Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We’re still coming down from our New York Fashion Week high. Can you blame us? It was a color-story dream.

1. From lipstick to handbags, Rebecca Minkoff’s collection was all about the oxblood accents.

2. MILLY has officially assured us that black-on-black (on black) is way more chic than morbid.

3. Pink came alive in every shade on the Monique Lhuillier runway.

4. Often-underappreciated navy made a major comeback in SUNO’s collection.

5. Carolina Herrera covered her catwalk in blood orange.

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February 18, 2014

NYFW Street Style: What We’re Seeing Outside the Tents

Outside the tents at Lincoln Center, legs are taking center stage in bright statement pants. From silky striped trousers to bold abstract styles, it looks like simple slacks are getting in a good rest this season.

NYFW Trends: Playful Pants

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 13, 2014

Jackie Does Fashion Week: Hernan Lander, Leather, & 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 New York Fashion Week

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February 13, 2014

The Beauty Report: The 3 Best Looks From NYFW

So, clothing may be the biggest draw of New York Fashion Week – but there’s no shortage of beauty trends on those runways, either. Here are three looks sure to be a hit next fall.

NYFW Beauty Trends

  1. Dramatic Eyes
    From rag & bone to Meskita, bold cat-eyes lined the lids of models strutting down this season’s runways. And I’m not talking about a little flick of liner – come fall, your cat-eye should be anything but subtle.
  2. Loose Chignons
    As seen on the runways of Altuzarra and Christian Siriano, messy, loose chignons are primed to be a big hair trend, so say goodbye to those polished ballerina buns.
  3. Burgundy Accents
    From the nail art at Prabal Gurung to the shadow seen on the lids of Helmut Lang’s models, burgundy seems to be the upcoming color du jour. I, for one, am certainly not complaining.

 
By Carolyn Bothwell, Staff Writer 

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February 12, 2014

5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed: #NYFW Edition

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‪@MLahage: Fashion can define a moment in social and political identity, is today’s ‪#fashion too safe? #NYFW
Good question. Let’s go ask Lady Gaga.

‪@peoplemag: David Beckham takes a sweet selfie with the kids at wife Victoria’s fashion show. PIC: ‪http://peoplem.ag/ttqhm
Can David Beckham do anything without looking sweet? (Except for when he used to occasionally kick soccer balls at people, of course.) #swoon

‪@POPSUGARBeauty: The best braids from #NYFW featuring ‪@CreaturesOTW, ‪@Whit_NY, and ‪@JosieNatori. ‪http://popsu.gr/33937839 
Braids = officially trending forever.

‪@neimanmarcus: Chocolate drips down the set as the models march at ‪@openingceremony #ocfw14 #NYFW ‪#NMatNYFW ‪pic.twitter.com/HK5fvkD8WI
Cool as this is, we can’t help thinking it’s an egregious waste of chocolate.

‪@CMYKaboom: I can tell its Fashion Week because all the in-cab commercials are about fashion. “Buy shoes,” they whisper to me in a seductive purr. ‪#nyfw
We’ve never needed to be seduced into buying shoes. Not once.

By Jess Huckins, Copyeditor

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February 12, 2014

Fashion Phonetics: How to Pronounce Designer Names

So you have dressing like a NYFW pro down pat. But can you talk the talk? That’s essential. For a crash course in label pronunciation, take a look at the designer cheat sheet below. You’ll have Fashion Week’s must-know names mastered in no time.

Rue La La's Designer Name Pronunciation Guide

To get even more designers down, check out Harper’s BAZAAR for an A – Z guide.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 11, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Right now, our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, and her (very lucky) team are at New York Fashion Week taking notes on all the latest runway trends. Back at the Boston offices, the rest of us are getting our NYFW fix via Livestream and Pinterest. Thank goodness for social media.

1. Shout-out to Paris, because we wouldn’t have NYFW otherwise.

2. Like it or not, fashion is all about picking favorites.

3. After all the time spent creating their collections, these designers more than deserve a bow at curtain call.

4. Fact: There’s always just as much style outside the tents as there is inside on the runways.

5. If Anna Wintour doesn’t show up, is it even NYFW?

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February 11, 2014

Behind the Scenes We Go: Backstage Beauty at Meskita

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

Jackie Does Fashion Week: MILLY, Vintage Chanel, & 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 10, 2014

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