Fashion and Beauty How-to's: Fashion Week Rundown

EXCLUSIVE Ada Koksar and Hanneli Mustaparta posing for a photo during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. New York, United States - 09.09.2013 Where: New York, United States When: 09 Sep 2013 Credit:

Ada Kokosar and Hanneli Mustaparta are ready for pastels.

It may be fall, but last week, New York was already thinking about spring…Spring 2014 to be exact.  During Fashion Week, the biggest designers hit Lincoln Center to show off their spring collections. If you want to curate your closet early for spring, we’ve found some items close to the designer duds that were walking the runways.


Color will be big for spring- especially pastels.  From evening gowns to separates, designers debuted tons of perfect pastels.  Zac Posen sent beautiful dresses in blush pinks and expected romanticism down his runway, but this Reformation dress is just as fierce (and wallet friendly) in ballet pink.

Feminine Suits

Balance the saccharine of pastels by adding matching blazers and skirt/shorts combinations to your spring closet. Christian Siriano’s creation was bold but the runway doesn’t always translate into real life. For everyday ready-to-wear, we like this fun (and just funky enough) Line&Dot number.


Yes, there was a ton of color (thankfully not PETA’s red paint) sashaying down the cat walk, but white won the color (or lack thereof) contest.  It was used by more designers than not.  While Narciso Rodriguez offered sleek and short options, this Helmut Lang Drape Dress also does the trick without turning any.


Breathe a sigh of relief.  Wavy hair will still be in next spring.  The low maintenance do is simple and sexy, which will leave you all the more time to shop. Redken Creative Consultant Guido fused glamour with grunge at the Alexander Wang Show to create a nonchalant, sexy runway look.


To recreate the Alexander Wang look:

  • Towel dry hair
  • Create a messy center part with finger
  • Apply thickening lotion 06 body builder from root to ends, concentrating product on the roots
  • Start drying hair with a diffuser to keep the natural waves
  • Once the hair is 75% dry, allow the hair to dry naturally
  • Add powder refresh 01 aerosol hair powder/dry shampoo to mid length and ends to give more texture.
  • Apply quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to mid length and ends to hold in the texture

Hair pieces were also big on the runway.  No, not headbands or barrettes, accessories like flowers and stars were woven into models’ hair.  Think ethereal chic.


Two spring makeup trends contradicted each other.  On one hand, designers favored bold bright pink lips and pops of color on the eyes. On the other, models faces were made up to look like they were barely wearing anything.  The verdict?  Wear either, but whichever you choose go all the way!

Got all that?

Photo credit:, Charles Sykes for Redken

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