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Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup: The Art of Beauty

We’ve seen many makeup artists use makeup to create some beautiful facial canvases but have you ever wondered what would happen when an artist uses makeup to create amazing faces on actual canvases? We recently got the answer to that question when an artist and fashion illustrator teamed up with a prestigious Korean cosmetic brand. Today we’re presenting the amazing results from the Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup (pronounced “must have”) collaboration, currently on view at Caravan Stylist Studio.

Using the cosmetics brand’s eyeshadows, foundation, and powders, highlighters, mascaras, lipsticks and makeup brushes, Hodaya Louis created some of the most stunning beauty portraits we’ve ever seen. Can you believe these were all painted with makeup brushes, using all MustaeV makeup products?

It’s no surprise because the MustaeV Makeup products are highly pigmented and go on velvety smooth, whether on the face or a canvas. Launched in 2009, MustaeV Makeup was established in the Seoul’s Cheongdam area known as the beauty mecca of Korea. As K Beauty is making a huge splash in the United States, this beauty brand is definitely one to watch and keep in your beauty kits. Just look at their range of highly pigmented eyeshadows.

But back to the amazing Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup artwork. We know these pictures don’t do them justice but we hope these individual shots will give you a closer look at the incredible work. Who would’ve thought such stunning work could be created with makeup and makeup brushes. Don’t they look like watercolor paintings?

Of course, painting with makeup and makeup brushes is not all that Hodaya Louis does. Her illustrated oil and mixed media designs and artworks have been presented to several illustrious locations including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum Of Natural History, and was even featured on Bravo’s Real Housewives Of OC. Below in order of appearance is The Ballerina, unknown title of a woman in red, Amazon Forest, and New York Girl.

So there you have it, the amazing work of a fantastic artist. Tell us, what are your thoughts on the Hodaya Louis and MustaeV Makeup? Which are your favorite pieces?

 

 

FREE NYFW EVENT: CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up

Claudine DeSola of Caravan Stylist Studio has teamed up with conscientious-chic designer Tabitha St. Bernard to create a small capsule collection, the CARAVAN X TABII collection, launching with an interactive pop-up atelier at The Gregory Hotel. The NYFW pop-up will allow fashionistas the unique opportunity to purchase a garment they help bring to life. By selecting their fabric of choice, they will watch as their outfit gets created right before their eyes. This unique pop-up is open to the public (NO RSVP is required!) allowing the general public to experience a bit of the wonderful excitement of NYFW.

The CARAVAN X TABII collection consists of two zero waste designs and takes the emerging “see now, buy now” trend one step further with a “made now” option. The CARAVAN X TABII collection seeks to make women feel good about what they are wearing. The streamlined, zero waste designs will be made with surplus fabrics, with every square-inch being used in the collection. Any fabric that is not used for the design of the garments will be later turned into sachets and scarves.

The conscientious-chic CARAVAN X TABII Collection is not only waste reducing, the experience will also serve as color therapy for consumers, who are given the opportunity to select the fabrics and colors that are meaningful to them. The CARAVAN X TABII collection is supported by NYC Fashion M.A.D.E., (Manufacturers of Alliance of Design Educators), which will enroll a candidate from the factory where the collection will be produced in their educational program.

The CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up opens for two days only at the very fashionable, 132-room boutique The Gregory Hotel, located in midtown Manhattan at 42 West 35th Street, on Friday, February 10th, and Saturday, February 11th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you love one-of-a-kind pieces and want to support reducing fabric waste, head over to The Gregory Hotel for this great event. We will certainly be stopping by. Will you be attending the open-to-the-public pop-up event for this sustainable fashion collection? What garment are you interested in having made? Share your fashionable thoughts with us.

Look Spectacular in the Elevated Fit of Covry Eyewear

When it comes to eyewear, we always have the same issue, finding cute sunnies that complements our wide, oval/round face. For a while, we gave up on trying to find cute eyewear, concluding we’d just have to deal with the sun’s never-ending glare. Luckily we get invited to great events which continuously introduces us to great, new brands. We not-so=recently were introduced to a great eyewear brand at Caravan Stylist Studios, Brooklyn-based, Covry Eyewear, and its Founders, Athina Wang and Florence Shin. What makes this indie eyewear brand really cool is, not only do they have sunglasses and specs for the four different face shapes – square, oval, round and heart-shaped; they also offer styles for both narrow and wide faces.

