Monday, March 12, 2012


Mona Kowalska and Haidee Findlay-Levin,Stylist

words/images Judith Ecochard

Chelsea Piers, NYC

nervous? no other beating heart entity was backstage

Designer À Detacher Mona Kowlska, seemingly serene backstage prior to her RTW shows...fashions clothes for the smart gals...who appreciate well made separates.

For this season- a curated palette in black/white neutrals, feminine Japanese cherry blossom prints, and a few bolts of neon pink, bold red and orange...dominated.

Once again, the Shiseido team, straight from Japan-as in only one make-up artist we spoke with owned a few words of English-and our Japanese vocabulary is about 20 words...accompanied with lots of bowing....

...did the hair and make-up.

no clutter

Our interpretation, given the cocoon-kimono shapes of much of the apparel we saw---was of the samurai/sumo wrestlers-with a top knot/looped hair and dramatic eyes with fanned out false lashes and fuchsia pink eye shadow-an interpretation of what is on some of the women portrayed on those glorious antique Japanese woodblock prints...

moisturizer-Shiseido, The Skincare Multi-Energizing Cream

Models' were some of the first gals to experience the new Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation-set to launch in the Fall 2012.

sweet peter pan collar...shaped white blouse.