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We’d be lying if we said unlimited coconut water and granola bars weren’t huge incentives for going backstage during New York Fashion Week.
But it’s also pretty freaking cool to be surrounded by beauty’s greatest talents as they do their thing.
In today’s videos, we venture into the chaos and ask the experts to give us the inside track on the looks at some of our favorite shows. We get a floral nail-art tutorial at Rachel Antonoff (above) and explanations/inspirations for the asymmetrical chignons at Suno, avant-garde braids at Creatures of the Wind, and loose ponytails at Tracy Reese.
As always, some are more wearable than others.
But at least they won’t take up any room in your purse.
Want to keep watching? Check out our backstage beauty videos for the spring/summer 2012 shows at Timo Weiland, Erin Fetherston, and Rebecca Minkoff. And by all means, read up on current Fashion Week shows on our Tumblr.
Jaclyn Mayer’s been doing rope-inspired pieces for her line, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, for years. Our collaboration marks her first foray into leather (exciting). In this video, she explains the new look and shows off our made-for-stacking bracelet.
To buy the bracelet, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
Sometimes all your outfit needs is a little silk flower, an intellectual-looking pair of glasses, or a sophisticated bow necklace to make it sing. In this installment of our weekly series, SuChin has recommendations for all of the above.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To get your hands on the featured products, go to goodshipstore.com, threadbaresupply.com, shopbando.com, and warbyparker.com.
SuChin is doing some spring-cleaning — and selling the goods on Vaunte, a cool site that lets you raid the wardrobes of fashion editors, designers, and notable style mavens. Here, she talks personal style and provides a peek at what’s up for grabs (we call dibs on her Opening Ceremony sweater).
Go to vaunte.com/vipdailycandy at 10:30 a.m. EST for early sale access. The sale opens to the public at noon.
In this week’s installment, SuChin shares three ways to usher in the new season: bright pink lipstick, a dress that transitions from spring to summer, and a new L.A.-based spa experience.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase and/or find out more about the picks this week, go to maccosmetics.com, stevenalan.com, and shapehousela.com.
Without further ado, we present DailyCandy Collaborations, a collection of limited-edition must-haves created by some of the designers and artists we love most. In this video, chief correspondent SuChin Pak shows off the goods.
For more information and to buy what you saw, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
We like it when people are literal — as in “She literally took the cake.” That’s why we love the earrings that California-based Melissa Joy Manning made for our Designer Collaborations: She took our very own swirl and turned it into jewelry. In this video, DailyCandy correspondent SuChin Pak talks with Manning about her process.
To buy the earrings, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
When it comes to jeans, it’s not just about the blues anymore. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we saw denim in vibrant colors — orange, red, yellow, you name it — both inside and outside Lincoln Center. In today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway, we explore the trend’s staying power.
To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.
Today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway is so bright, you need to wear shades. The color-blocking trend continues to reign supreme, and Rachel Roy takes it up a notch by using prints. Watch the video for her tips and inspiration.
For more StyleCandy Fashion Week coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is so calm and relaxing.” — No one, ever
But despite the lack of sleep, we get a rush when the models start down the runway.
That’s why we teamed up with the Style Network to bring you StyleCandy’s Runway Takeaway videos. Each day, we showcase outstanding styles that we think will evolve into full-blown trends, from one of our favorite designers.
We spotted symmetrical prints at Lela Rose, menswear inspiration at Kaelen, and ’70s florals at Chris Benz (above, and yes, that is Susan Sarandon and her dogs). Plus, each designer gave us styling tips, from shoes you shouldn’t wear with flared pants (Rebecca Minkoff) to advice for wearing statement pieces (Erin Fetherston).
We hope you’ll be inspired to channel these looks now. Spring 2013 feels too long to wait.
You can quote us on that.
Watch all the Runway Takeaway videos at stylecandy.com.
You’ve put one too many birds on it (thanks, Portlandia). What’s next?
Flowers, as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few. In today’s Easy Does It video, we asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how.
All you’ll need is fabric paint (in four or five fall-ish colors), a fabric pen, tinfoil, and a surface in need of sprucing up. We did shirts in the video, but feel free to use totes, pillowcases, etc.
We’d never want you to feel pigeonholed.
For more DIY ideas or info on Mr. Kate, go to mrkate.com.
Today we’re starting with the man print in the mirror. The reason? Lela Rose’s spring 2013 show featured at least five pieces with symmetrical designs. Not sure what we mean? Watch the video, in which Rose explains the concept and why you should love it.
For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.
Will skinny jeans finally go the way of mom jeans? Who knows, but Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2013 collection showcased a flared leg enough to make us hope so. In this video, the designer gives tips for wearing the trend and shares how New York City influences her designs.
