So it’s been snowing non-stop and winter feels like it’s never going to end ugh..So the last thing we want to see is more fall/winter clothes, right? However when the beauty at the shows is this good it can definitely add a little heat to your day (week/month? I don’t know your life..).  Here are the looks and trends that I found inspiring from New York Fashion Week…

JASON WU:  Purple Reign.  I loved the ethereal wash of intense purple and slick middle parted hair at Jason Wu.  I’m definitely trying this.

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RAG & BONE: The sixties, modernized and pared down in the form of texturized broken up hair, a thin black line in the eye crease and a sheer mauve coloured lip. Perfect.

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ALEXANDER WANG: At Wang the hair stole the show.  Custom dyed hair extensions were used to give each model a sleek, two-tone ponytail.  The makeup was pretty bare save for natural looking mega brows, and a grey toned eyeshadow.

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ALTUZARRA: Sexy “spookiness” was the vibe at Altuzarra according to makeup artist Tom Pecheux.  Apparently Carine Roitfeld was the inspiration for that burgundy smokey eye, and the ubiquitous Kate Moss for the sexy, texturized rock’n’roll hair.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux  Hair: Paul Hanlon

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DEREK LAM: Hair was braided to set in a wave, then center-parted with a couple pieces tied back behind the models’ ears.  It was a nod to the bohemian vibe of the late seventies, but modernized with the intense but minimal makeup.

Hair: Orlando Pita  Makeup: Tom Pecheux

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THAKOON: Indigo eyeshadow on the eyes evoked a wintery feel, but was kept youthful by layers of glitter.  The usual chignon was “punked up” a bit by the addition of a micro bang glued to the front of the models’ hair.  The eyes, I love.  The hair? Not so much.

Makeup: Diane Kendall  Hair: Odile Gilbert


DVF: Serious magenta lips made an appearance at Donna Karan.  It was a happy, energetic, powerful look.  Hands and toes were painted to match, and the models’ hair was set and styled (with their own individual lengths in mind) without the use of extensions.

Makeup: James Kaliardos  Hair: Orlando Pita

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3.1 PHILLIP LIM: The look was “uptown girl with a rock’n’roll edge”.  The uptown bit was the flawless skin, and the rock’n’roll was all in the unusual mocha-cherry hue of that lip.

Makeup: Francelle Daly   Hair: Paul Hanlon

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MICHAEL KORS:  On a backdrop of dewy tanned skin, a graphic champagne-pink bleeding into black cat eye and sleek a ponytail, evoked a playful modern young woman on the go.

Makeup: Dick Page  Hair: Orlando Pita

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MARC JACOBS:  Citing Joan Jett and Marianne Faithful as references for the cool edgy look at Marc jacobs, makeup god Francois Nars decided to give the models’ eyes a larger than life look by applying white pigment in the inner rims, and tons of black liner topped by black eye paints and shadows.  All from his eponymous line of course.

For the models’ hair Guido Palau decided to “make all of them brunettes”, and so apparently 55 wigs were custom dyed and cut before the show.  Although once on, Palau himself hand-shaped each one with a razor to get exactly the look he wanted, and finished off the look with a volumizing spray to get that “wet, choppy, spiky effect”.

Makeup: Francois Nars  Hair Guido Palau

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Photos Via style.com


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