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 bang, Bok-Hee combed a section of hair forward and rolled it over a hair donut she had cut to fit the model’s forehead, pinning it into place. The rest of the hair was slicked back into a pony, and that’s it! This could also be a pretty slick way to try bangs before you commit to cutting your hair. Just pair with this purple MAC shadow they blended together to give the look a modern edge. Keep reading »
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 his designs. We got to peek backstage as the models were getting prepped for the show, where it was all about bringing out the inner bitch. Keep reading »
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 in September will be much stronger with leather cuffs adorned with silver plates and Swarovski crystals. [InStyle.co.uk]
- Also for fall, Agent Provocateur brings back its classics collection filled with the standard colors—pink, black, white, red—and featuring lacy corsets, nipple tassels, and demi-cup bras. [ViewOnFashion.com]
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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 “Batman and Robin.” Anyway, would you paint your nails like this? Keep reading »
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 pianos on his runway, and Lissy Trullie and her band rocked Phillip Lim’s show — there were still awesome tunes blaring as models stomped down the runways last week. After the jump, listen to 15 of our favorite songs playing during New York Fashion Week. Keep reading »
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. Among our favorite baubles in the show were the Celia entangled chain necklace ($465) and the Jacinda ring ($82), which models wore on three or four fingers. While this was DanniJo’s first official fashion week, it’s not the line’s first fashion show. Remember Jenny Humphrey’s guerilla fashion show on “Gossip Girl”? Well, Little J’s designs were paired with DanniJo necklaces!
Keep reading for a list of other jewelry shown in New York Fashion Week.
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These half shoes, half boots appeared at yesterday’s Zac Posen show. Would you wear them? Keep reading »
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 studio audience will have a say, along with hosts Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny’s Child), and judge Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG Fashion (which runs New York Fashion Week).
So, Mizrahi takes Michael Kors’s place as the “top American designer,” and Mallis fills Nina Garcia’s shoes as the fashion insider. Does that mean Roland is supposed to take over Heidi Klum’s role? If so, she’s gonna need a new, more fitting catchphrase — auf Widersehen just wouldn’t work. Keep reading »