NYFW is a weird thing, it’s that one time a year where all of the big blogger flock to NYC, attend shows and learn about the latest trends; while the fashion industry gears up to see what will be offered come spring, the rest of the world focuses in on Fashion and I get to take my very “online” blog job from the contents of my apartment (with waffles laying under me) “off line” to the streets one New York – yay! FW is a major deal for some bloggers, for me I take it as a chance to get ahead of what coming, network with my fashion fam and most importantly (well to me) hang out with other bloggers… because really connect with people, followers and peers is probably one of my favorite parts of this job.
So how does one prepare for the most epic fashion time of the year (well, one of two) – I’m sure all bloggers, industry pro’s and fashion elite do things differently but I am all about getting to a calm, cool and collected state… I know the week (or uh, 10ish days) to come will be BANANAS while I try and juggle my real job and NYFW without looking like one hot mess, so I try to make my life as easy as I can before hand. Doing that is giving the perfect amount of attention to my eyes, hair and face … oh and a planning my outfits, DUH (see below for a sneak peek at what I’ll be wearing!!!!)
EYES – Eyelash extensions have become a very necessary part of my life, Color Me Addicted! I got my first set at JJ Eyelashes earlier this year and tried a few places since but have never ever been half as impressed as I was at JJ, so now I’m back! Being Loyal! Seriously, YOU NEED TO TRY THESE THINGS THEY WILL FREAKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THEY’RE WORTH EVERY PENNY! PS Head over to my twitter (@colormecourtney) I’ll be answering some FAQ about eyelashes and taking your questions!! Tweet me @colormecourtney and @JJeyelashes to get a response and all your eye lash questions answered!!
FACE – I’m kind of obsessed with clear pores, literally thinking of all the gunk that sits on our face and leaks into our pores every day gives me SO MUCH anxiety and in some cases keeps me up at night – I know I know, I’m crazy. I know I didn’t need that added stress for NYFW and wanted to make sure I looked so gloomy and dewy in all my photos (lol… but seriously). I made a quick stop to the Marilyn Monroe Spa in Times Square located within the Hyatt hotel…. where I received the best dang facial of my life yesterday. Not only was the staff super accommodating and the amenities were off the chart, but the facial was dual part massage and facial with all natural products and a personalized skin consultation and recommendation plan – BOOM! My skin is now SO SOFT, clean and radiant! I took these photos without face make up (just brows & lips, yo) so you could see how much my trip to Marilyn Monroe Spa cleared me out!
HAIR – Remember when I went blonde (ish) earlier this summer? Yeah me too, and I’ve totally been having WAY more fun ever since, so yeah, the rumors are true! Anyways My hair needed a little refresh and a touch of fall, so I went to my new favorite salon, the Butterfly Studio Salon in Flat Iron / Gramercy Area to get my hair colored by the amazing Faye Corondo! There I got an awesome balayage treatment, which far surpassed my usual highlights. Faye Corondo deepened my roots a bit to match back to my natural, and “painted” (yes, painted) on ombre-esque effect before sprinkling me with balayage! If you’re a fan of the ombre, you’ll love the balayage – Faye taught me it gives you more control than the ombre look and helps you achieve that natural, gisele bundchen look! Although I didn’t walk out looking like that amazon goddess of a super model, I kind of felt like one! Isn’t it crazy how new hair can give you killer confidence?
Hair Color by Butterfly Studio Salon in Flat Iron District – Book an appointment here