The Modern Muse at Freehold Raceway Mall

FALL 2017
By Kristen Bateman for Modern Muse

On October 7, shoppers, friends and fans of fashion gathered together for a stylish event at the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, New Jersey. The celebration was hosted by local blogger Cori Ingrassia, who led the crowd through segments on fashion, beauty, and wellness. "I've been shopping at Freehold Mall for years!" Ingrassia gushed.

Didn't make it to the party? Here are the top takeaways from the occasion.

Fashion: Runway to Real Life

Models paraded down the sunlit runway to showcase fall-fresh outfits straight from the Modern Muse, including several completely wearable, chic options for fall. Bold red, florals, leather jackets, shoulder-to-toe denim, logo tees, long vests, and blush-toned pink were just a few of the highlighted looks.

To get your fall wardrobe sorted stat, zone in on one of your favorite trends seen on the runway and mix and match it with the chic essentials you already own. For example, a leather jacket from Charlotte Russe pairs just as nicely with a logo tee as it does with a fancy party dress. Bold backpacks in primary colors never looked so good with jeans, and tulle skirts from Forever 21 get a fun revamp for fall when styled with white sneakers.

Beauty: Mini Makeovers

Makeup artists from ULTA and Sephora took to the stage to give models and customers fall-inspired mini makeovers. This season, don't be afraid to experiment and go with the unexpected. Choosing contrasting colors when it comes to your eyes makes for a splashy, high-impact look.

One of the Sephora makeup artists used the newly released Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette (which comes with a range of matte, glitter, and metallic shades) to create a base of orange-toned red eyeshadow on the lower lids. To make even more of a statement, she used an electric cobalt blue eyeshadow as a liner.

ULTA makeup artists used the cult-worthy Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette for a very different (and ultimately stunning) look on models and guests. The artist built up neutral and burgundy tones to create a new take on the classic smoky eye.

Lifestyle: Perfecting Your Pilates

Cooler weather means the inevitable: more time spent inside. Luckily, your workout routine doesn't have to suffer through the change in seasons. At the showcase, representatives from Lululemon and Pure Barre demonstrated the ultimate pilates session. As the toned instructors explained, it's high intensity yet low impact.

Even if you'll be exercising at home, don't forget the cute gear that always makes it more fun. Lululemon's yoga pants are as stylish as they are sporty — with options like hidden pockets and comfortable high waistbands rendered in fabrics engineered for working out.

All of the trends featured at the event were fashion-forward and super easy to re-create, which left many guests feeling inspired. As an added bonus, local shoppers can receive a free POPSUGAR Must Have Box filled with more than $100 of merchandise (including a pretty blush wallet and lipstick by Lipstick Queen) if you spend more than $500 on food or merchandise at Freehold Raceway Mall from September 29 to October 29. Just submit your receipts at the mall Concierge Booth on the Upper Level by the Center Court Entrance Wing.