fall 2010

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Even though spring weather is just peeping out from the layers of yesterday’s ice and we’re just barely defrosting, the fashion world works in mysterious ways, kids, and editors are busy checking out upcoming fall collections. Last night we scoped out J.Crew’s deliciously styled fall line and at least we can say we have something… READ MORE »


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Maybe we were a little slow to realize this, but apparently that huge iceberg in the middle of Chanel’s runway was in fact a real iceberg. Imported from Sweden. (Seriously, where was our Chanel Paris Fashion Week invite this year? We’re missing extremely important news here, people!) We’re actually not surprised that Uncle Karl would… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, a handful of fashion editors were treated to a private showing of Alexander McQueen’s fall collection, a mix of Hieronymus Bosch and other great artist-inspired prints that, as Suzy Menkes put it, embodied “the designer’s exceptional reach from historic past to cyberspace future.” The models wore mystical-looking golden mohawks, the shoes were outrageous, and… READ MORE »


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The big takeaway from the French collections? Lots of shine. There was a stunning silver suit at Balenciaga, gold dresses and jackets at Dries Van Noten, a gorgeous shift woven with silver metallic threads by Martine Sitbon and Giles Deacon presented flashy pants and prom dresses. Sadly, it’s hard to do less-expensive metallic looks without… READ MORE »


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Besides all the signature zigzag prints and tribal silhouettes, the real star of Missoni’s Fall 2010 show was (for me anyway), the deep, dark eggplant-hued lips the models sported in what MAC makeup artist Lucia Peroni called “A little bit Scottish, a little Masai, a little punk.” Sounds good to me. I’m a little obsessed… READ MORE »


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I’m not sure if it’s the winter doldrums that are inspiring designers or just causing me to notice, but the runways were full of chunky boots, perfect to stomp around the concrete city in. During Derek Lam’s Wild West-inspired collection, I fell in love with his modern take on cowboy boots, which were feminine yet… READ MORE »


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It was the last day of Fashion Week, and despite having to hobble around on heels that made our feet burn, backstage at Isaac Mizrahi’s show was coolishly refreshing. Because Isaac cited “camping on the Upper East Side” of Manhattan as part of the inspiration for his fall collection, makeup artist Val Garland made them… READ MORE »


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Makeup artist Gregory Arlt dubbed the Davidelfin fall 2010 beauty look the “lip show” because, as you guessed it, the makeup was all about lipstick. Most of the Davidelfin collection is black, but Gregory said he was inspired by two magenta coats, so he created a full lip to match. He first applied the Process… READ MORE »


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So much for shoulder pads going out of style. At the African Collective show, they were very much out in full force. [NYC, 2/13/10] … READ MORE »


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We take it back–technically, you could re-create the amazing nail look at The Blonds’ fun, wacky show, but we would recommend stepping away from the broken glass part. Creative Nail Design nailist Kristina Esterbrooks used CND Coulours in Scarlet Letter, Blackjack and Brilliant white nail enamels mixed with crushed glass and glitter to make beautifully… READ MORE »


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You don’t think the designers just toss the models out there on the catwalk do you? No, at Max Azria, they give them walking instructions in ALL CAPS. [NYC, 2/16/10] … READ MORE »


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When Jared Leto strode into ABC Carpet & Home for the Erin Wasson x RVCA runway show, I definitely did a double take. Bundled up in a pom-pom winter hat with skull details and awkwardly standing near the front of the runway, I second-guessed my celebrity spotting. Could it really be Jordan Catalano at a… READ MORE »


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OK, so I’m biased: As someone who wears fairly androgynous black clothes about 350 days a year, Canadian designer Rad Hourani makes the exact kind of clothes I want to live in. But I’m not alone. Yesterday, editors and buyers alike were impressed by the expertly cut, all-black collection of leather, zippers, layered knits and… READ MORE »


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Backstage at Zac Posen, Odile Gilbert (seriously, one of the most amazing hairstylists of our time) performed a feat by combining urban long hair chic with Posen’s ’40s-inspired collection. “We wanted to create a simple yet sexy look this season that is very wearable,” Odile said. “Zac and I talked about how influential the downtown… READ MORE »


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Super cute Erin Fetherston is one of the sweetest designers I can think of, so it’s no wonder hairstylist Odile Gilbert told me that the designer herself was the inspiration for the hair as she placed blunt bangs — Erin’s signature style — over the models’ foreheads. MAC makeup artist Lucia Pica had another muse… READ MORE »


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I ran into MAC makeup artist and our Kiki T’s pal Stevie Huynh backstage at Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung’s show, and I can’t think of any prettier makeup I’ve seen so far. Stevie was all about creating the most gorgeous skin to match Prabal’s time of the Android aesthetic, and he really did create an… READ MORE »


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While designer Yigal Azrouel’s gorgeous show delivered lots of tough black leather elements, occasionally a spot of red brightened up the palette in the form of architectural dresses both long and short. We found ourselves drooling over this cherry-colored cocoon coat made of yummy cashmere. We’ll take two please. … READ MORE »


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So far, we’re seeing red lips everywhere for fall, but I was especially drawn to the extra sick combination that MAC makeup artist Lisa Butler busted out for Costello Tagliapietra’s Japanese-inspired collection. She blended MAC Russian Red and Lady Danger, two of their most famous Lipsticks with a little Redd Lip Pencil on top for… READ MORE »


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