Happy-hour style can differ depending on where you're coming from and who you're meeting up with, but one thing remains the same — looking good. Accessorize sleek, office-appropriate dresses; silk camisoles; and pencil skirts with statement accessories and a bold red lip for a chic day-to-night look. If you're meeting with friends on the weekend, then inject a playful touch to your getup in jeans, heels, and party tops. Embrace the style cues with our editors' picks.
The piece: Rowley Eyewear No. 51
The price: $129 for the frames, $50 for Rowley Care
Why we want it: While we adore Warby Parker, sometimes a girl needs even more options. Cynthia Rowley has entered the optical and sunglasses game and has a low-priced model that makes buffing up your eyewear wardrobe a possibility. Sunglasses are priced at $99 a pop, while opticals are all $129. For an extra $50 (or five payments of $10), you'll get enrolled in Rowley Care. Intrigued? It allows you to buy as many frames throughout the year as you want for half off, meaning you can rock different pairs every day of the week (or replace a broken pair).
Cynthia Rowley went for a little dark romance for her Fall 2013 collection, which translated to a pretty and wearable look featuring a bold dark lip to match the nails, all courtesy of Beauty.com. We loved how the matte texture showed up on the lips and nails.
The look: A dark purple lip with soft curls
The inspiration: Urban romance
Trends: Playing with texture in the hair, makeup, and lips
Hair: Esther Langham for Alterna brought out the softness in the rather dark look with dry-textured curls. She applied the brand's 48-Hour Volume Spray to wet hair and rough blow-dried. Next, she made a crisp middle part and curled thick sections of hair using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron. She made sure to leave the ends out, so the curls weren't too precious. Once the curls were set, she went through them with a wide-tooth comb and finished them off with a little dry shampoo for a matte texture.
Makeup: The makeup brought out the darker side with a rusty-shadowed eye and a deep purple lip. Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com mixed the Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum with Stila Pigalle and Fine Eye Shadows to give the makeup a lived-in quality. The focus was the deep plum lip, which was created using Stila's Gemma Color Balm all over the lips, and then topped off with Improvise and Glance Eye Shadows to deepen the color and add a matte finish.
Nails: Deborah Lippmann created the complementing manicure: a superdeep plum finished with a matte top coat. She used Dark Side of the Moon topped off with Flat Top to bring to life the dark-textured manicure — definitely a huge trend for Fall.
These stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
- Gisele Bündchen released the first picture of daughter Vivian Lake Brady on her Facebook page. The caption reads, "Love is everything!!!! Happy Friday, much love to all." [Facebook User Gisele Bündchen]
- Chanel's iconic Rue Cambon boutique is slated to expand. [WWD]
- Chris Benz, Badgley Mischka, and Cynthia Rowley have all been tapped to create a capsule collection of outerwear for London Fog, which will hit stores in August. [Glamour]
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell secured the highly coveted seat next to Anna Wintour at Thursday's Kimberly Ovitz show. [New York Post]
- Wes Gordon, Giulietta's Sofia Sizzi, and Cushnie et Ochs's Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie are among the designers who will participate in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund's Americans in Paris program during Paris Fashion Week. [WWD]
- Portraits of Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, and Carolina Herrera are featured in Andy Warhol's latest exhibit, Andy Warhol Photography, which will open on Feb. 11 in London. [Vogue UK]
- Rag & Bone's latest bag, the Pilot Clutch, is now available online and in stores. [Elle]
- In other ecommerce news, a collection of vintage clothing and accessories curated by Natalie Joos for the Manhattan Vintage show is now shoppable. [Manhattan Vintage]
- Not only did Hanneli Mustaparta star in Diesel Black Gold's Spring 2013 campaign, shot by Theo Wenner, but she also styled it. [POPSUGAR Fashion News Inbox]
Product lovers and fashion mavens alike will enjoy the new Cynthia Rowley and Beauty.com collaboration. Spend $100 on beauty loot and receive a clutch inspired by Rowley's latest collection filled with over 10 beauty samples and a $10 gift card, which is all valued at $170. The bag design has the liquefied effect of a watercolor painting and is made of a resistant wetsuit material. The products include sample and full-size items from brands like Nuxe, Smashbox, and Oscar Blandi, plus it also includes a complete set of Rowley's designer Band-Aids. With this makeup bag on your side, you'll be prepared for any beauty emergency.
Cynthia Rowley's Spring 2013 collection found beauty in the decay of a decaying hotel in downtown New York City. And what better way to show a collection inspired by a dilapidated building than to cast models as partygoers inside of it?
That's exactly what Rowley did at 5 Beekman Street in New York on Thursday night. While confetti fell from the building's interior balconies onto the floor below, models stood for photographers wearing some of the most imaginative and restrained garments Rowley has cooked up yet. The emphasis in the clothing's shape was volume, but the designer covered her wide-legged pants and generous dresses with prints inspired by the peeling paint in the hotel, and foiled brocade was used to make a bomber jacket and matching shorts. And though the clothes were party ready, Rowley took that theme one step further by putting flask-shaped bracelets on all of her models.
Fashion designer and style legend Cynthia Rowley took a minute out of her crazy Fashion Week schedule to talk to us about her new, more accessible, and definitely "scaled-down" line, DreamPop by Cynthia R., now available at JC Penney for girls 7-16.
"I have two young daughters and when shopping with them, I've always had a hard time finding things," Cynthia told us. "I think this is the age where girls start wanting to express themselves through clothes." And they'll certainly be able to with DreamPop's collection of colorful and printed denim, sequined tees and skirts, and ruffled and metallic embellishments. Keep clicking to check out the adorable collection and hear more from Cynthia Rowley, a new tween style icon!
Industry heavyweights Cynthia Rowley, Michael Bastian, and Alexis Bittar met at FIT to dole out advice and talk about the beginnings of their careers with a group of fashion aspirants from across the country.
Mickey Boardman of Paper magazine moderated the discussion, clad in a leopard-print cardigan and a necklace from Givenchy. "With luck and a lot of hard work you can make it to the middle the way I have," he said, making the audience giggle for the first of many times that evening. Stylist Lori Goldstein and Saks Fifth Avenue executive Terron Schaefer joined the conversation, which touched on everything from the panel members' zodiac signs (Schaefer, like Anna Wintour and Glenda Bailey, is a Scorpio) and how they started their careers (Bittar sold vintage jewelry from a table on St. Mark's Street in New York City when he was 13 years old).
The stories were memorable, but perhaps the most valuable tidbits for the intern-filled audience — many of whom were participants in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Program — were pieces of the panel's sage advice.
Photo: From left, Cynthia Rowley, Mickey Boardman, Alexis Bittar, Lori Goldstein, Michael Bastian, and Terron Schaefer.