Backstage at fashion week, models are expected to have flawless skin. But when they’re running on zero sleep and subjected to constant skin aggravation (taking off and reapplying makeup several times a day), their skin can easily get stressed out. So, how do they get that perfect, runway-ready glow in the dwindling moments before showtime? We chatted with famed esthetician Eileen Harcourt to find out exactly how to get beautiful skin.
We wear their names on our back, but how much do we really know about some of fashion’s hottest names? Designers are notorious for mysteriously living outside the spotlight, but now the runways have turned. In honor of Fashion Week, we’re seeing how they live from dusk until dawn through their daily rituals. From the envy-inducing way Tom Ford starts his day to Roberto Cavalli’s au natural sleeping habits, we take a peek at the routines of 12 of today’s most influential designers.
New York Fashion Week is known for its quirky-and-cool catwalk creations, even wilder sidewalk styles, and Page Six-worthy parties. This season was no different: Here are our favorite moments from the Big Apple style scene.
The influential musician introduces us to GIRL, his debut scent created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons Parfum.
What happens when a music and style icon teams up with the hottest avant-garde fashion house? GIRL–the new scent for girls and boys from producer Pharrell Williams and Comme des Garçons—is born. Inspired by the rich, distinctive scent of wood, this unique fragrance features a harmonious blend of masculine and feminine notes. The modern eau de parfum is composed with neroli, iris, and sandalwood and housed in a one-of-a-kind, collector’s edition bottle with never-before-seen artwork by KAWS. The Sephora Glossy caught up with Williams to find out more about the stylish scent that captures the beat of music, fashion, and art’s finest. RENEE TRILIVAS
Discover the quintessentially British inspiration behind the brand’s latest scent.
Burberry is practically synonymous with the trench coat. Patented by Thomas Burberry in 1912, the brand continues to be inspired by the classic coat intrinsically linked to the famed London rain. “My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand: in scent, in design, and in attitude,” says Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey. “[It’s] a fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way,” he says. Here, we dissect the dreamy perfume crafted after the timeless British staple. RENEE TRILIVAS
Created by the influential musician and the fragrance division of avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons, this bold eau de parfum featuring neroli, iris, and sandalwood captures the one-of-a-kind beat of music and fashion’s finest.
This Fashionisto is wearing a hunter green blazer layered over a black tank with shredded denim. He topped off the look with a cranberry-colored fedora, a bold, silver eagle pendent, stacks of black leather bracelets, and distressed brown oxfords. His look is casual but still fashionable and colorful by accessorizing basic wardrobe pieces with bold, unique accessories.
To pull off your own fab I-just-threw-this-on look try:
I believe that Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and stylish women who has lived. This Fashionista has channeled the fashion icon’s classic style with a bit of a modern twist.
This Fashionista is wearing a sleek, cream-colored overcoat over opaque black tights with an adorable pair of schoolgirl ballet flats. Her classic overcoat has a stark, contrasting black ribbon, cinching the waist. This Fashionista’s spring trench has a surprising graphic pattern on the back. She has paired this black and white combo with a bold, mother-of-pearl pendent on a simple black cord.
To channel Audrey yourself, seek out feminine, youthful details like bows, large buttons, color-blocking, simple silhouettes, and high collars. Try:
As we wrap up the spring 2010 semester, we have the opportunity to reflect and measure our lives–no, not in love–but in Lady Gaga’s best and worst ensembles.
The “Poker Face” princess has certainly become a cultural phenomenon: who else could both be voted Best and Worst Dressed at the Shockwaves NME Awards and inspire fans to create cookies showcasing her shocking ensembles? Whether you absolutely adore Gaga and pump up “Bad Romance” on the treadmill or detest her growling “rah rah roma mah mah, gaga ooh la la,” you have to admit when it comes to fashion, Gaga is fearless. This article is dedicated to the Fame Monster in all her freakish, pants-less glory.
Pretty in (Hot) Pink: Gaga put her own twist on the feminine pretty in pink look in this bubblegum pink, structured cocktail dress for the 2007 Brit Awards. In true Gaga style, the dress boasts a super deep, daring V-neck and its accentuated hips make this girly ensemble a little bit more naughty than nice. Her neon pink lips and white-topped sunglasses also edge out this look.
My absolute favorite decade is the 1960’s. Especially, London in the 60’s. Twiggy, Carnaby Street, and of course, the fab four: The Beatles–early Beatles, a young Paul McCartney singing innocent tunes like “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Clearly, the fashions out of the British Invasion are more geared towards the black and white, mod mini-dresses worn by waif models like Twiggy, with enhanced huge eyes before Lady Gaga channeled the look in her “Bad Romance” music video.
But the modern English men of the swinging 60’s also had some stellar style. This Fashionisto had that handsome, dapper look that made the girls swoon–even without the accent. He is wearing a very polished look of a black trench coat over a crisp white button-down, classic black slacks, and leather black loafers.
Get in the English spirit with these British basics: