Day 1 for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 is over. I am still waiting for the Christian Siriano show footage to be uploaded to share with all of my lovelies. Here is my recap of the best for beauty, apparel and accessories from Day 1 at #nyfw.
Hands down Luca Luca had it for beauty for day 1. Simple, beautiful and easily achievable by most women.
- Hair - High, relaxed buns that were not super tight but not loose and free either. The buns were slightly fluffed. An easy chic style that virtually any woman can achieve and not give herself a headache because her hair is pulled back too tight.
- Face - Flawless faces, no high shine, dewy looks. Faces were semi-matte with not a blemish in sight. This could be tricky if you have hyperpigmentation or other scarring. So I might suggest planning those visit to the dermatologist or making use of some of Avon's ANEW Clinical treatments to help you along the way. Concealer is definitely a must and a good powder foundation to keep shine to a minimum.
- Eyes - Eye makeup was natural-looking. Thinly lined, no heavy mascara and eyeshadow was neutral.
- Lips - Lips were the focal point of the face. Berry stained puckers dominated the show. Don't worry if you have never worn a berry shade of lipcolor before, you can ease into it this spring/summer by using a sheer berry gloss, then easing into a lipstain and finally migrating to a full-color berry lipstick.
Christian Siriano had the best accessories of the evening - his shoes. It stands to reason since he is also a shoe designer. The shoes at his show were killer in more ways than one. Platform stilletoes in boots, pumps and laced up the leg sandals in black with gold metal accents were very on time for fall 2011. A word to the wise, if you are not skilled at walking in stilletoes then go for the flat or 1-2 inch pump. Just be careful because one model fell on the runway while another stumbled. So if you don't know how to walk in them, go for a shorter heel... please!
Overall Luca Luca had the most wearable collection featuring what may be the dominant colors of fall 2011 the olive/berry color pallette. My favorite is the dark melon pant suit which I see could take one from day to night with a simple change of accessories, hair and makeup. If you are scared of color don't worry the dominate olive/berry pallete is offset by a smoky grey/black backdrop.
There you have it lovelies, my picks from Day 1 at #nyfw. Let me know is you agree or disagree with this choices in the comments below. Fashion is all about individual style and the beauty of it is, that we don't all have the same taste so it makes things interesting!
See you tomorrow lovelies with the Day 2 roundup!
P.S. To see all of the available show footage from Day 1 in one place visit Sunshine and Rain.