Halloween Costume Inspiration: Anna Dello Russo

Calling all street style snappers! Get your cameras out because this costume is sure make the Sunday Style Section cut. Contributing Vogue editor by day and head turner by night, Anna Dello Russo is one to look out for during fashion week and Halloween night. Wanna put the cherry on top? Go with your BFF dressed as The Sartorialist photographer, Scott Schuman.
What you'll need:
A. Grab a pair of show stopping sunglasses like these big blue ones.
B. She's always rocking a short and sparkly mini dress
C. Accessories with a pair of colorful chandelier earrings.
D. She relays on a fabulous pair of shoes for the perfect pose.
E. Anna wears fur all year round.
F. You wont go unnoticed wearing her famously acclaimed cherry hat.

DIY - Half Moon Manicures

Trend alert! French tips beware, a new nail craft has been seen and heard. We're busting out our favorite Fall colors for a DIY that hits the nail on the head. Attempt a spa quality manicure using some basic office supplies and your favorite complementary colors.


What you'll need:
Two nail polish colors: We love sea foam green and silver for Fall.
Nail file.
10 round stickers or reinforcement stickers.


Step 1 -File your nail to the desired length.


Step 2 -Paint 2 light coats of the color you would like to use on the bottom half of your nails.


Step 3 -Let dry 20-30 minutes.


Step 4 -Place the round stickers on your nails.


Step 5 -Paint 2 coats of the second polish from the top of the sticker to the tip of your nails.


Step 6 -Repeat this on all 10 nails.


Step 7 -Carefully peel off the stickers and paint on a clear top coat.

Hot Roundup - Websnob Weekly 9/23

We've been on overdrive trying to catch up after a whirlwind fashion week! It's nice to see most of our fellow colleagues seem to be in the same boat, too, with many of this weeks stories focusing on the blur that is NYFW!

Without further ado, here's the best of the week:

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12 Collared Looks To Try Now!

From dresses to buttons ups collars were taking over the streets of Manhattan this past fashion week. So just how should you give your collar a go?

Here are 12 different looks to try now!

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NYFW 2012 Trends!

We just got back from a whirlwind Fashion Week, hugely inspired (with very, very sore feet!) And while we won't be able to buy any of the greatness we saw for a couple of months, we thought we'd give you a sneak peak of the trends to look out for for Spring!

Neon Pastels! Neon is hot as ever, but this spring there's a twist. Instead of the classic bright pinks, oranges and yellow, designers are showing an extended neon palette. Designers like Yigal Azrouel incorporated bright lavenders, peaches and baby blues as vibrant accents.

Florals - Sweet little flowers and bold orchid prints were all over the place and done exceptionally well by Vivienne Tam. When combined with the neon pastels above, they are a major win.

Bold Prints - Prints were everywhere, again, this season - from wild animal to bold Aztek - designers like Michael Kors and Alexander Wang made major statements!

Drop Wasted Dresses - Absolutely loving this innovative new dress form - shown brilliantly by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Jill Stuart.

China Fashion Week Highlights

Is it just me or are all the major fashion houses looking to China lately? China Fashion Week happened recently at the end of March in Beijing.


The event has been going on for 14 years but I think the visibility of it worldwide was more apparent this year where it covered 40 brands, 29 collections, and 7 competitions. There were some amazing pieces from very wearable to avant-garde.


I love these ombre knits that were a part of a designer's creation during the Cherry Cup New Fashion Designer Contest. (I wish I knew the designer who did this and who ended up winning. If anyone knows please let me know!)



See more by clicking over to our friends at Coquette!

NYFW - Alexander Wang F/W 2011

Alexander Wang's Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection was fierce and striking as ever! This creative genius never fails to hit the mark and his edgy jackets with fur details and leather pants would make any downtown girl swoon!


We can already picture the coming months of street style girls wearing these combo ponchos in a sort of Clint Eastwood meets Carine Roitfeld chic. Black was at the forefront for color choices with occasional pale pinks and rich grays making guest appearances.


It was a collection of juxtapositions with rough nylons, tough leathers and smooth silks gracing the runway and flowing silhouettes mixed with stern and strructured lines, giving the collection an overall feel bi-polarity that we just can't get enough of!


Click the slideshow to see some of our favorite looks from the Alexander Wang F/W 2011 runway!

The SHG - Get Snapped For Fashion Week!

It's a Fashion Week frenzy in New York right now and while we love seeing what new collections are parading their ways down the runway, it's just as interesting to see what Fashion Week go-ers are wearing to these shows.


We managed to snap a few of our favorite looks from in between shows and on the streets, courtesy of our own Contributing Editor, Geri Hirsch of the popular blog, Because I'm Addicted. Take a look at our tips on how to dress to impress while trekking through city blocks in the extreme New York weather, then take a look at the slideshow to see our fave picks to get the looks for yourself!



The Fur Coat - It's cold in NY, but there's no need to sacrifice luxury for warmth! A thick fur coat (the make great faux-fur pieces these day as well!) is a great way to add decadence to any ensemble while keeping you toasty!



The Statement Jacket - Bold shoulders, edgy style details, crazy colors, unique materials. These are all in style for the fashionably daring and a unique but flattering jacket makes for the perfect statement piece on chilly days!



The Crazy Hot Shoe - It's Fashion Week! And while a pair of flats may be more practical, some killer heels are a must! Really can't walk in stilettos all day? Roll up a pair of flats into your purse, but remember that a hot pair of heels amps up any outfit and adds instant fashion cred. Look for cool color-blocking, architectural shapes and anything that will make you stop and say 'Wow!'.



The Perfect Bag - When it comes to Fashion Week, there's usually a lot of running around involved and long hours out and about. A roomy bag that's also a show-stopper is a must. Look for larger totes and satchels from your favorite designers; it'll be well worth the investment! Anything from a luxurious leather bag to a leopard print affair works, just go with you're own preference!

Label Love - Louis Vuitton S/S 2011

Vibrant hues, sumptuous satins and silky knits, Oriental inspired cuts and details, bold animal and floral prints and an overall feel of 1970s luxe took over the runway for the Louis Vuitton S/S 2011 runway show.


Dresses and silhouettes that celebrated a woman's shape and curves were detailed with mandarin collars, thigh-high slits and bold color blocking. Jumpsuits and one pieces featured plunging necklines, metallic shimmer and colorful blocking, with voluminous, billowing fabric and cinched waists all around.


With the Asian-inspired influence, colorful animal and floral prints and sophisticated sensuality, the entire collection was reminiscent of a nonchalantly luxurious and fashion forward Shanghai from it's hey-day as the Paris of the Orient. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces from the Louis Vuitton S/S 2011 runway collection by clicking on the slideshow!

Coquette Reviews The Tibi Resort Collection 2011

I love the new Tibi Resort Collection 2011 that brings in some of my favorite colors of the season (military green, orange, and taupe) along with some glittery sparkle. I love how you can mix and match the pieces to create a really stylish casual or dressed up look. All these beauties are making their way this week into the Tibi shop. Available now is the Confetti Beaded Shift Dress (above center, $695) and the Leather Shorts in black ($585).



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