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2012 GOLDEN GLOBE LOOKS

Sofia Vergara in a custom Vera Wang peacock strapless mermaid gown and Harry Winston jewelry.

Mila Kunis in Christian Dior's Spring 2012 collection and Cartier jewelry

Jessica Alba in a Gucci gown.

Helen Mirren, 66, in a Badgley Mischka gown, Fred Leighton earrings

Natalie Portman in Lanvin., Jimmy Choo heels and Harry Winston jewelry.

Dianna Agron in a Giles Deacon dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture collection.

Ariel Winter, 13, in a Dolce & Gabbana tea length gown

Evan Rachel Wood in a Gucci Premiere gown.

Jessica Chastain in a Givenchy gown and Harry Winston jewelry.

Kate Winslet in a Jenny Packham gown and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Paula Patton in a Monique Lhuillier gown and Kwiat jewelry.

Kate Beckinsale in a Roberto Cavalli gown.

Reese Witherspoon in a Zac Posen gown

Emma Stone in Lanvin.

Lea Michele in a Marchesa Spring 2012 collection gown.

Angelina Jolie in an Atelier Versace gown.

Debra Messing in a Monique Lhuillier gown

Laura Dern in a gown by Andrew Gn.'s 2012 Resort collection

Kelly Osbourne in a Zac Posen gown.

Madonna in a Reem Acra gown.

Mary J. Blige in a Michael Kors halter gown

Nicole Richie in a Julien Macdonald Spring 2012 collection gown.

Maria Menounos

Sarah Hyland in a vintage lace Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Zooey Deschanel in a silk Prada gown.

Elle Macpherson in a Zac Posen gown.

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture and vintage Cartier jewels.

Diane Lane in a Reem Acra design.

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Porter Grey at New York Fashion Week

Porter Grey at New York Fashion Week – Spring /Summer 2012

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Porter Grey is an American contemporary sportswear collection, founded by sisters Kristen and Alexandra O’Neill. Building on versatile foundation pieces, Porter Grey constructs beautiful garments infused with an urbane elegance and relaxed sophistication. Fresh, crisp, and classic, each collection offers a pared down, timeless take on the quintessential modern American girl. Kristen and Alexandra place the utmost importance on quality and craftsmanship, and above all else that their garments are designed and produced in New York.

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  http://www.portergrey.com/

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Nicholas K at New York Fashion Week

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Nicholas K is a New York based design company, founded in January of 2003 by
siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz. Nicholas K was conceptualized with the intent of providing sophisticated customers with modern classics to become wardrobe staples.

Incorporating traditional quality and design with modern refinements and a downtown edge, Nicholas K offers items across the full women’s RTW product range as well as accessories and
a menswear line that launched for Fall 2006.

The first collection for Fall 2003 was extremely well received and sold through 35 of the top women’s specialty boutiques across the U.S. and Japan. Demand for Nicholas K continues to
exceed expectations.

Nicholas L Kunz

Cofounder and creative director, Nicholas L Kunz attended FIT in New York and the Polimoda School of Design, in Florence. Upon her return to the U.S. Nicholas took a position with DKNY and later joined the founding team of Coach Men’s sportswear. Over the next 8 years Nicholas worked with other design companies including Nautica, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hillfiger and Polo,
operating in primary positions and overseeing the design and coordination of five new labels.

Immediately prior to founding Nicholas K, Nicholas worked as a full-time consultant for Calvin Klein (CK women’s outerwear collection and US and European jeans). Unlike most designers,
Nicholas’ experience from working with large multinational corporations afforded her a broad and thorough understanding of all consumer segments.

Christopher L Kunz

The corporate operations of Nicholas K are overseen by cofounder Christopher L Kunz, who graduated with an MBA, summa cum laude from the Eller Graduate School of Management in
Marketing and Finance, and with a BS majoring in both Biochemistry and Molecular Cellular Biology.

Prior to Nicholas K, Christopher worked with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, providing his expertise to early stage companies, guiding them on all aspects of operations from competitive marketing analysis to strategic positioning. Christopher’s previous experience in the fashion industry ranges from runway to retail, working with companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren.

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2011 NAHA Editorial Hairstylist of the Year

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Editorial Hairstylist of the Year

Dimitrios Tsioumas
New York, NY
Photographer: Babak

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2011 NAHA Contemporary Classic winner

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Contemporary Classic Winner

Simon Chercuitte
Montreal, QB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian



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2011 NAHA Avant Garde Winner

The NAHA Awards Ceremony truly exemplifies the dedication, inspiration and excitement of the beauty industry. Spectacular performances, artistic presentations by the industry’s leading stylists, and special appearances by famous fashionistas and beauty lovers alike make this Ceremony a non-stop party and the most inspirational beauty event you will attend all year! – NAHA website

The winners have been announced!  I know the gallery pic looks small but click on the  image to it in its full size.

