Showing posts with label #NYFW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #NYFW. Show all posts

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pamella Roland Fall 2013 Preview

Fall fashion week is almost here and yes we may not be in Spring yet, but the winter looks will be going down runways soon. Not too worry if you're not ready. They /fall won't hit stores until late summer.

Sneak previews are coming in and one is from a favorite- Pamella Roland. She does the kind of evening gowns you see go down the red carpet and has dressed many a big celeb. It's pretty to the max. Roland says she was inspired by "the ornate interior of the winter palace in St. Petersburg, Russia ", which is my kind of inspiration.

The designer also got the emerald color of the year memo with this  green  gown.

These are  pre show sketches, the real deal happens in a week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ruffian Fall 2012 and New MAC Collab

Ruffian's fall show was one of my favorites. Glen plaids, bright plaids,  tailored coats, hats, hats  and suits in cobalt blue  were part of the looks that went down the runway.

Also MAC announced  not only the return of Ruffian Red, the very LE lipstick from several seasons back, but that they will be collaborating with Ruffian on an entire makeup collection come this June . Stay tuned.

Monday, February 13, 2012

NARS Debuts New Products at Fall 2012 Fashion Week

As always NARS is debuting several new products for fall backstage at fashion week . There will be a new Multiple as well as an eyeshadow duo and more . I've highlighted the new items in bold.

Show: Fabiola Arias

-Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++
-Sheer Glow Foundation
-Skorpios Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
-Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow
-Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow
-Kilimanjaro Duo Eyeshadow
-Vent Glacé Duo Eyeshadow (New for Fall 2012)
-Eyeliner Stylo
-Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
-More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (New for Fall 2012)

Show: Joy Cioci

-Copacabana Illuminator
-Orgasm Illuminator
-Undress Me Multiple (New for Fall 2012)
-Corfu Single
-Portobello Duo Eyeshadow
-Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow
-Cordura Eyeshadow
-Madison Ave Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner
-Belle du Jour Sheer Lipstick
-Madere Pure Matte Lipstick
-Turkish Delight Lipgloss

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sally Hansen Alexander Wang & Prabal Gurung Collab for Fall 2012

Yes that's right, fall 2012 is getting it's sneak peeks in from the New York shows.  Sally Hansen revealed 2 of their designer collabs yesterday, one with Alexander Wang and one with Prabal Gurung , whose show by the way  was a s delicious at the nail colors.

These will be on sale in September  , part of the Complete Manicure line.

So far the info I have is the beige shade at Wang is Bandage and the greyish green is Pumice.  Blue Rose is the blue from Prabal  and the gold is Gilded Lily, inspired by the matching dress.

All photos via Sally Hansen @SallyHansen

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Maybelline Fashion Week Live Runway Shows

You can  again this season  watch some of the shows from fashion week right from home. Maybelline and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week have partnered on their YouTube Live from the Runway channel at  The full schedule is shown, from Feb. 9th - 15th.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

L'Oreal's Elnett Truck

You see a lot of very cool things during fashion week in New York and it's not always at the shows. Sometimes there are fun things the public can join in on like the L'Oreal Elnett truck that was making stops around town. Is this fun or what?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Farah Angsana Spring 2012

Farah Angsana's show came at a time of an embarassment of riches, I had an invite but also had 2 other events at the same time , one of which I was  already scheduled for. It's not easy to be everywhere during fashion week, but it's great to be asked always, and I would have gladly gotten to this if I could have.

The looks were luxe and red carpet ready and I particularly love these two gowns. Doesn't the pink one look like a modern version of  something Liz Taylor would have swanned around in , in the 60s?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sebastian Hair Backstage at Alice & Olivia Video

Here's  a good look at what happens backstage at fashion week via Sebastian  and lead stylist Thomas Dunkin.  Stacey Bendet of Alice and Olivia talks and I spy Sarah Lucero of Stila doing the makeup.  Love the Grace Kelly updo reference photo they use.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Backstage Hair at Zero Maria Cornejo w/ Phyto

One of the neatest styles seen backstage I thought was this look cooked up by Phyto for Zero Maria Cornejo. It's origami looking , which I thought before reading the hairstylist say the same thing, and I wish I could recreate it on my own hair.

 If you want to give it shot , here are all the details ( naturally they make it seem all so simple ).

PS- Makeup is by Dick Page for Shiseido

Key Hairstylist: Martin Cullen for Phyto

Inspiration: Maria shares, “I love the feeling of an urban summer; fabrics that feel like the beach but toughened up somehow.” The hair reflects that feeling with a graphic, structural up-do with a twist.