Imagine coolly slipping on a pair of sunnies or specs that fit your face comfortably, even when you smile broadly. We didn’t think it was possible but with Covry Eyewear, it truly is. Say hello to the eyewear brand that embraces diverse facial features. While most available eyewear sits on your cheeks, slide down your nose, or rise up your face, Covry Eyewear’s signature Elevated Fit, which boasts longer nose pads, a reduced frame curvature, and a narrowed nose bridge, elevates the frame to sit higher on your face and away from your cheeks. Covry Eyewear currently offers nine styles of spectacles and 20 styles of sunglasses.

Since we are blessed with a wide face, styles like the PAVO and NASH specs, and MAIA, VEGA, CASTOR, and LYNX sunglasses are recommended for us. So if you are also blessed with wide faces, dear readers, these are the styles to check out first. For you narrow-faced women out there, it is recommended that you check out the RIGEL specs, and KRAZ, and LYNX sunglasses.

Covry Eyewear is available for both women and men on www.shopcovry.com and ranges in price from $95.00 – $135.00. And although it is winter, the glare of the sun knows no season, are you wearing the most comfortable sunglasses? What are your thoughts on the styles from this great indie eyewear brand? Could Covry make you SPECtacular? Share your thoughts with us.

NYFW Fashion Event: You’re Invited to the HEISEL in 3D Installation

Attention fellow fashion lovers and NYFW enthusiasts who want to attend an innovative fashion event during fashion week, we’ve got a great event for you. HEISEL, a lifestyle streetwear brand, and design laboratory for wearables is holding a 3D installation / presentation during the famed week of style in NYC. The best part, the HEISEL in 3D Installation event, held on September 10th – 11th, from 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, is open to the public! HEISEL is known for using new technology-based materials and manufacturing methods to make sustainable clothes, accessories, and things. This includes 3M reflective material, solar protection, and moisture wicking technology, sublimated images, 3D printing, etc. So this artistic presentation will not disappoint, whether you’re a lover of fashion, technology, or art.

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Make sure to have your social media ready to share what is sure to be cool Instagram and Snapchat moments from fashion week. The HEISEL in 3D installation / presentation is presented by Caravan Stylist Studio, and will be held at The Gregory Hotel. Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level, guests will experience a fully transformed space as a 3D spider web within the designer studio, created by Scott Taylor, using only paper tape. HEISEL will showcase their newest collection of 3D-printed clothes and accessories inside the designer studio. Attending guests will also have the unique pleasure of customizing their fashion and accessories, thanks to the 3D printer that will be available during the event. The 3D printed fashion and accessories that guests will customize will range in price from $12.00 to $48.00.

The HEISEL in 3D Installation / presentation is not to be missed, so if you’re free during the above-mentioned dates and times, why not stop by to enjoy a bit of innovative fashion. For many, the future of fashion includes technology and you may find yourself looking at future pieces of your wardrobe.  What are your thoughts on the inclusion of technology in fashion? Share your thoughts with us int he comments.

Give Your loved Ones Healthy Essentials this Holiday

While you’re shopping for the latest tech, fashion, and jewelry gifts to give your loved ones this holiday, don’t forget about the essentials, the health and wellness products that will keep them happy and healthy as we enter flu season, and the weather gets colder. Having healthy essentials is  absolutely necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. These are the personal care products that keep us going, from some of our favorite brands. Thanks to the wonderful team at Caravan Stylist Studio, we were introduced to Johnson & Johnson’s newly created HealthyEssentials.com website which provides tips and tricks on how to care for our loved ones, must-have Johnson & Johnson products all in one place, and monthly savings on those products, thanks to the available printable coupons.

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Whether you’re looking for holiday gift sets or stocking stuffers, know that these very useful, healthy essentials make excellent gifts. Who doesn’t need products such as Aveeno Skin relief Hand Cream, Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Listerine Pocketpaks Oral Care Strips, Band-Aid Brand Star Wars Band-Aids, Johnson’s Baby Products, and ROC Daily Resurfacing Disks, to name a few.

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As we stated, the website also provides everyday tips you can add to your daily routine to start your journey on a healthy lifestyle. The tips are segmented to help you get through your day. Some of these tips include how to enjoy a sneeze free holiday season, tips for fighting puffiness, proper wound care, foods to feed your heart, ways your diet can affect your sleep, and much more. So whether you’re looking for flawless holiday makeup, allergy help, great deals on everyday, healthy essentials, or ways to stay healthy throughout the season, visit the HealthyEssentials.com website for everything you will need this season and beyond.

We’re all set to be as healthy as we can this season. How are you keeping yourself healthy this season?

