Friday, September 12, 2014

#9WNYFW: Backstage at NYFW

Backstage with Stila for Alice + Olivia.

Outfit Details:

H+M top
Trina Turk "Ferne" skirt
GRAFEA camera bag
Ted Baker bow bag
Nine West Noriko boots - c/o Nine West

During NYFW, I’m usually backstage as often as I’m attending the shows, covering the beauty behind the scenes. While sitting at a show and watching the runway is a lot more relaxing and less hectic, I actually enjoy backstage, quite a bit. Seeing the work that goes into each model’s look is incredibly inspiring; I learn so much, just by watching the artists in action. But since being backstage requires being on my feet for hours at a time, I usually choose my outfits with comfort and mobility in mind. I lose the heels and go for flats - or in this case, my Nine West boots - that can help me tiptoe around the artists and models without getting in anyone’s way. I also swapped out my usual backpack - the more comfortable alternative to my cumbersome camera bag - for a smaller, more stylish camera bag that takes up a lot less space. I know that NYFW is a time for people to dress their best, but I have to find a balance between the two worlds of being a seated attendee and working behind the scenes. I'm more concerned about taking photographs than being in them, but still don't want to look like I rolled out of bed. The compromise? I dress like my usual self. I would wear this mod mini and my over-the-knee Noriko boots from Nine West any day of the week, but I especially appreciated them during this one.

p.s. This post was made in collaboration with Nine West.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Put a bow on it!

keiko lynn bow dress

Outfit Details:

ASOS Bow Skater Dress
Seychelles "Gypsy" heels (c/o)
ASOS quilted cat bag
Kate Spade "Goreski" glasses bangle 
(Follow this tutorial to learn how to recreate my makeup look)

I first wore this dress in my NYC guide post, and completely forgot to list its information. After answering several individual inquiries, I decided to follow up with a dedicated post, the next time I wore it. After all, I do wear my clothing items more than once (usually way, way more) - sometimes twice in one week. In fact, I tend to wear my clothing as often as possible, in order to make it worth the money I spent. Whether it's $10 or $100, if I can't think of several ways to wear it, or picture myself wanting to wear it all the time, I won't buy it. If only I practiced this same restraint while shopping in Target and Sephora. I swear, I go in for one thing and come out with a bunch of stuff I had absolutely no intention of buying.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Makeup Monday: Space NK "All Lit Up" Video Tutorial

A few months ago, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting in makeup artist Tina Turnbow's chair for a Space NK trend tutorial. The opportunity came at the perfect time, because I was right in the thick of my Felicity marathon, and Keri Russell happens to be one of Tina's many clients. Fate? Obviously. All of that aside, I was excited to get a chance to chat with Tina about some of her current favorite products at Space NK, and how to use them. For those of you unfamiliar with Space NK, it's a luxury beauty boutique that carries some of the best cult favorites in cosmetics, skincare, haircare and beyond - it's a one stop shop! For this "All Lit Up" tutorial, Tina demonstrates the ease of contouring and highlighting to create a flawless looking complexion, with a combination of lightweight creams and powders. This "barely there" look was something very new to me - the girl who always has a strong brow and lip - but that made it an even better experience.

Watch the video, above, and check out the products she used, below! Use code KEIKOSPACENK for $20 off of any $75 purchase, from now until Sunday (September 14th).

Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation SPF15
Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight & Sculpting Creamy Glow Duo
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
By Terry Eyebrow Mascara
Nudestix Eye Pencil in Cream
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Nudestix Lip + Cheek Pencil in Blush
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black

P.S. Check out more of Space NK's trend tutorials, here - and make sure to follow their brand new, US dedicated instagram and twitter for more inspiration and tutorials, in real time!