London Fashion Week: palmer//harding Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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Save the date for the palmer//harding spring-summer 2015 fashion presentation in London during London Fashion Week.  Susan will be the official makeup artist and Susan Posnick Cosmetics a sponsor for the show on September 14th. In celebration of the event, we’re featuring an exclusive q&a today with the brand’s designers: Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding.

SPC: How did palmer//harding come to be?

PH: Matthew and I met while studying at Central Saint Martins in 2007, we advised on each others projects until we graduated, at which point we we both working freelance. in 2011 we were approached by the ANDAM award in Paris to be a finalist in their prestigious competition. This was the catalyst for us starting palmer//harding.

SPC: When & where did you launch your first collection?

PH: We launched our first collection as part of The British Fashion Councils NewGen initiative in September 2011 at London Fashion Week.

SPC: Who is palmer//harding designed for?

PH: We have customers of all ages, but if i had to say who the palmer//harding woman was it would be an independent women over 35, confident in her style and personality, with a lifestyle that requires a certain pragmatic elegance.

SPC: What three words would you use to describe the brand?

PH: emotive, romantic, modern

SPC: What can we expect to see in your spring 2015 collection during London Fashion Week?

PH: More femininity, an exploration into the social ideals of youth and the phases beauty goes through as we age.

SPC: What are you most looking forward to with this upcoming show?

PH: Working with my long time friends from Texas, such as Susan Posnick, Jan Strimple and Neil Diaz.

SPC: Why did you feel working with Susan Posnick Cosmetics and having Susan style your show was a great fit?

PH: We appreciate people and brands for their ethos and standards, Susan has an incredible outlook on life and work, and it shows in the quality of her cosmetics. It’s honest, jovial and simply beautiful.

SPC: What are the key trends and styles of the fall collection from Palmer/Harding?

PH: The white shirt is always a must for us!

SPC: What are a few must-have pieces from fall 2014?

PH: I personally love the cropped shredded jersey jumper in black. (short haired girl with the beige embroidered skirt in the catwalk images).

SPC: What will you be wearing this fall season?

PH: palmer//harding menswear of course!

SPC: Where can one shop for Palmer/Harding?

PH: We are launching an e-commerce during London Fashion Week, but if you require it before you can buy it at Ikram Chicago, Louis Boston, Betty Reiter in Dallas, or Curve in LA and New York.

SPC: Where are your favorite places to travel?

PH: Italy, Amalfi Coast, Stockholm, Texas

SPC: What are three things you couldn’t live without?

PH: My Lap Top, persimmons, friends and family.

SPC: What’s a typical day in the life like at the palmer//harding office?

PH: Work at 9:00, a whirlwind of activity from design, pattern cutting, managing our team of lovely interns, cook lunch, email press and production, gym at 6:00 then off after 8:00 or 9:00 pm, but this time of year we are working till midnight.

SPC: What is true beauty to you?

PH: confidence in yourself, a genuine smile, a warm giving heart.

Elle Magazine – Colorflo Bronzer

elle magazine   Elle Magazine calls our COLORFLO Bronzer “a dream” saying “not only will it give your skin a natural-looking glow, it also protects against both UVA and UVB rays and absorbs excess oil on your face.”  Get the perfect weekly glow and protection from the summer sun with this fantastic product.  Shop it here.

How to Get Fabulous Lashes

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Here are a few tips to keep your lashes in the BEST shape!

1. Never rub or pull lashes – use a gentle eye makeup remover

2. If you use an eyelash curler- NEVER pull on your eyelids

3. Make sure the eyelashes are still wet if you comb through them to remove clumps

4. Condition your lashes – you can even use simple treatments like Vaseline

5. Biotin helps with healthy lashes. Eat foods like banana, beans, eggs, lentils, and more

6. Omega 3 helps with shine. Find it in eggs, salmon, tuna, etc.

Shop our EYE products on SusanPosnick.com.

