For NYFW, KYE Dominates!


KYE for Fall 2015 had such a collegiate, sporty vibe — lots of plaid, for the ladies a school-girl style, and for men varsity sweaters and the like. I loved how the pieces were styled, such great hair, makeup, and accessories. A lot of the pieces had a metallic vibe, hints of shimmer and shine. And the outerwear was superb!


These looks of course hail from streetwear designer Kathleen Kye. Kathleen is actually a Concept Korea alum, which is a staple designer showcase for MBFW. With this being her debut solo show, this was a pretty impressive showing! She used casino-themed symbols and images in fun shapes and vibrant colors for her collection.


For men, the lineup included velour sweatshirts paired with leather pants; elongated cardigans that resembled playing cards; long trenches paired with a baseball jacket and jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes.


For women, tartan plaids and cowboy boots dominated the runway, shown with blazers and long studded skirts.


This was indeed a SHOW, from start to finish. The runway presentation was held at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59 Studios, home of many a great runway shows! The show featured music by The Misshapes, styling by Lysa Cooper, makeup by Dick Page for Shiseido, hair by Matthew Curtis for TRESemme and nails by Rose Velez-Miggins for Tat’z Nail’z. PR for the show — Peoples Revolution.


VIP attendees included 2 Chainz (Rapper), Leigh Lezark (The Misshapes), Nigel & Cristen Barker, and more.


And hold the phone here, I must have this handbag now!! Again, I love a show that focuses beyond the looks themselves. The details and styling has to match and coordinate with how great a given ensemble is and KYE has done that here!


When Shiseido‘s Artistic Director Dick Page created a makeup look for the KYE show at Fashion Week this year, he was heavily inspired by modern masstige with a fusion of a rock n’ roll redux. Page really enjoyed the blacks and reds in the collection, which inspired him to use the timeless black eyeliner and the classic red lip in this look he created. “I wanted the look to pick up on the graphic elements of the collection” says Page.


For the face, Page used the NEW Perfecting Stick Concealer ($25) followed by the Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18 ($35). For the eyes, Page went with the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black ($20) which was applied in a solid line. He, then smudged and diffused the eyeliner with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar ($25). Then, Page applied and layered the Automatic Eyeliner in Black ($29) to finish the eye look.


Like the eyes, Page went with something striking for the lips. For the lips, Page went with red lips. He used Lacquer Rouge in Drama ($25) and Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine ($25). He mixed these two Shiseido essentials together. Page immediately blotted with a flat tissue to break down the color. Lastly, a bit of Lacquer Rouge in Drama ($25) was dabbed onto the bottom lip to complete the entire lip look.


Stunning Looks for the 2013 AMA’s Red Carpet

I always find my best dressed lists are so different than the other websites I read, but that makes me happy! I love showcasing those who look stunning and who rocked the red carpet. Because to me, that is the only thing a best dressed list should be about. So congrats to the amazing top looks I’ve compiled below!



Ariana looks fire-y & fierce in this floor length, sparkling red, strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown. The dress looks as if it were made for her. She kept the accessories very simple and they were the perfect touches with diamond Tacori jewelry and a black Jimmy Choo clutch


LAUREN MAYHEW: Lauren is definitely on my red carpet radar. If you remember this wonderful piece I wrote about her red carpet fashion style. So at the 2013 AMAs, she wore this stunning black dress with a sheer black train. She was styled by Rosy Muto and the dress was provided by StylePR. The jewelry designer for her diamond jeweled pieces is Athra Luxe. This is good to know because I want the ring now! Her jewelry was styled by Brittany Casale. Lauren you look gorgeous, great selections!



I’m glad one Cyrus got it right on the red carpet! I love this long-sleeved sparkling white minidress from the Rachel Zoe collection. The black and white striped heels were a great addition. This is just an overall minimal and chic look — I love it!

ama-2013-05ONE DIRECTION: The guys look stunning and sexy in their various shades of grey & black. I can rarely ever find designer information for menswear looks so yay because I have the lowdown. Left to right Zayn Malik is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana black turtleneck, H&M grey jacket, and black Doc Marten shoes. Louis Tomlinson is wearing a Topman jacket in black and a grey Dolce & Gabbana top. Liam Payne is sporting a printed grey H&M shirt and a grey Burberry trench. Harry Styles, looking stylish, is wearing a black Saint Laurent shirt, black Burberry jacket and a metallic Lanvin flower pin. Finally, Niall Horan is wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana jacket and a grey Sandro tee.

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You can’t go wrong with an LBD, right? Well maybe you can, but Maia certainly didn’t with this black long-sleeved Armani mini. And it’s apparently velvet, which I usually do not care for, but I can barely tell! I also love the printed sheer back cutouts and so I had to show front & back images. I wish I knew who made the black cuffed heels because they too are great with this outfit, but oh well, great job Maia!

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Stunning in black, looking great solo amongst the many groups I have in this post!



Danity Kane‘s theme — massive sex appeal — and their mission, ACCOMPLISHED!! Aubrey O’Day, slits, deep-V, but hey, if you got it, flaunt it. I think she looks great in this sexy red number with black cuffed heels. Aundrea Fimbres, a bit more demure, but still a very open neckline and side thigh high slit in this long-sleeved black gown. Many were white tonight, but Dawn Richard stood out to me in her long-sleeved, floor-length gown with thigh-high slit. Another trend of the night, cut-outs, but again, Shannon Bex impressed me with this black, floor-length, haltered dress with side cutouts of three lines. Great job ladies!



White and cutouts, a common trend of the night, and Christian works both well in this low-cut, white column Maria Lucia Hohan gown featuring cutouts at the waist. I thought all of her accessories added just the right amount of glam and sparkle, keeping it classy and not overdone — Jimmy Choo silver clutch; Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry and sparkling silver Christian Louboutin heels.



To me, minimal looks also make statements and that is what Jenna is doing with this bright orange, floor-length, deep-V neck gown by Raoul. Her Neil Lane jewelry was also quite stunning as well as her silver metallic Ashlyn’d clutch.



I think this cute couple made my last best-dressed list and they have done it again. I love the black with shimmering studs and beads on both of their looks. Gorgeous couple!



All about the groups tonight and Fifth Harmony doesn’t disappoint. The ladies are usually more coordinated, but still expressing their own style, but you know, there is no rulebook that says groups have to match perfectly. I like seeing a bit more style expression from each. Normani Kordei just looks STUNNING! This sparkling black jumpsuit is hot, hot, hot! Lauren Jauregui is mixing it up with a longer black look with a sheer skirt, but I love the sheer floral neckline. Dinah Jane Hansen, a bit similar to Lauren’s look, both rocking sheer skirts, but she took the floral print there instead of the neckline. The top is all about the basic leather peplum top. Ally Brooke, probably the most risk-taking of the group, is wearing a jumpsuit as well, with a bold print in green, light blue and brown. And finally, Camila Cabello, is looking sweet & sassy in her red long-sleeved mini!