Sharie Calls Mara Hoffman the Next Diane von Furstenberg | Hollywood yohana

Mara Hoffman Model
Fashion Week is really a time when you should have tennis shoes instead of stilettos on. You're running around a lot, and there's a lot going on. It can be overwhelming. You have to figure who you really want to see and just focus on one or two shows a day, because if you try to do more than that, you won't even make it halfway through!
For Day 3 of NYFW, Mara Hoffman was someone whose show I wanted to see. She is amazing. In a few years, she's probably going to be known in the same vein as Diane von Furstenberg for her beautiful, geometric prints.
I was not disappointed. Her fall 2012 collection is very young and fresh. At the show, she mentioned that she had taken inspiration from Shaman for her earthy prints—and I definitely saw that connection. The vibrant prints are something you can wear every day or on vacation, and layer it up with sweaters. The show was, by far, one of my favorites ever. And I've done hair at Fashion Week for 10 years for the likes of Badgley Mischka and Reem Acra.

A lot of the girls had these scarves underneath their hats that hanged back, kind of like a veil. The hats were big and floppy. The makeup was done in all earth tones, but it was also really elongated from the corner of the eye all the way to the hairline! It was almost as if the Mara Hoffman girl got caught in a golden dust storm. It was awesome!
Mara Hoffman
Nick Irwin, whom I've worked with at Toni and Guy for many years, created lots of texture for the models' hair. The shoulder-length styles were flat at the scalp, but very kinky. There wasn't a lot of product used so the hair floated and bounced down the runway. While I'm a hair girl, I loved the nails at Mara Hoffman! At first, I thought the geometric nail art were decals. But they were Lee press-ons in a French manicure that had been hand painted!
Mara Hoffman

Just a fun, little tidbit: Hoffman teamed with Planned Parenthood and designed condoms in three prints. Proceeds will fund the great organization. Kelly Cutrone was at the show handing them out—and when Kelly gives you something, you take it! Oh, one more thing: I know why Lady Gaga wears capes with her outrageous looks. Trying to a put a top coat over my one-of-a-kind jacket called "Audacious" from Runway Couture was really ridiculous!

Nude Peepers & Red Lips | Hollywood yohana

NYFW Would You Wear It Beauty
While we can't get enough of the killer clothes stomping down the runway at NYFW, that doesn't mean there isn't a special place in our heart for the smoking hot beauty looks too. We were especially taken with the fiery red pout and naked eye combination seen at Victoria Beckham's show and Wes Gordon's presentation. Can you say Valentine's Day makeup tutorial? Hello, date night!

A red hot kisser is sure to heat up your evening, and a great way to give a nod to the holiday without going overboard. Not to mention, we love how the va-va-voom mouth is balanced by an unadorned eye. If you're dying to recreate the look yourself, we got the scoop on the exact products used on the runway.

Thom Browne Fends Off Fashion Week Fatigue with WTF Designs | Hollywood yohana

Thom Browne Model

Thom Browne's fall show started with a woman announcing what we were about to see was all just a dream. We'd like to go ahead and change that to nightmare. As the theatrical procession began, models swathed in eerie shrouds rose like zombies out of coffins. We thought that was weird enough (and even stranger than this), but it turns out that wasn't the only trick up Browne's sleeve.

Most of the cat walkers were outfitted in garb that can only be described as Day of the Dead meets Amish chic. The strict black and white palette featured buttoned up dresses in plaid and polkadots that felt straight out of the year 1800. Models' lips were painted white and silver, reminiscent of the Mexican holiday's traditional face paint. The bizarre references came to a hilt, though, in this very special outfit pictured to the left. From the futuristic bulges—finally we can confirm this specimen is a woman!—to the dinosaur tail, we almost couldn't believe our eyes. Lady Gaga, we have officially found your new favorite designer. You can thank us later.

