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We are EXCITED about our NEW Guest Editor for our July 2013 “Beauty Issue Vol 2”: Hair/Makeup Artist—Brian C. Hawkins (renowned celebrity/runway/editorial artist and educator)
Style-ology Magazine: Fashion Correspondent / Jacy Topps
As our publication approaches its 5th anniversary, we have been delighted to witness a diverse growth in readership and now growth to our staff as we are pleased to announce a NEW addition to our team—Fashion Correspondent: Jacy Topps a New York based Fashionista and freelance publicist. Jacy has collaborated on and produced events for New York’s Fashion Night Out; her social media and marketing work has been featured in various publications. Style-ology Magazine welcomes Jacy Topps.
By: Style-ology Magazine Fashion/Beauty Correspondent Anna Schonberg
(Twitter: @StyleologyMag / @anna_artistry / @xoBetsey Johnson)
I recently caught up with Betsey Johnson on a rainy NYC night at Molecule’s Fashion Fiesta for a Cause. It was dreary outside but all was bright inside the venue of her fashion show benefitting the Women’s Education Project and the work they are doing in India. We chatted backstage just after she ended the theatrical Bollywood themed show with her trademark cartwheel. She told me she prefers to only do two cartwheels a year, one for her fall show and one for her spring show, but for good causes she feels she, “owes them one.” Then she downplayed her gymnastic talents saying, “but I don’t practice and I am not in shape,” which is clearly not the case as her tiny muscular frame and dynamic energy reveal.
I asked about the fashions for the show, and she said they were all from her personal collection. She laughingly called herself, “something of a pack rat,” saying that she saves everything and her clothes fill a 5000 square foot space. The pieces in the show were vintage looks that she revamped to match the dramatic Bollywood evening. But even for her regular shows, she always likes a “gimmick” she said. In this case it was the candy colored assortment of wigs on the models. All of the models she had worked with before, “so they know me, I don’t want any of that modely Sh**.”
From the side of the stage, we were watching an incredible Bollywood dance performance by a troupe of talented women in traditionally glittery Indian attire. After a moment Betsey turned to me and said, “I want to do a show with these girls. Aren’t they amazing?” And yes they were. Equally amazing is her constant search for inspiration and her ability to reinvent herself and her fashions all while being the life of the party. Not to mention those cartwheels for a cause.
(See more of Betsey on the Style Network’s show XOX Betsey Johnson.)
Above: Style-ology Magazine Fashion/Beauty Correspondent Anna Schonberg
From the brand that made the first jeans ever, Levi’s is now bringing us back to basic prices with 2 new lines that are anything but ordinary. dENIZEN ($27.99) and Levi’s Signature ($21.99) [dENiZEN® from the Levi’s ® brand / Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.] made with Essential stretch premium denim to ensure the utmost in fit. AW ’13 will feature boot cut, skinnies and straight styles in the hottest on trend colors and washes for men and women. Check out these pics of us NYC girls (photos below: LT/Francis & RT/Leslie) rockin’ the current Spring/Summer collection.
Product: Osmotics Cosmeceuticals
Reviewed By: Style-ology Magazine Fashion/Beauty Correspondent Anna Schonberg
Trying & testing for all you @StyleologyMag fans. Newest revelation? @OsmoticsBeauty Micro Peel. Bye-bye “BLAH”skin! pic.twitter.com/TyLo0DDDAZ
Cosmeceuticals? Yikes. The very word conjures images of over treated skin that is red, peeling and reeling from sensitization. But discovering Osmotics Cosmeceuticals has changed all that. The 3 Step Skin Resurfacing System gradually resurfaces, over a period of 4 weeks, without irritation. Created by Francine Porter, this anti-aging regimen takes the place of harsh peels and traditional AHA’s.
I am now in the final week! The nightly ritual consists of a 2 minute Exfoliating Charcoal Mask which is followed by a Collagen Boosting Micro Peel serum with tropical fruit acids and Vitamin C. Then it is all topped off with a Protective Barrier Cream to soothe and protect. This super quick routine is living up to its claims so well that I literally jump out of bed in the morning to check out the work it has done in my sleep.
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WASHINGTON ROBERTS A/W 2013
By: Style-ology Fashion Correspondent Anna Schonberg
Wish list for designer Washington Roberts’ A/W ’13 collection: Well, almost everything. He cited the Industrial Revolution as one of his inspirations for this collection as it was the time when women entered the work force and their clothes were forced to balance feminine allure with a more masculine influence.
His pieces are understated but exquisite attention to detail means they command attention. Subtle color blocking shows he knows how to flatter a woman’s shape and interesting combinations of fabrics such as a silk charmeuse blouse with a leather collar are just a few of his standout hits. His color story includes a fair share of NYC’s ubiquitous black but vibrant hues inspired by his recent trip to Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean were also on display. (www.WashingtonRoberts.com)
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