Step by step:

1. Spray Phytovolume Actif throughout hair to give it texture.

2. Create a side part and make 2 small twists on the left side of the head, secure it with threaded elastic.

3. Spray twists with Phytolaque soie light hold hair spray.

4. Pull hair back and fold it flat against the head, almost origami like. Secure hair with bobby pins.

5. Finish with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NARS New Gaiety Blush Previews at Thakoon Spring 2012

NARS is known for their blush as much as any makeup item they have. We've all heard of Orgasm right ? In fact most probably own it. Torrid is personally one of my favs.

During fashion week they debuted some new products and one is a new blush used here called Gaiety. It will be out in Spring. Also new is a tinted moisturizer.

Full makeup  look details:

DESIGNER INSPIRATION: “It's the ideal of the iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural. The color story came from India, inspired by the spice market -- but with a cowboy flair," said designer Thakoon Panichgul.

LOOK: "Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is," said makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.


· Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation
· Zen Blush
Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try Desire Blush


· Bengali Eyeshadow
· Portobello Duo Eyeshadow
· Laguna Bronzer
· Bali Eyeshadow
· Blondie Eyeshadow
· Snow Loose Powder


· Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

· Versailles Nail Polish

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New MAC Lipstick and Blush debuts at The Blonds Spring 2012

The Blonds is a  show where the makeup artists can go as  over the top as they want . MAC created a fab face here and  and previewed a new lipstick- Flamingo( used with Stripdown lip pencil) and  a new blush shade called Immortal Flower. These will be out sometime in Spring / Summer.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Erin Fetherston Spring 2012 w/ MAC and Alterna, butterLONDON for

Erin Fetherston's backstage makeup was helmed by maestro James Kaliardos for MAC  . He  and Ms. Fetherston were inspired by  Mia Farrow at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball of the 60s.The look was  bold. A bold smoky eye and a bold pink lip and it looked fabulous.

The hair was done by Esther Langham for Alterna on   and the nails  Nonie Crème for butter LONDON on  Ms. Langham created 4 hairstyles for the show  using all Alterna products from the Bamboo line and each style had volume and lift at the crown.  Nonie created a custom nail shade she called Patent Pink from two existing shades - Pink Ribbon and Tea With The Queen. Often these custom shades become  for sale ones later  so it may just turn up in Spring.

The clothes were simply pretty with a  modern but 60s vibe.  Everyone was taken with the orange georgette sequin striped  dress especially. It is  summer personified.  All the fabrics here were ethereal and floaty and  they made the models look a  bit angelic.

All photos: The Beauty Alchemist , except butterLONDON nails - by Charu Suri

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dick Page for Shiseido & Aveda at Band of Outsiders

The amazing Dick Page is one of my makeup gods ( yes I went fangirl when meeting him,  finally, after  not making his shows for several seasons. He was extremely gracious) . As creative director for Shiseido he keyed the makeup for several shows  . I  hit up the backstage for Band of Outsiders.

 Each season they do a boy-girl, and a girl-girl look. He explained the looks aren't that different but the boy-girl has less makeup. The overall effect was to be fresh and sunny with flushed cheeks and swipe of color down the bridge of the nose along with a sweet lip in a new shade coming this spring ( really good new lipsticks alert).  Many of the products used will be new for Spring including the cheek color which is a cream stick and that lipstick for the "girl girl" look . That's one that  I definitely want come Spring.

Aveda did the hair  in messy  updos and  tousled waves which complemented the sunny , carefree look perfectly.  Didier Malige created two looks: whirled waves for girl -girl and a textured, tousled chignon for girl- boy, using Aveda Brilliant Retexturizing Gel, Aveda Air Control Hair Spray, and Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion .

The makeup Mr. Page used :

Boy-Girl Look

Dick prepped each model’s skin by applying Shiseido The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream.

After moisturizing, Dick applied a wash of foundation to conceal any blemishes or redness.

For cheeks, Dick blended a combination of the Shiseido Makeup Accentuating Color Stick in Rouge Flush (S4) and Glistening Flush (S3) together on the inside of his forearm. Using a wedge sponge, he applied the cream blush mixture directly on the cheeks. Taking a blush brush, Dick blended the blush on the skin, focusing on the cheeks and bridge of the nose to create a “slightly sunburned” effect.

No powder or concealer were used on the face.


Dick applied the Shiseido Makeup Accentuating Cream Eye Liner in Black (#1) to the top lash line and in the lower water line of the inner eye.

After the eyeliner application, Dick brushed the Shiseido Makeup Perfect Mascara Full Definition to the top lashes only.

Dick created a custom brow for each model by mixing together the Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Patina (GR707) and Leather (BR306) and applying the combination to a clean mascara comb to finish the look.


Dick applied the Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment to hydrate and condition the lip area.

A wash of foundation was added to the lips and blotted with a damp base sponge to remove any natural color.

