It’s chilly and wet in New York City today. Not the best conditions for getting over a post Fashion Week cold.
After leading a workshop for the students in the Cosmetology Club at the High School of Fashion Industries where we talked about Fashion Week, Sam Fine, Kevyn Aucoin, Pat McGrath and how to break down a makeup look, I headed uptown to visit a friend at Henri Bendel’s and then to Barney’s to pick up the Yves Saint Laurent loose powder I’d ordered. It’s a noted Sam Fine favorite, so I’ve dutifully responded.
I thought it would be fun to give my blog readers the same assignment I gave to the students…watch The September Issue! The DVD was released today and if you’re in New York, you can get your copy signed by Andre Leon Tally and Grace Coddington this Thursday at Barnes & Noble in Union Square! If not, it’s available on Amazon.com so no excuses! What a great way to spend a rainy weeknight.
Some friends from Lancome and I saw it in the theater as a group which was fantastic. The captivating images from the photo shoots became completely breathtaking when blown up several stories high. While Anna Wintour is Vogue’s most famous face, the film’s heart belong to the magazine’s creative director Grace Coddington. While The Devil Wear’s Prada is a fictionalized cross between 9-to-5 and Kell on Earth, this documentary cuts through the drama and offers a glimpse into the world of Coddington, the Welsh born model-turned-stylist who has less in common with other fashion tours-de-force and more with painting’s old masters. Her canvas, of course, glossy.
Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York. He has worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, and Rose Byrne and appeared on Access Hollywood. He is a My Fashion Plate Trendsetter. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com.