Monday, March 2, 2015

Backstage at Zoe Jordan Fall 2015 at New York Fashion Week

Backstage at the High Line Ball Room of the Standard High Line Hotel during New York Fashion Week, Zoe Jordan walks us through fabrics and key pieces for her Fall 2015 collection.

The hair look for Zoe Jordan's Fall 2015 presentation is an Urban Chic rock and roll inspired look, capturing an urban landscape. Lead stylist for Macadamia Professional, Giannandrea walks me through model prep as well as how to achieve this next day hair look at home. 

Step-by-Step Urban Chic Hair Look:

          1. Part hair down the center and apply Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer from roots to ends, massaging at the crown for extreme volume. 
          2. Blow dry in small sections with hands only to create a dimensional, imperfectly textured look, focusing again on the roots to increase volume.
          3. Once dry, divide the hair in two sections on each side of the center part and twist the two sections tightly together - spraying Macadamia Control Working Spray to create jold and grip - down the whole length of the hair to create pigtail-like twists, spinning the twist up against the side of the head and securing with bobby pins. Let the buns set for 20 minutes. 
          4. Remove the pins and unwrap the hair, letting it fall, Scrunch the roots to get extra volume. Spray Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Spray throughout the hair to increase shine.
          5. Create a big side part, pushing all the hair over to one side and securing in a low pony tail. Use Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream through the ends of hair, rubbing fingers together over the hair to create texture. 
          6. Set the look with Macadamia Control Working Spray

Nails by Priti NYC

For makeup prep, here are the Maybelline products used on the models: 
Foundation: Pure Mineral CC BRIGHT-UP, Super Mineral Pact Long Keep
Eyes: Eversharp Liner BR-1, Eversharp Liner BK-1, Hypersharp WING BLACK, Express Care Total Clean, Big Eye Shadow BR-1 
Mascara: Lashionista Care Plus
Eyebrow: FashionBrow
Lip: Baby Lips

- Kim Weling

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Backstage at Isa Arfen Fall 2015 at New York Fashion Week

Isa Arfen Fall 2015 is inspired from Luigi Ghirri taken in the early 70s in Serafina's hometown of Ravenna, Italy. The mood is a mix between the natural, muted tones of the 70's and the rebellious, irreverent yet romantic teenage movements of the 90's - Vogue Italia. 

Backstage at Isa Arfen, lead stylist for Macadamia Professional, Giannandrea, walked me through the hair look for the presentation, which was 90's Next Day Model Hair. 


Step-by-Step 90's Next Day Model Hair:

          1. Apply a dollop of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer mostly at the roots.
          2. Using hands and diffuser dry it side to side and upside down to increase volume.
          3. Once dry, apply the Macadamia Volumizing Dry Shampoo to create extra volume and separation. Then use hands to pull hair back gently - not too tight - to maintain soft, natural look.
          4. Pull into low pony at the nape of the neck and use a small brown elastic to hold it in place.
          5. Leave soft and run Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream through the length of the pony to provide added texture and detail to the hair.
          6. Place bobby pins in the same tone as your hair in an "X" pattern on the side with the most hair and add one bobby pin at the back to help keep hair in place.
          7. Mist the Macadamia Control Working Spray to create a light hold. 

- Kim Weling

Disaronno wears Versace Limited Edition Bottle

Disaronno has teamed up with Versace for the ultimate stylish one-of-a-kind gift for any fashion or spirits lover - the Disaronno wears Versace Limited Edition Bottle ($27.99)!

Versace takes its inspiration for the bottle from the famed Versace Home Collection print, Tresor de la Mer. With its striking blue design and opulent white and gold motif embellishment, the print showcases the abundant treasures of the Sea God Neptune - complete with gorgeous shells, pearls and golden statues. 

A portion of the proceeds from the bottles' sales will go towards the well-known charitable organization Fashion 4 Development. The bottle is currently available at retailers nationwide while supplies last. 

Here's the recipe for Disaronno wears Versace Sour, the specialty cocktail created specifically for the collaboration:

1 part Disaronno
2 parts Bianco Vermouth
2 parts lime juice
Shake and pour over crushed ice
Top with Prosecco
Drizzle with Blue Curacao

Optional: Top with gold flakes and serve in a Versace Home Collection glass.

- Kim Weling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mara Hoffman Fall 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mara Hoffman Fall 2015 features jumpsuits, wool coats and longer silhouettes from cardigans and full skirts to dresses and gowns. There are plenty of allover prints, including starbasket, blue connector, strata and triad prints. The collection is detailed with tufted chiffon, embroidery and beading. 

Braided hair by Thomas Osborn + Adrianna Papaleo for Catwalk by TIGI were absolutely amazing! The smokey eye looks were by Lottie for Maybelline NY. Nails were by Alicia Torello for Zoya and jewelry was by Erin Considine.

- Kim Weling

Noon By Noor Fall 2015 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Noon By Noor Fall 2015 is elegant and feminine, focused on silhouette and texture, with clean lines, oversized shapes and unique textiles. The muted palette includes slate grey, aubergine, emine purple navy, white and black with hints of silver and bronze, along with winter rose, camo butterfly and scattered jewel prints. 

 Collars are adorned with multicolored jewels and floral sequins cascade down crop tops and skirts. Seen throughout the collection are PU grids, leather, silver embossed florals, black blossom jacquards, foil mesh and metallic foil knits. 

Below images courtesy of Noon By Noor

- Kim Weling