#NYFW15 Musings - #PutABowOnIt Posted on 19 Sep 13:11

The weather in NYC must have been a contributing factor to elevating the nonstop energy for the SS16 shows during this year's #nyfw15. Everyone's lean and bronzed from the city summer, and the clear colors and patterns are like candy. And who isn't happy around candy?!

The collections for Spring's NYFW were an interesting gauge on urban femininity. From what was shown, I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying the resurgence of what could be called the quintessential feminine attribute - the bow. Inspired by the oversized length of the bows & their ends. Floppy can look sloppy but these slightly imperfect bows gave some unexpected girly inspiration to the week! Looking forward to what's to come in London!

Bows three ways at #NYFW15 :

Oscar de la Renta: Fantastic looks showed hair with unstructured grosgrain ribboned bows, with long trailing ends holding back low, classic ponytails that looked softly brushed. The soft middle part framed the face - super soft-looking peachfuzz skin, full brushed brows, very minimal soft black pencil at the lashline with almost no mascara, and to counter all the classic softness was the full matte red lip with a hint of fuchsia. This color was MODERN and beyond. Looked fantastic against the slightly warm post-sunkissed skin glow.

Proenza Schouler didn't disappoint with their more practical, minimal take on the bow....embellished minimalism - sign me up! Interesting that both Oscar and Proenza made references to Spain. SS16 could be a very dramatic season in our closets! Similar to Oscar, the face had a soft post-sun glow with natural makeup. Natural lip stain, fairly matte, and middle-parted hair pulled back into a single braid. More reasons to get that beauty sleep and care for your skin. Simple and fresh-faced is always a go-to on those days you need to wash and go, AND look stunning.

Marc Jacobs: The flashiest of the three, but from the looks of it such a memorable spectacle! The 'more-is-more' literal theatrical extravaganza was a big embrace to the beauty that is in the clash of references around us. The makeup was slightly disheveled, slightly punk, and spoke to the inner showgirl in all of us. This was not clean and minimal, but the overly dewy skin with the smudged two-tone pop-art eye makeup somehow felt in sync with the soft bowed blouses on the runway. Watch the entire show here!

Until next time!

x Tina

TNT Color Lab