[caption id="attachment_15993" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Canadian contingent at the Banana Republic FW15 presentation in NYC: Sharp magazine's Matthew Biel, me, Flare magazine's Jillian Vieira, DJ and entrepreneur Brendan Fallis, Banana Republic's vice president of men's design, Michael Anderson, Sharp Magazine's Joanne Jin and Fashion blogger, Ania Boniecka.[/caption] During New York Fashion Week we either saw a lot of #iwokeuplikethis beauty—seen at Brock Collection, Prabal Gurung and Public School—or heroin chic meets walking dead makeup—seen at Alexander Wang and Opening Ceremonies. Artistic, sure. Pretty, nope! When I attended the Banana Republic fall/winter 2015 presentation on Saturday I was happy to see a beauty look that women would actually want to emulate. Models had beautiful skin, almost glowing due to the strategically placed highlighter—thanks to Sarah Lucero, Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry at Stila Cosmetics. " It's a play on texture to mimic the collection, we kept the lips a column of tonal colour against the neutral clean perfect skin." I soon found out the real reason why I was so struck by this look. The lip colour used in the presentation is my all time favourite, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro. As for the clothing, it was the best I've ever seen from the American sportswear retailer. The brand can thank their new creative director and executive vice president of design, Marissa Webb. The talented woman and incredibly stylish Webb was formally the head of women's design at J.Crew and is also currently at the helm of her own contemporary namesake label. The collection boasted a modern mashup of masculine shapes with feminine flare and design elements. Think oversized wool moto coats found in icy hues, graphic hand bags and loafers found in a neon pops. Photography provided by Banana Republic and Heather Hopkins.