I am back from my amazing trip!
Still can’t believe it all happened, kinda seems like a dream at this point.
Here’s my recap by way of a top ten list. My favorites.
1. J. Mendel Show & backstage
It was so surreal being backstage with all of the models, makeup artists and stylists.
I was lucky enough to watch the incredible celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman at work.
She said that gloss was coming back in a big way, which is so refreshing after a few years of matte. I’m really excited. I kinda missed the stuff. (of course, I never stopped wearing it but I missed seeing it around the elites)
She also complimented MY makeup. Seriously, I’m telling the truth. I could barely fit my big head out of the building after that.
I tried to get photos of the actual runway but the lighting was all wrong and I couldn’t get it to work!
2. My Express Shopping Spree
$500 gift card to Express. Need I say more? This lovely jacket was my FIRST purchase.
And I was VERY sad.
So we went back the very next night.
I know, I know. It’s New York, you’re supposed to try something new every meal…
But we couldn’t get it off our minds!
4. Allure’s “Best Of Beauty” Party
I met so many amazing humans and had such a good time at this party. (thanks in large part to all of the sweet girls in the beauty department who hung out with me)
It was so funny, I hardly every get nervous but I felt like I could barely piece together a coherent sentence half the time from my nerves.
Here I am with Sonia Kashuk, the view from the party, and some of the winners of the “Best Of Beauty” awards.
5. My shoes.
When I found these shoes I had already picked a dress to wear to the party that wouldn’t go with them so I had to rethink everything. I needed the shoes. I started over and found another dress instead.
I was trying for probably 20 minutes to explain to Nick how incredible the shoes were saying things like:
“I know they’re are sparkly so you are just thinking, hey girls like sparkles, but it’s more than that. They are crystal sparkles. These are the sparkles dreams are made of.”
He seemed to think they were nice but was totally not grasping the gravity of it.
But when my sister Randi came over and gently cradled the shoes in her hands with wide eyes, the first thing she said knowingly was:
“Ahhh. Rich sparkles. Perfection.”
Which is why I love her.
Feast your eyes on these bad boys:
Shoes: Steve Madden | Dress: BCBG Outlet
My feet hurt just looking at them but I must say, for a heel that high, they weren’t so bad.
6. The Mag & Gift Bag
Not only was this gigantic suitcase packed FULL of beauty products, it also had a copy of the October Issue of Allure. I was SO happy. Catherine O’Neil did a beautiful job writing the article, it couldn’t have been more perfect. It hits newsstands on September 17th so be sure to get one so we can all pretend I’m famous together!
(also notice how at the end of the night, my metallic Stila shadow (in Vintage Black Gold) had yet to crease!)
7. Shake Shack.
Best burger I’ve ever had. The fries were delicious as well and we finished it off with a salted caramel cone that was the perfect mix of sweet and salty that makes you think you could eat an entire tub of it.
Totally lazy chic, right?
10. Having this to come home to:
I’ll share some of the beauty tips I got backstage and new products I tried asap!