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NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Trends spotted on the runway to try now

Besides all the bitchin' everyone does about the "circus" Fashion Week has become, no one can deny it's interesting to see what trends emerge on the runways. Though we have to wait until early 2014 for the fashion to land in stores, the beauty trends can be tried right away. And as with most beauty experimentation, the cost is minor and the commitment is low--if you hate it, you change it. With NYFW moving into our rear view mirror, we're rounding up the Top 5 Beauty Trends spotted on the runways that you can play with now. Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends. hearty-magazine-beauty-trends-nyfw-philip-lim-thakoon-wet-hair-opt 3.1 Phillip Lim and Thakoon runway 1. Un-hair Whether center-parted slicked strands, as seen at Prabal Gurung, full-on wet look, sent down the catwalk at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Hervé Léger, or day-after bedhead, à la Alexander Wang, Thakoon and J.Crew, the hair trend on the NY runways was undoubtedly undone. A little grunge, a little naughty--like the models woke up at a lovers house and ran to the runway--these looks are anything but polished. We're rejoicing at the notion of our disheveled, dripping wet errand-running hair being interpreted as chic but not sure this runway trend will translate to reality, and we draw the line at wet roots with dry ends--we're looking at you, Rag & Bone--greasy hair is not cute. Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends. hearty-magazine-beauty-nyfw-rag-and-bone-lips-trend-opt_opt Rag & Bone backstage 2. Statement Lips While natural, barely there beauty looks ruled on many runways, the trend was towards a standout lip on the catwalks of Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone and Altuzarra. At Prabal, totally bare faces of airbrushed-looking, poreless skin were complimented by three statement lip shades--pepto pink, shocking lilac and orange-red. Makeup artist Gucci Westman created an equally bold lip look at Rag & Bone, sticking with a saturated orange pout for all the models, the "first ever lip adventure" the label has ever used the runway. The look at Altuzzara was a pigmented, matte red on the lips offset by white shadow on the eyelids all the way to the eyebrows, described by makeup artist Tom Pecheux as "sophisticated purity." Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends.

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Oscar de la Renta 3. Intricate Up-dos In opposition to the undone, we also saw the intricate up-do. You can always count on Oscar de la Renta for a strong dose of femininity and nary a well-groomed hair out of place. And while ODLR could easily appear stuffy, precious, or worse "mature," the styling choice of models, and beauty looks usually strike the right balance between polished and fresh. Even when he sent models down the SS '13 catwalk with hot pink streaks in their bouffant french twists, they came off as modern, a little bit punk and totally sophisticated. The Spring/Summer '14 presentation was no different, with hairstylist Orlando Pita fashioning the models tresses into intricately braided chignons, with the express goal of creating something magnificent that could not be duplicated at home. Um, mission accomplished. Over at Zac Posen, hairstylist Odile Gilbert wove silk flowers, crafted by the designer himself, through the models hair, creating complex updos. Gilbert assured that the be-blossomed 'dos were actually much simpler to create than they looked. Let's take her word? Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends.

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Alexander Wang and Diane Von Furstenberg backstage 4) Nail Art? What Nail Art? After seasons of complicated nail art, exaggerated talons, and high tech tips, we saw a resurgence of simplicity in the nails on the s/s '14 runways, with many designers sending creamy nudes, matte neutrals, and classic reds down the catwalk. Alexander Wang's gang sported chalky beige on their digits, achieved by layering Essie Sand Tropez under Matte About You topcoat. Nearly nude tips sashayed at Diane Von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez, while a classic red mani reigned supreme at Rebecca Taylor. A barely there french manicure at Altuzarra was created using Essie Allure and Vanity Fairest. While nail art certainly figured prominently in many presentations (see: tortoise shell nails at Rodarte), the nail look was much less the center of attention than in seasons past. Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends.

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Altuzarra and Kate Spade backstage 5. White Out All white errrrrrrrrrrrythang. The ever quirky-cute Kate Spade presented Twiggy-esque models with graphic white liner flicks around the eyes and opaque white nails, while Altuzarra used white eyeshadow all the way up to the brows. Thom Browne showed almost-disturbing, almost-cartoonish models who looked like they just escaped an asylum, many with full faces of exaggerated Elizabethan white makeup. Tibi also presented white-rimmed eyes in a more ethereal iteration than Spade, with chalky white once again gracing the digits. While we may shy away from fully dusted eyelids (or a face of white makeup, for that matter), this is one trend we're looking forward to playing with--with a light hand, of course. The moral of the NYFW beauty story? Pick one area lips, nails, or hair and create a single bold beauty look, instead of going OTT all over. Click to see the next trend in NYFW: Top 5 Beauty Trends again.

