Dark colors, bold patterns and shimmering fabrics emerged as prominent themes from New York's Fall 2012 Fashion Week, which concluded Thursday after a packed schedule of more than 300 shows.
For most designers showing off their latest collections at New York's Fashion Week, functionality isn't a main consideration. Models have been known to strut the catwalk in toppling hats, teetering heels and floor-length gowns with enough ruffled trim to sweep an auditorium.
Tashina Green's electric colors, shapes and designs are all part of her craft. CNN scratches the surface of nail art.
Everyone has one -- the friend who never seems to age. Good chance she's exercising and eating well, but no doubt she's also taking advantage of some insider look-great beauty tricks. "It's amazing how a few strategic tweaks in your routine can shave off years, giving you younger-looking skin and hair," says makeup artist Mally Roncal.
Switching shampoos often? Shivering through a cold rinse? It's time to rethink your routines.
A calendar full of holiday parties, last-minute shopping and a house brimming with guests can leave you looking less than refreshed. Try these makeup tips for an instant pick-me-up.
Slipping on mittens is one way to shield your nails from the ravages of winter. But it's not the only solution. Keep yours strong, healthy, and pretty with this handy guide.
A word of warning: You might notice a few more unshaved upper lips proudly displayed by men in the next few weeks.
In recent seasons, fashion trends have dictated girls borrow from the male wardrobe with "boyfriend jeans" and military-inspired gear reminiscent of the battlefield. But looking ahead, the offerings on the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 indicate a definite return to femininity and glamor.
This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?
With a resume that includes eight years at Harry Winston and consulting gigs with Faberge and Ivanka Trump, Carol Brodie has earned her title as "Queen of Diamonds." This queen, however, also happens to know the value of a good deal.
Fashion experts attending London Fashion week give their take on the clothes they would wear to a Royal Wedding.
Spring is in the air and with a royal wedding afoot, what will the best-dressed guests be wearing at Westminster Abbey on April 29 when the UK's Prince William marries Kate Middleton?
A private burial service was held for legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports.
Long before there was the House of Gaga, there was the House of Taylor.
Call it a clear sign of a recovery: Sales of luxury skincare have rebounded sharply.
Lady Gaga and her designer, Nicola Formichetti, talk fashion, music and style.
Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.
The layoff is underway immediately following his "particularly odious nature of the behavior and words"
Stylists compete at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia, showing off their skills styling ethnic hair.
There were plenty of Crayola-colored wigs and long, silky extensions displayed at the 64th annual Bronner Bros. International Hair Show, which drew more than 60,000 stylists, hair enthusiasts and exhibitors who work with black hair this past weekend.
If last year was the holiday to buy your wife a practical gift like a crock pot or a blender, then this is the year to buy her jewelry.
The world's largest diamond hub opens in India. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports from Mumbai.
If your 9-to-5 style is starting to feel a little stale, read on! This fall, designers have dreamt up gorgeous trends that are also 100 percent office-appropriate.
The Devil might wear Prada, but until recently he would have had a devil of a time buying it direct from the fashion company's website.
When the fashion elite gathered this spring at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards -- the Oscars of the rag trade -- the crowd at Lincoln Center sat transfixed as they watched Vogue editor Anna Wintour present the lifetime achievement award. Only this year, the distinction went not to a legend of European couture, like Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Dior, nor to an American icon like Ralph Lauren (though those design kings have all won in the past). It went instead to Michael Kors, at 50 the youngest recipient ever.
Lady Gaga signs a new fragrance deal with a celebrity perfume company. HLN's Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson reports.
A dress made out of recycled waste; a collection of clothes composed of fresh flowers; a synthetic outfit that looks like wave of water around the body.
Before you slip on a pair of weekday jeans, consider your workplace and what is appropriate--if you are a banker or a lawyer, you might be limited to twill trousers even on Casual Friday!
Here are some of the hottest new looks for the new season and the best ways to wear them:
Pakistan fashion leaders parade in Lahore to show freedom of expression. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Bare backs, plunging necklines and high-cut hems. Western media recently reported that the bold statements made by Pakistan's fashionistas at Lahore Fashion Week demonstrated how designers were rejecting conservative dress in the South Asian nation.
If the Omani royal family had its way, the entire world would recognize the country's ancient scent, frankincense -- so highly prized the Magi brought it to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
New York Fashion Week began on a somber note as the first day of shows was marred by news of the tragic death of beloved British designer Alexander McQueen.
