Friday, September 30, 2011


BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2012 is effortlessly chic, with elongated proportions and fluid silhouettes. Colorblock dresses in silk chiffon and georgette appear weightless in a fresh, bright palette including saffron, poppy, coral, emerald and deep blue with neutral accents such as stone and chalk. The collection also includes tribal prints and embroideries.

My favorite looks include the coral silk georgette one shoulder dress with multi-silk chiffon colorblock sport jacket and multi-silk ciffon pleated dress.

Wooden platform sandals in brown and black and metallic envelope clutches complete the looks, providing an urban, edgy feel.

- Kim Weling

Above photos by Alexander Michael, LUXEPIC

Image by Kim Weling

ARTISTRY® Beauty Lounge During New York Fashion Week

The ARTISTRY® Beauty Lounge at Empire Hotel was a relaxing getaway between shows at New York Fashion Week. Media guests were introduced to an exclusive beauty bar, hand and chair massages and makeovers from one of the world's top-five, largest selling premium skincare brands, ARTISTRY®, exclusively from Amway. Complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments were also available.

Guests indulged in a 15-minute eye lift with Creme LuXury Eye, which launches November 1, 2011 and offers a 360 degree transformation around the upper and lower eye areas, that helps skin act up to 15 years younger.

This was the first time I had experienced any ARTISTRYV products and I was amazed at how luxurious everything was, from the Creme LuXury Eye to the Automatic Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil Holders and Refills to the Light Up Lip Gloss with a built in mirror and LED light. The light appears as soon as you start to unscrew the wand. I love it! I can't say I have another lip gloss that lights up. I've received so many compliments on it!

Other products I also recommend trying:
- Time Defiance Cleansing Treatment - restores moisture balance and refreshes the skin
- Time Defiance Conditioning Toner - gently exfoliates the skin
- Time Defiance Day Protect Creme SPF15
- Time Defiance Night Recovery Creme
- Powder Compact and 3D Face Powder Refill

You can purchase or learn more about ARTISTRY® products through an Amway Independent Business Owner or shop online ay Artistry can also be found at and via twitter @artistrybeauty.

hand and chair massage area

- Kim Weling

Robert Verdi's Fashion Week Retreat - New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

Another season of New York Fashion Week means another fun retreat at Robert Verdi's Luxe Laboratory. I rarely have time to eat when I'm running back and forth between shows, so I was really excited to sample food from The Fresh Diet, which provides healthy, calorie controlled, fresh meals delivered to your door everyday. There's a lot of variety in the menu, from wraps to salads, grilled chicken with broccoli to cheese cake and cookies for dessert.

Here's a look at what else I previewed at the Robert Verdi Fashion Week Retreat this season.

From boat shoes to boots, Sebago shoes are comfortable and stylish. I also got a peek at the Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 2012 collaboration.

Jewelista offers fine and fashion jewelry from International designers from around the world. You can shop online at

Kerstin Florian offers luxury European facial, body and bath products as well as treatments for the spa industry.

I am so excited about these Band-Aid® Brand Bandages by Cynthia Rowley, with the sequin print as my favorite! The Fashion Week Emergency Kit really does have everything you need - including Band-Aid® Friction Block Stick, Jeeves No Sew Buttons and Hollywood Fashion Secrets Lint Removing Sheets®.

Hanes legwear - a must-wear, including opaque tights with prints, color and patterns and Hanes Silk Reflections. I love the Silky Lace vintage lace-inspired floral pattern and Blackout Opaque Tights.

Robin's Jeans

These really do work! SHEETS energy strips has no calories, no sugar and best of all - there's no crashing! They are individually wrapped - perfect for on-the-go and are available in 4-packs and 10-packs. They dissolve quickly and contain Vitamins B5, B6, B12 & E.

Muscle Milk

Amazing denim couch!

Incoco was applying nail polish appliqu├ęs in different shades and styles from leopard print to glitter. Lasts 14 days!

Maybelline was also providing complimentary makeovers, with 3 different looks - " Glamorous eyes take center stage, "Romantic, feminine, dramatic lips" and "Porcelain skin, the perfect compliment to any look".

I'm a contact lense wearer, so Acuvue® Brand Contact Lenses was on-hand, introducing me to 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® soft disposable contact lenses. I definitely couldn't do without daily disposable lenses!

- Kim Weling

Victoria's Secret "Foundation of Fashion" Suite - New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

One of my favorite, relaxing fashion week stopovers was the Victoria's Secret Foundation of Fashion Suite, at the rooftop of The Empire Hotel.

Media guests got an exclusive peek at the upcoming Victoria's Secret intimates and fragrance collections, while indulging in lunch, refreshments and complimentary manicures, massages and Bombshell makeovers.

Massages and Bombshell makeovers

- Kim Weling

TEEN VOGUE Haute Spot - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012

The TEEN VOGUE Haute Spot was one of my favorite destinations to visit during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012, from September 8-15, 2011. The interactive fashion and blogger lounge featured daily events during the week at Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza.

Attendees were able to blog, tweet, catch up on emails and charge their phones. It was also great to sit down, eat some chips and hydrate with some water. After makeup touchups, taking a pic with friends at the TEEN VOGUE photo station was a must!

Here's a look into the TEEN VOGUE Haute Spot.

Everyday, TEEN VOGUE gave away a Haute Spot gift bag to the first 100 visitors!

Makeovers by Maybelline New York

A look at the hottest trends and brands!

The TEEN VOGUE Haute Spot featured designer and celebrity appearances, including this meet & greet with Pretty Little Liar's Shay Mitchell!

- Kim Weling