She took the glam to the next level with this look! Monae was covered in jewels. Her hair, her neck and her dress all had a flash to it. Her cute pixie cut look went well with of the whole outfit. Her makeup was filled with glam as well. The  Charlotte Tilbury’s golden goddess eyeshadow pallet is a great product to use to get that glam look.


Bloomingdale’s “Ten Years Later” Book Event at the Short Hills Mall: Finding The Perfect Dress

#HipNJ heads over to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills to shop for our very own Lisa Marie Latino’s book release party! The party takes place October 8th at Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Marlie Massena, PR Manager of Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, helped style Lisa for the big event.

First, she tried a black Dress The Population sheath dress, paired with 100% Bloomingdale’s Sarah Jessica Parker pink heels. 100% Bloomingdale’s is a series of designer capsule collections created exclusively for Bloomingdale’s by some of the best brands in the world.

Next, we have a black French Connection lace dress with panel detailing and mini cutouts. “I love this dress,” Lisa said.

The next dress was a little out of Latino’s comfort zone. She usually doesn’t do floral, but this Ted Baker dress is an exception.

“The next one is blue, which is for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, which is the charity of choice for my book signing,” Lisa states. The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund does great things for New Jersey families who have a child battling cancer. Ten percent of the proceeds from the day go to the charity.

The dress was a black and blue AQUA dress, “perfect and flattering for every girl,” Massena states.

The final dress is the hot color of the season, burgundy.  If you’re looking for something that you’re not going to find anywhere else, shop 100% Bloomingdale’s.

To see which dress Lisa picks, head over to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills on October 8th from 12-2p.m. Meet the author, get a copy of her book, Ten Years Later, and support a great cause.