New York Fashion Week kicked off in a literal and figurative storm late last week, as a blizzard rolled through town and designer Alexander McQueen's death shocked participants.
Naomi Campbell and friends talk about Fashion for Relief to aid Haiti. Andrea Mineo reports.
The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.
CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week.
Karl Lagerfeld, the creative force behind fashion house Chanel, tells Talk Asia why he's still thriving on new ideas.
Dads in short shorts and moms in beehive hairdos are becoming all the rage on the Internet.
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
CNN's Alan Duke is in Los Angeles discussing with various celebrity experts the topic of celebrity swag.
Detroit's auto industry trained generations of workers in design and manufacturing. As that business fades and its jobs disappear, city planners are hoping to redeploy the city's creative minds and craftsmen toward a new and growing field: fashion.
Kate Winslet has one more reason to call 2009 a great year.
When Clifton Green and his wife adopted an adorable little girl from Ethiopia, they knew they would eventually have to deal with the hair issue.
Alaskan David Traver on Saturday took the top honor at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships.
An Alaskan beat out 300 hirsute competitors from around the globe to take the top honor at the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships on Saturday.
Although you probably use it every day, here's some interesting trivia you may not know about deodorant.
Producers of America's Next Top Model are "doing everything we can" to resume auditions, she says
Gisele Bündchen is famous for her rumpled yet sexy hairstyle. Now, you can be too. Follow these 10 steps to snag her look.
British designer Paul Smith says the fashion industry must change to suit the economic times.
The economic crisis cast a long shadow over London Fashion Week, with designers holding their catwalk shows in smaller venues or skipping the catwalk in favor of low key presentations.
CNN's Hala Gorani reports on the death of famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent at the age of 71.
While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been celebrating film's best and brightest for more than 80 years, the glamour we associate with the Oscars truly started in the 1950s, when stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Janet Leigh brought high style to the ceremony.
Sephora is much more than just a make-up shop: It's a shrine to the healing powers of beauty products, complete with friendly assistants who can't wait to work their magic on you.
Anti-American sentiment in Arab nations may be at a historic high, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was the honorary recipient of more than a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry from an Arab leader over the past year.
You've found the perfect dress, practiced your icebreaker and chilled the bubbly. Now starts the primping. This is your guide for flawless, pretty makeup.
Here are 10 new tips to help you get glossier locks:
What do Hollywood beauty insiders (and their celebrity clients) know that we don't? After this article, not much. In Style gets them to give up their trade secrets
Young fashion designer Ali Khan made his debut at New York Fashion Week with male models strutting down the runway in his avant-garde menswear designs.
The Bingham Canyon open-pit mine is the biggest hole dug by man anywhere in the world - about 2 1/2 miles long and nearly a mile deep, according to its owner, Kennecott Utah Copper. Miners have been digging copper, silver, and gold out of Bingham Canyon, just outside Salt Lake City, since 1906. These days huge trucks that cost up to $3 million each work around the clock, hauling about 450,000 tons of dirt out of the earth each day. More than 99% is waste. But by expending vast amounts of energy - the mine operates its own coal-fired power plant - Kennecott is able to extract an average of about 795 tons of copper, 12,000 troy ounces of silver, and 1,400 ounces of gold a day.
Fashion week kicks off Friday with designers highlighting their spring 2009 collections. In Style's Katrina Szish reports.
When the world's top fashionistas make their biannual pilgrimage to the Milan shows, Miuccia Prada, the house's oracle-like designer, is the one they come to see above all others. Known for her minimalist designs - embodied by her iconic black nylon bags - Miuccia, or Mrs. Prada, as her staff calls her, sets the pace of fashion.
If you weren't (or aren't) the kind of girl who always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, tricked out in the Cinderella gown with the handsome prince, watch out: Reem Acra will change your mind.
No politician's upper torso is without one these days, but its origins are as much about appearances as patriotism
It may not sound like fun, doing your hair and makeup while two famous pros sit in judgment.
Researchers have discovered the oldest piece of gold jewelry ever found in the Americas, an academic journal reported Tuesday.
Thousands of InStyle readers voted on the hottest hair in Hollywood, and the tally is in. Here are five winners--plus great insider tips from their personal stylists. Drumroll, please...
