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Nicole Miller is staging a style coup, of sorts, with a spring wardrobe fit for the well-dressed rebellista. “Rebels with a Cause,” she calls it — a collection that looks just as good strolling through Versailles…as storming it.
The designer, known for her cheeky prints, mentioned “the gardens of Versailles” and “storming the castle” in her program notes. This was her attempt, it seemed, to...Read more »
Rebecca Minkoff heads south of the border for spring, and she’s taking Janelle Monáe with her—yes, the pop rocker powered through some of her hits in a live performance at Minkoff’s show, dressed in bright white (white pants and a white button-down) with skinny black suspenders (and, of course, her signature pompadour).
For Monáe fans, the fun didn’t stop there. The songstress went on to do...Read more »
Marissa Webb may have you thinking back-to-school this spring. Not exactly the right timing for back-to-school, but you might want to give your wardrobe a rethink.
There was a subtle schoolgirl vibe here reimagined for an energetic young woman with more than midterms on her mind. Think skinny ties, for instance, but layered in unexpected ways -- like the black silk blouse with skinny tie tucked...Read more »
Desigual’s debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was a riotous jolt of color, pattern and in-your-face sass. The mass market brand is a far cry from couture, sure, but the show was a potent reminder of what fashion is ultimately about (or perhaps should be) for most shoppers -- fun.
Models boogied their way down the runway, waving and throwing smooches to the audience. And some of the models...Read more »
Degas knew a thing or two about dancers -- the long lines, the effortless grace -- and Tocca taps into that same muse for spring. Creative director Emma Fletcher dreamed up a wardrobe fit for a ballerina
In the mix: easy, featherweight pleated dresses (floaty and graceful), breezy jackets (pleats under the arm add to the flow) and sparkly leotards (for a little flash under sheer gathered gowns).
And...Read more »
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week starts Thursday, but leave it to Elie Tahari to sneak in under the wire with a Fashion Week holiday all his own -- that’s right, Wednesday, Sept. 4, was Elie Tahari Day, proclaimed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in honor of the designer’s four decades in the fashion industry.
Joan Rivers took time off from her E! “Fashion Police” gig Wednesday to stop by Elie Tahari’s...Read more »
Aqua Net Professional Hair Spray, a classic American brand, has done its job since the 1950s. Need firm hold that lasts all day and doesn't flake? Look no further. Now with a fresh new look; $2.99 at CVS, Shoprite and other drug/grocery stores. Keranique Amplifying Lift Spray is specially designed to provide volume and fullness to fine and thinning hair, supporting strands even in high humidity....Read more »
J.C. Penney hopes to put some jolt back into the brand.
The new home department boasts chic names like Jonathan Adler, Bodum, sleek Swedish label Ordning & Reda and Michael Graves (love his bread-shaped chrome toaster).
Guys get summerwear from hip Burkman Bros, and the new Bijoux Bar features jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane, Kara Ross and others ($30 to $395; pictured: KJL by Kenneth...Read more »
'Beach waves" -- the hair kind, that is -- are nothing new to Long Island women, who are intimately familiar with the tousled, sea-breezy look that comes from a day spent lounging at the shore. Now it's as common on the red carpet as the boardwalk at Jones Beach.
The key is to "work with your natural texture," notes Yair Arbas, a stylist at Valery Joseph Salons in Bridgehampton...Read more »
Nope, it's not your mother's zinc oxide, that's for sure. Back in the day, that stuff looked like cream cheese on your nose. Own's Dual Protecting Day Lotion SPF30 is a nongreasy, clear version, $22.99; at Ulta and ownproducts.com.
Murad's Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35, launched last month, defends against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays, and antioxidants combat free radicals...Read more »