New York heat in July serves no stopping the #glam. Packing for SF #GenBeauty in t-minus 5 days! PS - Why can I only wear new shoes in NYC for one day before they get marked up? #ipsy #eddieborgo #covergirlmade
Tanya Bel @ VNY by Lara Callahan, makeup by Brenna Drury, hair by Jojo Torres, Styling by #AdamsBellouis in Daniel Silverstein and #NoSuchAgencyPR. Wearing denim and sneakers to the office? #NoProblem.
Aleksandra Kolanko’s sweet silky garments are literal second skin. This spring, I had the honor of working with the New York based designer in collaboration with a few of my favorite artists, Lara Callahan and Brenna Drury. The white wooden floors and windows that peep morning light inside (her studio): the perfect inspiration for the soft, luxuriously creative pieces that she hand-sews and displays. Aleksandra designs for the romantics, offering gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces made for both inner wear and out.
Each piece tells a major story, from contemporary boning in the corsets to the finely turned hems in the tanks. One open-back piece has rosettes along the neckline, for the most stunning feminine glow. I love the flattering, thoughtful cuts and tailoring that come with each piece - there is no point in buying garments that do not have a fit that makes you feel like a princess.
Pictured above is Bridie Morris with Ford, photographed by Lara Callahan in Aleksandra Kolanko. Hair and makeup by Brenna Drury + styling be me. You can see more of Aleksandra's work at AleksandraKolanko.com.
As each season approaches, it is so important to adjust your foundation to your skin tone! My shade changes often - I can go from being very pale with cool undertones, to beige and sand with yellow undertones in one trip to the beach. While the skin on my face tends to stay consistent (thanks to SPF), my arms and chest change, and I like to be all one tone.
With Memorial Day being next weekend, I turned to CoverGirl for my new foundation. TruBlend liquid makeup has the most gorgeous yellow undertones that really match my tan. This full coverage formula blends evenly into the skin, and I apply it on both my face and neck. I love that CoverGirl gives 21 shades from Soft Honey to Toasted Almond. Along with this, I am using CG Smoother concealer for my undereyes and to compliment a contour. CG Smoothers concealer features AquaCurrent Science with botanicals like ginseng, vitamin E, and chamomile.
"Admire someone else's beauty without questioning your own."
This summer Inspiration features CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation in M4 Sand Beige and CG Smoothers Concealer (stick form!) in the shade light. I combine these bases with a variety of contour blushes + eyeliners for a flawless look each day.
This past month, Lancôme launched an exciting new skincare product, Visionnaire Crescendo. This is a two step treatment that acts as a peel, to apply over the duration of 28 nights. Lancôme and Influenster were kind enough to send me a complimentary package, including the Visionnaire Crescendo, Bienfait UV SPF 50+ facial sunscreen, and the new Lancôme Matte Shaker lipstick to try out. It is important to apply the peel at night, and to protect your skin during the day with a facial sunscreen, as the peel will make your skin more susceptible to damage from the sun during this time.
Within the first week of trying the peel, I noticed my skin was softer, brighter, and my makeup applies more smoothly and evenly. Along with the peel, I use a derma roller, and moisturize with both a peptide serum and a classic face moisturizer. I find that the derma roller allows for the serums to penetrate deeper and more efficiently.