words/images Judith Ecochard
Across the street from the Lincoln Center fashion tents...the Empire Hotel was celebrating its good fortune...as in real estate...location-location-location. Spill-over presentations, heavy bar scenes...probably makes their year!
Up top, the DAILY SUITES hosted several different brands that had media types clamoring for free manis by Essie...and mini-facials and make-up, courtesy of former fab model herself, Cindy Crawford...now an entrepreneur who we see rule the infomercial airways.
Here, was a meaningful Fashion Week launch of her Meaningful Beauty® line...a seven product collection of anti-aging beauty goodies, crafted in conjunction with French Doctor to the stars, Dr. Jean-Frnacois Sebaugh
|Attendees could tweet a beauty suggestion...ours was have your make-up done by a pro...Maria Maio, a make-up artist/eyebrow specialist in particular|
The packaging is very nice...and we def looked better after our make-over than before.
Downstairs, a store front was magically transformed into the amNEWYORK Style Lounge...stocked with yummy treats and importantly, coffee(!) hospitably hosted by the Queens based R Cano Events company. Fashion Week was probably a relief for these guys-as these two were part of the insta-army team -who-we were told- numbered 300 people in all--- hauled up- to serve up Chelsea Clinton's wedding-including the dinner feast and after party eats. No sleep----either.
|Always with a smiles on---this nyc based catering company can handle the pressure, deliciously. Plus-these guys are booked for the WOrld Cup in Brazil. We are jealous.|
Also we had a lovely chat with out pal Ricardo Rojas, an Argentine native with a posh Madison Ave salon who was London bound- to turn up the drama on BAFTA bound tresses. We intro'ed his vanity worthy brush set last season---
|Redken pumped up the volume...|
Back across the street-we ran through the suite hosting the LIA SOPHIA brand- an affordable-stylish jewelry line-that's- what-we gathered-sold in a marketing plan similar to Tupperware...hostesses and guests at home parties...
|easy on stretch bracelets|
|Technicolor Cut Crystal Stretch Bracelets $98 each|
|Silver and Bold-cut crystals Dynasty and Nouvelle Cuff Bracelet ($128-$120)|
|Dynasty Cut Crystal Necklace $142|