NYFW has always pretty intense yet exciting, especially come February with it’s cold, gusty winds. This one was no different. After one giant snow storm, and multiple cancelled flights, I luckily make it back home just in time! Phew! My fashion week days begin early. At 7am I’m already unzipping garment bags, staring at my packages piled high up to my ceilings, and finally taking a peek at my my schedule on my iphone as I’m still waking up. In my mind all I can think about is “coffee, coffee, coffee!” This week I’ve been working with NARS Cosmetics who I just love, in creating my dream makeup looks, along with heading backstage to get in on all the action at their shows. And they were MAJOR shows: Alexander Wang, Creatures of the Wind, and 3.1 Philip Lim! Every girl’s dream NYFW schedule. NARS masters clean skin, and of course the smokey eye and really beautiful dark lip. I swear by their concealer and their new line of Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I worked with my makeup artist, Niko, to create a rosy, glowing look for day. He’s a genius. We used a shimmering pink eye shadow, a swipe of black KohLiner, and finished it off with an amazing lip gloss in “Istria.” At night, I got a quick touchup backstage at Alexander Wang. A really beautiful matte lip in NARS “Pussy Control.” The name fits this sexy shade that literally stays on all night long. For NYFW Day 1, I looked at my makeup artist in my closet and pulled out this amazing Anna Sui velvet dress with black roses. Immediately, we knew it was THE look. I threw it on over a great pair of leather leggings and boots. In this weather, I can’t go a day without leather leggings. I layer them under just about every dress I own.This was a look of velvet, leather, and studs. It’s old school rock n’ roll with a little bit of goth punk. I love pairing something so dark with such fresh, and pretty pinks in my makeup.
Give me a perfectly pretty dress and I immediately want to pair it with a rugged pair of Docs and fish net tights. I say man-up when it comes to what you pair with something super feminine. It could be boots and a floral frilled dress. Stilettos and an extra wide-leg pant. Always do the opposite when it comes to pairing styles. This was snapped in Chinatown in Los Angeles en route to a fitting. Every single trip I take for work is very in and out. I’m still trying to count how many flights I’ve taken just the beginning of this year! I make sure to always stay an extra night wherever I travel to really enjoy myself. Especially now, during Chinese New Year. As always, we planned a fun lunch date complete with mouth watering dumplings, fried fish, and stir fried noodles. I wish you all a prosperous and inspiring new year! It’s that time of year for us to indulge and set goals for what’s to come. This weekend at NYFW, catch me backstage at some of the best shows (can you say ALEXANDER WANG?) I’ll be covering the shows with one of my favorite beauty labels and I can’t wait to reveal who it is.
My friends at Bally have redefined the term “moth hole.” Yes, their latest handbag collection is inspired by the holes and snags we’d find in our vintage wool sweaters. This is bringing back a ton of memories, isn’t it? But how beautiful is this tote bag? Perfect structure, patent leather, and adorble hole design. It’s my travel go-to. So big I can stack in my water bottle, make-up bag, and granola bars pre-flight. Speaking of travel, this week is a bit different for Team Suarez as Dylana heads to Rio, Brazil for a full week, and I’m here in NYC, getting in as much work done before the NYFW storm that she’ll be flying back into come next week. Dy will be sporting teeny bikinis, as I dress in my winter daily: the wooly mammoth. When my partner-in-crime is out, it just means I’ve got to do double-duty! Time to revamp the website with the rest of our team, and catch up on those long lost emails. Be right back.
With black, it seems like anything really goes. Dress over jeans? No problem. My California diaries continues. Living out of a suitcase sometimes when I’m on the go for work forces you to experiment. Sometimes I’m away from my home in NYC for over 2 weeks! I had this silk dress hanging in my closet, but for hiking through the back streets of my home town, a good pair of western flares was just what I needed. Cuffed at the edges with a crazy metallic statement shoe. My hometown is a little cowboy town. Cactus everywhere. Ranch style homes. Horses living life up behind the hills. It’s a quiet and mellow place. So hot in the summer you have to crank your aircon so high topped off with a sip of iced lemonade. The left side of your arm super tan from driving in the hot, bright sun. Yet, it’s so cold in the winters you’re literally curling up in your wool sweaters with a hot chocolate. But there’s something I love about being so far out…close to the desert. Let’s just say things are always a lot less complicated.