Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NYFW: Nina Skarra Spring 2013

Written by Guest Blogger Courtney Leiva of The Doll House

The best way I could describe arriving at Lincoln Center on Saturday afternoon was the awing moment when "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen arrived at the fashion-forward Capitol for the first time. Mind blowing fashion? (check). Folks with awesomely styled blue hair? Oh yeah that too! Celeb encounter? Was practically within touching distance of Lil'Kim and Angela Simmons ( Kim looked at me for a bit...hopefully she was thinking good thoughts).

Nina Skarra was everything I hoped my first Fashion Week designer would be as these San Tropez and Gatsby inspired designs nearly floated down the runway in the form of  light airy-pastels, whites and deep blues. From breathtaking gowns a la Grace Kelly to pantsuits fit for Daisy Buchanan (yes, another Gatsby reference).With clothes so elegant there is absolutely no question why royalty (Skarra has outfitted the Crown Princess of Norway) would flock to such designs, even rap royalty like Lil' Kim seemed impressed.

The show's beauty looks were equally impressive. Bold brows, apricot cheeks and soft lips dominated the runway while hair (big shout out to stylist Nedjetti Harvey) was kept sleek but flowed beautifully and ethereally like the mermaids of our childhood. Big thanks to Chastity for getting my feet wet inside the real world of fashion, I smell an addiction coming. For more on the delicious visual feast indulge in the pictures below!

About the Author: 

Courtney Leiva first dived into the beauty world at the age of 6 when she give her dog makeovers and bleached more Barbie’s hair than she can count. Now with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in journalism, Courtney eats, sleeps, and breathes beauty journalism whenever possible. Courtney has contributed to magazines such as Sheckys.com, The Blush.com, The Facets Mag, The Beauty Bean and Betty Confidential. She also serves as the active beauty editor at Love Twenty Magazine, a magazine geared towards women in the college aged demographic. More recently, Courtney has journeyed into the world of beauty blogging, as she has started her very own beauty blog: The Doll House! Love Twitter? Courtney does too! Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva

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