Behind the Scenes We Go: Backstage at Christian Siriano

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

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Tracy Reese, Tweed, & More

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

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Lacoste, Bright Bags, & More

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

Lip Service: Blueberry Spotted on the Mouths of NYFW Models

Last fall it was oxblood. Last summer, tangerine. And next September? We’ll be sporting this deep blueberry lip color (or at least giving it the old college try). Flawlessly painted on the models of Ann Yee’s Fall 2014 show, this matte hue complemented black and grey knits, natural makeup, and updos with serious edge. The creator? None other than MAC Cosmetics senior makeup artist Fatima T. Can you say coolest job ever?

Blueberry Lip for Fall

Image via HuffPost Style

With a sleek, simple ensemble and a smear of foundation, we’re thinking this color could be a success. Our only advice? Leave the big baubles at home. Your lips will be a statement in themselves.

Read the full article at HuffPost Style.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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February 7, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

On the rules of New York Fashion Week:
The Man Repeller's Rule of Fashion Week

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February 7, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Nicole Miller, Bella Bag, & More

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

Thought Your Outfit Was Expensive? Hear How Much New York Fashion Week Costs

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

Haute History: A Look at How NYFW Came to Be

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.

History of NYFW

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February 4, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From new Nikes to street style, here's what we're buzzing about this week

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: Riccardo Tisci’s new Nike kicks. A knee-high sneaker? #want

Meet: The spunkiest six-year-old model ever. Can you say adorable?

Know: The 22 pieces that lure street-style photographers. Study up – NYFW is just around the corner.

See: Kim K.’s redesigned (a.k.a. cut in half) Dior dress. Why, Kimye, why?

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January 27, 2014

Leaving Lincoln Center: Why Designers Are Moving Their Runways

First it was Oscar de la Renta. Now it’s Vera Wang – and possibly Carolina Herrera. Yes, one by one it seems designers are opting out of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Why? As Herrera told the New York Times, it’s all “gotten too commercial.”

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And Herrera isn’t alone: several designers have spoken out recently against Lincoln Center’s out-of-date tents, overwhelming presence of street-style celebs, and increasingly high costs. IMG Fashion (which runs Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week), however, is working to rectify the situation – promising designers revamped sound and lighting and more exclusive guests lists. But will it work, or will this be the end of Lincoln Center as we know it? Ms. Wang, it’s your move.

Read more about the changes to expect at Fashion Week this spring on Racked.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 17, 2013