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Unfiltered Fashion Show with Jessica Abo

Probably one of my favorite parts of being in this digital space is the incredible opportunities it brings and the people with it. Last week, I had the honor of walking in Jessica Abo’s show New York Fashion Week show during Style360 in partnership with IVY. Jessica wrote the book, Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media, which sold out even before her appearance on Kathie Lee and Hoda. (Don’t worry it’s back in stock now, Amazon got me my order fast…). It was recently named #1 on Women’s Health Magazine’s list of self-love books. You can read more about her awesomeness HERE.

Outfit details: Sunglass Hut Ray-Ban indoor/outdoor glasses, Boohoo jeans, Stella McCartney Cooper Elyse Star Shoes, Pretty Connected Lara Chain with Sony Mirrorless A6000

For her book launch, Jessica Abo brought together entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators and influnencers to walk down the runway wearing token phrases/advice from her book. Not to mention Jonah Platt opened the show with a musical performance and then walked in it!

Art out in Laurel DeWitt


Whenever you see creativity on the runway you can’t help but stare or drool over every last detail. I’ve been a fan of Laurel DeWitt for some time, I mean come on she does metal apparel, how cool is that?. We cover her show every season and for Spring/Summer 2016 her collection did not disappoint. Her ever evolving-craft and attention to detail makes every piece a work of art. A romantic fantasy with regal jewel tones takes you to a modern day take on medieval fashion. As if the knights amour mixed with the Queens jewels and was reinvented for the 21st century. Laurel_dewitt_gold_flower_top_spring_2016_nyfw

Striking a distinct 1930s note taking colorful cue from Elsa Schiaparelli, Ms. DeWitt’s current collection débuts not only a deeply hued array of elegant separates — introducing shagreen, leather, and fabric lacing to her already complex repertoire — but also doses the collection with metal flowers, entirely hand-cut, hand-rolled, and hand-painted to create a stunning display of incredible appliqué work rivaled by few in its detail and labor. I’m completely obsessed with the gold flower pieces, especially this outfit above. It’s beyond amazing!

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.


NYFW: Backstage Beauty look at J Mendel S/S 2016 Collection

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J Mendel’s spring/summer 2016 beauty look was all about creating a glowing delicate fresh face, hair and nail.  Sponsored by beauty.com, Makeup Artist Romy Soleimani used Arcona skincare and Kevyn Aucoin makeup to create a natural radiant glow.

NYFW: Backstage Hair Look at Julianna Bass S/S 2016 Collection

Matrix hair daniel roldan julianna bass effortless ponytailThe hair by Matrix at Julianna Bass show was an effortless loose, undone ponytail  created by their Artistic Director, Daniel Roldan. Inspired by the classic modern day woman with a twist. Unlike many of the undone ponytails we’ve seen on the runway, the focus was less about that cool-girl messy, textured feel and much more refined that still manages to be polished. This girl is effortless and more refined with some strands coming out in the front.

NYFW: Backstage Beauty look at Alice and Olivia S/S 2016 Collection

stila gold eyes at alice and olivia fashion showFor Alice and Olivia’s spring/summer 2016 presentation it was all about the statement eye! CEO Stacey Bendet partnered with Stila for a look that kept the face and lips natural while creating a beautiful encrusted gold statement eye. The models skin was prepped with products from Skin Inc to keep the complexion dewey and natural. Since pretty, dessert skin was such a focus on this look the models were prepped with Skin Inc’s Pure Revival Peel, nourishes with a customized serum (which is what Skin Inc is all about – you can mix and match ingredients based on your skincare goals). The skincare was then sealed in with the Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask (including under the eyes). And for the under eyes they then applied the Vitamin A Serum on top.

NYFW: Erin Fetherston Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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As expected Erin Fetherston’s collection was soft and feminine filled with romantic florals and ethereal dresses. Long slip dresses of blues, florals and with (mixed with a few red dresses), some topped with caplets or sheer prints, floated down the runway. Other dresses harken back to Edwardian times with high necklines.  Each model walked across the runway on a cloud offemininity. However there was an unexpected twist to this year’s collection. Mixed among the feminine dresses were playful pieces of denim.  Keeping with Fetherston’s esthetic the denim was soft and femine. The easy fitting overalls shorts and culottes were a welcome addition to her normally fanciful clothing.  

NYFW: Malan Breton F/W 2015

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Malan Breton’s diverse collection was a blend of ‘70s androgyny, badass biker, and ladylike elegance with a touch of steam punk.

NYFW Backstage Beauty: Naeem Khan F/W 2015 Look

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Backstage at Naeem Khan various teams worked to get the models runway ready for what would be a big showing as the brand celebrates their 10th anniversary collection at New York Fashion Week. Julie Kandalec and the Essie team created a brand new color mixture to accent Khan’s glamorous gowns. It’s a mix of gold and silver that results in a warm, champagne tone. “The idea is to bridge the gap between warm and cool and still get that shine,” said Kandalec. To get the look yourself layer two coats of shifting power with a thin coat of jiggle hi, jiggle lo and polish it off with their glossy good to go topcoat.

“Go Red for Women” Red Dress Collection


The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” Red Dress Collection 2015 presented by Macy’s is an exclusive event where top designers, models and celebrities demonstrate their support for women’s heart health during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.Founded by The Heart Truth®, the event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to make a change because heart disease and stroke is not just a man’s disease.