Kicking off NYFW with Texture on the Runway!

NYFW kicked off with a bang! 

My first show of the season was Texture on the Runway, hosted by and Sally Beauty. This show made hair the star, and the clothes were just there to finish the look. 

Each of the participating brands had a segment, showing off inventive and inspiring hair styles created using their product lines. The details and creativity of their work as like nothing I’ve seen before! After the models worked the runway, we were given some styling secrets from the glam squad responsible for each look.  Check out some of my favorite moments from the show:

But the best part wasn't the amazing style and beauty. It was the hefty, stuffed to the brim gift bag! 


Weighing a nearly a whopping 10 pounds, it was loaded with full-size products from all the participating brands, including Ardell, Cantu, Shea Moisture, Carol’s Daughter, Aphogee and Mielle.

I can't wait to incorporate some of these into my natural hair journey, and I am newly inspired to start playing with my natural tresses in the near future. Even though the season is just starting, I can tell this one will be a hard one to top. After all, nothing beats the sense of community that comes with celebrating culture and natural beauty. 

What shows and events are you most excited about this season? Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat so you don’t miss a thing!


The Beauty Look You’ll be Dying to Wear This Fall

Backstage New York Fashion Week Beauty Secrets

Let’s be honest. The hair and makeup at New York Fashion Week is just as exciting as the runway looks! My head is overflowing with all the inspiring looks I’ve seen presented this season, not to mention the tips and tricks I picked up hanging out with the beauty team backstage. Get the scoop on the look super sexy but still every day friendly look at Irina Vitjaz.

Backstage Beauty Makeup Application
Makeup Backstage

Irina presented a stunning collection of couture gowns in classic and bold hues with intricate materials and embellishments. To go with the elegant, romantic clothing, makeup artist Tawni Michelle designed a sophisticated, yet playful take on a smoky eye and matte lip. Watch her breakdown the method!

This look is definitely inspiring me to play with layering my assortment of neutral eyeshadows and lipsticks to see what I can come up with. Now if only I could get my hands on one of these gowns!

Irina Vitjaz NYFW Look
Irina Vitjaz NYFW Look
Irina Vitjaz NYFW Look