Fall 2013: New York Fashion Week – What’s It Like? What Happens?

Lianne at NYFW

Hello my lovelies.  As I write this I am sitting in piles of laundry, this and that trying to decide what I am bringing up to NYC for New York Fashion Week.  The pilgrimage to NYC begins in the AM.  As you may know, I also host an event every season (twice a year) called […]

NYFW: Backstage at Tracy Reese Fall 2013…

Tracy Reese - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

I was lucky enough to get backstage at Tracy Reese thanks to my good friend Tracylee Percival who is the brand ambassador and celebrity manicurist for Sally Hansen.  Sally Hansen has been with  Tracy Reese for 15 seasons now on nails and collaborates with the designer on colors by using fabric swatches and even chooses […]

NYFW: Backstage at Jill Stuart Fall 2013….

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Jill Stuart took the girls down the runway in laser cut suits and fancy party frocks fr Fall 2013.  Her inspiration for the collection was British aristocracy which is kinda cool because I could really see Kate Middelton in any one of these looks!  Diane Kendal and Odile Gilbert created something fresh and natural for […]

NYFW: Backstage at Jason Wu Fall 2013…

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / Gorunway.com

You can always count on Makeup Artist Diane Kendal to do something daring, the look she created for Jason Wu is no exception. She used Lancome‘s NEW vibrant inky blue smokey eye with muted cheeks and lips made for a very smoldering look.  Kendal explained of the smokey blue shade she used on the eyes,  […]

NYFW: NARS Backstage at Creatures Of the Wind….


NARS created the look for the Creatures of the Wind runway show.  We are seeing the trend of beautiful skin again this season and NARS leads the pack with a beautiful ethereal look. SHOW: Creatures of the Wind LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry LOOK: “The makeup complements the collection by adding […]

Giveaway: New York Fashion Week Aquafina Twitter Contest!!


Hello all!  You may not want to think about it…..but February is next month and for beauty and fashion writers like me – that means Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week!  They are also having a MAJOR contest so if you are a designer or want to be one, listen up…. Aquafina has teamed up […]

Fashion Week Event: Cocktails & Couture Fall 2012…

Lianne & Patrice

Hello my babies!!  Every year…twice a year…I host a fashion week party in NYC called Cocktails & Couture and have done so for the past 6 seasons. This year, I had a special guest co-host who was none other than my friend and blogger diva Patrice Grell-Yursik of the website Afrobella.  Now, if you don’t […]

What’s In Your Bag?: Fall Fashion Week Survivial Kit…

What's In MY NYFW Bag

Hey all!  When I go to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, it is definitely an event.  But having covered shows for 11 seasons now, I pretty much have gotten the hang of what I need and what I don’t on a day to day basis.  First off, understand that you will leave the house in the […]

NYFW Backstage: Get The Look – Redken at Rag + Bone A/W 2012…

Redken - Rag + Bone NYFW A/W 2012

I am SO into beachy waves!!  It’s one of  my favorite hairstyles ever and it’s all over the runways here in New York. The ook at Rag + Bone was a disheveled rocker version that looked amazing.   Redken’s Creative Consultant Guido kicked off the Fall/Winter 2012 season in New York yesterday with a texturized, […]

Get The Look: New York Fashion Week – Vivienne Tam from Maybelline New York…


The best trends that are coming down the runway are ones that you can assimilate into your life with little or no effort.  Case in point, this smokin’, understated look from Maybelline New York’s makeup artist Andy Koh.  This look is super easy to get at home and has more of a natural fresh skin […]

NYFW: Cocktails and Couture Recap!!


Some of you may not know this, but I host an event during New York Fashion week called Cocktails & Couture.  Its a networking event that bring out all the best and brightest bloggers, editors and marketers.  We have the best time, lots of yummy cocktails and beauty products abound.  Here is the official recap […]

New York Fashion Week: Behind the Scenes at Chado Ralph Rucci

Chado Ralph Rucci A/W 2011

The beauty looks for Chado Ralph Rucci F/W 2011 consisted of a sophisticated smoky eye, coupled with a modern french twist. Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics customized the dramatic eye to each model, using matte black eyeshadow, loads of mascara and liner inside the eye. To highlight the eyes, the foundation was kept matte, along […]

New York Fashion Week: Behind the Scenes at Alice + Olivia


The Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2011 collection evokes timeless elegance and unabashed glamour, inspired by a modern day interpretation of the classic 1950s movie Auntie Mame. Stacey Bendet creates a wardrobe for a chic, free-spirited female; an empowered individual who is full of life, ready for a party, eccentric and captivating. Polly […]

New York Fashion Week: Backstage with M.A.C. Artist Gordon Espinet for Behnaz Sarafpour…

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20-year M.A.C. Artist extraordinaire Gordon Espinet was responsible for bringing to life a Brigitte Bardot-inspired look to the runway for designer Behnaz Sarafpour’s fall season reveals. Espinet described the look as “luminous,” “skin care-y,”  “just left the spa.”  Avoid matte and overdone this fall.  Prep face with primer and concealer, then top with a light […]

Fashion Week: Get the Look: Egypt-Inspired Makeup by James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics at Preen S/S 2011…

MBFW - Preen S/S 2011

Preen was the first pop of color around the eyes I got to see backstage early in the week! James Kaliardos created an ethereal and fun look for the S/S 2011 “inspired by Egypt…the colors of the sand.” The face was prepped with MAC Face & Body Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder $22.00. Give-Me-Sun! Mineralized Skinfinish […]

Fashion Week: My New Manicure From Ginger + Liz…

Ginger + Liz Polishes

If you haven’t heard of Ginger + Liz yet, trust me you will!  Their long wearing polish is a buzzworthy brand of vegan friendly and toxin-free nail lacquer with a growing legion of fashionista and celebrity fans alike. Ginger + Liz was created by model/author S. Liz Pickett and entrepreneur H. Ginger Johnson. Ginger and […]

Fashion Week: Get the Look – Chic & Modern Buns at Vena Cava by Ted Gibson MBFW S/S 2011…

Ted Gibson - Vena Cava MBFW S/S 2011

Live from New York….It’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!  TMG has all the scoop on the latest in beauty trends from the runways, giving you a heads-up on what’s hot for the spring! The always fabulous Ted Gibson shared the secret that the top hairstyle for the spring is….drum roll, please…the bun!!  Here we have ANOTHER […]

NYFW: Estée Lauder Debuts at Derek Lam!

Estée Lauder for Derek Lam

I adore a good dark smokey eye, especially for fall.  A trend I have noticed for Fall 2010 is a dark blue smokey eye which inadvertendly makes your eyes look really bright.  Tom Pecheaux created this look beautifully with Estee Lauder shadows for Derek Lam. For the very first time in the Estée Lauder brand’s 64 […]