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6 Beauty Essentials to Carry This Fashion Week

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun. 

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off today, which means that for the next few days, I will live and breath runways, presentations, and parties. While it sounds like fun, the actual legwork involved requires tons of energy, which is why one must pack light and smart in order to keep up. Through trial and error, I’ve finally managed to round up a dream team of no-fail, transition-friendly beauty products that fit inside my smallest of bags, like this adorable mini crossbody by Jason Wu.

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Vena Cava Fall 2011: 90s Grunge is Back

If there was any doubt that the 90s are back in all their midriff-baring glory, Vena Cava’s Fall 2011 show yesterday solidified it. The models sported berets down the runway and the theme according to MAC stylist Christian McCulloch, was “Christy Turlington’s version of grunge.” While we’re not going to run out and buy all the floor-length skirts and cutout dresses we can get our hands on, we did love the “grunge meets rock & roll meets Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey” beauty looks happening backstage.

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