She's always a step ahead of us — at least on the runway. Fashion designer Cynthia Steffe is used to the cameras snapping away at her collections, but she recently let the shutterbugs from Country Living into her home away from home in the Catskills of New York. Not surprisingly, the farmhouse turned chic cottage is a fabulous mixture of antique finds with cozy comforts. It's got me itching to get to the nearest flea market. Come check out a few of my favorite rooms from the tour!
New York Fashion Week is now in its fifth day, and hundreds of looks have already come down the runways. But though all the hair and makeup is undoubtedly cool, only a few looks will actually translate from the runway to your office or next date. To help you get on-trend fast, I've gathered the 15 prettiest, easiest to create looks from the shows so far. Which ones will you be wearing?
Cynthia Steffe has given us more reasons to love its feminine offerings. For Fall '10, creative director Shaun Kearney dreamed up a collection of buttery soft leather, tweed, and delicate silk. Taking on a feminine aviation-inspired theme, he created shift dresses, flirty skirts, and bombers reminiscent of a modern day Amelia Earhart. Thigh-high tights, tweed, and wool also lent a sweet school-girl vibe. For all the party girls, body-con printed minidresses — something for everyone. Check out our top 10 looks from the collection now!
I think I've died and gone to fashion heaven. OK, that might be a little dramatic, but I am utterly in love with this twisted sister. At first glance, these intricate embellishments might look like ruching, but look closer; intricate folds and knots are tied and twisted to pure perfection. In fact, Victoria Beckham was recently spotted in Milan donning my dream Burberry trench. Speaking of heaven — and Burberry — when I go, I'm taking this beauteous Burberry Fine Chiffon Skirt ($1,495) with me . . .
Olivia Burke looks so sophisticated and ladylike in this scene from Gossip Girl. It's her hair and makeup that really do the trick, but her red Cynthia Steffe dress and pearl necklace don't hurt! A wide black waist belt adds another dimension to the dress so be sure to shop this one here, as well as her exact dress and similar accessories.
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Jules masterly prepped for and looks great on her date with Josh (played by Nick Zano). She wore a low-cut purple dress, which she paired with beige heels and a bright yellow bag for a fun colorful look. Hopefully this killer look will pay off! Shop it all now.
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No visible makeup is officially a makeup trend: at Rachel Comey, BCBG, and Cynthia Steffe, the models have all gone seemingly bare. In fact, Lisa Butler, the makeup artist at the BCBG show, said, "It’s all about the individual. The look is finished, but not made up." She only used mascara, mineral foundation, and lip conditioner. It's simple but very pretty. What do you think? Will you be trying this out in the spring?