There’s truly nothing more obnoxious than wearing new shoes for a week only to find that a few days of running around has taken them from pretty to tired-looking. Fortunately, this particular form of trauma is easily avoidable. After the jump, tips on how to keep your new shoes looking spankin’ fresh a whole lot longer. Keep reading »
For Jeremy Laing‘s edgy, minimalist collection, ION Studio co-founder and Davines lead stylist Marco Santino decided the “best justice to the clothes is hair put back, nothing romantic,” he told us. Laing opted for a slicked-back ‘do that made it look as though the models were letting a hair mask soak into their manes. He applied Creative Moulding Foam and Defining Gloss in bulk and combed the hair back to create what I like to call a ponytail-less bun. Santino gathered the hair into a ponytail but didn’t secure it with a hairband. Then, with the help of a friend, Santino rolled the hair under and pinned it into place. While this exact look might be a bit much for everyday — I don’t want my strands to look that conditioned — I plan on trying a slightly less runway-ready version … Keep reading »
Let’s be honest: Not everyone can pull off the elusive jumpsuit without looking like a major fashion victim. Claire did it with ease with this linen number from Marks and Spencer and animal print sandals. She was spending the afternoon looking modern, fittingly, outside the Tate Modern Museum. Her bleach blond cropped hair and scarlet lips and nails put the icing on the cake of what is most certainly an already stylish look. Keep reading »
Photographer Ian Cole captures these speakeasy boys for Topshop‘s Topman Fall 2009 campaign and collection. [Design Scene] Keep reading »
It was eyeliner hysteria last night on the MTV VMAs red carpet—I want to say 98 percent of the starlets that showed up (Cassie, Nicky Hilton, Pink, J.Lo, etc.), had some version of a heavily lined and super defined eye. Tres chic, sure—but only one pretty lady got the look really right: Lauren Conrad. Check her out above—could her eyes be anymore gorgeous, huge and perfect? There’s one big reason why her version of lined eyes really stood out from the pack, and it’s something you don’t need to hire a makeup artist to pull off yourself. Get the trick we all could use—and check out the one VMA attendee that should have heeded our advice…after the jump! Keep reading »
OK, well not exactly. But a bevy of Housewives did show up to the Jill Stuart runway show today, along with Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland (who touched up Kim’s makeup), Rachel Bilson and “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons. Sheree Whitfield sat directly across from Caroline and Dina Manzo, so it was a Jersey/Atlanta face-off in the front row. Keep reading »
CND, the makers of the awesome new Colour & Effects nail polish line, worked with just a handful of designers for New York Fashion Week, to create special layered combinations for each show. Since the colors aren’t straight from a bottle, they’re sort of like couture nail polish.
At both Jason Wu on Friday and Karen Walker on Saturday, the nails were done in muted metallics, which, at first, seemed like an oxymoron to me. Metallic that’s not in your face and bling-tastic? Yes, it exists. I spied a toned-down, brushed, silver shade backstage before Walker’s show — half of the models in the show had their nails done with one coat of Silver Chrome and one coat of Studio White, and the other half had the same but with two coats of Putty on top. The combos resulted in colors somewhere in between white and silver. Neutral but not boring.
At Michelle Obama’s favorite designer Jason Wu‘s show, half of the models had a matte bronze that was a result of painting a coat of Super Matte on top of one application of Copper Chrome, while the other half had Gold Pearl between the two layers, adding a little texture. Check it out, after the jump! Keep reading »
While Amelia, Erin and Catherine hobnobbed with celebs like Janelle Monae and Miss J on >Fashion’s Night Out, I swung by Sephora in Times Square for a mini-makeover by co-founder of Benefit cosmetics, Jane Ford. I thought she’d just swish some pink blush on my cheeks and call it a day, but Ford actually told me propensity for girly pink-or-peach makeup is misguided. Someone like me, with dark, dark brown hair and pale, pale ivory skin (think: Christina Ricci’s coloring) should be wearing brown blush and brown lipstick. Yes, brown. Keep reading »
Amelia: Erin, do you think cowboy hats will ever come back into fashion?
Erin: Only if Carine Roitfeld [editor in chief of French Vogue] wears one.
Amelia: Oh dear.
[Fashion Week, NYC, 9/14/09] Keep reading »
There’s no doubt that Fashion’s Night Out was a huge social success (just ask our hangovers the next morning). But with all the hype, celebs, and cool parties, it’s been easy to forget the event’s intent—Anna Wintour‘s mission to help save the ailing industry through a night of fashion and spending.
So, did FNO do its job? Conclusive revenue reports from stores and the designers themselves have yet to be revealed, although WWD reports:
ShopperTrak reported Fashion’s Night Out spurred a 3.4 percent nationwide traffic increase in apparel and accessories stores, with nearly a 50 percent rise in Manhattan… “Our traffic data proves Fashion’s Night Out was a very successful event for those retailers in the apparel and accessories segment,’” said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak.
Yet, throughout the evening, we can’t say we saw anyone buying—the hectic and crowded atmosphere definitely didn’t communicate a purchasing vibe. Keep reading »