Stories for: Fashion Week

Beauty, Fashion Week, MakeupKevyn Aucoin Runway

Lela RoseWith NY Fashion Week behind us and Paris fresh in our minds, I’ve got a rush of adrenaline and new ideas and obsessions. Of course the fashion is amazing, but beauty is what completes the picture. In several shows including Milly and Lela Rose, Kevyn Aucoin produced some of the most editorial looks. The flawless, creamy complexions of the models were accented by glittery eyelids and dewy fresh lips were simple but fresh and beautiful. I’ve put together some of my favorite elements for a take-home version of the runway looks.

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Beauty, Fashion, Fashion Week, New YorkYour Guide to Fashion’s Night Out Freebies

“Excuse me. Sorry. Just trying to get by. Ow, my toe’s wet. Excusez-moi….” Last year’s Fashion’s Night Out was fun and all, but after repeating the preceding 5 phrases verbatim while fighting off the uptown scrum, I’ve resolved to take it easy this year. After all, Fashion’s Night Out is all about fun and scoring exclusives, free munchies, drinks, and that elusive picture with Kim Kardashian you can smugly upload to Twitter. Here’s our guide to maximize your ROF (return on fun) with minimal effort:

All-in-One

Ponytail bar, smokey eye station, DIY arm party bar and nail art from Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor at 611 Fifth Avenue.

One-upping her circus theme from last year, Stacey Bendet is planning an ’80s themed sleepover with chick flicks, braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations, tattoo bars, and palm readers at 80 West 40th Street. 

Beauty

The most iconic hairstyles to come out of Fashion Week (like last season’s side braid at Alexander Wang) come from the hands of Redken’s creative consultant, Guido Palau (just profiled in the NYTimes.) Redken stylists will be on hand at 565 Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets to give you the season’s trendiest hairstyles.

Come to Intermix at 812 Washington Street for makeup touchups from Benefit Beauty and music from The Knocks.

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Fashion, Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from Zac Posen FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from Anna Sui FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from DKNY FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from BCBG FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from JCREW FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from Rachel Zoe FW12

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from Jason Wu FW12

Starting from the smoke billowing from the red-lacquered doors to the runway, Jason Wu’s Fall/Winter 2012 was full of modernized, sleek, Chinese iconography. He took his cues from China’s Mao collars, slinky cheongsams, military jackets, and flower prints to create richly tailored wearables that would still appeal to his most famous client, Michelle Obama. I love the strength and context added by the reinforced piping up and down skirt and coat seams. In the interest of furthering U.S/China relations, here’s to seeing Michelle wear one of these outfits a future Obama-Hu meeting.

Photos: Style.com

Fashion Week, New YorkTop 5 Looks from Jill Stuart FW12

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