Last Thursday, New York Fashion Week kicked off with stunning styles and plenty of texture...and we aren't just talking about the clothes. We went behind the scenes at two shows to see the latest runway hairstyles created by L'Oreal Professionnel lead stylist, Joseph DiMaggio.
At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Joseph styled the hair for Timo Weiland's Women's Fall 2013 collection. The collection played on Baroque texture and military inspired cuts and to emphasive the regality of the collection, the models' hair was styled with center parts that flowed into 's' shaped waves. Joseph describes the look as "feminine tomboy, so it's a little done but it's kind of natural. She's ready for a fun weekend on the British countryside." To create the look, Joseph combined L'Oreal Professionnel Volume Expand Leave-In Spray and True Grip Texturizing Powder and sprayed all over the hair. He then braided the hair and set it into a bun. After a while, DiMaggio took out the bun and created voluminous waves using a flat iron to create 's' shaped waves.
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The show will feature 50 looks from the Spring 2013 Men’s and Women’s Collections. Hailed as “Fashion’s First Lady,” Herrera was named the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Acting as a mentor and critic to graduating design students for years, Herrera recently received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition, she was also awarded the 2012 Fashion Group International Superstar Award.
The Electric Room at the Dream Downtown was a major hit during New York Fashion Week, with high class after parties for noted designers such as Prabal Gurung, Ally Hilfiger's NAHM, and Time Weiland. Nur Khan's venue also hosted concerts by Guns N' Roses and The Kills. Celebrities and socialites alike flock to this downtown haven, including big name Olivia Palermo, Kellan Lutz, David Arquette, Nicky Hilton, Rose McGowan and more. What brought the celebs out to play besides the concerts and fashion forward events? The booze!
Carlos Campos released his complete Fall 2012 collection to audiences at MADE at Milk Studios for NY Fashion Week. During the afternoon Campos' collection was displayed as a rolling presentation throughout the hour. Dimmed lighting vibrant mixed colored leaves on the ground and a runway formed from multiple copies of one of Campos' favorite books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, create an experience reminiscent of a day in Bryant Park.
Love in the A Time if Cholera
The enchanting love story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is based on a man who spends 50 years on a park bench waiting for his true love. Campos captures the elements of fall in creating his line of knee long coats and tailored pants. He successfully breathes new life into the old story as well as the chic-street-wear theme with the use of deep navy and wine colors on blended textiles. Modish color blocking which could be noted throughout the collection was executed superbly.
Giovanna Randall's line, Honor, has been one of our favorites this season so far. With clean lines, flowing, light fabrics, and plenty of color, the collection was wearable and beautifully crafted. Even the blouson looks were flattering and perfectly tailored. We loved the use of bright colors and layered patterned fabrics paired with simple loafers. There was no frill or flash, just clean, classic looks, all the way down to the hair and makeup. Every single piece in the collection is wearable and practical, which is something we love.
Even the wide-legged, pleated one-piece suits were chic and realistic. We especially enjoyed the pieces that were layered with contrasting floral patterns or a simple solid tailored blouse. Also, the color! So much gorgeous, eye-popping color that we often miss for F/W collections. There was certainly an element of color-blocking in the collection --a trend that is clearly going strong all the way through 2012.
Le Baron "Encore!" Concert Series Launch
When Mon, February 6,11pm - 4am
Where: Le Baron
The newly opened hotspot by Andre Saraiva, Le Baron, is launching a concert series called, "Encore!" Kicking off with a show by HeartsRevolution. The evening is sponsored by Absolut and Spin magazine. We recommend getting there early --this is probably the the toughest door in NYC right now.
Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall for United Way of NYC and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
We applaud all the early birds who completed their holiday shopping, have their gifts tucked under the tree, and are patiently awaiting Christmas morning. For those who are currently freaking out and ripping the malls apart, we've found the perfect gifts for you! Can you say fabulous and affordable? We sure can! LyraLoveStar is the jewelry line designed by stylist/designer (and star of Oxygen reality show House of Glam) Crystal Streets. LyraLoveStar represents the perfect night sky with designs including stars, moons, and positive messages such as hope, love and inspiration. This unique brand has been featured at New York Fashion week, graced the pages of Vogue, and featured on the cover of PynkMag.
After the whirlwind of parties- from the Cannes Film Festival, to New York Fashion Week’s Official Party, (should we also mention the Milan Fashion Week’s Party- voted #1 party in Milan), it’s a wonder that Sasha Devic, one of the world’s leading event planners and CEO of 7D, has any energy left to sit down and have a chat with Joonbug. Luckily for us, even with his hectic schedule, he lets his passion for nightlife fuel and inspire him. Who knew that the young Sasha Devic (He’s turning 25 this weekend ladies)- a former pro basketball player, hailing from Sarajevo, could have accomplished so much in so little time? The answer: He did.
For S/S 2012, General Idea brought us a nostalgic collection of tailored classic stripes, full knit tops and bottoms, vests, and double breasted blazers with a scuba diver, neon twist. There was plenty of sailor inspired detail, color blocking and unexpected fluorescent detailing that brought the pieces to life. (Think neon soled shoes and collars.) Also heavily featured in the collection was rolled up colored chinos (still going strong off last season) and boyish ties (a huge trend this season).