Tuesday, February 26, 2013

throughout the years

Outfit Details:
Rose Garden Dress and sweater socks - c/o Free People
thrifted bow belt
Seychelles platforms (c/o)
MAC Russian Red
Miku is wearing a bow shirt c/o Martha Stewart Pets (she says thank you!)

My apartment is filled with many little treasures I've collected throughout the years. Most of the decor throughout my place is either vintage, antique, or handmade/independent - with a few exceptions. I like having more unique pieces, and I especially love the hunt. What's even better is that most of what I have around my apartment cost me next to nothing or nothing at all. I think this set of chairs (there are four of them) was one of the most expensive furniture purchases I made, and it still cost less than a set from Ikea. My most recent purchase was that framed floral artwork in the upper right corner of the photos, which I found for a whopping $20 on a day trip with some friends in New Hope. My mom taught me well. Thanks, ma!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Makeup Monday: Recreate The Runway - Jeremy Scott

Before starting this tutorial I want to note that I used different products than what was listed on the face chart. To replicate the final look, you can use Landscape Green and Pure White Chromacakes (mixed), which you can find at the MAC Pro stores. I just wanted to use something that was more readily available for you guys, which is why I went with their pro longwear shadow in fresh flare. I also followed the original face chart, which had more of a straight line than the upward curve. If I do this look again, I'll go with the latter - it has a more flattering line that makes it a little more cool girl and a little less super hero.

For step by step photos and instructions, click here to read more

Makeup Monday: Backstage at Jeremy Scott

One of my favorite parts of fashion week (or perhaps my favorite) is going backstage and watching the magic behind the scenes. The amount of work that goes into a show - which is over in the blink of an eye- is an awe inspiring spectacle. Even the beauty alone takes a tremendous team and massive planning; it's organized chaos. Multiple hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail techs work on each model to create a custom look for the designer, and I try to document it without getting in the way. Why? So I can recreate it, later - which will be coming in the next post (along with step by step photos).

Kabuki was MAC's key artist backstage at Jeremy Scott, and even though I had to jet off a little early to go beauty hunting outside with The Cut, I had the chance to chat with him about the look after the show. He wanted to create a look that was young and rebellious, graphic, and not to be taken too seriously. The result? Neon green, lightning bolts, and magenta lips. "It's about a woman who's tired of being a girl and she's ready for the next step." 

If you're ready for the next step, check back in about thirty minutes and I'll have a step by step breakdown of how you can achieve this look at home.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Week, On Instagram

My week (okay, last week) on instagram: New York Fashion Week edition. Follow me at @keikolynn.

Left to right, top to bottom:
1) The look at Jeremy Scott. All backstage makeup looks by MAC.
2) and 3) Backstage at Nanette Lepore.
4) Alice and Olivia.
5) Bleached brows and bold color at Karen Walker.
6) Schutz platforms at the DBA lounge.
7) Kabuki working his magic at Zac Posen.
8) Crystal Renn, dream girl.
9) The look at Libertine.
10) The nails at Libertine, by butter London.
11) and 12) Two great looks at Trina Turk.
13) Candela.
14) Tadashi Shoji.
15) I am crazy about this lip look by  MAC from the Kenneth Cole show. Gorgeous!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Free People: FP ME

Outfit Details:
Shake It Beach Pullover - Free People
heart necklace and dainty rings - c/o Stella and Bow
reworked vintage necklace - Corvus Noir
bracelets - c/o Sorrelli and vintage 
Seychelles glitter platforms

As a longtime customer and fan of Free People, I was thrilled to be a part of the official launch of their online style community, FP Me. By starting an FP Me profile, you can share your style, create collections and wishlists, leave reviews, and network with other users. It's a great change to their shopping experience; I love when I can see the clothing styled on all different people. They're also hosting a giveaway from now until March 1st; you can enter to win a Free People look (valued at $500) by starting a profile and uploading your picture to one of their product pages.

Click here to view my profile - and let me know once you start a profile, so I can add you!

