Saks Hosts Third LGFB National Beauty Editor’s Day Event

Five top beauty editors share their favorite beauty item.

This Thursday, the top beauty editors from some of the most renown print and online publications in the country stepped foot inside the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship beauty floor for National Editor’s Day and the 25th anniversary of the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women undergoing cancer treatments to lift their spirits and self-esteem through complimentary beauty consultations and workshops. For its third annual partnership, editors partnered up with one beauty counter on the Saks floor and took appointments with women who registered for a 20 minute consultation, which was followed by a mini beauty treatment at their respective beauty counters. At the end of the day, the event was a rousing success. As one editor put it, “the excitement on the floor has been palpable today.”

We made the rounds on One Saks and asked some of the editors in attendance about what its like to contribute to a great cause like Look Good Feel Better and their favorite go-to products from their beauty partners of the day.

 

Jessica Matlin, Cosmopolitan

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This Thursday, the top beauty editors from some of the most renown print and online publications in the country stepped foot inside the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship beauty floor for National Editor’s Day and the 25th anniversary of the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women undergoing cancer treatments to lift their spirits and self-esteem through complimentary beauty consultations and workshops. For its third annual partnership, editors partnered up with one beauty counter on the Saks floor and took appointments with women who registered for a 20 minute consultation, which was followed by a mini beauty treatment at their respective beauty counters. At the end of the day, the event was a rousing success. As one editor put it, “the excitement on the floor has been palpable today.”

We made the rounds on One Saks and asked some of the editors in attendance about what its like to contribute to a great cause like Look Good Feel Better and their favorite go-to products from their beauty partners of the day.

 

Jessica Matlin, Cosmopolitan

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“Women aren’t coming in with an idea of what they want. They want to be inspired. They defer to me and they’re here to see Christian (McCulloch). They want to see what’s in our minds and to test fresh ideas from an expert. They’ve come in with open minds, which has been a great surprise.”

Jessica Recommends: “This fantastic neutral lipstick called Neutral Monica and it’s this beautiful, dusty nude pink. For such a neutral, safe looking color, I haven’t seen a single woman it doesn’t work on.”

 

(L) Angelique Serrano, InStyle Magazine

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“Some women have come in knowing exactly what they like and others want suggestions straight away. Overall, everyone’s been really open to having a dialogue about beauty, which is so exciting. It’s been great.”

Angelique Recommends: “I’m newly obsessed with the Grandiose Mascara. I’m a lash fanatic.”

 

Laura Regensdorf, Vogue Magazine

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“I’ve just found it really nice to speak one-on-one with people that are looking to make some sort of change. Maybe it’s a small change, maybe it’s a big change…I think ultimately we’re all here to make a change together on a larger scale. To help people going through a really hard time.”

Laura Recommends: “I’m new to this Rouge Pur Couture in Dangerous Pink that I’m wearing now. It’s an all day lipstick. I was going to speak at a lunch and I put it on well before I arrived and three different people stopped me to ask if I had just put some on. For me, it’s great.”

 

Melanie Chadwick, Shape Magazine

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“One lady came up for her consultation and said she’s been using Sisley-Paris since she was 14 years old. She knew everything about Sisley. She knew more than me! But another thing that makes today so wonderful is that it’s a great moment to learn about new brands, sit and have a nice chat about something you’ve been meaning to try while giving something back to a great cause at the same time.”

Melanie Recommends: “I love the new Black Rose Precious Face Oil that just came out. It is #LifeChanging. It is so good, so luxurious and it’s already become my #1 go-to. I know I’m not supposed to, but I also put it on my elbows, in my hair, all over.”

 

Katie Becker, W Magazine

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“A lot of women want to know how to narrow it down to the perfect thing. They see so many products everyday. They want to know how to shop it down to the thing that’s right for them. Ultimately, what’s going to make them happy when they use it.”

Katie Recommends: “Guerlain’s new KissKiss lipstick. The color is gorgeous. It’s creamy, it’s classic, it’s moisturizing and you get all the color. It’s my current favorite.”

Get a sneak peek of the best we have in store this fall at Saks.


Public School Wins First Menswear Woolmark Prize

With a Woolmark and CFDA award for menswear under their belt, Public School has officially arrived.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014International Woolmark Prize (US) finalists Public School (L) and M. Patmos (R).

