Diane von Furstenberg brought a touch of ’70s glamour to New York Fashion Week with her bright lip and bouncy curls beauty. ”Diane is all about empowering women,” said lead hairstylist Orlando Pita, who steered clear of adding extensions to the carefree styles. “To give all the girls the same look doesn’t say much to the message she wants to give.” The look can serve as inspiration—it’s a perfect way to transition from spring’s bright tones to fall’s subdued colors. We were so inspired, we just had to get the step-by-step breakdown. Click through our gallery to see tips from the pros, including the exact products they used.
There was an energetic vibe in the air at the Michael Kors fall runway show, which the designer described as “urban athleticism meets uptown polish.” His vision translated into a powerful lineup of sporty-chic separates—think rubberized pullovers and camo-printed fur—and athletic-meets-glamorous evening looks, the latter of which cleverly mixed basic black minidresses with eye-catching peplum skirts, complete with floor-sweeping trains. In addition to the high-performance fabrics, the color palette was equally bold, from taxicab yellow to neon orange. The accessories, always an instant must-have, included pointy-toe pumps, goggle sunglasses, and structured bags that added an uptown-girl edge. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
Narciso Rodriguez’s fall collection was all about bold color and fresh silhouettes. While the show started with a series of black and white looks, it quickly transitioned into an explosion of vibrant hues. The minimalist designer went for striking color combos, like emerald mixed with teal and navy layered over fuchsia. Rodriguez’s signature flowing slip dresses made an appearance, but this time they were short and sexy in the front, and floor-sweeping in the back. The accessories, which were just as cool and modern as the clothes, were the perfect complement to the sleek collection: oversize color block clutches and cap-toe stilettos. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
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The beauty at the Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show during New York Fashion Week took our breath away, and it’s no wonder, since makeup artist Dick Page and hairstylist Guido Palau (the ultimate industry pros) were at the helm. “The inspiration for this look was a 1940s-era woman, an uptown girl,” Palau said. “But we made the look more fun, and thus, more Marc by Marc.” And it was, with head-turning, amped-up voluminous curls and bold crimson lipstick. That’s why we got the entire beauty breakdown straight from the pros! Click “See the Photos” to take a trip backstage.
There’s still two more days of New York Fashion Week, and the stars keep coming out to support their favorite designers. Katherine Heigl sat front row at Jenny Packham’s Parisian salon-inspired show (with the perfect looks for Kate!), and Jada Pinkett Smith brought hair-whipping daughter Willow to the Narciso Rodriguez show. Click through to see more stars at Fashion Week!
There has been no shortage of dapper gentlemen sitting front row at New York Fashion Week, and Matt Damon wasn’t the only one we spotted. German model Johannes Huebl (and partner to Olivia Palermo) flashed his baby blues at the Tibi show, Twilight star Peter Facinelli went to the Nautica show, and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco swapped in his quarterback cleats for dress shoes to watch the Tommy Hilfiger menswear show. Swoon!
Plus, see more sexy stars in the front row!
This fall, the girl-next-door J.Crew woman is getting a dose of Moroccan inspiration. “I went to Marrakech and couldn’t get it out of my head when I started working on the collection,” Tom Mora, Head of Women’s Design, told InStyle.com. “Embroideries, beading, rug patterns, the colors of the sunsets—they were perfect inspiration.” The result: jewel tone suiting, rich brocades, and embellished overcoats (a favorite of Mora’s). We also always look forward to J.Crew’s styling, which delivered once again—the pairings were impeccable and surprising as ever, with colors, patterns, and textures clashing and blending for maximum impact. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and designers are nailing it on the runway with cool and creative manicures. “Nail art is wild! I love it because now everyone knows how exciting it is to be a manicurist,” Essie’s lead manicurist Michelle Saunders told us backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim.”When you get a trend like nail art, it becomes a staple and a look. It may fade a little bit, but nails are a new—and permanent—accessory.” The 3D accents seen at Kate Spade and Libertine allowed the designers to bring a jewelry-like element to each model’s fingertips, and many other labels lacquered up in fun patterns. Click through the gallery to see more of the best nail art moments we’ve spotted on the runway so far.