6 New Designers That Need to Be on Your Radar
Posted 2 weeks ago by Amanda Raye
Christian Siriano, Alexander Wang, Philip Lim…we all know they’re great, but they aren’t the only designers that need to be on your ready-to-wear wish-list.
Below you’ll find six of our favorite emerging designers – all modeled by Madison, our style contributor!
Karel Mills was born and raised in France, graduated from a prestigious art and design school in 2005, and assisted Korean designer MOONYOUNGSHEE for four years.
After her experience working in the fashion industry, she decided to launch her own label in 2010.
We love the neutral colors and flowy pieces in her Spring/Summer 14 collection.
Alax W Diamond
Alax W Diamond is a New York based fashion designer from Southern Thailand. His goal is to arm his wearers with strength and confidence. He expertly combines unique fabrics and cuts, creating ultra-modern pieces that are simultaneously edgy and feminine.
We love the mod vibe, bright colors, and structured pieces in his Spring/Summer 14 collection.
Since its launch in 2006 by Mikako Ishii, Ambali has developed into a global womenswear brand.
According to Ishii:
I design for the modern and suave woman. She is vibrant, cosmopolitan and never defined by any borders. She captures the beauty of zeitgeist through her impeccable style.
Kate Middleton would love this designer!
Catherine Litke is the talent behind LITKE. She was born in Poland and received her B.F.A. from New York University in 2010. Following her graduation, Catherine worked under some of the fashion industry’s top stylists and editors, and it was her extensive travel during this period that inspired her to create her namesake line of impeccably crafted pieces, all made in the United States.
Her line is a combination of classic minimalism and eccentric tailoring.
Joel Cidenzi, based in New York City, was born in Thailand and transplanted to Los Angeles, where he graduated from OTIS College of Art and Design. After graduation, he worked with big names such as Suwannagate and Rag & Bone. In 2012, he decided to go off on his own with his label, Cidenzi Mori.
During the Vietnam War, his hometown was a military base full of American military camps. For his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, he took inspiration from American GI’s in the 1970′s, and combined it with the city’s famous orchid farm to create a mix of strong and soft. The end result is a full blown collision of military and hippie!
Valentine Gauthier is an eco-friendly designer from France. We love the boho-feel of her most recent collection. Perfect for spring!
Valentine Gauthier is sold at Anthropologie, New York Look, and Satine Boutique in the U.S.
Which designer was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Runway Report: NYFW S/S 2014
Posted 2 months ago by Amanda Raye
What will be trending next year? It was all decided this September at New York Fashion Week.
But if NYFW still feels a bit like a blur, don’t fear; we spent that entire week attending shows across the city and now we’re ready to share our favorites! Below are the Broke & Chic NYFW Superlatives…
This swimsuit and coverup collection is simply stunning — lots of neutral colors and sophisticated cover-ups that can double as luncheon attire.
The designer behind this collection, Alessandra Meskita, was inspired by the captivating beauty and fierce maternal strength of the Brazilian deity Yemanja. She wanted her Spring/Summer collection to speak to the inner goddess within us all.
*Watch the show here.
*Photos by Dan Lecca
Honorable Mention: Karo
Kasia Roginska is the designer behind Karo Swimwear. According to Roginska:
My vision is to create something totally unique, a piece that’s not only a swimsuit. I want it to be a piece of art, something that makes woman feel elegant, edgy and sexy at the same time. Each piece has built in something that every female cherishes…jewelry.
Alon Livné is a young fashion designer from Israel. He trained at Alexander McQueen in London and worked at Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli before going off on his own. He became a household name after winning the Israeli version of Project Runway.
His Spring/Summer 14 collection is not only unique, but very futuristic. All the models wore strong and structured silhouettes in stunning 1980′s inspired colors.
*Photos by Dan Lecca
Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur
This eco-friendly footwear collaboration is bold, edgy and sophisticated.
Cri de Coeur, one half of this collaboration, is an accessory label founded by Julie Dicterow and Gina Ferraraccio. Their label is motivated by a love for high-fashion design and a desire to bring environmental awareness to the fashion industry.
