Fashion Forward - Highlights of New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and I am in love love LOVE with all the gorgeous styles in store! Usually, I am front and center for Fashion Week events but last week I had an unfortunate accident involving a stormy evening, a cobblestone walkway and a pair of 5 inch heels. Which means that this season I am enjoying Fashion Week coverage from the comfort of my chaise with my foot propped on a pillow. Thankfully, I've got great sources streaming the shows so we won't miss out on a single emerging trend!
Check out a few of our favorite highlights from our friends at Glam:
DESIGNER: Tory Burch
by Nola Weinstein
INSPIRATION: The Neue Galerie and the works of Gustav Klimt and the spirit of Lalique.
TRENDS: Texture, tweeds, turtlenecks, rich colors, and insect details on accessories.
PALETTE: Soft blush tones, deep blues, black and white.
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: DJ Cassidy, Amy Fine Collins, Aerin Lauder and Leonard Lauder
WHO WAS THERE: Gallery girls, Sotheby’s assistants, elegant undergrads, and polished preps.
DESIGNER: Jenny Packham
By Nola Weinstein
INSPIRATION: The intellectual salons of 17th century Paris and the cultured women who filled them with their sharp whit and good taste. Away from the stifling protocols of court, these creative and enlightened women played out a social game where they alone set the rules.
TRENDS: Ornate embellishments, rich jewel tones, floaty chiffon, pants for evening, mock turtlenecks.
PALETTE: Midnight blue, scarlet red, cinnamon, black, white, and opal
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Katherine Heigl, Vanessa Hudgens and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.
WHO WAS THERE: Kate Middleton, young royals, and young Hollywood.
DESIGNER: Carolina Herrera
by Nola Weinstein
INSPIRATION: Music. Herrera collaborated with London-based composer Tom Hodge and producer Javier Pearl to create a musical score inspired by Beethoven’s Kreutzer Violin Sonata titled “Capriccio for Carolina.” The score was romantic, dramatic, and conveyed a sense of fantasy, much like Herrera’s confections.
TRENDS: 1940′s silhouettes, tiny waists, flirty skirts, romantic floral prints, soft colors juxtaposed by rich jewel tones.
PALETTE: Rose quartz, sandstone, tiger-eye and jewel tones of ruby, sapphire, and emerald green.
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: The social set, most especially Mrs. Herrera’s daughters, who the collection seemed to be made for.
WHO WAS THERE: Molly Sims, Maggie Grace, Julie Henderson, Ivanka Trump, and a slew of socialites
by Nola Weinstein
TRENDS: Iconic classics with a twist, bold colors, oversized outerwear, contour, menswear remixed, animal prints, sculpted silhouettes, plays on proportion, and tops with trains.
PALETTE: Black, camel, chalk, stone, pop pink, and red.
WHO WAS THERE: Victoria Justice
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Chic city-files who understand that fashion should be fun. Women with a bustling social calendar who need looks that seamlessly transition from day to night.
DESIGNER: Diane Von Furstenberg
by Nola Weinstein
INSPIRATION: Glam Rocks. Life is a Party. Wrapped in a swirl of twisted chain link, she steps into the night, lights flashing. With an effortless glamour, she winks at herself and smiles at her shadow.
TRENDS: A fusion of Talitha Getty, Veronica Lake and Katharine Hepburn’s aesthetics. Dizzying prints, metallics, flirty bohemian dresses, flowing blouses, and angelic motifs.
PALETTE: Dusty Neutrals, Metallics, Sienna, Glam Pink, Plum, Rose, and Amber.
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Party girls, night owls, and aspiring disco divas looking for a tasteful dose of glamour
WHO WAS THERE: Katherine McPhee, Vanessa Hudgens, Seth Meyers, Diane Sawyer, Jennifer Meyers, Shay Mitchell, & Every Editor in Chief
DESIGNER: Tracy Reese
By Bianca Posterli
INSPIRATION: New York girls who are sexy, strong, eccentric and individual
TRENDS: Rich embellishments, body con silhouettes, and romantic patterns.
PALETTE: Aubergine, teal, scarlet, magenta, and black.
