MENAJI Men’s Skincare Presents Polo MVP Award

Polo MVP Guillermo Aguero and Menaji Marketing Executive Yvonne Lederer at Greenwich Polo Club
Polo MVP Guillermo Aguero and Menaji Marketing Executive Yvonne Lederer at Greenwich Polo Club

On Sunday, 7th June, the prestigious Greenwich Polo Club, kicked off Polo Season in Connecticut with the Monty Waterbury Cup tournament, and a new branding partner in the saddle, MENAJI Men’s Skincare.

“Top athletes deserve top skincare,” said MENAJI Marketing Executive Yvonne Lederer. “Sun, sweat and photographers create the perfect circumstances that put our products to the test.”

The tournament, named after James “Monty” Waterbury, a player with an illustrious career, best remembered as a member of the U.S. team that won five Westchester Cups over Great Britain between 1909 and 1914, drew hundreds of people from all over the world to the Greenwich Polo Club grounds for the event.

Team Shreve, Crump & Low, formed by Christopher Brant, Kris Kampsen, Matias Magrini and Joaquin Panelo, competed against team Airstream with Peter Orthwein, Guillermo Aguero, Michel Dorignac and Mariano Gonzalez. On June 14, Day 2 of the Monty Waterbury Cup tournament, Lederer presented the MVP Award of the match to Guillermo Aguero, on the Airstream team.

“We are delighted to be a part of such a prestigious tradition,” Lederer said.

“As the only high-goal polo club playing during the summer months and one of only four high-goal polo clubs in the U.S., we continue to look for ways to heighten the overall polo experience for our fans,” said Mariana Castro, Director of Marketing of the Greenwich Polo Club. “To do that, we are partnering with lifestyle and luxury brands, like Menaji, that best represent and appeal to the polo community. The East Coast Open in August 23rd through September 6th is our premiere event – televised on NBC Sports Network — and we hope fans who may not have had a chance to experience the thrill of high-goal polo and the polo lifestyle will tune in to see what it’s all about.”

The Greenwich Polo Club, established in 1981, is recognized as one of the elite high-goal polo venues in the world, known for its unmatched roster of legendary teams, professional players, and champion equine athletes. Distinguished families, young entrepreneurs, artists, and well-known personalities are all part of the international dynamic that makes Greenwich Polo Club so unique.

Father’s Day weekend the Greenwich Polo Club will host the Monty Waterbury Cop tournament Finals. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the matches begin at 3 p.m. Lawn seating is $40 per car, Grandstand bleachers are $60 per car. Grandstand boxes are $300 which include parking for 2 cars, and Cabanas are $600 which include 4 parking passes.

For more information or to buy tickets please visit GreenwichPoloClub.

Up Your Grooming Game Before Tying the Knot

Are you about to get married? Congratulations!

But before you wait at the altar for your betrothed, you need to up your grooming game for the big day.

Why? Because in all the excitement, Grooms forget that it’s the single most important day in your life where you will have your own personal paparazzi, following you around taking video, shooting photographs, capturing the event on phones, and dispersing the images across the internet through social channels.

Here are 4 steps to looking your best for your wedding without overthinking it.

STEP 1 – Cleanse – Face & Body Scrub will exfoliate, clean and renew your skin with our specially designed scrub for men’s skin. It contains a unique blend of certified organic lime peel oil, jojoba, ginseng, kelp, azulene and aloe. Why are these ingredients useful? They unclog pores, they are anti-inflammatory, address acne and clear up blemishes and stimulates skin regeneration and lessens wrinkles.

STEP 2 – Correct – 911 Eye Gel to the rescue for tired and overworked eyes. Place a tube of this in the refrigerator a couple days ahead and put on the day before and the day of the wedding directly under the eyes. Containing allantoin, chamomile, aloe and wheat protein, 911 smoothes and improves the texture of sunken or puffy under-eye bags/skin.

STEP 3 – Protect – Power-hydrate your razor-raw face with powerful nutrients and rebuild that face’s collagen. Youthful glowing skin without the oil and dewy look – just for men. Follow up with our Lip Agent to keep those lips moist for the big moment when you finally “Kiss the Bride.” (p.s. you’ll be kissing her entire family too – so…)

STEP 4 – Conceal – CAMO is your secret weapon. Totally undetectable and light as air concealer for all the spots you didn’t think you had…Follow up with HDPV Anti-Shine to deflect any funky lighting and summertime sweat from making you look shiny and oily. You may not be a TV star – but you’ll play one on the big day.

And that’s your recipe for Grooming the Groom (and his groomsmen). Up your Grooming Game when you’re the Groom and you’ll have photos you won’t cringe at when viewing them many years from now.

