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What does a blogger at fashion week actually do? These 6 things.

In Fashion, Runway, Street Style by Nataliya Ogle23 Comments

Being a blogger at fashion week is a bit like being the kid in Charlie’s chocolate factory. Most don’t really know WTF is going on half the time, and they’re pretty much there to eat a ton of eye-candy. That said, all bloggers want to go, because fashun. I know this sounds like a complete setup, but I think it’s totally cool. Designers need to stay relevant and provide their audience with a glimpse of reality. They can do that by connecting themselves directly to an authentic audience and to consumers. There’s a reason why Snapchat became so wildly successful …

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NYFW Backstage Access: Prabal Gurung SS17 Makeup Tutorial

In Beauty, Makeup, Trends by Nataliya Ogle8 Comments

This season, many designers used their collections to create the image of an “ideal” woman, a slightly-better-than-real-life personal vision for the consumer that conveyed ease and attainability. For Prabal Gurung, however, the perfect woman already exists, and she lives within the spirit of the feminist movement, in Gloria Steinem, and, even more specifically, in Gurung’s personal hero: his mother. Embed from Getty Images   NYFW Backstage Look: Behind The Scenes Heavy kohl-lined fiery eyes in a look created by MAC Pro Artist Diane Keaton that harnessed the independent energy that flowed throughout the collection. With a very minimal foundation base …

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The Blonds Are Indeed Made of Stars. And Unicorns. And Shiny Metallic Bits.

In Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Runway by Nataliya Ogle4 Comments

Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Phillipe and David!! New York City-based design team The Blonds know how to take a black and white world and make it sparkle. Owned by partners Phillipe and David Blond, the luxury costumer hosts one of the most anticipated showings of all of NYFW, drawing a creative, avant-garde crowd and racking up an impressive list of celebrities lining the front row. Having worked with everyone from Britney to Beyoncé, Rihanna to Lady Gaga, their over-the-top jewel-encrusted corsets have made quite the name for them amongst fashion’s elite, and serve as the base for many beautiful, flowing …

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Get The Editorial Runway Look: Hood By Air Does Pornhub SS17 NYFW

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle8 Comments

Sarah McGonagle went backstage for Style Tomes to give you guys a step-by-step on how to recreate the looks from some of the season’s hottest shows! Follow along here on Style Tomes for the exclusive scoops and on her Instagram for additional backstage snaps. All photos by Sarah McGonagle. Hood by Air has never shied away from sparking conversation with their unique take on beauty. This season proved to be no different for Shayne Oliver’s cult brand. His newest collection was sponsored by adult film giant Pornhub. The Spring/Summer 2017 runway brought us more of the exaggerated fits that have …

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More Than 60+ NYFW Street Style Snaps from the SS17 Shows!

In Fashion, Street Style by Nataliya Ogle15 Comments

The past five days of NYFW have been a complete whirlwind for me! I can’t wait to sit down and actually recap everything I learned this season, but first the important part: NYFW street style snaps. I absolutely LOVE shooting street style during fashion week. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing the runway shows and photographing the beautiful looks on the runways, but I get a rush from running after some impeccably dressed people and taking their pictures. It doesn’t hurt when the people are some amazing celebrities. Maybe it’s the excitement of the fast pace? Anyway, this is …

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NYFW Special: Makeup Tutorial Tadashi Shoji SS17

In Beauty, Beauty Tips, Makeup, Trends by Nataliya Ogle5 Comments

Sarah McGonagle reports on the complete look from backstage at Tadashi Shoji SS17 show for Style Tomes. All images by Sarah McGonagle. The Clothes & Hair Intricate detailing that gave way to floating feathers and swirling lace dominated the runway at Tadashi Shoji’s Spring/Summer 2017 presentation. Glittering embroidered birds and floral designs spanned across the backs of sensual tulle gowns, a new direction for the famed ballroom designer whose newest collection took strong influence from boudoir stylings. Each models’ hair was pinned back carefully into a loose, wavy bun, the soft femininity playing well against the bright pops of coral …

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NYFW Special: Kate Spade Runway Makeup Tutorial

In Beauty, Beauty Tips, Makeup, Trends by Nataliya Ogle0 Comments

Sarah McGonagle reports on the complete look from backstage at Kate Spade SS17 show for Style Tomes. All images by Sarah McGonagle. Held within the decadent NoMad Hotel in Chelsea, Kate Spade New York once again used her runway presentation to bring us a look at another side of the modern Kate Spade woman. The muse for this season’s offerings is a sophisticated member of Manhattan’s elite. Having just returned from a journey of self-discovery in the exotic lands of Morocco, she is instilled with a newfound sense of liberation and individualism. Full of vibrant colors and fabrics, we were …

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Snapchat Filter Makeup at Desigual & Adam Selman on First Day of NYFW

In Beauty, Hair, Makeup, Runway by Nataliya Ogle3 Comments

Sarah McGonagle went backstage for Style Tomes to give you guys a step-by-step on how to recreate the looks from some of the season’s hottest shows! Follow along here on Style Tomes for the exclusive scoops and on her Instagram for additional backstage snaps. Get The Look: Desigual   Embed from Getty Images Amidst a sea of brightly-printed tunics and teased curls, one of MAC Cosmetics’ Senior Artists paints a dog snout on one model. This is the scene backstage at Desigual, where a diverse cast of fresh faces and minimal makeup get ready for the appropriately-named “Global Traveller” Spring/Summer …