Posted by Emily Kammeyer on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
It may be gloomy and grey today but this weekend the sun is just itching to make an appearance. Now you may be the type that immediately jumps into shorts and a t shirt at the first sight of spring, but this one is a little more cautious and has a tendency to run cold. So here's a little weekend outfit inspiration to get the juices flowing and the bright colors popping!
Jacket: Coach // Shirt: Madewell // Pants: BDG // Shoes: Surface To Air (similar here) // Bag: H&M Bracelets: E.Kammeyer Accessories Tassel Bracelet, Made Her Think Encrusted Rose Gold Bracelet , Nike Fuel Band // Etc. Modern Vintage Jewelry Watchband // Giles & Brother Railroad Spike Bracelet // Gloves: Union Sq. Market (similar here) // Earrings: Erickson Beamon Crystal Earrings, Slight Jewelry Zombie Earring Sunglasses: Prada
Photos taken by Liz Teich
Posted by Emily Kammeyer on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tory Burch's show this season was textural, metallic and filled with luxe detail. Inspired by armor her parents once collected, Burch reinterpreted it into a much more tactile, hand friendly collection. Baroque fabrics, draped chain belts, fur muffs and mixed florals made this collection. I loved the embellished armor like dresses and skirts and floral on floral mixed dress and blouse looks. This may be my favorite Burch collection yet to date. I can't wait to wear that harnessed leather and fur muff next year paired with a chunky sweater and embellished skirt!
Posted by Emily Kammeyer on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
I fully admit I try my best to take care of my skin. I have a regimen that I follow every morning and every evening. But the fact that I run outside all winter long tends to wreck havoc on my skin and suck any moisturizer I apply right out! I've been through a lot with my skin and even went on Accutane about 4 years ago, talk about dry skin. My friend Deborah, whom I met a few years ago through the beauty industry now works for a line called Sulwhasoo that is very different from most lines I've used in the past. I was intrigued by the ingredients in their line, such as: Korean red ginseng, red pine, and East Indian lotus. Deborah offered me the opportunity to try out a Sulwhasoo facial and it seemed like the perfect time to put my skin in check.
The facial is different from most, it's a more holistic approach that incorporates traditional eastern elements. The Sulwhasoo facial practice works to address the root cause of any imbalance with ancient Korean herbal ingredients. There was no steam or extractions, but instead Emily (my facialist), practiced advanced facial massage techniques paired with acupressure. I was a bit skeptical at first about a facial that was so different from what I believed to be the norm. I've become quite used to the traditional facial that pairs steam with extractions and other things that leave me walking out with a blotchy face. Sulwhasoo does neither of those things. To be honest I didn't miss them one bit and instead found the acupressure was one of my favorite parts of the facial.
The other highlight was something everyone is talking about, or at least it feels like it on the beauty blogs, fabric face masks. Sulwhasoo just launched a brand new one called the Snowise EX Brightening Mask. As part of the treatment I was able to try this brand new, not even released yet, mask that was so simple you can do it at home, and you should. The cloth mask comes with all of the ingredients already applied, all you do is put it on and wait 20 minutes. The mask is intended to minimize dark spots, promote the skin's natural circulation and prevent inflammation. All I will say is there were some pesky acne marks on my face that were for the most part completely gone and had faded from my face overnight.
After spending an hour being pampered, Deborah (business manager) took the time to walk me through the collection. Sulwhasoo is very process oriented and requires multiple steps. If you are a one product wonder, this may not be the line for you. But if you love skin care products and are looking for something that may make a dramatic difference for your skin, I highly suggest trying it out.
Over the last 3 weeks since my facial I have been testing out a set of products Deborah suggested. The products comprise a 4-step system. First cleanse, second the first care serum, third you combine equal parts balancing water and balancing emulsion (it's a lotion of sorts), finally you apply the ginseng face cream.
On top of that I've also been testing out their ginseng oil, which I apply before going out for a cold winter's day run. All in all I have been absolutely in love with the products. I especially love the combination of the balancing water and balancing emulsion. When you apply it to your face its silky and fragrant and feeling perfectly luxurious. Additionally, applying the ginseng oil to my face before going out for a run has made a major difference in the moisture level of my skin.
If you would like to check out any of these products and the rest of the line head over to Bergdorf Goodman and go to the Sulwhasoo counter. Deborah is lovely and welcoming and will show you around their fabulous line.
Posted by Emily Kammeyer on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
DESIGNER: ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET
Welcome to the whimsical world of Alice + Olivia
! Stacey Bendet out did herself this season! The visionary behind Alice + Olivia knows how to tell a story, and found the perfect space this season for an evening full of tales. The space is The McKittrick Hotel
, home to the interactive Macbeth production, Sleep No More. Bendet was inspired by the illustrated pop-up books by Benjamin Lacombe. Bendet wrote her own fairy tale this season entitled,
Enchanted: The Search for the Golden Monarch.
Each chapter was played out by the models as you walked from room to room. There even was a Rapunzel with her long winding braid and sleeping beauty in a plexi glass box. The clothes were dark and romantic with touches of fur, and amazing embellishments (check out the amazing completely embellished little mod number hanging in the phone booth in image six). The clothes exuded a Victorian era ora with high necks, lace yokes, and brocade galore. Yet perfectly off set with a very Seventies look with fur collars, draped front cardigan coats and thigh high boots, oh and the hair, THE HAIR! Voluminous, and oh so fabulous! It was the perfect icing on the cake!
Posted by Emily Kammeyer on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
DESIGNER: KATE SPADE
This season was very much inspired by Deborah Lloyd's travels to Asia, specifically Shanghai and Tokyo. She stayed true to the Kate Spade
customer but with some fabulous details and silhouettes that had the crowd wanting more. There were monochromatic silhouettes, fully in red, bucket hats, to die for bags galore and more feathers and embellishment than can fit in my closet. Highlights I loved, were the take out container purse, jeweled cuffs peaking out from bracelet length sleeves, birdcage bag and the pajama style ensemble with the ostrich coat. Get your shopping lists together! Fall 14 is going to be a good one!