Doo.Ri turned out stunning blue and black combinations, marble and diamond-shaped prints, and even some basic winter staples like the motorcycle jacket and military pants. The biggest runway highlight: a smattering of crystal, beads, and sequins in the most unlikely of places!
"Usually, people go for rock, romantic, or hippie," makeup artist said of Doo.Ri Chung's design philosophy. "But she's making everything for the modern girl today." The same could be said for Pecheux, who led a team of MAC artists in creating a sparkling, colorful runway look. Inspired by Chung's beaded collection, the makeup featured light contouring and no mascara. But the focal point was a matte red lip coated with glitter. ("It's green and blue, thanks to Avatar," he revealed.) To complement the look, manicurist Jin Soon Choi tweaked the current cement-colored nail polish trend by adding shimmer; the result, she said, was "chic, modern, and sophisticated."
The same could be said of the hair, which featured face-framing fishtail braids on each side of the head. The look was loose — realistic. "I look at the clothes and do a hairstyle that a woman would actually do," said lead stylist Orlando Pita. "If she did the braids herself, they'd be looser." To get the look, he sprayed hair with his Elevate volumizer, then straightened it with a T3 450 iron. Two fishtail braids (learn how here) and a ponytail elastic later, the models were runway ready.
New York Fashion Week ended last week, and now it's time to analyze the styles, from hair to makeup to what polishes we foresee flying off the shelves come March. To make the myriad styles we saw over the nine days of 2010 Spring New York Fashion Week easier to parse, I've assembled the six big trends, complete with several different ways to wear each — from rebel rocker to demure debutante. Click through for the definitive looks for Spring.
It was the final day of Fashion Week, and while I'm sad to see it go, I'm excited to discover how many of these hair and makeup looks will make the transition into the mainstream. These final two days were absolutely lovely, with more old-guard designers like Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Oscar De La Renta injecting an elegance that nicely hedged the experimental looks from younger designers. Click through and see what some of the most established houses, along with some of the hottest new ones, had to offer.
We last heard about Doo-Ri Chung's budget-friendly line back in December. Seven months later, Under.Ligne has come to fruition. The current collection has nine pieces — fancy tees, leggings, and draped dresses — ranging from $150 to $495. Not cheap but way less than the designer's main label. Also unlike the main line, Under.Ligne's silhouettes are more simplified and everyday. Now I'm just waiting for Doo-Ri's novel hosiery collection. In the meantime, are you digging Under.Ligne?
>> The first official look at how Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week is shaping up will come Friday, when the first edition of the Fashion Calendar ships, but until then, we've got a few hints.
“There will be a lot more shows than last year," according to The Calendar's Ruth Finley, which means Anna Wintour won't be pleased. Last season, Anna said that "a lot of people before were having shows that simply shouldn’t have been having them," adding: "It’s much better to see them in the showroom or more of a low-key presentation. It’s more realistic." It seems like a number of designers didn't heed her advice — Finley says that this upcoming season, "There are a lot of new people [showing] you have never heard of."
Backstage at the Doo.Ri show, lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux revealed the inspiration for this grayscale look. "It's a contradiction between romantic and gothic and punk," he explained. "It's not black-and-white, but there is no color." He used concealer blended with MAC Lip Mix in black to create the sheer gray wash. While it's not a look you'd wear to the office, I thought it was a fresh take on the dark beauty trend. Kind of goth-lite, and vaguely otherworldly. Do you think it's cool?
>> IN PRODUCTION —Last night, Doo.Ri launched her 12-piece lower-priced secondary line, Under.Ligne, full of her trademark draped jersey with some leather pieces mixed in. The line has been a year in the making and hits stores in July. For now, it only comes in gray, black, and white, but she plans on rotating to new colors every season. [Style File, Elle News, Fashionista]
sandra werner showed off her rebellious side today wearing a cool zippered skirt and silky blouse. I like how her polished punk ensemble is edgy, yet still chic enough to wear to the office. Well done!
Here's what she has on:
- Top: Doo Ri
- Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Booties: LD Tuttle
- Tights: Wolford
- Belt: Unknown
Congrats to sandra werner!
Everyone else, submit your looks and I might feature you on FabSugar!
>> Thakoon Panichgul is one of a few designers working on line expansions — Doo-Ri Chung and Jason Wu included — and Thakoon Addition is his product. The line, which is not diffusion but rather supplementary, focuses on some of the designer's most popular designs and is at the same price point as his runway clothes. As the designer explains it:
Primarily, I see Thakoon Addition as a place to store ideas. In any given season, I’ve got ideas flying around that don’t fit what I’m planning for the runway, but belong somewhere. Now I don’t have to abandon that stuff. And Thakoon Addition can be a home for recurring pieces as well; looks my customers want from me, consistently. Now, maybe I’ll have a chance to experiment more, but at heart I like to make wearable clothes.