Posts tagged "new york fashion week"

How To Get Fake Bangs With The Help Of A Hair Donut

Backstage at Cynthia Rowley, I spotted a new 'do that some of you ladies out there (and certain people around here) are going to love. The curled bang look created by hairstylist Bok-Hee is just as retro as Simcha's usual pompadour, but, as Bok-Hee told me, it has "a little modern twist." To create the…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 11, 2009

Tough Girl Makeup At Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung showed his first collection in February (before that he was design director at Bill Blass), but his name is on everyone's tongue this season. Not only was he quoted in today's New York Times article about getting into the fashion biz, but Rachel Zoe tweeted last night that she was wearing one of…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 10, 2009

Agent Provocateur Steps Up Its Style Buzz

Lingerie line Agent Provocateur has always been a cult favorite, but they're now beginning to monopolize the sexy lingerie market thanks to lots of excellent news today: The label is launching a new jewelry line. (They currently offer some slightly unwearable rope and tassel bedroom accessories and a few necklaces.) The designs to launch i…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This?

One of the beauty trends at New York Fashion Week was the reverse French manicure, where the moon, rather than the tip, is a different color from the rest of the nail. You might not remember this unless you're a Batman nerd like me, but Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) had nails like this in "Batma…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

Runway DJ: New York Fashion Week Music

Fashion Week isn't just an event for seeing next season's clothes and spotting celebs sitting front row. It's also one of the best places to hear new music (and remember songs that you'd long forgotten). While live music was a huge trend for Fall 2009 -- Zac Posen had the 5 Browns playing five Steinway…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 23, 2009

The Jewelry Of New York Fashion Week

Just as you probably don't leave the house without adding at least one bracelet, ring, or necklace to your outfit, fashion designers don't let their models walk onto the runway un-accessorized. At the Trovata show on Tuesday, tailored-yet-casual-and-effortless clothes were accented with jewelry from the year-old line DanniJo, designed by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder.

By: Catherine Strawn / February 20, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear These?

These half shoes, half boots appeared at yesterday's Zac Posen show. Would you wear them?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 20, 2009

New Details About “The Fashion Show” On Bravo

In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we've learned a few more details about Bravo's upcoming show, "The Fashion Show" (the "Project Runway" replacement). The show will pit professional designers against each other for a chance to have their designs sold at a yet-to-be-named major retail outlet. Who will be judging them? Well, a…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2009

Quick Pic: Oh, This Old Thing?

[Anna Sui, New York Fashion Week, 2/18/2009]…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This?

A lot of strange hats are being show at New York Fashion Week, including this orange trapper from Michael Kors. Would you wear it (during the dead of winter, of course)?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 18, 2009

As Markets Fall, Heels Get Lower

While models stumble and tumble while strutting the runway in Fall 2009 shows like Hervé Léger, a few smart designers and fashion insiders are forgetting all about gorgeous-yet-painful high, higher, and highest heels and opting for more sensible shoes. Have they finally grasped that on the whole, people have less money to spend and need…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 18, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This?

Last night at the fashion show for Justin Timberlake & Friends' line William Rast, a Snuggie-like cape appeared, paired with a plaid shirt and jeans. Would you wear something that resembles a Snuggie in public?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 17, 2009

Quick Pic: Models, They’re Just Like Us!

Ways in which models are like normal people, as illustrated in this photo: 1) They drink regular Coke. 2) They have iPhones. That is all. [Backstage at Tracy Reese, New York Fashion Week, 2/16/2009]…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 17, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This Hat?

At yesterday's Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show, the models wore knit hats loaded with pom-poms. Would you wear one?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 16, 2009

Ashley Dupre And Kelly Cutrone Are A Match Made In Reality TV Heaven

Who sits in the front row at a fashion show is a big deal. It demonstrates to everyone what kind of people the designer appeals to in addition to what big names support the label (however, a lot of times designers pay celebs to stud the front row). At this season's New York Fashion Week,…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 16, 2009

Quick Pic: Backstage Is Where The Magic Happens

This morning, I got up before sunrise and hoofed it from Brooklyn to the New York Public Library, where the women who walked in The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection were getting primped and pampered before the show. Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, in a velour Juicy tracksuit, typed away on her phone while getting her…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 13, 2009

Quick Pic: Barbie Gets Her Close-Up

New York Fashion Week kicked off this morning in the tents at Bryant Park. Inside the venue, there are Barbies everywhere -- and not just the tall, thin, glamorous editors and buyers attending the shows. There's a whole display that spells out "Barbie" in Barbies, each letter with a different doll. After the jump, more…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 13, 2009

Look Like Barbie! At Least In The Face

Barbie gets everything. Really, it's not fair. Sure, it's her 50th birthday this year, but, jeez, she is getting the coolest presents! Besides a fashion show during New York Fashion week and a customized pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, Barbie also gets a collection of makeup by Stila. The limited edition series features four "Decade…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 13, 2009