Saturday, March 3, 2012

RACHEL ZOE + ZOYA NAILS BACKSTAGE NYFW



words/images Judith Ecochard

EMPIRE HOTEL, NYC

Across the street from Lincoln Center...stylist/designer Rachel Zoe staged her runway show for F/W 2012...to a packed house.


(For Rachel Zoe----the sheer Amminah -a creamy pink beige-with pearly overtones...and Avery-full coverage neutral "blond beige" from the pale opaque category)


We had a few minutes backstage, prior to the show to chat with the Zoya nail team -including Rachel Isa, the leading light behind Zoya's colors.



Isa clued us in on her background-20 yeas in cosmetics -and a minor in chemistry-as we marveled at what an exacting science it is to design colors for different densities of nail polish.
more pale creamy shades perfect for Spring 2012 from the Feel Collection Colors

glittery piece=Zoya Fleck Effect Spring 2012




















It should be noted, Zoya nail polish is incredibly long lasting-we wear it all the time and unlike some other brands that peel off in a day...we only need to touch up the tips here and there. PLUS: Zoya nail polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalates) and camphor...a reason that Rachel Zoe herself is such a big fan.

INFO: www.zoya.com
Youtube: http://youtu.be/HEh-5XNx0l0

WHAT ELSE: make-up by Maybelline-











Keratase products-backstage for the hair...flowing long locks-just like the designer