Karen Walker impresses me season after season with her fun, quirky take on clothes that are– gasp!– actually wearable. While I love avant garde fashion, or flowing gorgeous ballgowns as much as the next girl, it’s nice to see impeccably designed clothing that is suitable for everyday wear, and affordable.

The fact that designs some of the best sunglasses around also helps.

And like many of my other favorite designers, Karen has fun with her collections’ themes and inspiration. For Spring, that inspiration was “life in Zvedzny Gorodok, AKA Star City” in the Soviet Union. Once a secret city where Soviet astronauts lived, little details such as spate suite-esque zippers, utilitarian garments, and star shaped earrings helped visualize that inspiration.

The Sephora PRO team translated the astronaut/space theme into a glam look, featuring an enchanting blue eye.


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Tracy Reese S/S 2012: Backstage


Fashion designer Tracy Reese collaborated with Sally Hansen once again for a Spring 2012 collection inspired by “pure delight”.

The 7 color collection features everything from bright blue and yellow, to more subtle coral:

Manicurist Jin Soon Choi led the nail team, painting Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Temptation on hands and toenails, to compliment the hues of the Spring collection.



The thing I love the most about this collaboration–It has something for everyone from fans of edgy, to classic nail color!
This blue is definitely my favorite.

The nails perfectly compliment the rosy cheeked, and retro-inspired hair and makeup

The finished look.

See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2011-2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.