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Monochromic Red @ PFW

Photo: Style.com

Red lipcolor is not exactly breaking news these days, but it’s use as part of a monochromatic theme was noteworthy at Martin Grant’s presentation yesterday in Paris. The rest of the collection was lovely as well – cleverly designed bodysuits gave added depth under some of the more structured pieces, which were beautifully executed in shades of black, cream and navy.

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Pro Makeup Tips, Product Review - September 29, 2013

A Word On False Lashes

False lashes, other than a few singles, usually come under the “don’t try this at home” category for me, not because I have doubts about my readers’ technical abilities – there are lash application tutorials all over the internet – but because of the clumsy look of some of the more exaggerated styles out there. And while today’s media darlings wouldn’t dare leave the house without their heavy false lashes (applied by their personal makeup artists, no doubt), most of us aren’t exposing our private lives 24/7 to the blinding flashes of the paparazzi.

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More Color On The Face @ MFW

Photo: style.com

Antonio Marras’s Spring 2014 collection was all over the place, but several pieces, like his black and cream printed party frocks were strong, and so were some silver leather pieces, like a loosely constructed, mid-thigh length, cropped sleeve coat that is destined to be a much coveted item among his devotees. The surprising combination of mint green eyeshadow and a fuchsia lip brought some cohesiveness to the collection and reaffirmed this season’s strong trend toward discernible color on the face.

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Blue And Violet On The Eyes @ LFW

I was excited to see the vibrant, layered color on the models’ lids yesterday at Emilio De La Morena’s Spring 2014 runway show. It lent a lovely, watercolor effect to his beautifully constructed clothes and allowed for some much-needed relief from the conspicuous red lips that have been dominating the runways the past few seasons.

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Matte And Monochromatic @ LFW

Judging by yesterday’s J. W. Anderson show at London Fashion Week yesterday, the lip “stain” continues to be on trend for next Spring. I loved the warm, monochromatic color on the face here, and the disheveled, center-parted ponytails that allowed the inventiveness of the clothes to take precedence.

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Pro Makeup Tips, Trend Report - September 14, 2013

A Fuchsia “Stain” And More Metallics @ NYFW

One of the better and more wearable makeup looks at the Spring 2014 shows was this bright raspberry/fuchsia stained lip at Naeem Khan. I love it in combination with the metallic copper eyecolor, mascara’d lashes and barely-blushed cheeks, above. Gently filled-in brows and flawless skin balanced it all off to create a perfect accesssory for the dramatic, lace and embroidery embellished collection.

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Smokey, Smudgy, Metallic Eyes @ NYFW


The smokey eye made an appearance at Cushnie Et Och’s Spring 2014 showing yesterday – this time with a relaxed, informal hand and a touch of metal that extended clear up to the eyebrow. With polished skin and a silvery, mauve-ed nude mouth, it was a perfect foil for the grown-up, glamorous, mostly black and white collection.

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Pro Makeup Tips, Trend Report - September 6, 2013

Red Lips Segue Into Spring (Again) @ NYFW

Photo: Greg Kessler

The overall theme at the New York Spring 2014 collections so far has been almost no makeup at all in keeping with loosened-up silhouettes and organic textures, notably at 10 Crosby Derek Lam and Organic By John Patrick. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the designers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures Of The Wind continued their funky, off-the-beaten-path sensibility with a collection for the modern iconoclast.

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An Unexpected Fall Lipcolor Trend

I think its interesting that we’ve been seeing so many unanticipated trends in seasonal color: “Nude” all year round, plums and bordeaux for spring/summer, and the ubiquitousness of the “statement” red lip. And no, fuchsia was not all over the 2013 Fall Fashion Week runway, but surprisingly, it just seems so right for fall, especially when paired with a messy, smudgy, smokey eye (more on that later). Continue Reading…

Press, Street Style - September 4, 2013

The Daily Gloss in Travel + Leisure

I’m pleased to announce that Travel + Leisure has used this “Street Style” photo from The Daily Gloss to illustrate an “international style” article authored by The New York Times’s Guy Trebay. See it in the September print issue on newsstands now.

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