Marimekko's Noora Niinikoski: "Be Bold, Brave, Colorful, Positive, Happy, and Full of Energy"

By Lauren Frankfort on
(Getty) Right before Finnish label Marimekko's first-ever New York Fashion Week show, we caught up with creative director Noora Niinikoski, who's in charge of designing the iconic, print-heavy collection.Here's what Niinikoski had to say about the brand's 60+-year history, how she tries to incorporate heritage into her present collection, and the label's plans for US expansion.StyleBistro: Your prints have been really well-known for over sixty years—are any of these old prints or all they all...Read Full Story

Attention Twi-Hards - Stephenie Meyer Spotted Backstage at Fashion Week!

By Danica Lo on
(Getty) Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, backstage at Carolina HerreraCelebrities at New York Fashion Week run the gamut—from reality television stars (Nigel Barker) to teen icons (Shenae Grimes) to '90s pop stars (Paula Abdul) to... authors? Besides Salman Rushdie, who for years, eons ago, parked himself front row at fashion shows with then-wife Padma Lakshmi, we can't, off the tops of our heads, think of another author who's made a celeb-type-appearance at the tents.Until...Read Full Story

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013: Bold Elegance

By Tanya Leigh Washington on
Carolina Herrera (Getty, Photo Editing by Tanya Leigh Washington) Perched squarely front row at Carolina Herrera's Spring 2013 show were CH devotees, Ivanka Trump and Julianne Hough. Ivanka looked dazzling, showing off her long slender legs in a glittering black-and-white beaded cocktail dress. Julianne, on the other hand, went for a hot hue in a bright orange tea-length dress. (Getty) As expected, the legendary Ms. Herrera did not disappoint. Bright colors were made elegant by lace...Read Full Story

Carlos Miele Spring 2013 Show Report: Animal Prints, Paula Abdul, and P'Trique!

By Lauren Frankfort on
(Getty)If there were three words to describe Carlos Miele's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week runway they would be: fringe, chiffon, and animal print. But before we get into our top five looks, we need to take a second to acknowledge the fabulous front row. Paula Abdul, Vanessa Williams, Daisy Fuentes, and Kelly Bensimon all looked sophisticated and stylish in free-flowing dresses. (Getty)There was one celeb who stole the front row show, though (try saying that five times fast...)—P'Trique...Read Full Story

Fashion Week DIY: How to Date a Male Model, a Video Primer

By John Newlin on
The mind of a male model is a complex, unsolvable Rubik’s Cube. But because our relentless pursuit of hard-hitting fashion journalism knows no limits, StyleBistro Associate Editors Lindsay Schallon and Lauren Frankfort braved the backstage scene to give you this rare and inside look at what makes these impossibly handsome men tick.Find out what this male model's favorite pick-up line is:Find out which body part this male model told us to touch (blush!):And find out what this male model says...Read Full Story

What The Heck Are Those Things The Models Were Wearing at DVF?

By Danica Lo on
(ImaxTree)At the Diane Von Furstenberg show yesterday, the models (and the designer herself) walked the runway wearing these weird little gadget-things on their faces. Were they glasses or some newfangled eyebrow accessory?Turns out they were Google Glass—"the most sought-after tech in the nerdosphere," according to TechCrunch.Google Glass is an eyepiece that creates and augmented reality experience for the wearer—where, while walking around with the Google Glass on your face, you'll see...Read Full Story

Zac Posen Spring 2013 Show Report: Gorgeous Gowns + Lourdes Ciccone!

By Danica Lo on
(Getty) L-R: Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, Zac Posen, Naomi CampbellFor the past three seasons, Zac Posen's New York Fashion Week show has been a mid-week breath of fresh air—a quiet hour at dusk where a couple hundred industry folks gather on the balcony at Avery Fisher Hall, overlooking the Lincoln Center piazza, to see beautiful eveningwear worn by beautiful models, with beautiful music playing in the background.Posen's spring 2013 show was amazing—and not only for the designer's intricate...Read Full Story

Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013: Haute Hues

By Tanya Leigh Washington on
Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 (Getty)A pristine, glossy white backdrop and catwalk set the mood for Chado Ralph Rucci's exquisite spring collection. Paula Abdul, Martha Stewart and Jay Manuel took front row (random, we know).The models wore their hair in slicked back rolled-under buns while dark liner with a touch of red encircled their eyes. As for the clothes? Ralph Rucci knows how to channel the power of color better than any other New York designer. The only American designer ever invited...Read Full Story

Look Who We Ran Into Backstage at Zang Toi - Kirstie Alley Spills on Her Favorite Designer

By Lauren Frankfort on
(StyleBistro)Last night we were backstage at Zang Toi watching all of the hairstylists, make up artists, and manicurists hard at work, when all of the sudden we saw Kirstie Alley. Kirstie Alley!The actress was all smiles as everyone doted one her—doing her makeup and her hair right before our eyes! We finally snagged a second with her to ask her a few questions, here's what she had to say about what she's wearing and her fall wardrobe faves!StyleBistro: What's your favorite item in your...Read Full Story

DKNY Spring 2013 Show Report - Here's What it Means to be a New Yorker

By Danica Lo on
The most amazing thing at the spring 2013 DKNY show—besides the clothes, the celebrities, the seamless organization, and the models—was the staging. Instead of a conventional catwalk, where the models emerge onto the runway from backstage, at the DKNY show, the editors, buyers, celebs, and VIPs sat indoors and the models walked in from off the street—yes, as in outside. It was super-cool. Check out this video of the finale to get an idea:We're guessing it was all part of the season's theme—as...Read Full Story