The eyes had it at New York Fashion Week, where richly pigmented color and graphic eyeliner shapes popped up on the runway. Whether it was lipstick on the eyes or a peacock-inspired blend of hues, backstage teams put the art in makeup artistry. From Phillip Lim to Prabal Gurung to Vera Wang, there's plenty of unconventional — and gorgeous — makeup to inspire you. Watch now!
What do stars like Katy Perry, Amber Heard, and Rihanna have in common? They're all fans of a no-fail, classic coiffure: the French twist. And they're not alone in their updo choices. At Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week, several designers, including Naeem Khan, Thakoon, Rachel Comey, and Lela Rose, all featured the elegant look in their collections. Each version was gorgeous, and thanks to the talented hands of the stylists who created them, had its own unique spin.
At Naeem Khan (upper left) and Rachel Comey (lower left), flirty eyeliner played well with these twists. But for the former, Bumble and bumble's Laurent Philippon opted for a "slouchy" style, making sure the tousled look wasn't too "hairdresser-y," and for the latter, models' looks were similar, but finished with a more polished touch. As for Thakoon (upper right), Kérastase's Odile Gilbert looked to Audrey Hepburn for inspiration, creating a style that incorporated faux bangs in the front. And at Lela Rose (bottom right), celebrity stylist Ted Gibson also toyed around with fringe-line detailing, forming an eye-catching roll off to the side. What's not to love? So come on little miss . . . and do the twist.
One of London Fashion Week's most anticipated shows, Burberry Prorsum, drew stars like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung to the front row — along with actress Poppy Delevigne, who snapped photos of her younger sister, Cara, as she walked the runway. Read on to find out more about Burberry's darker view of beauty for Fall 2012, along with some photographs from backstage.
If there was one word to describe McQ by Alexander McQueen's London show, it would be dramatic. Models, decked out in military-inspired ensembles, walked a darkly lit runway full of fantastical touches, including a hidden rope at the finale that led to a fairy-tale cottage. And if that wasn't enough, the hair was just as surreal, with models donning tightly pulled, bagel-shaped buns atop their heads. Will the trend catch on? Donut (sorry) count on it. But after such an impressive first showing for the diffusion line, we can hardly wait to see what the house of McQueen will offer in upcoming seasons.
The Autumn/Winter Topshop Unique show was held earlier today at the Old Billingsgate Market in the City of London. With the sunshine peering through the windows (for a change), the backdrop was beautiful, and finally, there was ample space both behind the scenes and inside the actual venue to move around, mingle, and munch on the delectable treats that were offered preshow. Anna Wintour, Alexandra Shulman, Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Poppy Delevigne, and Leigh Lezark all sat in the front row to watch in anticipation.
For this military-inspired collection filled with burgundy, olive, navy, chunky knits, leather, and velvet pieces (my favorite being the leather overalls), the look this season for the clothing, accessories, and beauty was all a bit more grown-up than what we typically see from the brand. Check out all of the exciting looks from backstage in my slideshow here!
London Fashion Week has kicked off, and Felder Felder — designed by sisters Dani and Annette Felder — has created an entire collection based on the '90s era when Kate Moss was dating Johnny Depp. With added influences like the Mayan calendar and their love of the blond color palette, the look was glamorous yet cool in chic neutral tones. Take a peek at the pictures straight from London Town.
If Spring '12 wasn't indication enough of peplum's resurgence, then Fall '12 surely has you convinced of its flared ruffle staying power. The waist-specific fit-and-flare silhouette was seen on almost every New York runway this season in a plethora of stylized interpretations; from Zac Posen's Asian-influenced cocktail dresses to J. Mendel's Winter-white jackets, peplum is here to stay, no matter the occasion. Click through to see how Jason Wu, Tory Burch, Peter Som, and more included this Fall trend into their shows.
We saw both gold and burgundy eyes and nails at Badgley Mischka this Fashion Week, and now another designer has successfully pulled off a nails-and-eyes matchup. At Milly's Fall 2012 show, models walked the runway with smoldering blue-toned eye makeup paired with deep navy polish. It was a colorfully cosmopolitan creation that's just begging to be tried.
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Emma Stone and Rooney Mara had front-row seats for the final show of NY Fashion Week today. They were on hand for one of Calvin Klein's two presentations and met with designer Francisco Costa and Vogue editor Anna Wintour backstage. Rooney and Emma will be back in the same spotlight later this month at the Oscars, where Emma's The Help is up for best picture and Rooney is nominated for best actress in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Make sure to fill out BuzzSugar's Oscars ballot for a chance to win an iPad 2 and a Prada case! Rooney will be joined on the big night by sister Kate, who has also been a regular at this year's Fashion Week. Check out all the stars at NYFW now that the action has wrapped!
Rodarte's Fall 2012 collection was inspired by Australia, with a smattering of Victoriana to boot. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy referenced the Outback in their clothing, and the windblown hair and sun-soaked faces suggested an afternoon in a dust storm. Backstage, the scene was bustling; here, a few snaps from the other side of the runway.