Arden Wohl is a Renaissance girl: philanthropist, filmmaker, pastry check, and socially conscious activist. She’s famed for her eccentric fashion choices and can now add designer to her growing resume.
*The Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur collection retails for under $500 and will be available in-store for Spring 2014.
Best in Menswear
This collection blew me away; It’s the perfect combination of classic and modern mixed with nautical and floral prints.
The founder of this menswear company, Ernest Sabine got inspiration for this collection by revisiting his experience living in Venice, Italy when he was younger and went with the theme “American gone Abroad.”
Honorable Mention: Kai-aakmann
This Korean label is just starting to emerge in the US, and the S/S 14 collection is perfect for all types of men; fashion forward, rock n’ roll, preppy and rugged. Everything was clean, with utilitarian elements thrown in for good measure. And the best part? All pieces are priced between $50 and $500.
*Image Courtesy of the Barbarian Agency
Jackie Fraser-Swan has done it again with her label Emerson. Emerson’s spring 2014 collection featured pretty and sophisticated silhouettes with a modern edge that went well with her Punk Rock Garden Party theme.
The collection was filled with black and white stripes, feminine floral prints, mixed textures and purple…lots of purple.
To finish off the look, models walked the runway with smooth long hair with a knotted twist at the top or purple flowers.
*Watch the show here.
*Images Courtesy Of Emerson
These gowns were beyond stunning — all of them were definitely red carpet worthy.
*Images Courtesy Of Fashion Palette
Honorable mention: Noon by Noor
I think this heavily-textured, floral, crop-top gown by “Noon by Noor” will go down in fashion history. What do you think?
*Image Courtesy Of Noon by Noor
Best Use of Metallics
Metallics are trendy, but they can be very difficult to wear for the un-trained style eye. Nicola Finetti not only made metallic easy to wear, but professional and classy (instead of edgy and clubby).
*Images Courtesy Of Fashion Palette
Most designs that grace the runways aren’t wearable for the average person, but Diego Binetti’s LOVE collection changes that:
Inspired by a love of different worlds, cultures, scenery and people, Binetti’s collection offers the consumer a window into the many worlds he has had the pleasure of exploring.
The collection has a very 1970′s Boho feel that would be perfect for the girl who likes that effortless-cool look.
Best Use Of Prints
This collection was just darling — very geeky chic. The prints ranged from bold to sophisticated, all modestly cut with extremely edgy accessories and outerwear to throw you off. The vision for this collection was “Parisian living in New York City.”
*Love this but can’t afford it? Be sure to check out Charlotte Ronson’s I Heart line at JCPenney!
Best New Designer
Lum by Lama Taher
Lama Taher is a fashion designer from Saudi Arabia. After studying in London for six years, she decided she wanted to take a break from academics and focus on her creativity. Her label Lum was born in 2010 and it’s absolutely stunning!
Lum’s mission is to design and provide modern simplicity and comfort combined with the elegance and grace of the Victorian era.
*Images Courtesy of Nolcha Fashion Week
Honorable Mentions: Leka and Studio 6th Sense
Leka is a Russian designer who gets her inspiration from modern architecture. Keep her on your radar if you love strong silhouettes!
Studio 6th Sense
Stephen Goudeau is the mastermind behind this label. Hailing from Louisiana, Goudeau makes sure all his designs are edgy, daring, style savvy and classy. His Spring 2014 collection is a breath of fresh air; the muted yellow and blue tones scream spring! My favorite look is below, but check out the whole collection here.
The Fashion Palette show held at Pier 59 in Chelsea was by far the most stunning and memorable show of all New York Fashion Week. It featured seven Australian designers: Samantha Wills, Akira, Nicola Finetti, Aurelio Costarella, Philippa Galasso, Steven Khalil and Mossee.
Most designs were either formal or formal day wear with the exception of one — Et Al, which was gothic-yet-seductive and more for the fashionista who likes to get double takes.
*Images Courtesy Of Fashion Palette
What was your favorite look from New York Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments below!
Street Style: Fashionable Duos at NYFW
Posted 3 months ago by Amanda Raye
Today is the last day of New York Fashion Week. To finish it off right, we did some street style photos outside of Lincoln Center. Just take a look at these fashionable duos!
