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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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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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