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The White Dress in Color – Inspirations for the Modern Bride
November 6, 2013

I had the opportunity a few years back to collaborate with an amazing team of wedding industry professionals for the production of the newly launched coffee table book:  The White Dress in Color-wedding inspirations for the modern bride.  With my makeup kit in tow, I headed for the Big Easy to create magic that would soon be published by my friends and colleagues, Beth Chapman, Carla Ten Eyck, and Candice Coppola.  It was an experience of a lifetime. The makeup was a combination of soft, romantic peach tones and pops of pink and turquoise to compliment the french-inspired feel for the shoot.  I had so much fun creating these makeup looks.  This is one book brides will want to have on their coffee table–a chock full of beautiful inspirations to swoon over.  Head over to {amazon} and pre-order your copy now!


Photo Shoot Credits:
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck | Fashion: The White Dress by the Shore | Concept & Design: Jubilee Events | Beauty: Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie | Floral: Dantura A Modern Garden | Desserts: Sucre | Band: Dr. Jazz | Location: Cornstalk Hotel | Film: Vantage Point Films




Win A Free Blowout!
June 18, 2013

We’re getting pretty excited for the Grand Opening of our new Blowdry & Styling Room!  So, excited that we decided to have a GIVEAWAY!

On July 11th we will officially open our pink doors, offering $35 wash and blowdry services!  For those who would like to indulge, you can add-on services such a 10 minute scalp massage ($10) or deep conditioning treatment ($15).  Our Blowdry & Styling Room will be open on Thursday-Saturday, by appointment.  Oh, and stay tuned for the date of our Grand Opening Soiree later this summer (this is one celebration you don’t want to miss!)

Here’s our GIVEAWAY!  We would like to offer a FREE blowout to one lucky lady!

1.) Leave a comment here on our blog!

2.) Tweet @jenniefresa or Tag us on Facebook:  www.facebook/jenniefresa

“I just entered to win a FREE blowout at Jennie Fresa!”

3.) Share our blog post with your friends on Facebook

Good luck, beauties!  Now, go make some noise!



Save the Date: Summer Fashion & Beauty Event June 13th
June 7, 2013

Hey there beauties! So if you couldn’t tell, we’ve been getting pretty excited about our upcoming event on June 13th! From gorgeous JG Knitwear gowns to sexy Beneath the Gown bikinis, we can’t wait to see all that this trendy trunk show has in store for our closets!  To stock up on this season’s must-haves & staples, be sure to save the date: Thursday June 13th! Plus, need some glow to go with that gown? Meet our Spray Tan Specialist at the event and try a complementary face & decollete tan on for size! Hope to see you there!

Summer Fashion & Beauty Event

Featuring Trunk Show by JG Knitwear and Swimwear Collections from

Beneath the Gown


Join us for a fashionable summer soirée as local designer Florence Carroll unveils her new collection to the Shoreline! JG Knitwear plus exclusive swimsuits from Josie Jolon’s Beneath the Gown Boutique will be unveiling their Summer 2013 collections! Receive 10% OFF

Also, meet our Tanning Specialist, Ellen, for a complimentary Face & Decollete Sunless Spray Tan {$30 Value}. Our Makeup Team will be on hand to help you select the perfect bronzer or self-tanning formula to help you maintain your glow!

June 13th


110 East Main Street

Clinton CT

(Parking & Entrance in rear of building)

RSVP: 860-664-3923 or



Meet Tricia Caliola ~ Our New Traveling Bridal Makeup Artist!
May 30, 2013

Hello lovely ladies! Today we are beyond thrilled to introduce you to a bright new beauty here at the boutique!  Meet the the newest member of the Jennie Fresa team, our Traveling Bridal Makeup Artist, Tricia Caliola!

While Tricia is not freelancing for M.A.C and ESPN, Tricia enjoys baking homemade cupcakes, traveling, changing up her hair color and even giving her grandma pedicures (how cute!)! But what she truly loves is meeting new people and getting the opportunity to help make her clients feel beautiful! Tricia is truly a dedicated darling, one of those spirits meant to be working in the beauty industry.  She is no novice, with over 10 years experience in the business.  She stays determined in meeting the needs of her clients while making them feel as special as could be, which makes her a perfect fit for our Bridal Makeup Team!  We are so excited for any future brides that get to work with Tricia.  Not only is she super duper professional, she is a makeup wizard– her talent ranges from the most natural of looks to glamourous, red-carpet ready.

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Tricia today!  And, keep an eye out for her here at the boutique on Thursdays and Saturdays.  If you see a spunky, pink-haired, flawless-skinned beauty roaming around with a giant smile, that’s her! 🙂

Welcome aboard, Tricia!


Jennie & Team

GIVEAWAY! Win 2 Private Consultations with Wellness Coach, Maya Bradstreet
May 13, 2013

Hey there beauties, are you looking for that Spring squeeze or just curious about detoxing, well then you don’t want to forget about this exciting event & giveaway! Join us here at the boutique, Thursday May 16th from 6-8 where nutritionist Maya Bradstreet will be hosting her event: Demystifying the Detox! All guests who attend this event will be eligible to win a $150 consultation with Maya for some diet, detox and lifestyle guidance. This amazing giveaway includes 2 nutrition consultations with Maya including recipes, samples, a personalized shopping list and more. Plus we are also offering 10% off all makeup products during the event so you can stock up on all your summer beauty essentials! Space is limited and we are already filling up beauties, so be sure to secure your spot to join us for a night full of insight, yummy goodness and a chance to win this delicious giveaway!

