ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – The Vessel by Lois Samuels [backstage beauty & front of house]


The Vessel by Lois Samuels Spring Summer 2011 line was inspired by The Migration Series by America Artist Jacob Lawrence. Lois is known for creating structured, simple pieces. This season was no exception as Lois incorporated the bold colors used by artist Jacob Lawrence, to create a collection that can be mixed with other pieces [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/2010: Felicia Walker Benson Key Makeup Artist at the Vessel by Lois Samuels


My goal for the makeup was to create an aesthetic that would balance and enhance Lois Samuels’ collection. Her collection, the Vessel, is very clean with masculine and parochial school influences from Lois’ youth. This is my second season working with the designer. The makeup must introduce an element of structure to align with the [...]

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week: ThisThatBeauty Recaps NYFW – Day 1


#NYFW The first day of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week started with a bang! Normally I cover Fashion Week as press…this includes attending the shows, events, parties, and covering backstage hair/makeup. This year was quite different. In addition to all of the above responsibilities…I was also Creative Director of Makeup for a New York Fashion [...]

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Coverage: the Vessel by Lois Samuels

Karen and Felicia_Lois Samuels NYFW Show

#NYFW Good morning sunshine! Well its Fashion Week once again…YAY!..and I am up to my ears in collections, models, makeup, and runways galore. If you’re not following me on facebook or twitter, please take a moment to do so. This is a great way to stay updated on my coverage. For the first day of Mercedes Benz [...]