It's One Bright Family Affair at Betsey Johnson | Hollywood yohana

Betsey Johnson, Lulu Johnson, Layla Johnson

Betsey Johnson may be known for her eccentric designs, but she's still one down-to-earth diva. Don't believe us? You should, since the wild designer made her fall 2012 runway show a family affair, bringing her daughter Lulu and granddaughter Layla up on stage with her.

But Lulu didn't just join Betsey for the finale—she was one of the show's models, too! Keeping in line with the heavy dose of pink Betsey presented, Lulu showed off a satin full-length frock that would make Barbie jealous. Little Layla got in on the action, too, looking up proudly at mom while sporting her very own floral tutu.
As if we didn't think it was cute enough that three gererations of Johnsons walked the runway, we were completely enamored by Betsey's show overall. The collection was one giant love note to the 1960s, with models showing off colored fur, knee-high boots, bright plaid separates, gold lamé dresses and Lennon-inspired round sunglasses to a soundtrack that included the Beatles and Dusty Springfield.
Betsey Johnson, Model, Fall 2012
Betsey Johnson, Model, Fall 2012
While everything from a skull-emblazoned sweaterdress to neon pink and black-striped tights screamed Bestey, the true icing on the cupcakes came from the designer herself. Decked out in a sequined scoopneck top, long metallic shorts and furry kicks, the 69-year-old blonde delighted attendees with her signature cartwheel moves before a bevy of cheerleading models marched down the runway in silver mini-skirts and pom-poms.
And that is why we love Betsey Johnson—and want the entire nearly 50-piece fall collection all for ourselves.

Badgley Mischka Wants the Red Carpet to Shimmer in the Fall | Hollywood yohana

Badgley Mischka Model

Color is a big trend at NYFW. But while most runways opted for colorblocking (BCBGMAXAZRIA and Diane von Furstenberg), prints (Mara Hoffman and Carolina Herrera) or neon (Juan Carlos Obando), evening wear gods Mark Badgley and James Mischka chose sophistication over shock value and showed lots of metallics and jewel tones.
If it wasn't an emerald, sapphire or gold dress, it was a champagne gown with heavy embellishments, an elegant black design with glittering statement necklace or shimmery pant ensemble. While there were some corset styles, the class act duo also mainly highlighted skin through shoulder cutouts, dramatic open backs, and sheer panels.
It only makes sense that Kelly Osbourne and Joan Rivers, who critique celebrities on the red carpet for their E! show Fashion Police,
would be among those in the front row to watch the glamourous catwalk. What did they think?

Kelly Osbourne, Shay Mitchell

The rock princess, who mingled with Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell, tweeted this message after the show: "Just had the best time with @Joan_Rivers @BadgleyMischka show! It was simply gorgeous!" Her tough critic cohost (not pictured) was more vague. "New York Fashion Week-such fun! Just had a great time with @MissKellyO and @BadgleyMischka at this morning's show!" she said.

It looks like Kels was tipped off to the theme of the show, as she showed up wearing a sweet metallic, knee-length number...and then of course there's her silver locks.
Her pose off partner, Shay, tweeted a pic of the left look above and called the presentation "stunning." The brunette actress wore a ladylike beige peplum frock to the show.

Dakota Fanning Dons an Odd Outfit | Hollywood yohana

Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning keep her dip-dye pink tips for Fashion Week? Shut your mouth! The bubblegum pink ends totally would have clashed with her Ice Queen-esque dress at Marc Jacobs and her Trekky ensemble at Rodarte, duh!

If you think the 17-year-old blonde's front row looks were bizarre, wait until you see what those two designers presened on the catwalk. We're talking creepy hand-print gowns and Where the Wild Things Are-inspired hats.

Rodarte Model
Marc Jacobs Model
Note to Rodarte's designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy: Stop trying to make fashions emblazoned with hands happen. We loathe the idea of being groped—even if it is just sartorially. We would think you ladies would feel the same way! As for Jacobs, you can count on Lady Gaga to be a fan of your Muppets creations. Whoopty freakin' do.

