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Fashion Week Beauty Roundup: Get These New York, London, Milan and Paris Looks Using M·A·C

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As Fashion Week touched down in cities around the globe, we saw everything—and that’s everything—from rainbow confetti nails at Maryam Nassir Zadeh to spare eyes (and heads) at Gucci, in terms of beauty. Eager to try the bold, sometimes bizarre, looks created by the industry’s top artists, we’ve rounded up tools and tricks of the trade to re-create our favorite faces from New York, London, Milan and Paris, all created using beauty’s backstage superbrand MAC Cosmetics.

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Get the Look: London Fashion Week Street Style at Mary Katrantzou and Anya Hindmarch

LFW2quadGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.L1187_MargaretZhang

Margaret Zhang (Shine By Three) is just too cool. Graphic logos have been popular at Fashion Week and this Vetements tee is a prime example. It brings so much energy to her look through sporty design and color. Also a trending theme: ruffles, which lend a nice femme contrast to the sport vibe. Margaret has incorporated this detail on her cropped pant. A pointed-toe heel and lace choker further the femininity. The perfect long coat is all that is left to tie this ensemble together. Thanks for the inspiration, Margaret!


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camel coats | flare trousers | graphic tees

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Rachel Comey Trail corduroy coat | Isa Arfen slim flounce pants | Vetements DHL long tee

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Last Looks: Yesterday’s Runways at Preen, Mary Katrantzou, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith

With decades of industry experience, Vivienne Westwood has created an unapologetic design niche, this season breaking away from fall’s inescapable bohemian trend and opting for edgy London flair.VivienneWestwoodRedLabel_134_fw16Creating a collection for adventurous, intellectual femmes (so basically the Dame herself), the designer delivered an offering of juxtaposing designs wrapped into singular looks. She channeled her quirky spirit into slouchy, wearable power suits, evening dresses over tartan trousers and workwear shirts with covetable blazers that played on proportion and crisp tailoring. Of course, there were staple Westwood pieces like a cardinal red check Prince of Wales coat, floral-lined fedoras, statement prints and haphazardly draped silk dresses that prove to be timeless.

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Last Look: Mary Katrantzou & Topshop Unique

Brit brands across London’s runways are drawing on a range of folklore references to inject their lines with a fresh bohemian feel. Few are succeeding as eye-catchingly as Mary Katrantzou with her inclination for experimental detail. Topshop Unique (an offshoot of Topshop), too, incorporated miniature floral prints and enchanting lace while keeping its sought-after English gent-meets-It-girl aesthetic intact.

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Mary Katrantzou’s rise from graduate to global brand took the designer through several stages in decorative dressing—from kick-starting the trompe l’oeil print trend eight years ago to the more recent switch from digital to hand-embellished designs. For spring 2016, all those elements came into play on a smaller, lighter scale—but no less grand. Ribbed sweaters and footless tights glittered beneath short, airy dresses decked in hundreds of tiny beads. Quilted frocks in jewel tones maintained her signature energy thanks to a light-catching shine on some and voluminous ruffles on others.

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Style: Stacie at Issey Miyake

Stacie is no shrinking violet in this bold number. She’s all about vibrant color and bold pattern. It was refreshing to see some brightness at the Tuileries this morning. The silhouette of Stacie’s dress is sleek, yet voluminous. Tall boots are well suited to her short hemline and a thick belt adds some feminine definition.

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Crystal Nicodemus

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Suede Over the Knee Boots | Print Fit & Flare Dresses | Red Satchels

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Topshop Over the Knee Boot | Diane von Furstenberg Dress | MICHAEL Michael Kors Satchel

 

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London Fashion Week: February 22

Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s London Fashion Week runway shows: Mary Katrantzou explores contrast with Victorian-inspired dimension and sleek, mod silhouettes, all atop a runway landscape of pink foam pyramids; while Topshop gets retro at the historic Tate Britain gallery in decadent ’70s style.

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London Fashion Week: September 14

Highlights from yesterday’s shows: Mary Katrantzou‘s surprisingly stylish take on plate tectonics and primordial ooze, plus a quirky, off-kilter riff on the “faded glamour of the British seaside” from Topshop Unique.

Katrantzou’s muted palettes and restrained silhouettes serve as the perfect foil to her lavish inspiration: Paleozoic planet Earth. Brilliant, technically challenging constructions support her collection’s theme with an intelligence that’s outstanding, even in a sea of superstar peers.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Tectonic plates have never looked so alluring.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Algae blooms and coral reefs are downright ladylike rendered in embroidered lace.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015Katrantzou makes evolution look good with whimsical renderings of well-clad reptiles literally having a ball. 

On the other end of the intellectual spectrum, the girls of the Topshop Unique collection can’t get away from their textbooks fast enough. Who has time for geologic history when there are parties to hit? The collection is a giddy mashup of ’60s-inspired ruffles and sportswear, with a healthy dose of ’80s glam thrown in for good measure.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015It girl Cara Delevingne opened the show with a vintage-inspired look that’s half cocktail party and half après ski.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Graphic stripes, color blocking and retro silhouettes evoke Brighton summers back when.

Topshop Unique Spring 2015Party dresses with chiffon and ruffles closed the show on a note so frothy that it stopped just shy of sarcastic.

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Runway Rundown: Mary Katrantzou

Print mastermind Mary Katrantzou ventures into the unknown for fall 2014. The Greek-born designer ditches her signature digital artwork for heraldic insignia and symbolism, which she then translates through lace, sequins and Swarovski crystals. Designing within an industry that covets the new, now and next, Katrantzou effortlessly moves on that pulse to keep her brand on the forefront of fashion.

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Fashion Week Video

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2014

Printmaker Mary Katrantzou examines the fascination and fetish that women have for shoes in her spring/summer 2014 collection.

The Greek designer hones in on her hyperrealist aesthetic by breaking down the shoe and then blowing it apart.

Mary’s mission for spring ’14? To discover “the nature of the shoes themselves [to] determine the identity of the garments.” According to show notes, “Brogues suggest a section of highly polished daywear in structured shapes; sneakers are spliced to create sleek sportswear; evening mules are fantasias of embellishment, cocoons of luxurious texture and vibrant print.”

Sporty shoes quicken the pace of the collection and reveal a form-fitting cut that’s engineered to define and accentuate the female form.

French embroidery house Maison Lesage collaborates with the London-based print mastermind for a second time, allowing her to draw inspiration from their archives, which, of course, are then distorted and amplified.

Dive into the details of Mary’s technical exploration of print.

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Photos courtesy of Mary Katrantzou

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Report: Tamara at Mara Hoffman

Look who’s back on the blog: it’s Tamara! This lovely lady is making a splash here at Lincoln Center, with crowds of photographers jumping at the chance to capture her style. I love how sunny and chic this look is. A pop-of-color stiletto is definitely on my shopping list, thanks to Tamara!

xo,
Crystal

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Mary Katrantzou Apparel | Colorful Sky-High Pumps| Mirrored Sunglasses

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Mary Katrantzou Sleeveless Print Dress | Kristin Cavallari ‘Copertina’ Pump | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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