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BACKSTAGE BEAUTY @ ELIE TAHARI Spring 2012 NAILS, HAIR MAKE-UP

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lincoln Center - New York

THE STAGE

words/images Judith Ecochard

Nails- Patty Yankee for Dashing Diva
Hair-1976
Make-Up- Romy Soleimani for MAC-"Healthy 70's Golden Sunset"


ELIE TAHARI is known for his chic, trend on urban friendly clothes that are for gals wanting a pulled together sophisticated look...for work, and evenings out in particular.

And so--- the backstage beauty for his Spring 2012 reflected the no-fuss/posh/polished with some sparkle- that played up the neutrals---and included for the eyes-a new deliciously golden hue that seems to work just fine on the variety of skin tones==== of the very nice cast of models ---from various ethnic backgrounds.













Patty Yankee led the Dashing Diva team---with nails- a flattering almond shape ---because it "elongates the nail."

With over a 150 colors, and the so cool-metallic full cover "Design Nails On the Go," (our college age nieces are "so obsessed")--- Dashing Diva …

CANADA GOOSE CAPSULE COLLECTION Spring 2012

Outdoor Retailer SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Canada Goose -a high-end outerwear brand ---with its premium Hutterite goose down insulation ---used to insulate technical apparel---is sold in ski shops and top retail stores too.

Well-dressed customers who avoid any geographic location with an incline- appreciate the quality and stylishness of even the super warm Artic expedition-worthy collection.

Interesting-the new Spring 2012 limited edition collection of understated and exclusive pieces to layer or wear on their own...in two shades of black or white. The two tones that mix ands match with everything.










AN  insulating  versatile collection ...that we think-will sell really well as it lends itself to lifestyle consumers and their wardrobes---and not just those who are powder hounds/bound- no matter the calendar.



Stylish additions to the Canada Goose line-up include seven pieces here---men's and women's Beaconsfield ultra-lightweight shirts, Richmond Hoodies, Grandby Down Vests…

ECCO SPRING/SUMMER 2012 SPORT COLLECTION

OUTDOOR RETAILER, SLC









words/tradeshow images Judith Ecochard

Danish brand ECCO developed its natural motion advocating kickers- BIOM running shoes--- for casual joggers to the serious athletes- based on a lot of bio-mechanical studies involving 2500 foot scans ---

Eye-catching- they are particularly recognizable because of the unique component lightweight PU one piece soles..that offer a layer of protection over pure racing flats.






















For Spring 2012-there are new color updates...and shoes made for multiple surfaces---including a line of super lightweight trail runners---that offer a lot of traction on a Biom platform...with variations in caging and heel height.







































ECCO developed these new kickers with an added thickness layer in the heel for rougher surfaces...and a larger cage in the front-for added stability on uneven surfaces that require less side to side motion-bumped out for the trail.

What we liked was the super light weight---and with the BIOM LITE 1.3 ZIP---an amazing fit that stimu…