Robin Kassner
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a publicist at Haute PR who makes unknown brands household names and takes established brands to the next level. I specialize in hip, edgy editorial from fashion to entertainment news to beauty. I stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetics, skin care and hair care. In 2006, I was in the New York Post, Associated Press and Yahoo! News seven times. From smoldering eyes to shimmery lips, I cover the best beauty scoop. I can tell you whether the Chi or Tourmaline will give you more lustrous locks. I have tried out every lip-plumping lip gloss on the market and know which one can plump your precious pout. Whether you need a press release, an entire PR campaign, magazine article, or web content, I write eye-catching copy that is sure to get noticed. I have great references and I'll make you laugh on a daily basis as I get done whatever you need done, with confidence, competence and style. Check out my juicy celebrity couples coverage in Star Magazine this month.
Contact Info
  Robin Kassner
11 East 78th St.
New York, NY 10021
USA

Tel: (917) 748-5500  
E-Mail: stylewriter@gmail.com
Website: http://hautpr.com/
Work Samples
 
Beauty  
(Forbes, 8/13/2007)
Quoted in Forbes Magazine in a celebrity shopping article, by Hitha Prabhakar, about buying Chloe bags during late-summer sales.
(juli b, 6/21/2007)
From underwater Watsu flow massages to Ayurvedic bath and body products, summer beauty should be simple, natural, and a little shiny.
(Top Button, 5/8/2007)
I love anything that makes my green eyes look more vivid. It's no wonder that Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba covet this eminently portable eye palette perfect for beauty-on-the-go.
(Top Button, 5/7/2007)
Serenity is one of my fav Elixrstix. Its sheer melon color is perfect for showing off your tan. It promotes a tranquil spirit, relaxes the senses and nourishes the heart with calming botanicals like Chinese Peony and Jujube. Going green never looked so good!
(Top Button, 5/4/2007)
Are you a Betty? Well then dollface, Benefit's new Love Your Look collection is right up your alley. This exciting new color collection intensifies your features for a demure, flirty, pinup-girl look.
(Top Button, 4/27/2007)
Make your lips as sweet as candy with this fab lip gloss set from Lorac. Glam Glitz Glitter is a collection of eight shimmery, flavored Lip Polishes. They come in a 24K gold plated package, perfect for the hotel heiress or wigged-out pop tart who likes her lip gloss to match her highlights.
(Top Button, 4/26/2007)
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then this eminently portable makeup kit is a close second. It's filled to the brim with all of the essentials to look party perfect. Toss it in your Louis Vuitton rolling luggage so you are ready for an impromptu getaway to Mustique.
(Top Button, 4/17/2007)
The bow-lipped Charlie's Angels star is the epitome of the CoverGirl brand with her fresh-faced glow and hippie chic spirit. Everything she produces has a girl-power vibe that empowers young women. Drew shows that girls can fight crime, do karate, have a sense of humor and look glam to boot.
(Shefinds, 9/18/2006)
For those of you who are more than just a pretty face, show your pride by wearing this tongue-and-cheek “I Feel Pretty” t-shirt by Nike.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/25/2006)
The latest buzz from the streets of Madison Avenue to the beaches of Brazil is that beauty junkies in-the-know are "taking it all off." Once you go to Brazil, there's no coming back.
(Yahoo! News, 7/25/2006)
Women suffer for beauty; they tweeze their eyebrows, hop from limo to limo in five inch Jimmy Choos and slough off their skin with microdermabrasion. However, no fashion trend feels closer to Medieval Torture then the Brazilian bikini wax.
(Beauty News LA, 7/1/2006)
Girly girls rejoice; this sleek metallic lavender POP Beauty's Popette Palette contains demure pinks and soft lilacs for a seductively sweet, feminine look.
(Hairart , 6/15/2006)
The iTech Ionic Tourmaline Iron is a ceramic iron with crushed Tourmaline crystals, the most ionic mineral out there. The ceramic Tourmaline heating plates help to seal the cuticle, reduce frizz, and lock in moisture.
