While the rest of the world is enjoying the last breaths of summer, we’re already looking toward spring and obsessing over the ubiquitous matte orange lips at NYFW. At Creatures of the Wind, NARS makeup artist James Boehmer concurred, saying, “The real statement is the satin textured orange lip.” Boehmer used Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25 at narscosmetics.com) and Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2014; for now try Heat Wave Lipstick with Triple X Lip Gloss $26 at narscosmetics.com). At Prabal Gurung, Charlotte Tilbury used Mac Lip Mixes ($15 at maccosmetics.com) to create eye-popping hues she called “fluoro-pastels.” Charlotte Willer used Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick by Maybelline in Electric Orange and Neon Red ($7.99 at maybelline.com) at DKNY—mixing the two shades and applying with a lip brush. Lips were then blotted to create a matte, stained finish. At Rag and Bone, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman said, “This look focuses on textures with a matte lip and luminous skin, but it’s not about being sweet; she’s still a cool Rag & Bone girl.” But who can wait? We suggest getting a jump start on the season and rocking a tomato statement lip for fall.
Designer: Rachel Zoe
Location: The Theater at Lincoln Center
Celebrities in attendance: Olivia Palermo, Katie Cassidy
What was it like: Models walked the runway in an equal mix of flowing chiffon-accented pieces and tough structured leather looks, while iconic rock like Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Love the One You’re With” blasted through through the sound system.
Why we love this collection: We love Zoe’s evolution as a designer. This collection illuminates her ability to create a full-fledged line, full of body-flattering silhouettes and architectural details. Button-downs layered under shells, bow blouses undone at the neck, and silk shorts rolled just-so allowed her previous life as a stylist to peek through.
Come spring 2014, Crocs will launch an upscale line, and they’re pretty cute! Conceived by Crocs designer Stefano Furiani, the new collection includes pumps, spectator flats, mules and ankle-strap thongs, all available in a variety of colors. Retailing for $80 to $120, the shoes will still feature the brand’s signature TPU uppers and Croslite footbeds, which is what makes the originals so comfortable but go beyond weekend wear. During creation, Furiani focused on using mixed materials in unexpected ways, and they certainly are surprising! Tell us, would you wear these upscale Crocs?
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Well, that was fun! For the past six days, several of InStyle’s editors headed up north for the Toronto International Film Festival. While there, we set up a pop-up portrait studio inside the luxurious Windsor Arms Hotel so the casts of the buzziest films could swing by and get their picture taken by seasoned photographer Henny Garfunkel (click here to see some of the portraits and check out the November issue for the full portfolio). We also kept the stars busy during their hustle-and-bustle, with options to get touch-ups by Dior Beauty, browse diamond pieces by Forevermark, learn about the charity initiative water.org and test out the newest technology in Google Glass. Yet, some of the most memorable moments happened when we were all just chatting with the more than 30 casts who came by, swapping festival survival stories and reminiscing about life since their filming wrapped.
A catch-up session that was especially smile-inducing was with the cast of August: Osage County. The on-screen family included Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Julianne Nicholson and Dermot Mulroney. (Sadly, the mother hen of the movie Meryl Streep was feeling under the weather and didn’t attend TIFF). They all swooped in at once and permeated such a warm family vibe, it covered every inch of the tiny room. “You would not expect it to be the case, but everybody is so lovely and funny and it was that way immediately,” explained Nicholson of her on-screen blood relatives, including Roberts and Lewis who play her sisters. “I feel so lucky to be a part of making this piece. I love that it’s about grown-ups. I’m not 21 anymore, and it feels exciting to see a movie about people that have their lives on their faces. That feels alive and daring.” Garfunkel didn’t have to ask twice for them to get closer for the shot you see above. After hugging in front of the camera, Lewis (in Zac Posen) turned to us and said, “When we were all cast, I went, ‘I believe this!’” We did, too.
Click see more behind-the-scenes photos shot by InStyle.com’s Alex Reside from inside InStyle’s TIFF pop-up portrait studio and get more dish about the festival’s biggest stars.
— Sharon Clott, Karen Levy and Janelle Grodsky
The Upper West Side Barneys was transformed into Man Repeller land this week, as the store hosted the launch party for Leandra Medine’s new book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls, smack in the middle of Fashion Week. One of our favorite accoutrements? The Instagram wall, which printed out any photos posted on Instagram with the hashtags #MANREPELLER and #BNYFW. Speaking of social media, what’s the philosophy that drives Medine’s book in 140 characters or less? “Don’t be afraid to share something if you feel like you have something to say,” she explained to InStyle. From the looks of the #MANREPELLER ‘grams from the night, her guests had plenty to say and weren’t afraid to share it.
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–Reporting by Daniel Jameson
Don’t be so quick to kiss your cutout dresses good-bye. For fall, designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs and Alexis Mabille of his namesake label reinterpreted the skin-baring style and delivered cutout dresses in heavy fabrics and moody colors. These peek-a-boo pieces spotted on the fall runways triggered serious shopping inspiration, so we gathered similar styles at every price point. Faux-leather trimmed cutouts, long-sleeve styles with midriff slits, and lace-like peepholes all carved their way into fall’s offerings. Click to shop now.
Forget Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” — the dashes decorating the manicures at Tibi, Cushnie et Ochs, ICB by Prabal Gurung, and Christian Siriano‘s New York Fashion Week shows were anything but hazy. Siriano enlisted the expertise of Beyonce‘s manicurist Lisa Logan to create the beige on yellow color pattern seen at his show, while models at Cushnie et Ochs sported pointy white nails with a silver strip added to each digit. Tibi’s design may look simple, but the inspiration behind the look holds some history. Lead manicurist Jin Soon Choi, who has lacquered up the famous fingers of Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, went off of Tibi’s traveler-inspired lineup to create a crisp white nail with minimalist black lines, using her JINsoon polish in Obsidian ($18; jinsoon.com). The pattern pays homage to American nomads of the 1920s, who placed a horizontal or vertical line on maps to indicate that a road was safe to travel. The manis at ICB by Prabal Gurung also ranked high on our list of favorites — Katie Jane Hughes added holographic foil over a sheer iridescent hue by Butter London to mirror the models’ sparkly eye makeup. “We wanted the nails to be fun and rave-inspired,” she said. “This look is really playful and almost feels like something that the ICB girl would create herself before heading to a party.” We love it!
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Elie Tahari may have 40 years of design under his belt, but make no mistake: His anniversary collection, unveiled Tuesday night, is as much about the high-tech present as it is the past. “It’s about today’s world happening,” he told InStyle.com in between greeting guests at the mod, cocktail-esque presentation. From silicon-insert jumpsuits (a favorite of Tahari’s) to mesh laser-cut dresses, the designer sought a “Silicon Valley” feel to his clothes. “It’s a lot of new materials I haven’t seen or used before.” And he wasn’t the only one taken by the experimentation. “I’m obsessed,” rapper Eve (in Elie Tahari) told us. “For myself I can still find that perfect balance between edge and pretty. It’s the perfect stuff.” Tahari’s anniversary celebration kicked off last week when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared September 4 “Elie Tahari Day.” The tribute moved the designer. “I mean if I give back as much as I receive, just a little bit of that …” he trailed off, taking in the crowd of supporters around him. “It was a happy day.” But the celebration continues: For the first time in the brand’s history, Elie is offering six pieces from the spring/summer 2014 collection for pre-sale starting today (until September 22) at elietahari.com.
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— Alyssa Bailey