My running back and forth from the tents, off-site shows and work continued during the second official day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. On February 12th, there was a whole new set of brands present at the HauteLook lounge. I've heard of BECCA cosmetics, but have never tried their product. They were giving out samples of their Silky Hydrating Primer so I'll definitely have to try that out. BECCA has a Skin Perfecting Make-up System, carrying over 34 shades of Concealer and 30 colours of Stick Foundation, with the ability to exactly match any complexion.
Sjal is a lifestyle brand, with a holistic approach to scienitifcally advcanced skincare, bridging eastern medicines and European bio-technology with the infusion of precious minrerals and gem stones. Sjal is Swedish for "spirit, mind, heart and soul." The sjal blue kashmir-saphir facial is based on principles of tibetan medicine and is exclusively available at Agua Spas Morgan Hotel Group Delano - Mondrian Miami - Mondrian Los Angeles. I got a sample pack the products used for the facial, including the pearl enzyme exfoliating mask, kashmir saphir perfecting mask, as well as samples of the orbe eye contour creme and cela intuitif light cellular renewal creme.
Freeze 24-7 was also at the lounge, giving away their full size IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer, which hydrates while nourishing, firming and toning skin.
Later that evening, I came back to the lounge for the Rachel Pally Fall 2010 Preview. Rachel does carry XS, but depending on the silhouette some of the pieces may or may not suit my frame. As Rachel walked me through her collection, there was one black and white printed mini skirt she showed me that I definitely knew would fit me!
Rachel Pally Fall 2010 has a tribal and ethnic influence, drawing inspiration from safaris, wildlife, and nature. Colors range from earthy shades to deep smokey jewel tones with names like Sahara, Amazon, Tide, Meadow and Clover; prints incorporate woodgrain, cheetah, and ethnic designs. Draping and body-conscious silhouettes as well as strong shoulders, layering separates, and lush cashmere pieces are seen throughout the collection.
- Kim Weling