Viola Davis & Anna Wintour Put on Poker Faces at Vera Wang | Hollywood yohana

Viola Davis, Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour must get to meet a merry-go-round of celebrities at NYFW, as the seat of honor at every show is always next to the high priestess of Vogue. From Nicki Minaj to David Beckham, the black-clad editrix has sat next to nearly every A-lister. We guess the novelty of star power has worn off, because if we got to sit mere inches from Viola Davis, the belle of this year's award seasons, we might be inspired to crack at least a little smile.

But both ladies remained stone-faced as they gazed out at the ethereal confections Vera Wang created for fall 2012. The varied show included gauzy creations in black and grey with pops of teal and vibrant orange, which were contrasted by edgier looks with fur and architectural angles. While Viola didn't exactly look overjoyed with the ensembles (even though her gray and blue outfit reflected the collection's color palette), perhaps she just adopted "The Thinker's" pose to puzzle out which looks she should snag for the rest of awards season. We could totally picture The Help actress in some of Vera's more feminine designs!

J. Crew Plays With Prints Here, There & Everywhere | Hollywood yohana

J Crew

J. Crew has been known to design preppy and traditional pieces. However, their fall 2012 presentation showed that classic pieces can be updated, thanks to a little thing called prints. And not only that, but they also showed that you can mix-and-match different patterns.

Plaid especially played a major role, not only was the linear pattern seen in trousers, but also in coats and shoes. And the high street brand wasn't afraid to team plaid with anything from polka dot to stripes.
On an edgier note, J. Crew featured a heavy dose of snakeskin prints in both their clothing and accessories. And of course, since this collection is for the fall and winter, wool sweaters, including Fair Isle turtlenecks, were peppered throughout the show.
The only downside: We have to wait a whole season to snatch these babies up! Seriously. We. Want. Every. Single. Piece.

Two Identical Dresses Give Us Déjà Vu | Hollywood yohana

DVF Model, Oscar de la Renta Model

Well look what we have here. Two separate runways—Diane von Furstenberg's and Oscar de la Renta's to be exact—and two nearly identical dresses. Tsk, tsk.
We know fashion is often recycled, but the resemblance is uncanny! From the evenly spaced embellishments to the high neck and below-the-knee hem, we can barely tell the frocks apart. The only difference we can spy was a full length versus an abbreviated sleeve. So who's to blame for the repeat incident?

Diane von Furstenberg did show first on Sunday with a diverse collection full of wacky prints, but that fact doesn't necessarily mean anything as design sketches are made months in advance. We also must mention Oscar de la Renta does sort of have dibs on this type of embellishment. It's one of his signature designs that he's been doing for years, so it fit right into his prim and proper collection. So is there some spy stealing sketches and delivering them to the competing designers? Probably not, but the world may never know!

Sky's the Limit in Flight Suits | Hollywood yohana

Flightsuit Trend
TREND: Printed flight suits
WHO'S WEARING IT: Models at L.A.M.B, Band of Outsiders and Cynthia Rowley
HOW TO WEAR IT: It looks like some NYFW designers looked to the skies for inspiration this season! Aviator-inspired jumpsuits made a splash on several runways with labels adding a twist with unqiue prints. Since flight suits are very loose-fitting, you can make it more wearable by cinching the waist with a solid-color belt. They should also be punched up with statement accessories if you want to avoid looking too masculine. Team the flight suit with a chunky scarf like the Band of Outsiders model did or an embellished color like Cynthia Rowley's model wore. Then, take some inspiration from L.A.M.B by finishing the fresh look off with an eye-catching, oversized handbag!