(Beauty News LA, 6/1/2006)
This milk fed, Midwestern beauty with long, silky, blonde hair confessed that her natural hair is curly and brown and that she is a highlighted and flat ironed blonde.
(Beauty News LA, 6/1/2006)
Do lip plumping lip glosses really work? We got the skinny from the Baron of Botox and Madonna’s dermatologist, Dr. Frederic Brandt.
(Beauty News LA, 4/1/2006)
The inside of the bracelet contains Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Pink Shimmer and Light Bronze Shimmer.
(juli b., 3/17/2006)
Get gorgeous and celebrate summer with these fab finds for beauty in the south of France.
Fashion  
(My It Things, 6/2/2007)
I judged a fashion writer contest alongside Santino Rice of Project Runway.
(The Fashion Rag, 3/7/2007)
Quoted on Pierce Mattie's Blog "The Fashion Rag" I said, "Personally I am a big fan of the return to dresses, since I wear dresses all the time. They are girly and fun and always make you look put together. Old Navy’s new dresses seem perfect for the beach or a Hampton’s weekend getaway."
(CBS Watch! Magazine, 3/1/2007)
A celebrity shopping feature revealing the hottest ways to shop like a star. On newstands now!
(A Socialite's Life, 2/8/2007)
Bag Hags Mary-Kate and Ashley's bag lady chic style with lots of layers has inspired many of the collections. At Proenza Schouler, Jake McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez layered disparate looks to create something totally fresh, such as layering t-shirts under evening gowns.
(A Socialite's Life, 2/4/2007)
The theme was "le Weekend" and models looked like they were about to hop on the Jitney to East Hampton. All in all, it's a return to tailored sophistication.
(A Socialite's Life, 2/4/2007)
The Baby Phat show at the Roseland Ballroom featured a Russian theme and plenty of bling. With attendees like Britney Spears and Al Sharpton, it was an eclectic mix of personalities, opulence and excitement.
(A Socialite's Life, 2/3/2007)
Fashion Week party season was in full swing last night at the Vionnet launch party at Barneys New York. The glitterati were in attendance as Victoria Bartlett, Gilles Bensimon, Valerie Steele, Phillip Lim, and Olivia Chantecaille mixed and mingled.
(A Socialite's Life, 2/3/2007)
Celebs decked out in red graced the runway at the Heart Truth show, a multi designer show that raised awareness about heart disease.
(A Socialite's Life, 2/2/2007)
Do you crave couture? Are you the type who would rather trade your cash in for fashion than watch the Superbowl? Then rejoice, because today marks the start of New York Fall Fashion Week!
(Shefinds, 12/13/2006)
Intuition, the hot LA boutique, has a cult-following of celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Julia Roberts. Shop intuition for the trendiest clothing, shoes, handbags, beauty accessories, and jewelry, from designers like True Religion, Primp, J Brand, and Lily McNeal.
(Catalogs.com, 11/10/2006)
From the streets of Soho to the boutiques of Madison Avenue, girls in-the-know are wearing the latest fashion trends all over town. Are you an uptown girl with downtown sensibilities? Try on a tattoo-inspired shirt for style without the pain of a real tattoo.
(Shefinds, 11/10/2006)
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale has cute clothes at discounted prices, like True Religion jeans, Pucci pumps, and this Rebecca Taylor shirtdress with lace trim. With $5 flat-rate shipping, you’ve got yourself some serious retail therapy without breaking the bank.
(Zac Posen, 11/1/2006)
“Marc Jacobs better watch out.” That’s what P. Diddy said of 25-year-old fashion phenom Zac Posen, who is busy tearing up the runways with his elegant yet irreverent styles. The styles fit like a dream and are the epitome of sophisticated chic.
(Shefinds, 10/30/2006)
For those of you who think Walmart is just for lawnmowers, fashionistas on a budget will be thrilled to discover Mark Eisen's new line. Following the masstige trend that Isaac Mizrahi started at Target, Mark Eisen’s Walmart collection is bringing style to the masses.
(Shefinds, 10/20/2006)
Sofia Coppola’s tribute to teen queen Marie Antoinette is "revolutionizing" fashion this fall. Indulge your inner princess with these hot ensembles in luxe tulle, organza, taffeta and lace.
