It was a busy day in NYC today with shows spread across Manhatten and Alexander Wang debuting his A/W2014 collection waay across the bridge at the very creepy Brooklyn Ship Yards. Here are our best bits...
1. New Product Alert
Bright and (rather too) early at the busy Lacoste backstage beauty area we caught sight of the truly amazing Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue (used today on model eyelids) and Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick. Currently only available Stateside we are campaigning for a UK launch pronto. Please join our cause!
2. We Tried the Prabal Gurung Nail
New York has been all about natural beauties thus far, so we were pleased to spot a nail-with-a-difference at Prabal Gurung. Mega Nail Technician Jin Soon told used Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Varnish in Himalaya for a chic nude base, before adding red stripes with Ruppee Red to the middle three fingers. ‘Stripes are hard,’ she told us ‘ but my best tip is to move your finger not the brush when drawing them for a much straighter finish.’ Needless to say we went straight home and gave it a go.
3. We Named Model Holly May Saker Our Model Of The Day
Meet Brit model Holy May Saker, who not only boasts great beauty but also the best backstage manners. This girl is always up for a chat, ever polite and never says no to photos. Holly we salute you.
4. Green Juice Alert
With early mornings, late nights, frosty temperature and lots of work come the fashion week sniffles. Ever on the search for our daily hit of greens we stumbled across a café where they produce a kale, celery, spinach and cucumber cold pressed blend that actually tastes awesome. We would tell you where it is but so popular is this place that they regularly run out at lunchtime and well… we aren’t always good at sharing.
5. Hairstylist Guido Palau Produced A Model Army At Alexander Wang
At the eerie Alexander Wang location at the Brooklyn Ship Yards a backstage beauty dream team of Guido Palau and Diane Kendall produced a monochrome model army with sculpted faces, bleach brows and sleek, almost helmet-like hair. No you probably won’t wear this one out next Saturday but we love it all the same.