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Rebecca Minkoff Is Essie’s Global Color Designer! Get the Nail Art From Her #NYFW Show

Rebecca Minkoff is about to redesign your manicure wardrobe! Just before showing her fall 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week, Essie announced Minkoff’s new role as the Global Color Designer, and will be launching her first collaboration with the brand next month for spring. “It’s so exciting! Rebecca is so passionate about color, so I wasn’t surprised when the announcement was made,” says Michelle Saunders, lead manicurist at Minkoff’s show. “As soon as I heard, I said, ‘You know what? You do the nails! You pick the colors out.’” To determine exactly which colors to incorporate into the runway show, Minkoff drew inspiration from both the clothing and accessories. “When we did the test, Rebecca had her model hold a handbag after we painted the design,” Saunders adds. “Her handbags are really vibrant, so we had to make sure the colors would still show up against that.”

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While the crisp lines may look intimidating for nail art novices, the effect is one of the easiest to master–it’s all in how you angle the brush. “The width of the stripe is the width of the brush, so the brush does all of the work for you,” says Saunders. After a layer of Essie’s Mademoiselle ($ 8.50; essie.com), Saunders picked up the Berry Naughty hue ($ 8.50; essie.com) and directed the brush upward toward the tip in a V shape. She then took the deep navy Midnight Cami shade ($ 8.50; essie.com) and followed the same motions just above the red portion. “You’re basically drawing a little X at the top of your nails,” she adds. “What you’d want to do is paint all ten nails in Mademoiselle, then do the criss-cross on all ten with Berry Naughty. Once you get around to adding the blue, the rest of the pattern is dry and ready for the next step.” To finish, Saunders added a layer of the Good to Go Top Coat ($ 8.50; essie.com) to seal in the design.

Click through our gallery to see even more of the best manicures from #NYFW!

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What Does Lorde Do with Her Outfit After an Awards Show?


January 30, 2015 @ 6:23 pm

After rocking a custom-made outfit on the red carpet, you might as well wear it again—and Lorde is totally on board with that. The singer took to her Instagram this week to show off an ensemble that featured the black Narciso Rodriguez crop top she wore to the Golden Globes earlier this month, only this time with no red carpet in sight.

“All into reusing parts of past award show outfits (this is my golden globes top) cause they’re CUSTOM MADE and too good to just hang up and never wear again,” Lorde captioned the shot, pictured below. She paired the tank with high-waisted jeans by Karen Walker and white Stan Smith sneaks, creating a much more casual look than the glam pantsuit she sported at the Globes.

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And Lorde isn’t the only star who’s been dishing on what happens to her red carpet looks post-awards show. Jessica Chastain recently revealed to People StyleWatch that she’s now the proud owner of some of her favorite custom-made creations. “I’ve been very lucky that if a designer has made a dress especially for me that they let me keep it,” Chastain said. “I’m a lucky girl, but my storage unit is getting very big.” Chicest storage unit ever? We think so.

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Haute Moments from the Dior Couture Show: Crazy Onesies, Fancy Raincoats, and More

Paris Couture Fashion Week is officially off! Last season, we saw some zany prints (think: rats and pigeons), cool gown-pant hybrids, and couture bike shorts sprinkled amid breathtaking creations. We didn’t think it was possible, but this season, couturiers have truly one-upped themselves.

To wit: Raf Simons inspired awe and shock when he opened the Dior Haute Couture spring 2015 show with what could be mistaken for raincoats, albeit fancy raincoats (below). The idyllic plastic toppers, crafted from what we can only venture to guess was PVC printed with scenic florals, practically upstaged the sequin-encrusted minis underneath.

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But if that didn’t elicit shock, the line-up of crazy one-pieces sure will. There were some wonderfully and chaotically printed in haphazard lines punctuated with graphic shapes, while there were others  that were striped and doused in all-over sequins (above).

And there were, of course, beautiful pannier-style pieces (a silhouette that carried over from last season) and other dreamy numbers to cry (slash drool) over. Ahead, check out the other couture moments from Dior, along with Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, and more.

PHOTOS: Your Guide to Spring 2015 Couture Fashion Week

Emma Thompson’s Post-Awards Show Ritual Involves Gin and Furry Socks

Awards season is heading into high gear, and this year’s nominees are already feeling the pressure—literally. “I’ve got Band-Aids on every single toe!” Emma Thompson told InStyle.com yesterday at one of the season’s first big nights, the National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. “This is a lovely evening because you’re not too nervous because you know you’ve won. It’s true!” said Thompson who was presented the award for best actress for her portrayal of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks from good friend Meryl Streep (whom she enthusiastically embraced on the red carpet).

The film, which chronicles Walt Disney’s tumultuous fight to obtain the rights to the magical story, was an eye opening experience for Thompson. “I learned an awful lot about him. I didn’t know he had the childhood that he had,” she told reporters. “He was brought up in a very tough world, and you can see why he might want to create an endlessly perfect environment and childhood.” However, she was quick to point out that many of his stories have a darker undertone, including her favorite of his film’s, Dumbo! “Any elephant on any area I would love. The big ears!”

With the buzz continuing to surround her portrayal in the heartwarming film, we’re sure she’ll be heading to many more awards shows (including this Sunday’s Golden Globes for which she’s nominated for Best Actress). Her post-show ritual? “It’s really nice to go back and put on your dressing gown and a big pair of furry socks and have a large gin.” Sounds like a great idea to us!

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Chanel’s Métiers D’Art Paris-Dallas Show Came with a Surprise: Kristen Stewart Was Named the Campaign’s New Face

Texas was filled with fashion last night as Chanel staged its latest Métiers D’Art Paris-Dallas show in the state at Dallas Fair Park. Attendees who turned up to celebrate with the brand included Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, Zoë Kravitz, Lauren Hutton, and Alexa Chung.

Guests were welcomed with Fritos pie, spiked cherry lime-aid cocktails, ice cream and popcorn stands, along with rows of vintage American convertibles parked for a Chanel drive-in movie. The evening started with a short film, The Return, which details the story of Coco Chanel’s 1954 comeback. It was written and directed by Chanel’s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and stars Geraldine Chaplin as Coco Chanel. Some of the guests, including Stewart and Fanning, were seated in the classic cars to watch the entertainment, drive-in movie style. Next, Lagerfeld presented Chanel’s 2014 pre-fall collection on a hay-scattered runway in a venue so perfectly designed for the Western theme, it seemed straight out of the old Wild West. The runway looks were Americana-inspired, and featured tweed, fringe, feathers, pearls, and unsurprisingly, lots of denim.

In addition to the festivities, the brand also announced that Kristen Stewart would front its campaign for the pre-fall range. The ads will be shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself and are slated for a May 2014 release—and we can’t wait to see them!

Plus, flip through the gallery to get an inside look at the party!

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