You've seen all the hair and makeup looks from Fashion Week but now it's time to check out the nails. And let us tell you, you won't be disappointed. Last year may have been about the nude nail but this year we saw just about anything but neutrals. There were hand-marbled nails, fun takes on the classic French manicure, reverse moons, gold-dipped tips, statement nails, pearlescent finishes and multi-coloured manicures. See 25 plus nail looks from the week now.
We are still coming down from the inspiration high that was 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Monday through to Friday we were on deck at the Overseas Passenger Terminal reviewing the shows, getting our street style stalker on, and interviewing industry superstars (Taylor! Yasmin! Elin!), but this week we've moved on the analysis. It's almost more fun to round up the most important, most influential and most need-to-know gems from MBFWA. To kick the review process off, we've collated (after much deliberation) on our top five looks from our absolute favourite five runway shows of the week. From Christopher Esber's considered and conceptual approach to Zimmermann's floral delights, from Michael Lo Sordo's cool take on tailoring to Manning Cartell's wear-me-now-please print and texture combos, and last but not least Ellery's cool play with transparency, proportion and drape — these are FabSugar's top five.
Last week the craziness and excitement that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia hit Sydney, and we were on the ground running from show to show to bring you fashion and beauty reports fresh off the runway. Fashion Week also meant the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay (where a majority of the shows were held) was filled with celebrities, editors, designers, stylists, bloggers, and anyone else with an interest in fashion — we stalked the front row to see what the likes of Lara Bingle, Jodi Gordon, Kate Waterhouse and Ruby Rose were wearing. Click through to see all the front row snaps from the week!
What a say to say sayonara to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia! Burberry hosted a chic soirée to celebrate their latest eyewear release, the aviator. It was one of four global parties for the S/S '12 line, and despite the general feeling of fashion week fatigue, Sydney's most stylish perked up to party down at the CBD flagship store. A set by Life in Film got the crowd in the mood, not to mention the outfit stalking thanks to the well-dresed crowd. From Kate Waterhouse and Jesinta Campbell in the label's eye-catching S/S '12 prints, to Rachael Taylor looking chic in Dion Lee, to street style snapper Candice Lake in a thigh-high split, there are plenty of killer party looks to peruse (plus the cool new season campaign) inside the gallery. Take a look! Images courtesy of Burberry.
Fashion Week delivered just about everything you could wish for in terms of beauty looks: luminous skin, braids, pops of colour, glitter, wet-look hair, wild hair accessories and much, much more. If you missed our daily show reports or just like to have everything in one easy-to-reference guide, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up the beauty looks from every show starting from Romance Was Born right through to Fernando Frisoni. So if you're looking for a little runway-to-reality inspiration or want to check out the craziest catwalk looks read on!
"Nothing's too over the top," Jon Pulitano (Redken) said of the three different hairstyles he created for Akira. The first style — for the bridal look — was "ethereal, fluffy and twisted," and he used Redken Rootful 06 to bring it to life. The second — for the colour section — was a high ponytail "looped around and pinned down into a shell-like shape. It's almost a reverse chignon." Fashion Works 12 and Forceful 23 played a key role in creating that style. And lastly, for the print section, Pulitano created a low ponytail with a centre part, looped around on itself. They were teamed with three different makeup looks, too. Kate Squires (Napoleon Perdis) said the first was all about sheer skin and a sparkly eye that is "not too overpowering" and created using the brand's Disco Glitter. The second makeup look focused on a matte red lip and the third was about flushed skin and a lip stain "as though she's been sucking on berries." It was finished with a "poolside blue eye" that was slightly extended. Take a look at the different beauty looks now.
Candids: Behind-The-Scenes At Fashion Week With Whitney Port, Ruby Rose, Elin Kling, Jesinta Campbell & More!
Post Fashion Week. Always a time to reflect on the insane week that was and perve on all the behind-the-scenes action! This week's celebrity candids post is dedicated to all the chaos, amazing front row style and designer backstage snaps. Our talented fashion ed Ali barely slept a wink (we love you!), and brought us some amazing coverage — straight from the front row. Local beauties including Jestina Campbell, Lara Bingle and Kate Waterhouse were fashion standouts, but the real spotlight stealers came in the form of international bloggers and photographers. Susie Bubble, Rumi Neely, Bryan Boy, Candice Lake and Elin Kling were among the big names; and we couldn't get enough of their personal photos between shows. Click through to see all the MBFWA candids as posted by designers, celebs and media.
To say it's been a big week is an understatement. Our beauty editor Sarah (aka Wonder Woman), spent all five days of MBFWA running from show to show — in heels. And in between prodding models and quizzing makeup artists, she also took some happy snaps! So this week's celebrity candids post is dedicated to all the behind-the-scenes action — not just from Sarah's eyes, but the front row celebrities in attendance, and the makeup artists, too. Lara Bingle was a hair and makeup chameleon all week, while stars like Jodi Gordon experimented with a bright pink lip. Click through to see all the best shots from around MBFWA.
When it came to daring styles and avant-garde techniques, designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week brought it. Not only were bright makeup, hair, and nails just about everywhere, but the real showstoppers proved to be the elaborate headpieces. Click through to see some of our favourite dramatic looks.
Yesterday marked the end of MBFWA for another year, and gosh have we been privy to some serious street style statements in between shows. We brought you jackets, skirts, shoes, bags and pants, and now here's the accessories. Bottom line: nothing was too edgy, too bold, or too sweet to style up. From quirky jewel-encrusted spider brooches and DIY sequin-embellished Alexander Wang ankle boots to a reptilian-print Céline luggage tote and a fun Karl Lagerfeld-inspired iPhone case, there's no shortage of covetable accessories, and we're going to take a closer look at the best ones we spotted during the week. Click through now to see which street stylers caught our eye and why.