The beloved makeup brand Becca Cosmetics has been keeping our glow game strong ever since it launched. Its powder and liquid highlighters are a staple in almost every makeup bag. Beauty gurus have thousands of videos that praise Becca’s insanely glowy products while professional makeup artists swear by them. There isn’t a single makeup obsessive that hasn’t tried some of Becca’s products for a radiant skin. Now the brand has some very exciting news for all its loyal fans: there is a Skin Love collection coming that promises more products to achieve that seamless glowing complexion.
It’s official: The New York Fashion Week has finally opened up more about beauty at all sizes. The issue of diversity in the fashion industry has been very discussed lately. As a result to that, the SS 2018 NYFW had runway shows that featured models of all sizes, generations, and races. Every year more designers care about the diversity at their shows. During SS 2018 NYFW 9 designers included plus-size models. Total of 208 size-diverse models were a part of the SS 2018 NYFW both on the runway and the presentations. This is a record-breaking number in the history of the NYFW. See the mesmerizing looks that the curvy beauties flaunted on the show in the video below.
Last year only 27 plus-size models made an appearance, so this is a very remarkable result. According to Fall 2017 Runway Diversity Report, 31.5% of the designers included more plus-size models and models of color this year. Among the designers who had plus-size models on their shows is Christian Siriano. The young designer is a huge supporter of the body-positive movement. Christian Siriano invites curvy models to his shows on a regular basis.
Addition Elle is another brand that stood for diversity this year. The brand is known for its size-inclusive collections and collaborations with body positivity advocates such as Ashley Graham and Jordyn Woods. This was Addition Elle’s debut show on the NYFW. The brand had very size-inclusive model cast. Other inclusive brands include Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, Chromat, Anna Sui, Rebecca Minkoff, and The Blonds.
The body positivity isn’t a trend but an evolution. The SS 2018 NYFW was a step forward toward more inclusive fashion and less body shaming. It’s finally time to spread positivity and break stereotypes.
Rebecca Minkoff just dropped one of her most inspirational spring/summer runway shows and collections ever, the success being also due to the see-now-buy-now formula she featured for the third time in a row. Set to hit RebeccaMinkoff.com soon, Rebecca Minkoff’s spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection was showcased in Los Angeles, down the brick road at The Grove, a choice many other designers will follow in the weeks to come too.
Minkoff’s choice to unveil her spring/summer 2017 collection in Los Angeles was not, however, “just’ all about the runway show. The San Diego-born designer set the bar higher for anyone who is going to favor Los Angeles over New York in the future, by scheduling a full day of fashion and beauty-related events, which included exclusive interviews with the designer herself, shopping sessions and even yoga classes.
We could even describe her as a sort of new fashion tech pioneer as, according to Forbes, she created 10 limited edition bags, in the #AlwaysOn Midnighter style, which were exclusively available at a pop-up shop on her website. They came with a “hangtag that unlocks a ticket to the spring/summer 2017 runway event when scanned.’ We bet this formula might become as popular as the see-now-buy-now one!
Back to Los Angeles and its inspirations, it is no secret that the city is mainly known for its streets filled with actresses, artists, influencers and musicians, the creations, works and melodies of whom often serve as the main motifs for many fashion designers’ collections. Rebecca Minkoff, who is not immune to Californian-inspired vibes either, was smitten by the same kind of free-spirited creativity one gets overwhelmed with when visiting Los Angeles, and managed to transpose the patterns to her spring/summer 2017 collection, too.
Colorful yet with a high-street style that has been riding high on the waves of fashion for a few seasons now, the Rebecca Minkoff spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection combines hippy-chic ensembles, such as floor-length dresses, voluminous t-shirt dresses and off-the-shoulder tops, with more urban-inspired white trousers and leather jackets, the clean lines of which sort of refine the entire collection with an unexpected minimalist touch.
Purely Southern California-inspired garments, such as orange sweatshirts, short shirts and wearable t-shirt, made their glorious appearance at The Grove, too, reminding us of Minkoff’s glamorously utilitarian side.
There was, of course, no shortage of patterns and colorful designs, which went hand in hand with the frivolous ruches and layered frills. “It’s just easy, effortless kind of beauty. A lot of color, a lot of different floral prints. A lot of ruffles,’ Minkoff explained backstage, confirming the overall laid-back attitude that lies behind this latest collection of hers.
By focusing on wearable, jocose and feminine garments, Rebecca Minkoff just encouraged us to play with fashion and just feel at ease with it, so that we can indeed be off to a good start as soon as the first daisies blossom.