(Shefinds, 10/11/2006)
These sexy patent leather cork Garbo platform shoes make you a whopping 4 inches taller. The beauty is that they have a hint of red under the heel for contrast; a direct rip-off of Louboutin, but we won’t tell. Pair them with a babydoll dress or jeans for a night on the town.
(Shefinds, 10/5/2006)
This cashmere henley is the perfectly light-yet-toasty sweater to stave off the first chill of fall. The casual styling and ¾ length sleeves make going out for Sunday brunch a little more elegant.
(Shefinds, 10/2/2006)
This kimono-inspired jersey top by Harkham is a sexy-yet-sweet way to take your look from day to evening. The softly draping jersey fabric, fluttery kimono sleeves and trendy tunic length make this top a must-have for the fall season.
(Shefinds, 9/26/2006)
Jennifer Meyer is engaged to Tobey McGuire, but her iconic jewelry line has made her famous in her own right. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston and the Olsen twins are scooping up this 18k gold jewelry hewn in organic shapes.
(Shefinds, 9/20/2006)
Fashion is cyclical. In keeping with all of the 80’s nostalgia currently rocking the fashion world, higher-waisted, loose fitting, stonewashed denim is poised for a comeback.
Pampered Pets  
(Petaholica, 7/26/2006)
Odie the pug is a real live talking dog who says, "I Love You." He has been featured on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks and The Montel Williams Show.
(Petaholica, 7/24/2006)
Just when you thought the Hello Kitty credit card was the cutest credit card ever, Bank of America now offers credit cards that you can customize with your pet's picture. The PetRewards Visa combines a girl's two best friends; dogs and shopping.
(Petaholica, 7/19/2006)
People dye their poodles pink, have rainbow retrievers, and dye their dogs to look just like panda bears. Could this trend be hitting the U.S. soon?
(Petaholica, 7/17/2006)
The Well Appointed House has designer dog houses that may rival your own home. If not, you can have them make an exact replica of your own home as a doghouse.
(Beauty News LA, 7/1/2006)
Woofart creates punchy, pop art masterpieces that would look perfect in the trendiest tribeca lofts.
(Petaholica, 5/30/2006)
Love is in the air, spring has sprung and the darling buds of may have sprouted. Dog wedding season is just around the corner, where dogs get married in holy muttrimony.
(Petaholica, 5/17/2006)
Pawtero Hill Bathhouse and Feed is a great place for dogs to get beautified and coiffed for a night out on the town.
(Petaholica, 5/15/2006)
Party Animals is a social group that lets you party with your pooch and meet other pet lovers.
(Petaholica, 5/10/2006)
Old Navy's Magic has retired and they are holding a contest to cast their new spokesdog. Go to Old Navy online to enter your glamour dog in a contest to become the next doggy supermodel.
(itravel, 4/28/2006)
Pet Lovers Flock to Petaholica, the Luxe Newsletter for Four Legged Fashionistas.
(Yahoo! News, 4/27/2006)
Petaholica is the premier luxury pet newsletter in the country. Twice weekly, the newsletter features the best of the best of trend-setting pet fashion, travel, home decor, grooming, fine dining, and exclusive pet events.
(Petaholica, 4/26/2006)
What to get the dog who already has a masseuse, chef, beautician, therapist and personal trainer? A pet psychic, of course.
(Fashion Industry News, 4/23/2006)
These pet owners live a fast-paced lifestyle and expect only the best for their beloved pets. They tote pets around in Louis Vuitton carriers, dress them in triple-ply cashmere sweater sets, and throw black tie doggie weddings at the Pierre for hundreds of two-legged and four-legged guests alike.
(Dogster, 3/29/2006)
The party will feature live music, cast members from Animal Planet’s program Animal Precinct, doggie henna tatoos, dog style tips and the world’s largest dog biscuit.
Bridal  
(WE: Women's Entertainment, 7/10/2007)
Do you think you are limited to boring flower arrangements for your big day? Use your creativity to come up with unique centerpieces that reflect a personal style all your own. Check out these unique designer centerpiece ideas that will impress your guests and set the stage for fun.
