All White Everything – The Beauty Trend Emerging from #NYFW

Of the trends to emerge on the runways, some of the most fun are the beauty looks; there’s no waiting until February to try on what you’ve seen. Beauty is relatively low cost, It’s easy to change it, and if you hate it, wash it off. That’s why beauty trends are the greatest to experiment with, and the newest trial on the to do list applies perfectly in a few places but in one color: white.

In its most elegant iteration, Tom Pecheux dusted models at Altuzarra with shine-free white powder from lash to brow, paired in a trés français way with a sophisticated red lip. Clean, modern, and good on anyone, regardless of skin tone or age.
In keeping with the wild theme at Rodarte, hair stylist Odile Gilbert stenciled zebra stripes in white and black to strands—certainly a more outrageous iteration of the trend. It might be smart to enlist a partner for help with this one, and probably even smarter to avoid it completely. 
Kate Spade, ever the quirky-sweet designer to show at New York Fashion Week, again presented her gals with a white nail, the tip of which was accompanied by a pink stripe and grey end. Eyes were lined graphically and dramatically with white on the bottom lash and inner corners, with black on top to ground it all: a little Twiggy, a little ‘60s, and a little loud. 
At Tibi, the look was made easy and wearable in two ways. For nails, Jin Soon painted white manicures with black lines—symbols travelers used in the ‘20s to say “All Right.”  The color, which was actually an extremely subtle blue-grey-white, reads white without reading harsh, helping it steer clear of White Out territory. Eyes were softly lined in white as well, and surprisingly, the look didn’t scream 2002.  The whole look, which was a whole lot of white, seems like it’ll translate well to real life. 

Cheers to Life & Fashion in 2010

It’s been an incredible year for fashion. We’ve seen new stars explode and old one’s go belly up, but one thing is certain, it’s time to celebrate. I hope someone has taken the liberty of making rum-spiked apple cider because it’s time for cheers! Cheers to family, fashion, shoes, love, accomplishment, and life. And in case you need help getting into the holiday spirit, cheers to a few of these jolly goodies that will make you smile—like this Kate Spade Gold “Cheers” Necklace for $75. Happy New Year, everyone!

Lauren Moshi Happy Face Tee, $84 image

Philosophy Cheers! Bubble Bath, $16 image

Betsey Johnson Toggle Bracelet with Charms, $125 image

Winter Necessity: Earmuffs

I used to have my boyfriend walk behind me and cup my ears when it was cold. But it became pretty difficult for him while holding my purse and shopping bags. I priced out prosthetic arms for him and that was pretty costly, so I looked into other options. I searched high and low and stumbled across these handy little things called “earmuffs.” Now my boyfriend can hold my purse, shopping bags, and my coffee. Life is pretty much perfect now. Add one last thing to your holiday wish-list and make it easier on your man and your ears this winter with these adorable styles. Like these cozy Burberry Cashmere Check Earmuffs for $175.

ModCloth Warm Fuzzies Earmuffs, $39.99 image

Juicy Couture Faux Fur Sequin Earmuffs, $55 image

Kate Spade Striped Earmuffs, $65 image

The Paper Clip of Personal Style: Chance’s Striped Classics

The timeless nature of a classic striped shirt is captured by style icons time and time again—from the ’50s elegance of Audrey Hepburn to ’60s rebel Edie Sedgwick to present-day fashionistas like Charlotte Gainsbourg. The iconic striped shirt is not only the starting point and anchor from which clothing line Chance builds off of, but founder Julia Leach says it is “the paper clip of personal style.” With a fresh take on French classics, the nautically themed lifestyle brand offers effortless fashion for the modern-day muse. Leach, who is also the former creative director of Kate Spade, combines the spirit of travel with that of city life to create functional, artfully designed clothing, accessories, and travel-related essentials.

Whether you’re packing a suitcase or wrapping a gift this winter, make sure you check out Chance for a boatneck top, pajamas with pockets, a straw stitched fedora, or vintage Vera scarves.

Fashionistas Buzzing Over ‘Black Swan’

While film critics rave over Black Swan’s cinematic quality, fashion lovers are swooning over the stunning wardrobe created by Rodarte’s designer sisters, Laura and Kate Mulleavy. They also happen to be good friends with the star of the film, Natalie Portman. Rodarte’s darker “Frankenstein”-inspired designs were exactly what the film needed. Natalie introduced the sisters to director Darren Aronofsky, who subsequently asked them to do costume design for the film—and the rest is cinematic history. Kate and Laura designed about 40 costumes for the thriller, including all the knitwear pieces and leotards. Could the Mulleavys be contenders for an Oscar for costume design?

Possibly. While we’re waiting for that, rock another round of wearable versions of Black Swan.

Kate Spade Karlisle Ballet Shoe, $320.


Alice + Olivia Feather Shoulder Dress, $484.


Whistles Evangeline Feather Dress, $603.40.


Charles by Charles David Vale Platform Pump in Nude, $145.


A Kate Spade Soiree

I have always loved the ad campaigns from Kate Spade, especially the holiday images. This year is no exception, and the sparkle from the photos shines just as brightly from their happy mood as it does from the beautiful jewelry and clothing on display. Not only does Kate Spade have a gift guide, readily divided by price, and stocking stuffer suggestions to boot, but their chief creative officer, Deborah Lloyd, picks her favorite pieces for the season’s most festive fetes. May all of your snowy soirees be as delightful as Deborah’s Kate picks, after the jump.

Be Dazzled Marielly Dress, $495.


Ice Queen Necklace, $245.


Ice Queen Chandelier Earrings, $160.


Candy Darling Emanuelle, $345.


Darla Heel, $289.


Jeweled Peacock Brooch, $175.


All That Glitters

Glitter is all the rage this season. After chatting with Jessica Alba at the FN Achievement Awards, where she proclaimed her favorite pair of Christian Louboutins “the glitter ones,” it was official—glitter really is in. Truthfully, when it comes to glitter and sequins I can be a little reluctant, but the look is starting to grow on me. Especially after I conjured up these fabulous glittery pieces that even I would rock. The key, as usual, is keeping it simple and not going glitter-crazy. In other words, don’t pair a glitter dress with glitter shoes. Unless you’re riding a bike late at night and attempting to make yourself a human reflector. Otherwise stick to one glittery piece and leave the disco ball at Studio 54 where it belongs.

Left: Brian Lichtenberg Glitter Hooded Dress, $575.

Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter Pumps, $595.


Kate Spade New York Glitter Emanuelle Clutch, $345.


Dolan Circle Top, $220.