Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Shiseido's makeup artist Renato Almedia will be in Boston on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the release of their Spring 2010 collection!
Macy's Boston will be hosting him both days from noon- 7 pm as he meets clients and gives them complimentary Shiseido looks. If you're interested you need to make an appointment by calling 1-617-357-3362.
Renato has worked backstage at numerous New York fashion weeks as well as on fashion shoots so you'll be sure to look like a super model!
While you're at the Shiseido counter be sure to check out their new Sheer Matifying Compact- it is my favorite part of their new collection! The oil-free formula absorbs oil and shine but is sheer so your skin looks clean and natural. I'm always on the search for a better foundation and while I usually steer clear of powders this seems like one product I won't be able to resist trying!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thank God at least ONE American fashion magazine features models on their cover with some consistency!
Karlie Kloss landed her second Teen Vogue cover this month and I just love her cat eyes!
But I'm disappointed in the accompanying editorial- Teen Vogue usually has pretty fresh, fun fashion spreads but this take on smells like teen spirit just smells. Karlie has proved herself as the top Vogue editorial model and could have really shone in an interesting editorial.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Lots going on in the next few weeks that you should check out...
First off everyone's favorite male socialite and fashion writer Derek Blasberg will be signing copies of his new book, Classy, at Barney's New York at Copley Place on Saturday from 2-4!
Click on thumbnail for the larger invite!
John Frieda has just launched the charity HAIRraising and on April 25th some of your favorite Boston salons (like James Joseph Salon, Salon Capri, Mizu Salon, and Umi Salon) are participating in a cut-a-thon by offering $40 haircuts to benefit Children's Hospital.
Can't get an appointment?
Be on the lookout for John Frieda's Style On-Sight Mobile Salon to get a 30-minute styling session for a $25 donation- HAIRraising will match every donation for Children's Hospital!
And on May 1st the Millennium Bostonian Hotel is hosting the "Ladies Luxury Escape" event. From 11 AM- 7 PM you can enjoy booths from Boston boutiques and spas as well as complimentary appetizers and cocktails. There will also be a relaxation lounge and beauty bar where you can indulge yourself! Tickets are available for $10 or VIP tickets for $30 (VIPs get a swag bag filled with goodies!).
So go meet a pseudo-celeb, do some good, and indulge yourself in the coming month, okay?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The best part of Louis Vuitton this season?
Marc Jacobs cast mostly real women this season (well, okay, they were still models but they were older and closer to a size four than a zero) to emphasize the curvy silhouette of the clothing.
With all the talk about the fashion industry trying to combat unhealthy lifestyles it is nice to see at least one designer changing their ways- for one season at least.
Who'd expect SI swimsuit cover model Bar Refaeli to be so comfortable on a runway that isn't Victoria's Secret? Even Bar seemed surprised to have actual clothing on!
If you like Mad Men, glamour and the female body you'll like this collection.
(Click on the thumbnails to see a bigger version of each look!)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Here are the looks I liked from some of the other Paris Fashion Week shows...
Jean Paul Gaultier's haute gypsy collection has given me an excuse to those neon colored AA have been too shy to wear out of the house!
Nina Ricci hasn't been the same since the departure of Olivier Theyskens but Peter Copping may have begun to come into his own this season with his romantic, feminine collection.
Like YSL the Rick Owens collection had surreal nuns but rather than cloistered and passive they were powerful and in possession of their aggressive sexuality. Looking past the usual Gothic styling the pieces can be worn and loved by any woman- the leather jackets with skinny jeans or girlie cocktail dresses, the dresses without the tights and leather and fur can be traditionally sexy for a date and the skirts and tops can easily be turned professional for the office.
For the past couple of seasons I've felt that John Galliano's collections for Dior were too literal in their influences especially for ready-to-wear. They were repetitive and so much less inspiring than his past shows.
But just as I thought he had lost his touch he turns out a simply beautiful collection! Yes it rehashes his obsession with British equestrienne life but for all the leather and jodhpurs there was interesting knitwear pieces, and tiny chiffon pieces that would be just as beautiful on a date in Manhattan as they would as a formal dinner for 12 at your country estate. My favorite pieces were the most lingerie inspired and, of course, I always have a weakness for thigh highs so there was plenty to covet!
Click on the thumbnails to check out my favorite looks from the collection...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
“Anorexia is sometimes the only form of control the girls have to contribute to their career.”- Natalia Vodianova
Yes, I know Anna Wintour spoke at Harvard last night.
Yes. Michael Kors too.
And yes, that was Natalia Vodianova with them.
No. I wasn't there.
That was pretty much how all of my conversations went today.
For those Bostonian's privilleged enough to attend (I noticed that a lot of the best Boston bloggers didn't attend so I won't take my lack of invite personally...) Anna directed a conversation about the CFDA's Health Initiative to discourage eating disorders in models.
As far as I can tell the presentation was no different than the past two New York CFDA Health Initiative panels. Anna discusses what can be done, famous American designer pledges to change their ways and abide by the CFDA guidelines, and then an available supermodel confesses to self-doubt/cruel casting directors/eating disorder/glorious recovery/now working successfully on their own terms.
Michael Kors recounted hiring an "It" model for a runway show without a casting only to immediately call her agency when she arrived- the poor girl's back was badly bruised along her spine. She was so unhealthy that her own spine was actually bruising her from the inside. Kors also focused on the age of models by pledging not to hire girls under the age sixteen because, “We need to give these girls a chance to grow up.”
Michael, I'm 24 and not grown up--I can't imagine that pressure at 16. But at least he's trying.
Finally, Natalia spoke about her own experiences as a model- the lack of support for girls arriving in foreign cities, the temptations of a "glamorous" lifestyle, and the insensitive comments and "suggestions" of designers, casting directors and stylists.
But I found Natalia's comments the most poignonent because we all know that eating disorders are rarely about being thin-even in the fashion industry.
"(In modeling) it is very hard to have a feeling of stability. Anorexia is sometimes the only form of control the girls have to contribute to their career.”
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I know Stefano Pilati said the collection wasn't about religion but I can't help but see references to Catholicism throughout the collection. From the somber habits to the Cardinal purples to a braided rope belt reminiscent of a monk's waist- it seemed like he was dressing the saints of the future.
(click the thumbnails for full size!)