From Brad and Angelina to Patti Smith in India, designers at New York Fashion Week drew from a bevy of unique inspirations. Get the inside scoop on Rachel Zoe's '60s rock and roll collection, Michael Kors's brand of sporty American glam, Kate Spade's je ne sais quoi as styled by Brad Goreski, and more — just by pressing play!
If you've ever attempted a sleek ponytail but all you get is a gelled-up mess, try this trick used for Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2012 show. After securing hair at the nape, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu tamed the style by using a hair color brush (the kind the pros use but are readily available at any beauty store) dipped in the brand's Ultra Firm Control Gel. The result was a look that was refined, but with a hint of edge.
Charlotte Ronson showed off warm, gorgeous color on an urban-cool collection for Fall 2012. She delivers both sophistication and cool-girl edge in the same breath, working graphic print, slick leather, and a brilliant palette onto slim knits paired with menswear-inspired trousers. We get a little of the designer's après-ski influence on a fresh reinterpretation of Winter knits done in cool camel and yellow. But it's mostly Ronson's eye for balancing downtown street-chic with uptown polish we love; how she gives us both a sharpness and a sense of femininity that's entirely wearable.
- Trends: Leather, fur, cutouts, menswear-inspired trousers.
- Colors: Black, red, yellow, camel.
- Key Piece: The black leather jacket over the femme red pleated dress and tights; the utilitarian tweed jacket with zips and pockets.
- Accessories: Lace-up ankle boots, knee-high boots, black pumps, black and white tights, leather gloves, and Ronson's new collection of handbags.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern urban girl who craves the cool factor with polish; Ronson fans like Whitney Port and Nicky Hilton.
Charlotte Ronson told us the inspiration behind her polished Fall 2012 line, along with some of her hobbies while she's not designing. Always big with accessories, Charlotte debuted handbags for the first time this year for her chic, feminine collection. On Allison McNamara: Charlotte Ronson blouse, Elizabeth and James jacket. Hair and makeup by Kerastase.
Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2012 Collection incorporated knitwear with matching caps, leather, and flowy skirts — mixing and matching dainty and edgier looks, leaning toward more ladylike styles. Take a look at the entire runway show.
>> Charlotte Ronson offered up a Fall 2012 collection rich in dark plums, maroon, hunter green, and camel. Take a look at the entire runway show, here.
You know those days when you have lots to do, but you'd rather just stay in? Those are the times when you should wear the coziest of outfits to run your errands, just like Elizabeth Banks did while strolling the streets of West Hollywood. What's awesome about this ensemble is that it looks as put-together as a lazy-day outfit can be and still manages to exude originality. Elizabeth started with Charlotte Ronson's pintuck blouse, layered it over a pair of cuffed jeans, and kept things warm with a chunky knit Ann Taylor cardigan. A tan crossbody bag means she can be hands-free, and lace-up boots — with her black socks playing peekaboo — are sturdy for city trekking. Finally, a fedora and purple glasses add a touch of funky flair. So the next time you're experiencing one of those I-don't-feel-like-getting-dressed days, look to Elizabeth for inspiration.
Charlotte Ronson delivered a neutral palette with pops of bright coral for Spring. Strong chokers, knee-high socks, and loose trousers comprised this Victorian-inspired collection. We caught up with the designer backstage and found out what's new for her season and all about her new makeup line for Sephora! Make sure to check out the entire runway show.
Keeping her signature dose of grunge, Charlotte Ronson delivered a very wearable collection with a Victorian flair. Loose crop tops and flowy skirts, patchwork pieces, and strong chokers were a few of the standouts. She kept the palette relatively neutral, then finished with a fantastic full-length coral number. Watch the entire show here, and make sure to check out our interview with Charlotte Ronson!
Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2012 clothing collection featured a Victorian-inspired motif of long hemlines and sheer fabrics, and as you might expect, this same old-era theme carried through into the beauty look, as well. Makeup was minimal and made to seem as if it was effortlessly applied; hair was texturized and thrown back into low ponytails, as if they were second-day versions. Want to try this casual-cool approach to beauty yourself? Find out three backstage tricks on how to get a glamorously unglamorous look when you read more.