OK! Exclusive: Talking with Giuliana Rancic and Selita Ebanks Backstage at Fashion Police
Benefit Cosmetics has been very busy this New York Fashion Week. First, they pulled off the twerk-happy flash mob above, and then they taped a special segment of Fashion Police with Giuliana Rancic and model Selita Ebanks at one of their NYC boutiques. They invited OKMagazine.com along to hang out behind the scenes. Here’s what we noticed!
Selita Ebanks came by first, looking like the most beautiful cheerleader you’ve ever seen. Her legs go on forever, her skin made me suicidal, and she made tiny leather boxing shorts look chic. She chatted about one of her favorite beauty looks from Fashion Week. “I went to Sally LaPointe, and I really loved the long, straight, sleek hair,” she said. “It just brought me back to the 90s, when girls were kind of like grunge, effortless. The makeup was clean. I think that is just classic.”
She tries to up her game for Fashion Week. “I just love Fashion Week and I just try to have fun with it. This is the best time to play with your style because all the freaks come out!” she said. “Whatever I see as a trend, I try to go opposite of it. You want to wear things that are relevant for next season. Set trends yourself.” Great advice!
Selita was at the Benefit boutique to get her brows tinted. Benefit is known for their pretty, 50s-style packaging, but they’re also the brow people, with tons of services at their boutiques across the country. Fashion Police taped away as Selita got her brows tinted, which took less than two minutes and made her face look more defined. (Like she needs the help! Pfft.)
It was amazing to see Giuliana Rancic in action interviewing Selita on camera for Fashion Police. I know she’s a professional, but she cracked a fresh joke on every take! She is so quick! I was majorly impressed with her charisma and wit in person, and of course, she looked amazing in leather leggings and awesome eye makeup.
She explained that the leather is her favorite trend for fall. “I love skinny leathers. Anything leather—it doesn’t even have to be real, either. A lot of people are doing great pleathers or faux-leathers,” she said. “I even did a lot of faux-leather in my HSN fall collection.”
There are some major parties during Fashion Week, but Giuliana wasn’t attending. “But my baby is here with me, and my husband, so as soon as work is done I run off and I’m with them!” In fact, she left the taping to attend a fun class with Duke. “I am going to Kidville, like a 45-minute class. I don’t have time to change so I am going to be the only mommy in there in leather pants!” Other mommies, take note. Don’t be jealous.
The episode of Fashion Police airs Friday, September 13, at 9pm ET.
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