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Native downtown chicks who’ve lived south of 14th St their whole lives.
WHO WAS THERE: Angela Bassett, Angela Simmons
DESIGNER: Jason Wu
by Nola Weinstein
TRENDS: Wu once again fused elegance and edge for yet another flawless collection. There was leather and lace, a bit of bandage detail, luxurious fur accents, sheer overlays, pleats and peplum.
THE INSPIRATION: “Extreme Femininity”
PALLETTE: Black, white, gray, red, purple, and ink blue
WHO WAS THERE: Everyone lucky enough to receive an invitation. It was a full house despite the weather. Allison Williams, Jaime King, and Stephanie Seymour sat front row.
WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: First Ladies, ladies who lunch, and very lucky ladies.
There is lots more Fashion Week coverage still to come! Check it out at Glam.com
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Achieve an Awards-worthy Look with Beauty Offerings from Target
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Hollywood Gets Red Carpet Ready with Murad
A Guide to Celebrity and Makeup Artist Favorites
Awards Season is here and all eyes are on the celebrities – dressed to perfection and dazzling the paparazzi on the red carpet. It’s a time when stars shine their brightest (and they certainly make it seem effortless) by putting their best face forward. But under all the fabric, jewels and makeup, what really makes them shine? Their skincare!
We’re spilling the details on which award nominees, makeup artists and stylists rely on Murad to get red carpet ready. Check it out here:
· Emily Blunt, Golden Globe Award Winner: Emily Blunt, a 2013 Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominee, has certainly caught Hollywood’s eye and her red carpet appearances are just as captivating as her film performances. One of her favorite products, Murad’s Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30, works to restore suppleness, soften lines and provide essential sun protection to keep skin looking flawless. ($47)
· Jessica Lange, Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner: Jessica Lange is up for her second nomination for her award winning role in American Horror Story: Asylum. The classic Hollywood beauty knows what it takes to be camera ready, and that includes prepping with Murad’s Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté. It increases firmness to restore a more youthful smoothness and even tone. ($55)
· Rachel Zoe, Celebrity Stylist: Rachel Zoe is known for creating some of best looks seen on the redcarpet. She definitely knows the importance of looking your best, which includes having healthy and hydrated skin. No wonder she keeps Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture in her own beauty bag! ($65)
· Catt Sadler, Entertainment Reporter: Catt Sadler, host of E! Live from the Red Carpet, knows what it’s like to always be camera ready. Catt uses an assortment of Murad Moisturizers to keep her skin glowing for any red carpet event.
· Nadine Velazquez, Actress: Nadine Velazquez, actress in the Critic’s Choice nominated film Flight, visits the Murad Inclusive Health Spa when she wants to pamper herself and her skin. It’s the perfect way to relax before any big event!
· Ande Yung, Makeup Artist: Makeup artist Ande Yung, who works on the Golden Globe nominated series Boardwalk Empire, understands the importance of youthful skin. She says Murad’s “Time Release Retinol Concentrate has my official seal of approval.” ($65)
· Ellen Vieira, Makeup Artist: Ellen Vieira, makeup artist on the hit Golden Globe nominated show New Girl, preps her actors with Murad before applying makeup for the camera. One of her favorite products is Murad’s Active Radiance Serum, which improves the skin’s natural radiance and clarity. ($89)
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The Maison Bleu Messenger
Unconstructed Double Flap Messenger Bag with long leather removable strap, double strapped top handle, and silver hardware.
Made of: Cobalt blue embossed python suede cow, Sting Ray embossed turquoise goatskin, Black embossed Python suede Cow, Black and blue printed goatskin, embellished with hand beaded glass and crystal accents.
Retail Price: $715
The Maison Bleu Mini LunchBox
Semi- Constructed Envelope Bag with double winged gussets with silver chain strap and leather shoulder tab, double strapped top handle, and silver hardware.
Made of: Sting Ray embossed emerald green goatskin, Sting Ray embossed cobalt blue goatskin, Sting Ray embossed cream goatskin, Black embossed Python suede Cow, embellished with hand beaded glass and crystal accents.
Retail Price: $750
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