New York Fashion Week – Hair, Nails and Makeup for Jenny Packham Spring 2014 Collection

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Designer: Jenny Packham Hair Stylist: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemme Inspiration: The Jenny Packham Spring 2014 Collection is loosely influenced by the 70′s Australian cult classic, “Picnic At Hanging Rock,” a beautifully haunting story about a group of boarding school girls who are taken on a picnic to Hanging Rock, mysteriously wander off in a trance and [...]

New York Fashion Week – Hair, Nails and Makeup for Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Collection

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Designer: Rebecca Minkoff Hair Stylist: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé Inspiration: Like the collection, the runway hair was ethnic-inspired. More specifically, Rebecca was stricken by a vintage photo of Bianca Jagger in Mexico. This led to her thinking about the very strong and stylish Mexican woman, Frida Kahlo. Syfu used these inspirations to translate Kahlo’s iconic braided [...]

New York Fashion Week – Hair, Makeup, Nails for PRISM Spring/Summer 2014

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Designer: Anna Laub Hair: O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin Inspiration: An androgynous, modern Japanese influence to compliment  the PRISM Spring/Summer 2014 swimsuit collection that was itself inspired by a futuristic but delicate idea of Japan. The hair was to look high gloss and “wet,” reminiscent of Helmut Newton photography. Chaplin didn’t want the hair to [...]

New York Fashion Week – Hair, Makeup, Nails for Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2014

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Designer: Jill Stuart Hair: Kérastase Paris Stylist: Odile Gilbert Inspiration: The inspirational phrase that kept coming up backstage at the Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2014 show was “rock and roll.” Think “Girlfriends on a beach holiday waking up slightly hungover.” Judging from this model, I think the stylist more than pulled off the look. Get the [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – MAC for Naeem Khan

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MAC makeup artist Kristin Gallegos designed the look for Naeem Khan’s Spring/Summer 2011 show. The makeup was inspired by 1990‘s Versace in Miami. The foundation was done using MAC Face and Body Foundation. It was applied a shade darker than each model’s skintone and Mineralized Skin Finished was added to give a sun kissed glow. [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Shiseido for United Bamboo

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During NYFW as I ran from venue to venue I was noticing a trend; almost all the makeup artists I encountered were doing very minimal coverage on the face.  Most were spot concealing and giving models a fresh faced look. Backstage for United Bamboo, Dick Page, of Shiseido summed it up well “Spring is all [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Butter London for Vena Cava

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Union Jack Black and Yummy Mummy were the Butter London colors of choice for Vena Cava’s Spring 2011 nail look.  Neither of the colors are new but based on the Vena Cava’s line of seventies inspired pieces that included cropped pants and knee length and longer hemlines, the choice of dual toned nails was spot [...]

ThisThatBeauty’s Back from The Tents: Exclusive Coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S11 (New York) – Rebecca Moses

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When I first walked into the Rebecca Moses presentation at The Box at Lincoln Center, I felt I had walked into story time.  The long black jersey dress with plunging cowl back and leopard print skirt worn with the embellished camisole and leopard jacket, beckoned to me  from “The Library” section. The green flower atop [...]

Fridays with Felicia: Volume 19

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Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week. Fashion Week was a blast! It’s weird but I love to see the week coming and I love to see it GO! I live for the anticipation of the tents, yet I [...]

Best Beachy Waves Ever…Thanks Aveda!

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Twas the night before Fashion Week and oh what a pity, my hair was in dire need of TLC – quick, fast, and in a jiffy! It’s a good thing I was lucky enough to receive an invite to an exclusive pre-NYFW event at Aveda Advanced Academy. Aveda’s Creative Director, Antoinette Beenders, and her team [...]