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One of the best new features of the new fashion week shows is the new “see-now-wear-now’ format that has received wide audience acclaim. While spring collections are still offered during the fashion weeks in New York, Paris, London and Milan for the next month, it is nice to also have collections appear that we can get excited about and purchase now, wearing them out to show off exactly how fashion savvy we really are.
Rebecca Minkoff has been among the top designers to offer both types of collections, having released their spring/summer 2017 looks a few days back and now adding to the gorgeous hype with an intriguing catwalk that literally took to the streets, joining in the ranks of Tommy Hilfiger, Thakoon and Yeezy. This tactic has yielded a near 200% increase in sales, which is exactly what all designers desire these days.
The presentation of the Rebecca Minkoff fall 2016 see-now-buy-now collection during the New York Fashion Week shut down Greene Street in SoHo on Saturday morning, not an easy feat, considering how busy the place gets. It was an interesting business move but we believe it might have paid off well.
The collection itself featured 27 lovely fall looks, inspired by travel as a luxury event, something that has been a theme for the past few months already. It was all quite consumer-friendly and the best part is that what was seen on the outdoor runway will be delivered to customers during the months of September and October, something that is quite new to the world of fashion.
It is, however, definitely something that we were waiting for and makes a whole lot more sense for most of the population that requires quick answers and loves to shop on-the-go. While not all 27 are available for purchase at RebeccaMinkoff.com this time around, it is certainly heartening to know that 20 will be available at once.
As for the collection itself, there is a certain vagabond spirit to the boho-chic of it all, with mixed prints and chiffon dresses, hemlines that are asymmetric and skirts that are tiered. Here was even a gorgeous velvet slip dress in burgundy and black that we certainly want to see on the streets this fall.
The collection was co-led by beauty blogger Amanda Steele and utilized technology to make the street-perfect fashion available to all, using 360 virtual technology as well as wearables that look like pieces of jewelry and look beautiful.
Some of the top fashion bloggers of the moment also walked the runway from Gala Gonzalez of Amlul to Arielle Charnas of Something Navy to besties Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland. The Zeekit app was used as well to allow people to take pictures of themselves and upload them to show off how the clothing on the runway will look on them personally.
Partnered with Maybelline New York, two new makeup collections were also revealed on the runway, available for sale following the show. It was, without a doubt, one of the most intriguing collections on the NYFW and its gypset inspiration of the millennial woman who enjoys travelling the world certainly appeals to all of us in our 20s and 30s.
Photos courtesy of WWD
A happy customer is a loyal customer, and Rebecca Minkoff doesn’t like to disappoint her devoted aficionados. For this reason, for the newest Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, the Californian designer carefully listened to what her customers had to say and wanted for the upcoming warmer months, focusing thus on bohemian vibes and Instagram-approved statement pieces.
Led by Rebecca’s business-savvy brother Uri, the Minkoff’s company is now an empire, with the accessory line being particularly prone to treating us to timeless staples that quickly become must-haves. Rebecca Minkoff’s secret is the ability of exactly knowing what’s going on in the fashion industry, as she makes sure her customers precisely get what they are looking for.
For this Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, both Uri and Rebecca took a step forward into trying to understand their audience, utilizing data analytics and brand new flagship stores as ways to get feedbacks from their customers.
“The goal here was to talk to our consumer, give her what she wants. We listened and gave it to her,’ the designer told WWD. “Two key factors in this listening process were the opening of our flagship store[s] and with the web site, our data and analytics are so much stronger.’
As a result, fashion-hungry Minkoff’s ideal customer got provided with a simple, yet ethereally refined array of California-inspired staples, the patterns, designs and boho-chic lines of which make us count the days until the next spring/summer season. Apparently, what Rebecca and Uri perceived from such feedbacks was that Rebecca Minkoff’s ideal customer urges the label to travel back to its origins, both chronically and geographically.
The Rebecca Minkoff spring 2017 collection celebrates everything that is California-inspired, from hippy movements to Coachella-ready staples, which, in return, urged Rebecca to go “down memory lane and back to my roots in California ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Ü the beach, the surf, boogie boarding every weekend, that lifestyle. I think there is so much happening right now in California, especially from a cultural point of view.’
The collection perfectly encapsulates California’s free-spirited souls, transposing its motifs to off-the-shoulder mini dresses, bon-ton frocks with lace embroideries, floral patterns and, of course, mini jumpsuits.
The Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 line-up manages to represent California’s fanciest side throughout a few well-balanced proposals too, namely a cropped bolero jacket with stripes and pairs of bright, curve-hugging trousers meant to be matched with everything from elegant shirts to relaxed t-shirts. As for the latter, Minkoff took the chance to ride the ‘ironic t-shirt wave’ by designing relaxed graphic tees with ‘Malibu’, ‘Darlin’ and ‘California’ written in bold letters. Designing graphic t-shirts is a nice move indeed, and we bet they will invade our Instagram feeds as soon as spring begins.
As for the accessory line, this time around Minkoff’s winning horse is the shoe line, with suede block-heel wrap sandals dominating the collection.
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff is adding another expansion to her brand, by looking overseas to create an accessories collection that will be made available at Selfridges in the U.K. The fall collection will go on sale in June. Minkoff has been working to maneuver her brand further on the global market, and so this is a step that should have been much anticipated for lovers of the designer and her label. In an interview with WWD, Minkoff identified her customer, and showed that there isn’t much of any gap between her U.S. and U.K customer base; she also didn’t squander the moment to talk about her personal feeling toward the retailer her collection will be hosted at.
“As a longtime customer of theirs, I’m delighted that our product will be shared with the quintessential London girl who loves Selfridges and is simultaneously very much the Rebecca Minoff customer,” the designer told the fashion news source. “She’s a Millenial, she wants to be noticed for her sense of style and not the logo she’s wearing, she wants something that is unique and identifiable at a great price point that and that has great value.”
As Minkoff stretches into the European market, the opportunity to promote higher-priced items cannot be ignored, as the customers on that continent are known to be more willing to pay slighter more for fashion-forward items. This will likely be reflected in the collection, through the footwear, handbags, jewelry, and small leather goods that comes with it; the products will be available on the lower ground floor of the store, in the handbag and accessories department, naturally.
Caroline Fielder, buyer for Selfridges, told WWD that she felt Minkoff’s collection would serve the contemporary market of today well, especially since the price point of the line will be accessible for the Selfridges customer. “Rebecca Minkoff handbags have a wide appeal due to their playful yet edgy aesthetic. The brand’s DNA is fun and the price point is accessible,” said Fielder, before speaking over the relevance of handbags for the designer. “From the signature Mini Mac to the M.A.B tote, there is always a bag that works for an occasion.”
The U.K. is a natural place to start a plan for global expansion, and Minkoff is already undergoing plans to open some freestanding locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and a new store in Chicago to further the expansion. All of this stems back to the goal for the designer to target the Millennial consumer, and she has been making moves to continue the venture since her runway show last February, which showed consumers to the runway, and became a see-now-buy-now experience. With the success achieved from the move, continuing on in like manner was to ensue.
“We had incredible results; from this year to last year our sales grew over 211 percent, and we can definitely see that our consumer liked and embraced it. So we are very much planning to continue,” Minkoff said. She continued on to speak of the value she sees in promoting her products in retail locations, like Selfridges, in this case. “I still think that the consumer shops in them and it’s important to be part of the conversation by being in a Selfridges or a Neiman Marcus or a Saks Fifth Avenue. They are aspirational stores and it’s key to have presence in them if you want people from all over the world coming to see your collections.”
Increasing in global presence is exciting in and of itself, but Minkoff is also speaking of expansions on the digital front; she is currently working on a TV show, as well as a YouTube show. Minkoff and Intel have partnered together in order to work on a group of events that will create more opportunities for women in the field of technology. A great many things are arising from Minkoff’s brand, making her label one to watch in the coming months and years.
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With New York Fashion Week well underway, we are enjoying all the lovely looks that have been pushed forth of late, looking rather fantastic. Among these designers presenting their styles has also been Rebecca Minkoff, with no particular theme going into the line-up and a general mix of worldliness that just makes total sense without actually being able to be described well in words. The Rebecca Minkoff fall/winter 2016-2017 collection has the customer in mind and it shows.
It is one of the top brands that has stated that the collection will be shown when it will hit stores as well, so on Saturday there will be a #SeeBuyWear show happening for fans, bloggers and the like. The pieces seen at this point are cross-seasonal and perfect for those who need some new Rebecca Minkoff and cannot wait for the September retail setups. What exactly could be found among these lovely pieces though?
