Posts Tagged ‘NYFW’

Backstage Beauty At #NYFW with Dark And Lovely at Chantell Walters

Monday, February 17th, 2014


The anticipation of being a new designer with your first New York Fashion Week show has got to be overwhelming and so electrifying! I had a chance to speak with designer and British native, Chantell Walters about her  first NY show.  She was  ecstatic to have  her debut solo show during NYFW.  Previously she participated in Harlem Row FW so you may have seen her there. ” I’m excited, nervous but so happy!” For this collection her inspiration draws from the 50’s with a mix of a sporty edge of modernism. “I looked a lot to the 1950’s and mixed it up with futuristics and I’ve added some sportswear in there . I create unusual silhouettes” she stated .She was looking forward to showing her edgy new collection as we were to seeing it. Ms. Walters is known for signature tailoring with a futuristic flair.(


A look from Chantell Walters Fall 2014 runway show
photo from (LAMIK Beauty)

Backstage I  met with one of the Dark and Lovely glam squad stylists Nedjetti Harvey to find out more on the hair looks for Chantell’s NYFW show.Hair looks for this  show  focused on natural hair and textured  updos and Pompadors, Nedjetti Harvey  is of NJ’s top natural hair stylist and took a moment to tell me how to get   Dark n Lovely shine on this style . As you’ll see she’s High energy and camera ready with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shringage Sheen Sealing Nectar Spray.


Dark n Lovely team created the textured pompador

The Dark and Lovely team created the textured pompador 



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Shot with NOKIA Lumia 1520

Here you see the “Pomp ” on a natural hairstyle finished with Dark and Lovely Au Naturel Sheen sealing necter spray($9.99).




The make up at this show included a bold heavy eye look by LAMIK eco -chic  cosmetics

The look :Feminine Goth

  • Bold purple lips
  • Clean face
  • Overdone lips
Make up by Kim Roxie at Chantell Walters for LAMIK

Make up by Kim Roxie at Chantell Walters for LAMIK


KIm Roxie with a model backstage during NYFW

We spoke with make up artist Kim Roxie about the inspiration for this look. Using a purple lips coming out in August 2014 to create a sexy dark lip. “We used a powder liner by LAMIK called Dazzle Black to create a thick heavy cat eye but over done,  when it’s overdone it’s done right!” No need for lashes since the liner is so bold.  The strong eye was tailored to each girls face so it’s slightly different on each girl. Kim’s is predicting lips will be  very dark in various shades of purples for Fall 2014 . But as spring is coming up I had to asked her about the summer lip trend . “For summer it’s all about the orange red lips !” Kim excitedly stated .”LAMIK has a shade  called Capture coming out this month that is amazing” Be on the look out for it!

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All photos and video were taken with  NOKIA Lumia 1520.

Thanks to Windowsphone for sponsoring my coverage of # NYFW this season



NYFW Beauty Recaps and backstage Spring 2014

Monday, September 23rd, 2013


Aveda global stylist Allen Ruiz created this amazing braided do for designer Ann Yee showing of SS2014.
Using several products to create the “urban street style collided with modern elegance “look for the show entitled “Resurgence” for a partially braided chic do. We liked ! Try it on freshly blown out hair .
For kinks and curls try Aveda’s damage remedy daily hair repair creme sealing with an serum like Carols Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred serum on damp hair twist in sections then using a blow dryer like Conairs Infiniti Pro and a comb attachment blow straight on your setting of choice.

Allen Ruiz Global Stylist for Aveda backstage at Ann Yees Spring 2014 show .

How to Recreate the look :

Step 1: Mist dry hair with Aveda Pure Abundance™ Style Prep™ and blow dry straight with a round brush. This will add the texture and grip needed to create this look.

Step 2: Separate out 3 sections of hair (left, middle, right) and prep the 2 side sections with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to ensure a clean look that adds shine without build up or weight.

Step 3: Carefully begin to gather hair from the temple and form a tight, delicate braid down to the nape of the neck. Secure with a clear hair tie.
Step 4: Repeat on the other side and tie both sections together at the nape of the neck.

Step 5: Gather the top half of the middle section of hair and begin roll and pin into a structured twist that kisses the braid just behind the ear.

Step 6: Flat iron the remainder of hair to fall over the shoulders and clear hair tie. Use Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray to smooth hair into place for a firm, long lasting hold.

Step 7: Finish the look with a fine mist of Aveda Brilliant Spray on Shine™ to eliminate flyaways.



