When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective!
GHD irons + Ricky’s elastics + and Aveda hair product = perfect pony.
Matte purple nails by Deborah Lippmann.
While the usual low-slung pony is great for day-to-day, holiday party season provides the ideal opportunity to experiment with a different style. That’s why we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite sites, Beauty High. For the last six weeks, they’ve sent over runway shots to inspire you to try something new and today’s their last post: Hairstyles perfect for ringing in the New Year.
If you’re the kind of girl who would rather wear her hair down every single day than toss it up in a sleek chignon, we have a feeling that the bohemian vibe that was spotted on the runways during the fall 2012/2013 fashion shows is just for you. From soft waves at Altuzarra to strict center parts and “twists” at Rachel Zoe, this season was all about being boho chic.
You can easily make this look work for you this New Year’s Eve. Loose waves don’t have to be messy—they’re not about frizzy hair, the key to the look is to have a slight wave that is just a touch disheveled. Below are some of our favorites from the runways for you to mimic!
Honor. (Photo: Imaxtree)
The models on the runway at Honor had strict middle parts and barely-there waves. Their hair was given just a little bit of texture with styling product, dried, and let loose.
After sorting through all of our favorite beauty looks from the Spring 2013 collections, we narrowed down the many styles to the top five that you have to know. Herewith, our cheat sheet on the trends-to-try for early next year. From perfected matte complexions to aggressively-placed parts, you won’t want to miss any of these fun new styles.
Oceanic eye colors at Kate Spade.
1. Blue Eyeshadow
Blue shadows once only existed in our (awkward) memories of the ’90s or in the makeup kits of the very bold. But no longer. This season we caught sight of gorgeous sky blue, sapphire and marine hues swept onto eyelids at shows like Kate Spade, Monique Lhullier, Jason Wu, Tibi, and Patrick Ervell.
This New York Fashion Week, we have a new blog contributor—and she’s as pro as they come. Model Alana Zimmer (whose resume includes regular Vogue editorials, walking in couture shows like Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier, and starring in Nicole Miller’s fall ad campaign) is taking exclusive backstage pics for us at all the shows she’s in this season. Check back each day to see NYFW from a model’s point of view!
Getting my nails done by Julep backstage.
As Aveda stylist Frank Rizzierri explained to me yesterday at the Richard Chai show, changing your part is one of the easiest ways to really change up your look. (Ahem Mollie Chen—let’s get you to finally give the middle part a shot!) Rizzierri and his team were in the process of giving all of the models deep sideparts, and the effect really was very sleek and striking.
If you’ve ever dabbled in sidepart experimentation before but haven’t been able to pull it off, Rizzierri had some tips. When deciding placement, use your brows as a guide. For everyday parts, draw a line starting at the middle of either one of your brows. For an extra angular look, use the outer corner of either brow as the starting point.
The key to keeping your sidepart in place? Using a hair oil to help manage any frizz.
When it comes to runway shows, there is nothing I love seeing more than crazy lip colors. I adore testing out different hues and translating something from the catwalk into something that I can try. Richard Chai Love just showcased super-intense shades of electric blue and deep violet for spring 2012, which has me thinking about how I can experiment with the more wearable versions of those colors come warmer weather. Perhaps test driving a pink-toned pastel blue or an ultra-light violet?
One look, however, that I will never don again is the all black lip. When YSL came out with its fall 2008 RTW collection, I swooned over the shiny black bowl cuts and inky pouts. The whole thing was so different; so fresh! Somehow, I managed to get my hands on the limited-edition YSL Pur Black Gloss that they had used in the show and thought it would be a good idea to give it a whirl one night. But instead of looking avant-garde, I just looked angry. (Not shock there, I know…) Needless to say, the shade never became a mainstay in my rotation.
Crazy Lip Color