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NAUTICA MEN'S FALL 2011 COLLECTION

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lincoln Center

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

No surprises here---a packed presentation full of well made, separates--- with all-American polish ...

---on clean cut guys with the confident ease being the coolest dudes in the room.


The assorted models, posed on docks---were clearly the best dressed...
























The Run-Of-Show stated the inspiration:

"...the Maritime Heritage of the Sleeping Bear Dunes region of Lake Michigan, part of America's Great Lakes region. From the deep blue waters that wash up against high, neutral sand dunes, to the pops of safety orange that honor our Coast Guard."

Staged in color groups we began at the back....the navy/black/charcoal section.




Really, what's not to like...functional fashion at work...in a slim youthful version of what we call an American cut---























---not the skinny hipster Euro profile that dominate some men's collections but fit no one well over a certain age ---thirty or so.

HERE:

Wearable blazers, wool su…

OUIDAD CURLS/STILA MAKE-UP ON THE CATWALK FOR REBECCA MINKOFF FALL 2011

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Theater Lincoln Center


Words/Backstage Images Judith Ecochard


Hair



A "hot night" or "the morning after" hair...think bouncy, loose beautiful curls for long or short tresses...fluffy with lots of texture---or "urban gypsy."




































...were just some of the tossed out words from the original Queen of Curls---Ouidad.



A season-less look, begins with dry hair was sprayed (foamed) using PlayCurl Volumizing Foam--- and then soothed/smoothed with Climate Control


Fingers running through hair to lightly loosen the barrel iron curled hair...into siren worthy sophisticated waves---an easy four step process. 


A look we were told would take maybe five to fifteen minutes "TOPS.".


INFO: OUIDAD




MAKE-UP: 


Sarah Lucero the Stila Pro Artist for Beauty.com had the gals looking fresh and 60's sexy with strong dark eyes (Chinois, Espresso), with Stingray smudged stick eye liner....and Kajal eye liner in Topaz for pop---topped with Glamoureye mascara.



ELLINGTON CARRY-ALLS Fall 2011

Outdoor Retailer, SLC

Totes, organizers, satchels--- all needed  as every gal has stuff to haul around.

We noticed a cross-over trend for a few years now---from traditional outdoor labels  aspiring to attract the urban markets---that only makes sense. Quality is quality.

Ellington, a haul it all collection from Oregon that we have reviewed prior...at Outdoor Retailer. But is also a collection that shows at more fashion-y accessories trade shows here in the Big Apple too.

As its affordable and stylish bags easily fit many lifestyles.

New for Fall 2011 is the versatile, durable nylon cross-body Weekender belonging to the lightweight Ameilia collection...in new colors like eggplant, navy blue and olive.


We like the functional slot to attach to  luggage upright handles...smart.



















The Annie Convertible backpack/tote ($54) is a quilted sporty/ grown-up take on a choice design with a handy organizer panel beneath the front flap.





















Hobos are classics at this point---




...and the Sadie has just the…