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NYFW Beauty: Katie Gallagher Fall 2012

Friday, February 24th, 2012


Hair at Katie Gallagher

The runway presentation at Katie Gallagher was rock and roll  all the way.  The make up included wild bold color on the eyes . I ‘d call it a brighter heroin chic. The hair was  in messy up dos. The models were straight ,ultra thin which fit the look perfectly. Here’s what I found out about the look on hair .

The look overall was inspired by the forest ,trees and nature. T3 tools were used to by lead stylist Cesar Ramirez to create these looks . T3 single pass iron was use to add some texture along with the T3 Featherweight blower . Indique hair ,  a line oof the best hair extensions, were used to fill in with shorter hair. Another product used was actually in the gift bag called Batiste dry shampoo. Batiste was used to soak up  and product buildup. Here’s how Simply spay in Bastiste dry shampoo massage in brush and viola ! Voluminous hair ready to be styled.   Here is a video below on of the styling w/ T3  by Cesar Ramirez .


Katie Gallagher NYFW presentation

Katie Gallagher NYFW Presentation

How to get the look with T3



NYFW Vampire influence on Christian Siriano

Friday, February 24th, 2012



Christian Siriano Fall 2012

Christian Siriano showed what was another phenomenal collection of exciting textures and shapes during NYFW . The event was held at Eyebeam studios on February 11th.  The hair and make was kept simple and minimal. In a group session lead artist Polly Osmand  explained the look of the show, the blood red lips and how to get them. Christian himself  did state that he started this collection in a dark mood and was inspired by vampires ! Speaking of vampires sitting front row was Nina Dobrev of the Vampire Diaries enjoying the show. This reporter got a moment with the star and found  out her favorite products are by  ” I love products by La Mer that’s all I use ” said Nina.




The look above was created by lead Make up artist: Polly Osmand  for MAC cosmetics


Here are the products used :

MAC Eye Gloss

MAC pro Opulash  in black

Till tomorrow matte lip cream by MAC , and tiny bit of gloss.

I would say this could be described as a dark, creepy  dramatic look . Maybe Christian was channeling his inner vampire to conceptualized this collection … hmmm. There was a light color on the cheeks but clearly the lips are the focal point. Notice the pointed bow shape and blood red color.

Of course you’ll want to do this at home.  All you need to do is just pencil in  the shape desired and fill with your favorite blood red lipstick and top it with a light gloss.



Spring Summer Fashion Week 2012 NYC -Butter LONDON at Milk Studios

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Well Pretties,  Fashion Week 2012 is in full bloom this week. The first few  days have passed and here is a little bit of what Beautylicious has seen in on the runways.

Spring 2012 we concentrated in offsite shows to get a different vibe from the stodgy Lincoln Center. We are loving what is going on at Milk Studios this season. The  first exposure was the Aldo Lounge  on the ground floor of the MilkMade fashion hub.  Aldo Shoes sponsored the lounge for the duration of fashion week. Here guests were treated to hair touch ups and full color jobs by Bleach salons.  Butter Nails of London was on hand with their full collection for manicure touch ups and polish changes.


Backstory, I have noticed  this brand for a while at beauty emporium Ricky’s and fell in love with the bottles and the colours and had to mention my love of  the colours  when I met Nonie.

I  had the pleasure of meeting Butter LONDON creative founder Nonie Creme. Nonie is a spunky woman with a very cool mo hawk you can’t miss.  She is the force behind the custom colours created specifically for shoots , fashion shows, and top beauty editors With her background in art  creating custom colours is the fun part of her job.So far we’ve  have seen Nonie behind the scenes at Erin Featherson and Erickson Beamon presentations.

Here’s Nonie giving me a  peak at the colours used for at the Erickson Beamon show courtesy of

I hear she will create custom colors for Victoria Beckhams show and Betsey Johnson as well.  More on those later , but  first take a look Butter LONDON’s spring /summer collection 2012  inspired by Monet’s palettes.The Spring/ Summer 2011 Collection contains Blagger, Hen Party, Teddy Girl & Lady Muck.

We actually loved Blagger and picked it out  from the manicure bar at Milk.You’ll  find the new crop of colours so easy to wear with your  spring wardrobe.  Find all of these colours and more at   everyone’s favorite beauty site  and  for $14 – respectively.

Blagger by Butter LONDON


Hen Party by Butter LONDON


Lady Muck by Butter LONDON



Teddy Girl by Butter LONDON