It's the last day of New York Fashion Week, and while we always love admiring the beautiful collections, we get equally excited to see which stars are going to occupy the front rows and parties — and what they're going to wear for their close-ups. In attendance this season? Nicole Kidman,Katie Holmes, Kata Mara, Olivia Palermo,Rihanna, Rita Ora, Kate Upton, Jessica Szohr, Maria Sharapova, Emmy Rossum, Lake Bell, Solange Knowles, Jamie Chung, Selita Ebanks, and more — all hitting their shows in major style. Head inside to get a closer look at their ensembles and to find out who else has a ticket to New York Fashion Week.
Between the Style Awards, British GQ Men of the Year Awards and the first couple of days of New York Fashion Week, the style set have had every reason to dress up this week — and dress up they did. Midriff abounded the red carpet, with Nicole Richie and Emma Watson both daring to bare, while black and white were the shades of the week. Olivia Palermo hit the first day of shows looking fresh in a white BCBG Max Azria dress, while Jessica Alba was snapped on her way to the 3.1 Phillip Lim X Target launch at New York Fashion Week wearing the label's 'boom' sweater. And Alexa Chung launched her book — phew, it's been a busy week for the fashion pack. See our top ten best dressed in the gallery.
Max and Lubov Azria returned to their youthful, easy-to-wear roots with the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014 collection. If last season was all about layers, this one was about lightening the load — an ideal never more evident than with one of the show's early looks, a khaki sleeveless trench dress. Spread across a neutral palette (think lots of chambray and a continuation of the brand's love of black and white), the models showcased pops of life with snake-embossed leather skirts, watercolour floral prints, and embroidered tulle tops. Anyone can be BCBG, and this show proved just how effortless it is.
"We're striving to create the ideal wave . . . which does not actually exist in nature," quipped Laurent Philippon, lead stylist for Bumble and Bumble, backstage at BCBG Max Azria. And the ideal was the common theme at the brand's Spring 2014 show, where stylists and makeup artists strove to create the ideal BCBG girl who's cool, effortless, yet put-together. The waves were achieved by looping each section around the barrel of the iron halfway at the top, middle, and ends.
Lead makeup artist Val Garland for Sephora Pro focused on an androgynous look that focused on luminous skin. To create the envy-inducing contour, Garland used Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in a few shades darker that the models' skin tone instead of the typical bronzer. The final look was light, angelic, and easy to do at home — the ideal look for Spring.
When you say Coachella, we think Kate Bosworth in her denim cut-offs and American flag tee. Sorry, that was so 2012. We know. Well Lubov Azria looks set to usurp our festival fashion touchstone. The designer took inspiration for the BCBG Max Azria Resort 2014 collection from Coachella, but has translated the hippy, music festival vibe into a polished but feminine line. The usual suspects are present - jumpsuits, vintage-esque florals and diaphanous day dresses — but without the boho add-ons. Modern-day gypsetters, take note. Photo courtesy of BCBG Max Azria
Hervé Léger by Max Azria sent bronzed beauties down the catwalk, a move that directly contrasted with usual Fall 2013 palettes. The hair was windblown in order to emulate the style of a motorcycle-riding tough-girl, while the contoured makeup also fell in line with his California-cool vibe.
The look: Finger-styled strands (under hats), beach-bunny tans, and nearly black nails.
The inspiration: LA biker girls.
Who would wear it: The woman who counts chains and studs in her fashion repertoire.
New York fashion week is here! Leading up to the big day, many designers are busy testing their Fall 2013 runway beauty looks. BCBG Max Azria let us take a peek at their beauty test, where cool girl Kate Moss served as inspiration. For the runway, models were adorned in beanies with lightly glazed terracotta lips and a soft smoky eye, creating a natural, subtle look. Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon describes the hair as being made to look as if "she had been travelling." One key to getting a smoky eye at home without too much effort? "Use a pencil," says makeup artist Val Garland.
BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 collection was a '90s-inspired, multi-layered glimpse at what we'll be wearing later this year. We couldn't get over the slouchy, grunge-chic knit beanies that graced each model's head — a nod to gypset glamour meets downtown elegance. Click on to watch the full BCBG Max Azria runway show now, and let us know what you think of the collection!
The effortless hair and makeup at BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 New York fashion week show was a casual-cool look any girl can pull off. The whole collection was inspired by Istanbul, which translated to a sexy mix of downtown cool with a little Middle Eastern influence for both the hair, by Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon, and makeup, by Val Garland for Sephora Pro.
The look: Bronzed skin, smoky eyes, and side-swept hair topped with a hat.
The inspiration: Grunge meets Istanbul.
The colour scheme: Browns and neutral tones.
The sex appeal of Helmut Newton's photographs inspired the designs of Max and Lubov Azria, whose models wore eyes rimmed with smudged kohl eyeliner. Their hair was blown out, pin curled, and let loose while lips were lightly coated with a pop of pink lipstick. We watched the beauty test before models took the runway in today's Beauty Book.