Since the past two weeks have had so much going on, it’s been difficult for me to keep up with it all, and I’ve been the one experiencing it! Not that I’m complaining though, because I’ve truly had some incredible experiences. I thought I’d share some of my most memorable experiences from fashion week and even a bit afterward, that run the gamut from the shows to the exclusive access to lounges and designers. Come along with me on this special, post-New York Fashion Week flash edition!
Dove encouraged an overnight stay at the ultra-hip and luxurious The Quin Hotel on the eve of fashion week so that I could wake up and shower with one of their new body washes; how cool is that? Of the options in my hotel room, I selected the new Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, which you may have heard about as part of the “One Shower Challenge” Dove was recently advertising. As the new body washes are both mild and hydrating, the brand promises that your skin will feel softer and smoother after only one shower! My skin certainly felt awesome, but I’m of course biased; I love everything Dove does! The new Dove body washes with NutriumMoisture retail for $4.49-$6.99, depending on the size and kind, at food, drug, and mass retailers beginning this month.
It’s cool enough that I get to pop backstage with TRESemmé at New York Fashion Week so that I can see their lead stylists work their magic, but I also got to have brunch with the team, with stylist Jeanie Syfu breaking down some of the looks created during the week, emphasizing some of the trends and how to make them work for you (braids, mixed textures), alongside what products to use. This is one of my favorite way to cap off fashion week! I also had the talented stylists at the TRESemmé lounge dry style my hair twice, which was a thrill each time, as I barely had time to wash my hair each day, let alone create a ‘do.
NARS’ 20th Anniversary Party was such a star-studdd affair that every time I would start to shimmy my way toward the exit, another fabulous celebrity would enter, delaying my departure even further! Co-hosted by the man of the hour, Francois Nars, alongside Linda Evangelista and Simon Doonan, the party not only kicked off fashion week properly but also celebrated an enduring brand that is beloved around the world and never ceases to amaze with its collaborations and formulations. Lately, I’ve been rotating between Lana and Grace from the new Audacious Lipstick Collection, with the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS nail polish in Gold Viper on my claws.
It wouldn’t be a normal fashion week without paying a visit to my friends at the Style Coalition NYFW Influencer Lounge this season with TotallyHer and Burt’s Bees. I indulged in some nail art, lip crayons, and a massage in between my running around, and bumped into a few friends while there!