Friday Night at Bethesda Row with DKNY PR Girl

This Friday at the Bethesda Row, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet DKNY PR Girl, ALiza Licht, in person.

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Aliza is the New York fashion publicist behind the popular DKNY PR Girl Twitter account and is known as much for her witty style comments and her adorable alter-ego illustrations. Aliza was very gracious and as you can see in the photo we both adore the shade of Cherry Tomato.

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Aliza was signing copies of her new book Leave Your Mark, which is a book about mentorship, personal branding, Social Media and along with good tips to succeed in your career.

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This evening also included perfectly sized Leave Your Mark deserts by Georgetown Cupcakes, as well as a fashion show featuring Bethesda Row boutiques to make a special night and the perfect start to the summer season.


Romantic and delicate makeup reign on the Met Gala red carpet

The Met Gala once again proved to be the premiere event for the worlds of fashion, beauty and style; and this year romantic and delicate makeup reigned for the Met Gala Red Carpet.


Nicole Richie easily flaunted this trend with violet hued hair and a Donna Karan Atelier gown. Ironically, Lupita Nyong’o also rocked the Violet hued hair trend with a unique headband that I am sure will be a hot accessory this summer.

Nicole’s beauty look was created using NYX Cosmetics and here is the cheat sheet to create your own look.

Skin:  Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in “Sunbeam” helped give Nicole’s skin a shimmery glow to shine on the red carpet.

Eyes: To compliment the sea foam green dress and lavender locks, The Natural Shadow Palette was applied to eyelids. Next one coat of Lush Lashes Mascara and one coat of Fabulous Lashes in “Nirvana” were applied to add more volume to Richie’s eyes.

 Lips: Because Matte Lipstick is key to balance a shimmery evening look, “Spirit,” lipstick in a nude pink shade, that complemented her natural yet radiant makeup look, was applied to lips with a lipstick brush.

Nude lips were also seen on Kim Kardashian and Lea Michele and at the direct opposite of the spectrum were romantic, red lips as seen on Taylor Swift and Emily Rossum.

And while we are discussing the Met, lets not forget the first gorgeous exhibit held at the new Anna Wintour Costume Center called Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit which I will be visiting and reporting about this summer.


Top Spring 2014 Beauty Trends from New York Fashion Week

Spring 2014 Beauty Trends

Casual Buns and Low Ponytails

Rejoice the low Ponytail is back in all forms: messy, sleek, wavy and everything in between.  Seen at the Zang Toi, Honor and Jason Wu shows this timeless classic is now ready to gain the respect it deserves and women everywhere can rejoice at the simplicity of the look.

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Orange Lips

Orange is the next big color and it showed up on the runways on lips in electric hues as spotted at Rag and Bone, DKNY and at Dennis Basso.

No Makeup

Many designers went so beauty basic the makeup wasn’t there.  To achieve this look you just need some moisturizer and concealer, a dab of blush and a touch of liner. I usually think of this look as the weekend brunch look and I don’t feel it is appropriate for the office but designers like Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler make a good point to return to basic beauty.

Metallic Eyes 

Glitter and shimmer is all the rage for Spring 2014.  Once reserved for the tween-set, metallics are all grown up and can be used as a primary shade on the eyes or as an accent for those less bold. Charlotte Ronson, Carmen Marc Volvo and Jenny Packham

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White Nails

Simple white nails are the hottest thing for Spring; and it doesn’t matter if they are matte, shiny, or glossy.  Just think White and your nails will be on trend or ready for nail art designs that are becoming the rage at Kate Spade and Nanette Lepore.

Brown Lips

Brown is back and stronger than ever as seen at Derek Lam and Chris Benz. While the look is reminiscent of a Grunge look this lighter shade is more now and really appropriate for this fall season.


Moon Manicures

The Moon Manicure continues into spring as a major accessory. Now evolving into multiple shades and colors from humble origins on the Ruffian Runway, and Lela Rose shows.

I plan on wearing the Ruffian Moon Manicure now for fall. What trend will you be ready to wear for Spring?  Or is there a trend that you will be wearing now?

Bright Orange Lips Trend for Spring 2014 at Rag and Bone

Orange Lips made headlines at Rag and Bone for New York Fashion Week Spring 2014.

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This orange is a bright matte shade, created by makeup artist and Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman. The special shade is inspired by the Brazil World Cup.


This groundbreaking shade, which is custom created and not available for purchase was created by layering Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Mischievous and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Carnival together. Both shades are not yet available but will be arriving to stores in 2014; but in case you need to wear the trend now a good alternative is Tart and Trendy, a bright neutral orange lipstick cream by MAC Cosmetics. 


Bright Orange lips were also seen on the runways at DKNY, Dennis Basso and Prabal Gurung.

A special tip to remember when creating this look is to protect your lips from drying out, in order for the matte look to look perfect, place a hydrating color first on your lips then a liner over the color.

Let me know if you plan on rocking the Orange Matte look for this spring or will you be wearing it sooner?