 

 

Susan Posnick Cosmetics August Beauty Special

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Shop away at SusanPosnick.com this month and receive 20% OFF orders of $30+.  Stock up on your favorite products online to carry you through the rest of summer and pick out new colors for autumn.

Shop here! 

Susan Posnick: Wedding Makeup Tips

5. caroline-trentini-wedding   Susan shares some wedding tips for the bride-to-be!

 

Twenty years from now, you want to be able to look at your wedding pictures and still like the way you look, keep this in mind with your makeup.  As a rule: try charcoal eyes well blended with ivory.  With shimmer, less is more when it comes to photographs. A touch of shimmer on your cheeks is fine – but don’t get carried away.  I also recommend putting a touch of white or turquoise on your bottom water line to keep eyes looking bright! For a beach wedding, it will be humid, so use as few products under your makeup as possible. Use a water based moisturizer and if skin is oily, you might want to skip this all together.

Use COLORFLO: mineral foundation under your makeup with sun protection.  Try a water resistant mascara and lips in a soft coral or rosy pink.  Again – no shimmer!  Whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors- adding false lashes is one of the easiest ways to look good in a photograph.

Shop at susanposnick.combridesvogue12   kate_moss_vogue_wedding   photos: Vogue.com

Summer with Susan Posnick

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Today we’re sharing…… a few of Susan’s favorite things!  Do you agree with anything on this list?

Favorite Place You’ve Ever Been:  ITALY

Favorite Restaurant in Dallas: Shinsei

Ultimate Comfort: man’s button down shirt in a really soft cotton, mashed potatoes

One thing you never leave home without:  COLORFLO foundation/sun protection

What’s in your handbag: too much stuff, aside from makeup

What your most excited about this summer: new business plans for growth

When you hear the word “shoes” you think: LOVE , WANT

One outfit from which you would never part with: blue jeans, crisp white shirt

If you could live in designs from one fashion house, it would be: LANVIN

One thing that you haven’t not yet done, but plan to do: African Safari

One quote or motto you try and live by:  stay present- past is history, no control over the future

Favorite personal inspirations/style icons in your eyes:  Audrey Hepburn

Favorite thing about Dallas/Texas:  my 22 year old daughter also lives here

What you’ll be wearing this summer: white jeans, Indian tunics

Your summer beauty routine: daily cleanser using my Clarisonic in the shower, Intraceuticals Skincare 3 easy and effective steps

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* (2) bottom photos from Susan’s recent trip to Woodstock, NY

Summer Beauty Picks: COLORESSENTIAL

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We loved seeing COLORESSENTIAL in Metro New York‘s favorite summer beauty picks!

July Special

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Get your shimmer on this summer with Susan Posnick Cosmetics!  Receive a FREE pot of COLORFLO Shimmer with any $50+ purchase on susanposnick.com.

 

July 4th Beauty Essentials

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Getting ready for Fourth of July weekend? We have some beauty essentials to be sure to add to your clutch or beach bag.  By day, be sure to protect your skin with COLORFLO.  For a sun kissed beach glow, warm up your cheeks with COLORFLO in Lotus Sun.  For the eyes, we recommend Jasper Liner and Sandstone Shadow.  For evening, give your look a dose of drama with COLORESSENTIAL in Paris for the lips or try COLOREYEDEFINE in Sapphire Liner/Ametrine Shadow.  And, of course, if you plan to spend some time on the water or in a boat, load up on BRUSH ON BLOCK for sun protection!

USA World Cup Style

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Shop this look: Tibi Matte Poplin Top / Imogene and Willie Slim Indigo Denim / COLORFLO Bronzer/ J.Crew Brass Star Earrings / J. Crew Elsie Printed Pumps /  COLORESSENTIAL in Tokyo or Paris

Nothing says #webelieve like red, white, and blue. We’re all about World Cup Style.  What will we be wearing to support Team USA tomorrow?  We’re thinking a classic pair of denim jeans, the perfect white shirt, and COLORESSENTIAL in red. J.Crew has the perfect dose of star accessories.  Top of your look with a patterned pair of heels and of course, COLORFLO Bronzer.