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The Jill Stuart Fall 2010 collection blew my mind when I saw it last February. Every aspect of the show was perfection and a great indicator of many many trends happening right now.
Clothes: The collection had a military toughness with a super feminine edge to it. The juxtaposition between military coats and tops with feminine hemlines and skirts made the entire show mesmerizing. The unbelievably rich hues seen i the coats, dresses and blazers made the collection a perfect representation of fall fashion. Each outfit was impeccably tied together with tall velvet plume hats, chunky scarves, or slightly over-sized hats. To top it all off, my favorite fall accessory made each outfit glaringly cool and chic: super sexy thigh high boots. I was unsure about the over the knee boots till I saw these and I instantly fell in love. Stuart managed to pair them with the military, tailored and layered look effortlessly. Bottom line: I wanted to look like each and every model and where each and every outfit every day of my fall 2010 life!
Makeup: Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used Jill Stuart's own cosmetics collection (based only in Japan right now) to create the look. The style has a very European Bridgette Bardot super sultry feline eye with a matte face and heavily rimmed charcoal eyes. Tilbry used brown shadow over the lids and then lined the rims and outer corner with black get eyeliner (I recommend the brand Make Up For Ever or Smashbox).
Hair: TIGI's Bob Recine created a voluminous messy "danced-out" look. A girl who's "75 percent done with her entire night". The hair was sexy messy bed head and Recine showed a carefully constructed look that had a very textured feel to it. The "imperfect" hair was done using Catwalk Root Boost ( a spray mousse), Firm Hold Hairspray.
Sep 23, 2010
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Here is some behind the scenes backstage coverage from the Jill Stuart show last February. I have clips of celebrities like Michelle Trachtenberg being interviewed by The Daily 10's Cat Sadler and models getting prepped for the show. Enjoy!
Twinkle By Wenlan-
Clothes: The collection showcased "girlie gothic" clothes-feminine silhouettes contrasted with tough edgier details-exposed zippers, studs and chains. Pops of jewel toned colors showed up with flirty dresses in royal purple, inky blue and corn silk yellow. Otherwise the palette included neutral shades such as mossy green, nutty cream and muddy brown.
Jewelry: As seen in previous seasons, chunky jewelry is still going strong. Thick beads, geometric baubles, statement pendants and metallic bling were all seen on the runway.
Makeup: Fresh and natural. Attention was drawn to smokey eyes and darkened eyebrows. Nude lips and even "makeup-free" skin. Up do's were everywhere. The styles varied from an elegantly refined low bun, to pulled back messy chignons, french braided pinups and extra teased bouffants. Nails were black-blood red-perfect for the fall.
Check out the full post here
See clips from the actual show here:
Sep 20, 2010
So I've been a little MIA over the past few weeks. I apologize friends! Moving, weddings (not my own) and Fashion Week sucked up all my time and now it's all of a sudden almost the end of September! I got back from Fashion Week last week and am excited to share all the latest beauty and fashion findings I saw on the runway and backstage.
Before I divulge on trends for next spring, (which seems so far away) lets recap on what's happening now! Fashion moves far too quickly to keep up with! Everything that I covered from last season's fashion week is happening to us right now but all the coverage, photos and reporting seems like a distant memory. So let's go back and see what's what for right now!
To start, here are my video blogs from the AOL Media Lounge where I reported on what I saw on last season's runways:
More Fall 2010 trend reports to come!
Sep 17, 2010
Jenna Ushkowitz-It must have been quite an experience for first time Emmy attendee and Glee star, Jenna Ushkowitz. Her show is a mega-fantabulous hit, she got to rub elbows with Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris and Tina Fey and got a head-to-toe glam makeover for the show.
Makeup artist Kevin Posey used Mally City Chick Smokey Eye Kit
The actress looked radiant at the awards show. I can't wait to see Ushkowitz on the new season of Glee!
