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Backstage at Daniel Vosovic F/W 2013 Presentation


Ombre nails, bold lips, aristocratic next day hair — needless to say I loved everything about being backstage at CFDA designer, Daniel Vosovic’s Fall 2013 Fashion Preview. (If you missed my post on the collection from earlier this month click HERE). Daniel is a true perfectionist, right down to the messy hair. His messy hair was even perfect!

Hosted at the W Hotel in Union Square I was greeted backstage by the beauty team. New makeup line, MAKE created the look in collaboration with Vosovic. Led by Kristin Hilton, MAKE’s team

Daniel Vosovic Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Presentation

Daniel Vosovic AW13 Presentation

That Daniel Vosovic… I tell you, I’ve had the divine pleasure of knowing him and that million dollar smile of his pre-Project Runway (we went to college together) and watching that brilliant mind of his evolve is such a joy. Especially since this may be favorite collection of his yet! Inspired by the modern day female aristocrat (who has a hint of a rebellion in her).  This bold woman cravesa colorful,

NYFW: Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Show (+ Video)

If there are two designers that do long flowing, summer chiffon dresses well its Matthew Williamson and Carlow Miele. For Spring/Summer 2013, Carlos Miele stayed true to his style but went into a “hallucinatory jungle” for the inspiration of the collection.

{Watch the finale}


Hallucinatory jungle is evident in the variety of colorful animal prints – giraffe print in phosphate blue, a tiger skin in oxidized yellow, the zebraesque black and white combinations

Redken introduces Chromatics and I get an Ombre!

How great is this color? Redken recently introduced a breakthrough for hair color with the launch of their new Chromatics service.

Generally, I find the words breakthrough to be overused in this industry (isn’t every brand claiming that when they launch something new?). However, this is the first color process I’ve experienced that uses oil! To be more exact it uses, ODS² (Oil Delivery System) + Protein Extract Technology, which envelopes hair in a layer of protective oil, while long-lasting color dyes and protein extracts are propelled deep into every strand. The result is hair that looks and feels stronger, with brilliant color and zero ammonia!

“So many of my clients stick to a strict 4-6 week schedule for coloring their hair.  With NEW Chromatics, they leave the salon with incredible color and fortified hair,” says David Stanko, Color Consultant for Redken.  “Chromatics is great for providing 100% gray coverage, conditioned high-shine color and rich even results from root to tip.”

While, I’m not one to color my hair, I curiosity got the better of me and I’ve been kicking around the idea of an ombre so I went for it. I arrived at Cutler’s uptown salon all nervous as though I was walking into surgery. My virgin hair about to be processed! I was so timid I asked for a very light ombre that I would be able to outgrow within a few haircuts.

While at the salon, I was scoping all my fellow bloggers hair (all of which we’re going for the full Chromatics experience). I saw a range of beautifully colored blondes through brunettes, all gushing over the treatment.

{Dream hair team at Cutler Salon}

It only took 3 hours and 4 men, but I got my color! And for anyone who’s hesitant to dye their whole hair or too lazy to deal with the maintenance, I highly recommend an ombre. I have no idea why I was so nervous now. I assume it’s like a tattoo (I don’t have one of those either), but once you start you want more. And the best part about an ombre is it’s expected to not be uniform so I don’t have to worry about it getting evened out. And even when my hair is up or curly, I love the hint of color that pops out.

{Messy, morning hair is so muh more fun with a little highlight!}

To locate a Redken salon, visit Redken.com.  If you’re in NYC, you should go to Cutler!

PC at Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 RTW Collection

Rebecca Taylor was true to her reputation for S/S 2012 offering feminine, wearable dresses and separates that move with the body. Unfortunately, iPhone’s video capabilities and Fashion Week lighting are not a winning combination, but here’s a quick peak at the finale of the show:


“Inspiration is so ephemeral,” said Taylor, stating that she picked up her inspiration from a hodgepodge of places. Aiming to set a contemporary, fresh, and ethereal tone to the designs, the collection emphasizes cut and color with unexpected cut-outs in sibhouettes. This was reflected in her collection which mixed flowy materials and sparkly embellished tops, with some structured dark colored dresses. Also white, neon yellow, floral prints as well as a few dark black and blue pieces were thrown in, creating this disjointed palette. Although the collection lacks the drama and excitement of many runway shows, it is very wearable and I am sure the retails buyers were marking their favorites to display this Spring.

My two favorite looks from the collection included

Booty Queen for Halloween

*My flash decided to censor my stuffed bra.
*My flash decided to censor my stuffed bra. Top by Nicole Romano, Blue Jean Denim Leggings by Mark. (worked great for stuffing my behind!), Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

Oh Kim, why did we think Karaoke as a good idea?
Oh Kim, why did we think Karaoke as a good idea?
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Look at those eyes! Ignore my hair (I was rained on)

Halloween is a fun time of year when you can really go outside your comfort zone and play dress up without any concern about looking too ridiculous or over-dressed.  This year, I decided to be Kim Kardashian.  It was very entertaining creating this costume considering it was my first ‘stuff my bra/butt experience.’  It also gave me an opportunity to test a lot of products.

Here’s a quick excerpt of the my Kim Kardashian look (more detailed review to come):


Redken Go Clean Shampoo and Finish Up Conditioner – Love it! This is part of Redken’s men’s line but it works really well on my hair.  Great lather, my hair comes out shiny and well, clean.  But yes, you’ll smell like a dude.  When men ask me for a list of products I recommend for them, this is always on the list (unless they have color treated hair).

Ken Paves Professional Styling Iron – Part of Ken Paves’ Travel line, is this lightweight straightener, which is fast becoming my everyday straightener – it’s that good.  Originally I was apprehensive about this product since I didn’t think ‘one heat setting fits all’ is viable for flat irons; however it gets very hot (up to 410 degrees F), which is what is really necessary for my curly hair.  Warning, if you generally use your flat iron on a low heat setting, this may not be the product for you.  Unless of course the heat settings automatically adjusts based on hair need, but either way there is no dial to manually control it.  I will investigate this further and report back.

Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment – a great protective cream for when you’re using a flat iron or blow-drying your hair.  Helps fight frizz and only requires a small dollop to service your entire scalp.  It’s no wonder this line has been winning so many prestigious beauty awards!

Cutler Specialist Fly-Away Control Stick This is my go to product for fly aways. Shaped like a deodorant stick, I just roll them over problematic areas and I’m all set for the entire evening.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold Hairspray – This product fell a little flat.  It has great hold, but didn’t maintain the volume I was hoping for.


L’Oreal Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss in Plumped Pink and Plumped Red – It tingles a bit, and I definitely felt a little plumping action taking place, but having pretty full lips already, it wasn’t