It’s the most wonderful time of the year so let’s join in the holiday fun by highlighting some of our festive favorites. We chatted with RHONY alum Kristen Taekman to help us navigate the journey. Taekman appeared on seasons 6 and 7 of Real Housewives of New York and after leaving the Bravo franchise she was fortunate to continue her modeling career, which she began at age sixteen. She also launched a successful beauty brand, Pop of Color and was recently named as Dot Luxury’s Fashion Ambassador, a digital platform dedicated to all things luxury.
We were thankful Taekman set aside time to talk fashion, festive favorites plus her family’s most beloved holiday traditions. “We always look forward to buying and decorating our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving,” Takeman tells Tinseltown Mom. “Going to Santa at Macys and The Rockettes are also at the top of our list. I feel like I will still drag my kids to see the Rockettes when they’re in their 30’s… it’s such a wonderful show and yearly tradition…”
Family traditions are what make this season even more extraordinary and if you’re thinking about how to brighten the day of that favorite mom in your life by gifting her with something special Taekman offers popular ideas that she thinks moms will appreciate. “You can’t go wrong with a spa package… Massages, facials, mani/pedis are the best!”
And speaking of manis and pedis the former Housewife has a fabulous nail polish line, POC (Pop of Color) Beauty that she rolled out last year, but with so many competitive beauty products in the market we wanted to know what differentiated her brand from the rest. “Pop of Color is made in the USA, it is also 5 free, vegan and animal cruelty free. The polish is also long wear and I have some pretty awesome colors with more soon to come.” Taekman is spot-on about the breathtaking, and versatile, colors that her line offers from vibrant to subdued, complete with exclusive names like “Cry Baby,” and “Home Sweet Home.”
In addition to her beauty line Taekman is .Luxury’s Fashion Ambassador, whose coveted style reviews and round-ups you can read about on the discover.luxury blog and website. .Luxury is a new and expanding online network of hundreds of luxury-oriented websites, each carrying a signature domain address ending in “luxury.” The .luxury community is designed to connect brands and consumers interested in luxury products, services and content. Taekman says that she’s having so much fun with this new gig and is excited for the opportunity. “…They came across my blog lastnightslook.com and thought I would be a perfect fit for their platform… I am one of their fashion ambassadors and contribute two blog posts a month, focusing on everything from events in the city to the latest fashion trends.”
So what are Taekman’s favorite holiday looks? “I love a full-length tulle skirt for the holidays especially when paired with a turtleneck and a blazer. I also love velvet…you can’t go wrong with it and it’s extremely versatile.”
To learn more about Taekman and see what she’s up to visit her blog at Lastnightslook.com.