From the hottest new shades to nail art and interesting polish combinations, the runways are where the latest manicure trends are taken out for a spin. Designers work with the top manicurists and nail brands to come up with a fashionable nail to complement their collections. You don't need access backstage or a front row ticket to get a close-up — just keep clicking to see all the looks from the New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 runways.
— Additional reporting by Jaime Richards and Emily Bibb
Sure, the models coming down the catwalks are sporting the latest beauty trends for Spring 2014, but the front row is filled with equally fabulous editors, buyers, and — of course! — fashionable celebrities. Whether they're friends of the designer or catching the show for what to wear next season, there are plenty of familiar faces. Click through to see who we spotted out at parties and sitting front row at this season of New York Fashion Week.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
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Rihanna just can't seem to shake the beauty business! The singer is geared up to release a new women's fragrance this month. Dubbed Rogue by Rihanna, the scent will contain notes of lemon blossom, jasmine, vanilla, amber, and patchouli. "People are always changing and evolving and with Rogue I wanted to switch it up to reflect who I am today," Rihanna told WWD. "I made it for all women, for every mood, because we all want to project our true selves. The ad campaign (watch above) features Rihanna in a black slip, showing off her radiant skin and signature shaved-side hairstyle.
The fragrance will be available in September at Macy's, Dillard's, and Belk, with prices ranging from $18 for a rollerball to $69 for a 4.2-oz bottle. A limited-edition stingray clutch, leather bag, and studded bracelets will accompany the fragrance with purchase.
See the print ad, after the jump!
Pearce Fionda showed dramatic, frilled black-and-white designs at London Fashion Week today, and those bold creations called for an equally strong beauty look. Regular eye shadow and eyeliner just wouldn't do. Instead, the models wore 3D flicks cut from paper and stuck to lids that had been primed with plenty of bold color. Some models had black lids with black and white liner, while others sported purple lids with green and purple paper liner. Both had matching eyebrows with sweeps of black or purple pointing up and lifting the face. To match this bold makeup look, there was an equally striking hairstyle. High, tight ponytails were curled into retro twists and kept in place with hairnets for a chic take on the topknot. See the looks both backstage and on the catwalk by clicking through.
Glitter can go one of a few ways: good, bad, or really bad. But backstage at the ICB by Prabal Gurung show, we learned a thing or two about making the look work, and it involves a haphazard application. Butter London's Katie Hughes did the nails at the show, starting with a coat of the unreleased shade Leccy. She then created a stripe using nail art foil, while some nails had a glitter tip.
The makeup was meant to be easy, creating a sporty, rave-girl look reminiscent of the '90s. "The world he's [Prabal] creating on the runway is moody, clubby, kind of that dark, '90s rave feel; almost like you're in a warehouse somewhere," said Yadim, lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics. He used holographic glitter on the eyes, making it appear as if the models applied it with their own fingers. Watch the video to see our interviews with the beauty team backstage, and be sure to check out our ICB gallery and review.
London Fashion Week is finally under way, and the most dramatic beauty look so far came to us courtesy of Felder Felder. The collection was inspired by the underwater world, so it's no surprise that the beauty look was a decidedly wet look, too. Jonny Engstrom at Guy Kremer soaked the models hair and swept it back off the face, making them look as if they'd just stepped out of the water. The beauty look followed suit, with barely-there makeup and dewy, luminous skin from the Max Factor team, led by Mel Arter. To finish the look, Sabrina Gavel painted nails a neutral beige using Max Factor Glossfinity polishes.
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What's the best way to celebrate the end of New York Fashion Week? With a celebration to honor Estée Lauder's latest fragrance: Modern Muse ($58-$98). Gorgeous gals, including Julianne Hough, Coco Rocha, and Joan Smalls, all showed face at the Guggenheim Museum for a night of cocktails and perfume. And the looks were absolutely breathtaking. Click through to see them all!