Profile for Rachel Krause

avatar

Trendspotting: 6 Brand-New Beauty Ideas From NYFW

When a designer strays outside the box of beauty stalwarts, it’s a refreshing change, given our steady diet of so-called “trends” — smoky eyes, red lips, dewy skin, and bold brows. These ubiquitous looks are beautiful and striking, but they’re also easy go-tos, which on principle renders them, well, kind of boring. But with each new season comes a fresh crop of innovative makeup looks that we guarantee you’ll see on the red carpet come 2013. Behold, the six top trends we’ve spotted on the catwalk this week…

NYFW: Day 1
Rachel Comey, Lauren Moffat, BCBG, and more... Read More »
NYFW: Day 2
Peter Som, Creatures of the Wind, Thakoon, and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 3
Kate Spade, Prabul Gurung and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 4
Alexander Wang, Suno, Alexander Herchcovitch, and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 5
Duro Olowu, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 6
Rodarte, Karen Walker, Marc Jacobs and more. Read More »

First Look: Keira Knightley Wears A Weird Chanel Armwarmer For October’s “Vogue”

Goth Keira
The actress is a gorgeous goth on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Read More »
Keira's Engaged
Keira is engaged to musician James Righton. Read More »

Isn’t it nice to see Keira Knightley’s pretty face adorning multiple magazine covers rather than someone like, say, Kim Kardashian? I jest, kind of, and I do know a few people who maintain that Keira is only marginally more talented than the reality star in question … but regardless, she’s definitely more likable. I’ll be honest, my affinity may have less to do with Keira’s abilities as an actress and way more to do with the fact that there was a time in my life wherein I, like, so totally wanted to be Elizabeth Swann. Keep reading »

The Best And Worst Of Celeb Street Style At NYFW

It’s true: most of the fun of Fashion Week occurs off the runway. It’s not that I don’t look forward to seeing the shows, because of course I do, but with all of the celebrity action that comes with the territory, it’s impossible not to be curious about what they’re wearing to the events. Click through to see some of the looks we’ve spotted on the illustrious front row…

NYFW Day 1
Rachel Comey, Lauren Moffat, BCBG, and more... Read More »
NYFW Day 2
Peter Som, Creatures of the Wind, Thakoon, and more! Read More »
NYFW Day 3
Kate Spade, Charlotte Ronson, Prabal Gurung, and more... Read More »
NYFW: Day 4
Alexander Wang, Suno, Alexander Herchcovitch, and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 5
Duro Olowu, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham and more! Read More »
NYFW: Day 6
Rodarte, Karen Walker, Marc Jacobs and more. Read More »

Beauty Cues: Mandy Moore Is A Breath Of Fall Freshness At NYFW

Beauty Cues: Kirsten
This shimmery look is gorgeously unexpected. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Rosie
The stunning model is looking awfully, um, rosy. Read More »
Beauty Cues: Kate
Get her radiant rocker chic look from Venice Film Festival. Read More »
Beauty Cues: "Bachelorette"
The badass trio looked beautiful on the red carpet. Read More »

As a child of the ’90s, I have an intrinsic emotional association with Mandy Moore. I vividly recall listening to her completely inane songs on my Walkman waiting for my mom to pick me up from karate (not an isolated incident, she was always late to pick me up from karate). Mandy has done a lot of growing up since she was last in the spotlight, and since I was last at karate, and I guess she’s kind of awesome now? It’s evident that her “Cry” days are long gone: she appeared in a couple of rom-coms, got married to Ryan Adams (who I, as a longtime Jeff Tweedy fan, do not enjoy, but whatever), voiced Rapunzel in “Tangled,” and is now working on a brand-new album that will (presumably) be a drastic departure from the vaguely nauseating tracks of yore.

I’m willing to give Mandy another chance, especially since she’s been looking all kinds of stylish at New York Fashion Week! If that doesn’t say comeback, then I don’t know what does. I’m “Crush”-ing hard on this look in particular: it’s a subtle segue into the dark, dramatic beauty trends on the forecast, but it’s still sweet and pretty enough to wear through the interim. If you’re ready to jump the gun on fall beauty, but aren’t quite prepared to delve into dark aubergine shades, cop Mandy’s look right now! Keep reading »

Well Played: Winona Ryder Looks Adorable, And Also Terrified, At “The Iceman” Premiere

Well Played: Isla
The kids aren't half bad, either. Read More »
Well Played: Rose
A flat chest has never looked so good. Read More »
Well Played: Selena
Teenybopper no more. Read More »
Well Played: Leslie
What's your summer dress go-to? Read More »

We love you, Winona, and you’re killing it in that Dolce & Gabbana dress, even though it’s mid-length and you’re like, five foot two. You don’t have to look so freaked out, girlfriend!

