The Subway is your Runway

Your early morning commute just got a fashion facelift. Moschino’s pre-fall 2020 show featured oversized caps, big red backpacks, and custom chains filled makeshift subway cars as an ode to New York street style. Designer Jeremy Scott channeled true urban style, “There’s nowhere else in the world where you get that kind of energy and magic!”.

The NY post noted that Kasey Musgraves was sitting front row and being a huge fan of both Moschino and Kasey, this is the show that I would have killed to attend! Other celebrities in attendance include Storm Reid and Madaline Petsch. Moschino has always had designs that you know as soon as you see them. This comes after their recent collab with H&M which featured affordable bags, clothing and accessories.

The fashion house took to the theme completing the show with street dancers and preluding with “super-sizedMetrocards” as invitations. (Now that’s one that I would have as a keepsake forever!)

Another notable fashion accessory? Baby hairs! The strategic curls are framing the faces of many of the models. My only concern at this point is if the “runway” was as dirty as a true NYC subway.

 

Sources: The Cut, The NY Post Photos from Harper’s Bazaar

Makeup Tips from the Pros

So if you read my last blog post about the Who What Wear event, you know that I was able to attend a few master classes with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and another class with makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter.

I learned a ton of tips and tricks and of course I just had to share! Here is a video featuring some of the tips, but if you would rather read along here is what I learned:


 

Kelsey Deenihan’s holiday looks:

Prep Skin, then apply foundation on face EXCEPT for the under-eye area. Add an under eye mask while doing your eye shadow and when you’re done, then apply concealer to the under-eye area.

Pat in concealer with your fingers

Smudging brown liner between lashes gives a fuller effect

For your lashes, wiggle at the root then swipe for length

Pat your bronzer into your cheeks for the illusion of a “face lift”

 

Product recommendations:

Chanel Water Fresh Tint was a huge hit for both classes as the product is light and has bursting particles which diffuse the color of the product when they are broken up

Lus Lash Glue has an amazing hold

Kiehl’s Blurring Primer 

 

 

Pati Dubroff’s Celeb-Inspired Beauty Looks:

Skin prep is a NECESSITY. The more you pamper and wake up the skin, the less makeup you will need

Prep with icing and massaging

Add moisturizer to the perimeter and not the center, add to where you would want highlight so for example your upper cheekbones but not your t-zone

You want to use a lighter colored foundation/concealer in the center of the face to add brightness and you want it to be matte. Matte primers work well for this.

Mix your foundations so you can get perfect color and it works well year-round.

You want either a strong lip/brow combo OR a strong eyeshadow never all three because you need balance on the face

 

 

Product Recommendations:

Chanel’s Soleil de Tan is perfect for a light finish and the perfect bronzer

A fluffy brush with space in between so that the product is not so dense on your skin but is light and airy

 

 

Something both makeup artists mentioned:

Your Fingers are your best tool

You want natural, light, bright and airy makeup

Minimal Layering

 

 

 

 

Who What Wear Event

The great thing about LA is that there are always amazing pop-ups here! They can be hard to keep up with, but when I hear about a great one, I definitely have to attend! Who What Wear is one of the go-to places for beauty, fashion, and entertainment! For someone like me that works in the fashion industry and has a blogging side hustle, this is a great place to keep up with the trends!

I attended The Line Up by Who What Wear on both Friday and Saturday and it was a cannot miss event! They had a killer bar for samples where you get to pick out which ones you want to take home, and some amazing products to try and hear more about.

For a girl like me who has only one go-to makeup look, this was a life saver! (I am going to do a whole other blog post on the makeup tips and tricks I learned next!

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two of the masterclasses with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and fellow makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter!

I learned so many helpful tips and tricks I had NEVER heard of and let me tell you did they work! I am that girl that will sit there taking notes on her phone for every detail I did not know!

Let’s talk samples! Who What Wear is, of course, a well-known company and had amazing samples to show for it. They brought together amazing, well-known

brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Deva Curl, Boscia, Too Faced, Dyson and more! I even received a bag of Chanel products from one of the masterclasses.

