Backstage at Oscar de la Renta

I love working on Oscar's show.  He has great girls, good food, and I always see cool fashion people backstage.  This year I ran into Bill Cunningham of the New York Times and Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's Editor at Large.

Gucci Westmant designed a beautiful look for Oscar's Spring 2012 collection.  It was all about the skin which she made luminescent with products like Revlon's Age Defying Face Illuminator.  We applied this on the upper cheek bones, bridge of the nose, and chin. And once the girls were dressed, on any exposed skin.

The makeup look was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite portraits.  Here are some examples by Rossetti.

Gucci's demo photo.

Working hard to get the girls ready... the chaos that is backstage.

We smudged a dark brown creme eye shadow under the eyelid and a brown powder in the eye socket of the upper lid to create a romantic looking eye.  A spot of creme blush on the cheek was a mixture of peach and hot pink.  The lips had a hint of Revlon's Fashion Night's Pout - which is a nude with just enough pink to keep the lips healthy looking, not ghostly.  A groomed brow and a bit of mascara finished the look.

Orlando did the hair using a technique I had never seen.  He took sections of the hair and wove it around extra large bobby pins, then applied heat with a flat iron.  When he took it out all he had to do was brush it and Voila!  You have big BIG HAIR.  


Rag & Bone Backstage Spring 2012

I'm getting sidetracked with all the great shopping here in NYC.  I've been spending time at 2 of my favorite stores:  ANNA and DARYL K.  But more about that later.  I want to share some of my pictures from backstage at the Rag & Bone show.

Gucci Westman doing her demo.

Gucci's makeup table.

The look.

My model Marique Schimmel.  Makeup was very clean and barely there.

Everyone is busy.  It gets very crowded backstage -- and hot!

Hannah strikes a pose.

This was our photo to follow.

Girls lining up backstage.

This was an accident.  I took this shot just as a photographer's flash went off.

On the runway.

Electric Feathers Presentation

As you know, I love Leana Zuniga's designs so I couldn't miss her Spring/Summer '12 collection at Lincoln Center.  She also just opened a new store on Crosby Street between Grand & Howard in conjunction with Aesa jewelry.

I'm wearing one of her dresses.

New York Rocks Fashion Week

My first assignment for this week is to do makeovers on real women at REVLON's Fashion Night Out event.  Gucci Westman is consulting and her team of makeup artists are transforming women using all Revlon products.  The penthouse of the Soho Mondrian has some amazing views.

My first makeover.

My 2nd makeover.  It was so fun doing makeup on these beautiful women.

My neighbor's totally organized station.

Gucci doing a consultation.  Wearing Rag & Bone jacket.

New York Cool Chick

I love a girl who's not afraid to go bold with lip color - model/blogger Hanneli Mustaparta dares.

I became a fan when I met her backstage at a fashion show reapplying Schiapp by NARS.  All photos are from her blog Hanneli (except the lipstick).

She is wearing Morange by MAC.  It's a staple in my makeup kit.

Even on the beach...

Love those pink jeans....