Behind The Scenes of US Beauty World on RADIO AMB Monday with Guest Menaji

MENAJI Men's Skincare COO Pamela Viglielmo
MENAJI Men’s Skincare COO Pamela Viglielmo

Patty Schmucker, Host of Radio AMB who tries to discern the fascinating “behind the scenes” world of American-made beauty products by interviewing movers and shakers, interviews MENAJI Men’s Skincare COO Pamela Viglielmo on everything from formulations and hidden secrets, to packaging and the coveted and exclusive “Made in USA” designation on Monday June 15 2015 at 11 am PST.

Viglielmo, whose own story involves a “walking-the-walk” career move as she goes from being an investor in a pioneering, legacy-creating Indie men’s brand in what was once a niche market, to one of its full-time employees, was thrilled to report on MENAJI’s stake in the industry.

“I fell in love with the boldness and unapologetic energy of the brand. It’s still vibrant and relevant after all these years and more so today now that the industry has caught up with the products – like our men’s concealer Urban CAMO,” said Viglielmo.

Prior to spearheading the growth of MENAJI Worldwide, LLC, Viglielmo was the founder of The Gramercy House, LLC. an international strategic beauty marketing and sales consulting firm that focused on Asia, Western Europe, the Middle East and South America and has logged more than 25 years in the global beauty industry. Viglielmo is an Adjunct Professor at Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) in New York City; a member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW); and is a Board Member for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) based in Chicago, IL. She holds a Masters in Chinese Studies from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Washington, DC. and Nanjing, China PRC.

Pitch Perfect Menaji Men’s Skincare Scores with Adam Glassman of Oprah Winfrey Network

Adam Glassman Oprah's Creative Director and Rachel Schechtman, owner of STORY
Adam Glassman Oprah’s Creative Director and Rachel Schechtman, owner of STORY

A long-awaited, New Yorky-iconic event created opportunity and fun this month at STORY, a boutique-gallery of products founded by Rachel Shechtman.

O Magazine Creative Director, Adam Glassman joined Shechtman May 19 for its signature Pitch Night event, inviting designers and makers to pitch a physical product to its panel.

The use of phrases such as “business pitch,” “elevator pitch” and “video pitch” have grown in popularity in recent years. But what do they mean for entrepreneurs?

A “pitch” is basically delivering a business plan verbally. A pitch typically takes the form of an entrepreneur or group of entrepreneurs presenting or describing their ideas to prospective investors, or retailers or producers. At STORY, start-ups and designers gave what is know as “elevator pitches” because they are the short version of what you could say to an investor if you caught him or her in an elevator.

At STORY, each “pitcher” got 3 minutes to completely elucidate the core and architecture of their brand and all of the products within the brand’s portfolio. Pitches were presented with the aid of laptops, products, models, and anything and everything that could provide a point of entry into the world of that product brand.

Menaji Marketing Executive Yvonne Lederer used a hands-on approach. Lederer said that fortunately, after 20-something pitches, Glassman’s face showed signs of being very tired.

“This clearly was a job for 911 Eye Gel. It’s made exactly for tired, over-worked eyes, and hopefully a little jet lag thrown in. It’s like a mini-ice pack. Enough said,” Lederer said.

“It’s important to provide them with the product so the panel can see for themselves how amazing/unique/relevant our products are.” said Menaji COO Pamela Viglielmo.

Glassman also had a stake in the process besides sharing his ingenious mind and experience – Glassman has a web show called #AdamSays

on the Oprah Network which always features new and interesting products.

Among the other pitchers was Kegan Schouwenburg, the 29-year-old CEO and Co-founder of SOLS, the company that’s bringing 3D printing to footwear and creating dynamic foot beds engineered to change the way the world walks, Dadpreneur Matthew Mogol who created KIDLID, a tech accessory that protects your laptop keyboard or phone from tony tots fingers, and jetsetter artsy CJW designs founder Christina J. Wang.

Skincare Summer Luxe

MËNAJI mens skincare was again a premier sponsor for the Greenwich Polo Mount Waterbury Cup.  The men’s polo match was close as White Birch just edged out Airstream by three; 10 scores to 7.  With the largest field in organized sports (300 yards long; 160 yards wide), the eight riders were in top form and the day perfect for this great summer sporting event. There are two more matches to the season; come out and join the party!

Menaji Presents Polo MVP Award

The prestigious Greenwich Polo Club, kicked off Polo Season in Connecticut with the Monty Waterbury Cup tournament, and a new branding partner in the saddle, MENAJI Men’s Skincare.