Each season, countless hairstyles are showcased on the Fall runways. Some you may have already tried, like the classic ponytail, while others, such as the tousled victory roll, provide inspiration for something new. Be the hair envy of every holiday celebration with these top seven, on-trend picks.
This weekend in Milan, bold lips got a feminine makeover thanks to makeup artist Peter Philips's saturated rose mouths at Jil Sander. "It's strong, but delicate at the same time," he said of the look backstage. To play up the color's ladylike appeal, Philips used a soft pink lip pencil to create "a classic shape" with the models' mouths. Then, he painted them with a rose-petal pink lipstick using a small fluffy brush. (Try tracing just inside the edge of the lips with Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Rose before adding Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani in 508 on top.)
One more trick to pulling off the look: Keep skin looking matte and even-toned, says Philips, who used Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 foundation on the skin and skipped blush altogether.
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For color enthusiasts, the New York Fall '12 runways were positively bursting with cool, unexpected colorblocked combos. Both Vera Wang and Marc by Marc Jacobs were drawn to super-saturated rusted brick hues offset with muted tones, while BCBG injected its downtown-chic pieces with up to four colors at a time. For the daring dresser, Diane von Furstenberg sent silky fuchsia and sky blue blouses paired with even brighter lime green and red complements. While an autumnal color palette served as initial inspiration, designers didn't limit themselves to dark and dreary matchups. The use of neon pops and pale pastels kept the jazzed-up juxtapositions energetic and fresh — something we're definitely in want of during the cold Winter months. To see the coolest color combos to emerge from New York Fashion Week, keep clicking.
>> If ladylike and badass made love, Yigal Azrouel's Fall 2012 collection would be their genius offspring. And, like any love child, two genes must each lend their unique touches. Here, the demure (midcalf skirts) met the totally edgy (leather touches and sheer dresses) — still, it's obvious the genes of badass reigned supreme. Fur trapper hats, aviator sunglasses, silver chokers, and leather gloves set the tone, while baby-blue hues and outerwear worn over the models' shoulders lent an air of femininity. Bursts of maroon, forest green, ivory, and oatmeal further kept the collection — and audience — on its toes.
Men's Fashion Week just wrapped up in Milan, and we have the best — and most interesting — runway looks for you to check out. From Prada's celebrity models to Etro's undeniably cool western-inspired collection, there's enough stylish inspiration for you to pass on to your male accompaniments. After all, doesn't every man need to add a fuzzy sweater to his fashion repertoire? Read below for quick highlights and then check out the slideshow to see all the looks from Burberry Prorsum, Versace, Dsquared, and more.