Designers Get Touchy Feely with Handprint Dresses | Hollywood yohana

Rodarte Model, DVF Model

Designers Get Touchy Feely with Handprint Dresses at NYFW

Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 4:00 PM PST by Kathryn Collings
Rodarte Model, DVF Model
Diane von Furstenberg and the sisters behind Rodarte got hands-on with their collections for fall 2012—literally! Both lines debuted a curious print featuring dismembered hands, which made the models look like they were being groped. Ewww. While the designer famous for wrap dresses opted for a cheeky black and white version over the bust and hip, the quirkier L.A. based arteests preferred full body contact with an all over print. We have to say we're not really fans of either version.

And while we wish this look was a one-time hiccup in the fashion world, we regret to inform you this isn't the first time we've seen the creepy pattern.

Whitney Port Delivers at First Runway | Hollywood yohana

Whitney Port, Models
Congratulations are in order! After years in the fashion biz, Whitney Port finally showed her Whitney Eve collection at Mercedes-Benz's New York Fashion Week this morning. You go, girl! And the fashions she debuted absolutely killed it!

Staying true to her style, the lady of the hour created an array of oversized sweaters, floral frocks and polka dot tops—all of which where mixed-and-matched with one another! The overall feel of the duds reminded us of a little girl playing dress up, but it wasn't all sugar, spice and everything nice.

There was also a good amount of tough elements, including chains that hung on velvet trousers and tribal-like triangle-shaped necklaces.
The orange lipstick on the models also played up the cool-girl look.

Lurex Looks Get a Luxe Reboot for Fashion Week | Hollywood yohana

Tibi Model, Marc Jacobs Model

TREND: Lurex
WHO'S WEARING IT: Models at Tibi, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs
HOW TO WEAR IT: You're probably most familiar with the shiny fabric as an alternative to sequins, but thanks to designers at fashion week, lurex is getting it's own moment in the sun. We're not quite sold on wearing the gleaming threads from head-to-toe like the emerald top and pants at Tibi or the raspberry coat, skirt and silver pants combo shown among the wild looks at Marc Jacobs. Something about it reads Christmas party on crack! Instead, try wearing a pretty dress in the metallic fabric like at Marc by Marc Jacobs or incorporating a single piece into your outfit for a subtle take on the trend.

Jeremy Scott Makes Bart Simpson High Fashion | Hollywood yohana

Jeremy Scott Model

Pardon our excitement, but after seeing Jeremy Scott's insane runway show, the '80s kid in us started digging out our slap bracelets, trapper keepers and Rainbow Brite VHS tapes. That was harder than it sounds, since we were also simultaneously doing somersaults—and no longer own VHS players.

We expected to see unapologetically loud, brash numbers in his fall 2012 presentation, and Jeremy delivered with a collection that was the equivalent of throwing Lisa Frank, The Simpsons, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and Yo Gabba Gabba! together in a blender.

There were rainbow pieces galore, from a lurex coatdress and furry jacket to a striped maxi and printed jumpsuit. Then came a runway debut from Bart Simpson—that's right, Bart Simpson—on everything from sweaters to thigh-high leg warmers. But the greatest item of all? A black one-shoulder unitard with a unicorn attached to it! After our shock wore off, we were just in plain awe.

Of course, models weren't just dressed like cartoon characters—they were styled like them too. Frizzy mutli-colored clown wigs were teamed with bright blue lipstick, and some lucky ladies even got to carry neon stuffed animals down the runway.
It was the brightest, most ridiculous runway show we saw all week—and we loved every second of it.

Low Ponytails are the Mane Trend | Hollywood yohana


Ponytails are the most practical hairstyle for women because they are low maintenance. So, thank god that NYFW designers decided to style their models' tresses in this easy-to-create 'do.

