The trend you either love or love to hate is back–knee-high gladiator sandals!
We always imagined life of an Editor-in-Chief to be totally glamorous: Parties, fashion shows, air kisses with celebs. But it also means working as hard as you play. How do we know? We got none other than Glamour EIC Cindi Leive to give us a peek at what fashion week is really like for an editor of a major fashion glossy, mom, and cat owner (his name’s Luigi).
Now that it’s over, let’s take a look back at our 25 best street style shots!
We caught up with new male model Melton before his NYFW got started, and he very graciously agreed to keep a photo journal for us. From getting a mani in your underwear to interesting food choices, click through for a fascinating look at what fashion week is like for a newbie male model, in his own words.
A peekaboo of a different sort.
In what may be this week’s juciest, most dramatic piece of news, Oscar de la Renta wrote an open letter responding to Horyn’s harsh criticism of him and it was printed in today’s WWD.
Update: Horyn has responded.
Well, it’s finally here: the last day of New York Fashion Week. We’ve seen some amazing looks from some of our favorite people, but it turns out some of them have been saving the best for last. Check out the last contenders for our street style picks, including break out star Leaf Greener, Joanna Hillman and Lisa Marie Fernandez.
Is the fash pack getting more decisive or just more sleep deprived? Tough call. On the penultimate day of shows, consensus was Marchesa’s Bollywood-inspired beaded and brocaded flights of fashion fancy when beyond the point of OTT, and by comparison Michael Kors’s rugby striped prototypes felt a little, well, catalog. Meanwhile, way downtown at the Beekman Palace, with their grommeted perforated leather and digital reptilian printed spliced creations, the Proenza boys nailed the sweet spot between art and commerce.
These are the most buzzed about collections on day 7 of NYFW.
If there’s ever a show where you should expect the unexpected, it’s Jeremy Scott. Long a favorite, but never quite the big winner, loyalists to his line include Katy Perry and her stylist is here front row to see just what type of exciting, daring, fashion risks Jeremy is going to show us today. Tyra Banks sits front row as well and spotted on the feet of show goers are plenty of cool, clean, Adidas sneakers creating a singular type of atmosphere that only a man like Jeremy can create.
This is NYFW through the eyes of a sports fanatic.
Fashion Week does a beautiful job of being beautiful. On the runway fantasy becomes reality because reality is ugly. But for just a sliver of the week, we wanted to get real. That’s why we headed to the one place where even fashionistas can’t pretend—-the ladies room.
So we eavesdropped from the stalls of Fashion Week so you didn’t have to.
Only André could make wearing Uggs sound like a transcendental experience: “Uggs for me are a moment of utilitarian comfort that keeps you anchored in the reality of today’s world, which is very important.” Deep.
Holmes & Yang made no bones about trying to step it up in the fashion department–and their Spring 2013 promised to be an effort to move their label in a more fashion-forward direction. So, how’d they do? From the good, to the bad, to the ugly, take a look at what the critics had to say about Holmes’ and Yang’s latest collection, and click through the gallery to see it for yourself.
It’s day seven of NYFW and we’re still standing (barely). Today we spotted Kimye (twice!) as well as the effortlessly gorgeous Julianne Moore. We contemplated the beauty looks from The Blonds and Betsey Johnson, and tried out some cat hats at the Proenza Schouler party. Fashion dreams do come true!
Click through to see all the pics we snapped during day seven!
Former model/House of Style hostess Daisy Fuentes debuted her latest collection for Kohl’s at NYFW today!
I’m not at a sports bar. I’m not eating buffalo wings. It’s a Tuesday night and there are no sports to watch (unless you count dance moms, which I’m DVRing). So I’ve given in and I am AT FASHION WEEK, LIVE!! And I have news for you–it’s a shit show.
No, really. We’re outside Betsey Johnson and this place is out of control.
Facing fashion fatigue? Us too. However! The Mulleavys‘ medieval warrior princesses in bad-ass laser-cut heels march on. Tuesday critics lanced a few barbs (shades of Balenciaga, anyone?), but were surprisingly receptive to a broad array of world traveler-inspired styles fit for women on the go. Perhaps the biggest surprise was at Narciso Rodriguez, where the designer stepped out of his greige-y comfort zone and was loaded for a career-high performance. Find out which other shows had everyone buzzing on day 6.
This season at NYFW has been really effing weird from a makeup trend perspective. For the most part, faces have been natural with some contouring and highlighting here and there. Lipstick has been practically non-existent (Diane Kendal’s gorgeous Helmut Newton lips at Jason Wu being an exception), with some makeup artists even going so far as using foundation and concealer to cover lips up completely. So the color story is in the eyes for spring 2013. And it scares us a little.
This trend is begging us to visit a certain vacation spot and we’re very tempted to heed its call.
We noticed this model and her glorious rainbow mane backstage at a show and had to find out who she was.
During day six of NYFW we snapped some true fashion legends taking in the shows, from Anna Wintour, to Bill Cunningham, to Andre Leon Talley, and we caught up with our favorite internet friends from All the Pretty Birds, Into the Gloss, and The Man Repeller.
Oh yeah, and we saw some pretty amazing shows too.
It’s an unwritten rule of the fashion week grid the past couple seasons that Monday is officially unofficially Marc Jacobs Day. So. When it comes to identifying today’s critically best-received show, there’s that, even without Eric Wilson declaring Jacobs’ focus on barely bare midriffs a bonafide Bumsters moment. However, the CFDA womenswear winners Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s long, lightly layered silhouette and Olivier Theyskens’ subversion of great-fitting work pants seemed also to be theories of design the critics could support.
I just sat down at the edge of a rowdy sports bar. Am I here to watch Monday Night Football? NO WAY. I’m here to watch Fashion Week!
If there’s ever a favorite for the title of Fashion Week Champ–it’s Marc Jacobs. Every year he ups his game, takes our breath away, and thrills the crowd. Everyone in this room has to be wondering what does the master have in store for us this time? All those questions will be answered in just mere moments. You can really feel the tension here tonight.
Are you ready for the return of blue eye makeup? Because that’s happening.
Legendary 80-year-old model Carmen Dell’Orefice walked the runway for Marimekko. We asked her some questions and then she schooled us about sunscreen.
Fashion is minty fresh for spring.
Alexander Wang makes bank, Lil Kim performs at the Opening Ceremony Rager and Carine Roitfeld has a ball.
Victoria Beckham, Thakoon, Zac Posen, Tommy Hilfiger, and Diane von Furstenberg had the most-buzzed about shows on day four of NYFW. But what were people saying? Oh, we’ll tell you.
It’s Sunday in September. I’ve just opened a beer and sat down with a giant pile of buffalo wings, which can only mean one thing…It must be Fashion Week. Yup, Fashionista convinced a sports writer in deep Olympics withdraw to take Fashion Week to the next level in celebration of competition, achievement and obviously–judgment. We’ve developed a sophisticated scoring system and will be handing down scores to some of the top shows at NYFW based on atmosphere, difficulty and execution. Fashion is no business for second place…and there can only be one winner.
The fashion media world got a shock last week when it was announced that Joanna Coles was leaving Marie Claire to helm Cosmo.
So when we ran into her at yesterday’s DKNY show we had to ask her about her plans to make Cosmo known for its fashion as well as its sex tips. And what about her role on Project Runway? Coles upped Marie Claire‘s TV presence–so could a Cosmo reality TV show be in the work?
It’s Day 4 of NYFW and we’re still kicking, though we have a few blisters now. It may have been our best day ever because we saw Naomi Campbell and David Beckham in the same 24 hour span. Are there two more gorgeous people on Earth? Aside from those pretty people (and some surprises, like Madonna’s baby Lourdes Leon), we also spotted covetable clothes at DKNY, Orla Kiely, and Antonio Azzuolo, and morning margaritas at Lyn Devon.
Our pretend BFF Mindy Kaling’s hilarious fake fashion week tweets are helping put the funny back in fashion. Seriously, can real fashion week be a little more like this?
We cornered Tracy Reese backstage before her show and asked her about the now-famous dress that Michelle Obama wore to the DNC. Here’s what she told us about the top-secret process of making a dress for the FLOTUS and when you can get your hands on one.
Designers have been working on the railroad all the livelong day.
While waiting to interview designer Scott Sternberg after his boy. by Band of Outsiders show yesterday I saw Aziz Ansari hanging around. So I had to treat myself and grab a few words with one of my fave comedians.
Fashionista: So what brings you here?
Aziz Ansari: I’m covering the show for Vogue for Kids. But there’s no kid’s stuff, so I don’t know why I came. All of the stuff, none of it is available in kid sizes.
I don’t know why they sent me.
The weather today was mostly gloomy, but these stylish people didn’t let a little rain deter them from putting on their finest! Today we’ve got models, bloggers, and one really cool dude on a skateboard. Click through to see our favorite street style snaps from day three of NYFW!
Alexander Wang always gets the best and most buzzed about models to walk in his show.
Last season it was Gisele. This season’s it-model might not be a supe, but she’s been getting her fair share of buzz lately. Liberty Ross, wife of director Rupert Sanders (yes, he of the K-Stew scandal), just hit the runway at Alexander Wang. If looking good is supposed to be the best revenge, then, yeah, she sort of nailed that.
With the fall TV premiere season imminent, the Spring 2013 runway shows are a convenient way for new leading ladies to get some face time. The star of the upcoming Carrie Diaries, AnnaSophia Robb, is making the rounds during New York Fashion Week. The 18-year-old actress looked exceptionally poised and lovely front row at Charlotte Ronson, wearing a very grown-up, Carrie-reminiscent,transparent lacey black button down layered over a black bralette and tucked into a black maxi-skirt.
Turns out she wasn’t always so sartorially inclined, though. Rewind just two years to the age of her new TV character–16–and let’s just say that Manolos weren’t the shoes in her bedroom closet.
When I spied a very fresh-faced and impeccably outfitted Peter Brant II arrive perfectly late to the Rebecca Minkoff show, all I could think about was his late night Boom Boom Room Instagram series from the night before. (Stalking is so easy these days). He has youth on his side, but I couldn’t help but wonder how this jet setting “rich kid of Instagram” (and our favorite “human bra“) does it. I just had to find out his fashion week secrets.
At the Cushnie et Ochs show I spotted one of my personal hair and style crushes: Kate Bosworth. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to pick her brain on everything from what shows she’ll be attending this NYFW, to if she’ll ever design a line of clothing (hint: yes!). Read on to see what K.Bos had to say.
Backstage at Jason Wu, one particular model was stalked by photographers and microphone-clutching media people more than any of the other catwalkers: Karlie Kloss. Kloss, who was just announced as the new co-host of MTV’s House of Style with Joan Smalls, is definitely the model-of-the moment. She couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating, so in between her hair and makeup sessions we caught up with the leggy beauty to talk about her new hosting gig.
Sometimes the best things we see during fashion week happen far away from the runway.
Today we took in Day 2 of NYFW and snapped street style stars Taylor Tomasi Hill, Miroslava Duma, and Elena Perminova doing their thing–we even shot Bill Cunningham. We gawked at iconic models Iman and Carolyn Murphy, and swooned over the best beauty looks at Jason Wu, SUNO, and Rebecca Minkoff. Cuties Anna-Sophia Robb and Lauren Conrad popped up, too.
Stylist, reality TV star, author, and pop-of-color enthusiast Brad Goreski is of course making the rounds at New York Fashion Week. We think he sounds a little sassy here, do you?
Fashion is like high school — with more air kissing. In case you’re wondering how there can already be so much reading from the first day back, we’ve scanned all the reviews from major critics and other friends and bloggers, and have collected all the qualifying bon mots. Which designer made Eric Wilson question if he’d hit the snooze button a few too many times? Whose collection in 50 shades of talc, coral, black, white, and cream had harnesses as a dominant theme? Click through to see what controlled acts of ingenuity it takes to go to the head of the style class.
Has New York finally experienced print fatigue?
One of the biggest names in modeling will be noticeably absent from this season’s runways, and not because of an exclusive.
According to her Twitter, Coco Rocha‘s sitting this season out to film The Face, Oxygen’s forthcoming model competition reality show, where she’s a judge along with Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.
stalked hung out with Olympic gold medalist (and aspiring fashion designer) Ryan Lochte this week, and yesterday we spotted yet another Olympic star with fashion leanings: Track champion Sanya Richards-Ross.
We chatted with Richards-Ross about her plans to get into the fashion business, how Kerry Washington admires her style, and (of course) that hair.
The Fashionista team kicked off NYFW Day 1 by taking in shows from Katie Gallagher, Creatures of the Wind, and 10 Crosby Derek Lam among others. In the process, we ran into living disco ball ADR at her H&M collab launch and the equally glittery Man Repeller. And some creative street style occasionally distracted us from the runways.
It seems impossible, but somehow, new designers are added to the fashion week calendar every season. But how do we know which ones to make room for in our own crazy-packed fashion week schedules?
We did a little research and, like last season, came up with an edited list of five promising newbies for whom we think this fashion week could be just the beginning of a flourishing career.
From a former J. Crew designer to a Brazilian import, click through for the Fashionista five of spring 2013.
I attended last night’s Brian Atwood party at the Four Seasons with three intentions: Find Ryan Lochte, meet Ryan Lochte, and make Ryan Lochte fall madly in love with me. I can proudly report that within approximately 45 minutes’ time, I achieved two of my three goals–and let’s just say, the jury’s still out on the third. Allow me to explain.
As a seasoned livestreamer, running home from school everyday (and sometimes during lunch period) to catch a show made me feel like I was sitting front row, but without the annoying crowds.
Despite its glamorous facade, fashion week comes with all kinds of problems: Blisters, hang overs, a super urgent need for a hair elastic (you know, the tough stuff). And for the second season in a row, NYC-based designer Chrissie Miller has teamed up with KMart to solve them. Need more info? Well, they’ve created a Read more →
When you were a kid, it didn’t get any better than finding an invitation to the most popular girl at school’s birthday party in the mail. Well, that’s kind of how it feels for us at Fashionista when NYFW rolls around each season–without the added pressure of getting the birthday girl a better present than Read more →
When a source emailed me this weekend to ask if I knew what shows Pippa Middleton would be attending New York fashion week my reaction was something like this: Whaaa? In my Labor Day weekend Internet blackout, I had no idea the Duchess’s little sis was even in town. But she’s here. She was seen Read more →