Last night, I celebrated my unofficial start to fashion week by going backstage for the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Fashion Show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Celebs and other influential women walk this show for heart disease so backstage was nothing like most shows I attend. I found myself in the middle of hair and make stations for A-Listers like Minka Kelly, La La Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Rose McGowan, Christie Brinkley and the Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, Cindi Leivi. Honorable women! Overwhelmed, I did what I do best... So here's how it worked. Bobbi Brown was the makeup sponsor for the show, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas stylists were in charge of hair and Deborah Lippmann's team of manicurists were on nails, but these women who were about to walk the cat walk weren't models, they were celebrities, so the idea of looking at them like a blank canvas and creating a universal look for the show was out the door. In fact, most of the women brought in their own glam squads to ensure they felt confident walking the runway.
Each of their looks were more enhanced versions of themselves all complimented by their stunning red dresses. I can't even tell you who was wearing my favorite because each dress really matched well with the celebs personalities so it was hard to choose. Of course I scored some video interviews that I'll share within the next few posts. It was amazing to speak with Christie Brinkley (she just kept talking, but I'll edit the video don't worry) and Rose McGowan and I chatted it up and I caught some on film (one word: Botox). Minka Kelly was hiding and didn't come backstage for a second.