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Zen Society Skincare Event
January 28, 2013

Live Simply. Live Naturally. Live Beautifully.

If you’re looking for healthy, non-toxic skincare, this event is for you. 

Thursday, January 31st
At our Beauty Boutique- 110 East Main Street, Clinton CT {Parking & Entrance in the rear of the building}.
Meet the creator of Zen Society, a chemical-free skincare line and experience these fresh, handcrafted products for yourself.

All guests will receive a special discount on Zen Society products during this event.

Seats are limited. {We only have 15 spots available!} Please RSVP by 1/30/13. Call 860-664-3923 or email to reserve your spot.


An Intimate Discussion On Bridal Makeup
January 10, 2013

Image by Justin & Mary, Styling by The White Dress by the Shore

Please join me for an intimate discussion on ~Bridal Makeup~

An evening dedicated to discovering your wedding day makeup style
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 6-8pm, 110 East Main Street Clinton, CT 06413
Enjoy wine & cheese while learning:
~Tips for selecting a makeup artist
 ~What to expect from your makeup artist
 ~How to prepare for your makeup trial
 ~How to determine your wedding day makeup style
 ~The best products for photography
 ~The booking process
 ~Day of timing
~Commonly asked questions about airbrushing, false lashes, touching-up and more…
All Guests will receive a beauty swag bag and 10% off any beauty products during the event.
Space is limited, please RSVP by January 17th 860-664-3923

Come Donate Until 11/29!
November 26, 2012

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 8, 2012

Have you been rocking your pink for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month? I would like to help you add another shade of pretty pink with Stila pink lip stick. This month here at the boutique a percent of this months sales will be going to the  Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation. The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation is a local organization and 100% of their proceeds go to breast cancer research.  Click here to read Terri’s story and to learn about ‘Logan’s promise’. Come visit us and find the perfect shade of pink in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help towards finding a cure. In addition to our contribution our colleagues from inWHITE, a luxury wedding collective, will all be donating a percentage of their proceeds as well.   inWHITE members include The White Dress by the shore, Jubilee Events, Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Coral Pheasant, and Beneath the Gown. Xo, Jennie.

Oscar 2012 Makeup Picks
February 27, 2012

1.) Michelle Williams looked absolutely stunning with her glowing skin and on – trend, tangerine lips!  Hair stylist, Chris McMillan gave her a simple yet sensational cut and color. I LOVED her entire look right down to the pink croc clutch.

2.) Jessica Chastain stole the show with her beautiful soft waves and perfectly natural makeup.  I can see this look easily translated for bridal beauty this season. She makes my best dressed list.

3.). Viola Davis makes a powerful statement with her natural hair.  She rocked it!  It’s sophisticated and shows that she has confidence in who she really is.  I like that she complimented her easy hair with sultry eye makeup.

4.) Rooney Mara is a goddess!  The full brows worked well with the nude eye and matte red lip.  While I prefer her hair off her face, the blunt bangs were a nice contrast to the look she wore at the Globes.

5.) Emma Stone chose a sleek do with very classic makeup (a sheer pink eye shadow gave it a twist) and it worked with her gorgeous bow embellished, fuchsia gown!

3 {Valentines Day} offers you will fall in LOVE with from Jennie Fresa!
January 19, 2012

Image By Michelle Wade Photography

Fiori D Arancio
regularly $90
This Valentines day smell good enough to eat with this sweet and sexy scent.
A delicious citrus perfume with notes of lemongrass, bergamot and sugared vanilla. It smells good enough to eat…

  • 100% USDA Certified organic
  • Food grade ingredients
  • Completely Botanical

XO~ Enjoy 30% OFF until February 28th

Dr. Alkaitis Berry Whip & Honey Organic Facial
regulary $110
Delicious and decendent! This facial treament is pure heaven and you deserve to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day! Three masks are used to exfoliate, repair and nourish skin. Rich in anti-oxidents and healing enzymes, your skin will look refreshed and glowing.

XO~Enjoy 50% OFF until February 28th

Boudoir Makeup Application with False Lashes
& 30 minute Photo Session with Michelle Wade Photography
February 12th 12-5pm
includes 1 5×7 print & FREE lipstick.

P.s. need something sexy to wear? Visit our friends next door at Beneath the Gown for the finest selection in lingerie.

XO~ Special Offer $199

For appointments, please ring us at 860-664-3923

Happy Valentine’s Day, Beauties!

