New York, NY February 20, 2015
The Fall/Winter 2015 Esé Azénabor collection is an unapologetic artistic demonstration of luxury, culture and appreciation for the arts. The collection is inspired by the kingship of Henry VIII, and the affluent monarchs of that era, featuring embroidered Jacquard, rich dark tones and brocade fabrications. “The first time I saw the painting of Henry VIII, I was attracted to the gorgeous details of his garments,” says Azénabor. “We thought to create a collection inspired by his era in a modernized women’s luxury ready-to-wear and couture collection”.
The Esé Azénabor Collection is available for purchase at the designer’s atelier and online at www.eseazenabor.com.
New York, NY February 14, 2015
Beyonce wears a full look from the HARBISON Spring / Summer 2015 Collection, including the Color Blocked Wool Overcoat, Jewel Embellished Navy Bustier & Pencil Skirt, and Fox Fur Clutch, while attending the Kanye x Adidas show at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, February 12. The designer, NYC-based Charles Harbison, will present his Fall / Winter 2015 Collection on Tuesday with Made Fashion Week at The Standard Highline.
HARBISON is an emerging luxury fashion brand founded upon designer Charles Elliott Harbison’s conviction that the market is ready for a fresh take on American sportswear. A North Carolina native, Charles began his career at Parsons the New School for Design in New York before landing positions as Associate Designer at Michael Kors, Senior Designer at Luca Luca, and, most recently, Womenswear Director at Billy Reid, where he oversaw a team of designers from concept to launch.
HARBISON officially launched in 2013 and has since garned significant support from the gloabl fashion community. The collection is designed and produced in New York City, and sold at acclaimed retailers including Ikram, Matches and Amazon Fashion.
New York, NY February 9, 2015
At the 57th Grammy Awards, Madonna rocked the stage in a chic, matador look that reflected the duality of her two personas, created by celebrity makeup artist Gina Brooke using exclusively Chantecaille products.
GINA’S INSPIRATION AND HOW TO:
“Madonna and I collaborated to create a look that reflects and enhances her new Rebel Heart album. The title represents the two facets of Madonna: the rebel, freedom fighter and her other side, the ultimate romantic who is “Living for Love,” (the title of her new single). The look is inspired by Madonna’s feeling that a person has many facets and can be more than one thing at a time.”
“Her performance and red carpet looks are reflected in a chic matador look. I wanted the makeup to capture and define the duality of her two personas, strong and sensual.
“For the ultimate eye accessory, I collaborated with an artisan jewelry designer to create a eyeshadow made of real crushed champagne diamonds. We were excited to finally have the opportunity to debut it during her Grammy’s performance tonight.”
I began by defining the brows using the dual ended Waterproof Brow Definer in Oak Brown. The triangle tip creates an effortless and precise application.
For eyeshadow, I used The Glacier Eye Shade Trio. I began by sweeping Iceberg (the lightest shade) across the center of Madonna’s lids as a base. I also added this shade to the inner corner to create the illusion of brighter, wider eyes.
In the crease, I mixed Polar Light and Arctic Dusk from The Glacier Eye Shade Trio. I topped it off with Patchouli Lasting Eye Shade to intensify the crease and create depth.
When applying makeup for a stage performance, I need to use products that are reliable. To accentuate and enhance Madonna’s eyes, I used 24H Waterproof Liner in Black, starting at the inner corner of the eye and working outwards towards the outer corner, elongating the line of the eye.
For a stage performance I always apply liquid eyeliner. I like Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid Liner in Black because it’s not only water resistant, but it intensifies the line under the strong stage lights.
For long beautiful lashes, I used one of my favorite mascara’s of all time, Faux Cils Mascara in Black.
- Rather than using shadow to accentuate the brow bone, I applied Brow Lift Èclat, which created a softer more subtle effect.
For luminous glowing skin, I applied Liquid Lumière in Sheen to the high points of Madonna’s face. I started at the arch of the brow, moving down to the center of the cheek and went down the bridge of the nose, applying in the direction of the hair for a smooth application.
To contour, I applied Cheek Crème in Shy right below the cheekbone and then added Cheek Crème in Playful to the apples of the cheeks for a pop of color.
To set the look, I used HD Perfecting Powder. I love this powder because it was specifically created for high definition cameras, leaving a flawless matte finish, ensuring long lasting wear.
H. To create a flawless natural complexion, I used Future Skin Foundation in Porcelain. It’s an oil-free formula and has a light reflective circular pigment that reduces the appearance of any imperfections.
For the red carpet, I used Lip Definer in Discreet and Hydra Chic in Arctic Rose.
To amp up the look for her performance, we switched to a red lip. I applied Lip Definer in Desire all over the lips to create a very matte finish.
To accentuate the upper lip, I applied Liquid Lumière in Sheen to the philtrum.
New York, NY February 6, 2015
Lingerie is one of those things that you either love spending money on or hate having to budget for. When it comes to buying and wearing lingerie, there are some certain rules that can make your life easier – and sexier.
For perfect lingerie, every time:
Always Get Properly Measured
Most lingerie shops will have a free fitting service, where an assistant can measure you up in the changing rooms. You could do it yourself at home, but you’re not always going to go the exact measurements if you do it this way. Best let a professional handle it, even if it does feel a little bit embarrassing. Most will measure you over your top if you ask, but you will need to take the bra you are wearing off.
By getting measured properly you can avoid any of those awkward situations, like back boobs (gross) or straps digging into your shoulders. Once you have been measured it will then become a breeze to pick the best lingerie for you. It will also stop underwear from digging in or causing any discomfort when you’re wearing it all day.
Pick Shapes That Flatter Your Body.
A Matching Set Is A Must.
Invest In Special Occasion Lingerie
It’s Okay To Have Some Cheap Underwear
New York, NY January 26, 2015
Sharon Stone wore a Rubin&Chapelle dress to the Producers Guild Of America Awards ceremony recently.
Sharon is wearing RUBIN&CHAPELLE’s ‘Arizona Dress’ in double layered silk gold sparkle and bronze.