Spring always means fresh interpretations of popular styles, along with exciting new trends that make a big statement. This year's crop of mane tricks is particularly stunning, and whatever your hair type, texture, or face shape, there's a way to make them work for you. Learn about 20 of the easiest, loveliest takes on fashion-forward hair now.
Spring 2011 is going to be all about two shades, lavender and honeysuckle. The former was an overwhelming favorite on the runways in New York and London, and the latter is Pantone's pick for Color of the Year in 2011. What does this mean for you? Well, there's bound to be loads of both shades showing up at makeup counters, and that means finding new and pretty ways to wear the colors. I've gathered up some of the prettiest, freshest uses of lavender and honeysuckle from the runways, and now I'm passing them on to you. So whether you want to look proper, edgy, or sweet, there's a look here for you and a color variation to suit your skin tone.
>> Now that you checked out our top 50 footwear picks, it's time to focus on the hottest handbags for Spring 2011. We scoured through collections from New York, London, Milan, and Paris and chose our 50 favorites — from the likes of Chanel, Chloe, and Prada — for you to peruse. Let the bag envy begin.
>> Spring 2011 brought a variety of lust-worthy footwear: we saw everything from chunky wooden sandals at Rachel Comey to suede lace-up boots at Emilio Pucci. Check out our top 50 shoe picks — including this amazing sporty wedge from Prada — from New York, London, Milan, and Paris now!
What does one wear to interview fashion heavyweights like Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Rachel Roy, and more during New York Fashion Week? Allison enlists Edit New York to help her get styled. After trying on looks from Proenza Schouler, Helmut Lang, ALC and other hot designers, she finally settled on five fabulous looks. Learn more about this chic boutique and the rest of the outfits during our Fashion Week coverage!
One of my favorite forces of 2011 Spring New York Fashion Week was Chris Benz. Chris doesn't do reserved. His designs are always eye-catching yet incredibly wearable, and his Spring/Summer 2011 collection was no exception. The collection was vibrant and fun with '60s-inspired florals, neon greens and sharp cerulean blues, elegant draping, towering heels, and ladylike shapes. Come April, I know I'll still be coveting it all. I thought I'd translate some of my favorite looks from the collection into some equally crave-worthy interior spaces. Check them out and tell me which is your fave.
BellaSugar rounds up the top beauty trends in hair and makeup for next Spring from the New York runways. Including looks from: Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Mendel, Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor, Yigal Azrouël, Milly, Ohne Titel, Alice + Olivia, Vena Cava, Tory Burch, Ports 1961. Watch our video for interviews backstage with the experts from CND and A+O!
Spring may bring a daring trend: bold, contoured color on the side of the cheeks, eyes, and/or temples. During the past few weeks, we've seen Christian Siriano deck his models out with tawny blush on the temples and sides of the cheeks or eyes in New York, a similar look from Moschino in Milan and a more avant-garde take on the technique from Jean-Pierre Braganza in London, whose models donned a bright pink hue near the outer part of their eyes. When done in flattering tones and a light hand, I could actually see this look taking off. What about you? Is it a trend you'd try, or will you pass on this one?
We're amid Milan Fashion Week, but let's rewind a bit to recap all the fashion fabulousness that took place in New York. From backstage interviews to the front rows to Fashion's Night Out, relive all the excitement now!
- Jessica Simpson Kicks Off Fashion Week and Louise Roe's Fashion Survival Kit!
- Claire Danes, Alexa Chung, Jessica Alba, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen All Celebrate Fashion's Night Out!
- FabSugar Goes Backstage at Alexander Wang, Edun, and Whitney Eve!
- Diane von Furstenberg Updates the Iconic Wrap Dress and We Talk Exclusively With Donna Karan!
- Francois Nars Talks Marc Jacobs Makeup & Reem Acra Dresses an American Princess!
- Rodarte Goes Gold, Rachel Roy's Trench Line, and the Alice + Olivia presentation!
- Michael Kors and Tory Burch Talk Spring 2011, Alexa Chung at 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Marchesa's Incredible Gowns
- Ralph Lauren's Chic Wild West, Calvin Klein Minimalism, and Oscar de la Renta Stuns
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