Get the Look from Valentino SS 2016 with Redken

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved an intricate, eclectic hairstyle to complement Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which drew inspiration from many different cultures.

“The look at Valentino this season is very cross-cultural. The clothes have some tribal inspiration, so the hair has that feeling as well, but in a way that’s still very Valentino with the softness around the face and ears. It’s a bit influenced by the 60’s and 70’s when girls used to travel and they would bring back inspiration from other places and cultures, which is kind of an eclectic way of styling yourself.



The hair almost has a Grecian feel to it as well. Redken’s braid aid 03 is my main product, which I used to create the cornrow twists, and then I used Redken’s triple take 32 hairspray to finish the style and hold everything in place. The silhouette elongates the neck, which is a bit Egyptian and very elegant and attractive.” – Guido

1. Prep hair extensions. Create dreadlocks by saturating hair with guts 10 volumizing spray-foam followed by triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray and twisting the hair.
2. Start with dry, straight hair.
3. Work a nickel-size amount of Redken braid aid 08 defining braid lotion throughout hair, focusing on the roots.
4. Section by section, twist hair back into small cornrows toward the center of the head, securing with small elastics. Leave two small pieces of hair out near the ears.
5. Gather hair and twist into a high chignon, securing with hair pins.
6. Place extensions into the ponytail and pin the dreadlocks around the bun, leaving a few random pieces hanging.
7. Finish with a thorough spray of Redken triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray all over to keep the style in place.



Sally Hansen is taking the new millennium by storm with the new ManiMatchTM mobile app. Users can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on their nails, before they buy. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly select their own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry since the app works in real time. It also generates personalized-for-her-skin-tone color suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyzes the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to her skin.


The launch of this app coincides with the release of the new Miracle Gel® Top Coat and new fashionable shades. Available for download for free on iOS platforms when it launches September 2015 (and select Android devices later in fall), ManiMatchTM is poised to revolutionize nail color shopping, both in store and ecommerce. Sally Hansen will host a kick-off consumer event in NYC to introduce the app. The first users to share the experience with a friend will have a chance to become the next Sally Hansen hand model for Sally Hansen social media.

So if you are ever indecisive about what color to use or what works for your complexion,
this app might just be your new best friend. Simply go to your App Store or Google Play and download ManiMatch and just like that you are off to a world of nails.

Michael Costello SS2016 – NYFW



Michael Costello presented his SS2016 collection during NY Fashion  Week at Chelsea Piers.  Notables in attendance were Nikki and Paris Hilton, Karrueche Tran, Ty Hunter, Robert Verdi, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney, Pia Mia and Lennox Lewis. The collection fused form fitting-chic with Hollywood glamour featuring hues of fuschia, mustard, emerald,  mauve, bone and white. Embroidered accents were added to overtly sexy looks for a touch of elegance.

Shot by Gary Brown for The Fashion Reporter
Shot by Gary Brown for The Fashion Reporter

Zac Posen Debuts for Brooks Brothers During New York Fashion Week

Designer and Project Runway judge Zac Posen debuted his first-ever collection for the Brooks Brother’s at a presentation at their New York flagship store during New York Fashion Week.

Shot by Gary Brown for The Fashion Reporter
Shot by Gary Brown for The Fashion Reporter

Posen, who signed on as creative director of Brooks Brothers last year, referred to the collection as “pajama chic” featuring 70s-inspired separates and accessories from flared cotton-twill pants and bucket hats; bold prints snd hues, oversized floral prints as well as architectural inspired pieces. Despite the new designer, the collection managed to keep it’s all American classic appeal taking preppy and conservative fashion to the next level.

Beautify with Lumene’s Bright Now BB Vitamin C Serum



Ever have one of those long days and just want to wash your face and go to bed only to wake up looking like you’ve never slept?  If so, you might want to consider Lumene’s Bright Now BB Vitamin C Serum.  After just one week of usage you will notice a glow and vibrancy like never before. We recommend washing your face followed by exfoliation and then applying Lumene’s Bright Now to the face and neck.

