The Ultimate Fashion Week Survival Kit.

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You have to get through Fashion Week anyway you can. Editors and buyers are on their feet running between shows, lunches, and afterparties for a week straight. Anything to make it easier is a blessing.

Thanks to Splendicity and some great sponsors, jetting around the city is made a bit easier with the help of some great and must have products. Packed into a bright and sunny Clinique tote were products that can not only help us easier survive Fashion Week, but any gal on a busy day out and about:

beth_bender.jpgBorghese Cleanser, Moisturizer, and Lotion
Tarte fRxtion Sugar Exfoliator and Lip Balm Duo
Be Fine Lip Exfoliator and Lip Serum
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and Moisture Lotion
CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color
cerave.jpgSecret Clinical Strength Deodorant
 Tova Perfume and Lip Redeemer
Nexxus Smoothing Hair Creme
Clinique SuperBalm Moisturizing Gloss
Prestige Lip Liner
Olivella Olive Oil Soap
Pure Silk Shave Cream
abba_pure_pomade.jpgAlterna Anti-Aging Hair Serum
Abba Hair Care Items
Slik-Stik Anti-Blister Stick
AirPlus for Her Shoe Steppies and Hug My Heels
ProFoot Toe Beds
Max Factor Highlighting Mascara and Lip Gloss
clinique_superbalm.jpgLumene On the Go Protective Sun Care for Face & Lips
Beth Bender Get In Line Kit
Prescriptives Tint Balm
Apara Footcare Grippy Steps
Heel Rescue Intensive Overnight Foot Repair
and to finish the day, a bottle of Seven Daughters Wine.

Thank you to the sponsors for making my four days at the Tents much easier!


Spring Trend: The Lilac Eye.

A bit away from the runways, all of the makeup artists were all about the Lilac Eye for Spring. I am not even going to go back to see if this is what came out of the Spring shows last season.  Leo at Lancome, Chad at Three Custom Color Specialists, and Raymond at Trish McEvoy, they were all about the soft Lilac shades on the eye.

Christina and Raymond Nieves, Regional Artist for Trish McEvoy

Raymond from Trish used Lavender and Pink Tangerine Eye Shadow's placed over the Shimmer Shadow Base in Gold on Christina. The look was lovely. While I usually cannot wear Lilac on my eye as it immediately turns too blue and purple on me, Raymond said that by layering it over the Gold, it will neutralize itself making it wearable on someone with my pinkish skin tone.


Backstage at Fashion Week: Herve Leger.

L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert and hair stylist Malcolm Edwards brought sophisticated and youthful, "sex-bomb" glamour to the runways at the Hervé Léger Fall 2008 Collection.


Edwards created a simple sillouette using the haute couture fashion inspired luxury styling line, L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert.

First, dry hair was prepped with Mousse Volupté and Densité to provide a great styling base and add volume. Next, each model's hair was blown out and the entire back section of the hair was saturated with Infinium #2 (regular hold working spray) hairspray to give a strong but workable foundation. Each section of the hair was back-brushed to achieve exceptional texture and then flat-ironed to set the texture. Infinium #4 (extreme hold finishing spray) hairspray was then sprayed on the top/front of the head and the top brushed flat and tight against the head, with a slightly off-centered part.

The final look reflected the theme of the Hérve Léger Collection - powerful, modern feminity.