Last night, New York’s Milk Studios played host to the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize USA regional final, where Dao-Yi and Maxwell Osbourne, the duo behind Public School (available at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City and Beverly Hills locations) were crowned the victors in the prestigious prize’s first ever menswear category. Marcia Patmos, of M. Patmos took home the womenswear award, beating out Man Repeller-darling Rosie Assoulin, as well as Nonoo, Jonathan Simkhai and Whit.

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The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014International Woolmark Prize (US) finalists Public School (L) and M. Patmos (R).

Last night, New York’s Milk Studios played host to the 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize USA regional final, where Dao-Yi and Maxwell Osbourne, the duo behind Public School (available at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City and Beverly Hills locations) were crowned the victors in the prestigious prize’s first ever menswear category. Marcia Patmos, of M. Patmos took home the womenswear award, beating out Man Repeller-darling Rosie Assoulin, as well as Nonoo, Jonathan Simkhai and Whit.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014Marcia Patmos shows off her winning techniques with Merino wool.

The Woolmark Prize honors burgeoning designers in both menswear and womenswear in the states, as well as Asia, Australia, Europe, India and the Middle-East, and allots the respective finalists and winners to broaden their artistic scope in designing with Merino wool. All nominees that move on to become international finalists are awarded $50,000 AU to help jump-start their next collection, while the ultimate international winners are granted a considerable $100,000 AU prize.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings on the judges’ panel. 

The USA judging panel was a veritable who’s who of the American fashion industry, which included Saks Fifth Avenue’s very own Colleen Sherin, Senior Fashion Director and Eric Jennings, Vice President & Fashion Director Menswear, Home, Food and Gifts.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014New York fashion heavyweights take a break from adjudication for a chic photo-op.

Other USA judges included renowned designer Alexander Wang, Creative Director of Alexander Wang and Balenciaga; Ariel Foxman, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle; David Granger, Editor-in-Chief of Esquire; Malcolm Carfrae, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of Calvin Klein; Michelle Lee, Director of Americas for The Woolmark Company, Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine and Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014Saks’ Senior Fashion Director Colleen Sherin and fellow judges making big decisions.

Despite their nascent status, Public School was able to beat out some stiff competition in their category, including New York favorite Timo Weiland. “We’re so incredibly thrilled and honored to be selected as the US representative in the first Woolmark Prize for menswear,” the duo stated after their win. “Working with wool and all of its natural benefits has been instrumental in developing the trans-seasonality and versatility of our own collection and it’s going to really help jump-start our knitwear business.”

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014The ten finalists’ qualifying looks on display.

Next order of business for the International Woolmark Prize is selecting the rest of their regional finalists, at which point there will be one menswear winner and one womenswear winner, each of which will have their final Merino wool collections sold in over a dozen of the most prestigious fashion retailers worldwide. Stay tuned to see who makes the international cut.

Get cozied up in his and hers statement knit sweaters.

All images courtesy of the The Woolmark Company, shot by the BFA.


And the CFDA Award Goes To…

A look at the winners from the 2014 CFDA Awards.

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Last night, the fashion crowd gathered at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for the 2014 CFDA Awards. The evening honored the likes of Tom Ford (Lifetime Achievement), activist Bethann Hardison (Founder’s Award), Raf Simons for Dior (International Award), co-founder of KCD Paul Cavaco (Media Award) and philanthropist Ruth Finley (Board of Directors’ Tribute). Rihanna brought the summer sizzle to the red carpet and accepted the award of ‘Fashion Icon’ from Vogue‘s Anna Wintour.

But the evening belonged to America’s best and brightest design talent. Find out who took home top honors.

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Last night, the fashion crowd gathered at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for the 2014 CFDA Awards. The evening honored the likes of Tom Ford (Lifetime Achievement), activist Bethann Hardison (Founder’s Award), Raf Simons for Dior (International Award), co-founder of KCD Paul Cavaco (Media Award) and philanthropist Ruth Finley (Board of Directors’ Tribute). Rihanna brought the summer sizzle to the red carpet and accepted the award of ‘Fashion Icon’ from Vogue‘s Anna Wintour.

But the evening belonged to America’s best and brightest design talent. Find out who took home top honors.

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Joseph Altuzarra walked way with the coveted ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year’ award, while Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind received the ‘Swarovski’ nod in the same category.

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Public School‘s dynamic duo, Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osbourne, walked way with ‘Menswear Designer of the Year’, who were nominated alongside Thom Browne and Marcus Wainwright & David Neville of Rag & Bone. Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row took home ‘Accessories Designer of the Year’.

Congratulations to this years winners and nominees.

Photos from CFDA Facebook Page & Twitter @AltuzarraStudio