This isn't the first time Derek has designed something other than clothes. He once did a one-off fragrance for his fashion show, and he's also collaborated with a powerhouse brand before with his Kohl's collection. This five-piece makeup set will include a navy blue eyeliner, a golden eye shadow, mascara, a rosy lipstick, and a nude gloss with metallic flecks. To make it even more covetable, the entire collection will be encased in a Derek Lam-designed clutch. The kit, which launches in January for US$85, is supposed to be any woman's after-five essentials, which is right in line with the look from his Spring 2014 runway show, where we got a sneak peek of the products. "Nobody has time to go back home to shower to clean and rebuild the makeup. Girls like to add a bit of makeup to start their second part of the day and then the evening." Well, thank you for bringing us one step closer to happy hour.
Derek Lam may be the heir apparent to master of American minimalism, once again proving that wearable is not a dirty word. Spring 2014 showcased his deft touch with iconic materials like denim, fashioned into structured trenches and boxy tops, and gingham check, in peplum tops and sleek skirts. Evening showcased bell shapes and fringe, as well as a white and cream gown that is surely destined for a terribly chic bride. Accessories added edge, with turbans, gladiator sandals, and block heels finishing the looks.
At Derek Lam Spring 2014, the bold colours of the collection didn't surface in the beauty look. The hair, makeup, and nails circulated around one concept: minimalism. Lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux used a soon-to-be-released antique gold cream shadow from Estée Lauder on the eyes as a base. Then he created three different looks using a midnight blue eyeliner. "You wake up, go to work, you're invited to an exhibition, and from there the night is yours," Pecheux explained. The trio of liner looks represents the stages of a woman's day.
Orlando Pita used the T3 BodyWaver to create a subtle curl before pulling hair back into a low ponytail. The models with turbans wore their hair down. To complete the look, Jin Soon Choi customised the "perfect beige" by layering a rosy nude, Nostalgia, with a sheer white called Tulle.
Trans-seasonal connundrum #2,458: What on earth do you wear when it's freezing cold in the morning, beautiful and sunny during the day, and then goosebump-inducing again at night? The answer is layers! And clever ones at that. Don't fall into the trap of just wearing your usual outfit but with a big fat sweater/jacket over the top. To keep comfortable all day and avoid the Michelin-Man trap, we're going to outline the essential layering items that every wardrobe needs, and how to put them together. It's fashion maths — of the best kind!
Derek Lam has been tapped as the second designer for Kohl's DesigNation, and now, the official lookbook is here. For Lam, it was all about his affinity to Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. "I really love the city. The people are wonderful and the setting is amazing," said Lam.
While we're fresh off the designer's Fall '13 runway show — a cerebral take on what the modern-day woman should wear — don't expect to experience déjà vu. According to Lam, this DesigNation collection is a "nice departure" from his usual design approach. He referenced artist Hélio Oiticica's surfwear-type print, and took inspiration from the city's sensual (read: lush jungle) side, evidenced by the jungle greens, yellows, and orange sorbet hues.
The collection is set to launch on April 5 in the US, with prices ranging from US$36, $98. Here's hoping we'll be able to get our hands on some of the well-priced wares! Meanwhile, have a sneak peek at it all here.
Source: courtesy of Kohl's
It's hard not to start thinking about our Winter wardrobes during fashion week, even though the sun in still shining and the weather is (mostly) warm in the southern hemisphere. Designers in New York and London have presented a delicious crop of Autumn/Winter wares for 2013, so the Sugar editors are going to strike while the iron's hot and nominate the standout looks that are inspiring some pre-season shopping. Sure, that exact Burberry trench won't hit shelves for another six months — but that won't stop us from getting the look now (and often for less). See! There is an upside to us Aussies shopping out-of-season.
For Fall 2013, the look at Derek Lam was inspired by his casual yet comfortable clothing collection. Lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux created an eye look that emulated a ray of light with Estée Lauder products. The hair, by Orlando Pita, was done up in a wavy style perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons. The look: Braids converted into waves, a bold lip stain paired with metallic shadows, and complexion-specific nail polish. The inspiration: Minimalist decor with a comfortable and homey feel. Who would wear it: The woman who has a standing brunch appointment with friends . . . and a table full of Bellinis.
Photo courtesy Estée Lauder
It's pretty much a given that when Michelle Obama steps out wearing something, it's about to hit the fashion circuit in a big way. That's certainly the case when it comes to the black-and-silver embellished J.Crew belt she wore after her husband Barack's Inauguration on January 21. Cinching in her teen-tiny waist and adding a touch of glam to an otherwise dark and wintery look, it's pretty amazing just how much a great little belt can do. With that in mind, we've decided to do a little shopping for you and here you'll find 10 of the best embellished belts out there. They'll pull you in and add a little flair to any outfit, but best of all, you won't need to take out a loan to afford them. Click through and check them out!
A black pencil skirt is arguably one of the most versatile items in any lady's closet, and accordingly, should be a mandatory part of any style arsenal. It may have started as an office essential, but that doesn't mean this knee-length style is strictly business. Don't believe us? Watch as we put this basic to the test and style it out seven different ways — from work presentations to date-night and Sunday strolling, you'll be covered every day of the week.
Bergdorf Goodman celebrated its 111th anniversary on late last week with a party at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Fashion's finest were in full attendance — designers like Zac Posen, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam came out to fete the luxe retailer, as did supermodels Coco Rocha and Karolína Kurková. We found out their biggest fashion splurges, and Coco even gave us a little insight on how to strut with confidence. That, plus more from Bergdorf Goodman's enviably chic birthday party, in today's Fab Flash.