By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster
Jimmy Kimmel Show As we've already discussed at length this week, people who work in fashion seem to be kind of over New York Fashion Week. From the New York Times analyzing insiders' increasing malaise with the bi-annual event, to designers like Oscar de la Renta closing their shows off to celebs and bloggers, there seems to be a perception that the week has become populated with people who, well, just don't know fashion.
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And now, talk show host and funnyman Jimmy Kimmel has given us a piece of brilliant, hilarious proof that this is precisely the case. For the latest edition of his "Lie Witness News," Kimmel and his team stalked show-goers outside the Lincoln Center tents to ask them what they think of designers like "Purina Chow," "George Costanza," and "Willy Loman." As you might already expect, the results are amazing.
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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
New York Fashion Week delivered on all its promises this season — from exquisite details on red carpet gowns to innovative nail art. And when it came to over-the-top, exaggerated, and downright hideous wardrobe combinations, it didn't let us down either. Behold, the most shocking looks of the week. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from New York Fashion Week Looks You'll Never Wear
- Elle | Fashion Week – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:38 AM EDT
Backstage at New York Fashion Week, we began to notice a glittering new trend that began to crop up over the days. That craze was all about eyes that sparkled in a myriad of ways. Whether it was an all-over kiss of iridescence, a concentrated dose of shimmer, a sporadic twinkle, or a flash of glitz, shadows that shined were the beauty product du jour at the spring 2014 shows. Here, we break down our favorites.
We were positively transfixed by the duo chrome color-shifting eye makeup at Ohne Titel. (Seriously, the pictures don't do it justice.) Inspired by the collection that was smattered with silvers and metallic textures, makeup master Lucia Pica set out to create "mermaid-like skin with a futuristic, sci-fi feel." She smeared the shimmering white M.A.C Cream Colour Base in Luna as a base on the eyes, temples, and on top of cheekbones, then pressed the iridescent Sparkle Shadow in Dual Jewel (new for spring/summer) into the crease and dragged it down to the tops of cheeks,Read More »from NYFW Beauty: The Spring 2014 Runways Showcase Eyes that Sparkle and Shine
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Nicole Kidman at New York Fashion Week
Proving Fashion Week can be dangerous to more than just one's self-esteem and liver, the regal and statuesque Nicole Kidman went crashing to the sidewalk yesterday after leaving the Calvin Klein show. A photographer hit her with his bike in an incident that was captured on camera (and released by TMZ this morning). It looks pretty bad! Kidman is making her way into the Carlyle Hotel when the photographer is seen careening into her, toppling her over like a bowling pin.
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Kidman thankfully wasn't injured, though she was seen grabbing her ankle and appears, understandably, quite shaken up post-spill. Police said they would be writing up the paparazzo, Carl Wu, for biking on a sidewalk, but wouldn't be able to arrest him. (Though, if you ask us, knocking over Nicole Kidman should result in, like, deportation from society/humanity. Or at least some sort of public shaming.) TMZ says that Kidman will be pressing charges.
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Courtesy of Nars
Backstage at Marc Jacobs, François Nars crafted the eye of this season by tracing on extra bold color. "We used teal [eyeliner] inside the eye and traced to the outer and inner corner horizontally, it is a bit exaggerated," he said. Nars "kept the skin transparent," but finished off the look using "tons of mascara."
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photo: Giovanni Giannoni/WWD Blue eye shadow and neon lipstick sure are fun to look at, but ask me how I actually want to look and one word sums it up: luminous. Which was exactly how the models at Oscar de la Renta's show looked yesterday, thanks to makeup artist Gucci Westman.
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"The skin is superluminous," Westman said of the peachy, pink-y, pretty complexions she sent down the runway. The look was inspired by classic film stars Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak, as well as the Elizabethan theme that was subtly referenced in the uber-ladylike clothes. (So ladylike, in fact, that tattooed models had to get their ink covered up with body makeup, according to our backstage correspondent.) To create those pearly complexions, Westman used Revlon Skinlights all over the face and Revlon Cream Shadow Palette in Not Just Nudes to highlight the high points-the nose, brows, and cheekbones. The rest of the look was achieved through some serious color mixing (no
by Alexandra TunellRead More »from Wild Hair: Painted Zebra Stripes at Rodarte
photo by Todd Matarazzo/WWD Fearless hairstylist Odile Gilbert was at it again at the Rodarte show at New York Fashion Week. A while back, she painted a cheetah pattern on the hair of models at a Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show, but this time she evoked a beast of a different stripe: a zebra.
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No actual model's hair was harmed in making this cool animal effect. Instead, Odile used stencils to paint the black, white, and metallic zebra stripes on extensions, then attached them to one side of the hair, and sprayed with John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray. The other side, in sharp contrast, was styled in a glamorous take on the '80s Los Angeles look. "We clip it in below a deep side part, cut it short, and pin it all to the side," she said. The Rodarte designers, sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, cemented the zoological connection by giving the models Sally Hansen tortoiseshell manicures. Wild,
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