Packing for New York Fashion Week just got a million times easier, thanks to all of you who have given me some great ideas for what to throw in my bag. Now I can stay hydrated, defrizzed, glossed, and coiffed from the jetway to the runway. I'm especially excited about how many suggestions are plane friendly, like these Jonathan Pocket Redo Freshen-Up Wipes that Daisie suggested, which can be used to revive tired and lackluster hair and skin. Itsamanda9 loves this purse-sized mini Sheer-Hold Hair Spray by Frederic Fekkai for touch-ups throughout the day. Thank you all for your great suggestions — you've definitely taken the guesswork out of preparing for my big trip! Now if I can just get bumped up into first class on the plane . . .
MAC's N Collection lands in stores tomorrow, and if you're a fan of barely-there, nearly nude makeup, you'll be in heaven. The collection is filled with fleshy pinks, tans, and browns that can look natural or more dramatic.
I'm especially interested in this collection because it was used in a lot of spring 2008 fashion shows, including Preen, J. Mendel, and Rodarte. If you want to recreate these looks at home, like this one from Tuleh, check out this gallery and have at it!
To see huge galleries of the color products, including the Mineralize Skinfinishes that are getting a lot of buzz, read more
The theme of the show was Alice in Wonderland, and it was held at the NYC boutique as opposed to a ballroom or the Bryant Park Tents. How quaint! Just so that you feel like you've really experienced this event, I've just recently gotten all of the information on how the wonderful (and I'm not just saying that because he's my hairdresser), Fabrice Gili from the Frederic Fekkai Salon in Soho, who styled all of the models' hair.
To find out how to create this 70's, Jane Birkin-inspired look at home in three easy steps, read more
I think this makeup from Carolina Herrera might be my favorite of all of New York Fashion Week. It's nothing gimmicky, just simple and pretty. The brows are perfectly groomed, the skin has a very soft sheen, and the lips had a bright, beautiful stain.
I was surprised by some of the techniques that went into developing this look. To find out which products were used, read more
Fashion Week is coming to a close, but over the next few days I'll have a few more how-to posts and trend alerts for you. For now, though, I want to get your opinion on some hair and makeup looks. This one is from Tadashi Shoji, and it's more romantic than what we've been seeing. What do you think?
Lyn Devon had some fun at her show this week. You could even say that she's wigging out, har har. I think these red bobs are so much fun—and they definitely stand out from all of the natural looks we've been seeing. What do you say? Is this a brilliant stroke of mod-ness or too Ronald McDonald for you?
Yesterday afternoon, Jennifer Lopez debuted her new clothing line called JustSweet during New York Fashion Week. The clothes are slightly younger and hipper than her previous Sweetface collections. (Check out Fab's review.) I think it's cute, but as I was looking at the pictures, I realized that I had flipped through them a few times without even noticing anything other than the makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury was the makeup artist responsible for creating this bold eyed, flawless face and a "sweet" pink lip. She used Flirt! Cosmetics cosmetics, and I've been lucky enough to get the scoop on the product breakdown.
To find out what you'll need to re-create both the aqua and purple makeup looks and to see more images from the show, read more
I love this natural-makeup trend we're seeing at all of the spring fashion shows. Even though the look is minimal, the different designers are interpreting it differently.
At Tuleh, the inspiration was glamorous Italian women. Polly Osmond of MAC explained of the Tuleh model, "She wears makeup but she doesn’t wear too much. She is the type of women you would see on a yacht."
For a rundown of the makeup used, plus tips on getting this hairstyle, read more
Well, Fab called it: Anna Sui's spring collection certainly is a polarizing one. The clothes are pretty punky, with hair and makeup to match. I can't say the short 'do is my thing, but I could definitely get behind the pink streaks. But while I love the thick eyeliner, it looks a little muddled on Johnny Rotten—er, Jessica Stam—at left. What do you think?