Fashion Week

NYFW Day 1: Curls, Shows, and Red Dresses

Katya Bychkova NYFW 2015 Backstage by Vital Agibalow
Day one of New York Fashion Week was very eventful and fun. I attended a couple of shows, I enjoyed a hair and skincare makeover, hung out with my blogger buddies, and went to a fun after-party.

Hair Makeover by TRESemmé

NYFW 2015 Day 1 Backstage TRESemmé
If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you probably remember fun photos that Johanna and I took while putting together my curls. Johanna gave me great advice on how to make your curls last a long time, “Preparation of your hair is the key.” She used a volumizing hairspray on the roots of my hair and then teased it for a little bit. After that, she applied TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray all over my hair and curled my hair with the curling iron. According to Johanna, the best beauty product for creating curls is TRESemmé Perfectly (Un) Done Wave Creating Sea Foam. I’ve never used it before, but I can’t wait to try it.

Tadashi Shoji

Katya Bychkova NYFW 2015 StyleSprinter
Very wearable and incredibly feminine – that’s how I can characterize a new Tadashi Shoji’s collection. Beautiful maxi dresses decorated with sheer details, crystal embellishment, and fur impressed me the most. I was also fascinated with ponchos and capes that incorporated floral and lace patterns. Mr. Shoji is famous for his attention to details, and this collection could satisfy tastes of the most OCDed fashionistas. Simple elegance and effortless chic of Tadashi Shoji’s collection put this show on the list of my most beloved designers.

Skin Analysis by SK-II

NYFW 2015 Skin Analysis by SK-II
You know how much I love sheet masks, and I got really excited to see SK-II among the permanent presenters at the Tents. I’ve noticed this brand last year, when makeup artists used SK-II Facial Treatment Mask on models prior to applying makeup at Monique Lhuillier show. This year, SK-II consultant provided fashion week guests with a free skin analysis, and, of course, I was among the first people to sign up for this fancy beauty treat. Believe it or not, but according to that test, my skin’s age is 18 years old! I was so excited to hear about that! Seems like my obsession with expensive and affordable beauty products works!

Red Dress Collection

Katya Bychkova NYFW 2015 Backstage Vital Agibalow
One of favorite events year in and year out is the Go Red For Women show. This joint project of Macy’s and The American Heart Association’s attracts the most beloved celebrities all wishing to endorse the message to women about the importance of taking care of their heart health and inspire them to choose a healthier lifestyle. The comedian Rosie O’Donnel opened the show with entertaining but serious talk about her own heart illness. This year’s celebrity poll included Ciara, actress Laverne Cox from Orange Is the New Black (she was the best!), celebrity chef Carla Hall, and Hoda Kotb, anchor of the Today show. Overall, it was a very optimistic and positive show to attend and I couldn’t stop wowing at the red dress designs that I spotted on the celebs. You know how much I love red lipstick, and I love red dresses no less!


NYFW 2015 Katya Bychkova Vital Agibalow Pandora
Vital Agibalow and I didn’t have a chance to see each other since I was getting ready for my trip to Minsk as he has been busy with back to back non-stop shooting of celebrities and advertising campaigns, so it was great to catch up. Make sure to follow Vital on Instagram where he is constantly posting photos with his celebrity friends!

I am a tough Russian woman…that is why after a long day at the Tents I was still able to join Ben and our close friends for an after party at 1OAK. The place was packed and we had fun dancing to some 90’s dance music and warming up next to a cozy fireplace. Later on we had a snack at Tao and headed home. I had an early show to attend the next day that is why I forced myself to apply a facial mask prior to going to bed. Yes, I am that crazy beauty addict!

StyleSprinter Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Dress: Phardi (similaricon) | Belt: similaricon | Boots: L.K.Bennett | Necklace: similar | Photos by Vital Agibalow

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