Jennie Fresa announces in WHITE: A luxury wedding collective on the Connecticut shoreline
December 6, 2011


Clinton, Connecticut welcomes in WHITE…a luxury wedding collective

East Main Street in Clinton, Connecticut welcomes a collective of wedding related businesses called in WHITE.  Situated between two historic properties at 104 and 110 East Main Street, in WHITE allows engaged couples to plan all aspects of their wedding in one destination.

The concept grew out of a former collaboration of Clinton based wedding vendors named Wedding Row. Due to businesses re-locations, new vendors have joined the collaboration and the concept has been rebranded.

The White Dress by the shore, Beneath the Gown and Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie are pleased to welcome Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design, Jubilee Events and Vintage Cinema to the Connecticut shoreline as the new members of in WHITE.

You are invited to an evening cocktail party from 6-9PM on January 11th where you can step inside the historic locations that house these talented businesses. Mix and mingle with brides, friends and the industry’s finest experts while enjoying savory treats from the talented gourmands at A Thyme To Cook.

104 East Main Street
About Beneath the Gown
Beneath the Gown is a bridal lingerie boutique offering an exquisite collection of exclusive designer lingerie labels featuring French European couture fine laces and exquisite hand-made silks. Their lingerie is perfect for a honeymoon, special event or every day. Services include complimentary professional bra fittings and an in-house custom design service where Josie Jolon, the company’s founder, can customize or design a completely custom foundation to suit any body type, gown type or personal style.

About The White Dress by the Shore
The White Dress by the shore is a luxury bridal boutique that offers chic couture for brides, mothers and maids in the quaint atmosphere of an antique home.  The rustic charm of the store’s hardwood floors, exposed beams and stone fireplaces is offset by the beauty of their perfectly procured collection of wedding gowns.  Established in 2004, owner Beth Chapman, with over 20 years in the fashion industry, set out to create a bridal shopping experience like no other in the country. The experienced staff at The White Dress by the shore has exquisite taste and is passionate about delivering exceptional quality and service to their clients. The boutique has received a number of accolades including The Best of The Knot, The 2011 Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award and The 2011 Editor Choice Award, as well continued five star online ratings from their customers. Attracting clients from around the world, The White Dress by the shore has developed a reputation as a hidden gem on the shoreline.  The boutique operates by appointment in order to provide their clients with the highest level of service. At The White Dress by the shore brides don’t just purchase their gown, they purchase a memory.

110 East Main Street
About  Carla Ten Eyck Photography
The colorful Carla Ten Eyck has been joyfully photographing weddings for the past nine years all over New England and beyond. Her talents include photographing people, moments and emotions with style, while teaching workshops, being a mom, all while having a sense of humor. With a team of 3 associate photographers and an amazing support staff, Carla runs her bustling studio out of her renovated childhood home in Hartford’s historic West End. Carla enthusiastically breathes energy, excitement and fun into everything she does from turning ideas into reality, shooting in new locations around the globe and to simple things like snuggling with her kids and hiding in the studio trying to scare her team. Carla’s style combines fun, unique and artistically beautiful photography. Her work has graced the covers of Bliss Celebrations Magazine, Gala Weddings Magazine and The Connecticut Bride Magazine. Her images can also be found amongst the pages of Professional Photographer Magazine, Bride’s Connecticut, Newport Weddings Magazine, Celebrations New England, Southern New England Weddings and SNEW Destinations Magazines. Carla’s weddings are regularly featured on wedding blogs including Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, 100 layer cake, Grace Ormonde and la belle bride.

About Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design is a purveyor of unique custom paper goods and stationery for weddings, milestone celebrations and beyond.  Designer Nichole Michel specializes in creating designs that are the perfect combination of beautiful typography, gorgeous patterns and thick, luxurious paper. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor of fine arts and a minor in photography, Nichole has spent the last seven years working as a graphic designer at a major consumer products company. Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design gives her the opportunity to bring her considerable talents to creating a feeling and telling the story of life’s momentous occasions. Want something fun and funky, a bit sophisticated or perhaps a timeless, classic design? Nichole will bring your vision and your event to life on paper, setting the mood as the envelope opens. Her witty and whimsical work has been featured on countless wedding sites and magazines and continues to garner rave reviews.

About Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie
Jennie Fresa is known for helping her clients enhance their natural beauty.  As a former NYC Trainer and International Makeup Artist for Trish McEvoy, she learned the importance of listening to her clients needs and creating custom looks that best suit their individual lifestyle.  This approach put her in high demand among many private NYC clients and brides.  She has since brought her passion for personalized beauty to the CT shoreline where she and her team beautify over 100 brides a year.  As a facialist and makeup artist, Jennie works closely with all of her clients to ensure they are truly putting their best face forward. The boutiquerie houses a selection of fine organic skin care products, Jennie’s signature makeup collection among many other divine, little treasures.  Jennie’s work has been featured in BRIDES CT, Style Me Pretty,  Southern New England Weddings and Martha Stewart Weddings to name a few.

 About Jubilee Events
Jubilee Events is a renowned Connecticut based event design and planning boutique specializing in artful weddings, events and occasions. Best known for their broad range of eclectic, sophisticated styles from elegant dinners on the farm to dramatic tented affairs, they are young, stylish, creative, artistic and fun – and they love to infuse that energy into every event. Jubilee Events has designed and planned weddings all across New England – from Connecticut to Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts. In addition, clients have hired them to design and plan adventures in Paris, Spain, Costa Rica and throughout the United States.

Jubilee Events has received numerous accolades and press since their launch in 2007. They are a featured vendor in Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine and Wedding Style New England Magazine and were chosen as The Knot’s “Best of” by past clients. Recently, they were chosen as the only Event Designers to receive the BRIDES Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for 2011 in Connecticut. Their work has been featured numerous times in Bliss Celebrations Guide, BRIDES Magazine, Gala Weddings Magazine, Connecticut Bride, Connecticut Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake and BRIDES Connecticut. They have also had features in Martha Stewart Weddings, Get Married Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine and La Bella Bride Magazine.

About Vintage Cinema
Vintage Cinema captures your wedding day in a nostalgic fashion creating a lasting memory for years to come.  With over 15 years of experience in motion graphics and cinematography, owner Jim Altieri brings his distinctive vision and timing to your wedding film, creating a work of moving art that celebrates your day from getting ready until that last kiss of the night.  Each film is shot and edited in a style reminiscent of the classic super 8mm home movies of the 1950′s.  Vintage Cinema hand crafts each film to reflect those special moments throughout the day whether it be a quiet glance or the touch of a hand.  Every wedding day has its own story and Vintage Cinema strives to tell that story in a timeless manner while keeping a low profile throughout the day.  Vintage Cinema is proud to have its unique films featured by Connecticut Bride, Style Me Pretty, Southern New England Weddings and 100 Layer Cake.

To join the in WHITE festivities on Wednesday, January 11th from 6-8, kindly RSVP to:

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WHAT’S HAPPENING {Black Friday Special}
November 23, 2011

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The New Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie
January 14, 2011

Jennie Fresa

Hello! It’s that time of year–out with the old and in with the new! A new year is upon us and we are feeling like we needed a change!

It is our great pleasure to introduce our newly designed website and blog with all of you! We have a chic new look, new services and a brand new name–Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie.

Our lovely brand was designed by Tara Hogan of Ink and Wit. (who, by the way, also designed our original logo with the turquoise and birds many years ago!) Thank you, Tara! We are so giddy in LOVE with what you have created for us!

Our service menu now includes several luxurious skin care treatments in additional to our personalized makeup services. My mission is to help women put their ‘best face forward’. Here at our boutique, woman can have their brows styled, treat themselves to an amazing facial, get their makeup done for a special event or, if they fancy, stop by to shop our selection of beautiful indulgences.

If you’re looking for the best in organic skin care, a new lipstick or a unique gift, you will swoon over what you’ll find here!

Jennie Fresa Makeup Collection
Brushes and Accessories
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Skin Food
Tata Harper Skin Care ( in-store 11/18)
Vered Organic Botanicals (in–store 11/18)
Poetic License Candles (in-store 11/18)
In O’Scents of Madison Bath and Body
Poor & Pretty Vegan Soaps & Lip balms
A Q U I N N A H Jewelry
Tsi-La Organic Perfumes

and, even more divine treasures coming soon….

As you may already know, we adore working with brides! We will continue to serve brides here in our boutique as well as on-location. We are thrilled to welcome many new talented artists to our traveling bridal beauty team for 2012! Also, stay tuned for an extraordinary wedding collaboration we will be a part of and can’t wait share with you!

We will have an re-opening soiree some time in February. We can’t wait to showcase our newly renovated space complete with a fresh color pallet of pretty, neutral colors! You don’t have to wait ‘till the opening, however! Come visit now and see it all for yourself!

We are located at 110 East Main Street in Clinton, CT. 860-664-3923