According the New York Fashion Week runways, Fall 2013 hair trends will likely lean in the direction of braids, ponytails, and '90s grunge. In short, there's something for everyone: slicked-back ponytails like we saw from stylist Orlando Pita at Michael Kors, milkmaid braids spotted at Alice + Olivia, and plenty of grungy texture, as lead stylist Paul Hanlon created on models' strands backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Not convinced you can pull any of this off? Watch our video to discover all the tricks to Fall 2013 hairstyling.
What do Twiggy, cornrows, and turquoise eyeliner have in common? They were all elements of the beauty look backstage at Honor, where, like the clothes, the hair, makeup, and nails were somehow different and cohesive at the same time. Anti-Fall seemed to be the theme, as lush turquoise was painted across the eyes and plush polishes on the nails. If the moody hues of Autumn aren't quite your bag, then this is the beauty look for you.
The look: Matte nails, cornrowed updos, and indigo liner.
Overheard backstage: "It's up to you [the beauty editors in attendance] to sell matte! Make matte a thing." — Deborah Lippmann giving her two cents on trend forecasts for Fall.
Key products: Deborah Lippmann Flat Top, Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun Finish (out later this year), Stila All Day Liquid Liner in Indigo.
Perfectly timed to Valentine's Day, the Honor Fall '13 collection came full of supersweet details — think heart-shaped sleeve cutouts and sparkly jewel-embellished necklines — and a whole lot of pink. In effect, designer Giovanna Randall provided the girlie-girl with a slightly cooler, more mod way to dress. Aside from the wide Peter Pan-collared cotton candy pink dresses and magenta-hued jacquard trousers, there were just as many looks sent out in a stark black-and-white palette, perfect for those who aren't looking to go the pink lady route. Bottom line: Honor delivered the most feminine kind of fare for Fall '13, and its romantic edge is exactly what longtime fans will love most of all about it. Click through for the prettiest looks now.
For Spring 2013, Honor's Giovanna Randall got down to the skeleton of things, keeping the focus on the body. The beauty look evoked the complexities and colors of the body, from the hair to the nails — making this an extremely attainable style.
The look: Bone-white nails, twisted braids, and stripped-down makeup.
The inspiration: Anatomy and nature.
Who would wear it: Any girl looking for a fresh-faced look, but amplified.
With a front row that included the likes of Tennessee Thomas, Sarah Sophie Flicker, and Michelle Harper, one might have worried that Giovanna Randall's Honor label had suddenly switched horses and become very, very downtown. However, as the first looks — frothy, uber-full skirts in georgette, lace, and lace-like prints — came floating down the runway, it became very apparent that there was no chance of that. And thank goodness. The world needs more pretty for pretty's sake, and that was precisely what Randall delivered.
Dresses and skirts were the mainstay here, and most came in the label's signature girlie silhouette: high necklines and skirts that flared from the waist in a cupcake cloud of organza and pouf. Ruff collars, flutter sleeves, and oversize chiffon bows also made appearances, as did neon jacquard and intricate lattice-work, the latter of which was draped web-like over open backs and on the hems of belled sleeves. And for those downtown girls in the front row? High-waisted shorts and wide-legged, V-neck jumpsuits trimmed in high-tech glitter vinyl.
An ethereal girliness prevailed for Honor Spring 2013, with a collection full of organza and soft botanical prints, and plenty of ruffles that felt a bit more cool than frilly. Neon green and pink were the color choices for pigment-print (it looked like a trippy floral) jackets and dresses. They were ladylike silhouettes, but featured cocoon sleeves, and many of the dresses had cutout backs and "microsparkle" trim that looked a little futuristic. Blouses featured Edwardian ruffles, which would have felt a bit costumey if not for the models sporting cool sunglasses and little crystals in their hair — it was like the cool girl meshed into a dreamy princess. If there's one must have from the very pretty collection, it's anything organza. The floaty, delicate fabric looked so fresh and wearable when made into a pair of high-waisted shorts.
- Trends: organza, cocoon sleeves, botanical prints, neon.
- Colors: Neon green and pink, white.
- Key Piece: Organza high-waisted shorts and pants, a foliage-print jumpsuit.
- Accessories: Jewels in hair! Tabitha Simmons for Honor sandals were really pretty.
- Who Should Wear It: Taylor Swift has worn the line and this is perfectly suited to her girlie style; Keira Knightley should try out one of the pretty gowns for a red carpet event.
For her Fall 2012 collection, designer Giovanna Randall was inspired by the love story of a preppy boy and free-spirited Argentinean girl. But when it comes to beauty, the inspiration was decidedly Gallic. Borrowing from French singer and style icon Françoise Hardy, the just-slept-on hair and chalky eye makeup were uncomplicated and cool. See how the look came together, and you'll agree: this is one runway look that anybody can pull off.
>> It's fitting that David Bowie's "Oh! You Pretty Things" would be playing during Giovanna Randall's Fall 2012 Honor runway show. Not only were Alexa Chung and Shailene Woodley sitting front row, but the clothing coming down the catwalk was nothing short of lovely. Silhouettes were streamlined, femme, and totally unfussy in a lush palette of printed silks, patterned sheers, blanket-striped wools, and laser-cut organza. "It's a love story between a preppy boy and exotic Argentinean girl," Giovanna Randall explained of the mix. "The merging of two worlds — very refined and earthy with tapestry prints, and a modern take on art deco."
The Help's Ahna O'Reilly channeled a romantic Spring vibe with her flowy white Honor dress. The delicate sheer sleeves and yellow lace hem detail provided a sweet boost of girlieness. She accessorized with gold drop earrings, a gold bangle bracelet, and light purple suede wedge pumps. To play up the airy fairy look, she wore a wavy side-swept bun, a rosy pink cheek, and a light pink lip. Are you feeling Ahna's feminine ensemble?
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