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NYFW: Backstage Beauty look at Nanette Lepore S/S 2016 Collection

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Backstage at Nanette Lepore‘ Spring Summer 16 collection, Stila Cosmetics and Caption Polish brought forth an effortless downtown girl look. Channeling a “Pop Art Princess” theme for the makeup, the look was all about the eyes. Lead by makeup artist Charlie Riddle, the look was inspired by a cool downtown New York City. To create the look the team mixed and matched Stila’s smudge sticks in Cobalt Turquoise and Sienna or Stila’s Stay All Day liner Pink Paradise on the top and bottom lid. After creating bold pop of color on the eyes they finished it off with Stila’s “Huge Extreme Lash Mascara.”  The rest of the skin was prepped with Stila’s All Day foundation and Stay All Day Bronzer. For those of you who want to get the look at home, Riddle recommends “choosing your favorite bright colored eye pencil and line your eyes as thick or as thin as you desire”. Don’t be afraid for go for it!

nanette lepore caption nail polish by soo kim makeup by stila cosmetics blue eye shadowGoing in a different direction then the makeup, the nails led by Soo Kim for Caption Polish was a Bold black with white accents. Following the downtown girl inspiration from the collection the nail look reflected an untailored look. Nanette wanted an edgy nail that was still feminine. The look was created starting with Caption Polish Base Coat then two coats of  Look, Don’t Touch. Once the coats were completely dry the team then used the white polish shade, Heaven Help Me, which was applied in light brush strokes in different directions.


Coachella Diaries: Day 2 with Patricia Field

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After a  super packed day 1 of Coachella (check out the full recap HERE), we decided for day 2 (Saturday, April 12th) we’d take the morning off and start the day with Pandora jewelry. Hosted at the Parker Hotel where we were staying, Pandora did a super cool activation during Coachella in which every day they partnered with a different designer and featured an exclusive runway show. Friday night they kicked off with Siwy Denim, Saturday with Nanette Lepore and Plenty by Tracy Reese and Sunday with WHit.

Nanette Lepore for Origins Collaboration Clutch

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It’s never too early to start making your holiday wish-list and this year, Nanette Lepore for Origins’ limited edition cosmetics bag tops ours! Perfectly timed for travel season, updated your carry-all to the fashion forward clutch that easily transitions from day to night.

Using experiences from her global travel adventures, shopping in souks and markets from Istanbul to Morocco and Venice, Nanette uses inspiration from the bright patterns, artisan crafts and hand embroidery to design many of her signature looks.  Nanette’s cultural  fascination compels her to translate these crafts for the modern day woman.

Today, she has used the embellishments, motifs and print designs from around the world to create the ethnic-infused Nanette Lepore for Origins cosmetics bag. Mirroring both Lepore and Origin’s sustainable practices, The Nanette
Lepore for Origins cosmetics bag is made with 100% recycled cotton.

Available at Origins.com, Origins Retail Stores and select department stores during the month of November, the limited edition cosmetic bag includes a travel size Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm with any $65 purchase.

Century 21 Launches Designer I LOVE NY tshirts in Support of Save the Garment Center

20140205-080431.jpgLast night, Caravan Stylist Studio took over the lobby of the Carlton Hotel to celebrate the launch of a I LOVE NY t-shirt initiative benefitting Save the Garment Center.

Mondo’s Project Runway All Stars Dress Now Available at Nanette Lepore

Project Runway All Stars: Austin, Modo, Michael and Kenley
Me with Mondo!

On Thursday Night, I had the pleasure of joining the surviving cast members of Project Runway All Stars and Nanette Lepore at her store in SoHo for a private viewing party of that night’s episode. With only four contestants left, Mondo Guerra, Austin Scarlett, Kenley Collins and Michael Costello, this was a particularly exciting episode considering it would determine the 3 finalists that would be showing in the finale (for their chance to have their collection sold at Neiman Marcus!).

Nanette Lepore was a guest judge on the episode (along with Gorgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi) and the winner of the challenge would have their design sold at her store with the proceeds going to Save the Garment District. Despite some difficulty in hearing the episode from within the store, it was really exciting being with the designers as they showcased their designs, although much more nerve racking over waiting for the announcement of who was in and out. In all honesty, at the level these finalist are at I thought all the designs we’re good. Austin, was safe, Mondo won and Kenley and Michael fell to the bottom. Michael design was a little long but I thought otherwise very LA and wearable (it reminds me of a T-Bags dress I once owned) and Kenley, who despite picking a fabulous print, cut the print a little off and was eliminated.

Nanette Lepore and Mondo surrounded by his design

Once the winner was announced, the designers final garments we’re put in the store for display and Mondo’s mass-produced design went on the racks officially for sale ($298). It’s so cute and spring, and I love that it has pockets! Congratulations Mondo!

{Season 1, Episode 10 Project Runway All Star Dresses}

{Austin adjusting his dress}

{Nanette Lepore and Kenley showing there’s not hard feelings over her elimination}

Nanette Lepore Collaborates with Sam Bisbee for her Spring 2012 Collection

Nanette Lepore takes the runway at the finale of her Spring/Summer 2012 show

Nanette Lepore’s Sping/Summer 2012 show was filled with energy and bright colors. In a growing trend of live music having a presence on the runway, Nanette Lepore collaborated with singer/songwriter Sam Bisbee for a performance during her show. “I love when people incorporate classical instruments into something hip and modern,” said Lepore. Premiering music from Sam Bisbee’s “You + Me = Us” album, the models rocked the collection filled with hot pink, bright yellows, orange and electric blue.

My favorites from the collection included these numbers…

Photo Credit: Style.com

Pictures from the Runway:

Backstage with Nanette Lepore and Sam Bisbee…

Are You Ready for New York Fashion Week?

I am, I am! Ehhhhhh! The Spring 2012 shows are upon us, and I just got my official press pass to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week! Joining all the big-wigs of the fashion industry, I’ll be covering the makeup backstage and the fashion shows. IMG has posted the official schedule for Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park for September 8th-15th, and announced some exciting first timers to the venue including J. Crew (are you as excited as I am?), Honor, Candela,