Thom Browne Inspired

There are so many things about the Fall/Winter NYFW I can’t wait to share. There are too many for one post, so I’ll start with how one look inspired me.



The simplicity of the makeup and hair let the clothing be the star of the show, however there is something so mesmerizing about this powdery soft makeup look. I’m in love with how it contrasts with the wet swept tresses.

We, my partner in crime Eric Gomes and I, got together to see how the look could play out if it were just simply hair and makeup.

Here is what happened…


Then we changed the colors and hair a bit and this is what happened…IMG_0407 copy

This is what happened next…



For our final look we pushed the mood right over the edge.



As you can see this inspiration took us on a journey, from soft and sweet to bold and strong.  I was a fantastic day! You should try it sometime.

Be Inspired!

Fall/Winter NYFW 2016 Sneak Peek

As another gorgeous NYFW wraps up, I thought I would send out some eagerly anticipated images from the week. Look for another post as soon as all the dust settles and I get this all sorted out.

I’ll be excited to share some artistic insight from a few of the talented artist that work tirelessly to create all of the seasons eye candy.




Metal Heads (Hair Accessories Gone Wild)

These images were shot on the same day. Three different makeup applications with a unifying hair theme. The progression of this shoot was to apply a basic beauty style of makeup to the first model and then push the boundaries from Alta Moda to a fantasy style of makeup, unifying the cosmetic look by styling with metallic accessorized hair. The idea was to keep the hair from taking center stage by styling it clean and away from the face, while keeping it interesting.


The first two looks were created by pulling the hair into a low center back chignon, leaving  the top and sides out to use for the design. You can design your sweeps and waves however you like and with as much detail as you choose. First establish your part and divide the hair into two sections (right and left). For this example, the hair is going to have 3 sections of design; however, you are free use your imagination to create your own masterpiece.

Now that the hair is parted, divide the two sides into the amount of section that you choose. Remember that your accessories have to fit in the sections. On one side pick the bottom section and drape or wave the hair  onto a shape that you like and temporarily secure the hair in that shape. You’ll want to start the placement of accessories at the base and work your way through to the end of your design by placing one pin at a time until you reach the place were you want the design to stop. Continue until all sections are designed.

The third look is a simple ballerina bun. The hair was cleanly brushed back into a ponytail. It’s really important to make sure that the pony is immaculate. Wrap your tail into a bun and pin it. Now all you have to do is place your accessories. I chose a uniform placement to support my modern futuristic feeling for the hair.


TIGI Whipped Foundation #2: Use foundation brush and work one section of the face at a time (product sets quickly)

TIGI Brow Sculpting Duo in Brunette: Use angel brush to apply wax first then apply the power over the wax (powder color will deepen when it hits the wax).

TIGI  Longwearing Eye Shadow in brown sugar: Place some product on a pallet. Use a dome shadow brush and place color, starting at the lash line and while blending up and outward. I chose to keep color concentrated in the crease. Use an angle brush with very little product and create a soft sweep of color at the lower lash line. Now add a light dust of gold from TIGI  High Density Quad Shadow (Posh) to the center of the lid and blend to inner corner

Use the same gold to highlight the brow

Use TIGI Perfect Eyeliner in brown for the wetline (the moist flesh just inside the lash line).

Apply strip lashes.

Add a sweep of color just under the cheek bone. Start application away from hairline and blend back toward hairline. (color should blend away before reaching the hairline). I used TIGI Glow Blush in Haute

Lips were done using TIGI Decaf Perfect Lipliner, then cocktail Splendor and Gossip TIGI Lipstick.

This look was created Using TIGI Fair Cream Foundation, and powdering all of the face except the eyes with TIGI Powder Foundation in ShiShi. Make sure the brows get powdered. Eyes are done using TIGI Perfect Eyeliner in Peacock, Blue and Black. This is meant to look irregular and slightly messy. Start with Peacock to create the base shape. These liners blend so grab your brush and blend this color into the shape you want to see on the eye. Keep the color dense at the tear duct area and at the height of the brow. Use the blue to deepen and richen the color. Apply the color over the lid and under the eye (remember to let some of the teal peek through). Last apply the black in a smilier manner, but just to the areas you want to make even deeper and richer (remembering to allow the first two colors to peek through). Use the black for the wetline, as well. No mascara. No brow color. Add sweep of Haute TIGI Glow Blush to the hollow of the cheeks. Lips are filled in with TIGI Perfect Lipliner in Kiss. Then add a touch of black liner to the center where the lips touch, and blend

Use TIGI Dumb Blonde Luxe Lipgloss to complete the lips. The final touch is to use the  TIGI Dumb Blonde Luxe Lipgloss to gloss the eyeshadow. Shoot the look quickly because this glossy eye bit doesn’t last forever.

This look starts with a Perfect Temptu airbrushed face in 001(porcelain). The airbrush really helps to soften the color of the lash and brow hairs. I chose to also airbrush this color on to the hair to down play the models natural strawberry hair. Brush the crease of the eyes with  TIGI blush in awaken. For the lips use a lip brush and apply a small amount of Faith TIGI Lipstick to the center of the mouth where the lips touch and blend away.

The eye was a little tricky. Apply black liner to the wetline

Be My NYFW Valentine


So far I have loved how this season’s show has been shaping up. litereally the shapes are lovely. The collections have had strong influances that salute the shape of a woman. I’m excited to see the return of the waistline. The rich color, eclectic prints, and luxurious fabrics are celebrating femininity.  My favorite looks have been really reminiscent of the 70’s. Yesterday’s events left me daydreaming about finding a disco and dancing my heart out.

Here is a little peek from backstage for todays festivities.




Fashion Week Wow


I’m so excited to be blogging again. I had to take a break, but I’m back and posting. Let’s kick this off with live Fashion Week streaming from your computer.

Watch the action here

I’m loving what I’m seeing so far. Looks like a return of shape. To be honest I’m tired of shapeless clothing. I’m very pleased to see some contour. I love the luxe fabrics with mixes of patterns and florals. I’m all over this season.

Here is the month of fashion events.  Click here for more details

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Watch the show and send me your thoughts. I love the interaction.

Stay tuned for updates.