When most of us go to the beach, we're not too concerned about what's going on with our water-soaked hair. A ponytail, air-dried strands, or a simple braid usually suit us just fine. But then there are those times that we want our hair to look a little bit more put-together, without looking fussy or overly styled. In those cases, let's look to the runway for inspiration. Here are five different styles from the catwalks perfect to wear to any beach or pool soiree.
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.
The four-plus weeks of Spring runways are over, but we can't let go of the thrills and frills. Relive the excitement with our fashion week front-row faceoff. See who sat front row, who wore what, and vote for the best front-row style. Don't forget — play any faceoff game and it enters you for a chance to win the monthly $1,000 grand prize! Click here for the official rules, then faceoff away!
The four-plus weeks of Spring runways are over, but we can't let go of the thrills and frills. Relive the excitement with our Fashion Week front-row faceoff. See who sat front row, who wore what, and vote for the best front-row style. Don't forget — play any faceoff game and it enters you for a chance to win the monthly $1,000 grand prize! Click here for the official rules, then faceoff away!
It was good to be Constance Jablonski during the Spring '10 shows. The French stunner booked more shows — 72! — than any other model this season. Trailing behind her were Kasia Struss at 61 and Hanne Gaby Odiele at 56. So if Constance walked at least twice in each show, then that means she showed off about 144 looks. Whoa.
The 19-year-old is clearly a rising star; she has a tall, svelte bod, gorgeous blue eyes, just-right lips, and a perfect jaw. In the three years she's been in the industry, she's worked for Givenchy, Teen Vogue, Topshop, Donna Karan, La Perla, Moschino, Harper's Bazaar . . . the list goes on and on. Constance is a constant, so keep your eyes peeled.
LA Fashion Week recently wrapped up and there is some undiscovered talent to share. I sifted through the collections and spotted the best pieces from the likes of Maxine Dillon, Kevan Hall, Samora, and even Project Runway alum, Jarrell Scott. Most designs catered to LA's laid-back style, but a few stand-outs, like Oliver Tolentino, proved that the City of Angels can also create some of the most decadent gowns. No doubt, I can picture this royal purple masterpiece on the red carpet.
Banana Republic is giving me something to look forward to come Spring. Honing in its love for polished sportswear, the retailer sent models down the runway in a fresh collection of denim, chambray shirts, silk tops, moto jackets, refined shorts, classic trenches, and slick chinos. "We’re still a work brand, but we want to have great weekend and going-out clothes, too," said Banana Republic's president, Jack Calhoun. And that they did providing us with neutral-tailored separates along with colorful, silky splashes. I especially love this seafoam silk tunic dress — so luxuriously simple.
While shorts and skirts dominated the runway, cropped pants also played a key role in the storyline. Clean-cut chinos and jeans were cut right above the ankle for a refreshing, chic look. On the accessories front, I adored the straw fedoras and leather-mule sandals. Affordable and amazing — just the way I like it.
To see more from Banana's Spring '10 runway, read more