Beachcombers will likely have their fenced-off hangout back before summer, minus the shards of metal and concrete. Read More
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By Anna Perfecto Canlas 3/04 7:00pm
The bank has put up $155,000 to help you take your hobby to the next level. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/28 2:30pm
For CGI motivation, an assistant director shouted “Shark! Shark!” Another clamped his palms up against each other like giant teeth. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/21 4:30pm
We rode the substitute for two hours. These are our findings. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/14 2:53pm
At 9 a.m. at the St. John’s Recreation Center in Brooklyn, only one woman, 70-year-old Juanita Hemingway, showed up for the adults’ Power Walking class. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/12 12:09pm
French women don’t get fat, and they draw fruit on their eyelids, don’t they? The thought crossed my mind over the weekend after the first salvo of Fashion Week. Not many people might know this, but the beauty looks coming out off these runway shows—a smoky eye, a bright lip, untamed brows—are decided on during so-called “makeup tests” that makeup artists have with designers.
Brands take advantage of that by sending their teams out with an arsenal of new products they’re developing, months before they hit the shelves. By the time they hit the stores, it would have been enough time to “make trend,” that is, for the look to be experimented on by celebrities and become desirable to consumers. It’s the reason why the last time orange lipstick became a thing, it was because prior to Spring 2013, MAC, the makeup brand, dispatched their artists with samples of tangerine pigments in their makeup cases, which were then picked up by Moschino, Missoni, Holly Fulton, Erdem and Paul Smith—all MAC-sponsored shows.
To see what newfangled makeup craze the next season might bring, The Observer scoped out a handful of shows (the coinage of terms, purely ours). Like an orange mouth, not everything here is for you—but you might not want to throw out that old jar of Vaseline just yet.
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/12 11:55am
As much as we love Fashion Week, anyone who has ever been to the shows will tell you that it’s not an easy stroll down the tents. Instead, you have to contend with late start times, harried ticket scanners, dying electronics (due to lack of outlets at Lincoln Center/Eyebeam), and a myriad of other FW-related crises. In that spirit, we’re covering this season’s Fashion Week with YOU in mind, sending our intrepid reporters out to cover the important aspects of the shows…well, the ones that have nothing to do with the clothes.
Below, Naeem Khan, Concept Korea, Pamella Roland, Billy Reid and The Art Institutes. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/10 9:00am
As designer Tracy Reese fleshed out her Fall 2014 collection, she was thinking about what makes women buy clothes. “For me, it’s always an emotional response to things I’m seeing, that I love,” she said, speaking to The Observer before her show at Center 548 in Chelsea. “That’s what it is for a lot of people.”
An hour before her presentation, we caught up with Tracy in the hair and makeup room, walking around comfortably in a sky-blue floral frock that Michelle Obama would wear—and Nike Air Max sneakers dipped in “liquid” gold.
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/08 10:53pm
Backstage at the Lincoln Center, designer Mara Hoffman emerges behind a black curtain in printed pajamas, rings like amulets and half a sleeve of henna crawling up each long arm. “I got them two days ago,” she says, holding up her hands to show a sienna brown tat made up of zigzags, teardrops and dots. They mirror the sequin-ry on some clothes hanging on a rack behind her. She explains that she had someone come over to ink them in her house. “I said, I think I just need to sort of embrace this a little and get into the mood.”
An hour before her show, the print-tastic womenswear designer talked to The Observer about her bedouin-inspired collection. Read More
By Anna Perfecto Canlas 2/07 9:00am
As much as we love Fashion Week, anyone who has ever been to the shows will tell you that it’s not an easy stroll down the tents. Instead, you have to contend with late start times, harried ticket scanners, dying electronics (due to lack of outlets at Lincoln Center/Eyebeam), and a myriad of other FW-related crises. In that spirit, we’re covering this season’s Fashion Week with YOU in mind, sending our intrepid reporters out to cover the important aspects of the shows…well, the ones that have nothing to do with the clothes. Read More