According To NYFW, Black Is The New Black For Next Summer

Spring and summer fashion is generally pretty predictable insofar as it is, well, summery — think airy, diaphanous fabrics in light, muted colors accented by eye-catching brights, and you’ve just about hit the nail on the head every time. As the S/S 2013 shows crop up, we get a good glimpse at what to expect come next year … and is it just me, or is it all turning out to be a bit darker than usual? That’s not to say that the season’s requisite lightness, comparably more cheerful than that of Autumn/Winter styles, has been sacrificed in favor of deeper, moodier hues; it’s just that all of the whites and pastels are offset by a whole lot of black. I’m the last to complain — black is the predominate color in my wardrobe — so yes, I am unquestionably biased, but I think the contrast serves to make the clothes all the more striking. Are you, like me, thrilled that some of your favorite black pieces might just make the spring/summer cut, or are you all about the whites and brights come June, regardless of what the runway dictates? [Style.com]

Celebs At NYFW
The first wave of famous faces at Fashion Week in NYC! Read More »
Liberty Ross At NYFW
The scorned wife of Rupert Sanders walked the runway at Wang. Read More »

Love It Or Leave It: Emma Watson’s Glamorous “Perks” Premiere Look?

Emma On Confidence
Emma feels even more confident with her cropped cut. Read More »
Emma For T Magazine
She nailed this cover with her sultry cat-eye — and freckles! Read More »
SS: Emma Watson
Check out our version of this fresh high-fashion outfit. Read More »

I love Emma Watson in every single way, whether she’s Hermione Granger or, well, Emma Watson. (I apologize, but I will never let go of her, or my, Potter past.) She’s beautiful, British, smart, stylish, and rocks a daring pixie crop like a pro while flipping the proverbial finger to the suggestion that “men don’t like it” — what’s not to love? “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was practically the bible of my Troubled Outcast youth, and there is a good chance I am going to see the movie in theaters multiple times. You know, for nostalgia’s sake. Keep reading »

It’s Here! Anna Dello Russo’s Gorgeously Gilded Accessories Collection For H&M

It was only a matter of time before Vogue Japan editor-at-large and totally OTT fashionista Anna Dello Russo got to put her medal of approval on a line of her own, and it’s only natural that she of the outrageous fascinators and tacky-goes-high fashion opulence would cut her design teeth on — what else? — accessories. We’re pretty sure that Anna’s diehard devotion to kooky couture and right-off-the-runway looks has never led her wayward into a lowly H&M, but what does it matter when her choice to collaborate with the retailer means that we can walk in off the street and snag one of her signature gilded pieces at a reasonable price?

With 50 pieces ranging from $24.95 for pendant earrings to $299 for a formidable pair of thigh-high leather boots, they’re affordable enough that you can follow Anna’s advice to accessorize liberally or play it a little more low-key. But don’t bother to ask yourself what Anna would do — she’d pile ‘em right on, of course. Click through to check out all of the offerings, and do tell us which ones you’ll be fighting for come October 4. We’ll be picking up that peacock fascinator just to say we did. [Racked, photo via WWD]

Anna Sings And Dances
This promo video for her H&M line is a tad bit awkward. Read More »
Style Stealer: ADR
Here's how you can channel Anna without freaking your friends out. Read More »

First Look: The First Issue Of Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine Goes Public

Carine x MAC Is Here
Check out the fashion icon's collection for MAC! Read More »
Carine Is Out At Vogue
Au revoir, Carine, bonjour, Emmanuelle. Read More »
Carine's Resignation
Did she or didn't she? Read More »
All-Black Fashion
Carine presented a fashion show entirely in black at Cannes. Read More »

It took hardly any time at all for Carine Roitfeld to find her footing outside of the Condé Nast empire. The fashion writer and stylist departed suddenly from Vogue Paris in 2010 following a ten-year tenure as editor-in-chief, citing a desire to concentrate on personal projects outside of the notorious magazine’s “gilded bird cage” (though rumors of internal discord abounded). In the two years since her resignation, Carine has stayed true to her vow that leaving the lofty post would not be the death knell of her career; in fact, with numerous freelance styling credits (including two Chanel campaigns), a large-format photo book, and a MAC collection to her name, the iconic Parisian has risen quite impressively from the ashes of her former title. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Versatile Fall-Ready Shorts

Ah, don’t you just love that weird in-between-seasons weather when it’s too hot to wear pants and too unpredictable/chance of rain-y to bust out the sundresses? Yeah, me neither. With humidity, precipitation, and grey skies hanging in the air, it’s hard to get excited about leaving the house, let alone putting on the clothes required to do so. That’s where fall shorts (in heavier fabrics and darker colors than your typical summer pair) come in — they’re the best of both worlds! They offer prime leg ventilation while still providing the comfort and wind protection factor (WPF) that skirts can’t, and they can be worn in today’s hyper-humid weather as well as tomorrow’s (maybe) cooler breeze: just add tights! Plus, you can dress ‘em up easily. Check out these ten pairs of fall-ready shorts that have already made their way onto my wishlist…

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular