Highlights from two of Monday's buzziest shows.
Sometimes, simpler is just better.
A nice addition to an otherwise bare face.
Fashion week came, and brought a feisty lil' friend named Nemo along for the ride--forcing us to consider forgoing, "Well, doesn't she look chic!" for, "Well, doesn't she look warm?!" The runways begged to differ, offering up endless new ways to bundle-up beautifully for fall 2013. Check out our top ten trend takeaways from the fashion week that weathered the storm in style.
New show reviews and galleries are in! Check out Elie Tahari, Tim Coppens, and Zero + Maria Cornejo.
She may not be a household name, but Maria Cornejo has certainly built a loyal fan base among some of fashion's most elite players, many of whom, like Jenna Lyons, Courtney Crangi and Stefano Tonchi, were on-hand to celebrate the designer's Fall 2013 collection on Sunday. There may have been more remarkable collections to walk the runway this week--but no crowd has cheered as loud as Cornejo's when the designer took her bow a the end of the show.
Who's in the running towards becoming America's Next Inauguration Designer? We won't know for sure what Michelle Obama will wear to the inaugural balls until Monday (unless someone who doesn't value their job decides to spill the beans), but WWD's got the scoop on which designers have fielded sample requests from the White House. No one on the list is particularly surprising.
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.
Fashion week is approaching the end, but we're not slowing down anytime soon. We checked out Thom Browne's crazy presentation, Zero + Maria Cornejo's sporty neoprene pieces, and Elie Tahari's vibrant spring collection.
more Two Mad Men stars wowed on the red carpet this week, making us miss the show already. While they kept things super classy and sophisticated, coo
She may not be a household name (yet), but Maria Corenjo has certainly won over the fashion crowd as much for her easy, practical and stylish designs as for her exuberant, and sweet personality. Case in point: Industry bigwigs like Anne Slowey (with her adorable, half-naked baby), Waris Ahluwalia, and Shalom Harlow were all in attendance, along with the requisite downtown cool kids. Like last season, abstract prints featured heavily for fall 2012--something Ahluwalia would certainly be happy about. "I like [Maria]'s prints, particularly," he told us before the show. "I remember last season they were so kick-ass."
Name: Akiko Age: 35 Occupation: Works in the film industry How would you describe your style? Minimal, irreverent, urban. What was the last thing you bought? A dress from Zero + Maria Cornejo. What are you currently obsessed with? Breaking Bad.
Happy second-to-last day of fashion week! A new batch of fabulous reviews and galleries are up for your perusal. We have the Nicki Minaj-appropriate
Maria Cornejo has managed the difficult feat of appealing to uptown and downtown ladies alike, not to mention a very high profile FLOTUS. Her dresses are easy yet never sloppy, and manage to look luxe yet casual at the same time. Always draped perfectly, Cornejo loves to play with structure and fluidity, and her spring collection was a vision. Cornejo's inspiration was urban structure and her prints are pulled from photos she took at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. A Bolivian devil, an African headdress, and even a workman setting up an exhibit became gorgeous, exuberant prints. In the show notes Cornejo described the proportions as "dorky and androgynous." Maybe, but they were the coolest dorks we've ever seen.
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Did you need another reason to love the First Family? Because here it is: First Lady Michelle Obama busting out old school dance moves like the runn