Those Barbie pink lips and mint shoes…love it!
These two ladies look super classy, but to give some edge to their outfits they each added something special…a torn t-shirt and a studded clutch!
I think this is an actual couple. How cute are they?!
Those legs, those shoes, those pants…so jealous!
Pink hair and neon clothes…these two girls really stood out. If you love that neon lace dress, find a similar one here.
Which was your favorite fashionable duo? Let us know in the comments below!
NYFW: Here’s What They Wore on Day 4
Posted 3 months ago by Amanda Raye
New York Fashion Week is a week long event that takes place twice a year in both February and September. Designers debut their new collections on the runway and trends are created.
The shows are always exciting but what excites me even is the fashionable attendees — celebs, bloggers, magazine editors, stylists and buyers. Every season, you’re bound to see the world’s most fashionable outside of Lincoln Center striking a pose for street style photographers. Instead of just watching yesterday, I decided to take a few photos of my own…
Below is what they wore on Sunday 9/8/13 — day four of NYFW:
Audrey Kitching struck a pose for me wearing numerous statement pieces — metallic pants, a neon shirt, a cow print bag, a bold necklace and fancy floral sunnies!
Metallic shoes and pink trousers? Yes!
Here we spotted crazy shoes and bold colors.
We even spotted the Hilton sisters! Paris opted for an edgy snake skin print dress while Nicky went for a cobalt blue dress and reflective sunglasses.
Totally fell in love with the mix of prints!
What was your favorite look from day four of Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments below!
5 Trends to Expect This Fall According to NYFW
Posted 4 months ago by Amanda Raye
The hottest fall trends were previewed way back in February during Fashion Week, but if you’re like most people, you were probably too busy longing for spring and summer to think about fall fashion. Don’t worry, however, as there’s still time to prepare!
Below are trends that have already started to emerge, as well as a few trends that you’ll start to see this September, all of which debuted at NYFW.
Fashion repeats itself approximately every twenty years, which is why the 90′s revival we’ve been witnessing this summer (platforms, crop tops, floral baby doll dresses…) isn’t really that surprising — Emerson was right on the money with plaid.
This fall you’re going to see the revival of plaid trousers, skirts, dresses and shorts. Instead of the grunge look; plaid t-shirts around the waist and light wash jeans, it’s going to be much classier. More office friendly.
According to the designer — Jackie Fraser-Swan:
For the Fall/Winter 2013 season, I was inspired by the idea of a beautiful post-apocalyptic world. With all the talk of 12/12/12, and “end of the world” movies coming out, I thought that it might be fun to play with that notion. In my story, the Earth would come back to life in a much more beautiful way than ever imagined.
Check out our Vine of the show:
Oxblood and Emerald
These are going to be the “it” colors this fall. As you may know, emerald is the color of the year and oxblood is usually the go-to lip and nail color for fall, but be prepared to see it on your clothes this year! Oxblood mixed with both grey and black was very prevalent at the 4 Corners of a Circle show.
The designer, Natsuko Kanno, wanted her collection to be a modern version of what the Samurai wore for battle in the 15th and 16th century. According to Kanno:
In today’s world and with traditional and modern battles still raging, one must go out into the world and fight for the life they want, find their own way, to make this world a better place.
Emerald ruled the Charlotte Ronson preview. Ronson is by far one of the hippest “Ready to Wear” designers out there for the younger set! Expect to see a mod twist of floral prints infused with the Pantone Color of the Year! Check out the energy of this preview by watching our Vine.
Black and White
This combo has never (and will never) go out of style, so if you’re not very adventurous when it comes to your style, you can never go wrong with this duo.
Norwegian fashion house, Nina Skarra debuted a collection filled with black, white and red in the form of perfectly tailored dresses and constructed jackets. If you could raid Pippa Middleton’s closet…this is what it would look like.
If you’ve been avoiding anything bold…now’s the time to get over your fear. Both Mara Hoffman and Paola Suhonen, the lead designer of Finnish brand Ivana Helsinki, debuted gorgeous collections filled with intense patterns and colors.
Hoffman’s collection is called “Mystics and Misfits.” Think orange, hot pink, yellow and turquoise mixed with worldly influences.
View the whole collection:
The colors in the “Rotterdam” collection by Ivana Helsinki were more on the earthy side; mustard yellow, dark blue and deep red. This collection was inspired by the pinup girls in Rotterdam, Holland in the 1960′s; nautical prints and color blocking with a 60′s mod twist.
On a budget friendly note, the Boohoo
preview a few months back was filled with bold prints as well!
Black pea coats just aren’t going to cut it this fall. The Rebecca Minkoff fall 2013 collection was filled with coats with striking silhouettes, mixed textures and daring prints.
If you’re not brave enough to wear a plaid jacket or colorful coat with a fur collar, consider wearing a jacket that mixes leather and grey fabric. The mixed textures will give you an NYC edge.
Which one of these trends are you going to try this fall? Let us know in the comments below!
*A big thanks to Kim and Kristine for letting B&C cover two shows in their absence.
Trend Alert: Are Capes The Next Big Thing?
Posted 9 months ago by Amanda Raye
As history buffs will know, capes were once quite popular during the 19th century for both men and women. Today, they’re still common as rain-wear in various military units and police forces, but have been missing from the modern fashion world. Now, things are changing:
Capes were all over the place during New York Fashion Week last February on both the models and attendees. Below you’ll see Gabriella Wilde after attending the Burberry Prorsum show on February 18, 2013.
Below is fashion model Malgosia Bela wearing a cape in the Vogue Italia Couture Supplement by Paolo Roversi for the March 2013 issue.
Do you think capes will eventually make an appearance at budget stores such as Forever 21 and Necessary Clothing? We’re on the fence. Wearing a cape could either look stunning or weird, there really isn’t an in-between.
What are you thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!
DIY: Recreate This Uptown-Chic Faux Hawk From NYFW
Posted 9 months ago by Amanda Raye
This uptown-chic faux hawk was by far our favorite hairstyle backstage at New York Fashion Week. When we asked celebrity hair stylist, Patrick Melville, the creator of the look, how to do it, we were shocked to learn that this intense hair-do isn’t difficult for us regular fashionistas to re-create at home.
The best part? Melville used only Aveeno products — we love seeing our favorite budget brands backstage!
First, Melville created lots of volume for his female version of the faux hawk using Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo. According to Melville:
One of the things I just love about dry shampoo is how versatile it is as a styling tool. For the Monika Chiang show, I applied the Aveeno Dry Shampoo to the root of the hair to create the texture and lift you see at the crown.
Below are five tips to create this faux hawk at home, a great look for a night out with the girls!
1. Wet the hair down with water, add a little volume spray at the root and apply a small amount of a styling glaze; blow dry hair with a paddle brush to help create shine.
2. Next, flat iron hair straight and apply Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo to the root to create texture and lift. Next, use a tall comb to tease the root.
3. Take a paddle brush and smooth over hair for additional shine, your hair will still have a lot of volume up top.
4. Take a banana clip from the back of the head and tie it to create a faux hawk. Your hair on the side will be sleek, while hair on the crown will have volume.
5. Finally, tease the hair coming out of the banana clip to create texture, and spray a bit more dry shampoo at the end of the hair to create some separation to finish the look.
Think you’d ever try this look at home? Let us know in the comments below!
The 4 Best Nail Trends Backstage at NYFW Fall 2013
Posted 10 months ago by Amanda Raye
It’s no longer a secret: nail art is trendy. Over time, there’s always been a nail shape or color more popular than others, but now, nails have a new level of importance in the fashion industry.
Broke & Chic had backstage access at New York Fashion Week, and now we’re back to share the top nail trends from the likes of Emerson, Monika Chiang, Rebecca Minkoff and Charlotte Ronson!
1. Picture Frame Nails
Charlotte Ronson had a very 60′s mod vibe for her presentation on February 8th; the lead nail artist, Simcha Whitehill, wanted something just as unique as the era. She went with a simple black and white from Color Club.
How To: This look is easy to do on your own. To start, pick two different color polishes that you feel go together. Then, polish your nails as you usually would with the first color and wait a few minutes for it to dry. Then, with a different color, frame it. After that’s dry, take the first color you used and paint the tip.
Lace was used for the makeup backstage at Monika Chiang, but it was also used on the nails backstage at Emerson.
Before the show, the team of nail artists painted press-on nails with a lace design. They used press-on nails due to the short time span they had to work with backstage. But you, of course, can recreate this look on your own nail.
How To: According to Miss Pop, all you need is a dotting tool. You can find one at your local Sally’s for under $6.00. First, paint your nails using a pearl color. They used Pure Porcelain by Orly. After that dries, dip your dotting tool into a black polish and dot your nail three times. Then connect the dots!
3. Asymmetrical French Manicure
Nail artists from Lancome were the brains behind this look backstage at Monika Chiang. They ended up using Vernis in Love in Madame Tulipe and Vernis in Love in Noir Caviar. To add some glam, they added gold tips and gold rings to the ring fingers.
4. Oil Slick
Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff, the nails were done by Essie and the design was inspired by one of the metallic patterns used on her handbags. All five of the colors below were used on each nail to give that rainbow oil slick effect.
As Gold As It Gets
How To: Achieve the look yourself by putting a small drop of each color on your nail. Immediately after, take a clean nail brush and swirl the colors together so they cover your entire nail.
What nail look was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
*A big thanks to Kristine of Beauty in NYC for having us cover Rebecca Minkoff, Charlotte Ronson and Monika Chiang in her absence.
7 Street Style Trends at New York Fashion Week F/W 13
Posted 10 months ago by Amanda Raye
The first few days of New York Fashion Week were brutal. It was either snowing, hailing, raining, sleeting and at one time, there was a full-on blizzard outside.
Weather drama aside, we at Broke & Chic still managed to find super stylish peeps who picked fashion over warmth right outside of the tents at Lincoln Center. Below are the top 7 trends we spotted at NYFW!
1. Cobalt Blue
Blue is such a striking color, especially against the snow. These five ladies really rocked it.
2. Bold Prints
Asymmetrical, floral, stripes, it doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s bold! These three fashionistas really nailed the bold pattern look.
Get a similar pair of floral pants from Forever 21 here.
3. Evening Jackets
Evening jackets are an up-and-coming trend here in NYC. They usually have a bold print and aren’t meant for warmth.
If you love the evening jacket look, definitely stay tuned for Christian Siriano’s collection for HSN. It’ll be out this Spring! If you can’t wait that long, check this one out.
4. Metallic Shoes
Get ready, metallic shoes are going to be a must with every outfit this Spring!
5. Hot Pink Accessories
If your outfit feels a tad boring, a bright colored accessory will make it pop! Whether you make that statement piece your hat or clutch, you’re bound to turn a few heads.
When I think of Winter, the color white always comes to mind. It’s a shame when people think we should shun it after Labor Day. These three ladies decided to ignore the silly rule, and we’re happy they did. They look awesome!
Get a similar pair of black and white pants at Charlotte Russe for only $25.00!
Get a similar pair of white platform shoes from Ami Clubwear for under $50 here.
7. Charcoal Dress Pants
We think Coco Chanel would approve. These ladies look fierce!
What’s your favorite NYFW street style trend so far? Let us know in the comments below!
What Trends To Expect Next Year, According To NYFW
Posted 1 year ago by Amanda Raye
In the fashion world, we’re usually two and a half seasons ahead of the game. All of next year’s Spring and Summer trends have been decided by top designers at New York Fashion Week, and will continue to be decided in London, Paris and other extremely fashionable cities this September.
After spending time backstage and attending quite a few shows, we noticed a common trend between designers: blue and embroidery. For the past two seasons, we’ve seen a lot of sheer tops, studs and flatforms. These trends will carry us into Fall and Winter, but once the s/s ’13 season hits, we’re going to start heading into a different direction. No more super badass “it-girl” fashion for a bit. Sorry Nasty Gal!
Next year it’ll be all about laid back glamour. Almost every designer last week showcased a collection inspired by early and mid twentieth century glamour. Think Anita Page, Mary Pickford, and yes, Rose Dawson from Titanic. Some designers stayed glamorous, but with more of a Jackie O inspiration…with a dash of wealthy 1950′s housewife.
Let’s look a little closer at a few shows and presentations B&C attended over the past week:
Renzo + Kai
The Renzo + Kai presentation was beautiful. They mixed modern prep with 1930′s elegance perfectly. All the models wore stunning heels paired with feminine socks, while wearing heavily embroidered dresses, gowns and jackets. The whole collection reminded us of Rose Dawson meets a 1950′s housewife.
According to the designer:
The collection was inspired by the “Bon Vivant” attitude and the Cafe Society Generation of the 1930′s.
Fotini: Backstage & Presentation
This collection had french inspiration mixed with a dash of The Stepford Wives. The Fotini S/S ’13 collection finds its roots in the muted color palette of 18th century French Painters. Watteau, Boucher, and Fragonard — all of these artists used delicate colors to create sumptuous looks. According the the designer:
The collection is designed for a woman of mystery, elegance and grace; someone who imagines she is sitting for Fragonard to paint her in The Swing with cupid and cherubim fluttering around her.
The hair was lead by Linh Nguyen of Cutler Salon. The nails were lead by Teresa King, and the makeup was lead by Deanna Melluso of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. According to Melluso:
To go along with the designers French and Wisteria Lane influence we went for a fresh clean look meant for the simple girl in control.
Nguyen kept the hair long with tons of volume and soft curls (just like Bridgett Bardot), and the nails were painted a simple nude color.
Simple nude nails.
The final makeup look. Fresh and simple.
Milly by Michelle Smith
This was one of our favorite shows held at Lincoln Center. Both the Milly ready-to-wear and accessory collections had tons of black and white mixed with neon.
The designer says she was inspired by the concept of surrealism. Again, the model’s make up was left extremely simple, with a pop of neon on the eyes. The lips were made nude, and only bronzer was added to the cheeks.
Broke & Chic got to spend time backstage at the Whitney Eve show. Whitney Eve was launched in 2008 by TV personality Whitney Port, and the collections evoke a girly nature with a touch of punchy sass. Growing up in Los Angeles and having lived in Manhattan, Port says she “blends the ease of California style with the sophistication and edge of New York City life.”
For hair, the models were given a messy up-do that looked sleek from the front, with white bobby pins criss-crossed on the side.
The nails were done by Zoya, using polish colors that matched the collection.
To get all the details about the makeup, we were able to have a quick chat with Kryolan’s lead makeup artist, Dominic Cruz. According to Cruz:
We went very simple. Nude lips, gold shimmer on the chin and cheeks, brown taupe on the eyes and dewey skin. We wanted a very translucent look.
Port says the collection was inspired by the crown jewels of London. The collection features prints that evoke precious stones and crystals. What do you think of it?
The Clover Canyon, Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the vibrant colors and textures from the American Southwest landscape. The allure of the open road, decked out cars, automobile metallic textures and the large open sky.
We got to have a quick chat with the lead manicurist, Gina Edwards for imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails. According to Edwards:
Since the colors of the collection are bright we all decided to go soft and whimsical for the hair, makeup and nails.
Edwards applied an imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in ‘High Hopes’ – a pale and understated pink shade, for a whimsical take on the collection.
For the makeup, everything was kept pretty simple, except for the brows and cheeks…tons of bronzer! The hair, makeup and nails all blended with the collection so well!
All the flowers are embroidered on.
We have a hunch that Miranda Kerr would love these pants!
* A big huge thanks to Kristine Ayala of Beauty in NYC for sending B&C to cover Fotini, Whitney Eve, and Clover Canyon in her absence. She is a wonderful beauty and fashion blogger and I hope you all take the time to check out her awesome blog!
Trends to Expect
After paying close attention to these five collections on Day 6 of New York Fashion Week, we now have a good idea of what’s going to be trending in both beauty and fashion next spring.
Nude and Brown Pumps are going to be the shoe of choice for those nights out on the town. Both were prevalent for the Fotini and Clover Canyon presentations. If you’re girly yet daring, you might want to try wearing a cute pair of socks with your heels when March comes around!
Simple Makeup is going to be more common, so if you’re not a huge makeup fan, then 2013 is going to be the year for you! Barely there lipstick, gold eyeshadows, light bronzer, mascara and nude nail polish will be taking over your cosmetic bag. If you do like bold makeup, the deep red lip and bold brow will be in too!
Long Hair with Light Volume and Messy Up-do’s will be the hair-do’s of choice.
Embroidery is something that was in almost every collection this season. Beading and sequins will slowly but surely make their way into your closet.
The Colors for s/s 2013 are going to be blues and muted brights mixed with black, white and tans.
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What are your thoughts on these collections? Let us know in the comments below!
NYFW Street Style: Here’s What They Wore Part II
Posted 1 year ago by Amanda Raye
Day 6 of New York Fashion Week was by far our favorite. The streets were star studded, the weather was perfect and the street style outside of Lincoln Center and on the Empire Hotel rooftop was extra amazing. Not to mention the great shows and presentations! Broke & Chic got to cover, we can’t wait to share!
This fashionista rocked the metallic trend!
We spy spikes!
Lover her shoes? Us too! Snag a similar pair here and here.
Get a similar hi-lo skirt here!
This fashionista rocked bell bottoms perfectly! Think you can rock them too? Snag a similar pair here and here!
Love her peplum skirt? Snag your own here and here!
Love her studded bag? Get a similar one from H&M for $49.99! Can’t get enough of her varsity sweater? Get your own here!
She’s sporting the trendy plum lip color! Are you brave enough to wear it?
Get a similar clutch from Necessary Clothing for only $34.99! Who knew a scary weapon like brass knuckles would find a place in fashion! Her nude pumps are awesome too!
Would you ever wear a faux fur vest?
Fashion designer Jennifer Chun wearing one of her own designs! Keep your eyes on this one, she’ll be a household name in no time!
Love what you’ve seen so far? Make sure you check out the rest!
Which outfit happend to be your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
NYFW Beauty Trends: Backstage at Naeem Khan
Posted 1 year ago by Amanda Raye
The verdict is in: Not only will the bold lip and strong brow be in this Fall, but it’ll carry us into Spring! That’s what it was all about backstage at Naeem Khan the other day.
We got to sit down for an extremely quick chat with the NARS Director of Global Beauty, James Boehmer and the lead hairstylist from Bumble and Bumble, Neil Moodie.
According to Boehmer of NARS:
The inspiration was Wallis Simpson, so to make the look more updated, we focused on a glossy, very vinyl-texture lip to contrast the matte texture of the skin.
The skin was left very matte and the eyes very simple. The wow factors came from the bold and elongated brow. To get the look Boehmer used Bali, Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow.
For the lip he got extremely creative. He wanted a lip color that would look amazing on all the models. He started with the “Jungle Red” lipstick and overlaid it with “Damned Velvet” matte lip pencil, “Never Say Never” velvet lip pencil, and to finish it off, he added “Place Vendome Larger Than Life” lip gloss.
Plum might be the lip color of choice for Fall but it’ll be all about deep red this upcoming Spring!
Also inspired by the 1940′s look, Moodie went with the classic chignon. His vision was “elegance in royalty”, giving the models a powerful look without being too over-the-top. He went with a center part to add even more of a statement.
The nails were done by Dashing Diva. They wanted a classic womanly manicure with an edge. They ended up using their Color fx in red.
The hair, makeup and nails tied in beautifully with the gorgeous designs of Naeem Khan. The collection was inspired by The Duchess of Windsor, exotic gardens, fiery skies, and the Arabian Sea.
According to Khan:
The focus of this collection is drawn from elemental beauty, and cultural landscapes: the intricacy of Moroccan art, geometric patterns, and delicate metalwork, as well as floral imagery, burning desert sunsets, and crashing ocean surf. These concepts were literally, and figuratively, translated into prints, beading, thread work and laser cut leather designs.
The collection has evoked to encompass daywear and separates keeping true to the high embellishment and timeless glamour.
Would you ever try the bold lip and strong brow look that graced the Naeem Khan runway?