If we had to pinpoint a certain decade, it would probably a 1970s moving into the ’80s era here, with interesting features such as floppy brimmed hats, oversized sweaters in neutral colors, paired with saucy half boots in a Western style and beautifully done up button down dark denim skirts. We notice outfits, which include black and white striped shirts tucked into black leather skirts, gorgeous leather jackets and thigh-high velvet boots; we notice the leather jackets come in navy, camel and black and look awesome.
There are pretty black dresses paired with varsity jackets and thigh-high boots, little clutch bags adding to the chic effect, while suede brown handbags with top handles and shoulder strap combinations are available as well. Purple is a color to look for, along with brown, with plaid in cream and blue also working wonders in the collection.
Strappy shoes in silver and black come into play and look pretty amazing with that gauzy polka dotted dress with the center slit and the shorter gauzy lining underneath. That one is possibly our favorite look, alongside the leopard printed coat worn over a black skirt and black and white striped blouse, showing off some leg while covering up the rest of the body.
This is certainly a lovely collection and we cannot wait to see more of it as Rebecca Minkoff continues with some grand reveals. The gypset attitude is to be commended, while the customer-in-mind attitude is even more to our liking, seeing phone pockets inside coat linings, and lots of easy layering. We love the silk dresses as well.
The #SeeBuyWear Rebecca Minkoff fall 2016 show will only feature the pieces stores have picked up already, along with 16 other looks that will be sold in the brand’s own brick and mortar retail spaces. Add some new hair and makeup as well and the show will have an interesting new look.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Known for getting her inspiration from Sixties and Seventies, Rebecca Minkoff chose Marianne Faithfull, the symbol of youth and rebellion of her days, as her muse for the spring 2016 collection, which did come up to our expectations. Targeting willful forward-thinking women from around the world, the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2016 collection had a distinctive subtle sensuality and wayward character. Minkoff’s 2016 color palette can be defined as Yin & Yang beginning with the parade of cool shades featuring ivory, bone, pearl, alabaster, lavender and continuing with suva grey and all shades of black.
In her new collection the designer successfully matched different textures and garments such as sweet and romantic sheer chiffon, lace, silk with textured tweed, suede and, of course, leather. The lineup was full of trendy details, such as frills, fringes, V-necks, studs and featured different shapes ranging from classic A-line dresses to flared trousers, T-line tops and wrap dresses. In the beginning of the show we saw the delicate woman wearing pretty sheer dresses with frill details, flowing off shoulder blouses with long voluminous sleeves, ivory flared pants, and long flowing pearl dresses. As the show continued the mood changed to bring forward the wayward woman wearing studded leather biker jackets, black shorts paired with a matching suede zip-up jacket with fringe details, black skirts and lace dresses. The highlight of the collection was the lavender suede poncho with fringes paired with matching skorts reminding us all of the sweet old Seventies.
This spring, the Minkoff woman is daring and combines two different spirits in one outfit. She knows that delicate black lace looks stunning with studded leather vests or biker jackets, she knows that the trendy jumpsuit looks just perfect with a sheer chiffon blouse underneath, but above all she has attitude which she expresses through her edgy style. Overall, Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2016 collection was feminine and rebellious full of the Seventies charm and rebellion.
For her spring 2016 lineup, Minkoff created a beautiful line of accessories, including the gorgeous middle size duffel bags with fringe details performed in browns and blacks, and the bohemian looking ankle and knee high pumps with chunks of leather cut out in diamond and oval shapes featuring different textures of leather and suede. She also offered a simple solution of rounded flats with ankle straps in blank leather.
Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2016 show inspired by the mod ’60s star Marianna Faithful naturally featured iconic lash gazing bangs. Is it Bangs we heard? The bangs that are so hard to maintain or grow out and look cool only on catwalks? Yes indeed, however Minkoff’s bangs were gorgeous and you will be surprised to know that also fake, sorry, I meant clipped in! So next time you feel the urge of getting bangs without commitment go for clip-ins and find out if it is your cup of tea. As for the beauty look we saw minimalist makeup featuring perfect skin with a touch of blush on the cheeks, nude lips and lashy eyes underlined with black or brown eyeliner.
