February 6, 2012

Une Soirée Française & the HANAair Review

Will & I recently attended a French themed charity fundraiser. Une soirée Française inspired me to bust out the perfect lace dress. I found this interesting gray number on my December California trip, and paired it with a cropped, black blazer, gray tights and a pair of slick black boots. Will looked great in his Parisian-inspired floral print top, sweater vest, cord pants and red balloon tie.

This night reminds me of a wonderful movie, Heartbreaker, one of Ailyn's favorite films. It's a hilarious French romantic comedy with a charming lead actor.  It's on Netflix and we highly recommend it!

Jacket:  Final Touch, Chantell, Melrose Boutique
Dress:  Final Touch, Chantell, Melrose Boutique
Tights:  Gray, Spanx | shop
Boots:  Nine West | shop similar
Necklaces:  Thrifted
Ring:  Angl, Melrose Boutique
c/o Misikko HANAair

I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair, but I wanted to do try something a little different for this fun occasion, so I was excited that Missiko kindly sent me the HANAair professional hair dryer to try out and review.  As this was my first experience with Missiko, I was pleasantly surprised by the prompt service and quick shipping.  After some exploration of the site, I noticed that Missiko carries a variety of products ranging from some of the best hair straighteners on the market to styling products--like beauty blogging community fave Moroccan Oil.

Bloggers Do It BetterThis hair dryer came beautifully packaged and was fully stocked with a plethora of products like Paul Mitchell hair products, brushes, etc. Let me just say that this thing is a machine! Ailyn even thought it felt like a "tornado." As such, I think it is quite heavy, but it made the drying time a very quick process... especially in comparison to my current less-than-awesome $20 dryer. I used a round brush with the diffuser attachement, and finished the front pieces with a large-barreled curling iron. I love this ease and volume of the hairstyle... and hope I can pull it off again!  All in all, this dryer is high-end, quick, and powerful; the downside: it's heavy and expensive.  If you're looking to invest in a quality blow dryer, then I recommend checking out the Missiko website.

Linked up to the Monday Mingle & the Transatlantic Blonde, and BDIB.


  1. How fun...I love themes when they are oober fashionable, lol.
    Your dress is perfect..you both look GREAT!

  2. Great lace dress! Looks wonderful with black boots...kinda edgy.

  3. Love your outfit! Such a pretty dress ;)

  4. That dress look so gorg on you! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!