September 1 2014

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Live From New York: Leigh Lezark, Fabiola Beracasa, and Genevieve Jones

------- has teamed up with M·A·C Cosmetics to bring you daily backstage bulletins from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Blasblog: The Rodulfo Empire Lights Up


To the unfamiliar eye it may have seemed like a hodgepodge hostess committee: The New York Times‘ Karla Martinez, Gryphon’s Aimee Cho, and Vogue editor Meredith Melling Burke and contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo. What were they all doing inviting people to midtown? For a candle launch? But for Alexa Rodulfo—the Mexico City-based go-to hair and makeup artist for chic New Yorkers—these were the four people that helped established her career in New York. Five years ago all four worked together in close quarters at Vogue, and all four put Rodulfo to work for front-of-book shoots and spread the word that Rodulfo was the beauty lady to turn to for anything from store parties to galas. “These are the girls that really made it possible for me,” Rodolfo said at last night’s cocktail party at Cho’s new studio, where a celebration was under way for Gryphon’s newest Rodulfo offering—a scented candle. “I am so indebted to them.” The feeling was mutual, because, as her frequently made-up faces—like Fabiola Beracasa and Zani Gugelmann—will tell you, Rodulfo’s is a one-stop shop for party glamour. “In Mexico we are not trained to just do the hair, or just do the makeup,” Rodulfo, who has her own salons back home, explained. “We are taught to do the whole thing and make the whole woman look beautiful.” Beracasa chimed in: “And now she’s going to make my apartment smell nice? Fantastic.” Rodulfo’s expansion plans don’t stop with wax: Next comes a fragrance, then a body wash, then a complete cosmetics line. “And then a deserted island and retirement,” Rodulfo teased. First, though, there are more pressing demands: the Fall ’09 collections. Outside of Gryphon’s Bryant Park studio the fashion week tents were already constructed. “Let the games begin,” Gugelman sighed.

Photo: Courtesy of Alexa Rodulfo



Don’t write off ostentation just yet. Dior and Bergdorf Goodman pulled out all the stops at a posh lunch today for their devoted clientele. “Things are different,” admitted Delphine Arnault Gancia, who flew in from Paris to host the lunch at BG. “But Americans are resourceful, they look for solutions.” After an informal modeling of the Spring 2009 collection, dessert was served in the boutique on Two, where things got personal: A master craftsman was on hand to stamp initials into customers’ own Lady Dior bags (he also built a bag on site). Blair Waldorf (a.k.a. Leighton Meister) wasn’t on hand, though we were told that since Blair started carrying a Lady Dior on Gossip Girl young U.E.S. teenagers have been flooding the boutique to nab them. The grown-up GG counterparts—Fabiola Beracasa, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Tinsley Mortimer (sporting new bangs), and Kelly Killoren Bensimon (who will make her debut on Real Housewives of New York next week)—were “spotted” at BG. Good afternoon, Upper East Siders.



The Preen Scene


It’s been a very good year for Preen’s Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton. First, we noticed that both their main collection and commercial Preen Line have quietly become It girl and celebrity staples. It started in April with Gwyneth Paltrow showing off her gorgeous gams in a black Power Bandage dress, a perennial Preen style, during her Iron Man publicity tour. And in short order came more fabulous credits on Anne Hathaway, Leigh Lezark, Chloë Sevigny, Karolina Kurkova, Mandy Moore, and Sienna Miller. Most recently, Fabiola Beracasa wore their Frances dress to Aid for AIDS earlier this month; Cindy Crawford was spotted in the Band dress (Spring’s finale look) last weekend at a Darfur fundraiser in London; and Bond girl Gemma Arterton repeated Gwyneth’s Iron appearance stitch for stitch in a black Power Bandage at the British Academy Children’s Awards. (You can compare and contrast in the image at left.) Second, when we called their PR to confirm all of the above, we learned that the design duo’s first ever resort collection, made exclusively for Net-a-Porter, is close to selling out. (Although for those of you who want to work a Gwyneth or Gemma, there are still a few Power Bandage frocks left in stock, in black and a special Resort-only hot pink.) A good year, indeed.

Photo: Franco S. Origlia/WireImage; Eamonn McCormack/WireImage