The Fashion Week Diaries: Turbans Take Center Stage At Mara Hoffman, Vena Cava Gets Glitter Happy, Bryanboy Goes Undercover

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.

A model at the Mara Hoffman Fall 2011 presentation on Feb. 10.
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FASHION SHOW: MARA HOFFMAN

• Hippy-dippy accessories (turbans, John Lennon shades, etc.) gave Mara Hoffman's fall collection a serious bohemian vibe.

• Our personal fave is this slouchy, wrap sweater dress. Cute, right?

• Hard to see, but worth mentioning: to go along with the dark color palette, the models fingertips were dipped in black dye. Weird, but cool.

• Check out caftans, knits, and other cool looks from the collection here.

 

 

 

 

 

A model backstage at the Vena Cava Fall 2011 show on Feb. 10.
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BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: EYE GLITTER AT VENA CAVA

• The mantra, "a little goes a long way," did not apply at Vena Cava's fall runway show, where makeup artists covered models' lids and bottom lash lines with LOADS of multi-colored glitter.

• Sparkly makeup can quickly and easily go all wrong (hence, the models steady tilted head and hair clips). But Vena Cava teamed the princess-grunge makeup look with leather toppers, suede jackets, and platforms, making it SO right.

 

 

 

Bryan Boy at the Rachel Comey Fall 2011 show on Feb. 10.
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FRONT ROW CELEB: BRYANBOY AT RACHEL COMEY

• Fashion blogger Bryanboy arrived at the Rachel Comey fashion show in black leggings, a fuzzy-collared fur coat (tons of attendees have been rocking fur, by the way), a gray striped tee, and 3-D-style sunglasses. But the crowning jewel of his ensemble was his curly fro wig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Siriano's Shoe Designs Cause A Scene

Jason Wu, Rebecca Taylor, and Rebecca Minkoff

Bold Braids

Celebs Flock To The Tents

Our Three Favorite Weekend Shows

DVF, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander Wang

Experimental Strands At Thakoon, Bensoni, And Lela Rose