Hot pink lip color is big for Spring! And since we saw the look all over the Spring/Summer 2011 runways at shows like Diane von Furstenberg and Jil Sander, we tried out a ton of glosses and lipsticks to find our favorites to get that bright bold look with. Check out which products made the cut.
Love taking looks from the runway to the "real way," so to speak? For the adventurous eye makeup-lover, try the vividly-hued palettes seen in shows like Thakoon and Charlotte Ronson. And for the hair accessory-lover who has a flair for vintage styles, Art Deco hair pieces are perfect for you. Sophisticated and whimsical, the style, seen on the runways of Rodarte (bottom left) and Cynthia Rowley (upper right), features sharp, angular pieces in stunning geometric shapes. Just style your hair in a tousled ponytail or cute braid, place your Art Deco hair accessory in, and you're good to go. Click on the images for more information on any of the retro hair accessories above.
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Cynthia Rowley showed her Fall 2011 to a crowd of fans last night which included Julia Stiles (donning an awesome cobalt dress), Lauren Bush, and Alan Cumming. Star studded indeed, and her collection was just as shiny as models walked down the runway wearing glittery sweaters, sequined jackets, Asian-inspired floral prints, and graphic patterns. There was something for every personality: polished intarsia knit dresses for ladies who lunch, along with funkier pieces — our faves of the night — comprised of shearling blazers, loose graphic gowns, and even a slick velvet suit.
- Trends: Shimmery sweaters, velvet suiting, Asian-inspired prints, graphic patterns, intarsia knits.
- Colors: Mustard yellow, steel gray, olive, kelly green, deep blue, emerald.
- Key Look: A quilted black patent leather jacket paired with an emerald green damask ball gown skirt.
- Accessories: Velvet calf boots, rabbit fur scarves, Kool-Aid colored prism pumps, velvet slippers, and d'Orsay pumps.
- Who Would Wear It: Neoclassical types ranging from Michelle Obama to Olivia Palermo.
Accentuating your lower lashes is a chic way to open up the eyes, frame bangs, and add instant interest to a beauty look. It's also the perfect way to bring a bit of the runway (Phillip Lim, Yves Saint Laurent, and Miu Miu have all featured similar takes on the look in the past) to your everyday style. Easily get the look with Clinique's new Bottom Lash Mascara ($10), and for more inspiration check out the widget below:
>> After last week's rumor suggesting that Google is launching ecommerce on Wednesday, a few clarifying details have come up: the initiative Boutiques.com is actually a curation of virtual boutiques; visitors won't be able to purchase directly from Google but rather, will click through to a brand's online store or an online retailer like Saks, Net-a-Porter, or Barneys to purchase the item.
There are at least 19 designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa, Isaac Mizrahi, Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, and Erin Fetherston, who have been invited to set up virtual stores on the site. There will also be curated boutiques selling looks worn by celebrities and influencers like Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, Anna Wintour, Rachel Zoe, and Michelle Obama. Sarah Jessica Parker has been asked to set up her own personalized shop, and a handful of high profile bloggers are also said to have been invited to curate their own boutiques in exchange for a low five-figure payment.
The idea is to have any user be able to do the same — create and share their own personalized boutique with items, brands, and looks they prefer. Elements of entertainment, gaming, and social media are also planned.
Fashion designers obviously have a sharp sense of style — or else they wouldn't be able to produce such beautiful pieces. But some put forth more effort than others. Like every time I see bag guru Rebecca Minkoff out at an event, she looks put-together and edgy. Or whenever Chloe's designer Hannah MacGibbon comes out at the end of her runway shows, she stuns us with her polished chic looks. There are plenty of other lady designers — Georgina Chapman, Cynthia Rowley, and Vanessa Bruno, to name a few — that dress as impeccably as they design. You've seen their designs; now get to know their personal style!
Cynthia Rowley’s retro-pop collection was a real Saturday morning treat. As one of the first shows of day three, fashionistas were moving a little slower in their Louboutins (especially after last night's Fashion's Night Out events). Good thing Rowley drew an exciting star-studded front row — Rebecca Romijn looked gorgeous in towering heels and dramatic red lips, while Alan Cumming accessorized with Rowley’s signature Band-Aids on each hand. Other celebs waiting for the show to start? Lauren Bush, Aisha Tyler, Nigel Barker, Katie Lee, Emme, and Tracee Ellis Ross.Once the lights dimmed, it wasn't long before Candyland pastel colors (mint greens, baby blues, salmon pinks) splashed onto the runway. The rainbow hues were color-blocked onto shiny below-the-knee silk dresses and transparent chiffon boatneck tees. Bold '70s necklaces in solid bar shapes were paired with both the shiniest and sheerest materials. To top it off, models sashayed one by one in printed platform heel/barely-there sock combos. Buttons, baubles, and appliqué details exploded at the neckline, hemline, and sleeve edges. Each piece featured a surprise design element, whether it was peek-a-boo stripes or strategically placed circular cutouts and embellishments. There was just enough colorful kitsch to go around, and everyone walked out with an extra bounce in their step.