Showing posts with label World MasterCard Fashion Week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World MasterCard Fashion Week. Show all posts

Toronto: World Mastercard Fashion Week + Giveaway

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend World Mastercard Toronto Fashion Week. 
It was a great opportunity to check out everything fashion and beauty under one roof. 
What I really loved was that this time I had the opportunity to see the whole picture. 
The conception of the backstage look to the runway!

Maybelline-Mélissa Nepton:
This look was all about the brows!

"Well-Groomed, bold brows brought focus to the eyes at Mélissa Nepton" -Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist, Maybelline New York Canada

Love the brows? Get the look?
Start with the Define-A-Brow® pencil to shape.
Use the Eyestudio® Brow Drama to fill in.

Essie-Mélissa Nepton:
Hello Spring nails!

Want the look?
You need:
Apricot Cuticle Oil (base)
Ridge Filling Base Coat(on top)
Where’s My Chauffeur? or Turquoise & Caicos or Absolutely Shore (on all but the ring finger)
No Place Like Chrome (ring finger)
Good to Go Top Coat (top coat)
Quick-e (Quick drying)

Redken-Mélissa Nepton:
"It's simple but there is still technically behind it"- Jorge Jao, Redken's Lead Artist 

One of the staples to get the look is the Pillow Proof blow dry express primer. This is a must have for curly haired girls like me because it has a heat protectant hair primer. Which protects your hair up to 450 degrees. Plus cuts down blow dry time, provides 24-hour lasting volume and helps to reduce breakage. Totally wish I had this in my high school blow dry my hair straight everyday phases.

Not sure if you can pull of this look?
Jorge recommends a simple 3-step regime to get you started.
Starting with Pillow Proof blow dry express primer to prep hair.
Using any Redken styling products. 
Use Pillow Proof blow dry two-day extender a dry shampoo to extend your style.

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Another fashion week has come and gone! 
This year decided to keep it short and only a attend backstage beauty/hair for one show. 
Of course, it had to be David Dixon!

He showed his bridal collection that was designed specifically for Kleinfeld-Hudson’s Bay.
That was a huge treat for me!
I love seeing the dresses flow down the runway.

David Dixon definitely knows how to do "pretty". 
She’s fresh, feminine and romantic.”- Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline Canada

Check out the breakdown for Maybelline beauty:
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream 
Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Moisturizing Balm in Quenched
Face Studio Master Glaze in Just Pinched Pink.
Color Tattoo Inked in Pink
Color Tattoo Bold Gold 
Brown Kohl 
SuperStay 14HR Lipstick in Eternal Rose.


Very bridal appropriate!

Jorge Joao, Redken Canada Lead Stylist created a aggressive side part with low chignon.
He also took out small pieces to create moment on the runaway.

Products used:
Pillow proof blow dry express primer with heat protection
Heat Styling Satin Wear 02 Thermal Blow Dry Hair Lotion


Another Fashion Week has come and gone. Being that I don't live in the core of Toronto. I opted in for only one day of festivities. I attended the first day and had a lot of fun! My favourite part was spending time with blogger friends, meeting people, amazing PR peeps and checking out new products.


Products needed:
Fashion Work 12 
Shine Flash 02 

  1. Apply Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine through out the hair.
  2. Blow dry hair all the way back.
  3. Make a centre part- then gather hair for a log ponytail.
  4. Wrap ponytail with hair.

My first time seeing the Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational and NEW Maybelline Colossal Smokey Eyes Mascara in action! Add these products to your list ASAP!

Photo Credit: Jake Rosenberg, The Coveteur


“This look is all about that super cool girl with flawless skin and bold brows. She puts her makeup on in the morning and doesn’t fuss with it at all throughout the day and night.” - Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist, Maybelline New York Canada

Products used:
Maybelline New York EyeStudio Master Smoky LongWearing Shadow Pencil in Scorching Brown along the lash line and up into the crease.

Products needed:
Loose Endings 09
Control Addict 28
Shine Flash 02

  1. Mist hair with water.
  2. Add quarter size amount of Loose Endings 09 through the hair- pushing it away from your face.
  3. Spray Control Addict 28 for hold, and Shine Flash 02 to give a shinier wet look.

Redken’s NEW Signature Look collection 

World MasterCard Fashion Week Backstage Hair & Beauty: Joe Fresh

How amazing is this picture?
It was taken while Jorge from Redken was spraying the models hair.

 I loved the fact that this look was one that you could wear daily. My favourite BB cream from Maybelline was used on the skin to give a dewy effect. Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black was used to line the upper lid. Maybelline Great lash was used on the lashes. Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral was used on the cheeks.  Grace Lee explained the look as "Tres, tres rocker chic"!

They cut the model's locks off to complete the look! I'm joking! Seriously though doesn't the wig look really natural. Jorge from Redken got the look by wrapping the hair using Fashion Works 12 and using bobby pins to compress it. Once the wig was on it was great to see them cut into it and use Wax Blast 10 & Fashion Works 12 to style it. It's crazy to see how much movement a wig can have right after coming out of a box.

I can't wait to see what Joe fresh has in store for us next season!

World MasterCard Fashion Week: KORHANI home Carpet Couture Runway Show

It's that time again! 
World MasterCard Fashion Week. 

Toronto is buzzing with new trends, amazing shows and fresh faces!

I had the opportunity to attend the KORHANI home Carpet Couture Runway Show. 
I was completely blown away with the precise tailoring and unique designs. I had to keep reminding myself that they`re wearing Carpet during the whole show! 

Check out some of the shots I captured!
The first one is my favourite because it's creepy and invokes emotion.

Can you believe that this is carpet?