As for the outfit, this is something I felt totally comfortable wearing all day. I am in love with the floral pattern against the all black. Also, I cannot get over these boots, they were a Christmas present to myself and I am beyond obsessed with them! They are so comfortable and I did not need to break them in like normal boots. I think everyone needs a pair no matter what part of the country you are from!

Me with Pati Dubroff

Blazer : Lulu’s // Boots : Steve Madden

Rainy Day in LA

All I could think when taking these pictures was props to bloggers and influencers who live somewhere that is always rainy or cold, like maybe Seattle? I was wanting that golden hour glow and instead, I got gloom!

So I went for a casual, simple neutral look. While it was just a bit chilly, opting for a coat option just seemed best since it goes well with the weather. I thought of some rainy weather staples as well as a few things that I like to do for those few days a year when it like to really come down here in LA!

Click on the link to see a few of my favorite rainy day pieces:

Rain Boots

Clear Umbrella

Teddy Coat

Rain Coat

 

I also just feel like rainy days are those days when you finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read, you eat that tin of ice cream and you watch that Disney movie with your puppy! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Go to the movies and get a jumbo popcorn
  • Walk around the mall
  • Stay home and clean out your closet
  • Make it a girls night in
  • Read your favorite magazine
  • Do something creative
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while

Coat : Forever 21 // Jeans : Levis

 

 

My Favorite Trends of the Moment

I was originally going to title this post “My Favorite  Fall Trends” but it doesn’t really feel like Fall, its almost Winter, and the weather is really acting up! When I traveled home to Texas it was freezing one day and hot the next, and California weather isn’t much different I would say!

So instead I am going to just list a few of my favorite trends of the moment which include my newest pair of printed bell bottoms!

What are you wearing most right now?

Cow Print : One of my favorites for a while! I have been loving this trend for a while! If you remember I have a cow printed swimsuit and now there are cow printed boots and coats! My Texan heart cannot be fuller!

Fuzzy Cropped Sweaters : This one I am super excited for! I have seen it more and more on Instagram and I like how the brighter colored sweaters can last even past fall and into the Spring/Summer

Bell Bottoms : Always a staple! While jeans are a great pick for the cooler months, bell bottoms that branch out right under the knee give a great shape to most everyone and the ones I am wearing in my post add a fun twist with the print!

Black Boots : Another southern piece that make my heart sing with joy! Black boots go with so many looks! They can dress up or down a chic piece and can be worn with skirts, dresses, pants or shorts!

What I do at Work

So I know that I haven’t really expressed what I do at work so I thought I would write a post as not even my parents really understand! I have had a few other jobs leading up to this one and this is the one that I have been most happiest with and it is really expanding my career.

I work in a showroom in Los Angeles. I had no idea what a showroom was until I got here but now I think this is what I had been looking for! So there are various kinds of showrooms, mine looks after fashion brands and gets them editorial and celebrity based placement. We loan our independent brands from around the world for commissioned shoot which end up in fashion publications or we loan garments for celebrities to wear to events.

Some showrooms have super well known brands such as PLT, BNKR, Guess, Stewart Weitzman and more!

When a stylist comes in, we assist them in finding garments that match their brief or mood board as well as grow personal relationships with them so we may continue to assist in their upcoming projects. I have seen the garments go from the showroom to those glossy covers that everyone flips through and have seen celebs strutting down the carpet with our pieces.

Every press shot we receive is a win for not only the designer, but the stylist and our agency as well.

I spend my days keeping up with samples, looking for press, assisting stylists in appointments and pitching the brands I look after. The showroom I work in is a boutique showroom which is smaller and has independent brands mostly from London.

I love where I work and who I work with and I have learned so much. I really enjoy learning more about the industry as a whole and I am excited to see where I go from here!

 

Blazer : Forever 21 // Boots : Top Shop // Belt : PLT