Here it one more look from NYFW and can you believe the whole look is under $250? It was part of my collaboration with Amazon’s Style Code Live, and it was so good, I had to share it on the blog. I forget sometimes how heels make me feel. I used to only wear heels to castings (oh, the dread!) before slipping them off the moment I left the building to toss them in my bag. Towering over everyone used to scare me. I was long, lanky, and my confidence only showed what I was walking the runway, playing a different character. I guess I wasn’t so bad for a 15 year old. Now I have the confidence as a 5’10” woman to wear heels anytime I want. Sure I’m towering over just about every 6 foot guy in the city, but it still feels empowering. Oh, and of course your legs will look amazing. Luckily, the block heel trend doesn’t kill my feet at all. I actually prefer little dresses and stockings with the perfect block heel. I kept the rest of my look and the color palette sweet and neutral. A tiny, cotton shift dress and faux leopard coat. The beret and sheer fishnets tie it all together. Yep, and it’s all super affordable and won’t break the bank. Pieces to layer and wear over and over again. Now isn’t that a breath of fresh air?
It’s backstage at the shows, and when I’m getting my makeup done by the professionals that I get most inspired. Inspired to dig my own hands in the beauty department and experiment with some of the absolute best products out there. Shimmer. Purples. Pinks. Redish black eyeliners, that I didn’t even know existed. All things that shouldn’t be so scary to play with. For my first day of shows, I wanted something super rock n’ roll. I asked my makeup artist, “hmm, what would look incredible with a full sequined blue pant suit?” A sexy, dark eye of course! Done. Of course I arrived backstage at Alexander Wang just moments before show time, but easily revamped my look in the chair within 5 minutes. A super easy shimmered shadow and velvet matte bold lip. Sure it sounds simple enough, but swoon-worthy makeup starts with amazing, quality products. Here, I worked with NARS in mastering stunning, statement looks during fashion week.
Look #1: Easiest way to bring out the colors in your eyes? Black kohl liner. NARS to be specific. Smudged to perfection. It’s fantastic for us green eyed girls. Keep the rest clean and fresh, with a swipe of pale pink lip gloss. Gloss always does the trick when completing a sexy eye look. Oh, and don’t forget to go crazy with the mascara. You’re allowed to here!
*Makeup by Jenny Atwood Smith at NARS*
Look #2: A pale shadow with a really bold lip. I am in love with NARS’s velvet lip matte lip pencils. This one is in “Pussy Control.” It’s a gorgeous deep plum. It’s seriously all you need with a bare face. But if you do want a little something-something on your lids, do a little liner on your top lids with a swipe of pale pink eyeshadow. Done and done.
*Makeup by Niko Lopez at NARS*
Fashion month has come to a close. So many outfit changes. So many makeup looks thanks to my team at NARS. This past NYFW may have been one of my favorites. Watch to the video to see some of the highlights. This is how Dylana and I, the SUAREZ SISTERS, do fashion week.
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The last day of NYFW calls for my favorite look and favorite show: Anna Sui. The colors she uses are just so rich. It’s like walking out of a different time period, or should I say a different time zone. I always feel a 70’s inspiration from her designs, but this time there was a bit of 1920’s flapper influence combined with a Victorian twist thanks to the added ruffled necklines and fluffy cuffs. Like most of Anna’s shows, it’s never one point of inspiration that goes into each piece. It seems each design comes from a mix of decades, to be interpreted anyway you choose. The way she mixes styles and inspiration look seamless and effortless. Dresses in prints with matching printed tights and sparkling platform sandals. Belts cinched so perfectly around the waists of iridescent green and red dresses. Iridescence was a huge theme in this show in particular. A perfect mix of bold color, metallics, and flowing fabrics that were pleasing on the eyes. Her vintage inspired hemlines, necklines, and ruffled sleeves are so eclectic rock n’ roll. I feel proud wearing her pieces every single season. They just make me want to dance, sing, and move with the wind! Pieces where I can let my personality shine without saying a word. Now that’s art.