To sign up for the event, RSVP by calling 860-664-3923 or emailing us at

~Visit Maya’s Website Here~

A Recipe For Wellness 




Spring Clean: Maureen's Makeup Bag Edit
April 17, 2013

Hello Beauties! So who’s in need of a little spring cleaning? Well, get ready to think out with the old and in with the new this season, as Maureen helps you tidy up those makeup bags! Check out our new listing within this month’s Shoreline Perks to get yourself a personalized one-on-one lesson with our lead artist Maureen Sullivan, including a makeup bag edit, a quick tutorial on how to apply any new products and a beauty profile! PLUS enter our contest for a chance to win a four piece brush set to go with your lovely lesson! For your chance to win this giveaway, all you have to do is purchase the Shoreline Perk and then leave a comment on our Facebook page letting us know! All the links are below ladies, and be sure to check out Maureen’s boutiquerie profile + portfolio below as well! xo

~Shoreline Perks~

~Jennie Fresa Facebook Page~

~Maureen Sullivan’s Profile + Portfolio~


March Events at the Boutique
March 8, 2013

March Madness
Boutique Events for March
BECCA & Courtney Cucinotta
Happy Friday Everyone! Today we would like to share with you lovelies some inside into what events you can look forward to be seeing at the boutique for March! This month we are thrilled to be hosting two events that are little eco, a little chic and both completely fabulous! So be sure to check out the information below and read up on the exciting things we have planned and would love for you to come and join!!
Hope to see you there!!
“Flawless Face” Makeup Event~ Introducing BECCA Cosmetics
March 14th
Find the perfect foundation, concealer & powder shade with one of our beauty experts.
$35 redeemable in products.
Seats are limited.  You must reserve an appointment in advance.


“Herbs for your Mood” Health & Wellness Event ~ Meet Certified Clinical Herbalist: Courtney Cucinotta
March 28th
Courtney is the founder of Talking Stick Herbs and will join us for a discuss on healing anxiety, depression and stress with herbs.
$10 donation.
Seats are limited.  You must reserve a seat in advance.


Oscars 2013: The 85th Academy Awards Glamour, Gowns & Gold
February 25, 2013

Hello Beauties! Well, Hollywood’s most anticipated night has finally arrived, and it did not disappoint! While the winners have already been announced, the fashion from last night’s red carpet still has us obsessing! It wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites as the stars pulled out all the stops for last night’s epic red carpet. Overall, metallics were definitely on trend, while beading and tulle took center stage and makeup stayed effortless and minimal. However, Old Hollywood glamour reigned supreme with its timeless glamour found all over the carpet.

My #1 pick on the Red Carpet last night was without a doubt Jessica Chastain who exuded Old Hollywood perfection from head to toe. Jessica stunned in a flesh toned Armani Prive Couture gown that was perfection against her fair complexion. Flawless skin, flowing waves, classic makeup and a bright lip were the finishing details that came together and created Jessica’s show stopping look.

(Jessica Chastain,

My top 5 picks for best dressed are:

1.) Charlize Theron
Everything about Charlize’s look was red carpet elegance! From her crisp white Dior Haute Couture gown, youthful pixie cut and fresh face, Charlize was the definition of elegance! (Not to mention how incredibly beautiful she was dancing with Channing Tatum during the opening!!)
(Charliez Theron,

2.) Kerry Washington
The Django Unchained star brought a beautiful splash of coral to the red carpet last night! With minimal accessories, a soft complementary lip and her hair pushed back, Kerry was not to be missed as she showed off her embellished and colorful Miu Miu gown!
(Kerry Washington,

3.) Stacy Keibler
While we already envy Ms. Keibler for her handsome man, we can now envy her for gorgeous Oscar gown! Stacy rocked a silver sequined Naeem Khan gown that looked absolutely beautiful draped over her to-die-for figure. Between the gown’s cool sequined pattern and classic halter cut, Stacy was beautiful combination of elegance and edge.
(Stacy Keibler,

4.) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson looked absolutely amazing as she walked the carpet in a Roberto Cavalli creation! JHud was completely on trend last night from her dark blue metallic gown, gorgeous statement earrings and beautiful bangs! This Dreamgirl was a REAL beauty!
                                                                                                                  (Jennifer Hudson,

5.) Jennifer Garner
We adore the absolutely adorable Jennifer Garner! Mrs. Affleck donned a gorgeous dark magenta Gucci gown last night that was flowing with grace (literally!) From the front, Jennifer’s ensemble looked simple and sophisticated with a statement necklace and chic chignon. However, as Jennifer turned around, the back of the gown flowed down into a train of soft and romantic ruffles, floating with her as she graced the carpet.
(Jennifer Garner,

While there were numerous trends to be found for fashion, this year’s beauty looks maintained chic & minimal with a common homage to Old Hollywood that was sweeping the carpet!

Best hair, makeup & nails definitely have to go to the fabulous Adele. On the carpet Adele’s hair was so polished and glamorous while her makeup was simple with a muted lip and her signature statement lashes! During her performance Adele switched up her look with a fab red lip! And whilst belting out her Academy Award winning song, we were able to catch a glimpse of her killer nails! Those stiletto nails were very high fashion with a sophisticated twist!


2. Reese Witherspoon, talk about Va Va Voom!! While the new mom walked down the carpet in a gorgeous blue and black Louis Vuitton gown, all eyes were on her luscious locks. Reese’s hair was the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour last night as her side swept waves were reminiscent of the iconic Veronica Lake style!
(Anne Hathaway,

3. Many congrats go to Anne Hathaway! Not only did she win best supporting actress, but she hands down won our award for best natural makeup. Anne fit the role of a movie star impeccably last night as she glowed with the use of a soft color palette. With a blush-pink lip and soft swept hair, Anne looked truly regal and effervescent!
(Anne Hathaway,

Fall in Love with a Special Offer from In White
February 1, 2013

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.