Ty Segall & White Fence: Hair

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Ty Segall and Tim Presley of White Fence made an album Around this time every year, we start wondering what's going to be that album for us this summer. There's always that album - the one with the feel-good track list that triggers easy going summer moods, the one that has go-to driving songs for the highways, once you've kicked your feet up on the dash (you're not the one driving). When we heard Ty Segall was joining up with Tim Presley of the art/rock collective White Fence a little while ago, we'd bet our beach blanket this album was going to be it. So how does it fare? It looks like we'll be holding on to that blanket. While we have to admit it's not the best work Ty Segall's ever put out, Tim and Ty's new LP, titled Hair, blends their sounds intuitively. Much like a collage, it's not always perfect, but it seems to work. Separately, these two artists work on opposite ends of a similar genre. Together, they hit a mood somewhere just right and in the middle. Their characteristic nostalgia stems from '60s psychedelia, lo-fi garage rock, vintage reverbs, and classic rock and roll guitar solos, with a dash of punk here and there (at least in Ty's world), and some addictive spiraling hooks. Some songs have a little more of Ty's loud, rushing pace, while songs like 'Time' are a more minimal, soft, and mellow (at least at first). It's predictable, but it's awesome. Ty Segall and Tim Presley's LP Hair is out on Drag City.

Bleach X Barbie

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Bleach London puts little girls to shame with their pro Barbie makeovers For the next 2 weeks, hairstylists at London's famous Bleach salon will work their wonders on Barbie dolls and post the results on Tumblr. These are the people who brought dip-dyed hair to the masses so it's safe to say that Barbie's white blonde locks are in good hands. Drawing inspiration from My Little Pony and David Bowie, these fantasy hairdos are grunge-y and colorful in all the right ways. We also love the baseball card-style profiles that introduces us to each colourist. They even give a step by step of their doll's look--just in case you want to try it at home. See more Bleached out Barbie below and Bleach's Barbie Tumblr for daily updates until the 19th.

Bjork’s Moon

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Bjork's new video for 'Moon' is more than just a belt that doubles as a harp In the video for  'Moon,' Bjork's latest single from the upcoming Biophilia album, she plays a harp-belt that coordinates with her gold nails. Her hair is also phenomenal but let's not get sidetracked--Bjork's music is really what steals the show. "Moon" is not as intense as the album's first single 'Crystalline' but it has a sparse, extraterrestrial quality that best showcases Bjork's piercing vocals. Biophilia, which was released on the 27th of September, includes an interactive iPhone/iPad app for each song. Using touchscreen technology in a new way, Bjork offers games that are more like art projects. For example, in the app for the song 'Virus' you have to save a cell from viral infection. As a new stage of the viral cycle begins, a new part of the song plays. The biological process is linked to Bjork's music and when you beat the game, the music stops. How deep is that? For diehard Bjork fans, there's also a $812 ultimate edition boxset for Biophilia. It comes with 2 CDs, a 48-page clothed-covered book, exclusive recordings and a selection of essays. Granted, if you are considering shelling out that much for a Bjork boxset, you probably already know all about it. Keep scrolling for some still from the "Moon" video and check out Bjork's website for more information.

Get Jawsome for Shark Week

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Not Soap, Radio's Bathing With Sharks bubble bath keeps your skin soft, supple and chomp-able In honor of Shark Week, we've searched the high seas of the internet for the most jawsome products around. From bubble bath to bottle openers (and even something for your dog!) our round-up will make you the most styling marine biologist around.

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This tote bag from Opening Ceremony comes with a handy little shark-shaped bottle opener. Click to see more Shark Week finds!

Pop some ice out of this Shark Fin Ice Tray to cool down your sea salty margarita. Click to see more Shark Week finds !

Sachajuan's Ocean Mist fakes that wavy beach look all the hottest marine biologists are sporting. Click to see more Shark Week finds !

Triskaidekaphobia's Bull Shark Jaw Necklace is just as scary as real bull sharks. Did you know that they famously attacked Jersey Shore in 1916 thus inspiring the movie Jaws? Click to see more Shark Week finds!

Even Marc Jacobs likes sharks. His Shark Attack tee will give you that extra bite.

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Sag Harbour by Essie is a subtle blue-grey shade that matches your fingertips with rubbery shark skin. Click to see more Shark Week finds !

Once you've gotten yourself all sharked up, it's time to include your pet in the fun with this Land Shark Costume from Zack & Zoey. It might be uncomfortable but it's just so adorable. Click to see more Shark Week finds !

MUSICAL HAIR TOOLS

Monday, July 11th, 2011
ONYX Ceramic Digital Hairstyling Iron offers pop for your primp. Introducing the most unnecessary hair product to fall out of the styling market. Enter the ONYX Ceramic Digital Hairstyling Iron by In Glam which acts as a normal flat iron but has the ability to play over 500 mp3 songs while you straighten your locks. Do we really need to have our hair products sing boring pop songs to us while we primp? What happened to singing in the shower? Spotted on Nylon