As with everything at Fashion Week, you have to be invited–you can’t just walk into The Daily Suite. Two young girls wearing THE DAILY T-shirts were efficiently checking their lists immediate inside the door of the hotel. If you’re on the list, however, you’re lucky. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it your visit, make new friends, and walk away with a lovely gift bag. Thanks, THE DAILY editors and sponsors….I had a great time!
Every season during Fashion Week (and online and through a by-subscription, print “Mini” the rest of the year), hard copy issues of THE DAILY are distributed, rain, snow or shine, on the steps of the Bryant Park tents, and also inside the tents. This publication is not only great to remind you later on of all the shows that went by in a blur, but to provide up-to-the-minute coverage on all things fashion. Getting your copy every day is a must-do. It’s amusing, informative, and a must-have for writers to get the scoop on parties we’re not going to attend, shows we didn’t get to see, and of course, witty quotes from celebrities that won’t stop to talk to us, but definitely will talk to THE DAILY. It’s a cross between People Magazine and WWD–everyone wants to be in it. While I don’t generally read celebrity mags, I admit, THE DAILY it’s one of my guilty pleasures too.
THE DAILY has writers and editors who work unbelievably hard…they know the rest of the press does, too. So every season THE DAILY serves up a suite (used to be the Bryant Park Hotel and this season it’s at the AKA Times Square). Inside, editors, writers, photographers, and even some weary celebrities network, relax, and revive a bit before heading out to yet another show. There are cocktails, hors d’ouuvres, spa services, and of course, products to try out. This seasons sponsors included Bali Bras (with a new “privacy” feature to keep bras thin, but not show everything), Imperia Vodka (who doesn’t love it?) , KY Intrigue Heat (nifty, new, just in time to enhance romance for V-day), POM Wonderful, Oasis Day Spa, Rioja Wines, Sheckys Girls Night Out (love those…check my blog archives for past reviews), the New York Times, Tisserie, Bardin Palomo, DJ Mark King, AKA Times Square, VestaLife Lady Bug (so cute!…I have got to get one to keep my IPOD company) and Too Faced Cosmetics.
Since I’m a beauty reviewer first and foremost, I immediately wandered over to the Too Faced display. Several up and coming photographers were there, beautifying themselves (the best thing about Fash week is getting to meet new people, and meet up with others you only see now and then). When it was my turn, Too Faced Makeup artist Carmen Babon had her work cut out for her, I’d guess, but she managed to make me over very nicely! (see photo, below).
While she worked, Carmen also showed me some of the newest Too Faced cosmetics products, including the nifty Mood Swing Lip Gloss–a clear lip gloss in a slant-tipped squeeze tube that is clear, but once on your lips, your unique body chemistry turn it into one of six sexy pink shades , depending on your “mood.” I’ll be reviewing this, and some other Too Faced products in the upcoming AdviceSisters March/April 1008 What Works Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review column. Watch for it the first week in March (and check out the January/February column, now)