Posts tagged NYC

Effortless Beauty at Susan Woo’s Fall 2010 Fashion Week Presentation

This weekend tarte had the pleasure of kicking off Fashion Week at the Bryant Park Hotel with eco-chic designer Susan Woo! Despite all the chaos backstage, I was able to interview Susan (we’ll be posting the video on YouTube this week) and hear about her Medieval armor inspiration for the Fall 2010 collection. The one thing she consistently mentioned was that this modern-day woman is an effortless beauty. Collaborating with the tarte team, natural makeup artist Tina Turnbow complimented the wearable organic wools & cottons with a natural look for the presentation. The makeup was all about dewy, luminous skin with slightly flushed cheeks and berry stain on the lips. With glowing skin and tousled tresses by Bumble & Bumble, it’s definitely a look that’s easy to recreate and great to rock both day & night. Oh, also spotted looking flawless at the presentation was The Hills’ Olivia Palermo. Love her.

Xo,

Kristin

Rouge Tomate

I love NYC Restaurant Week—it’s the perfect time to try out new and different restaurants without spending big bucks. I had been reading a lot about healthy hotspot Rouge Tomate; so my husband and our friends decided to check it out last Friday night. And we couldn’t have been more pleased! What’s great about this Michelin-Star restaurant is that they have a culinary nutritionist on staff to ensure that the dishes have perfect rations of meats to vegetables and fruits to nuts. Their philosophy is SPE™—they use 3 guidelines to “harmoniously blend extraordinary cuisine with authentic nutrition.” It’s all about sourcing seasonal and local foods, while also preparing and enhancing the meals in a sustainable manner. I love their motto, but enjoyed the food even more!! We all selected plates from the Restaurant Week menu along with the wine tasting (highly recommend). I had:

  • Appetizer: Tombo Tuna Poke (Asian Pear, Watermelon Radish, Oyster Mushroom, Sesame)
  • Main Course: Cauliflower Risotto (Heirloom Cauliflower, Parmesan, Garlic, Lemon Confit)
  • Dessert: Golden Pineapple (Passion Fruit Curd, Mango, Kiwi, Coconut Tapioca)

 

Bon Appetit!

xo,

Candace

Fall 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

As you may have gathered us tarte girls are fashion junkies! What better way to kickoff Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week than offer our fans a giveaway. But that got me thinking, why stop there? So, instead we’re offering you fellow fashionistas a tarte giveaway-a-day for the entire NYFW calendar! Check in on our social media pages (twitter, facebook, youtube & the blog) to enter our contests & snag our fashion forward natural beauty freebies!

Day 1 Hint: We hope you follow us on twitter ;)

xo,

Kristin

Step Up & Step Out Event!!

On Saturday, tarte teamed up with Ann Taylor to create a glamour lounge for Step Up Network’s annual designer shoe sale. Step Up Network is a national nonprofit agency for women looking to support underserved girls, while developing their own professional and social networks. Hosted by Vanessa Minnillo, this pop up boutique brought a woman’s love for shoes and New York’s fashion savvy together for a great cause. The tarte team was more then thrilled to participate and even created a look inspired by the new and modern Ann. We hope you love the day-to-night makeover & it empowers you to be a strong professional woman, too!
xo,
Kristin

Fashion’s Night Out with tarte!

Lines, crowds & a shopping frenzy! That’s just a snapshot of what went on during Fashion’s Night Out, but I must say, we had a blast participating!! Hopefully, you made it out for NYC’s shopping extravaganza and maybe even ran into some of your favorite tarte girls (or saw a celebrity or two)! We were at Henri Bendel & Tracey Reese offering mini-makeovers. At Bendel’s our fitness guru, Mister Abs, raffled off a private session on behalf of tarte. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
xo,
Kristin

Southern Hospitality

Many of us channeled our inner debutante for the Kentucky Derby with fancy hats and dresses (or maybe pretended to do so in our living rooms). Now, it’s time for a little Southern charm makeover with the pros from tarte and Sephora! Yes ma’am, we said it. “Southern Belles: Louisville,” SOAPnet’s new original reality TV series about five lovely ladies, premieres on May 21 – and we’re celebrating it this weekend Friday–Saturday, May 15–16, 12pm–6pm at 3 Sephora locations!

And if you’re lucky enough to live below the Mason-Dixon (Louisville), then you have a chance to meet the cast! So come out and get spoiled in true Southern Belle fashion—I’ll be at the NYC location. Hope to see y’all there!

xo

Kristin
Locations:
Friday–Saturday, May 15–16, 12pm–6pm
Sephora Oxmoor Center, Louisville, KY, 502.326.2966
Sephora Northbridge, Chicago, IL, 312.494.9598
Sephora Soho, New York, NY, 212.625.1309

Noteworthy

So last week TOPSHOP, the mecca of UK style, hit the states. How many of you were able to check out the new New York flagship? I have friends that waited for over 2 hours to get their hands on the latest styles. For now, I’m doing my shopping at topshop.com.. I’ll wait till the crowds disappear. They will eventually, right?!

xo Kristin

Subtle Citrus Kicks

Now that Fashion Week has wrapped, I have the itch to shop (surprise surprise). It’s all about finding the perfect accessories to punch up the preexisting items in my closet. While out on one of my many shopping adventures I couldn’t help but notice the surplus of orange patent and saddle leather shoe combos. I love it!! We already know that camel goes with just about everything. Not to mention that this favored color comes in an array of summer textures. The extra hint of this neon orange is the perfect burst of excitement—total happy feet! In this picture are edgy 4.5” BCBG architectural peep toes and K. Jacques casual patent thongs. With tarte’s glam gams and a pair of these stunners I promise to put my best foot forward this spring.
-Kristin

tarte & NY Fashion Week (Abaeté)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Fall 2009 has officially kicked off! Press, celebs, and the who’s who in fashion are dressing their best and flocking to the tents. Even more exciting, the tarte team assisted celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow at the Abaeté show today! In typical Fashion Week style backstage was a little chaotic, but the final look was amazing—think old world masculinity meets modern day femme. Abaeté designer Laura Poretzky was inspired by Les Incroyables, a group of gentlemen who formed in the 18th Century after the French Revolution. Using this inspiration, our team created perfectly polished, dewy complexions with a hint of color. According to Poretzky, this season the Abaeté woman is rebellious while staying true to herself. We like the sound of that!
-Kristin

Brunch Date!

What every neighborhood needs and every New Yorker wants is a chill, go-to Sunday brunch spot. So this weekend I suggest you extend your Saturday dinner-date with your Vday crush (or your favorite single girlfriends) to Sunday morning brunch at Jane in the West Village. This American bistro is the perfect downtown spot for two (or more). The vanilla bean French toast is to die for. Ohh and this comes with an alcoholic beverage of your choice (good morning mimosas)! Unlike many NYC brunch spots they do accept reservations. Being as chic as Jane is you can expect a crowd so be sure to go to opentable.com before you attempt a walk-in! And this is no plain Jane, the ingredients that make their hearty dishes so amazing are sought out to be local, natural, organic & sustainable. Enjoy!
-Kristin