This hairstyle was seen on the catwalk of the Hervé Léger, Charlotte Ronson and Tibi fashion shows. However, these weren't your everyday run-of-the-mill ponies. The masterminds made sure that the hairdo looked ultra modern by creating low ponytails with sleek-straight hair.
Out of all the hairdos that have come down the runways, this might be the easiest to replicate. All you need to do is flat iron your tresses, pull your mane back with a hair tie, then apply some hairspray and ta-da you'll have runway-worthy locks.

alice + olivia Sets the Bar for Goth Glam | Hollywood yohana

Alicia and Olivia Model

Don't throw out the dark lipsticks and black eyeshadows from your emo high school days just yet! The whole goth glam look came back with a vengeance for New York Fashion Week this year, with different shows giving the trend its own little twist. Wine-colored lips and kohl-rimmed eyes were everywhere on the runways, and we couldn't get enough of how goth makeup adds a dramatic femme fatale vibe to an ensemble.

Our favorite interpretation of the trend came from girly-girl designer Alice+Olivia. All of her models were dressed in ultra-feminine, 60s schoolgirl garb that was glaringly contrasted with dark, haunting makeup. The overall collection had a Lolita-esque feel, and we were blown away by the reimagined take on a classic look.

Designers Badgley Mischka and Christian Siriano also used very dark lips and eyes on their models, which gave their collections a rather vampy edge. At Badgley, their MAC team used matte maroon lipstick on the models and subtle dark liner along the top eyelid. Christian had a similar aesthetic when he used black lip pencil and black gloss on his runway.

Stars Impress at Fashion Week—Michael Kors Doesn’t! | Hollywood yohana

Stacy Keibler, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Debra Messing

When there's a Michael Kors show, you know there will be a bevy of beauties sitting front row. And this year, the ladies looked absolutely sensational.
Although Debra Messing isn't a fashion week regular, she obviously couldn't resist watching the designer's fall 2012 collection. To let everyone know she was there, the Smash star rocked a bright pink dress that she teamed with a skinny gold belt.
Like her, Jessica Alba also rocked a vivid hue. Her look, however, was sexier since the turquoise and leather frock had a cutout on the chest that played up the girls. She kept warm, by teaming her frock with black tights and matching pumps. A bright red lip, chic updo and a snakeskin clutch provided the finishing touches.

Meanwhile, Stacy Keibler continued to prove why she is George Clooney's main squeeze, thanks to her army green dress with cross stitch details. On the other hand, Amber Heard channeled her ladylike side, by rocking a timeless white sheath with black lace. She smartly modernized her look by sporting a bold red pout and styling her tresses in a sleek ponytail.
Even though the celebs brought it as they sat pretty on the front row, Michael Kors' designs failed to impress this time around.

Cate Blanchett Gets First Dibs on Fall 2012 Fashions | Hollywood yohana

Cate Blanchett

New York Fashion Week is coming to an end, but one celeb has already worn a piece that came down the runway. Boy, that was quick! And the lady, who had the privilege of wearing a Juan Carlos Obando gown just six days after it was showcased, was the ever-fashionable Cate Blanchett.

The actress rocked this fall 2012 creation to the "The Ever Changing Face of Beauty" opening reception hosted by W magazine last night. The black chiffon frock with flashes of green and silver on the bodice definitely suited her unique style. The babe teamed her look with gold peep-toe pumps and a bold red pout, which has been seen throughout NYFW.
However, all we know now is that Viola Davis,who is a major fan on the label, might have some stiff competition being able to snatch some of the designer's numbers. Cate sure has some very good connections in the fashion world!

Kate Middleton vs. Rose McGowan | Hollywood yohana

Kate Middleton, Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan should've known better than to rock the same Issa knotted halter dress that Kate Middleton famously wore. The princess-to-be has had tons of practice wearing her favorite designer, after all. Way back in 2008, Kate attended the Boodles Boxing Ball in London wearing a plunging coral pink Issa gown. To add to her stunning look, she kept her hair down with loose curled ends and wore minimal jewelry paired with a black clutch and pumps. The gorgeous flowing gown showed off Kate's figure without baring too much skin.

At an Entertainment Weekly party for the SAGs this past January, Rose wore the same maxi in hot pink. But her to-the-navel V-neck, matchy-matchy makeup and wide black cuff made the look too over-the-top for our tastes.

