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Holiday offerings from Artisan&Artist

I am a little late on the reports these days but as I always say better late than never. Three weeks ago, I went to the exhibition of Artisan&Artist new SS2015 collection.

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I am still discovering the brand. To me it always was all about the makeup but they carry a much wider range of items, from camera accessories to travel bags. I particularly liked the backpacks with wide openings. It is always a pleasant surprise to find something cute being also extremely functional. I posted a picture of me trying it on on my social channels and it became quite a hit. My 18 year cousin wants it. My mom wants it. That’s how versatile the style is. ^-^

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The camera straps are brand’s best selling items, especially the woven silk ones. They are handmade with traditional weaving techniques by Kyoto artisans. They are not just made in Japan, they are made right in the middle of Japan’s most exquisite artistic center where traditions and skills are perfected generation after generation. If it’s made in Kyoto, it’s as good as it gets.

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The brand of course also carries a wide range of professional makeup cases from transformer-like giants to small compact ones you can carry to the set for final touches. They even have a line of makeup brushes – so soft, I couldn’t stop touching them. ^-^

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Artisan&Artist is not all about women. Their range of male bags as well as professional camera accessories is just as big.

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of the new SS2015 collection but take my word for it – it’s fabulous. Bright colors, summer themes and great versatile styles. You’re going to love it. It will be released part by part starting from January.

For the holiday season, Artisan&Artist is partnering up with Disney and SK-II – my favorite cosmetics brand. Both collaborations look fantastic but I am particularly attracted to the SK-II one. I know I don’t need it but I WANT IT anyway!

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But I did get a wonderful early Christmas present from the brand – this super cute makeup pouch. It is the perfect size and keeps all my makeup thingies organized. I can see everything upon opening the pouch – no more fishing around for the right item. ^-^

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By the way, the new hyper sharp Maybelline eyeliner is incredible. It is so precise, I make no mistakes when drawing a cat eye line. Highly recommend. ^-^

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Happy holidays my lovelies and happy holiday shopping. An exciting season is upon us. ^-^

Ritsuko Shirahama SS2015 backstage

This season, Tokyo Fashion Week started for me from the backstage of Ritsuko Shirahama SS2015 runway show. Mizu san – the principal artist for Maybelline flew in from New York to do the makeup for all the shows sponsored by the brand. He spoke very passionately about the concept behind the look he created for this collection. The designer was inspired by the movement of light and she wanted the makeup to reflect it. That and the 60s groovy vibe that was also a part of her inspiration. So Mizu san took 6os and put a modern twist on it by creating flat eyebrows and a wide frame for the eyes, cutting Maybelline Lash Factory lashes and placing them strategically at various angles. Then, he used Maybelline’s newest mascara base Big eyes and Magnum Volum’ Express to finish it up perfectly. Big eyes mascara is going to be available at the end of November. The focal point of the look was the use of white eyeliner. The illusion of light it created was undeniable.

Strong eyes like that called for a super natural skin and the minimum of eye shadows. He basically didn’t use any but when he did, he blended them with a BB mineral foundation creating a more organic look.

The nails were done in the same white shade as the eyeliner. The nail polish was provided by ESSIE and will be available for sale from November 29th as a part of Christmas limited edition collection.

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This is Solomiya Zgoda – my favorite model of the season. Besides being the face of Mercedes-Benz TFW official posters, she also walked most of the shows. She is Ukrainian and the only model who greeted me with a smile. ^-^

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Unfortunately I couldn’t go to the runway show itself because of work so this picture below was taken from the official TFW website.

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These are the official bloggers for Tokyo Fashion Week and I am so happy to be part of their team again this season. ^-^

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Stay tuned for more posts on TFW SS2015. ^-^