- The love stories behind Elizabeth Taylor's jewels
- Who to follow on Twitter for NY Fashion Week
- Giada de Laurentiis shares her favorite Fall recipe
- Shoes-off screening to be phased out of airports
- Hop it up with these talented rabbits
- Street style from NY Fashion Week
- Five great hair gel tricks
- Ten creative first birthday party ideas
- Video: Matt Damon hits the red carpet for Contagion
- Tips for creating an eco-friendly, organized home office
- See Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises
- Where to get the best pizza in NYC
- Five ways being a mom makes you healthier
- Go behind-the-scenes with Gwyneth Paltrow at the Venice Film Festival
- Five mistakes people make with at-home manicures
Posts for September 8th 2011
The streets of New York were packed for Fashion's Night Out, drawing thousands of people with the chance to meet designers, pick up FNO-exclusive goodies, and perhaps even see a celebrity or two. With hundreds of events going on, it's impossible to see more than a tiny fraction, but we found plenty of inspiring people and sights. Read on to see what happened at Redken, Tom Ford, and Sephora, and keep an eye out for our forthcoming video coverage too.
While Vanessa Hudgens's cropped hairstyle might be the focus of her beauty look these days, it's her flawless skin that has women everywhere wondering how she does it. We caught up with Vanessa at New York Fashion Week, where she revealed her surprisingly simple secret to complexion perfection, along with her go-to product for keeping her "extremely messy purse" a little more organized. Watch the video now to hear Vanessa's recommendations and top beauty tips.
Fashion Week is back, and this season has already gotten off to a gorgeous start. On the first day, we were treated to braids we already want to steal, nail polish shades we can't wait to grab from CND, and some of the coolest lipstick we've ever seen. Check them out and get inspired (and ahead of the trends) in a flash.
Fashion's Night Out is happening right now, and if you happen to be in New York City, there are a variety of exclusive products available this evening only. We've cherry-picked the most covetable products from the lineup, so you'll know how to map out your shopping (and what to look for on eBay afterward, for all of us not in NYC). Check them out here and get ahead of the fashion pack.
We're excited to present this story from Allure:
Growing up as a dancer, one of my first-ever beauty products was a big bottle of bubbly, blue Dep gel, which I used to slick my ballerina buns until my hair was shellacked. But habits are hard to break—I recently realized that I didn't know any other ways to work hair gel. I decided to investigate—and came up with these expert tips for everything you want to know about this superversatile product.
First off, what is gel? "Styling gels typically contain hard-hold vinyl or acrylic polymers—as the water in the gel evaporates, a clear hard film remains behind on the surface of the hair," explains cosmetic chemist Joe Cincotta. "Gels typically have more of these polymers than most other stylers, except for hair sprays, which is why it has such a strong hold." They also leave hair supershiny. "The film is clear and glass-like in appearance so when light hits it, the light reflects off the film," says Cincotta. For five great ways to wear gel, just keep reading.
"I wanted to offer a shortcut to obtaining the nail style that I have been wearing for the last 20 years," Dita says. "If you look very, very closely, the most glamorous and iconic portraits of the 1930s and 1940s show the half-moon manicure. I think it was a way of showing that you had someone take the time to do your nails and perfectly paint the half-moon rather than doing them yourself."
The Dita Von Teese Nail Set by Kiss ($10) is a little more costly than most drugstore artificial nails, but for a party or a night out they'd be a glamorous option and much less expensive than going to a salon. They're available on Dita's website or at one of her shows, so if you're coveting them you can swipe some for yourself there.
- Rihanna goes blond for Armani jeans — InStyle
- Makeup tips for eyeglass wearers — Real Simple
- Coco Rocha thinks blogging takes jobs away from models — The Cut
- Nicole Miller's simple beauty secrets — Refinery29
- Witness Ali Lohan's dramatic transformation — The Gloss
- The best short styles for every face shape — Glo
- Three Fall hair trends to steal from the runway — College Fashion
- Orange Lipglass: can you dig it? — Clumps of Mascara