ThisThatBeauty’s Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/2010: Day One Reflections

With a nasty case of self diagnosed food poisoning barely behind me, it was with much trepidation that I made my way to day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Rather than over exert my barely regulated tummy by crazily jaunting from show to show, I decided to play it as cool as a fan and rock the “events” scene.  I’ve got six more days of actual fashion shows so I’m alright with taking things slow and steady Eddie.

My look for Day One was what I like to call “The Deranged Snow Bunny”. The look is built for warmth,  comfort, and functional style. The makeup is simple yet infused with a generous layers of buildable sheer blush to thoroughly reinforce the whole whole “deranged snow bunny” feel.

Complete deets on “The Deranged Snow Bunny”:

  • Dress: DVF (its a dress turned tunic to suit the cold temp. It’s paired with a random black fitted long sleeve tee)
  • Pants: Tart leggings (what you cant see in this pic is the cool metal zipper that runs up the back. My way of drizzling in a lil rocker chic.
  • Necklace: A multi strand gold and silver tone piece that was a Christmas gift from BFF Monireh
  • Coat: Vintage Whiskey Mink (You’re not my judge and jury. Thank you:) LOL)
  • Boots: Old school J Crew over the knee shearling boots.

The Makeup

  • Youngblood mineral primer
  • Becca concealer truffle
  • Stila creme blush in Fuchsia
  • Eve Pearl Loose powder in dark
  • L’Oreal Infalliblele  Gloss in plumping red

The started the day with me picking up my press pass and the un-de-iced Bryant Park. Grrr….Luckily I was wearing my older than dirt JCrew over the knee shearling boots. These bad boys predate the Ugg boot craze….yea, I’m ahead of my time like that (that’s why y’all eff with me, right?:))

Where was I? Oh yes. After picking up my press pass, my first stop was the HauteLook Lounge at the Bryant Park Hotel. The HauteLook Lounge is an editor’s oasis. It is a (somewhat) serene media escape from the hustle and bustle of le tents. There I met with representatives from Exhale Spa and Actifirm skin care. Faithful ThisThatBeauty readers know that skincare is my core so I was all ears as reps from both lines talked shop about their respective products and services. More to come, I promise!

From The HauteLook Lounge I had a non Fashion Week related appointment and then it was back to business at 5:00 for the event in Tribeca. is Hearst’s new beauty and wellness site. The launch event featured a special appearance by Katherine McPhee. In between cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (I had ginger ale..tummy’s still ikky) I managed to sneak in a quick mani at the RealBeauty nail salon. Check out my Zoya mani….drats, I do not recall the name of the polish. Its a purple-blue with irredescent sparkle. Special shout to Carolyn Hsu of The Daily Obsession…we were mani buddies!

After’s event, I met up with my NYFW sister for anotha motha, Adriana Nova. We met up at “Beauty Bash”, which was basically, a Botox and Latisse party. Curiosity got the best of me and led me to this affair which was hosted by Advance Derma Laser Tech of Madison Avenue. I arrived at the event as a tight faced cynic…and left with a Latisse prescription. Ha! How ya like those apples? What can I say?…they converted me.  More to come on my adventures with Latisse after I get my prescription filled.

As for BOTOX, c’mon now ya know the kid wasnt going that route. But for $hits and giggles I asked for an evaluation. Upon inspection of my pristine mug, the doc advised me to get the heck outta his face. Love it!

“Beauty Bash” pretty much capped the evening…with six more days of shows to go, I decided to head back to Jersey and rest up for Day Two. More tomorrow…stay tuned!


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  1. That would be Zoya Nail Polish in Indigo :) Happy to see you sporting great Zoya color at the shows.
    Zoya Nail Polish

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