Iman is using her supermodel, super-traveler status to relaunch her website, Destination Iman, starting with the September issue that features a slew of designer spotlights (Rachel Zoe, Alexander McQueen, and Rachel Roy). The site is helmed by Iman as the editor in chief and Dana Randall of Built by the Factory as the editorial director, and the duo are on a mission to reach a span of the 57-year-old model's fans-from the diehard runway followers to budget-conscious shoppers. "She wants to feature things that relate to her own life and experiences," Randall says. "She's not afraid of touching on the high-end and couture designers, because that is something that is very close to her heart. But at the same time, she'll put an HSN flat from her line next to McQueen." ELLE.com caught up with Iman to find out how she plans to execute her vision.
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- Elle | Fashion – Wed, Sep 5, 2012 3:01 PM EDT
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Nichole Richie for QVCNicole Richie isn't slowing down this fall. Hot on the heels of launching an affordable collection for Macy's Impulse, the Fashion Star judge and designer is about to debut new pieces ($39.50-$127) for her QVC line, launching on September 6. In keeping with her usually bohemian aesthetic, the latest duds were created with at-home shoppers in mind. ELLE.com got the scoop from Richie on her creative process, which music genres inspire her, and how she stays Zen.ELLE: You designed your Impulse line for the "fun" Macy's girl. Who were you designing for this time?
Nicole Richie: The biggest difference is that the QVC customers are convenience shoppers, and the Macy's customers are department-store shoppers. It's women who prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes versus people who like to go into stores and try on clothes. I did both as a way to reach all of my customers. Aesthetic-wise, it's still very much me. When I'm in the creative process, I try to not focus on the Read More »from Nicole Richie Talks About Her New QVC Line
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- Elle | Beauty – Thu, Aug 23, 2012 5:09 PM EDT
Jin Soon's new polish collection.
The unquestionable queen of backstage Fashion Week manicures, Jin Soon Choi is taking a step out of the shadows to launch her own collection of polishes for fall. The debut includes two ranges of six shades each: Quintessential, classic reds and nudes, and A La Mode, fashion-forward bold hues. A base and top coat round out the mix.
"I wanted to do something high-fashion," she explained to ELLE.com at her West Village salon. "High-fashion isn't about crazy nail art, it's about high-gloss. It's very luxurious."READ MORE: The Best Nail Polish Colors for Your Skin Tone
After years of creating runway nail looks for the likes of Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung, Choi's developed deep connections within the fashion world, including model pals. Proof? The A La Mode collection was named by familiar faces like Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, and Caroline Trentini (Kloss chose "Debonair" for her dark purple, while Rocha called a gray-blue mix, "Rhapsody"). When asked which supe was mostRead More »from Jin Soon Choi Launches Nail Polish with Help from Models
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- Elle | Beauty – Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:10 PM EDT
Trend 1: The Smoky EyeRead More »from How Fall's Beauty Trends Evolved Through the Years
Clockwise from top left: Anna Molinari 2004, Dior 2006, Diane Von Furstenberg 2010, Salvatore Ferragamo 2012.
Perhaps the most versatile look in a makeup artist's repertoire is the smoky eye, and its shape and intensity have varied wildly from season to season. Punk-rock-inspired gothic interpretations ruled the early aughts; later, pewter panda eyes eased into more subtle washes of color. Our favorite? The gray and burgundy shadows blended over lids at Salvatore Ferragamo.
Pro tip: Don't be afraid to take neutral hues up to the brow bone for more impact.
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Trend 2: Winged Liner
Clockwise from top left: Emanuel Ungaro 2005, Valentino 2006, Chado Ralph Rucci 2009, Anna Sui 2012
Mixing up the finish keeps winged liner modern while maintaining its retro charm. The colorful, graphic-lined lids of 2005 softened into an eye shadow upsweep in 2009. Pat McGrath recently gave the cat's-eye a playful twist at Anna