How to Get Fashion Week’s Dreamiest Beauty Look

Ah Delpozo, how we adored this collection. The dreamiest, floatiest, most magical sequined and embroidered pieces… it was, as we noted then, worthy of bank robbery (though we don’t condone it and you didn’t get the idea from us.)

The kind of collection a girl could rob a bank for. @officialdelpozo FTW

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If the garments are a bit out of range, at least we can replicate the makeup from the show — a wash of green with a dash of pink liner, hardly visible without a wink. Makeup artist Dana Rae tells us how it’s done:

Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
MAC Chromacake in Magenta
MAC Chromacake in Landscape Green
MAC Chromacake in Pure White
Water
A plate for mixing
Wet/Dry eyeshadow brush (like #49 from NARS)
Extra fine eyeliner brush (we like Make Up For Ever)

The Steps

1. On the plate, mix Pure White and Landscape Green with a few drops of water until the desired pale green is achieved.

2. Using the wet/dry eyeshadow brush, sweep a wash of green on the lid to just below the crease.

3. With a wet liner brush dipped in the Magenta Chromacake, dot pink liner in between the lashes, and line the top lashes, keeping it delicate.

4. On the plate, mix the Magenta Chromacake with a bit of water and dab color in the center of the lip, working your way outward.

5. Wink and smile.

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Want more beauty how to?
Get the Proenza Schouler look here
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Photographer: Jaesung Lee
Style Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Makeup Artist: Dana Rae
Hair Stylist: Jason Murillo

Models: Sandra Rieder and Chloe Wheatcroft (Muse)

Chloe and Sandra wear bralettes by PRAE NYC.

BJ on the Runway, Miley Cyrus, and Breaking for Art: #NYFW Day 7 Highlights

Miley Cyrus with Jeremy Scott via @itsjeremyscott on Instagram

Wednesday! Tomorrow is the last day in NY before troves of editors head overseas. We are happily staying in NYC and sleeping. From Olsen-less viewings at Elizabeth and James to the dreamy Delpozo, and of course, Betsey Johnson’s infamous runway cartwheels, things are at once busy but also concluding. We are already planning our detoxes, cleanses, binge viewings, and more.

Sara: Emily–Any MK+A sightings at Elizabeth and James today?

Emily: NO actually, and I was pretty bummed. I’m actually a big fan of both their clothing lines but not gonna lie, I was really looking forward to seeing them. It would’ve fulfilled some childhood dreams.

Sara: I know. I love them, their style, and both lines as well. This is my dream bag.

Emily: Backpacks are so hot right now.  But yeah, Elizabeth and James had some good pieces, noticed some more normcore sandals.

Sara: Yeah, even though I really like Elizabeth and James clothes, I’d still want some Olsen action. The clothes were very theatrical today. In fact when I woke up, I even thought, well, if there was ever a day to wear something crazy, because I headed to Jeremy Scott where Miley Cyrus caused a massive traffic jam and some attendees received pretty cool Jeremy Scott Longchamp bags. Scott grabbed Miley from her seat and the two strutted down the runway probably causing iPhones to freeze around the room–or maybe mine is the only dysfunctional one.

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At Betsey Johnson I was given three Baked By Melissa cupcakes and I ate them in about 10 seconds total.

Emily: That’s absolutely doable with Baked by Melissa cupcakes. I hear you on the theatrical clothes though–Greg Lauren had some interesting pieces come down the runway that looked like they came off the set of the Hunger Games. Everything was a little rough around the edges and utilitarian, very District 12.

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Alyssa: Ooh, more entertainment themed collections.

On a different note, my absolute favorite collection that I’ve seen so far this fashion week was Delpozo today. It’s unreal how gorgeous it is. I would do illegal things to get my hands on it.

Sara: Delpozo looked BREATHTAKING. I’m still lusting over these from last year.

Emily: I LOVE those. RIGHT.

Alyssa: Oh girl, I know. But the shoes today? Best shoes I’ve seen all week, too.

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Sara: I’m a shoe girl over a bag girl forever.

Alyssa: Same. Also into jewelry recently. Today was just dreamy in general. I started out the best possible way. I feel so lucky, Monique Péan held her presentation so that we each had a private viewing of Walter De Maria’s The Broken Kilometer at a Dia space… and then saw her beautiful jewels. I’ve never felt so grounded and calm going into a fashion anything. Thank you, Monique! (Who is so sweet.) We couldn’t take photos, but you should go.

