Friday night I attended the Cover Girls with Kathy Valentine benefit/fashion show for Kids in a New Groove and was invited by Anastasia Gajkowski of Saks to do a behind the scenes post on the fun before the show. The people at Saks in Austin are absolutely top notch, and even though it was rainy and cold outside, the evening was a fun dose of Spring fashion.
Saks makeup artist Chris using Chanel on Cover Girl Kris Krause.
Guitarist Amy Edwards, mom of 2, in Bobbi Brown cosmetics by makeup artist Lindi Bethel.
Cover Girl drummer Andra Liemandt in Mac products by Crystal.
Sarah uses products from Mac to get Kat Lund of Waterstone Aesthetics runway-ready.
Tony Cruz of Lancôme did the make up on Julie Jumonville. When I asked Tony what was happening for spring he said, "This is not your grandmother's pink and blue. Spring is about warm golds and metallics." He was also sweet enough to give me a little touch up before the show and, let me tell you, this guy is good. If you're by Saks anytime soon, go see him.
Rasha and Gina with Saks setting up for the show.
Lindsey Grandberry, stylist with Saks 5th Avenue Club, chose bright color-blocked and floral pieces. Tangerine is big for spring, as well as pink, green and coral. The green python bag is from Gucci. The clutches all Diane von Furstenberg.
Larissa Ness on keyboard. Check out Larissa and her music on her site www.LarissaNess.com. This girl has a voice that matches her energy, and she’s cool too.
The Cover Girls Jenny Mason on bass.
Looks on the runway…
Anastasia Gajkowski with Saks.
Burberry and a vodka bar...kind of like heaven.
William Jackson of InFluential Magazine, Shari Bahadori, me and Tony Cruz with Saks Lancôme.
AnnMarie Olson, DDS (center) with her boyfriend (sorry, didn't get his name - email me and I"ll add) and Jake Gyllenhaal (not really, but I think he looks like him).
KLBJ's Bob Fonseca and his beautiful wife Jennifer.
Finally, face-to-face with Austin Lifestyle Magazine's Tori Tinnon and her husband Tommy.
I have to say Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Shari, without whom tonight would have been a helluva hair day. Thanks for keeping me straightened out.