Gucci Wins the Fall Cover War Once Again with 81 Covers
Gucci really knows how to make a first impression, and what better way to do that than nabbing the cover of a magazine? How about 81 of them? It looks like Gucci's overachieving has awarded them the top spot in the seasonal cover war with more covers than any other brand from the fall 2012 collections. Click through to find out which other brands scored the most covers this season.
Watch: Models Play Creepy Chess Game, Move Like Pawns in Prada's Fall 2012 Campaign Video
Prada's campaign videos are always a sight to behold--and of course, for Fall 2012, the brand didn't fail to deliver. more The just-released video bu
Exclusive First Look: Styling Lessons From Madewell's Fall 2012 Look Book
We were lucky enough to get a peek at Madewell's Fall 2012 collection back in April, and have been pretty smitten with it since. Now that we've got ou
Blame the Recession: Experts Weigh In On the Bare Beauty Trend
While there were definitely some colorful and over the top beauty looks on the fall runways, that wasn't the norm. On most runways it was about simp
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The Most Memorable and Creative Beauty Looks from the Fall 2012 Runways
There was a lot of pretty, wearable, clean looks on the fall 2012 runways this past month. And while that's great for real life, we really love when makeup artists, hair stylists and designers collaborate and do something a bit more over-the-top. We may never sport painted, sculpted Ken Doll hair, but it sure is fun to look at. We've rounded up some of the wackier, more creative and utterly fantastical runway beauty looks from all four fashion cities. Click through to see how color, volume and face/hair accessories helped to tell runway stories this past month and challenge notions of beauty. And don't be surprised if you suddenly want to try eyebrow art.
The Best Handbags of Fall 2012
While shoes got a bit tamer for Fall 2012, handbags have only gotten more wild. Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute minauderies from Diane von Furstenberg may not be totally useful, they sure are cute. Or course if you need a bag that will actually fit your things inside it, the giant leather carryalls at Alexander Wang might just do the trick.
10 New Ways to Wear Ponytails, Straight From the Fall Runways
Ponytails are the new braids. From New York all the way through Paris—the ponytail reigned supreme during the fall 2012 season. Obviously the pony is a perennial favorite, but it had a particularly strong showing this season. But the style can be more challenging to reproduce than it seems. On the catwalk, it’s a high-fashion look that reads casual and low-maintenance. But on the sidewalk, it has the potential to come across quite lackluster, horribly humdrum, and soccer mom-ish. That’s where we come in—a few of our favorite designers (in collaboration with their amazing runway hair stylists) have found easy and interesting ways to retell the age-old pony tale. Here, ten quick tips for the prettiest, fashion-forward, DIY ponies ever, straight from the fall 2012 runways.
The Best Shoes of the Fall 2012 Season
We've scoured the Fall 2012 collections for the most amazing shoes, and it was easy, because there were plenty. The best part? Footwear options for Fall 2012 are a lot more reasonable than their Spring 2012 counterparts. (Remember those 6 inch Versace lucite wedges?) Fall 2012 saw lots of wide heels and mary-janes on the runway, and sometimes both simultaneously--like at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marni. Knee-high black boots ruled at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, and ladylike pumps could be found at Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Jil Sander. Of course, if you're looking for something crazy, look no further than Alexander McQueen's heel-less fur shoes. Impractical, but so lovely. Take a look at all the amazing shoes from Fall 2012 and just try to pick a favorite. It's near impossible.
The Best Models in the Business (Including Andrej Pejic!) Share Their Beauty Secrets With Us
Models spend a lot of time in hair and makeup chairs at shows and for shoots, and they have access to some of the most talented hair stylists and makeup artists in the world. It stands to reason that they've picked up a few beauty pointers along the way, so this fashion month we decided to ask some of the best models in the business what tricks they've learned. We chatted with Jourdan Dunn, Coco Rocha, Andrej Pejic and many more backstage at shows in New York, Milan, Paris and London. Click through to learn all their beauty secrets.
This Season's 11 Most Over-the-Top, Theatrical Runway Shows
Fashion shows aren't just about fashion anymore. Or more accurately, fashion isn't just about the clothes anymore. Every season, runway shows get more elaborate, as designers and brands try to cram a lot of drama into the 15 minutes that they have everyone's attention. And it works--it makes a show pretty memorable. (Whether or not it helps the image of a brand or helps the clothes be memorable remains to be seen, as our contributor Long Nguyen speculated in his review of Dior's show.) Karl Lagerfeld and his Chanel extravaganzas are the notable exception. Lagerfeld always wows us with a spectacle of grand proportions--and clothes to match. The Chanel show, which walks tomorrow in Paris, is undoubtedly the highlight of fashion month every seasaon. But those who have come before it this month weren't too shabby, either. Pyrotechnics, a fruit stand, and an escalator all helped designers tell their stories for their fall 2012 collections. Click through to see all the most outrageous runway shows from this season.