If there's a sweet smell at this year's Global Economic Forum, it's unlikely to be success.
Sometimes a guy just can't be bothered to grow a full beard. Just ask scruffily sexy Johnny Depp, follicly challenged Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel or Britney Spears's latest beau, Adnan Ghalib, who sports a skinny strip on his chin. They're all walking advertisements for the soul patch – that stray patch of hair just hanging out beneath their lower lip. Better yet, look at Hulk Hogan: The wrester/reality star has been sporting his handlebar 'stache for, um, ever! Call them creative or just daring, but not every man can work that kind of facial hair. Vote for who you think wears it best.
Celeste was engaged for 14 months -- two months longer than the jewelry store's return policy -- when she and her ex-fiance Chris agreed to end their engagement. She tried to return the ring to Chris, but he refused, saying it was a gift. Unable to return the ring to the jeweler, she set out to sell it.
A simple, 10-point approach to setting beauty resolutions for the new year and beyond.
The best parts of the holiday season (late nights, excessive eggnog) can take quite a beauty toll. To avoid puffy eyes, splotchy skin and other telltale signs of a packed social calendar, use this round-the-clock guide. We guarantee you'll look gorgeous in the evening and fresh the next day
She may have charmed audiences in "Catch Me If You Can" and "Junebug," but Amy Adams's sweet demeanor belies a criminal history. "I used to steal my older sister's pink-and-green Maybelline mascara," says Adams, 33.
Make every day a good hair day with these tips for maintaining, styling, and genuinely appreciating the hair you have.
Red lipstick is classic, elegant, versatile. And with these guidelines, everyone (yes, you) can wear it
As O.J. Simpson stood before a judge Wednesday morning, there was a buzz that former prosecutor Marcia Clark, who tried Simpson in 1994 on double-murder charges, was in the courtroom.
Expert fashion tips on ways to max out your assets and play down your flaws.
In February 2007, Robert Duffy sensed something was wrong with his longtime business partner, the fashion designer Marc Jacobs. "Something was going on in his personal life, but I wasn't 100% sure he was back on drugs," says Duffy, who was overwhelmed with work at the time and hoped his intuition was off.
The sexy stars of ABC's "Women's Murder Club," a drama about an all-female crime-solving team, showcase the season's killer looks.
Vanessa Minnillo doesn't hesitate when asked what makes Nick Lachey a great boyfriend.
Tired of wearing the same old style? Take a cue from these stars and transform your tresses with the help of expert how-tos.
eBay Inc. disclosed on Friday that Germany's top court ruled several months ago that the world's largest online auctioneer must do more to halt the sale of counterfeit goods on its site.
Through the years, there have been many unforgettable and sometimes unfortunate hairstyles.
Incessant phone-ringing, constant keyboard clacking, neighbors chatting ... these are but a few of the annoyances cubicle dwellers must deal with on a daily basis.
Ah, glorious spring. Everything is in bloom, from flowers and trees to faces. The NHL remains the home of the traditional playoff beard, but some NBA players, such as Baron Davis and Rasheed Wallace, have thickened their mug rug for the postseason push. Die-hard fans, mostly of the male variety I assume, are also in on the fun, in solidarity with their teams.
Consumer product companies could gain a bigger share of their female customers' wallets by peering into the dark depths of their purses, according to a new study released today.
On a visit to one of his company's boutiques in 1996, L'Occitane en Provence founder Olivier Baussan noticed a blind woman sampling perfumes. After marveling at the intensity with which she inhaled...
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Valentine's Day's jewelry, created by small companies.
ON A VISIT to one of his company's boutiques in 1996, L'Occitane en Provence founder Olivier Baussan noticed a blind woman sampling perfumes. After marveling at the intensity with which she inhaled...
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Having a signature scent is common practice for many people, but some take it a step further using thousands of oils, and a perfumer to create a smell that only they will have.
One hundred years ago, hairdresser Charles Nessler revealed his latest style to an astonished German public. The perm has shown its staying power ever since.
Sports Illustrated's iconic swimsuit issue is crossing into the new millennium.
As New York winds down its bi-annual turn as the world's fashion capital, fashion designers, magazine editors, apparel industry insiders and, of course, celebrities, depart from the billowing white tents in Manhattan's Bryant Park with a look ahead to the fashion trends for fall.