Girl- Girl Look :


Same as above


There was no makeup application on the eyes. However, Dick did comb out each model’s lashes with a mascara comb.

Dick created a custom brow for each model by mixing Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Sable (BR709), Patina (GR707) and Leather (BR306) together and applying the combination to a clean mascara comb to finish the look.

Dick applied the Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment to hydrate and condition the lip area.

He blotted the Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Lipstick in Temptress (RD320) on the lips, using his fingertips to diffuse the color.

First 2 photos/video- The Beauty Alchemist

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2012 w/ MAC & Ted Gibson

I always look forward to Carmen Marc Valvo. Not just the show but the backstage. I know the clothes will be  beautiful and elegant and I get a chance to see them close up where you can really appreciate the detail . Then there is the adorable and fun team of Romero Jennings for MAC doing makeup and Ted Gibson doing the hair on behalf of

This season's show makeup look is fresh and All American  with a bold lip and a lightly made up face. As Romero says in the video it's what many women do everyday. Foundation , mascara and a bold lip.  He debuted a new red lipstick from MAC coming in Spring , which is a red/coral hybrid called Scarlet Ibis.  He used Cherry lip pencil and Basic Red pigment over the lips. Skin has the new Matchmaster foundation , Taupe Sculpt powder  on cheeks for contour and Pearl CCB on top of cheekbones. The eyes have Coffee eye pencil , Omega eye shadow and Zoom Lash.

For the hair Ted was inspired by Peggy Lipton and her always perfect sleek hair .  He sleeked it back at the top to tuck behind the ears, leaving the back straight and shiny. He sprayed his own brand hairspray into his palm and lightly ran it down the hair for hold.

The clothes were as lovely as expected  and  there were more casually elegant looks like silk shorts and palazzo pants. The white/silver beaded tank dress was  a favorite  and it was  nice to see the models sporting flats and not teetering heels. That is All American. A pretty dress, flowing hair and  a sharp sandal.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maybelline Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm

Maybelline has a fun and super inexpensive lip balm coming this October. Called Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm, it  debuted on the runway and  was used backstage at BCBG in Quenched , shown here, as well as letting some of us get a sneak peek.  

There are clear and tinted  and the tints have good color. Plus they are SPF 20 and very moisturizing.  ( All other makeup on model Maybelline  Fit Me  done by Charlotte Willer ).
Baby Lips will sell for $ 3.99

Photos: Maybelline Tumblr , Maybelline at  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week             


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Maybelline's Fashion Week Live Runway Shows

Maybelline is the makeup sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fahion Week at Lincoln Center once again this year.   In a  nice move they are making it easy for everyone to see some of the shows on their channel - . You can watch, tweet along ( I'll be when I can)  and see behind the scenes info. 

The list of shows that will be livestreaming is :

Thursday, September 8th
10:00 AM

Saturday, September 10th
3:00 PM

Sunday, February 11th
7:00 PM

Monday, September 12th
11:00 AM

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

American Express and Fashion Week

American Express is doing their fashion week packages this year and while the week officially starts tomorrow there is still time to take advantage of them.

First off is the DKNY show with special finale runway performance by singer/songwriter Lykke Li as part of this season’s Cardmember-Only Show featuring the debut of the DKNY 2012 Resort Collection. The show will take place September 15 at 7:30 p.m. during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. 

Cardholders can also go downtown this year to MADE formerly MAC & Milk. You can   to purchase exclusive packages to preview select Spring/Summer 2012 collections showing downtown with MADE. Available packages feature a variety of fashion experiences such as VIP seating for runway shows including Billy Reid, SUNO, Sophie Theallet and more, exclusive access to designer presentations, backstage designer meet & greets, styling sessions and more.

Lastly is one you can do right from home with the Skybox report. The American Express Skybox Report . The American Express Skybox Report will offer   a closer look into this season’s Cardmember moments via  content  from a select group of the industry’s high-profile and emerging fashion bloggers. Style lovers everywhere can visit  leading up to and throughout this season’s shows and events, and also join the conversation by following @americanexpress on Twitter and using hashtag #amexfashion.

 View and purchase  at

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pamella Roland Fall 2011

I look forward to the Pamella Roland show each season.  I know I'm in for procession of  beautiful dresses and gowns  and am never let down.  Her designs  aree simply made for Red Carpet wearing and this long sleeved kimono gown is one I would love to see someone rock come this Sunday's Oscars.  There are trousers underneath, which I am not into, but otherwise this is so gorgeous  and on most stars the long sleeves would be unexpected. However, with the cold temps in LA , some celebs might be thinking long sleeves are the way to go.

Another favorite of the show was this short cocktail LBD.  It may be a Little Black Dress but it's far from boring. This is Oscar After Party ( or any party)wear.