Pamella recently read Amanda Mackenzie Stuart’s biography on Diana Vreeland — Empress of Fashion. She’s always followed and respected Diana’s career and highly recommended the book to everyone in the showroom. Soon enough, we all had our noses buried in it.
We recently stumbled upon an article which includes a compilation of Diana’s most famous quotes, and because she was so full of insight, we thought we’d share. A few of our favorites include:
“Unshined shoes are the end of civilization.”
“Style – all who have it share one thing: originality.”
“Where would fashion be without literature?”
“You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived.”
CFDA and eBay: You Can’t Fake Fashion
The Council of Fashion Designers of America and eBay are in their third year raising awareness against counterfeit goods and celebrating original design within the fashion industry through the You Can’t Fake Fashion initiative. This year’s designers, including pamella roland, submitted tote bags in one-of-a-kind designs that are being auctioned exclusively on eBay to benefit the CFDA Foundation.
A few words about the program from the CFDA’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven Kolb:
“Since 2011, CFDA has partnered with eBay to advance the You Can’t Fake Fashion initiative. Educating shoppers about the dangers of counterfeits is now more important than ever, and it’s an issue that’s incredibly important to both eBay and CFDA. With 90 designers on board this year, each customizing a bag as one-of-a-kind to show their support, eBay and CFDA are dedicated to protecting original design and the integrity of the fashion industry.”
You can bid on this whimsical hand-painted pamella roland design and others here.
Our Beauty Look in Beauty Inc.
In case you missed it, here’s our beauty look feature in Womens’ Wear Daily’s Beauty Inc. which includes beauty trends on the New York Fashion Week runways. Our look, created by Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier, was Russian-inspired to complement our collection and featured a bold wine lip which we’ll be seeing a lot of come Fall.
Kelly Osbourne in pamella roland
We were turning the pages of the latest issue of US Weekly and found this cute shot of Kelly Osbourne at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Party on Oscar night. Kelly looks beautiful in white pamella roland as she shares a moment with Miley Cyrus and the host himself!
The gown is from pamella roland’s Spring 2013 collection.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Beauty Look by Laura Mercier
It’s been almost three weeks since pamella roland’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection debuted at New York Fashion Week. The collection was extremely well-received, continues to attract attention and is currently on its way to Paris Fashion Week. We can’t wait for our buyers to see it in all its splendor.
Another hugely popular element of the show is the highly-coveted, Russian-inspired beauty look created by Matin Maulawizada, global artistry director for Laura Mercier, to complement the collection. Matin and Pamella are great friends and have worked together on Pamella’s shows for years. From concept to reality, Matin’s work is always fantastic, and this time was no different. The final look was beautiful, elegant and regal. Thank you, Matin!
Since we’ve received so many questions and feedback about the look, we wanted to show you how it all came together. See below:
Because women in the era of Russian Czars wore minimal makeup, Matin went with a simple, mostly-nude palette.
To create the perfect foundation for the complete look, he started with Laura Mercier (LM) Foundation Primer. He then applied either LM Creme Smooth Foundation or LM Silk Creme Foundation and used LM Secret Camouflage to perfect the look.
To the cheek bones, Matin applied LM Creme Cheek Colour in Blaze and LM Second Skin Cheek Colour in Sweet Mandarin. He finished the cheeks with the LM Bonne Mine Colour Palette’s Bronzer Veil.
To set the face, he used LM Translucent Setting Powder.
To achieve a minimal look that complemented the opulence-inspired collection, Matin decided on a gold palette for the eyes. To achieve this, he used LM Illuminating Eye Color in Gilded Moonlight and LM Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic. The finishing touch (and one of our favorite details) was a coat of LM Gold Mascara, an exclusive for the pamella roland show.
Strong eyebrows were created using the LM Eyebrow Pencil.
Because Russian red was a more predictable choice for lips, Matin decided on a deep maroon. To create the perfect shade of wine, Matin started with LM Lip Silk to prime the lips, followed by a combination of LM Lip Pencil in Coffee Bean and Deep Wine.
You can see also see past pamella roland/Laura Mercier looks here.