Behind the Scenes: Backstage at Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

CAROLINA HERRERA SPRING 2015 SHOW

| Mrs. Herrera with model Ysaunny Brito |

The flashbulb-flooded scene at New York Fashion Week is de rigueur for Carolina Herrera, who showed her Spring 2015 collection last week at Lincoln Center. She debuted her namesake line more than three decades ago and was recently honored with the Museum at FIT’s Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, but the veteran designer still jumps head first into each season, starting with a focused inspiration: “When I began designing this collection, I decided that I was was going to literally take the color code of a tulip and it would determine the colors. I took a simple bloom digitized into a spectral palette of color from vibrant pinks, iris blues, majestic purples to gray tones, and soft yellows.”

This season, Mrs. Herrera’s signature sophistication — back on Gilt today with stunning gowns, cashmere knits, and more — gets a high-tech twist. Traditional floral motifs are “pixelated in graphic prints with chiffon overlays and appliques on techno crepe and techno pique fabrics,” Mrs. Herrera explains. “I wanted a collection full of drama and the large over-scale flowers and graphic prints created just that.” The beauty look delivers an equally modern punch: The team worked with master stylist Orlando Pita to “create a futuristic take on a bow, similar to the way that I tie my belts,” Mrs. Herrera shares. M.A.C.’s Diane Kendal created a “Classic Carolina” face — defined cheekbones, a light blush on the cheeks, and a bold pop of color on the lip.

Check out more backstage snaps from the show, then shop our latest edit from Carolina Herrera now on Gilt.

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| Run of show |

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| The design team collaborated with Manolo Blahnik for the collection’s shoes |

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Gilt ♥ Glamour: Go Inside the Exclusive Collaboration

christina_quoteIt’s not every day you get to take a walk in a fashion editor’s shoes…until now. We tapped three of Glamour’s chicest (and most shoe-obsessed) staffers to design a perfect-for-fall lineup every girl can get behind. Introducing the Gilt ♥ Glamour Collection, featuring red suede power pumps, classic-cool oxfords remixed in printed ponyhair, and sexy lace-up booties that are practically made for date night — all available on Gilt today. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below and score some insider style tips from the Glamour pros.

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10 Things That Won’t Last (Including Gilt’s 90% Off Final Sale!)

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All things ultra-trendy are just that — piping-hot one minute, then gone the next. Which is exactly why you’ll need your trigger finger ready for our Final Sale event, starting today with Shoshanna, Zac Posen, Marni, and more in-demand labels up to 90% off. Add those must-have steals to our blink-and-you’ll-miss-them list — they won’t be around for long!

1. Selfies (You’re not Beyoncé, and you didn’t wake up like that.)

2. Cronuts (Croissants and donuts — standards for a reason.)

3. Juicing (Have all the juice you want, but don’t forget to eat.)

4. Culottes (Much like “fetch”, stop trying to make these happen.)

5. Flatforms (If height’s what you’re after, opt for a ladylike heel.)

6. Over-the-top nail art (Leave the 3-D embellishments behind and go super-sleek.)

7. Side boob (Let’s dial it back to the days of classic décolletage, shall we?)

8. Candy Crush (Lift. Head. From. Phone.)

9. Watching TV…on television (Frank Underwood and Piper Chapman have made binge-watching the new norm.)

10. The major designer deals in Gilt’s Final Sale event — Shop now!

 

 

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Behind the Shoot: Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca_Minkoff_outtake1For the city that never sleeps, there’s no denying New York City’s signature nonstop vibe. And luckily for Gilt’s creative team, the buzzy urban landscape is also our backyard — a perfect setting to capture one of our favorite labels, Rebecca Minkoff, in its element. We got the inside scoop from Art Director Jennifer Gonzales: “We chose to shoot around Flatiron because it has such great New York energy.  Almost too much, we discovered! Between Madison Square Park (Shake Shack!) and Broadway, there’s a ton of that typical Manhattan hustle and bustle — taxis, buses, pedestrians, tourists, food carts.”

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