What We Saw Today at New York Fashion Week, Day 6
After six days of fashion week, we are still going strong. (A lot of Valentine's Day chocolate is definitely helping carry us along.) Today we took in shows from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Diesel Black Gold, and saw quite a few girls in leopard coats - on and off the runway. Check our our pictures from today to see New York Fashion Week from our perspective.
What We Saw Today at New York Fashion Week, Day 4
We've made it to day four of New York Fashion Week without any bruises, ticket crises, or flu symptoms, if you can believe it. Today we saw some of our favorite people, like Susie Lau, Lindsey Wixson, and Jenny Kang, and some of our favorite shows like Thakoon, Zac Posen and Victoria Beckham. Forget brunch, our Sunday was full of NYFW.
New Show Reviews and Galleries! Menswear: Richard Chai, Rag & Bone, and N. Hoolywood
Check out our latest batch of show reviews and galleries. This time we're concentrating on menswear. Take a peek at Richard Chai's first mens' colle
What We Saw Today at New York Fashion Week, Day 3
Today the Fashionista team was busy running all over Manhattan to catch shows from Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, Band of Outsders, Rachel Antonoff, Wes Gordon, and so many more! In between taxis, subways, and the occasional pedi-cab, we managed to take a few snaps of NYFW through our eyes. Click through the gallery to see everything from Gisele backstage at Alexander Wang (yes, this happened and we almost died) to a real cat posing with models at Rachel Antonoff!
What We Saw Today at New York Fashion Week, Day 2
Day two of NYFW was a breeze, with fun shows from Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and Kate Spade. What did we see? Well, we caught up with the unbelievably gorgeous Hanneli Mustaparta at Rag & Bone, saw Coco Rocha practicing her interview skills at Jason Wu, and verified that Daphne Groeneveld is just as perfect in real life as she is in print. See NYFW from our eyes after the jump!
What We Saw Today at New York Fashion Week, Day 1
It's the first day of New York Fashion Week! We're optimistic, wide-eyed, and really looking forward to the rest of the week, even though we know by Monday we'll be grumpy and our feet will hurt. Today, though, was a great kick-off to the AW12 season. With shows from Richard Chai to Creatures of the Wind, today was a day for great fashion, and we rubbed elbows with our favorite fashion friends like Leandra Medine and Giovanna Randall. Take a look at NYFW from our perspective. We'll be sharing our photos with you all week!
Lauren Moffatt Fall 2012: Mischievous School Girls
Lauren Moffatt's fall collection was right up our alley--almost literally, as it took place across the street from our former office (and only 3 blocks from our current one) on Mott St. at The Old School. We couldn't imagine a more relaxed, unpretentious, and adorable start to to fashion week. From the perfect venue to the staging of the presentation to the clothes themselves, everything was an example of Moffatt's unrelenting attention to detail. Moffatt, who is as lovely as her clothes, told us she has always loved the simultaneously buttoned up and undone look of school girls and the venue lent itself really well to the concept.
Yves Saint Laurent Men’s Fall 2012: Justify My Love
PARIS--On a cold morning inside the bright long hallway of the Sorbonne, designer Stefano Pilati sent out a stellar collection for YSL menswear set to a luscious soundtrack by Scanner, with Sam Wagstaff reading an Andy Warhol interview and a few words from Madonna’s Justify My Love. The backdrop at the entrance of the white marble floor runway was a giant black board with words written, then erased and then rewritten to correspond with the words spoken in the soundtrack. Perhaps this activity suggested the designer’s own ideas. In his previous men’s collections, Mr. Pilatti had many. Some of them worked and remained; some were discarded and resurrected; and some were simply erased forever.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Returns to the Catwalk for Animale
For the average American, Brazilian fashion might mean flip flops and bikinis, but upon arriving in Sao Paulo it becomes clear that the industry here is so much more than that--and many designers are content on leaving behind the cliches and stereotypes, and embracing a more global aesthetic. One such label is Animale, whose fall/winter 2012 collection was inspired by Russian czars and aristocrats, of all things. It was fitting then, that for this show the brand's spokesmodel of seven years in the running, Brazilian Raquel Zimmerman, was replaced by it Brit Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who opened the show. It's a pretty big deal since Rosie has been taking a break from modeling recently, while she films new movie Transformers. She even missed fashion's tour de force--the Victoria's Secret fashion show--because she was "busy."