This year's biggest makeup trends were all about singular statements. There were extremely dramatic eyes and lips designed to be worn with an otherwise low-key face, like big graphic liner, sultry greasepaint smoky eyes, and highly pigmented ruby and aubergine lipsticks. A couple of sweeter, lighter trends still had lots of impact, like juicy peach lipstick and the pretty "all natural" look. Were any of these trends a big beauty inspiration for you this year? If you don't see your favorite look here, you can always vote for it by posting in the comments section below.
2010 was a great year for hair, with tons of experimental looks hitting the runways and a renewed appreciation for texture. Most of the best styling options made it off the runway and onto fashionable women all over, whether they were wearing retro-feel updos and bouffants, going natural, braiding away, or getting soft, luscious curls. Which style sparked your imagination? And if we've left off something you loved, please tell us by voting for it in the comments.
Fashion's Night Out is only 10 days away, and we have exciting new details about the Elizabeth and James Pop-Up shop where we'll be helping to host the bash alongside Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. Our contest winner will be there with her lucky guy to be styled and meet the famous designers. We're so excited for all the amazing events around the city to kick off New York Fashion Week. Stay tuned for all our updates, but for now here's the very latest on Mary-Kate and Ashley's Elizabeth and James Pop-Up shop:
Adding a little eye makeup may be the easiest way to brighten up your whole look and make your face more awake and expressive. This is the time of year when bright colors and bold lines are par for the course, but pretty and on-trend doesn't have to be hard. I've put together five absolutely stunning — not to mention totally easy — looks right off the runway. See what's hot, and find out how to do them yourself, too.
Spring hairstyles always bring beautiful waves, chic updos, and sweet curls. This season, as always, there's a smorgasbord of styles out there inspired by everything from wood nymphs to silent film starlets. But while runway hair traditionally takes a lot of time (and mousse), many of the most striking styles this time around are surprisingly simple if you know a few tricks, and only take a few minutes to create. To see which high-fashion hair is secretly a breeze to do, and find out how to get the look yourself, just keep reading.
Chadwick Bell started designing his namesake collection in 2007 with childhood friend-turned-business partner, Vanessa Webster. The 27-year-old California native has since presented a series of collections praised for their clean, polished sophistication. His most recent spring 2010 line-up consisted of sharply tailored suits, tulle-detailed pencil skirts, and eel skin dresses that stood on just the right side of sexy versus vulgar. We recently visited Bell's New York showroom and fell in love with his ginkgo leaf prints and handmade accessories—braided leather belts and beaded chiffon necklaces. Click the image below to view the complete collection.
After a whirlwind month of jam-packed action at 2010 Spring Fashion Week, the runway shows have finally come to an end. While we eagerly await everyone's creations to hit stores, feast your eyes on all of the highlights from the fashion festivities . . .
Perfect timing. After this Summer, I decided I need a new one piece. Though I am a skimpy bikini girl at heart, there are times when a one piece is in order. Be it a swanky pool party or chillin' poolside with the fam, the return of the one piece is upon us. Brian Reyes sent out delicate seersuckers, Derek Lam posh loungers, even sexy fashion beast Herve Leger turned down the volume with a printed baby-blue laser-cut suit. If anyone can prove one pieces can be equally as sexy as two, it's Michael Kors and his clear plastic cut-out noir creation. If only I could have that model's chiseled cheekbones, too . . .
We've been advocating biker shorties for a while now. What can I say — I love the '90s. When I spied lots of them at New York Fashion Week my heart palpitated with excitement. Before you start judging, let me point out the way DKNY wore them: higher, subtle, colorful styles paired unexpectantly under tailored shorts and sleek jumpers. It just so happens, these are DKNY "Smoothies" — the brand's latest form of shapewear debuting in January. The 70-plus denier yarn combinations will come in seven matte finish colors and come in three styles: a bike short, high bike short, and capri style. Start your imagination engines.