2011 NAHA Avant Garde Winner

Jake Thompson
Salt Lake City, UT
Photographer: Kevin Schidel




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Culture Magazine (Australia) covers Sassoon’ s Tribe II

 

Tribe II- Sassoon Academy

Culture Magazine covers all types of Aussie hair culture.

Check Sassoon Academy’s Tribe II collection featured in their  list if latest collections.

To see the complete collection and browse through some Aussie CULTURE.

http://www.culturemag.com.au/Gallery/Articles/p1894.aspx

 

Tribe II credits:

Cut & Color // The Sassoon Creative Team led by Mark Hayes | International Creative Director

Make-up // Daniel Koleric

Clothes stylist // Tabitha Owen

Photography // Colin Roy

Styling Products // Wella Salon Professional

Color Products // Koleston Perfect

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2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

I especially love Dimitrios Tsioumas.  It’s nice to see some Male models for a change.

Amy Freudenberg Chandler, AZ Photographer: Babak

Charlie Price Denver, CO Photographer:

Marshall Vanierland Long Beach, NV Photographer: Jana Cruder

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer:

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LADY GAGA for V Magazine

sidenote: Ok, I know!  enough with the post today!  It’s my third, but it seems like lots is happening.

BACK to the real post

This month’s issue of V Magazine marks the debut of Lady GaGa as a contributing columnist. Her first piece, titled “Piet Mondrian & Library Cards”, is a two-page length prose dedicated to discussing all those who were CCed in the heading, which included the Haus of Gaga, Little Monsters, The New York Public Library, Fashion-Sexuals and The World.

Check out these quotes:

“Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history.”

“I would dream of being a rock star who dressed like Mark Bloan, walked like Jerry Hall , and had the panache of Ginger from Casino and the mystery of Isabella Blow”

“Art gives birth to new art. There is no chicken or egg. It’s molecular….The past undergoes mitosis, becoming the originality of the future.”

“After weeks of writing this article I ask out loud, ‘What do you think YSL would think of my metaphor about his collection?’ My darling hair designer Frederic replied, ‘You could ask Nan Kempner, but she’s dead.’ Now there’s a queen who never left home without her library card.”

I’m always impressed by Lady Gaga- her outfit choices, her music and “living art” attitude- Good, bad and I don’t know.

Read the entire article !  I think I’m getting a new mag subscription.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE SPRING NAILS!

Even though we all love Essie’s Chinchilly and OPI’s Lincoln Park after Dark it’s time to change up your nails with spring’s newest colors.

OPI has realeased their Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides collection to coincide with the movie’s May 20th realease. The trend-setting shades of pinks, lavender, sage and soft greys are also introduced with OPI’s newest shatter top coat- SILVER!

Check out the video tutorial on OPI’s web pageon how to apply the shatter polish properly and learn some new trends.

But OPI isn’t the only one’s doing great pastels.

Essie released their Spring collection back in January 2011

  and I’m a fan of  topless & barefoot, but I have the all.

AND if you want to follow Princess Kate’s hand and footsteps,

paint them with Essie’s Allure- rumor has it she did.

ZOYA’s Intimate,  a color romance (s2011) premiered at Fashion Week this year.

Zoya is known to be formaldehyde, toulene, DBP- free like their competitor’s

OPI and Essie, but are also VEGAN Friendly (Camphor Free)

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Known among beauty insiders as the pioneering leader in luxury and eco-friendly nail polish,

Priti’s NYC Spring 2011 Collection- Sugar Rush is fantastic!

They also have a nail polish RECYCLE program alongside Chemwise


And last but not least  (I can go on forever)

CHANEL and their 3 new  pearlized shades of  their spring 2011 nail polish collection

are oh-so (insert exclamation here!):

“Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel believed the light-reflecting property of pearls enhanced

a woman’s natural beauty by bringing a delicate luminosity to her skin.

-Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup

captures this quality in a radiant Spring 2011 Collection, LES PERLES DE CHANEL

in Pearl Drop, Black Pearl and Peche Nacree.

The only issue we’ll have this spring

is how many manis and pedis will we need to try on all these great colors.

Not much time left- the summer collections are already on order and some even shipping!

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