Get a One-of-a-Kind Gloss at Prescriptives!

Me, in my office at work, taking a break to pose with my new red Prescriptives Custom Blend Gloss. I look more like a koala than usual in this pic, but as there is no other gloss like it on the planet, I had to show you what it looks like on!

Yesterday, I went back and forth to Bryant Park 3 times in between packing and moving boxes! It was quite a day to say the least. One of my trips included a stop at the Bryant Park Hotel to visit the Spanx and Prescriptives suite where I learned all about the latest developments in Spanx (get excited gals, good stuff is to come!) and then got a custom blend lip gloss just for me. On my way into the elevator, I spotted my friends Julia and Erika who’d already gotten their own custom glosses and looked uber-glam!

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Bobbi Brown "Be True to Your Heart" Lip Palette

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has created a limited-edition red lip palette in partnership with The Heart Truth campaign and its annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. The palette was created to raise awareness for the campaign and its message that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. The show, of which Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is also an official sponsor for the third year in a row, brought Hollywood’s leading ladies together on one runway at “The Tent” at Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 1st.

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Vivienne Tam

Hey, gals!

Once again, I cannot believe my lifestyle. Thanks, TotalBeauty, for the opportunity to go backstage and get the inside scoop on all things beauty at the Vivienne Tam show today.

John Reyman for Aveda (pictured above) talked to me backstage about the inspiration for the wildly huge hair going on. “Vivienne wanted to go with dramatic hair – really all about shape and texture.” After taking a look at different images of possible shapes, John went for a Himalayan feel with free flowing ends instead of tucking them under. Curly razzed-up extensions were added for serious volume, before John backcombed and curled the entire bulk of hair. He used Aveda Volumizing Tonic, lots of Air Control Hairspray, and Pure Abundance Potion, which fascinates me. It’s a thickening agent that transforms from a powder into a light, absorbing lotion. The end result was serious shape:

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Tibi


I hope you’re ready to Make Your Own Kind of Music, you Dancing Queen. For Fall 2008, the 70s are back. NARS makeup artist Ayako (above, left) told me the look for Tibi’s Fall 2008 line was heavily 70s influenced, much like the look at Miss Sixty. Said Ayako, “When the girls arrived fresh-faced and rosy from the cold this morning, I kept them that way.” On many of the models, she chose to skip foundation, using only NARS Powder Foundation when necessary. She applied NARS Blush in Dolce Vita, a matte formula in a dusty rose due to hit shelves for Fall 2008. False lashes weren’t used, instead, Ayako used copious amounts of mascara to create a dramatic tarantula eye. Lids were primed with a matte porcelain creme eyeshadow. Lips were filled in with NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Belle du Jour, a nudeish flesh-toned hue. Ayako then glossed them up with NARS Lip Gloss in Female Trouble, a delightful pinky-beige, also due to hit shelves for Fall 2008.

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Fashion Week: Iodice

I attended Iodice last night and was totally into his yellow pieces. Unfortunately, my photos of those didn’t come out, but I wanted to share with you the best photos of the lot so we can discuss the beauty concept which was PHENOM in my profesh opinion. If I were in charge of hair and makeup at a show, this is exactly what I’d do. Hair was twisted into neat (but not librarian-neat) buns with a LOT of height. Hair was pulled straight back and back-combed at the top and crown for megavolume. The eye concept: lots of winged black liner that resided somewhere between Angelina Jolieville and Amy Winehouse County. It was artistic and avant garde without looking trashy or veering too much into Marvel comic book villain territory.

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L’Oreal Professionnel Backstage at Hervé Léger

I wasn’t able to attend this one, but I thought I’d pass along the info as I adore L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray! And I covet the color and length of that model’s hair. Gorge.

L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert and hair stylist Malcolm Edwards brought sophisticated and youthful, “sex-bomb” glamour to the runway at the Hervé Léger Fall 2008 Collection, yesterday at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.

Edwards created a simple silhouette using the haute couture fashion inspired luxury styling line, L’Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert. First, dry hair was prepped with Mousse Volupté and Densité to provide a great styling base and add volume. Next, each model’s hair was blown out and the entire back section of the hair was saturated with Infinium #2 (regular hold working spray) hairspray to give a strong but workable foundation. Each section of the hair was back-brushed to achieve exceptional texture and then flat-ironed to set the texture. Infinium #4 (extreme hold finishing spray) hairspray was then sprayed on the top/front of the head and the top brushed flat and tight against the head, with a slightly off-centered part. The final look reflected the theme of the Hérve Léger Collection – powerful, modern feminity.

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Face Wash Week Winner!

Divastar96 is the winner of the Origins Organics Foaming Face Wash contest! Divastar, I like your style. Your suggestions were the best. Email me your address and I’ll send your face wash to you!

For the record, here are Divastar’s suggestions:
Sade – “Smooth Operator” – A great one, but we already did that for shaving paraphernalia!
Rod Stewert – “Forever Young”
Sarah McLachlan – “Steaming”
Phil Collins – “(Against All Odds)Take a Look at Me Now”

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Lancome Boutique Bash

On Saturday, I journeyed up to the Lancome Boutique on the Upper West Side for an evening of fashion and beauty!


I had the opportunity to purchase L’extreme Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara and a limited edition, not-yet-available Juicy Tube created by London Designer Christopher Kane in Tokyo Plum Blossom, a light, shimmery violet. Speaking of Violet, I also scored a copy of Violet by Design, which I much look forward to reading. You know I love a good teen novel. I obv got it signed by my former mediabistro.com teacher Melissa Walker before leaving the event, 3 mocktails and several mini-cupcakes later.

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Miss Sixty


Hi, dolls!

Backstage, I had the opportunity to interview Gucci Westman (!) who was working with MAC Cosmetics backstage at the Miss Sixty show. “The inspiration was based on a combination of Joan Jett and Bohemian themes,” Westman explained. She used black eyeliner, rich blue eyeshadow (which she’s applying to the model, above) and a lot of mascara. Blush was a minimal beige. Gucci herself is gorge in person! I couldn’t believe she wasn’t going to accompany the models down the catwalk. During the interview, Gucci and the model joked about how they both used to love baby blue eyeshadow and mascara when they were younger.

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