Alice + Olivia Presentation SS12
A lot of color and patterns in this collection, making it feel youthful, bright and fun. My two favorite pieces were the gold embellished tee and the long gold v-neck sequined dress. I also loved the beaded tank dress, but hot pink is not my color. Some girls can pull it off, but I definitely cannot. I bet it would look killer in black!
I loved the variety in hairstyles amongst the girls and it was great to see some bright, colorful eye makeup. The makeup look was created by Sarah Lucero and Viviana Martin for Stila. I love this metallic teal shadow.
The Joy Cioci Red Lip
1. Line the lips with NARS lip pencil in Jungle Red
2. Fill in the lips with NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Red Square
3. Apply NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heatwave over the lined and filled lips.
The lead makeup artist for the Joy Cioci show was Uzo for NARS
Welcome to Food & Fashion, a project where I, along with my good friend and fellow food lover Aziz Ansari, hit up five of our favorite restaurants in NYC and dressed for the occasion. Today’s post is about our trip to Momofuku Noodle Bar. Appropriately, we both devoured a ton of ramen in clothes we purchased on respective trips to Japan. Read below for a full recap of our delicious meal and a breakdown of our looks. Photos by Noah Kalina.
171 1st. Ave. New York, New York 10003
At this point, we all know and love the Momofuku restaurants, but it’s still great to go back and see what new tricks they have up their sleeves. I currently dig the Noodle Bar lunch menu mainly because of these super amazing beef brisket buns. I’d never had these shiitake buns but they were dope too.
beef brisket buns
By the way- just because I like whiskey cocktails so much - you must go to Ssam Bar and have the Penicillin there. They really kill it. One of those and a mackerel sandwich? That’s a fine meal. Also, I hear amazing things about the new duck dinner.
In honor of Momofuku’s delicious ramen, Anna asked me to wear something from Japan. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have went to Tokyo over the last two Christmas holidays. Its my favorite city to be in along with NYC. I love the food, the cocktails, and particularly the clothes. Why? Because not only are the suits and clothes just super sharp, but Japanese clothes are actually made with small framed men such as myself in mind. None of this, “Well sir… maybe you could try an XL in boys?” talk in Japan.
On both trips, I spent an insane amount of time shopping at Isetan for Men, which is a very famous, super amazing department store in Tokyo (there is also a killer food court in the basement floor too). Trying on suits at Isetan is the most fun shopping experience ever. One, the suits are really great and even lil’ Aziz can wear it off the rack, and two, its hilarious having super nice Japanese people help you find the perfect suit even though they don’t speak any English at all. I fell in love with one lady that helped me in 2010. I don’t know her name, never understood a word she said, and I don’t know how the relationship would ever work long distance with her being in Tokyo, but I’d like to think we’ll end up together one day.
This suit I’m wearing is from Isetan’s line, Creator’s Cut. At Isetan they always give you the option of getting your name monogrammed inside the jacket. I got A. Ansari in mine, but I kind of wished I put in something else like J. Statham just to make people wonder if I stole my suit from Jason Statham and then got it tailored to fit me. Next time!
momofuku ramen - pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg
Momofuku is known for being a hard place for vegetarians to eat, but when we got there the chef had prepared a shiitake bun with no meat for me! Major brownie points for that move. The ginger scallion noodles reminded me of my trip to Japan three summers ago and I have to agree with Aziz, it is pretty much the coolest city ever. The food was great, but the shopping was OUT OF CONTROL!! I went crazy. Everything fit me. Nothing was weird shaped or boxy. It was a dream come true. I spent most of my money in the Harajuku district buying Little Bo Peep CosPlay outifts. Wait, no I didn’t, but I did buy that amazing dress from the photo at a store called Yellow 96. That dress might be the best purchase I ever made. I wear it all the time and I always get compliments on it. The people of Japan are so incredibly warm and I felt really cool when the sales girls gave me little gifts every time I visited the store. Yeah, I went multiple times in 10 days, but that is of no concern to you.
AA is wearing:
Suit - Isetan for Men, Creator’s Cut
Shirt - APC
Tie - Paul Smith
Shoes - Esquivel
AM is wearing:
Dress: I have no clue, the tag is in Japanese.
Shoes: Steve Madden
Eyeliner: MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line
Eyeshadow: MAC in Lime
Brows: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Pencil in Taupe
Concealer: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer
Eye lashes: Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara and Mattesse Individual False Lashes
Lips: NARS in Shanghai Express
Thank you to Momofuku for filling us with ramen and buns.
The NARS makeup team for Honor was lead by James Boehmer. His inspiration for the look among Tiggy and Penelope Tree was dolls. But not delicate dolls that sit on a shelf, he specified. This look is the doll you love, the one you play with, the one that’s a little worn and rough around the edges.
skin: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
eye liner: NARS Black Moon pencil liner, NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte
eye shadow: NARS Blush in Doucuer (used as eyeshadow), NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Santa Monica Boulevard (used as shadow)
lips: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Valprasio used as a stain
First, the skin was prepped with Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. Next the lashes were drawn onto the lower lash line using Black Moon. A bit of loose power was dusted over the lashes followed by 12 to 15 coast of mascara to give the eyes a clumpy, doll-like effect. Next Doucer blush was used a a shadow on the crease and Santa Monica Boulevard liner was smudged onto the center of the lids using the finger. Rue Bonaparte eyeliner was applied to the inner rim of the lower lid and Valprasio was applied with the finger as a stain to the lips.
runway photos from WWD.com
Monique Lhuillier SS12
The lead makeup artist for the Monique Lhuillier show was Jal Garland for MAC. Her look was inspired by the urban, fast-paced, sporty woman. When I spoke with her, Garland highlighted that this allusion of quick, forward motion would be represented in the eyes. Aerodynamic swooshed black and blue liner dramatically stretches toward the hairline as if it’s being pulled back by speed itself.
Face and Body foundation was applied over well moisturized skin and slightly contour was given under the cheekbone using Sand Brown and Malaysia Contour Creme.
For the eyes, Pro Black Creme Liner was applied in a very straight line. A think line of Marine Ultra Chromacake was applied hugging the black liner and then returning in a straight line through the crease.
The lips were left natural, with a bit of lip balm.
Garland gave this tip: Apply all detail makeup first, i.e. the eyes, and then go back and perfect the skin after. That way if you need to touch up any small mistakes on the detail areas you don’t effect the foundation in the process.