For our final experiment at the end of fashion week, I wanted to try out a new makeup trend that went gangbusters on NYFW runways: Pink eye. I specifically took inspo from the Donna Karan show, which I felt most accurately reflected what I saw in the mirror throughout most of fashion week anyway. But the second I completed my homage to DK (which I achieved by way of magenta lipstick smudged on my lids and lashes), it became clear that this look didn’t quite work outside the tents.
Oh well, too late for that. I popped on some shades and headed to LC, but not before I ran into Joan Smalls leaving Michael Kors. “OMG don’t look at my eyes,” I cowered, standing in her shadow of perfection, to which she replied, “it’s very Donna Karan.” She got it. She gets it.
At LC, Anna Dello Russo was so taken by my inspired look, she stopped me for a picture! Kidding. Actually, she was standing (posing?) in the middle of the road and was more than obliging when I approached her. And she said absolutely nothing about my fashiony case of pink eye. Maybe it was more wearable than I’d thought?
Yeah, no. I looked like a total crazypants. But did it translate into getting photographed? Aside from Ashley, I noted about two cell-snappers and one person with a legit camera on my eye-diseased trail, which, by the way, was WAY harder to get off than I’d expected. I was definitely that girl wearing sunglasses home on the L train at 8:30 at night. And I definitely, definitely feel a little tinge of sorrow for whoever’s poor blog my zombie pink-eye look has since infected.
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