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…and we’re back


Well it’s been a minute, huh? In lieu of a lame apology please accept this amazing video as recompense for my absence.

February means Fashion Week in my world and, as always, it makes for the two busiest times at my job. Once again, we partnered with the ultra-talented Zang Toi to create the beautiful runway look for his Fall 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The amazing Rudy Miles and his unrivaled Beauty by Rudy team, put a modern twist on Hollywood Glam to complement the striking, cinematic-inspired collection. I’ll have more snapshots from my trip coming this week…




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5 things

makeup free and ready for my close up... here goes nothing.

Today at work, we’re recording a series of video tutorials for SephoraTV and our website. We’re going for something a la Chanel and guess who gets to star in them??? This kid! I just love getting to try new things at work. Here’s 5 things I’ve learned in my day as a beauty host

1) Seeing yourself on video completely sans makeup is a humbling experience

2) My hands are bigger than my head. Or at least they look that way on camera.

3) Imagining you’re wrapped in big, fuzzy blanket in front of the fireplace creates the perfect ‘This primer feels SO good” expression.

4) The lighting in your office is the least flattering light you’ll ever be seen in. Ever.

5) I talk faster than the speed of sound. Today’s motto should be “good, now slow that down.”

More shooting to do, but I’ll make sure to post the videos here when I’ve finished editing them!

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My First Fashion Week

It’s finally happening. I am attending my very first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. *swoon x10*

My dreams of entering the fashion world go back so far that I can’t even remember a time when “Anna Wintour” wasn’t a part of my personal lexicon, and the same goes for Fashion Week. As far as I’m concerned, “tents” have only ever referred to one specific thing and let me tell you, it’s not camping. Trying to pin point when I first learned what Fashion Week was, is like trying to remember life before I could read.  That must have sucked, right?

My fabulous company, AmazingCosmetics, is sponsoring two shows at Fashion Week this year and I will be there running all sorts of backstage craziness. Specifically I will be directing our photographer, shooting “step-by-step” videos of how to get the runway looks with our fabulous lead artist Rudy Miles, and herding my 3 lovely bosses around the Step & Repeat and through press. It’s going to be a lot of work and I am thrilled. Not only will I be in NYC, but I’ll be backstage at Fashion Week and working with one of my dear friends from the j-school, our talented photographer, Charles Ludeke. (Check out his amazing work here) All of that and  the fact that I’ve been so busy at work I accidentally dropped a jean size this summer, woops! Could there BE better timing? I. think. not.

Before I leave there’s lots to do for prep work at Amazing, and appointments for lash extensions, a no-chip mani and a long over due pedicure to be made before I can walk within a mile of Lincoln Center in good conscience – can my pedicurist legally use a belt-sander on my heels? – but bottom line, I am beyond thrilled. I’ll be working plenty of course, but I’ll be trying to finesse my way into as many shows as possible in my downtime. JCrew and Michael Kors, I’m looking at you.

I’ll be tweeting and blogging my way through the next two weeks, so follow “career-girl-me” @AmazingCosmetic for the official backstage beauty and “real-girl-me” @skatebord for the less “pc” updates. I have a call with Rudy today to get the skinny on both runway looks so there will be news to follow shortly on my AmazingCosmetics blog, AmazingLand.

**Silly me- you are probably wondering what shows we’re doing! Uber-glamourous Zang Toi and the queen of dresses Sherri Hill. Kendall Jenner is walking for Sherri so I’ll definitely have Kardashian spottings for you.

Flashback: Charles and I at my senior sorority formal at Mizzou. That lavender suit? yes please.

Backstage at Zang Toi Fall 2011 Show (photo: Charles Ludeke)

Backstage at Zang Toi Fall 2011 Show (photo: Charles Ludeke)

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Colorful Living a la Kate Spade

I am loving this quirky new video by Ely (eel-eye) Kim for Kate Spade almost as much as I love the campaign he created it for. Kate Spade is kicking off their year of “Living Colorfully” and I couldn’t be a bigger fan of the idea! If you live anywhere remotely cold right now, like I do, you’re probably surrounded by snowy skies, dreary cloud cover and dirty snowdrifts… a reality that has left me feeling all-around gray. And nothing helps chase away the “winter grays” like an unexpected punch of color in your life. Whether it’s a springy shade of blush or simply picking up a pair of  gloves that aren’t black on your next Target run, adding a little color to your life is a sure-fire way to brighten up more than just your wardrobe. So take it from me,or Ms. Spade, and remember that no matter the weather, live colorfully… and just maybe mother nature will follow suit.


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Read my posts on the AmazingCosmetics blog!

Hello fabulous readers!

I know. I’ve been a negligent blogger. I’m sorry! –But I have a legitimate excuse! I am officially the new publicist for AmazingCosmetics *cue the celebration music and confetti please* and as part of my new position I am writing a daily blog for the company! You may have heard of us, we are the creators of the celebrity adored, AmazingConcealer (winner of the Allure Best in Beauty award for best concealer) and are available in your local Ulta and Sephora!  Now I promise I’ll be back soon… just as soon as I can adjust to my big-girl schedule and wake up early enough to post before I head into work!

But until then, visit the AmazingCosmetics blog for my tips on everything from beauty to wellness and the latest Hollywood buzz about AmazingCosmetics! …did I mention Ashley Greene’s makeup artist used the AmazingConcealer on her in Twilight Saga: Eclipse? …oh I didn’t? Silly me!

Don’t worry, I promise I’ll be back! I’m about to start the major project of redecorating my old room to make it feel more like a swanky boudoir than my high school bedroom …only fitting now that I’m a college graduate… so I’ll have lots of pics, tips and probably mishaps to share. Until then, check me out at amazingcosmetics.wordpress.com

xoxo, Samantha

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