New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014: Lela Rose

I had the pleasure of seeing Lela Rose's runway presentation for the first time last season, and am delighted to have had the pleasure again. It's nice to find a designer who is consistently elegant, who has a clear point of view and a high level of taste. Rose's Fall/Winter 2014 collection was inspired by renowned restaurant El Bulli, famous for its 40+ course menu of colorful, creative and unexpected items (like flavored foams, pistachio ravioli, and oyster and bone marrow tartare). Rose infused those same elements of the creative and unexpected into her collection with architectural silhouettes, geometric patterns and surprise details. Some favorite looks included a citrine crop top and full skirt punched through with a grid of squares, a magenta embossed silk strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline, a ombre dress covered in feathers shading from white to navy blue, and a jacquard dress in a swirl pattern with a plunging but delicate v-neck. But really, every piece in the collection was smartly, meticulously assembled and was a joy to see on the runway. Looking at the pieces Rose created, I wanted to be that girl: she made not just a collection, but a lifestyle. For more pictures from the collection, check out this slideshow on Style.com.

Makeup, by the wonderful Romy Soleimani using Kevyn Aucoin products for Beauty.com, was glitter, glitter and more glitter! Gold covered the eyes, with small sequins on either side of the face, with no blush and just a hint of lip gloss. Hair, by the fabulous Ted Gibson for Beauty.com, was a twisted swirl of an updo, twisted and braided together then pinned up and adorned with a small pearl pin. Nails were by Butter London for Beauty.com, featuring a diagonal swipe of silver. 

Take a look behind the scenes and at the show with some of my pictures here