The 20 Best Manicures of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15

When it comes to the manicures spotted backstage at New York Fashion Week, there are typically two distinct categories they can fall under: bold, eye-popping nail art and simple nudes.  And while the former has certainly reigned supreme these last few seasons, it’s rare that these two schools of nail design ever cross over.  That is, until this season.

While making our rounds backstage at New York Fashion Week earlier this month, it became abundantly clear to us that next season’s best manicures are neither bold nor boring but rather, the perfect marriage of the two.   With subtle hints of ombre designs, graphic textures and perhaps just a touch of sparkle, manicurists created looks that were not only eye-catching, but also unique and completely wearable.  And with color palettes that range from pops of lilac, mint greens and papaya to stark white and sheer cream, there’s truly no shortage of options to consider.  Of course, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you, scouring our collection of backstage notes to bring you the 20 best manicures of the spring/summer ’15 season.  Scroll through the slideshow below to uncover the nail looks you’ll be lusting for in the months to come!

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The Top 8 Models of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15

While fashion month seems like a grueling four weeks for editors and buyers, it’s perhaps most exhausting for the models. On top of all the travel, these hard-working ladies also face early call times and late-night fittings — making sleep but a distant memory for most.  Needless to say, it takes a special breed of model to walk dozens of shows per year, but the ones who can pull off the impressive feat hold a special place in the business for seasons to come.

So, who was this year’s top catwalker? Following the end of New York Fashion Week, we tasked ourselves with narrowing down the top models of the season — a list that is based on the sheer number of shows the model walked from start to finish.  See who took home this year’s top 5 spots in the slideshow below!

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne Trade the Catwalk for the Front Row at Burberry

Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne may not have walked the Burberry runway this morning, but they did put in a show-stopping appearance nonetheless.

Choosing to skip the catwalk to watch the show from the front row, the two supermodels and recent ‘My Burberry’ campaign stars were among Christopher Bailey’s honored guests this season, scoring seats alongside such FROW veterans like Anna Wintour and Mario Testino.
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Modelinia AM Reads: Coco Rocha Reveals Her Number One Must-Have Item for Fall


Cara Delevingne may spend more time abroad these days, but when it comes right down to it, she’s still a London girl at heart.  To celebrate her return to London Fashion Week, the supermodel of the moment is sharing her top 5 favorite places to eat and play in the British city.  Best of all, they all but guarantee a Cara sighting or two! ~ T Magazine

London Fashion Week is well underway, with several stars popping up at the biggest draws in town. From Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Challenge launch event to Marchesa’s 10th Anniversary celebration, catch up on London’s hottest fashion week events and the stars that attended them here! ~ PopSugar

Yikes! Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters has come under fire online for selling a faux-vintage T-shirt emblazoned with the Kent State seal and what appears to be splatters of fake blood. If this is a reference to the 1970 college shooting, we certainly do not approve. ~ People

Does Bey have another bey-bey on the way? Beyoncé fans are in a tizzy after Jay Z switched up some lyrics during the duo’s most recent Paris concert — hinting that they’re expecting. ~ New York Daily News

So long, Jean Paul Gaultier! The designer is reportedly stopping his women’s and men’s ready-to-wear lines, citing “commercial constraints” and the “frenetic pace of collections” as the reasons why. ~ Vogue UK

You’ve seen Zac Posen’s runway show, now we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of the designer’s spring/summer ’15 collection with an exclusive video starring one of his biggest collaborators: Coco Rocha.  Find out how the supermodel keeps the Zen amid the fashion week chaos and what she’s calling her number one must-have item for fall here! ~ Modelinia

Model Twitpics of The Week!

Well it’s official – Fashion Week is over.  With our heads still reeling from seeing all the amazing fashion and beauty looks from the runways to the streets, we scoured our social media accounts to bring you some of our favorite social media snaps from the week.  From Karlie Kloss conducting a very important business meeting to Cindy Crawford sharing the ultimate Flashback Friday to Heidi Klum trying on a new green ‘outfit,’ see what some of your favorite models have been up to in today’s Model Twitpics of the Week!

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Top 5 Beauty Trends of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15

Yes, we know, it’s still only September — meaning we have a good six months before the beauty trends we saw at New York Fashion Week are supposed to appear off the runway. But truthfully, we’ve never really been keen on following those rules like that, and who could blame us? When Fashion Week delivers gorgeous hair and makeup looks like the ones we say this past week, it’s near torture not to indulge immediately. That being said, we scoured through our backstage notes to roundup the top 5 spring ’15 beauty trends to try now.  So go ahead, break the rules and get a head start on spring with our top beauty picks below!
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The Top 5 Fashion Trends of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’15

New York Fashion Week has come to a close, but before the fashion set jets off across the pond to see what the runways hold for us in London, Milan, and Paris, we’re working overtime to make sure you know what you’ll be wearing come Spring 2015. We scoured every last runway and presentation to determine what will be the next season’s top 5 biggest fashion trends.  Based on our findings, you can expect to see the return of flared pants, an abundance of colored suede, and gingham galore!

Keep scrolling to catch up on all the key looks from New York Fashion Week, and be sure to check back in throughout the coming weeks as we update our report with what’s trending in the fashion capitols abroad!
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Day in the Life: Cindy Bruna Takes Us Inside New York Fashion Week

Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a part of New York Fashion Week?  Or better yet, to be a model at New York Fashion Week?  This season, we asked Cindy Bruna of Wilhelmina Models, one of the industry’s most prolific catwalkers and the world’s next big supermodel, to take us behind-the-scenes of her NYFW experience for an exclusive look at a day in her top model life.  From hanging out backstage with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, to partying with the A-list at the “Angels” book launch party, Cindy has captured all of the can’t miss moments from her last day on the New York runways and is sharing them exclusively with us!  See fashion week through Cindy’s eyes in her complete photo diary below:


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