Supermodel Romee Strijd with HVRMNNSN during New York Fashion Week

Supermodel Romee Strijd with HVRMNNSN during New York Fashion Week – and she wasn’t the only one!

Sustainable fashion statement

Both bags demonstrate Scandinavian design, oversized dimensions and what HVRMNNSN describes as a “sustainable fashion statement”, as the tote bags are hand sewn at a 140-year-old family-run tannery in Sweden, with organic, traceable, vegetable tanned leather.

  • HVRMNNSN tote bags are sold exclusively on
  • They cost 1,590 EUR/1,895 USD (Icon) & 1,390 EUR/1,665 USD (Pure) + VAT/taxes at the local rate. Worldwide shipping is included.

Get The Look: Prabal Gurung SS18 Runway Show

NYFW “Get the Look” hair tips from Anthony Turner for Hot Tools and Wella at Prabal Gurung.


  • Start by drying the hair straight down towards the face and back using the using the Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools SuperLite Turbo Ionic Dryer and Hot Tools Rainbow Collection Paddle Brush.
  • Once it’s all dried, wrap strands around the Hot Tools 1 ¼” Marcel Curling Iron in different directions for natural, loose waves.
  • Next, start sectioning the hair from the bottom and spritz the hair with water. Then slick the hair down with the WELLA Professional EIMI Sculpt Force. Repeat until you reach the top of the head.
  • Slick back hair starting from the hair line all the way back using the Hot Tools Comb.
  • To get that dewy yet polished look, spray the WELLA Professional EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray into dry hair for added texture.
  • Top it off with WELLA Professional EIMI Glam Mist Shine Mist for ultimate shine and polished look.



For her tenth collection, Spring/Summer 2018, designer Sandy Liang continues to approach her brand’s downtown roots with new, playful interpretations of nostalgic narrative, and elevated experimentation with shirting and all-year transitional outerwear. Liang also introduces color-blocked oversize knit polos, floaty eyelet and lace paired with her hallmark statement leather jackets and neck-cozying shearling. Piece by piece and collection by collection, Liang builds strong through lines in her clothes that reveal a consistent understanding of her girl, as well as the riffs and subversions that make her girl reminisce and smirk.

The SS18 collection plays with tensions in material and embellishment: The Bayside Fleece updates the classic layer-able outerwear with an elegant, luxury jacquard pocket, while dress cuts in the collection reference both strappy garter belts and updated school uniforms. Denim in the collection is embellished with clustered Swarovski crystals, as well as metal loops that originated as nipple jewelry offering a clever nod to punk aesthetics. Work and play combine artfully in the Corbin Belt, which is part garter, part hardware tool belt.

Tailoring is central to the collection: exciting shirting has gaps with girly peeks of skin, a leather apron is closely fitted as a kind of spare outerwear designed with a kangaroo pocket. The Wells Denim Jacket is artfully designed to hang via a long halter from the shoulders, achieving a kind of enviable forever-slouch.

Kira Shipway

Liang’s subtly wry references are woven through the collection with inventive humor. For Spring, she customized the Lit Print, which features polka dots mixed with tiny rainbow lighters. Gel-filled floral decals grace the bib of lace dresses, a touchable element balanced by the movement of ruffles and black sheer ribbons. Oversize denim is designed with deep pockets marked with a subtle “xx”– referring to the way so many women sign off their e-mails.

Bye girl xx

Kira Shipway

Tracy Reese NYFW SS18: Get The Understated Blowout With Cantu

Yesterday, Cantu took the NYFW stage again at Tracy Reese’s SS’18 presentation. The show was inspired by the message that ‘Every Woman has a Story’ and featured a mix of models alongside real women.

During the presentation, each woman shared what made them unique, what they believed in, or what inspired them – all in their native tongue.

The beauty look embraced individuality enhancing each woman’s multifaceted personality.

Hair How To: Understated Blowout

Inspiration: Embracing the texture of each woman, we wanted to create a simple yet wearable style that allowed the fashion to be the main focal point.

Hairstylist: Bok-Hee for Cantu

  • Step 1: Start by spraying roots and lengths of hair with Cantu Refresh Dry Co-Wash for a clean, conditioned base.
  • Step 2: Next, spray hair with Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protectant and blow hair out smooth using a round brush.
  • Step 3: Once hair is smoothed out, use a 1 ½ inch curing iron to create subtle curls at the lengths. When finished, loosen up the curls with your fingers for a more subtle wave.
  • Step 4: Lastly, mold hairline around the part and face using Cantu Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel to stand up slightly.

NYFW Essentials for Flawless Skin To Complete Runway Looks

Let skincare take center stage on the New York Fashion Week catwalk this year. It comes with model territory to take great care of their skin, in order to provide a flawless canvas to complete the runway looks.

Featured Photo from ElleUK

With beauty essentials from Aveeno®, Clean & Clear®, Neutrogena®, Lubriderm® and RoC® Skincare, you can walk among the models this season with skin that rivals theirs.



Get healthy-looking skin to help show off your runway look. Nourish skin from head to toe with Lubriderm® Daily Moisture Lotion that will absorb in seconds and moisturize for 24 hours. Apply once a day for soft and smooth skin all week long. 


