Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Last night, Gossip Girl celebrated it’s 100th episode with a party at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. For once, I think both Leighton Meester and Blake Lively hit it out of the red-carpet-park.

Leighton wore an ecru Balmain strapless mini dress with a floaty skirt and great front-clasp details. Her Jimmy Choo sandals pulled the look together while keeping all eyes on the beautifully constructed dress.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Then we have Blake Lively in a bold dress from Marchesa Spring/Summer 2012. Elaborate embroidery and fringe presents the risk of looking overdressed, but works on Blake’s tall frame and easygoing beauty aesthetic. Paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Versace’s crystal embellished platform d’Orsay sandals, she looked absolutely beautiful.

Spring Summer 2012 Beauty
I was so incredibly impressed by the beauty trends of Spring/Summer 2012, I can’t hold it in!

As a former make-up artist, I can appreciate the creativity and effort that goes into the more extravagant beauty trends, but hate to see them ‘inspiring’ young girls into cake-facing themselves. Personal preference, of course, as I am a woman who rarely wears colour anywhere but the lips.

For that reason, I am going crazy over S/S 2012. With a plethora of fresh-faced looks that would be pretty easy to interpret from home, it fit into the ‘natural’ beauty ideals that I rave about without being boring. 9 out of 10 shows featured flawless enhancements of natural beauty – and I hope it catches on!

Which one of these looks would you like to see in a make-up tutorial? View Post

Richard Chai Spring Summer 2012

Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2012

Though it kicked off today, not all of us can be at New York Fashion Week (after workaholicly adding yet another job title to the business card, AHEM) right now. Good news for those outside of the industry (or country)? More labels are live-streaming their shows than ever before! I have compiled a list of over fifty Spring/Summer 2012 presentations that you will be able to view in real-time as they parade collections parade down the runway! This is a post worth bookmarking, fashionistas.

• Nicholas K: 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, at youtube.com/liverunway

• BCBG Max Azria: 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, at bcbgmaxazriagroup.com

• Richard Chai: 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 8 at youtube.com/liverunway

• Cushnie et Ochs: 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at livestream.com/cushnieetochs

• Supima: 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Tadashi Shoji: 2 p.m. on on Thursday, September, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Kevork Kiledjian: 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at livestream.com/kevorkkiledjian

• Peter Som: 10 a.m. on Friday, September 9, at livestream.com/petersom

• Luca Luca: 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Jason Wu: 1 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at style.com/live

• Rebecca Taylor: 2 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at rebeccataylor.com/stream

• Costello Tagliapietra: 3 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at livestream.com/costellotagliapietra

• Tommy Hilfiger (men’s): 5:15 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at facebook.com/tommyhilfiger

• Nicole Miller: 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at youtube.liverunway

• Cynthia Rowley: 7 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at youtube.liverunway

• ELLE Fashion NEXT: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9, at elle.com/fashionnextlive

• Lacoste: 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at youtube.liverunway

• Jill Stuart: 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at style.com/live

• Vivienne Tam: 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at youtube.liverunway

• Alexander Wang: 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at livestream.com/alexanderwang

• Charlotte Ronson: 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at youtube.liverunway

• Suno: 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at livestream.com/suno_fashionweek

• Jeremy Laing: 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, at livestream.com/jeremylaing

• Derek Lam: 12 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at youtube.com/liverunway

• DKNY: 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at facebook.com/DKNY

• Tracy Reese: 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at youtube.com/liverunway and tracyreese.com

• Edun: 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at milkmade.com

• Diane von Furstenberg: 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at youtube.com/liverunway and tracyreese.com

• Simon Spurr: 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at livestream.com/simonspurr

• Thakoon: 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at style.com/live

• Custo Barcelona: 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at youtube.com/liverunway and tracyreese.com

• Tommy Hilfiger (women’s): 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at facebook.com/tommyhilfiger

• Carolina Herrera: 10 a.m. on Monday, September 12, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Carlos Miele: 11 a.m. on Monday, September 12, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Rebecca Minkoff: 1 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at style.com/live

• Ohne Titel: 1 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at livestream.com/ohnetitel

• Donna Karan: 2 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at facebook.com/DonnaKaranNewYork

• Zero + Maria Cornejo: 6 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at livestream.com/mariacornejo

• Betsey Johnson: 6 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at betseyjohnson.com and facebook.com/xobetseyjohnson

• Perry Ellis: 7 p.m. on Monday, September 12 at perryellis.com

• Marc by Marc Jacobs: 8 p.m. on Monday, September 12, at live.marcjacobs.com

• Badgley Mischka: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Frank Tell: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at livestream.com/franktell

• Vera Wang: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Herve Leger by Max Azria: 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Sophie Theallet: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at livestream.com/sophietheallet

• Oscar de la Renta: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at style.com/live

• Tibi: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Narciso Rodriguez: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, at youtube.com/liverunway

• J.Mendel: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Jeremy Scott: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at livestream.com/jeremyscott

• Milly: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at millyny.com

• Anna Sui: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Wayne: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at livestream.com/waynefashionweek

• Elie Tahari: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at youtube.com/liverunway

• Proenza Schouler: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at style.com/live

• Calvin Klein Collection (women’s): 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at style.com/live

• Marc Jacobs: 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at live.marcjacobs.com

Enjoy the streams, and enjoy Fashion’s Night Out!

Besos,
Lela
xo

Erin heatherton Jil Sander Elle Serbia
Top model (not the Tyra-related version) and Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton has my favourite cover of Elle Serbia thus far. She was shot by Enrique Badulescu for the August 2011 issue wearing one of Jil Sander‘s Spring/Summer 2011 collection skirts…and that skirt only. See the uncensored version below, you cheeky monkey. View Post

Lily Cole The Goldfish
The Goldfish” for Vs. Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2011 issue is my favourite photoshoot of the year, hands down. I have never seen anything quite like it. Firstly, you have the unique and curvaceous beauty of Lily Cole styled perfectly by Vibe Dabelsteen. Secondly, photographer Paolo Ventura has taken an artistic concept completely outside of the box, delivering photographs that wouldn’t feel out of place in a prestigious gallery. Blown away. View Post