Wednesday, March 11, 2009


West 18th Street, February 15th, 2009

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

UNITED BAMBOO's designing duo,Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki’s autumnal outing was a polished twenty-eight ensemble parade of sophisticated clothes.

We vaguely remember some of the earlier collections that were clearly inspired by architectural elements.

This time out we were thinking chic Parisian jeune filles with lovely “Rita Ackerman” printed dresses, slim long and hip length knit cardigans with the sleeves pushed up just so, cocoon-like overcoats, tweed trousers, jumpers and skirts, feminine silk blouses, anklets and peep toe heels…and beret headwear by Patricia Underwood.

The overall effect is feminine well-tailored separates that grown-up gals on this side of the Pond will appreciate.

BACKSTAGE: Shiseido’s Dick Page made the pretty models perfect with sexy eyes, a soft pink lip and defined eyebrows---that worked with the models natural colors.

We loved the bedroom peepers via Shiseido’s Makeup Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Kombu, black eye pencil and mascara---- and a moisturizing Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Almond Pink that worked on a lot of different skin tones.