Year: 2011

how to: look less tired with make-up

makeup brushes

***REPORTING FROM LOS ANGELES*** Would you like to know how I fool people into thinking I get a full night of sleep?  I totally trick them with makeup. Watch this quick video tutorial on how to brighten your eyes with a little makeup trick that I learned from the pros.

Wedding report:

Allison in downtown SLC

Victor here reporting to you on behalf/behest of Allison.  Allison is in Los Angeles right now with P at an event that I am sure she will be writing about soon.  In fact, in sure that she’s Tweeting about it @petit_elefant.  When she comes back, she’ll go straight to the Alt Summit where she’s speaking/presenting/mingling and selling this year’s Social Luxe Lounge event.  Anyways…. We spent the last few days about 50 miles from home getting ready and helping celebrate…
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Game Stop Winner!


The winner of the three games from Game Stop is: Trina Coleman My New Year’s Resolution is get rid of the excess clutter in my home. I am trying to eliminate two boxes a week. Congrats Trina.  Email me ASAP to claim your booty.  AllisonATpetitelefantDOTcom

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thrifted cake stand


I found this thrifted cake stand when I was out and about looking for Christmas presents last month at my favorite thrift store. It was only $15! This cake stand is an oldie but a goody and I wrapped it in about 10 layers of newspaper to bring it home, threatening my children with instant death if they even looked upon it. I’ve been searching for one of these for a long, long time. Not so much because I have…
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photo shoot in Park City, Utah

magazine photo shoot

In order to make everyone in the photo shoot in Park City, Utah I worked on this week look good, I had 7 boxes of clothes, 11 pair of shoes, a clothes rack, a clothes steamer, and a stylist kit. I took up residence in a hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria where we were shooting and promptly filled up the entire room with detritus.  I steamed clothes in the bathroom inbetween having models change outfits, and laid out collages…
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What’s in Your Purse: Week Thirty.

handmade purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Leslie Hatch.  Thanks Leslie! If you’d like to submit your purse, {and I’d really really love it if you did} please send me two GOOD photos of your purse: one of the inside, one of the outside along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom My purse is not usually so neat. The reason it is this time is because I recently switched out my things. So throw in…
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winter hats


I’m talking about winter hats today on BabyCenter.  Have no fear, you can still look 10 kinds of adorable wearing a winter hat. Swearsies.

meg cabot giveaway winner!

Allie Finkle

Somehow in the holiday shuffle, I missed announcing a winner for the Meg Cabot books. But if your name is mskaz who left this comment: My soon-to-be 10 year old daughter who is a HUGE reader would love this set! You just won yourself the Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls book set. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. email me asap with your details: allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom

the essentials for a stylist’s kit

stylist kit

For the Park City photo shoot I’m styling {yesterday and today}, I needed a stylist’s kit.  An odd assortment of pieces every stylist needs to make sure an outfit looks put together for a photo shoot, movie shoot, or red carpet. I needed one for real life anyway, but it was really fun to put one together for the photo shoot.  I put it into a Caboodle makeup kit and now that I’ve assembled it, I’m going back to the…
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