SAVE THE DATE: You’re cordially invited to the Pierre Balmain Spring/Summer 2014 Digital Fashion Show on Sept. 6 at 9 am EDT at digitalfashionshows.com.
Follow our Fashion Week experience at @Pierre_Balmain on Twitter and join the conversation using #PierreBalmainSS14.
best of pre-casting:
helena at the society
best of pre-casting:
solomiya zgoda at ford
best of pre-casting:
anne verhallen at nym
Giveaway: Florsheim by Duckie Brown Fall 2013 Collection
Florsheim by Duckie Brown NYFW Sweepstakes
To celebrate the upcoming New York Fashion Week, Florsheim Shoes is reminiscing some of their favorite Duckie Brown looks from previous runway shows. They’re asking fans to share their favorite for a chance to win a $300 Florsheim gift card. The sweepstakes ends Sept. 2nd. Open to US residents only.
ENTER by clicking HERE or on the image below and be sure to check out the new collection. You can see how I styled my favorite pair from the current collection in this post and this post. Good luck guys!
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THE TIP OFF: DEBORAH LIPPMANN
The master manicurist shares her tips for creating three runway-ready nail designs.
Backstage at fashion week or any major awards show, you can find manicurist Deborah Lippmann holding hands with supermodels, chart-topping songstresses, and A-list actors. She creates their nail looks with her namesake polish line, an impressive collection of crème finishes, glitters, shimmers, and more. Here are three fresh—and D.I.Y.-friendly—designs we can’t wait to get our hands on. RENEE TRILIVAS
LAYERED: “When it comes to layering, the sky is the limit!” she says. “It’s so exciting to create your own personalized look.” She suggests topping She Bop (a hot pink hue), Lilac Wine (a bright lilac shade), or Chasing Pavements (a pale gray tint)—all exclusive Sephora shades—with 99 Luftballons (also exclusive), an eye-catching pink packed with confetti-like glitter.
DUET NAIL: “That’s my term for a French manicure with two colors other than pink and white,” Lippmann explains. Instead of applying a thick stripe on the tip, Lippmann recommends applying sparingly: “A thin line across the tip makes the look more modern.” Pair two contrasting colors, like soft pink (try Before He Cheats) with a band of midnight blue (like Rolling in the Deep) on the edge.
POLKA DOT: “We did a polka dot nail a couple of seasons ago at fashion week, and so many people wanted to know how to get the look,” Lippmann says. “It’s a look that anyone can create because it’s so easy and is also very customizable.” Be sure to use a fine-tipped brush or nail dotter to draw perfect circles.
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Crème in Before He Cheats
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Crème in Rolling in the Deep
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Crème in She Bop
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Crème in Lilac Wine
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Crème in Chasing Pavements
Deborah Lippmann / Nail Lacquer - Glitter in 99 Luftballoons
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Designer Rachel Comey talks about attending art school, getting fired from her first job, and creating her namesake label in this week’s fashion news roundup >>
EXCLUSIVE to Birchbox: The Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection
A few months ago, we told you that we were working with Ruffian, one of our fave NYC-based fashion brands, on their very first line of nail lacquers. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the entire collection is now available for purchase exclusively in the Birchbox Shop.
Every single Birchbox subscriber will be getting one of the polishes from the Crowdsourced Collection—a trio of polishes that were voted on by our Facebook fans—in their September box. The hues are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. There’s Delirium, a saturated metallic purple; Fox Hunt, an eye-catching orange with a touch of shimmer; and Hedge Fund, a sophisticated olive foil with a hint of gold.
There’s also the Classics Collection, a set of three timeless hues. In no particular order, there’s Ruffian Red, a high-gloss cherry; Naked, a creamy neutral beige; and Ciré Noir, a smoky black with a sleek finish.
Learn more about what makes these lacquers so special straight from the designers themselves in our video interview with them at their studio. And once you’ve fallen in love with these spectacular colors, nab them here.
Oscar de la Renta 2013.
This just in: See the entire Philip Lim for Target Collection here >>
Calvin Klein Collection RTW Spring 2012
Tumblr & Sony Pre-Fashion Week Breakfast
Instagram Photo credit: 1. Ryan 2. Sara 3. Rachel 4. Nicole 5. Miguel 6. Me 7. Ryan 8. Miguel 9. Noah
Incase some of you ever wonder how much prep actually goes into each fashion week, the answer is A LOT. Exhibit A (photos above) preparing for something that is still a month away, but has secretly been in the works since February. Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of joining 19 of my other friends who have worked with Tumblr on their fashion week program in the past 5 plus seasons. Together we were all reached out by Valentine, Tumblr’s always creative fashion evangelist. None of us knew who else was selected until yesterday morning, but what we did know is that we’d be apart of tumblr’s first ever fashion photo exhibit open at Milk during New York Fashion Week. That we’d be paired with a fashion personality, magazine, or a house for a creative apprenticeship to collaborate on. The time limit would last a few hours, few days, or few weeks, and that Sony would be providing support. Little did we know they’d be providing us with their newest Nex-5R, DSLR approved camera and Xperia tablet Z - which also happens to be waterproof! We still don’t know who our co-creators will be yet, so stay tuned for updates along this month long journey to fashion week.
Thank you Tumblr and Sony!
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Nicole Miller RTW Fall 2013
It’s been a few months since we’ve seen or heard anything about Phillip Lim’s upcoming Target collaboration, but here we got a glimpse at its ad campaign.
Emily Johnston, who writes the blog Fashion Foie Gras, spotted the ad in a magazine. “Is that a little Pashli we see?” she asked on Instagram, referring to Lim’s popular satchel. The Wall Street Journal reported that the collection’s bags for both men and women will be priced under $60, and most other pieces will fall between $20 and $75. Men’s and women’s leather jackets will be priced between $250 and $300.
The capsule is scheduled to be in Target stores on Sept. 15, three days after presentations of the Spring 2014 collections wrap up in New York City.