OUTFIT: Jacket (nanette lepore), Top (bar III), Shorts (BCBG), and Shoes (Michael Kors)
The Nordstrom Trend show Event was on June 11th at the San Francisco Westfield mall. The prize for my Makeup contest entrants, I was excited to see them and finally attend the event I had looked forward to for weeks. Unsure of what to expect, I rose at 6am on Saturday morning to get dressed and ensure an “on time” 7:30am arrival to the mall (sooooo early I know!!!… but well worth it!). Giddy with excitement I waited in line with family, my close friend Mariama Eghan a fabulous beauty blogger/guru herself and hundreds of eager and excited women. Promptly at 8:00am the elevators to Nordstrom opened and we were taken up to the area where the beauty and fashion crazed event was going to be held!
Amidst the beautiful clothes and shoes the buyers for Nordstrom do a phenomenal job of choosing season after season, was an incredible set up . Immediately to our left, healthy breakfast platters with fruits, yogurts, and mini muffins were displayed perfectly in order to welcome us in, tantalize and wakeup our taste buds. To our right were the beautiful faces of the pristinely dressed Nordstrom employees, genuinely thrilled to have us at their event and even more excited to hand us tote bags with free beauty goodies and programs detailing all the brands, products and events for the day. And finally, straight ahead was the main stage where a huge screen, runway and a sea of white chairs in rows going in all directions clearly marked out final destination. Lights were on full blast, the DJ had the music pumping, and the MC smartly dressed from head to toe in all white was ready to show us a good time. After just 15 minutes of talking to us, the MC made us forget that it was early Saturday morning, made us feel like we were about to “Partayyy!” and announced “Let the show begin!”
The trend show started with a mini runway show dedicated to all the summer fashion trends. My favorite trends from the mini show? The bold use of bright colors, so paring a bold bright top with a bold bright pant. Graphic flowing print dresses with pops of a single color, making for the perfect outfit for a daytime event. And last but not least, print shorts and a loose fitting white top!..here are some pictures from the mini show (sorry it was hard to get good ones!).
The rest of the trendshow was dedicated to allowing all the beauty brands that Nordstrom carries to explain what each brands are doing for summer. From MAC to Guerlain to SuperGoop to Anastasia (epic eyebrow lady to the stars) literally ALL the brands were covered. And we learned everything from new spa treatments that lift and tighten your skin like the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusions facials done in the Nordstrom Spa’s to Burberry’s new cosmetics brand with “to die for” lip colors, to how get rid of wrinkles in 10 minutes with the Double Strength Deep wrinkle filler by Kiehl’s.
Laura Mercier rep and model
Did I mention there were male models?!?!
Me and Bradley 🙂
After the trendshow through my partnership with the Business Manager for MAC, Bradley Miller, my family members, friends and contests entrants/winners all had appointments at the MAC counter to learn about the super summery and fun “Surf Baby” collection. The collection has beautiful grays, turquoise and coral colors…all PERFECTION for summer. We all got our makeup done, had a blast and spent WAY too much money on all the new products.
A few of us also had the unique opportunity to attend one of the MAC Master class’s that were taught throughout the day. Taught by two MAC Pro artists that travel the world doing makeup for magazine photoshoots and high fashion runway shows, these makeup guru’s knew what they were talking about. From how to get the perfect “J.Lo complexion” to the best “neon lips” for summer, the master class was a class we were not going to miss!
MAC pro artist showing Summer lip colors!
MAC Master Class
MAC pro artist
These trend show’s are a great way for women AND men (if this is your kind of thing) to learn about new beauty products and how to best make them work for you. These experts/gurus are there to teach YOU how to make YOU look and feel like the best YOU, and that’s what truly makes these kinds of events so special. They’re there to de-mystify the world of beauty, so you can look like the people in magazines and on billboards…because the only thing that’s separating you from looking like them at the end of the day is the right product and knowing how to use it. What’s better than that? So take the time to figure out when a trendshow is going to be at your local Nordstrom, because it’s an event you don’t want to miss!!
Here are the “Official” 2011 Nordstrom Beauty Trends
Bright Lips: Line Lips with a matching lip pencil for lasting color.
Colorful Eyes: Boldly Apply bright color to eyes
Sun-Kissed Skin: Try matte bronzer
Bright Complexions: Reach or advanced serums
Iridescent Eyes: Shimmer instantly brightens eyes
Angelic Lips: Precision is key-avoid over-smudging
Bold Nails: Match nails to lips
Glazed ‘70s-inspired Hair: Try a deep side part with shine
Bright Scents: Layer products for a lasting scent
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