From Peter Som to Richard Chai Love, the makeup looks at New York Fashion Week have been all about the eyes. And it was no different at Meskita‘s neoprene-filled runway show last night, where Bobbi Brown’s lead makeup artist, Rogelio Reyna, took the cat-eye to new levels.

NYFW: Behind the Scenes at Meskita

“We wanted to go with a 50s-meets-New-York-Barbie look,” Rogelio says, “so we just did flawless-looking skin with an extreme cat-eye.”

His tips for achieving the runway look? “Always follow your natural eye. Start at the corner of your eye, draw a little line up to the crease, do a little triangle, and follow it onto the lid itself. And then, just color within the lines.” Rogelio also recommends using Bobbi Brown’s award-winning long-wear gel eyeliner to keep your cat-eye from smearing.

As for other beauty trends this Fashion Week, Rogelio says it’s all about soft, not-overgroomed brows and a pale, almost-nude lip. Sounds like our fall beauty routines will be pretty easy – once we master this cat-eye, that is.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 10, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week descended upon New York City this past Thursday. And, yes, guilty – our eyes have been glued to the runways. But there’s far more to Fashion Week than the fashion itself. Here, a look at a few of the city’s most glamorous outside-the-tents haunts.

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February 10, 2014

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

Jackie Nasser at Fashion Week

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February 10, 2014

Christian Siriano. Today, we know him as Project Runway’s youngest – and most successful – winner. Pieces from his eponymous label can be seen inside the likes of Italian Vogue and all over the red carpet. But before he conquered the fashion world, did you know he was a hairdresser? Fact. And it’s just one of the reasons Sebastian Professional lead hairstylist Anthony Cole wanted to work with the designer on his highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2014 show.

Christian Siriano at Fashion Week

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February 9, 2014

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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February 9, 2014

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

Jackie Nasser at Fashion Week

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February 8, 2014

It looks like the ultra preppy aren’t the only ones rocking the popped collar these days. Thanks to street-style photos by Nam of STREETFSN, we’ve been seeing the trend at both Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.

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Although a popped collar brings the cotton polo shirt to mind, that isn’t what’s happening here. Instead, street-style photos show the collar of a button-front shirt strategically poking out from under a turtleneck sweater or a crewneck sweatshirt with a tied handkerchief.

Is it a clever way of beating the winter chill? Or is it just a passing trend that looks uncomfortably snug around the neckline? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Read more about Fashion Week’s popped-collar trend here.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 7, 2014

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

Jackie Nasser at Fashion Week 2014

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February 7, 2014

New York Fashion Week officially commenced this morning with shows by Nicholas K and DKNY. And, over the next several days, more than 100 designers and brands will debut their Fall/Winter 2014 collections on runways and showrooms across New York. Just ten hours in, several pieces coming off the runways (like BCBG’s colorblocked dresses and fur muffs) have already made my jaw drop, but the main thing that left my mouth gaping today? Learning how much Fashion Week actually costs.

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Now, I’m not talking ticket prices – invitations aren’t bought, they’re earned by social status and job ranking – but the actual cost of showing a collection at NYFW. First, there’s the venue, which ranges from $15,000 – 60,000. Then, there’s the cost of a stylist, who can earn up to $8,000 per day. Factor in production and PR costs, hair and makeup artist fees, the models, and, with social media playing a huge role in fashion these days, the price of livestreaming your runway. The grand total? Typically over $200,000 – and that’s for lesser-known designers. Mind blown? Yeah, me too.

Read more on the cost of NYFW at Fashionista.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 6, 2014

New York City. It’s recognized today as one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it hasn’t always been so revered in the eyes of the fashion industry. In fact, for decades, American fashion took a backseat to French couture. So, what changed? Below, we take a look at how history affected the fate of New York’s runways.

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February 4, 2014