Emily: Definitely have to check that out.

Sara: I got to see Betsey’s infamous cartwheels down the runway today.

By the way, the show was called Prenup and opened with two grooms and then two brides, one of whom was SoulCycle star Stacey. Betsey closed the show with her DWTS partner, Tony Dovolani and then a seriously impressive cartwheel-into-split situation with one of her adorable granddaughters. She is FIT. ALSO: I don’t watch Real Housewives, but them ladies were half the models!

Alyssa: SoulCycle instructors, so hot right now! The invite was a bag of rice. I knew it’d be wedding themed!

Sara: Wait–a. have Soul instructors made other appearances, because that’s a semi-unexpected job perk and b. did you make stir fry?

Alyssa: Sara, it is fashion week. There is no time to cook. But hello did you not see Ben Bruker on Keeping Up with the Kardashians? The cult of SoulCycle and the cult of celebrity collide…

Sara: No, but please refer me, I need some quality pre-bedtime TV tonight.

Alyssa: Ta da:

Think of it as a bed time story.

4 NYFW Collections We Want Now: Veronica Beard, Peter Som, Marissa Webb, & DELPOZO

New York Fashion Week has been on the run for about six days (with a good four to go — a “week”, sure!) and though the weather has been less than ideal, a few collections have made all the running around worthwhile. Among them, a CFDA Incubator designer duo, a recently relaunched Spanish brand, an ex-J.Crew designer and Peter Som.

The need for an extra warm coat has made the desire for gorgeous layering pieces all the stronger. At DELPOZO, gorgeous metal-trimmed boots might not have hacked it in the snow, but whoever is wearing these dresses and skirts probably has a driver on call. There’s another thing to add to the wish list.

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Marissa Webb caught the eye of the inner schoolgirl in our hearts with perfectly messy topknots, undone waves, leather-layered sleeves and just the right amount of fur-trimmed-sweatshirt. Topnotch, to be sure.MarissaWebb

 

 

Peter Som showed something that made us dream a little bit harder, long a little bit more for Brigitte Bardot hair. Is everything we need in life balancing on the point of one extra long bobby pin? PeterSom

 

 

Veronica Beard showed such perfectly put-together looks, you’d think it hard to always be so buttoned — but that’s the thrill with VB, the whole point is making it as easy as can be, to let you get on with it. Blazers with buttons holding on to built in dickies and more are the key here. We love how the sisters-in-law Beard make it so easy to look so good.VeronicaBeard

Veronica Beard photos courtesy of Mark Squires, Marissa Webb photos courtesy of Getty Images, Peter Som and Delpozo images via fashiongps.com.

The Best of the Emmys Red Carpet, Feat. Thakoon, Chanel, and a Faux-Bob

As E! kicked off the red carpet judging for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, stylist George Kotsiopoulos wondered aloud whether the attendees would please the Us Weeklys or the fashion rags more. It turned out there wasn’t much risk-taking – a quiet red carpet to match a quiet Emmys – though there were a few favorites looks stolen straight from the spring runways to better please the fashion crowd.

Possibly the evening’s best-dressed, an actress who wasn’t eligible to be nominated, nor was she presenting, was Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling, whose modern, sexy dress was custom made for her by Thakoon Panichgul. Thakoon, whose feminine frocks rarely make red carpet appearances, must spot something special about the actress to have sought her out for this. These red carpets can be the convergence of fashion with entertainment – the starlets taking heed from stylists, or seeking to please the fashion powers that be, forming sartorial relationships for the successful road ahead. For instance, it’s impossible to think of Anne Hathaway on the red carpet without thinking of Valentino – even after her Oscar’s dress switch and burn.

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

The high ‘90s neckline of Schilling’s white, slit-front, cut out silk crepe number did little to tone down her smokiness, which, matched with her a dark eye, a dark red lip and movie star waves, made quite the impression. After binge-watching Orange is the New Black, and seeing the style Schilling brings to the red carpet, I’m looking forward to seeing more and more of her, on screen and off.

One young gun who stays in fashion’s favor time and again is Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka, who shone in age appropriate and adorably cheerful Delpozo.

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Presenter and How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders was respectfully understated in a pale pink J. Mendel dress that couldn’t have fit her better.

