I know, I know. I’ve been waxing profuse about spring, warm weather, bright pastels and must-have khaki for the past weeks as we put our spring print issue to bed. (And it’s a good one — subscribe now to get it on time in March!)
But now I have to shift gears and think seven months ahead, otherwise known as fall fashion for 2010, as I’m getting ready to put away fall fashion 2009. Thankfully, the looks coming out of New York Fashion Week last week are inspiring and oh-so wearable.
Your first preview into the looks you’re going to covet in six months comes from backstage at the Derek Lam fall 2010 show. Estée Lauder’s Tom Pecheux did the makeup and shared his looks for the models with us.
Maybe it’s sparkle overkill from the holidays, but my nude obsession continues.
This time, it’s Estee Lauder’s latest collaboration with Michael Kors called Very Hollywood Color Collection. The limited edition collection comes in gorgeous nude packaging that is the exact combination of matte and shine that you want in your spring nude lipstick. I love it just decorating my vanity.
Estee Lauder may have a reputation for being an “older woman’s” makeup line, but I’ve always been a fan. To me, the brand is very nostalgic. My mother’s vanity was always filled with their products and I’d watch her tap and smooth and massage on the various creams with envy. As a teen, I would follow my mother to the local department store and we invariably stopped at the Estee Lauder counter. The gleaming gold jars, the pastel hued bottles … to me, that was glamour. Not to mention all the mini-sized freebies my mother would give me every time Estee Lauder had a free gift with purchase promo (which was fairly frequently). Every gift with purchase promo meant we’d be having a mother-daughter shopping date.
Since my teen years, I’ve branched out and dabbled in all sorts of different skincare brands. But I may have to return to my first skincare love, now that I’ve discovered Estee Lauder’s Hydrationist, the company’s newest moisturizer.
Totally not greasy or oily, it does what I never thought I could do — moisturize my T-zone without breaking out or developing an oil slick by midday. The scent is absolutely addicting — they actually took a note from an undersea coral that no human being has ever smelled! But most of all, I love seeing that gold-topped jar on my vanity. It reminds me of home.
Estee Lauder Hydrationist Creme for Normal/Combination Skin, $38, www.esteelauder.com.