Gone are the days of our youth when blue nails were paired with pigtails. Today, the bold shade is making a sophisticated comeback, flooding the Spring 2014 runways (see: Badgley Mischka, Lela Rose, and Tracy Reese), and garnering quite the celebrity following.
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Thanks to Rihanna, this has been the year to make everything shine bright like a diamond – including your polish. I’ve never hesitated to add a little sparkle to my tips, but taking off that pesky glitter-infused lacquer can be quite a challenge. Follow the steps below to ensure smooth removal.
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By Jackie Nasser, Rue La La Fashion Director
This fall, not one, but two big designers have thrown their hats into the beauty arena. Going head-to-head off the runway, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors have both created eponymous makeup lines.
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All through Fashion Week, designers sent neutrals down the runway – and not just on clothes. Nails were opting out of color, too. Take a peek and see which looks were most popular.
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At 29 years old, I’m nowhere near over the hill – but I take my skin-care regimen seriously. (How else am I going to pretend I’m still in my twenties long after I’ve hit the big 3-0?) I moisturize day and night. Slather on the sunscreen. Remove all traces of makeup before bed without fail. So when I got the chance to try AHAVA’s Dead Sea Osmoter™ Concentrate, a moisture- and radiance-boosting serum, I was in. One-hundred percent.
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Sure, clothes are the big draw at New York Fashion Week (both in and out of the tents) – but without the right hair and makeup, a look just wouldn’t be complete. Take SKINGRAFT’s show, for example. The models’ minimalist makeup and wet, tousled hair really drove home the line’s edgy yet sporty aesthetic. To see how it all came together, I went backstage to talk to the artists behind the beauty.
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The energy at Fashion Week is palpable. So much thought and creativity goes into each aspect – and there’s no exception for the hairstyles that hit the runways. I was able to get a backstage view of the prep at Korto Momolu‘s show. A designer and Project Runway alum, Momolu’s concept was all about good and evil. And the hair for the show? It was also a combination of sweet and spicy. The highly perched fishtail braid was an unexpected, edgy twist on a girlhood favorite.
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Fashion Week is all about details, from the brilliance behind the hair and makeup trends to every seam and stitch on the runway. And one thing that should most definitely not be overlooked? Those to-die-for manicures that have stolen the spotlight. So take note of these tips. They’re straight from celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan, whose client roster includes such mani mavens as Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.
For the Christian Siriano NYFW show, Lisa used products and colors by Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure system. So all the looks weren’t just runway-ready, they were also completed backstage. No salon trip needed.
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Of course, we love to see the meticulously coiffed and styled model that comes down the runway, but it’s always inspiring to watch what takes place before the music starts and the lights come on.
So, on Saturday afternoon, I headed backstage at the Christian Siriano show held at Eyebeam on West 21st Street in New York. There I met Anthony Cole of Sebastian Professional, who told me about his inspiration for the show’s signature hairstyle – a soft and natural, yet voluminous, ponytail.
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Apparently… wait for it… beard transplants are trending. According to the Daily Mail, the number of men opting for a little fuzz help has upped sixfold in the past five years – a reiteration, I think, of George Clooney’s undeniable cross-gender sex appeal. Or something like that.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Movember aside (if even), no one I know would willingly get behind an aggressive amount of male facial hair. Okay, that might be an overgeneralization. But regardless, a clean shave is like a well-tailored suit: a leading factor in one’s ability to nail everything. And said clean shave depends on a few key items:
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