New York Fashion Week

NYFW Get the Look: Lived-In Looks at Houghton Fall/Winter 2014
For Houghton’s FW 2014 collection, the beauty look was all about repurposing last night’s style for the next day. “The idea was a girl who went out the night before and has gone to bed with full hair and makeup,” said lead hairstylist Adam Markarian. “It’s bedhead, lived-­in, day-­after hair.”

NYFW Get the Look: Feminine Meets Masculine at Kaelen Fall/Winter 2014
Lead hairstylist Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care designed two looks to complement the clothes at Kaelen's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week. "Kaelen's designs are a mix of romance and minimalism," Amy said. "The two looks are inspired by the collection, mixing softness with androgynous tailoring.

NYFW Get the Look: Effortless Grunge at Harare Fall/Winter 2014
For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Harare designer Caroline Fuss showed a playful collection of feminine silhouettes, layered knits and bold printed textiles in warm jewel tones that could be easily worn by any modern girl. The quirkiness and ease of the clothes was echoed in the hair look created by lead stylist and Oribe Educator Adam Livermore. “The look is not very done or glamorous; it’s just easy, a little bit grungy even,” Adam said.

NYFW Get the Look: Sixties-Inspired Bouffants at Calla Fall/Winter 2014
The story behind the Calla Fall/Winter 2014 collection was "a chic Parisian girl who moves to Nashville,” said Ramona Eschbach, lead hairstylist and Oribe Educator. Ramona noted that Dolly Parton was the major influencer for the look, and she reinvented the country singer’s signature big hair with a fun and youthful edge for the Calla girl. “The look is a bit ‘60s inspired - we are doing a bouffant shape tied into a low curly ponytail,” Ramona said.

Backstage Beauty: CZAR by Cesar Galindo Fall 2014
To conceive the creations for his CZAR Fall/Winter 2014 line, Mexican-American designer Cesar Galindo considered the needs of a modern woman who’s always on the go. Technology allows for exceptional mobility, meaning that business can be conducted in a café, on a New York City sidewalk or at an evening event. A gal this flexible needs a tractable wardrobe to match, thus his collection, Altered States, boasts a kaleidoscope of digital graphics and easy-to-wear print patterns in purple, blue and gray.

Backstage Beauty: Meskita Fall 2014
The dust of the Chinese Year of the Snake has settled, and the Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us, symbolizing self-confidence, energy, activity and strength. At Meskita, this new year in the zodiac calendar and what it represents serves as inspiration for models’ sleeked-back, high-topped, dip-died and super-long ponytails.

From the Runway to the Streets: The Do's and Don't's of Fashion Week Brows
New York Fashion Week runways see an endless array of unique, creative and artistic fashion and beauty looks, some of which are easily wearable while others are quite extreme. One of the most talked-about beauty aspects of Fashion Week are the varying styles of brows seen on the catwalks. Celebrity eyebrow expert and founder of The BrowGal product line Tonya Crooks, whose client list includes Megan Fox, Fergie and Leann Rimes, gives her take on what does and doesn't work for everyday looks.

NYFW Nails: Boldly Beautiful "Moonbows" by Dermelect Cosmeceuticals at Cynthia R
Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the brand that introduced "ME," the first peptide-infused anti-aging nail lacquer treatment, was the brand behind the moody, darkly colorful nail look at the Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014 Presentation at New York Fashion Week. Celebrity nail tech Elle helped craft the colorful, cool look as the perfect complement to the Fall 2014 line.

Backstage Beauty: Alexandre Herchovitch Fall 2014
It’s been said that life imitates art, but what about art imitating art? At Alexandre Herchovitch Bumble and Bumble lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp taps the provocative paintings of Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to create his frizzed coiffures. “The collection this season is inspired by the Victorian era, so I started thinking about [the] paintings, where women have very tousled hair around the face and [the rest is] put up in buns,” says Beauchamp.

Backstage Beauty: Thakoon Fall 2014
What happens when a Seattle girl leaves the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn in the Big Apple? That was the self-posed question Thakoon Panichgul contemplated before conceiving his Fall 2014 designs. The result? Earthy knits and bold floral prints enhance structured tulip skirts and tailored pants, in keeping with his signature casual-chic style.

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