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“Celebrating truth, nature, freedom and beauty, she redefines individuality as she paints her own destiny.” – Diane von Furstenberg

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Neil Rasmus for BFA
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Neil Rasmus for BFA

In a twist of pink silk jersey, with flecks of gold and flowers in her hair, she floats from a printed column jumpsuit to a metallic gilet dress, inspired and inspiring.

Wrapped in chiffon with a fresh fringe clutch, she makes her mark in brilliant colors and mixed prints. In a vibrant pink peasant dress with a crown of hydrangea mesh and strappy cheetah sandals, she strikes an indelible image.


A modern romantic, she pairs a feminine blouse with a cropped bomber vest and shorts, and unzips a metallic tweed secret agent for after dark. She commands a soft cargo dress with a natural ease and feline instinct all her own. In a midnight floral halter and transparent sculpted heels with a touch of leopard, she charts her own unbeaten path.

Feeling divine in white chiffon with python trim, she is the woman she wants to be, master of her own fate.

Red Carpet Yes or Mess: Yara Martinez

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Actress Yara Martinez wore a ravaging red Black Halo dress paired with nude Palter DeLiso’s Vixen heels to the CBS, CW, & Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party on August 10, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

What do you think about the red on red paired with nude shoe?

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Violet Grey Magazine Unleashes No Ordinary Woman with Kim Kardashian

What do Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Kardashian West have in common?

VIOLET GREY’s magazine, The Violet Files, latest cover story unites these three iconic figures through the eyes of the biggest makeup genius of this generation and #NoOrdinaryWoman herself — Pat McGrath.

Over her 25+ year career, McGrath has been the makeup brilliance alongside some of the greatest photographers of our time — Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, and Peter Lindbergh. In her first Cover Story for The Violet Files, McGrath was commissioned to celebrate Hollywood iconography through the transformative power of makeup — transforming pop-culture icon Kim Kardashian West into Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic character in the 1963 film, Cleopatra.


When Cleopatra was released in 1963, Elizabeth Taylor was arguably the most famous woman in the world. Fifty two years later, Kim Kardashian West is arguably the most famous woman in popular culture.

“Elizabeth Taylor’s makeup in Cleopatra has been reacted countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version. I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor played in this role,” says Ms. McGrath.

“It’s really exciting to do this project with Pat, and to celebrate the lost glamour of Hollywood through a modern lens, evoking that nostalgia and emotional connection. She’s just the best out there. She’s a real artist,” says Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, Founder of VIOLET GREY.

Treat Your Skin to the Best by Rodan + Fields


Ever had one of those days where under your eyes just looked like weeks of lost sleep that not even your favorite concealer could correct? It might be time to redefine your skin with Rohan + Fields. With several corrective products designed to unblemish, tighten, smooth, reverse signs of aging/dark spots, and redefine your beauty, their products will give your face almost instant rejuvenation. The most effective regimen is to use these products at night before bedtime over the course of 30 days for maximum results.


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Introducing F/W 2015 by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie


WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is pleased to present its latest collection and inspiration that lies ahead for Fall/Winter 2015, a galactic voyage with transcendental themes and influences carefully balanced by the brand¹s calculated design, clean lines and classic aesthetic.
Drawing parallels between the past, the present, and how both inform our future, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart were inspired to construct a universe of their own where technology and science blend with simplicity and modernity. Remaining true to the classic design the brand is known for, the Pearts adorn their streamlined silhouettes with innovative treatments‹matte and metallic leathers, exotic skins and textured finishes‹effectively transforming timeless styles into something entirely new to discover. Plush fabrics, soft lines and a dreamy color palette further soften the collection, evoking optimism and depth for the upcoming season. The result is a collection that feels refreshingly new while still retaining a timeless quality.

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