While fall has yet to officially begin, the amazing beauty looks showcased on the runways at New York Fashion Week already have us eager for spring! At Tadashi Shoji, models took the catwalk in undone waves and glowing makeup, while Nicole Miller‘s boho-chic aesthetic came to life with braided updos, ombre nail art, and fuchsia lips. Meanwhile, Jason Wu allowed models to channel their inner Twiggy with mod-inspired eye makeup — shimmery gold shadow adorned the girls’ eyelids while a thick sweep of liner emphasized the crease. We went backstage at each of the shows to get the full breakdown on our favorite runway beauty looks. Click the photo to see each of them now, complete with key tips on how to recreate them!
Nicole Miller‘s inspiration for her spring 2014 Collection was chic, to the point, and a little bit dark. The designer’s collection was influenced by the gorgeous Palace of Versailles—but, during a time of havoc. “I was thinking about when the women stormed the castle,” says Miller. “We were thinking about when they trashed the castle and broke the mirrors and the chandeliers.” Miller’s contrast of tough and feminine can be seen in one of the final looks she sent down the runway—a delicately beaded dress, reminiscent of the chandeliers that hang from the artful ceiling of Versailles, toughened up with a modern moto-style leather vest.
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Expect to see “something new” when Nicole Miller’s latest bridal collection hits stores—short dresses! The aptly named “Cut the Cake” line of party-ready cocktail numbers ranges from retro lace-trimmed silhouettes to swingy LWDs that would light up the dance floor. Perfect for a summer reception, the five styles will start at $495 when they’re available early next year.
Plus, see the best Instagram photos from Bridal Fashion Week.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler (in Nicole Miller), Jenna Dewan (in Valentino) and Lea Michele (in Emilio Pucci) stepped into spring at this weekend’s Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, a benefit for the non-profit organization that helps to provide jobs for the homeless and low-income individuals. “I had such an amazing time last night at the Chrysalis Ball! It was such honor to be there and truly an inspiring night,” Michele tweeted. The Glee star accessorized with Pomellato jewels and a Fendi bag. See more stars at last weekend’s hottest events in the gallery.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than Nicole Miller’s charming bridal collection for spring 2013. The silhouettes ranged from crisp structured columns to airy Grecian gowns, with special touches like beaded straps and keyholes backs—ensuring brides looks stunning from every angle. Click through the gallery to see our favorite Nicole Miller looks, and more from Bridal Fashion Week.
The odds are in our favor! Lionsgate just released a photo of Katniss Everdeen’s look for the opening parade of The Hunger Games to Entertainment Weekly, the one in which her stylist Cinna (played by Lenny Kravitz) transforms her from woodsy tomboy to showstopping woman full of fire. The look was described by Katniss in Suzanne Collins’ book as “a simple black unitard that covers me from ankle to neck.” And, we must say, costume designer Judianna Makovsky’s design looks familiar! Nicole Miller offered her sketch of the pivotal moment to InStyle.com recently, when we asked designers to interpret the look themselves, and created a very similar style for the herione. Tell us: What’s your reaction to the fire look? Let us know in the comments!
Plus, see more designers sketch the fire dress!
New York Fashion Week continues! The most exciting moments from day two include Heidi Klum filming Project Runway, Jason Wu‘s red-carpet worthy collection, funky nails by Nicole Miller, and so much more. Get the day’s inside scoop in the gallery, and check back every day to get your daily dose of the Fashion Week Cheat Sheet!
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf and Nakisha Williams
Nicole Miller’s partnership with Indego Africa is growing! Last year, the New York designer teamed up with the Rwanda-based fair trade social organization for women artisans to create bangles and woven bracelets. This summer, the collaborators added brightly-hued sarongs and colorful printed shorts to the mix, perfect for poolside. “I’ve always loved the vibrancy and hand-crafted feel of African prints and textiles,” Miller said of the collection. The new offerings, ranging from $25 for a bracelet to $65 for a bottom on NicoleMiller.com, are printed on African fabric, and 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Indego Africa. Click through to see the collection.