Pink Pantsuit

Outfit Details:
hat - Steven Alan
7th Avenue Slim Ankle pant and the Crosby Street Collarless Jacket - c/o New York & Company
Daydreamer LA ruffled tee - Urban Outfitters
glitter heels - Sole Society
lipstick - MAC Party Parrot

My final look with Glamour and New York & Company takes a work-ready pantsuit - comprised of the 7th Avenue Slim Ankle pant and the Crosby Street Collarless Jacket - into a more contemporary, lighthearted place with a ruffled t-shirt, menswear inspired hat, and glittery heels. Miku approves!

Don't forget that I'll be hosting in store tonight from 6-8 PM- hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

home sweet home

Outfit Details:
coral trench, grid print blouse and 7th Avenue Slim floral pant - all c/o New York & Company
 shoes - Sole Society (old)
Jungle Chic glasses in Sweet Cherry - c/o BonLook
For my second look with Glamour and New York & Company, I styled my absolute favorite pair of pants, the 7th Avenue Slim floral pant, and the coral trench. Just a hint of the grid print blouse peeked through for a bit of pattern play, and I kept most of the ensemble in the same color family so it would look united instead of clashing. Check the previous post for my first outfit; the final outfit will be up tomorrow. And don't forget to come to our event this Thursday (invitation here) for shopping, hors d'oeuvres, and champagne - see you there!

p.s. I'm not sure if anyone is interested in decor details, but just in case: vintage table from Brooklyn Flea, vintage chair from Brimfield Antique Fair, vintage Home Sweet Home embroidery in syroco frame and wooden tulips from my road trip with Miss Kimbly, K mug from Anthropologie, star from an antique store in the Hudson Valley (it's new, though), tin flower thing is from Ikea.

after nemo

Outfit Details:
glasses - c/o Lookmatic
hat - Topshop
coat - Trina Turk
shirt - c/o Sosie
shorts - Urban Outfitters
Thompson leather backpack - Coach (borrowed from Bobby )
packable tour boot - c/o Hunter 

Most of fashion week was less than glamorous for me; since I spent a lot of time 1) sick 2) backstage and 3) treading through snow, I ended up going for a more utilitarian outfit in lieu of anything fancy. Well, half the time. (I'll show you my other outfits later.) I borrowed Bobby's backpack to carry my camera equipment, and those Hunter boots saved me from breaking my neck more than once. I may not look very fashion week ready, but I was warm and got my jobs done quickly. In and out of there, like a bundled up ninja.

I also finished pulling looks for my segment in Cotton's 24 Hour Show, and even though I was treading through snow, I definitely had Spring and lots of color on the brain. My looks are slated for the 11 AM slot on March 2nd, so please tune in to the live stream or drop by if you're in South Beach! I'll be featuring some of my favorites: Nanette Lepore, Corey, 7 For All Mankind, and Seychelles. I can't wait to share the looks with you!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

cherry bomb

Outfit Details: 
faux leather moto jacket, graphic stripe print blouse and Crosby slim leg pant - c/o New York & Company
Coach colorblock legacy bag
"I'll have another" heels - c/o Seychelles

I teamed up with Glamour and New York & Company to style three outfits with some of my favorite pieces. I'm a big fan of dressing in lots of color and graphic prints, so I went straight for their spring-perfect peachy pinks, tomato reds, and patterned pieces.

For my first look, I went all out in my favorite color to wear (red!) and mixed the bright hue with even bolder prints. The faux leather moto jacket, graphic stripe print blouse and Crosby slim leg pant are all standouts on their own, but create even more of an impact when worn together. Go big or go home!

I'll be posting my other two outfits this week, so stay tuned. And mark your calendars - I'll be hosting an in store event this Thursday. See you there!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Makeup Monday: Ahoy!

Get the look: Urban Decay Naked 2, MAC Russian Red (I'm actually wearing Absolute Power, but it's limited edition), Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Perversion, Linen Sailor Girl hat - c/o Juicy Couture

When I was working on my last makeup post with Juicy, I ended up doing two different looks - one to match the jacket and one to go with this hat. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to wear! This is closer to my everyday look, only amped up a bit with a little bit of shadow, which is why I ended up going with the mod eye. But this hat definitely takes it from every day to campy retro - a theme I can get behind. Want to learn how to create a winged eye? Check out my tutorial here. I also have a red lip tutorial here.

I've been working on some tutorials that feature looks from NYFW, so Makeup Mondays are about to be back in full force. Check back next Monday!