Achieve a runway-ready glow and prepare your skin for flawless makeup application with Aveeno® Positively Radiant® 60 Second In-Shower Facial and Overnight Hydrating Facial. Bonus: both products deliver a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home so you can wind down with a #MomentForMe after a hectic day at NYFW.




Fake a full night’s rest with RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion® Eye Cream that will visibly reduce the signs of aging around the eye area including wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness.



Make lips look instantly beautiful, plump and soft with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Treatment. It instantly infuses lips with intense conditioning and helps to lock in hydration for improved texture.



Instantly soak up excess oil in between NYFW shows with Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets. These handy sheets remove shine from your face, without smudging makeup or leaving behind powder.


At the end of the day, rid your skin of all the chaos from NYFW with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These wipes effectively dissolve 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup (even waterproof mascara) for clean, fresh looking skin in just one simple step.

Olivia Culpo Spotted Wearing Nude Icon Bag from HVRMNNSN

It Girl, actress and model Olivia Culpo was spotted wearing the new It Bag “Nude Icon” from Scandinavian brand HVRMNNSN in New York yesterday.

Clean lines, Nordic simplicity and hand sewn quality makes it a modern expression of Scandinavian design. It’s also a sustainable fashion statement: The HVRMNNSN tote bag is sewn on a family-run tannery in Sweden using organic quality leather from the local area. The tannery, Tärnsjö Garveri, is a sought after premium supplier with 140 years of experience and has worked for both Louis Vuitton and Hermès.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Olivia Culpo is seen in the West Village on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)


The HVRMNNSN leather is controlled and certified as 100 % organic. The HVRMNNSN leather is also tested and certified to be free from harmful substances. The focus on the environment is weighted by the fact that all the selected leathers are bi-products of the local meat industry.

  • HVRMNNSN tote bag is sold exclusively on It costs 1,590 EURO/1,895 USD  + VAT/taxes at the local rate. Shipping is included.

How To Glow During NYFW: Dr. Maryam Zamani

With NYFW kicking off this week, that means hectic schedules, runway shows, after parties and a jam-packed social schedule all while wanting to look our very best! Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Maryam Zamani, would love to share her guidelines (below) on how you can glow in the midst of the madness.

Featured Photo from Instagram

  • Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate and remove any dead skin that accumulates, particularly in colder temperatures and heating. I recommend a Natural Konjac Sponge to help slough off the dead unwanted skin and allow beautiful new skin to glow through.
  • Maintain Hydration: Hydration helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, boosts hydration and makes skin glow. Look for a moisturizer with sun protection, brighteners (like Vitamin C), and skin plumpers.
  • Focus below the neck: never forget the décolletage especially in the season of the little black dress. Use a daily body scrub every morning. Swap your regular body lotion with one with lactic acid to help dissolve rough patches without irritating the skin.
  • Get a nutritional facelift: Make sure your diet is filled with Omega 3, 6 and 9 to help combat inflammation and maintain the health of the skin and hair. Fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidant help rid your body of free radicals that make your skin look older
  • Avoid salty foods for at least two to three days prior to a party to prevent puffy eyes.
  • Increase your water intake to keep yourself hydrated and counter the effects of alcohol and caffeine.
  • Do not get a facial or peel the day of a party; this should be done one week before an event to avoid redness and irritation.

NYFW and Nordstrom Beauty Trend Events

In the spirit of NYFW, I’m excited to announce that this month, Nordstrom Beauty Trend Events are back!
If you’re not familiar, Nordstrom goes backstage every New York Fashion Week to bring the hottest trends from the runway to the consumer. For the Fall 2017 season (as previewed in February), they’ve identified the beauty trends as Bold BerriesDecadent Browns and Flawless Skin (see below for the trend images).
Now through December, you can visit the leading beauty retailer and receive one-on-one time with renowned beauty experts (previous special guests have included Jen AtkinCharlotte Tilbury, etc.) who will teach you how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks with products specific to you. Plus, you’ll get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last)!
To find a Nordstrom location near you and it’s upcoming Beauty Trend Week/Show dates, please follow this link:
*Note, Beauty Trend Week dates vary per location and run from Sunday to Saturday. Only some locations have a Beauty Trend Show, which will always take place on Saturday morning.

Beauty Trends for 2017: Bold Blush

As we gear up to for an upcoming Fashion Week, one trend we can expect to see is bold blush. As seen on the red carpet by your favorite celebrities and on the runway of Kenzo’s spring show at last NYFW (which used INGLOT makeup) you can expect to see that this bold blush trend is here to stay in 2017. Get your blush brushes ready whether you are going for a heavier look or more subtle blend from cheek to temple, this trend will leave you looking as rosy as ever.

Below please find 3 different products from INGLOT to help you recreate this trend on your own.

INGLOT Face Blush– Classic face blush that adds healthy color to ones face. Rich formula allows smooth application and buildable color.

INGLOT AMC Cream Blush– Light and creamy formula with jojoba oil that provides a velvet finish on all skin types. Thanks to its creamy texture, this blush applies perfectly on any foundation.

INGLOT AMC Liquid Face Blush– A talc-free blush formula with treated pigments provides sheer yet intense color. Perfect for dry skin, the product is also longwearing. Creamy formula allows easy application and blending.