J. Crew Spring 2012

Posted in News on September 14th, 2011 by Reagan

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It’s still fashion week for another day here in NYC, and yesterday was J.Crew’s presentation. Jake went as press, and got these photos for me. They had lots of hats in the collection, and those who weren’t wearing hats were wearing painfully tight pony tails and tangerine lip color. Did you know a perfect, slicked pony tail is one of the hardest things to master in the hair world? In fact, personally, they are my weakness. You get it all perfectly smoothed out,  and one false move forces you to start over. I took a 3 hour class on ponies once. They used about half a bottle of mega-hold gel and had the model lay down during the styling and everything. I thought it was a little much, but afterwords she looked like she had had a face-lift.

Pony rant over.

This hat below is my favorite! I have a panama hat, but it is pretty cheap. I think I’ll invest in a nicer one next spring.

Resuming pony rant…There is something amazing about a girl who can pull of a slicked pony. I love to have hair all messy around my face, so to me, slicked hair is out of my comfort zone. But look at this girl below. She is such a babe with her tight hair and her crazy cheek bones.

Do you wear a sleek pony?


All photos by Jake Breinholt

Betsey Johnson Spring 2012

Posted in News on September 12th, 2011 by Reagan

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Please forgive me for the amount of photos I have crammed into one post.

I was lucky to be able to attend Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2012 runway show on Monday night. I was even luckier to be on the second row! It was a lot of fun and while I was there, I realized that I had never actually been to a show, only backstage doing hair! I don’t usually do runway because it stresses me out, but being at this show made me want to go back to it. And not to mention, the hair was done by the salon I assisted at back in the day! I kept wondering who I knew back there workin’ away on the models.

So, here are some pictures from the show. Most of the photos were taken by Jake, who was back in the standing area. He opted not to deal with the chaos of the photo pit this time around. He ended up getting some good shots anyway. He had about a foot and a half long lens on his camera, so he didn’t really have any excuses there.

The hair was pretty simple. Heavy side part, with all the hair pulled to one side. Then soft flowy curls combed out all glammy-like.

Below is my favorite dress of the night. I want to buy it.

I argued with a few people if the writing on the legs were tights or if it was sharpie. At first I thought it was tights, but then I looked closely and could see that it was written and that the girls weren’t even wearing tights. NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE ME. I kept saying, they’re not tights! It’s a marker. And everyone was like, ‘nope. tights and we’re going to buy them’. I was right, y’all. I was right. We blew up this bum picture when we got home and it was a clear message WRITTEN IN INK.

Another beauty. I love the necklace and the dress.

The number one thing I was excited to show you all, is all the hats Betsey had in her collection. I just wrote about how we need to accessorize our heads more. Yay!

I decided while I was sitting there, that seeing Betsey Johnson do her famous cartwheel down the runway was one of my greatest moments in life. Everyone in the room was smilling. This woman is almost 70, you know that? I want to grow up to be like her. And her. Sometimes I can’t wait to be old and crazy.

Me with my goodie bag. Containing cupcakes, chocolate, Redken hair product, Stila eye-liner and lipstick (what the models wore in the show), Betsey Johnson socks, and pink hair extensions! Everyone working at the show wore the pink hair extensions. It was so fun. A great little touch!

After the show we hung out at the Lincoln Center fountain for a minute. I saw a million other bloggers. I talked to the Wanderlust people for a little bit. They were all sweet as can be. And I saw the Cupcakes and Cashmere girl too. And the Glamourai. I got my picture taken a few times and Jake and I called it a day.

Oh yeah! Jake gave me a camera when we split off, and I took a few pictures from the second row. AND I made friends with the cute girl next to me. (And I saw a client of mine who works for Glamour Magazine but I blanked on her name and I almost died of embarrassment)

I’d say “that’s all”, but that would make my coverage sound small! It was kind of a lot. Thanks for reading!