Milan 02/28/09. Photos by Daniele Schiavello/Catwalking/Getty Images.
This season's biggest beauty trend, strong red lips, created almost as much of a stir during Fashion Week as did those eponymous thigh-high boots. First, in New York, limited-edition tubes of MAC's Ruffian Red lipstick were given to show attendees-- the tomato shade was so well-received it even had beauty editors calling it The Rarest Red. Later, in Milan, the Chanel "liquid" lips at Sportmax created a similar sensation. This time the siren shade was buzzed about by American editors who couldn't get their hands on the European-released shade just yet. Regardless it seems the ubiquitous rep-lipstick look will be back in a big way for Fall 2009--that is, if you can get your hands on the right shade.
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —After speaking out about the pressures of modeling on The Today Show, many said Ali Michael would disappear from the industry. Here she is, in the Sportmax Fall 2008 campaign — it's not blue chip, but it's something. Apparently she's in New York right now, which only mean one thing: more potential work. [Fashionista, TFS]