Last week in New York, we showcased some very inspiring street style hair looks. In London this week, things have been a little more daring on the hair and makeup front. Dark lips, accentuated cat-eyes and I-don't-care-hair made for some very cool street style beauty looks. Click through to see 10 we'll be trying at home.
When we're not feeling so inspired by the street style outfits at fashion week that we go straight home and clean out our wardrobes, we're staring at the hair. From fashion editors to bloggers and buyers, the beauty looks on show before the shows never fail to delight. So if you're looking for a new 'do to match your new style, then click through to see the best from New York.
Working in the fashion industry, first as a magazine stylist and now as the editor of POPSUGAR Fashion, I've picked up a few tricks along the way for storing, displaying and organising the content of my (somewhat overstuffed) closet. From the colour coordinating trick I pull on my hanging space, to my vast collection of boxes (thank you IKEA), to the use of table ware to display my dainty PANDORA jewellery collection — there's plenty of pro tips to take from going inside my wardrobe. Then, there's the small matter of my shoe addiction. . . Ahem. Feel like getting your snoop on? Then let me give you the grand tour . . .
Today we're going inside the wardrobe of Vogue's style editor, Rebecca Caratti. Having sharpened her stylist teeth at Shop 'Til You Drop, Madison and Harper's Bazaar before taking up gig at Vogue, Rebecca's personal style epitomises that of the classic fashion insider — on-trend without ever falling into 'trendy' territory thanks to a killer lineup of understated designer labels. Her luxe arsenal of shoes and bags are just the lust-inducing chaser, and we have to admit our hearts skipped a collective beat when we saw her little family of Birkins. She says of her heirloom-filled wardrobe, "My most treasured possessions are the classics that were passed down to me by my mother. She had impeccable taste." Indeed she did. If you're OK to be hit with an acute case of cupboard-envy, step inside. . .
We're in the thick of all things Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and we're keeping a keen eye on visiting international style-setters and bloggers. Most important are the buyers who turn up hoping to spy cool new threads and trends to adopt — and this year Shopbop, one of our most visited shopping sites, has its team on the ground here in Sydney. New Yorker Jenny Fuchs is one of Shopbop's fashion buyers, and we asked her to tell us what she brought with her for the trip. In here, you'll find a totally wearable compilation of easy dresses, cool bomber jackets and a colourful clutch — all from a mix of Aussie and international designers. See the pieces (and shop them!) in the gallery, and have a read of Jenny's thoughts on MBFWA.
- On what she's excited to see: I love all the swim shows — they have such a fun vibe! Plus seeing all the Aussie bloggers — their style is amazing and they always represent what’s new from Australian designers.
- Last year's MBFWA: It was a whirlwind! We met so many new designers that are now on our site.
- Australian style: Easy and fun, but still chic — items that can go from the shows and market appointments to a dinner down at Bondi Beach.
I've got a case of the pre-fashion nerves. No, not because I'm presenting a collection nor am I walking the runway, but Alison (our POPSUGAR Health & Beauty editor), Marisa (our publisher) and myself will be spending next week basically living on-site at Carriageworks for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. And that requires some very calculated wardrobe choices. You see, we spend all day on our feet madly writing runway reviews, snapping our favourite front row looks and interviewing the industry's crème de la crème, so we need to look presentable yet feel comfortable. They'll be no peacocking for the street style snapper-pack from us! Here's how I intend to walk the cool/comfy line.
Fashion week, otherwise known as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, kicks off at 10am next Monday morning with Camilla and Marc's 10th anniversary show. Yikes! From front row to backstage, team POPSUGAR will be bringing you all the runway, front row and backstage action as it happens. Which means we'll be on deck, all day, every day, down at Carriageworks in Sydney's Redfern. So how does one dress for a day that includes everything from chic cocktail soirées to lumping a million and one bags (laptop bag, camera bag, handbag, goodie bags...) from show to show? I got the editorial team to spill their fashion week style secrets . . .
Fashion editors are a special breed of fashion lover: fussy beyond compare, hard to impress thanks to having seen everything three months prior to the in-store drop date, and managing to look effortlessly stylish at all hours of the day. Stylist Penny McCarthy embodies the last trait in particularly well, always looking just as immaculate in real life as any of her glossy fashion shoots. You may have seen her work in The Sydney Magazine, where she's the fashion director. Or before that, in Vogue. Or before that, Madison. From Hermés wrist candy to killer stilettos, birthday-day dresses to her most treasured jewels, we asked the style doyenne to let us look inside her wardrobe. Walk this way.
Wannabe stylists: listen up, because these are the industry insiders you need to know about. The Hollywood Reporter has for the third time published it's now annual list of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood, ranking these celebrity helpers from one to 25 in order of influence. Rachel Zoe slipped from her top spot two years ago to number three, Zoe Saldana's go-to girl Kate Flannery scored second billing and Leslie Fremar, who is responsible for Julianne Moore's always-impeccable style, took out the top spot. Step inside to meet Tinsletown's top taste-makers. Images courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and Rainer Hosch.
If you've not already met Claire Fabb from Style by Yellow Button, we want you to say hi and be friends. We know you'll like her. Why? She's a stylist by trade so has that whole effortless style thing down pat, and her blog further proves her impeccable taste and fashion cred. Most of all, the lady is fun. With a capital F. We are always elated to bump into Ms Fabb at industry events here in Sydney-town, so one day we put the hard word on her to show us around her expertly curated closet. And guess what? It's fab(b)ulous. Let's go snoop!