Friday, September 30, 2011


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lincoln Center - New York


words/images Judith Ecochard

Nails- Patty Yankee for Dashing Diva
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.

Flesh tone polish was topped off with clear and irridescent glitter

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 nail polishes match up with any skin tone or mood with its patented formula that is highly chip-resistant...and its eponymous salons are all around the world.

In contrast 1976-which got its moniker:
1 Location
9 Station
7 Staff
$6(000) start-up funding...and was making its NYFW debut.
Shiny smooth low pony tails -few loose side pieces for softness

We're sure the long tresses of the models appreciated the green lean of the ingredients in these hair goodies---including the Amazon Therapy Oil---just a few drops needed...smooths and nourishes dried out ends.

MAC Cosmetics had all the cat-walkers glowing-

Romy Soleimani for MAC-"Healthy 70's Golden Sunset"

No doubt, all the models looked amazinfg without make-up---they're models after all---but we loved the subtle, healthy sheen emanating from clear skin left fairly alone---

Goldmine Eyeshadow does double duty as eye shadow and as soft blush

Goldmine Eyeshadow being softly applied as blush


Other skincare favs always find their way onto make-up tables no matter the sponsoring brand---here La Roche - Posay Thermal Water spray, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Creme Skin Protection  and Jurlique cleansers and mists...

The food devoured----it was dinner time.



1976 Haircare

M.A.C. Cosmetics