August 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "Elise Øverland"

Toasting Womanity In A “Temple Of Machismo”


As one of New York’s most notable culture vultures, Kim Hastreiter knows how to throw a party—or make that curate a party. The Paper magazine editor has a knack for gathering creative types for the pure pleasure of giving herself and those in attendance the opportunity to mingle and “talk to someone they’ve never met before,” as she said over lunch yesterday at midtown’s monolithic power-lunch spot The Four Seasons. And talk they did. At one end of the long, family-style table set up to fête Thierry Mugler’s new fragrance, Womanity, designer Elise Øverland schmoozed with FIT’s Valerie Steele about the merits of fashion and art (and fashion as art), while style icon and ( T-shirt model) Iris Apfel chatted with Paper‘s Mickey Boardman at the other. Seated next to Fern Mallis, who just flew into New York post-Mumbai fashion week, Hastreiter extolled the virtues of Mugler’s fig and caviar perfume and the message behind it, which, according to Christophe de Lataillade, creative director of Thierry Mugler Parfum, is that “the power of women today is the strong, invisible connection between them.”

“It’s filled with contrast—just like women,” Hastreiter added of the sweet and savory eau—and the venue she chose for the days’ event. Threeasfour’s Adi Gil and Gabriel Asfour and contemporary artist Rosson Crow also turned out for the party. Truth be told, there was something empowering about taking in wine and intelligent conversation in that great “temple of machismo built by mad ad men,” as Hastreiter so aptly described the boys’ club on East 52nd Street.

Photo: Photo: Nick Hunt / Patrick McMullan

Backstage Skincare Secrets, Revealed


We’ve been devoting much of our time and blogosphere space for the last week and a half to giving you an insider’s perspective on the hair and makeup looks from New York fashion week and beyond. Today, we’d like to give a shout-out to the skincare secret weapons that makeup artists rely on to keep models looking fresh through a nonstop, month-long show season. (Even the beautiful people are plagued by dehydration and breakouts, it turns out.) Here, a short list of their go-to products:

What: SKYN Iceland’s Cleansing Facial Cloths, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, and Pure Cloud Cream.
Where: Spotted backstage at Elise Øverland.
Why: SI technicians were on hand to treat models to mini de-stressing treatments with the aforementioned products, all of which are formulated with a potent Biospheric Complex that provides a boost of vital nutrients from Iceland.

What: Intraceuticals.
Where: Spotted backstage at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show.
Why: Facialist Michelle Peck and her daughter Tarin performed Intraceuticals’ Rejuvenate Facials on all models backstage. The treatment promotes natural collagen and elastin production and improves skin texture for a visibly smoother appearance.

What: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Cream and Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex.
Where: Spotted backstage at Derek Lam.
Why: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux coated models’ skin with Lauder’s nocturnal serum, then followed it up with its Re-Nutriv cream for extra hydration to create the perfect base for foundation. Nary a caked-on makeup mask could be found.

What: Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion.
Where: Spotted backstage at Chris Benz.
Why: Trained aestheticians prepped models’ skin with the latest innovation from Clarisonic, which combines classic micro-massage with an additional antiaging serum that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Noticeably firmer and brighter skin was then ready for makeup artist Daniel Martin’s magic touch.

What: Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate.
Where: Spotted backstage at The Row.
Why: Makeup artist Aaron De Mey slathered the serum on models’ faces to create a “lit-from-within” glow, pre-complexion correction.

What: ZENO Hot Spot.
Where: Wherever breakouts flared up.
Why: To promote its Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device, a zit-zapper that uses painless blasts of heat to destroy acne-causing bacteria, ZENO had a “blemish buster” hotline available at NYFW so that models who felt a pimple coming on could call in and have the handheld wonder delivered to the tents, the Altman Building, or wherever clogged pores reared their ugly heads.