Generally speaking, miniskirts look good only on people with minihips. That’s why we were thrilled to see full skirts going up and down the runway at Honor. In this video, we interview designer Giovanna Randall about her feminine, flouncy looks.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
It’s all in the details. Especially if you’re talking about designer Kaelen Haworth’s most recent presentation, where she amplified simple shapes with shoulder pads and structural collars (buttoned all the way to the top, of course). In this video, she talks about the trends and provides tips for wearing them.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
Change is good. Especially when we’re talking about the ombre fabrics at Erin by Erin Fetherston. A luminous orange transforms into a light pink, and a pale yellow turns into sunshine. In this video, Fetherston explains her inspiration and gives styling tips for wearing ombre.
When two greats join forces, we can’t get enough. Brunch, Brangelina, and chugs (Chihuahua-pug hybrids, obviously) are living proof.
Which is why we’ve teamed up with the Style Network to form our own aptly named entity: StyleCandy. Each month, we’re combining DailyCandy’s knack for finding the latest and greatest with Style’s passion for all things stylish to bring you original video content.
First up is Runway Takeaway, in which we head to New York Fashion Week and highlight one standout look per day — one we feel will inspire a trend — from our favorite designers. Included in the lineup: Whit (above), Kaelen, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Minkoff, Chris Benz, Lela Rose, and others.
We can’t wait to get this relationship off the ground and into your computers.
Right next to all the Kimye coverage.
Get in on the action at stylecandy.com.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a dermatologist as a best friend? Think of the free samples and late-night phone calls every time you get a blemish.
Instead of sneaking into a med school graduation, consider watching today’s Inside Story video. We swing by Dr. Sherry Shieh’s Manhattan apartment and invade her beauty cabinet.
From face wash to body moisturizer, she shows us what she uses to keep her skin flawless (and it is flawless). The best part: Almost everything she recommends is available at the drugstore.
Four of our editors have been seeing Shieh for years (and adore her).
Fortunately for her, that’s the extent of the relationship.
For more information on Dr. Shieh, go to sherryshiehmd.com. For more tips, check out our videos on how to conceal under-eye circles, make a messy side bun, and find your correct bra size.
At 16, our prized possessions included a crush’s Drakkar-soaked scarf, “going out” pants from Express, and Antonio Sabato Jr.’s autograph.
Chrissie Miller, designer of downtown-based clothing line Sophomore, however, had good taste from the start. In today’s Inside Story, we peek through her rock ’n’ roll-inspired wardrobe, from a jean jacket she bought in high school (and still wears) to a vintage tee collection she’s been accruing since she attended a Madonna/Beastie Boys concert at age 8.
Miller also shows us a few of her favorite mementos — Woody Allen’s autograph, for one — and the first records she ever owned. You’ll feel cooler just by watching.
Enough to cancel out years of silk camisole tops.
For more information on Sophomore, go to sophomorenyc.com. Want more Inside Stories? Check out a jewelry maven’s personal stash, fashion designer’s NYC apartment, and nutritionist’s refrigerator contents.
DIY footwear conjures images of postpedicure paper flip-flops and plastic bags taped over shoes in the rain.
Here to elevate the idea is I Spy DIY’s Jenni Radosevich. For today’s Easy Does It video, we gave her a pair of $17 H&M sandals and told her to make them special for less than $20.
The result: seriously cute, tribal-inspired kicks that took about 45 minutes, start to finish, to doll up. All you need is colorful string, glue, scissors, and a can-do attitude. Just kidding — you don’t even need a can-do attitude (it’s that easy).
Her trick can also be applied — literally — to belts, bracelets, hair bands, you name it.
If you want more (you will), check out her new book, I Spy DIY Style, for enough ideas to keep you busy all summer.
No fake flower hair clips as shoe adornments in sight.
I Spy DIY Style is available online at amazon.com, $15. To see Radosevich’s inspiration, go to ispydiy.com. Want to learn to do more cool stuff? Watch our videos on getting Madonna-worthy hair, making a Kentucky Derby hat, or constructing a candelabra from stuff at the hardware store.
Here’s what we’re not looking for: shark-filled tanks, drop-top Mercedes collections, and people who say “This is where the magic happens” when you enter their bedrooms.
What we are seeking: character. Introducing our new video feature, Behind Closed Doors, in which we go inside our favorite people’s abodes and snoop around — from a nutritionist’s refrigerator to a starlet’s closet.
In today’s edition, we tour Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour’s curiosity-filled Brooklyn apartment. Her DIY creations are inspiring, and we expect nothing less from the creative whose just-launched clothing collection — comprising machine-washable suede pieces — makes us swoon.
Did we mention her 4-month-old puppy, PowWow?
Now that is where the magic happens.
To see (and buy) Collina Strada’s new collection, go to collinastrada.com.