• New York

    Backstage Beauty Maria Ke Fisherman SS15 @mariakefisher @TIGICreatives

    Inspiration: Maria Ke Fisherman’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by the “imperviousness of innocence and youth in the fractal city.” In the  densely populated city, where criminal gangs suppose the only order, one young girl is saved by the last firefighter. With this in mind, CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin developed a strong braided look which softens through the front, speaking perfectly to Maria Ke Fisherman’s impermeable girl.

    Overall Look: Strong, symmetric braids

    Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 11.34.19 AMHow-To:

    Create a one-inch section of hair at the center, starting at the hairline all the way to the nape (a sort of ‘mohawk’ section of hair). Secure side sections away, leaving center panel for braiding
    Braid center section of hair using a cornrow method from front to back and transitioning into a 3-strand technique when reaching the nape. Secure at the very end with an elastic and fold braid up onto itself; secure with pins
    Divide each side into two sections, spraying front section from hairline to just above the ear with CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray to create a lacquer effect and comb through to smooth flyaways and imperfections; fasten with a clear elastic into a ponytail in front of ear and then 3-strand braid till ends; secure with an elastic
    Divide remaining hair on either side, into two horizontal sections to create triangular segments of hair. Apply CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray and cornrow each of the four segments, starting at the hairline and eventually continuing into a 3-strand braid when reaching the part. Once braids are complete, fold them onto themselves to create your own version of a braid design pending the length of your hair; secure with pins
    Finish by spraying CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray
    Products Used:
    CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray 
    CATWALK® by TIGI® Camera Ready Shine Spray

    To go with this statement hairstyle a very graphic eyeliner so that you can see a bold line across the lid as the models walk the runway but yet a very light blush and soft pink lip for the touch of innocence. To really capture the adolescent look the makeup artist brushed the brow against the natural way to create an unpolished, unplucked look just like young girl’s eyebrows before they begin to shape them and pluck them as they grow older.

    As far as the collection goes…one word: pleather. Black and white Pleather covered everything from jackets, to tops to boots, to pants. A very futuristic feel with platform shoes to really top it all off.

  • New York

    Welcome to @TopShop Wonderland

    Topshop’s Edited space will become a glittering Winter Wonderland for Christmas 2012, under the direction and imagination of designer Emma Cook.

    A festive variety of clothing, stocking fillers, and Emma Cook’s own Christmas collection for Topshop will be on sale within a surreal setting true to Emma’s signature playful style. Vivid pink Christmas trees and pink pineapples covered in twinkling fairy lights offer an alternative to the traditional Christmas grotto, while the windows will be wrapped in surreal photo-montages of donkeys, guinea pigs and raccoons wearing crowns and surrounded by baubles and holly.

    Topshop items include faux fur stoles, beanie hats and ear muffs for keeping warm in the chilly nights, while glitter nail varnishes, shimmer dust posts and embellished collars are perfect for the party season. Ideal stocking fillers include key rings, illustration books from Rob Ryan and sleigh bells.

    Amongst these will sit Emma’s collection for Topshop made up of cute knits, dresses, decorations and quirky presents. Candy pink and mint green crew neck jumpers have a racoon or owl print across the front, mittens spread Christmas cheer with the words ‘jingle bells’ on them and a sweater, scarf and stockings are festooned with Santa’s reindeer names. A shiny scrunched foil wrapping and ribbon photo-real print appearrs on a make-up bag, notebook and a satin swing dress. Christmas gifts take the form of a fun rabbit shaped soap on a rope wearing a metallic crown and a duvet cover with a sleeping deer printed in the corner.

    To celebrate the opening of the Wonderland, from 5pm gift wrapping in Emma Cook Topshop printed paper and ribbon will be available to all shoppers, and bright pink candy floss will be given out and a specially selected festive playlist by Emma Cook will be played to ensure customers get into the Christmas spirit.

    ” I totally love Christmas and this is just the perfect project to be given. ” Emma Cook

    Prices: $6 -$240 USD
    Stores: Oxford Circus, New York and Topshop.com
    Opening launch dates: New York 6th December

    British born designer Emma graduated with an MA from Central Saint Martins before launching her own label in 2001. With an increasing global fanbase, her collections are stocked worldwide, including Net-a-Porter, Harvey Nichols and Opening Ceremony. She has been working with Topshop since 2006 and this is her eighth collection for the brand.

  • New York

    Opening Ceremony

    Opening Ceremony is a brand known for off the chain collaborations and must-have pieces that you see you style blogs regularly. I went to the store in Flatiron over the weekend and experienced that elixir from the coolhunter’s cup.  Here are some of the things I saw. But there is more, and I want them all.

    Jeremy Scott Shades

    A daschund pendant – Elly!

    Hamburger his/hers

    Perfect for showing your one night stands how considerate and swagged out you are

    If you are in NYC, make sure you go to Opening Ceremony