Shockingly, it’s a real poloroid. Selfie art at it’s postmodern conception.
From regal to glam… onto sultry and fab… followed by modern, edgy and arty ~ there is a new beauty look for every face and every occasion. Click through and pick your favorites from this season’s Fashion Week. Unfortunately application instructions not included (I wish!) Turn to Hannah Bronfman’s brilliant new beauty app BEAUTIFIED for last-minute appointments at carefully hand-picked salons and spas or Lauren Remington Platt’s VENSETTE for genius luxury at-home service and pick up some tips from the pros.
My new Brahmin handbag arrived yesterday! Seasonal updates are on my mind and these brilliant, textured accessory additions are perfect for livening up heavier fall dressing. With a full calendar and cold weather about to roll in, handbags are a girl’s best friend. www.brahmin.com
Photos by Shiran Nicholson www.shirannicholson.com
The individualist is duty bound to original creative expression. Every pursuit, including one’s styling, is a boundary-pushing challenge. Born with a unique point of view, weathering criticism becomes second nature to the sensitive souls who aim to tickle our emotions while stirring the pot. Unexpected shapes, bizarro combinations, amped up accessorizing, and questionable fabrication all while the beauty is functioning as a canvas…. are the tools used to meet originality. Lovers of contemporary art and surrealism, expect hand painting (Holly Fowler), dramatic styling (Thom Browne), vivid color (Opening Ceremony|Creatures of The Wind) and loud gestures (Libertine|Givenchy) among new and untested theories.
New Yorkers like to hit the ground running. Designers Proenza Schouler, Juan Carlos Obando, Parsonsmfa, Jihye Nam, Jia Hua, Abigail Lewis, Melitta Baumeister, Anna Mercedes Stephenson, Yaser Shaw, and Jody Candrian picked up on the trend and women rejoiced. Not since the 60′s has free ‘n easy been this….easy. The grounded looks shown here remind me of early movements based on simplicity and nature, wellbeing, craftsmanship and interior design.
New York’s fashion elite moves in the fast lane. Racy color, sharp lines, no-nonsense and good-humored, women on the fast track send a clear message — leader of the pack. Wearing Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, newcomer Rosie Assouline, sports gear star Lucas Hugh to stay in shape (a must!) plus accessories by Lee Savage and Edie Parker, I give you a taste of how it looks to be on top.
The nineties in New York were cool. Girls wore sexy slip dresses, matt red lips and heavy shoes with a cultivated air of independence. The Cult was on frequent rotation and menswear touches kept it real on the street. We wore a lot of black, being a reincarnation of the beatniks mixed with a hedonistic attitude not seen since the twenties. Street artist Futura 2000 was reigning king and the new-born style mecca Barneys New York was a post modern dream for budding fashion stars like me. Brave New Yorkers Wes Gordon, Marc Jacobs, Milly, Alexander Wang, Philip Lim and Jason Wu bring it back home.