The Fashion Week Diaries: Steven Alan Plays With Stripes, Nicholas K Nails It With Black, And We (Heart) Katrina Bowden’s Front Row Style

New York Fall 2011 Fashion Week is in full swing (yay!), and we’re hitting the tents and following the live streams to bring you the hottest trends, neat backstage beauty finds and the best-dressed front-rowers.

Models at the Steven Alan Fall 2011 presentation on Feb. 10.
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FASHION SHOW: STEVEN ALAN

• Designer Steven Alan made us want to be nerds (because, you know, we’re not) with his fall collection of tweed blazers, scholarly topcoats and striped rompers.

• Whoever styled this show = layering genius.

• Check out the detailing on Alan’s pieces—the side buttons on the romper, the fading on the striped leggings. We like. We like.

 

 

 

 

A model presents an outfit during the Nicholas K show Feb. 10.
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BEAUTY MOMENT: ALMOST-BLACK NAIL POLISH ON MODELS AT NICHOLAS K

• Just when we thought dark lacquer was outta here…

Pattie Yankee (a celeb manicurist for Dashing Diva with a cool name) created two custom colors for Nicholas K, a deep hunter green and brown with gold flecks polishes.

• P.S. The flatform boots that this model is wearing are killer!

 

 

 

 

Katrina Bowden at the BCBG Max Azria show on Feb. 11.
Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

 

 

 

 

FRONT ROW CELEB: KATRINA BOWDEN IN THE FRONT ROW AT BCBG MAX AZRIA

30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden looked too cute at the BCBG Max Azria show, wearing a high-waist miniskirt, puff-sleeved top and black booties. And the pop of candy apple red on her nails is perfection.

• Is the girl sitting beside Katrina with the pretty pink lipstick Tika Sumpter (the actress who plays Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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