Catwalk Cut: The Best of Spring 2013 Fashion Week Friday 08 February, 2013


A look back at my best stolen moments from Spring 2013 Fashion Week as I head into Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week.

Tomorrow, I start the madness of Fall 2013 Fashion Week. And time has flown; oh, how it’s flown. Between launching a new consumer magazine (Nail It!, out this month!) and forecasting trends, it’s been a whirlwind. And now I’m going back into the eye of the storm.

I’ll be missing from the blog for the next week, but to tide you over, take a look at some of my favorite photos I snapped backstage last season.


The Marissa Webb presentation featured clothes I would wear—especially this neon lime shirt and shorts (yes; they’re shorts) combo with a blazer. I’m a blazer person.


The makeup look at Zero + Maria Cornejo was by Shiseido’s Dick Page. When interviewing him, he told me that he wanted to “keep it simple. It’s not to be pissy.” Then, he apologized for using the word “pissy.” I love him; he always comments positively on my makeup when he sees me, despite the fact that I’m always covered in three sheets of sweat backstage.


Smiling models: We need more of them! This gorgeous redhead took a moment to crack one for the camera at Kaelen.


The intricacy of this L’Oréal Professionnel-sculpted braided bun at Bibhu Mohapatra is beyond.


A quick flash of sea foam green on the eyes at Rebecca Minkhoff is so very flattering. (Makeup by Stila.)


I loved that this model at Naeem Khan had a retro cassette iPhone cover that matched her Dashing Diva manicure!


So much beauty! The girls at Nanette Lepore all boasted different bright pops of color on their eyelids, courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.


The nail look by CND at Behnaz Sarafpour was so simple, yet so amazingly chic. I love nail art designs that utilize “negative space” – meaning, they show the naked nail.


Another nail look by CND, this time at Rachel Antonoff. Each name was drawn on using a Sharpie marker. And, it should be noted that each of the names was one of Rachel’s loved ones!


This is Snow. To date, she’s booked three photo shoots with me. She’s the consummate professional; always delivers. Plus, she has amazing nails. I bumped into her backstage at various shows. Here, she’s getting gussied up at Farah Angsara.


I don’t even know how to explain The Blonds shows. To be sure, this design duo is over-the-top in all they do, so it stands to reason the beauty is completely outré as well. Here, Moroccanoil’s Antonio Corral Calero is fitting a model into her futuristic Barbie wig. P.S.: He amassed height under the wig by stuffing bubble wrap in there. No lie!


A pop of gold on eyes is absolutely gorgeous at Lela Rose. ‘Nuff said.


Pinks and reds on eyes are always a favorite on the runways, but they rarely transfer over to real life. ‘Tis a shame, really, but I get it. Red eyes can denote being tired or sick—but there’s always a right way to wear the look, and I think it was achieve by NARS Cosmetics at Creatures of the Wind.


The clothes at Alice & Oliva are always spot-on for women with a girlish side, and the makeup by Stila perfectly complemented this feminine ideal. Personal fave: The black winged eyeliner that’s stacked with a line of periwinkle. Love!


Not too surprising that Rachel Zoe selected a very sublime makeup design for her debut runway show. (She normally just does presentations, so this was a big deal!)


Another pink-eye look, this time at Chris Benz (makeup by Lancome). Come on, Ladies! Let’s make pink eye makeup happen.


Hairstylist Tommy Buckett crafted this super-sculptural hair look at Joy Cioci. Probably one of my favorites of the season due to its craftmanship, originality and the fact that it is still quite wearable.


The beauty press went gaga over this blood-drop manicure at Prabal Gurung by Tracylee Percival using Sally Hansen. Another “negative space” design.


The words “faded” and maybe even “f*cked up” were used in conjunction with this Peter Som beauty look, but I have to say: It’s pure genius. So fun!


Let’s end it with a smile: Here’s supermodel Raquel Zimmerman having a laugh backstage at Richard Chai Love.

Now, on to the next season!

What is your favorite beauty moment I capture from Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week? Sound off in the comments!

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