Sep 8, 2010
Sep 2, 2010
Milly by Michelle Smith was one of my favorite designer shows at last season's fashion week (which I can't believe is around the corner). The clothes were bright, cheerful, girlie yet ultra sophisticated. I'd love to own every outfit that strutted down the runway. Not gonna happen but a nice thought. I'm sure we'd all love to stock our closet with designer duds every season, but for many of us that's not always possible. In the meantime lets stock our vanities with free presents from Milly and Clinique! Right now at Bloomingdales Clinique has a hard-to-resist gift with purchase: an 8-piece Milly for Clinique gift (with tons of fall beauty favorites) with any $25 Clinique purchase. Luckily, I need to restock on my all time favorite powder: Clinique's Perfectly Real Compact Makeup in Shade 138 (obsessed, can't live without this product).
The gift includes:
· Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips, 1.7 fl oz
· Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer, 1.5 ml
· Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
· Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
· Colour Compact including Colour Surge Eye Shadow in Frosted Blossom and Chocolate Chip, Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Iced Lotus
· Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, .14 oz
· Lash Building Primer, .08 oz
· Milly for Clinique Lipstick Case
· Milly for Clinique bag
The makeup bags were specially designed by Michelle Smith for Milly and you can't get this gift anywhere else but Bloomies. See you there!
Check out her Fall 2010 Collection here!
Sep 1, 2010
|True Blood's Carrie Preston got her hair did|
|Modern Family's Sarah Hyland enjoying a manicure with Pro Manicure Nail Polish in Goldy Lucks|
|Modern Family Star & Emmy Winner Eric Stonestreet, holds onto another gold statue|
Former Dexter star, Julie Benz said, “My stylist turned me on to Elnett and I don't use anything else!”
|Entourage's Perrey Reeves get a blow out and styling at the lounge|
|The Bachlorette's Ali and Roberto show off their newly acquired products|
Claire Danes looked amazing at this year's Emmy awards. Her platinum blond hair, glowing skin and form fitting Armani Prive sparkling gown exuded movie star glamour from a different era. Danes was arguably one of the best dresses celebrities on the red carpet and looked like the true winner she is (scoring an Emmy for her role in HBO's Temple Grandin). Celebrity makeup artist and Laura Mercier spokesperson created her flawless face. Here's what he did to get looking as shiny and perfect as her golden statuette.
-Matin first added Juno Lipid Serum on her face and body to soften her skin. He then applied Laura Mercier Face Shield, an oil-free face lotion with SPF protection.
-To smooth out her pores and prep her skin for foundation he added Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.
-Danes had a particularly lovely bronzed glow and that was created using Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation in Suntan Beige (which had a sheer finish).
-He also added a touch of their Bronzed Gel to her outer face and neck.
-To make her cheeks look flushed he used a flash of color in fuchsia from Make Up For Ever and then added Laura Mercier Golden Mosaic on top of her cheeks and lightened with the brighter part of the shimmer.
-Her eyes were rimmed with Laura Mercier Copper Gold Kohl Pencil and solid gold shadows were swept all over her lids.
-To add contour, Matin used shade Temptation and highlighted the brow bone with Golden Mosaic.
-Matin swiped a few coats of Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara to her lashes to make her eyes pop.
-To get her skin to glow too Matin lathered on Orlane's Arm and Body Cream on top of Juno and then used Laura Mercier Bronzing Body Makeup
Jenna Fischer looked regal at this year's Emmy Awards. I loved the newlywed's persimmon vintage Versace gown. It was by far her most unique and fashion forward look. The strapless gown had some amazing graphic red appliqués which also made the dress look quite modern.
COVERGIRL makeup artist Molly R. Stern did her makeup and gave the actress a fresh, simple and neutral look to counter her attention-grabbing dress. We spoke to the makeup guru who told us what she did to get Jenna Emmy ready.
SKIN: Stern prepped Fischer with Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist and then lightly moisturized her skin with SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. Next, Stern based her skin with Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation. To warm Fischer's cheeks, Stern chose COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach for the perfect flushed (not too rosy) glow.
EYES: Stern "based the lid with By Terry's Ombre Blackstar (a cream shadow pencil) in Bronze Moon" and then "dusted the metallic beige of the NARS duo shadow in Rajasthan over the top and up into the crease". For her lash line Stern smudged out the COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze and then coated her lashes with COVERGIRL LashBlast Fushion in Brown
LIPS: Stern says she "wanted her lip to look defined yet super soft-a nude with a pinch of color". She went with the sheer stain of Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Mambo (a toasted beige shade) and went over that with COVERGIRL Wetslicks Amazemint Lipgloss in Freedom of Peach.