(WE: Women's Entertainment, 6/25/2007)
You would be amazed at how many normally smart, levelheaded women have no problem throwing themselves into debt to finance their weddings. Although you vow to stay together for richer or poor, this doesn’t mean you should start your married life out singing the wedding bill blues.
(WE: Women's Entertainment, 6/10/2007)
For a Hello Kitty theme wedding, brides can fly off to Japan and have a Princess Kitty wedding package. Hello Kitty escorts the bride down the aisle along with her fiancé Dear Daniel.
Fragrance  
(Top Button, 5/2/2007)
This season, I have had a torrid love affair with the color orange, wearing coral beads and Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats in Equestrian Orange. Ralph Rocks by Ralph Lauren is the perfectly creamy, dreamy citrusy fragrance for summer.
(Top Button, 4/30/2007)
I first fell in love with Gardenia when I was in Bora Bora. Tahitian women love the seductive scent of Gardenia, called Tiare in Polynesian. I grew up wearing Nars Body Glow and realized that Tiare is a key ingredient in it as well. Then I discovered the recently reintroduced Chanel Gardenia.
(Shefinds, 12/6/2006)
Fans of Marc Jacobs Perfume are scooping up this collector's edition Gardenia bottle. The sleek, sophisticated design of the bottle complements the luxe fragrance featuring gardenia, wild muguet, skin must, cedar and ginger notes.
(Jack Magazine, 2/1/2006)
The new fragrance from Lacoste is great for the sporty-yet-sophisticated country club kind of guy who wants to smell just as good on the tennis court as when he has dinner at the club.
Bath and Body  
(Top Button, 4/30/2007)
Want a body wash that you and your beau can share? Try Molton Brown, the most indulgent, highly concentrated, best smelling shower gels in the world. They are unisex, so you can give them to your boyfriend for a gift knowing you will use them for yourself. What a luxe way to start your day.
(Productdose, 4/3/2006)
This "Close Shavers" Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream is a best-seller and is spiked with menthol and camphor for a minty-fresh, cool, clean shave.
Decor  
(Dan's Papers, 5/25/2007)
Are you looking for a fun way to de-stress and smell the roses? Have your own garden party by touring some of the most gorgeous gardens in East Hampton. Be one with nature and enjoy a relaxing Hamptons garden tour, courtesy of the Garden Conservancy.
(Dan's Papers, 4/17/2007)
From Southampton to Amagansett, the Hamptons is home to some of the most gorgeous interiors in the world. For those of you who have more style than money, there are some easy, affordable ways to decorate your entire summer home for less than $30,000.
Food  
(Food Candy, 2/14/2007)
Does your cutie covet caneloni? Does your sweetie savor spaghetti? With Valentine's Day fast approaching, some wonder what to get the foodie who has everything? How about some seriously delicious pasta-themed gifts.
Music  
(Shefinds, 12/18/2006)
Karl Lagerfeld's compilation CD features tracks from Goldfrapp, LCD Soundsystem, The Fall, Stereolab, plus DFA remixes and other exclusives. Scoop up this haute CD to reenergize your workday or make your next holiday party the most fashionable soirée in town.
Tech  
(ThisNext, 2/1/2007)
“Although the white model resembles a George Foreman Grill, you can buy interchangeable laptop skins to match every outfit!”
(Productdose, 6/26/2006)
The Whirlpool Fabric Refresher effortlessly refreshes and revitalizes your suits, shirts and slacks by making them wrinkle-free and fresh smelling.
Baby  
(Beauty News LA, 8/1/2006)
Hollywood moms know that Bloomers Baby Diaper Cakes are the best baby shower gift ever. They are like the Sylvia Weinstock wedding cakes of the A-list baby set.
(Beauty News LA, 8/1/2006)
In the era of email and text messages, getting a gorgeous hand-written card from a friend is a rare treat. Like designer shoes and Belgian chocolate, fine stationery is truly one of life’s great pleasures.
(Beauty News LA, 7/1/2006)
Straight from the playgrounds of Paris, Angelic Genius came up with this haute onesie for your little fashionista-in-training.