Nail art is alive and well backstage at countless shows this New York Fashion Week, and the moon manicure is clearly a trend for Spring 2014. The "floating nail art" from Lela Rose (pictured above) featured a bare nail with a soft blue moon painted at the base of the nail. We also saw reverse moon manicures, where the moon shape was painted on the tips of the nails. So, when 2014 hits, know that nail art is still a trend; whatever color or style, the moon manicure is a no-fail option.
If there's one certainty you can expect from New York Fashion Week, it's a wide selection of pretty dresses from Texas-born Lela Rose. She didn't disappoint for Spring 2014, utilizing floaty organza, sheer tweed, and watercolor-stained silk for a gaggle of looks fit for the lady who'll never deny enjoying being a girl. She was heavy-handed with lace, using black and white to show off the fabric's delicate nature, and perfected the trench as dress, showing a belted macintosh trimmed with lace that looked as elegant as any A-line party pick. Click through to see the sweetest styles of them all.
For her Spring 2014 collection, Lela Rose's inspiration came from the architecture of Arne Jacobsen's swan chair, which translated to bold colors on the makeup and a structural updo. "We wanted to design the hair with structure but keep it soft at the same time," said lead stylist Ted Gibson for Beauty.com. The top of the head was kept sleek, while the updo was textured and wispy with pieces of gold leaf dusted on the strands.
Makeup artist Romy Soleimani, using Stila for Beauty.com, stuck with the ethereal vibe using contrasting chartreuse on the lids and a pop of pink on the lips. "I'm definitely seeing acid-y colors for Spring," she said. "Whether it be greens, pinks, or oranges." And the nails also had a pop of color in the form of soft blue. Katie Hughes for Beauty.com used Butter London Lady Muck ($15) to create two nail looks. One with a top coat for a velvet finish, while a second look featured a blue moon to create "floating nail art."
The first family is currently on a European tour surrounding the G8 summit in Belfast, Ireland, and for us, that means getting to witness Michelle Obama's impeccable style overseas (which we've loved before).
So far, the first lady has not disappointed in a Burberry trench coat, a chic Lela Rose vest, and a fabulous fit-and-flare dress for a fancy dinner at a palace in Berlin. From all-out dressy to laid-back, check out Michelle Obama's across-the-pond style.
Depending on who you ask, coral can skew closer to the orange or the pink family. We're leaning toward the former, but there are so many cute coral picks in a whole rainbow of hues that we figured we'd feature them all. With this classic shade, pick one statement piece, and keep the rest of your look neutral.
The 2013 upfront presentations have taken over LA, and they've provided the perfect opportunity for stars to show off their stellar red carpet style. At last night's Fox party, Minka Kelly paired a green printed, one-shoulder dress with black ankle-strap sandals, while Lea Michele looked bright in a pink, floral Lela Rose dress with silver metallic pumps. Zooey Deschanel proved the most covered up in a black circle skirt topped with a black sequined jacket, and her New Girl costar Hannah Simone was ladylike in a black dress with a vibrant garden print. Tell us: which Fox star's look gets the best ratings?
Now that the New York Fashion Week dust has settled, we've had time to fully digest a week's worth of parties, shows, favorite designer encounters, and every heart-stopping highlight. Some of our favorite moments are outrageous, others truly iconic — but each could only happen on the streets of NYC during one of the biggest, craziest, and best times of the year. In short, these are a few of our favorite Fashion Week things. Watch on for the top 10 reasons our editors love NYFW.
The diaphanous hair backstage at Lela Rose for Fall 2013 seemed more fit for an editorial spread, but we learned a clever way to curl your hair without the curling iron. Ted Gibson for Beauty.com used aluminum foil to form glamorous waves that were then turned into the voluminous, wispy look for the runway. Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com used Stila Cosmetics to create a wintry, frostbitten look, while Deborah Lippmann debuted a new kind of textured manicure.
The look: Whimsical beauties with billowy hair and rosy makeup from the Winter chill
The inspiration: Grimm fairy tales
Key products: Aluminum foil and a flat iron were used to create waves
Spotted in the front row of Lela Rose's Spring show were two of her biggest celebrity fans. Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore both showed their support for the designer and her flirty, feminine pieces and we caught up with the two lovely ladies just before the runway kicked off. Find out what both Mandy and Lauren love about Rose's line — and what fashion survival strategy they have in common. It's all right here in our Fab Flash! Hair and Makeup by Angelica Perri
Lela Rose has established herself as a go-to designer when it comes to sophisticated yet youthful clothing — and for Spring 2013, her unique brand of glamour was on full blast. Look to her playful use of black spider lace — which found its way onto the waist of crisp white sheaths and the sides of silky pants and was draped over chiffon dresses — as a standout case of evening glitz with a twist. Also worth keeping on your radar? Lela's feminine take on the camouflage print — it's bright, fluid, and eye-catching. Check out the collection in full — click play now!