New York Fashion Week has started, hot on the heels of the New Zealand shows. Beautiful, isolated New Zealand pushed out some unique talent — and some rather, um, creative displays for their work. Take this Kagi fashion show, where models are um, well, what are they doing? Tell us in the comments. Best answer wins our undying love.
New York Fashion Week is upon us (blergh). Which means more fashion, parties and skinny models with impossibly complex coffee orders in front of you in line at Starbucks. Truly, we love the fashion and the glamour of the shows, but the general hoopla around NYFW can be a bit mystifying/annoying. That said, we’re excited to look at what’s on the runways for Spring/Summer 2013 (what we’ll generally be seeing in stores next year). First up, feminine, but not overly precious offerings from Rachel Comey, Lauren Moffat, BCBG and more! Check them out after the jump! Keep reading »
If I could go to one Fashion Week event this year, it wouldn’t be the Marc Jacobs show (yawn), or some party thrown by Terry Richardson (blech) — no, I’d want to go to SPIN and Refinery-29′s party tonight at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, sponsored by Virgin Mobile. Why? Oh, Azealia Banks is performing and I love her. Who do I have to talk to about getting an invite? My evening in wide open. While I wait to hear back about my VIP ticket, let’s get to know Azealia, shall we? Keep reading »
People love them some pet fashions, it’s a fact. What’s better than a dog dressed up in a raincoat? Nothing. Nothing, is the answer. So we are mega-stoked that former music publicist Sophie Miller has filled the very large void in our lives (and our hearts) with her new collection, Designs by Sophie — and that she’ll be showing her latest collection at New York Fashion Week. The collection is “music-inspired,” though we’re pretty sure that dogs don’t care, and are just happy as long as they can continue to sniff each other’s butts and eat poop off the ground. And a portion of the profits from each piece goes to the Humane Society, which is good, considering most of these doggie fashions cost more than what we’d spend on ourselves. [Lucky]
This week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week came to a close. In many ways, our fashion future has been foretold — what we saw on runways this past week will directly influence what we wear next fall and winter, whether we purchase the actual designer ready to wear (fat chance) or H&M’s take on the trends. It’s always interesting to see how real people take what they see on the catwalk and reinterpret it to make it work for them. Perhaps the best example of this are the attendees of the shows. Unlike a red carpet appearance, celebrities, models, editors, and questionably employed It girls turn up in pseudo-casual ensembles fit for the most stylish impresarios on the streets. Here’s my 10 picks for the most covetable looks on attendees at NYFW.
I love Fashion Week, and I love runway show beauty, but not all of it is accessible. It’s not unusual for the makeup at some shows (see: red eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim) to be utterly ill-advised when taken out of context. I believe that beauty is incredibly personal, and for that reason “runway beauty trends” are kind of moot: as beauty editor Cat Marnell at xoJane put it in her beautifully introspective piece on Fashion Week, “don’t you already sort of know what looks good on you?” Models, who look good in anything, including red eyeliner, whose faces are painted in a manner that complements the focal point, the clothes, should not dictate what makeup you decide to wear. You know what you like: stick to it. Sometimes, though, just as we scurry to replicate a red carpet makeup look we find covetable, and think would look good on us, there’s beauty on the runway that can work for you. If dark, dramatic eyes with a rebellious, middle-finger flair are your trademark, here are three tutorials for you to try.
Okay, the jig is up: the mastermind behind J. Crew’s consistent cool and bonafide style savant, Jenna Lyons, is fully aware that her look has become iconic. Why else would the creative director and president of the celebrated American company have sent a veritable mini-me boasting her own trademark groomed hair, thick dark-rimmed glasses, and orange-red lips down the runway at her own presentation? That’s right: one of the models from yesterday’s J. Crew show bore more than a passing resemblance to Jenna, though she insists it wasn’t intentional. I, for one, am totally in love with Lyons’ chic aesthetic, and I would gladly be her fashion lemming any day. Considering similar fashions were spotted on the Marc by Marc Jacobs runway as well, I’m definitely not the only one who worships at Jenna’s altar. What’s appealing about her approach is that, despite the covetable wardrobe and charmed life, it’s utterly accessible — you, too, can channel Jenna by making just a few simple alterations to your regular look. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Oh look, it’s Captain Cryptkeeper of the S.S. Bad Ideas, and his First Mate, Childhood Nightmare with Vitamin Deficiency, sitting front at the Alexander Wang show yesterday. This is your fashion “It” couple, America. [Getty Images]
We have no idea what creature was spotted on the neck of this model at the F/W 2012 Nicholas K show, but whatever it is, can’t be good. [Style]
Last night was the eve of the official New York Fashion Week kickoff, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research’s Annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street was the place to see and be seen — that is, if you’re an A-list model, celebrity, entrepreneur, or fashionista. The yearly event, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, raises money for — you guessed it — AIDS research, prevention, and education. This year’s reception honored the work of Roberto Cavalli. With this many fashion heavy-hitters in one place, there’s bound to be some serious outfit trauma, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the good far outweighed the bad. There were so many amazing looks last night, but there was also some bad, and then … the very, very meh. And yes, if you were wondering, Heidi Klum is still wearing her ring.