by Celia Ellenberg & Laura Regensdorf
From left: Vanessa Axente and Sam Rollinson
New York Fashion Week often acts as a barometer for the industry's freshest faces-and this season, newcomers Vanessa Axente and Sam Rollinson are emerging as early designer favorites. Rollinson, a dark-haired British beauty who hails from Yorkshire, has graced runways from Rag & Bone and Jason Wu to Rodarte and Altuzarra, while Hungarian-born Axente has snapped up coveted spots in Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Alexander Wang. We caught up with them backstage this morning. Here, they share the beauty essentials that keep them healthy and glowing through late-night fittings, whirlwind show schedules, and endless makeup applications.
In terms of beauty products, what's carrying you through Fashion Week?
"Carmex lip balm. A classic, really. I seem to use a lot. Lipstick makes make my lips really dry, so I'm putting that on like there's no tomorrow. I've also got a Clarins moisturizer in my bag. I think it has SPF in it, because it's
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While she's busy attending countless shows a day during fashion month, Senior Accessories Editor Rickie De Sole is always on the lookout for the next must-have bag or shoe that will inevitably end up on the top of everyone's wish list come spring. Here, she shares her finds straight from the runways-check back daily for updates.
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Heavy full-coverage foundations have long offered up an instant solution to any number of social calendar-killing problems-enlarged pores, uneven texture, fine lines, and blemishes among them. In recent months, however, beauty's latest breakthrough formulas have seemed to revolve around a slightly different premise: sheer, unfettered denial.
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Relying less on traditional camouflage and more on innovative trompe l'oeil technology, they're a nearly invisible new makeup hybrid that harnesses the power of light-reflecting "blurring" pigments to turn even crow's feet and tired skin (hello, New York Fashion Week) into an optical illusion.
Indeed Laboratories' Nanoblur formula bills itself as a "high definition ready" skin perfector and relates its diffusion technology to airbrushing: Pat the clear, mattifying cream over foundation or wear it on its own and let its micro-prism particle system effectively photoshop your face.
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If you're amongst the legions of New York women with a standing Monday-morning blowout appointment, this weekend's lineup of runway shows may have elicited a long-awaited sigh of relief. Like the season's best pieces-easy featherweight slip dresses, perfectly cut silk pants-spring's new spirit of effortlessness calls for a relaxing of the beauty rules, too.
"It's sensual," said backstage hairstylist Odile Gilbert of the fuzzy, rumpled bedhead she created backstage at Thakoon, which seemed to make the case for giving in to a few extra minutes of sleep-and giving up your hairbrush altogether. To create models' deliberately "messy" day-old waves, she twisted sections into thin ropes as they dried to create a natural bend that she shook out and blasted with Kérastase Powder Bluff dry shampoo. Paired with the designer's charming slip dresses and lingerie-inspired tanks and single-strand pearl necklaces, the effect was quietly romantic.
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- Vogue Magazine | Beauty – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
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When Karen Elson turned up backstage at Jason Wu earlier this week, it was hard to take your eyes off her. A flame-haired beacon in a steely jade satin dress, the nineties-era supermodel was making her New York Fashion Week debut-with a new blunt-cut variation of her chin-grazing bob. "I was on a cover shoot for Chinese Vogue, and the hairstylist asked me if he could cut it. I said, 'Sure, give me a trim,' and he just took my ponytail and chopped it!" Elson recalls with a laugh. "I've never had my hair all one length before. It's easy."
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From a quick survey of New York collections, she's in good company. British stunner Sam Rollinson opened Rag & Bone with a ruler-straight variation of her brunette crop that lent a hint of tough-chic attitude to the label's easy slip dresses and athletic crop tops; runway favorites Catherine McNeil and Chiharu Okunugi kicked off the spring 2014 season with ends so uniformly blunt, they looked like they'd
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 12:19 PM EDTedited by Chelsea Zalopany
Fashion Week is officially in full swing and if you're anything like us, you're analyzing who's wearing what in the front row just as closely as you're watching what's coming down the runway. After all, the sidelines are just as stylish as the main event. With this in mind, we've broken down the looks of four of our favorite Fashion Week fixtures: Vogue Style Editor at Large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, model Hilary Rhoda, photographer Hanneli Mustaparta, and Net-A-Porter fashion director Holli Rogers. Whether you're headed to the frontlines at Lincoln Center or at home taking in the spring collections via Vogue.com, we show you how to dress for the shows.
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- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 2:55 PM EDT
by Katherine Bernard
Packing for fashion month is an art: It requires discipline to fit all your necessities in one suitcase as well as the creativity to pack for all conceivable weather conditions and occasions. Finding a balance between chicness and practicality can be tricky, but our editors are seasoned pros. First up are New York Fashion Week essentials for Vogue Contributing Editor Lawren Howell, who travels cross-country from Los Angeles for the shows. Her list is inspiring for any stylish marathon week; she includes the perfect combination of trusty staples (like her favorite Le Labo perfume and Chanel mascara) and fashion statements (like running shoes for day and a new as-yet-unworn Crippen suit). Click through to see Howell's must-haves for attending the shows in New York.
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by Chioma Nnadi
With the countdown to New York Fashion Week upon us, all eyes are set for the runway. Yet there are those whose focus will hit squarely at street level, on the ever-growing flock of well-dressed women lined up before the shows. We asked seven street-style photographers to nominate the new faces they'll be zooming in on this season.
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If you work in the fashion industry, you probably rely on a few essentials (or lifesavers) to get through the four nonstop weeks of back-to-back shows. And after seasons spent sprinting from one runway to the next, we've become experts at preparing for the inevitable long days and late nights. Here, nine of our editors share what they always have packed in their bags and can't live without during fashion week season.
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- Vogue Magazine | Fashion Week – Tue, Sep 3, 2013 5:46 PM EDT
Four weeks, four cities, countless runway shows, endless after-parties-it's a miracle the fashion industry manages to pull off this marathon twice a year. Here, we bring you a summer-has-ended, back-to-reality crash course on all things fashion week you need to know for the spring 2014 season. Let the games begin.
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