Your Skin’s Best Defense: LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set

A few weeks ago, we, along with a few more bloggers, got to indulge in a quick but wonderful facial using the anti-aging products from LIFTLAB Skincare, thanks to Caravan Stylist Studios. As bloggers, we were lucky enough to take travel-sizes of the wonderful beauty products used for our facial, to continue using at home. At almost a month later, we’ve gotten into a routine of using the products and going on about our day, with nary a thought….until we started receiving compliments on how wonderful our skin looked, how our makeup looked flawless, and fielded questions on our contouring methods (we’re not contouring). That’s when we realized, the skincare products from the LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set we’ve been using was really making a difference.

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Each breakthrough product is formulated with LIFTLAB’s proprietary Self-Rejuvenating Lift System, infused with nature’s most powerful and protective protein: Cell Protection Proteins® (CPP®). Exclusive to LIFTLAB and first discovered in the Arctic as the secret to survival in plants and marine life that thrive in icy Arctic conditions, CPP® is unprecedented in delivering intensive moisturization, exceptional repair, and remarkable rejuvenation benefits for a lifetime of healthier, younger-looking skin.

We had a wonderfully relaxing experience thanks to Esthetician Extraordinaire, Andy Lamm, who made sure our skin was bathed in the luxurious, anti-aging skincare regimen. That day our skin was left soft and glowing. Since our day of pampering (minus a few stress day), we see (and hear thanks to those compliments) the benefits of using these amazing products. The LIFTLAB Skincare products used are listed below and are readily available for your convenience in the LIFTLAB Skincare Travel Set.

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PURIFY + CLARIFY™
Daily Cleanser, Detox Mask, Gentle Exfoliant
A convenient 3-in-1 Treatment for every skin type. Gently refine skin, balance moisture, remove impurities, reduce pore size and help heal blemishes, all in one use.

LIFT + FIX™
Restore Serum
A concentrated Restoring Serum to calm, eliminate and prevent inflammation of any kind. Instantly hydrate the skin, alleviate sensitivity and addresses premature signs of aging in just 30 seconds without the sticky, residue.

LIFT + REPAIR™
Multi-Active Serum
This highly effective Serum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Keep skin regeneration at your fingertips with the power of six proteins and peptides in one easy application.

LIFT + MOISTURIZE™
Daily Cream
An ultra-hydrating Moisturizer that goes beyond the surface to increase elasticity and extend skin’s youthful look. Instantly absorbing, melts into the skin for a flawless application, no matter your location.

We’re loving the changes to our skin and recommend you add this Travel Set to your beauty cabinet.

Eveningwear with an Edge: Michael DePaulo Collection

The best kind of show to attend during NYFW is a presentation. while runway shows are exciting, with fashion presentations, you get up close and personal with the looks to enjoy a greater and closer view of all the details, something that’s difficult to capture as models are zipping by you. One of the presentations we had the pleasure of attending was for Michael DePaulo’s Spring 2016 Collection, a designer whose’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection we’ve previously highlighted.

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His red carpet-ready, designer gown collection was one of the rotation of New York City fashion designers who showcased their looks at the Caravan Stylist Studio in partnership with Save The Garment Center. His collection boasts sophisticated silhouettes with edgy details that have graced the red carpets of The Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys and Tony Awards.

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His dramatic and architectural gowns were breathtaking to see in person. Favorite pieces include the gorgeous black and white strapless ballgown, the stunning white jacket with black sequin embellishments below which as you can see, looks very much like the black and white gown. We also adore the dramatic shoulder embellishment on the above red gown, and of course, the beautiful, black  Kimono gown. We see why his looks have appeared on several red carpet, and we’re sure to see more.

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De Paulo’s designs are sold at high-fashion retailers around the world, including Saks Fifth Avenue, and he recently launched an exclusive bridal collection with Kleinfeld Bridal.

Century21 Stores & Caravan Stylist Studios Pop-Up

Sometimes the best moments of attending Fashion week is when you get to escape from the never-ending shows to take a much needed break. The cycle of going to shows, taking photos and notes, sharing to social media, then leave to do it again at another show or location can get tiring. To break the monotony is a must for your state of mind which is why we were delighted to relax until our next show at the Century21 Stores and Caravan Stylist Studios Pop-Up.

The pop-up’s attendees were treated to a space to relax, recharge their phones, enjoy some delicious snacks and treats from Luna Bar, Volvic Water, Belvoir Fruit Farms Lemonade, and InFusion Iced Herbal Tea.

We were also treated to some wonderful glam and pampering services,some guests opted for hair, makeup, or nails with great brands like Not Your Mother’s Haircare, Lift Lab, Simple Skincare, FOREO, and Color Club Nail Polish.

We opted for a fab manicure with Color Club Nail Polish. while there were so many amazing and fun colors to choose from, we decided to go springy and bright with Jackie OH!, a HOT pink shade, which was edged up with a black stripe. After a few minutes for a brief session in the shoe department, we were off to our show.