About a year ago, we rounded up “10 fashion trends that need to die right now”--and arguably our biggest vendetta was against then-hugely popular neon (well, and fucking sneaker wedges). Since then, the look has definitely lost its ubiquity on the streets–now, we see the occasional Fluro and that’s about it.
…Maybe because it’s not everywhere anymore, tiring eyeballs wherever it goes, we’ve softened a bit on our stance. Here are 12 red carpet looks that make a surprisingly compelling argument for not banning the shades outright.
Also. Some of the looks here are more neon than others. This was hard. More
While the Spring 2014 collections have been a little same-y, they’ve brought a lot of fun, eye-catching, wearable accessories. See, for example, our roundup of the many delightful shoes.
Now, of course, it’s time for handbags. Graphic black and white was the reason for the season at NYFW–a huge portion of the bags we saw played with contrasting stripes, geometric details and houndstooth. Let’s take a closer look… More
We have bitched and moaned about peplums for nearly as long as we’ve been doing red carpet coverage–they bother us for a number of reasons, namely that they tend to be awkward, bulky and unflattering on women in the actual corporeal world (as opposed to the fantastical creatures forged at fashion week and paraded down the runway) and because they look so pointless. Just a bunch of unnecessary fabric, engulfing the wearer, serving no visual purpose. No wonder Kim Kardashian loves them.
…But looks like we better start loving them too, because if the current NYFW runways are any indication, they’re not going away anytime soon. Here’s what to expect from the trend next Spring. More
It’s Jason Wu, so we know it will be classic and feminine. More
It’s Springtime! That means big changes to makeup routines: gone is the matte skin, the moody ’90s lip colors, the heavy mascara, the cat’s eyes. Instead, skin gets dewier, cheeks get highlighted, liner is going from black to electric blue and moss green and lips are getting real, real bold.
This is the second of a few Spring beauty features we’ve got planned for May–the first is here. Right now we’re focusing on that tried and true warm weather character: the statement-y Spring lip.
Spring 2013 runways from Jason Wu to Prada (that’s Kati Nescher on the Prada runway up there) showed a variety of bold lips in shades from saturated pinks to electric corals and bright reds. Don’t be afraid, though! While bold lipsticks can be intimidating, a minimal, fresh face and a bright lip is easy to wear and really flattering.
We have been testing LOTS of lipsticks and stains these past few weeks and ahead you’ll find some of our favorites from NARS, Tarte, MAC, Hourglass, Make Up For Ever, Tom Ford and more… More
The other big news is he’s set to design womenswear as well as pieces for dudes. More
These are going to be everywhere in September, unless people get sick of them before that. More
Maybe it’s the unflattering photo, but we’re having a Karl Lagerfeld moment and not feeling the bangs. More
Last night, the SAG Awards took place. We brought all the looks from the red carpet, from the pre-party circuit, we brought you the ten best dressed along with the best and worst beauty. Now, unfortunately, it’s time for the ten worst dressed.
Ahead, the frumpiest, silliest, most over-styled and occasionally hideous looks from the 2013 SAG Awards.. More
Last night, Michelle Obama wore an absolutely stunning Jason Wu gown for the Inaugural Ball. The dress moved in all the right ways, her hair looked picture perfect and whomever her makeup artist was last night deserves a serious high five for keeping her looking fresh yet not overdone. Basically, she looked totally, drop-dead gorgeous. More
We’re always surprised by which designer collaborations cause a stir and which don’t: Versace for H&M inspired mass hysteria, Jason Wu for Target sold out in five minutes, but we browsed Giambattista for Macy’s and it was downright serene. Anyway, we’re really surprised that people aren’t losing their minds with excitement for Marni‘s H&M collection. By which we mean, it looks awful pretty. Here’s some campaign shots, which have that dreamy, lush suburbia quality that Sofia Coppola always seems to be after. Coppola, by the way, was originally said to be shooting the campaign, but FGR says these were shot by Markus Jans, which we assume means Coppola’s shooting television spots. Liu Wen and Imogen Poots star. More
“Dark and moody” go the unsurprising fall color trends at NYFW: covering the runways were muted shades of midnight, plum, and the reigning combination of black and blue. …But just when you thought it was all very bleak and Fall-appropriate… bright, fuck-off, electric reds came down the runway. Absolutely no one had his finger on this pulse better than Jason Wu, whose collection was almost exclusively shadowy shades of blue, wine and blinding red. Here are the colors to keep your eyes on for Fall 2012. More
Jason Wu‘s capsule collection for Target launched this weekend and nearly sold out all over the country. Maybe it was the bright dresses, the ladylike tops… or these two assholes. More
Jason Wu launched his new Target line at New York’s Skylight Soho last night, and a lot of fancy people came. People like 14-year-old actress Chloe Moretz and famed patron of the arts Blake Lively! Most of them were dressed very nicely. Let’s take a look. More