August 31 2014

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12 posts tagged "DKNY"

Make This Braid Your Sidekick for the Rest of Summer


BLOG_collage_hairIt’s not exactly a cornrow, but it’s not just a braid—this season’s hottest hair trend is a hybrid mixture of the two. Often worn adjacent to a deep part, the side plait has been a highlight on the red carpet in recent months. Catwalk legend Heidi Klum was seen sporting the style this week, Kate Mara paired the plait with an undone updo for a sunset party on the High Line, and Amber Heard stunned crowds in Cannes with her badass bohemian iteration. Perpetual trendsetter Cara Delevingne was seen rocking it at last year’s Met ball, as was Chanel Iman. The look was even featured in DKNY’s latest #WeAreNYC campaign (perhaps taking beauty cues from Delevingne, who designed a capsule collection for the fashion label and cast its next campaign via Instagram). For the remaining days of summer, try the ratio that these models and actresses have mastered: 3/4 waves, 1/4 French braid.

Shade Shifters



I first noticed the extreme hair color trend backstage at Prabal Gurung, where model Natalie Westling’s flaming red, Manic Panic hue stood out in a sea of brunettes and blonds. Even if it was a one-off, I found it refreshing to see someone taking a permanent beauty risk. As NYFW progressed, however, it became clear that dye jobs with personality are more of a help than a hindrance when getting cast for Fall 2014. Ola Rudnicka sports the ever-popular platinum this season, but setting her apart are hot-pink highlights. A rainbow of dye jobs ran rampant at DKNY, where gray, lavender, cobalt, and highlighter-yellow strands made their way down the runway. Peter Som also incorporated color, adding in stonewashed purple and coral extensions painted by Wella pro Alexandra Matiz. Singer Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) arrived backstage at Diane von Furstenberg with lilac curls. Catwalker and fellow performer Karen Elson exclaimed, “Annie, your hair!” when she sat down in the makeup chair across from her at the show. I’m as equally exuberant about the trend.

Photos: Getty; Umberto Fratini,; Kim Weston Arnold /

$1,000,000 to Smell Golden Delicious, Jessica Alba’s Pregnancy Diet, And More…


How much does it cost to do Rihanna’s ‘do? About $2,000 per week, reports Coco Perez. Hey, no one said having different badass cuts and colors all the time was easy, or cheap. [Coco Perez]

In the case of the DKNY Golden Delicious, the old “apple a day” adage might not be the best rule to live by. The Martin Katz-designed bottle, carved from 14-karat gold and covered in 2,909 precious stones, is selling for $1,000,000 to benefit Action Against Hunger. [Racked]

Jessica Alba has banned her husband, Cash Warren, from bringing home the bacon—literally. Alba, who is pregnant with her second child, revealed some of her health and beauty secrets on her iVillage blog today and says she has cut out bacon and “five desserts for dinner” from her diet. [iVillage]

Even after winning a record-breaking six awards at the Teen Choice Awards, Taylor Swift was feeling blue. The starlet, who wore a simple white halter dress, mixed things up a little with her makeup, wearing electric turquoise shadow on her lids. We’re sticking with our summery neutral gold shadow, but what about you? [Us]

Photo: James Devaney / WireImage

FNO, The Beauty Edition


The Fashion’s Night Out festivities begin in a couple of hours. Should you still be trying to figure out where the best beauty buys, fragrance previews, and free manicures will be, we’ve got a cheat sheet for you. Here, our top ten hit list for some after-hours primping.

Roger Vivier

What: We told you about Inès de la Fresange’s new fragrance collection for Roger Vivier back in July, and while the scents won’t officially launch until October, the RV Boutique on Madison will be previewing all five of them tonight, while hosts like Leighton Meester and Coco Brandolini sip Champagne and toss back a canapé or two.

When: 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: 750 Madison Ave. at 65th street, NYC

Revlon at Rag & Bone

What: The makeup giant’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman, will be taking up residence at husband and Rag & Bone designer David Neville’s Mercer Street storefront with Revlon’s brand ambassador Holly Berry in tow. Ping-pong, burgers, and mini-makeovers will abound, as will Westman’s new ColourBurst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout (cle-ver), a creamy nude that will not be sold in stores but will be doled out to anyone who makes a purchase or donates to Berry’s Jenesse Center Foundation.

When: 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Rag & Bone, 119 Mercer St., NYC

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Shadow Boxing On The Fall Runways


Eye shadow has never been one of our go-to beauty items. Sure, we keep a drawer full of shimmering aquas, bright oranges, and metallic silvers on hand, but that’s more of a testament to a tendency to hoard than an inclination to wear them. But lid-layering is emerging as one of Fall’s biggest trends, so we may be grateful to our coffers yet. In contrast to the many nude, no-makeup looks that have dominated presentations in New York and London, a few makeup artists this season are opting for drama, taking pigment all the way up to the brow and dragging it underneath the lower lid, often in lieu of any eyeliner and/or mascara at all. Charlotte Tilbury championed this cause backstage at both DKNY and Pringle of Scotland, where she chose dark beiges and taupes to evoke a feeling of sullen antiquity—a sentiment that Pat McGrath echoed at Kinder Aggugini, where she used a rounded, shimmery “greige” eye to re-create what she described as a “Napoleonic” woman. The same technique has had flashier seventies moments as well. At Diane von Furstenberg, James Kaliardos paid tribute to Studio 54 by blending blue and green iridescent pigments and MAC’s 3-D Glitter in Silver into a strong, glossy black eye, while Diane Kendal channeled Sarah Moon photos and vintage Cacharel backstage at Carolina Herrera, using four different purple eye shadows on top of MAC’s Lipliner in Night Moth, which she scrawled across models’ lids for hold. We’ll let you know if there are other noteworthy sightings in Milan and Paris, so we can all get a head start on some necessary at-home trial and error before next season rolls around.

Clockwise from top left, Bebeto Matthews / AP Photo at DKNY; Ian Gavan / Getty Images at Pringle of Scotland; Greg Kessler / at DVF and Carolina Herrera; Chiaki Nozu / WireImage / Getty Images at Kinder Aggugini.