The Women’s Mafia Fashion Show at the Bryant Park Hotel on Wednesday Feb. 17th was an experiment in controlled Chaos. As word had spread throughout the fashion community about the subversive and sexy 10pm show and private party across from the tents, the venue was almost completely filled before the event had officially began at 9pm. The anticipation and buzz was palpable in Cellar Bar as it was backstage.
Downstairs our talented hair and makeup teams worked at a relentless pace to create our signature “Rock-Chic-meets-bedroom-eyes” look. Headed by celebrity makeup artist Chris Lanston for makeup (artist to the stars such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce) and inventor and entrepreneur Jamey Nash of Latest-Additions on hair, we knew we were in good hands. While working the phones to make sure our Vogue, WWD and Bergdorf contacts made it into the packed venue, our stylist Engie Hassan, designer Alisha Trimble and I styled and re-fitted the lingerie looks on some fabulous new models that were replacing some last-minute no-shows. Miraculously, everything came together in time and every look found its muse.
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