Wearing lipstick to bed at the age of eight, Greta Eagan knew she was destined to lead a highly fashionable life. An eco-fashion activist, she pursued her love of fashion at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the London College of Fashion, the London School of Economics and finally at the University of Buckingham, where she received a master’s in international management with a specialization in sustainable fashion.
For our final Fashion Week footage, straight to you from the runway, here's your exclusive look at the spring/summer Milly collection, with insight from our Backstage Pass correspondent Greta Eagan of GretaGuide.com. She explores the mod inspiration of the pattern and shapes, even snagging the scoop from two prominent fashion bloggers at the show. Fresh-faced makeup frames Greta’s favorite look: a powerful pout!
Thanks for joining us for our behind-the-scenes look at New York’s most celebrated (and stylish) week. We hope you’ve enjoyed Greta’s insider commentary and gorgeous fashion and beauty trends along the way! As always, be sure to stop by the EcoTools blog or GretaGuide.com for more visionary tips to live a beautiful and glamorously green life.
Milly is known for classic tailoring in bright colors and prints. This season took the usual, quirky sophistication to a new level with a style aesthetic that screamed ‘geek chic’. Narrow sunglasses with upturned outer wings played into a Mod theme, while bold color-blocked and print ensembles were complemented by various shades of matte pink on the models lips.
The Milly woman is confident, playful and classic. To recreate a Milly outfit, combine bold colors in geometric prints with classic white, and opt for a woven material when possible to add a bit of luxe to your overall look.
The beauty styling for Milly was simple and clean, portraying a proper British beauty. To get the look, here are my tips:
Start with a clean and moisturized face, and even out your skin tone and complexion by touching up only where needed with a lightweight concealer, using the EcoTools Bamboo Deluxe Concealer Brush.
This look is all about the lip, so choose a color that is vibrant and complements your skin tone. The key to this lip is to matte it after application to get the desired effect as well as secure long-lasting wear. Gently tap a finishing powder over your lips with a bigger brush, like the EcoTools Powder Brush to set your lipstick and make it appear more pastel.
Thanks again for joining me and EcoTools for your all-access pass to New York’s Fashion Week SS12. I hope the trends in both beauty and fashion have inspired you! Find more eco-fabulous style tips right here on the EcoTools blog and at GretaGuide.com! X
For the Milly spring/summer 2012 show, Greta wanted to sport a fresh-faced look inspired by the beauty trends she saw throughout the week. We loved Greta’s naturally luminous style so much that we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look! Here, Greta gives you the inside scoop on her “no makeup” makeup look, with a step-by-step tutorial on how to re-create her relaxed radiance with EcoTools’ earth-friendly brushes.
on the fashion front lines: badgley mischka, ss2012
In the second installment of our Backstage Pass to NYFW, it’s all about some good old fashioned glamour! Our Fashion Week correspondent, Greta Eagan, marvels at the beautiful, retro-inspired designs and the soft, gorgeous makeup that accompanied them. We simply can’t get enough!
The Badgley Mischka runway show was every bit as glamorous and breathtaking as I expected it to be. The double-team designers never cease to capture the celebration of being a woman and how to dress to accentuate any number of features. This season, the SS12 collection showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week paid homage to our insatiable love for the Mad Men era with sweetheart cuts and high waistlines straight out of the 1960’s.
Numerous gowns in peach, daffodil yellow and a richer shade of crimson orange floated down the runways on models styled with a modernized French twist. Spring always rings true for fresh and clean faces that are already rosy with the joy of a coming summer. In keeping with the style of the 60’s, makeup artists styled the models with an exaggerated cat eye liner which angled its way along the lash line all the way up to the outer edge of a perfectly shaped brow, framing the eye wonderfully. Luminous glints of light reflected off the brow and cheek bones of the models while a soft and slightly enhanced natural lip grounded the look.
To get the look from Badgley Mischka SS12, here is what I suggest:
Don’t forget to highlight your brow bones (just below your eyebrow) and the top of your cheek bones to add a youthful glow to your face. Try Living Luminizer from RMS Beauty.
Finally finish off the look with a swipe of slightly pigmented lip gloss to add just a touch of color to the lips and mostly accentuate your natural lip color. I die for Rodin Olio Lusso’s luxurious lip balm - it is such a treat for your perfect pout!
This look is very wearable and perfect for the office. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until spring to sport it either! I’ve listed my favorite products for a naturally enhanced look. What are some of your most loved beauty products you’ll use to get the look?
EcoTools’ official Fashion Week correspondent, Greta Eagan, of Greta Guide, takes you inside eco-friendly designer, Suzanne Rae’s, Spring/Summer 2012 show. Check out the amazing footage of the scene in the studio, an interview with the designer herself, and Greta’s take on how to take the look from the runway to every day. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the week for more insider access to NYFW!
Suzanne Rae has done it again - created a collection that communicates sophistication and ease with a dash of serenity. Described by the designer herself as, “A line to be worn by cool and conﬁdent women around the world”, carefree and subtly enhanced makeup was the perfect accoutrement.
To get the carefree look from Rae’s SS12 runway show, here’s what you need:
The pop of a pinkish orange eye pulled the show together connecting every piece, and adding a spirited and clean look to the models. The SS12 collection was like a breath of fresh and pure air. Flowing fabrics trailed behind the models as they walked, while form ﬂattering swimsuits provided structure. A perfect balance of opposites that, in the end, created a wonderful state of stylish zen.
Come back later today to view video from the show as well as our interview with Suzanne Rae herself!
Welcome to our Fashion Week blog! We’re taking you inside this fall’s most exclusive fashion experience – New York Spring 2012 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Week! Follow our blog September 8-15, 2011 for an insider glimpse into the top trends from the season’s biggest shows and expert tips on how to re-create the looks!
Renowned beauty, fashion blogger and eco-fashion advocate, Greta Eagan, of GretaGuide, will be our guide. She'll be giving all of our beauty mavens a behind-the-scenes look at mastering runway-inspired looks. Greta will be blogging all week long from Fashion Week with daily recaps, her favorite picks for the fall’s top beauty trends, makeup tutorials, and sharing exclusive backstage access videos. Our EcoTools friends and fans will be the first to receive the exciting highlights of one of the year’s most anticipated fashion events!
Check back soon for Greta’s first post from backstage at Fashion Week!