Worth a mention for her chic faux-bob, Homeland star Carrie – I mean Claire Danes, who tried short hair on for the night thanks to stylist Peter Butler. My vote is for her to cut it, though this sleek look probably wouldn’t work well with her… crazy character.

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Another notable, though for her accessories, was the star of New Girl. If there’s ever an occasion to bust out the planet-sized cocktail jewelry, Zooey Deschanel found it on Sunday’s red carpet with Chanel’s tourmaline ring. Paired with her nail art, it’s not too serious – and given the stone’s color, the look matches both her personality and her aesthetic.

Still can’t stop thinking about Taylor Schilling’s Thakoon, though…

Shoes, Glorious Shoes: Chunky Heels and Flats for #NYFW

From a New York Fashion Week filled with ultra-relaxed hair and easy dressing, it makes sense that our feet will benefit from the new mood, too. Only a few designers deigned to show a single-soled stiletto shoe, those cruel, beautiful monsters that are a major pain after a few hours. This spring, it’s all about comfort, two ways: the flat, and the chunky heel.

The Birkenstock is having a moment, thanks to Celine’s bejeweled mink iteration from last spring. Roll your eyes, but they caught on (and weren’t you a little jealous of those with what were essentially elegant if Muppet-y fur pillows strapped to their feet? Yes.) For spring 2014, Tibi did a Birk-ish flat sandal in a simple slide in white, black, or bedazzled, and they’re quite pretty.
 
Another sandal for spring comes from Suno, with a simple shape and in blocked colors that coordinate well with the collection.
 
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Honor also treated us to flats – sparkly ones at that. These more formal pieces paired perfectly with Honor’s pretty, proper dresses. Who doesn’t love a flat they can dress up in?
 
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Next up is The Row, who worked on a limited-edition collaboration with Italian men’s shoemakers Enzo Bonafè. If you want to get into this pair come spring, you have to get yourself into a waitlist now. The results of their partnership are beautiful, timeless shoes that look buttery, elegant, and comfortable from here. 
 
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Looking for height? Ditch the pin heel and reach for one of this chunky bunch: 
 
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Tess Giberson showed white and black leather shoes that crawled up the ankle like armor – ideal for stomping around.
 
The best shoe of the bunch hailed from Spanish brand Delpozo, who managed to make a potentially clunky heel girly and still fashion forward. All bearing a bow and coming in colors like metallic teal, chartreuse, lavender, silver and gold, along with matte black and white, there’s an option for every outfit.
 
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#NYFW: Catching Up On the Shows from Sunday and Monday

On Sunday morning at NYFW, Victoria Beckham finally stopped sucking in her waist, and if you couldn’t exactly hear the collective release of breath, you could certainly sense it in the more relaxed lines of her creations. Despite borrowing a little tailoring from the boys, Beckham has held on to her well-earned reputation for femininity. The dresses were still present, the waist, for the most part, still accentuated. But it looked like you might be able to eat in them. 

Voluminous was one word to describe Delpozo, whose nipped in waists still flattered. Ethereal colors accentuated the confectionary nature of the clothes.

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Layers, layers, layers were the thing at Theyskens’ Theory. Short skirts over long, even basketball shorts over biker. The Theyskens’ girl would be ready for any venue or change in weather once leaving the house in these looks.

Derek Lam used highly textured fabrics colored by hand dying to create elegant and simple pieces that played on proportion and elevated classic American sportswear. Basket weaves and bonded mesh made even the simplest of cuts extremely interesting while keeping everything easy to wear – the ideal clothes to throw on effortlessly and still look amazing in.

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3.1 Phillip Lim played with rocks for spring, littering his runway with crunchy Himalayan sea salt, creating a new terrain for the Phillip Lim girl to wander. She navigated the topography in matching style, sporting references to geodes in embroidered sweaters and patterned skirts.

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One of the dreamier shows took place at Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson’s The Row, the woman of which was a traveler – she must have been someplace hot and crawling with bugs, for the sun protective sleeves and skirt lengths and veils hanging from wide brimmed and visor-ed hats. With delicate snakeskin, superfine leathers and flowing crinkled silk georgette, who wouldn’t want to be on vacation with The Row?

We’re five days in with three more to go. Keep checking back and don’t forget to visit http://motoxfashion.com/ for fashion week news.