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It was certainly autumn that walked down the runway to the live music heard in the background. It was a gorgeous fishnet stocking set with half boots, a breezy country blouse and a sleeveless fringed vest thrown over for maximum effect, while the legs peeked out nicely from underneath a high waist mini skirt. It was Rebecca Minkoff at her best, showing off the first of the 34 pieces that would grace the catwalk over the next 10 minutes. The lady behind the Rebecca Minkoff fall/winter 2015-2016 collection that captivated attendees but a few hours ago is an industry leader in casual luxury handbags, accessories and apparel. The subtly edgy designs have gained her much in terms of fame, making her one American fashion designer one should not try to compete against. She’s everywhere in the news of late, what with her setting trends and bringing new products to the market that women cannot help but adore. Back in 2001, all she had was a 5-piece apparel line that she decided to launch and it was a mere 8 years later in 2009 that she was honoured as a New York Moves power Women for her skills as an entrepreneur and her success in the fashion industry. There is a reason she’s a favorite for Lauren Conrad, Keira Knightley, Ashley Greene and Reese Witherspoon.
The Rebecca Minkoff fall/winter 2015-2016 collection was inspirational to say the least. Meant for the fashion-forward female in this modern world, it introduced lots of legs to the 1970s homage that is all the rage in all four seasons of 2015, especially the spring/summer collections. There’s something very Wild Wild West about the whole thing, from the fringed boots to the brimmed cowboy hats, the lacy shirts and the dress effect. There are 34 different outfits that were paraded on the runway, each more dazzling than the last. It appears that the inspiration behind the line was Patti Smith’s book Just Kids, which has brought a post-hippie milieu and bohemian treasures to the pieces. That includes the boho blouse, the tousled tresses, the leather pants and fringed vests. Embroidered guitar straps hold up the purses while freshly minted feather pendants make their own mark on the line. Minkoff’s customers look for the cute dress at the affordable price and on this she delivers perfectly. After all, who wouldn’t want a head to toe sweater dress?
The hems generally hinge on the mini point, whether they are in red leather coming to mid-thigh, convoluted prints barely brushing the tops of the legs, warm black and grey designs that make mini look so good (and have matching coats to boot), as well as blue dresses that huge the body and have black fringe appear around the chest and on the boots, the legs clad in patterned fishnet stockings. The shoes across the line include lacing and fringe, from shiny leather half boots to red peep-toe designs, knee-length boots with open toes, and tasselled numbers in over the knee and ankle boot styles. What strikes us odd is the open toe. It may be trending with this collection, but for the OCD individual, it will simply never make sense. The rest of the outfits are perfection though and worth investing in. Those lacy boho blouses look great with any combination of layering it appears!
Photos courtesy of Style.com
Another absolutely stunning and awesome collection comes to join the spectacular range of lines presented for the luxurious and cool New York Fashion Week spring 2015! As usual, the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2015 collection is what “modern femininity’ can be best described with. Hardly can we find any other collection, where the minimalistic means and designs can create such girly and charming vibes and result in the creation of the top looks for this popular and great fashion show. What’s especially noteworthy and interesting here is that the overall color concentration goes around the shades like creamy, muted green and pale blue, used in incredibly diverse and creative combinations and matched with just as creative shapes and overall designs. The accents put on accessories were so delicate and exact that there seems to be nothing else that could perfect the image even further.
The Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2015 collection starts with cute and charming pieces like the relaxed dresses and the options adorned with some delicately arranged stripes and straps running for the top are also an important aspect of these looks. The color blocking technique used for the next range of appealing pieces and combinations is what goes on with the creative interpretations including pieces like tops with asymmetrical hems and skorts, matched with fringed handbags and cool pairs of shoes.
Fluttery and ruffled details matched with sumptuous and effective wide-brim hats come right after this time featuring more monochrome alternatives and graphic solutions for the top part. Pinky options come to secure the girliest and the sweetest pieces of the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2015 collection too, quickly being followed with some cartoonized images of birds sitting on the bench matched with interesting light blue skirts cut below the knee level and adorned with uber creative and nice side splits designed with real buttons! Fluttery details matched with laser cuts and transparency plays and put with details like cuffed sleeves and one-shoulder-off shapes come to join the range of alternatives.
Further, the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2015 collection reaches design details like stripes used for some retro inspired combos, featuring shirts and straight skirts with ankle strap heels and tiny spicing details like narrow belts. Asymmetrical shapes for flare skirts and A-lines for tops can’t be left out of the list either. Further, it’s the coolest and the most youthful pieces like jumpsuits that complete the range of diversities coming with details like cuts and hints of the ripped silhouettes though taken with small proportions. Shirtdresses are also here for the comprehensive range of looks. The floor length variants and the elongated and relaxed jumpsuits adorned with floral laser cuts and classy creamy shades can’t but be mentioned in our list of top looks too.
So the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2015 collection does have the powerful say once more forming an important part of the world fashion trends and basic inclinations for the season. Have a sneak peek into this line and find the options you like most!
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