Kate Middleton Looks Springtime Pretty on Eve of Royal Wedding | Hollywood yohana

Kate Middleton,Carole Middleton, Pippa Middleton

Kate Middleton smiled and waved to a cheering crowd as she arrived at London's Goring Hotel today with mother Carole and sister Pippa. The brunette beauty seemed calm despite the fact that the whole world will be watching as she becomes a princess in less than 24 hours! Excuse us while we shut the door and scream!

The most talked-about gal looked springtime gorgeous in a navy printed A-line dress, cream ruffled cropped sleeve jacket and black wedges. Enviable voluminous hair, rosy cheeks, her stunning 18-carat sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring and, of course, that soon-to-be-royalty glow completed her lovely ensemble.
Her proud mum took a similar approach with her outfit. She wore a black sheath, light-colored blazer and kitten heels—so that's it! Kate got her style from her mama!

Here Come the Beckhams | Hollywood yohana

David Beckham, Victoria Beckham

Aside from Prince William and Kate Middleton, the other couple that everyone was just dying to see at the Royal Wedding was David and Victoria Beckham. The good-looking and incredibly sytlish duo did not disappoint.
Our hearts skipped a beat when David graced the telly. He was giving such an intense smolder, we thought he was being matchy-matchy and following his wife's "no grinning rule." But lo and behold, the soccer star showed his pearly whites—the perfect accessory to his three-piece Ralph Lauren suit. He also held a top hat in his hand so as to not ruin his cool slicked back hair.
Posh draped her baby bump with a roomy navy dress from her fall 2011 collection. Like the rest of the ladies in attendance, she wore a spectacular headdress by Philip Treacy on her forehead, and she carried a V.B. clutch. What carried her were six-inch Christian Louboutin platform heels. Ouch! Maybe that's why the babe, who's well into her second trimester, couldn't crack a smile!

Fascinated by Fascinators! |Hollywood yohana

Victoria Beckham, Tara Palmer-Tom, Zara Phillips, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice
While Kate Middleton got to top off her bridal look with a dazzling Cartier tiara, the female guests at the Royal Wedding were asked to wear hats—and a great many chose fascinators, which made the hourslong event even more entertaining. From Princess Beatrice's Lady Gaga-worthy blush 3-D bow design to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's electric blue wonder (both by Philip Treacy), the works of art made us want to run out and buy our very own haute headdresses.

Kate Middleton & Michelle Obama: Fashion Twinsies? | Hollywood yohana

Prince William, Catherine Middleton, Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Prince William and Catherine Middleton, left Buckingham Palace hand in hand Saturday en route to a private weekend getaway in the U.K. The smiling newlyweds had to postpone their 10-day honeymoon overseas.

Based on her outfit, William's stunning bride reminds us of our first lady of fashion, Michelle Obama. Not only does it mirror Michelle's chic style, it shows that she likes to reuse her wardrobe pieces—and they're affordable!
Kate had on a cinched pleated dress by Zara (in her favorite color, of course!), which costs only $89.90. She topped it off with a black cropped sleeve jacket. The look is similar to the ensemble she wore on the eve of the Royal Wedding. If you recall, she sported the same black L.K. Bennett espadrille wedges. The shoes are an older style, but should be around a couple hundred dollars.

Pippa Takes a Stroll in London Looking Khaki Chic | Hollywood yohana

Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton is on a non-stop fashion train! Ever since the day of the Royal Wedding all eyes have been set on her. Just yesterday, Kate Middleton's little sis was out and about running errands in London donning yet another casually chic ensemble.
Once again the brunette outdid herself in a monochromatic outfit. However, this time she added a pop of color through her purse. The bold orange hue is just the right tone to brighten up the look. But what we love the most is how she combines classic pieces together like the tan bottoms, long-sleeve top and white wedges. Pairing the three staples, which are in the same khaki shade gives them a fresh and modern vibe.
Although Kate Middleton stole Prince William's heart away, Pippa gets our fashion crown.