China Fashion Week Fall 2013 Showcases Crazy Eye Makeup Looks
China is definitely a country to watch these days. (And we’re not referring to its diplomatic missions).
The country’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, emerged as a diplomatic style star during a recent visit to Russia. Soon thereafter, China Fashion Week Fall 2013 followed suit with head-turning designs. But what really caught our attention was the crazy eye makeup looks.

China’s most famous makeup artist Mao Geping created faux eyebrows made out of outrageous materials as part of his MGPIN Collection. We’re talking metallic pyramid studs, gold-plated and crystal-rope jewelry and bronze trinkets that looked like the innards of a grandfather clock.

Geping’s makeup styling show has been one of the highlights of China Fashion Week for many seasons. Past beauty themes include mythic creatures and Victorian goddesses with 3D makeup to match.

Get a close-up view of these crazy-cool eye makeup looks in the slideshow below. And see all of our Fashion Week coverage here.

Completely ridiculous

Even her harshest critic would have to admit that Posh has played a blinder.
She’s managed to transform herself from someone completely ridiculous into someone completely ridiculous who designs clothes people actually like.

She’s also provided an excellent post-girlband career template for Nicola Roberts to try to follow.
This week VB released a thrilling insight… her Five All-Time Fashion Rules, in Grazia magazine. Gasp! One day these life-changingly important laws will be on the national curriculum – they’re our generation’s Magna Carta, after all.
But until then we’ll just have to analyse and memorise them all on our own.
All-time fashion rule one!A pair of shades completes any outfit

“Never forget your sunglasses – they finish off any look,” instructs Victoria.
What she says goes, so I’ll definitely be wearing shades at all times from now on.If anyone looks at me like I’m a idiot for wearing sunglasses at night, I’ll know they’re just not as fashion forward as me and Posh.
Will wear them in bed as well, because style never sleeps.All-time fashion rule two!

Invest in well-made, classic skinny jeans
“It’s all about proportion and balance – a skinny indigo jean is good for day or night, and the right amount of stretch is really flattering,” reveals our guru.Are you rushing out to buy a pair straight away? Me neither. But only because I’ve already got some.

Oh, you too? What, literally everyone on Earth has? Oh. OK.
Well it’s still good that Vic understands how important it is to find jeans that are flattering on the thigh – she really does have just the same problems as us normal girls, eh?All-time fashion rule three!

Fashionistas worldwide

John Galliano Makes Comeback 2 Years After Anti-Semitic Rant.

British designer John Galliano was once considered one of the most talented, innovative, and creative names in fashion. His theatrical dramatic flair impressed fashionistas worldwide… until that penchant for drama emerged in his real life and eventually exploded into an anti-Semitic rant in a Paris café.

Galliano was fired as the lead designer from Dior almost immediately afterwards, and was fined $8,000 in a French court after being found guilty of anti-Semitic behavior. It was believed that Galliano was forever black listed and would never work in the fashion world again.

Almost 2 years have gone by, and now Galliano is being given a second chance by Oscar de le Renta. Galliano has landed a temporary residency at de le Renta’s studio in New York as he prepares for New York Fashion Week.

“He has worked long and hard on his recovery, and I’m happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative,” De la Renta said.

“I descended into the madness of the disease. I said and did things which hurt others, especially members of the Jewish community,” Galiano said, referencing his alcoholism.

Galliano added that he was “committed to making amends to those I have hurt. I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio. His support and faith in me is humbling.”


Disaster-Inspired Costume of the Year: How to Dress

Up as Kanye West’s Debut Womenswear Collection

The fashionable career of Racked contributor Payton Wang began in a typical retail situation—at an independent punk-hippie-run costume/gift shop in Athens, Georgia. Daily tasks included: fighting for air in a cloud of incense, vacuum-packing $10.00 wigs, occasionally sporting a penguin costume (fondly called Pay-Pay at the time) and, oh yeah, coordinating hundreds of costumes for the local mega-Greek weekly themed “socials.” Here, Payton channels those ideas that went unworn into a series of Halloween How-Tos.

So, re-living the downfall of a great designer isn’t for you? We’ve moved on from Galliano. How about re-living the very recent downfall of a brand new designer-slash-guy-who-should-have-stuck-to-his-day-job? That’s right, Kanye West’s Debut Womenswear Collection is our Halloween theme flavor-of-the-week, and we’ve got a costume for every critic.

This week’s costume ideas to choose from are the line-conceptualization costume, individual garments costume, and inspiration costume—including positive and negative review versions. Since Kanye’s collection was pretty much universally regarded as ill-fitting and poorly designed, we suggest those who choose the positive angle wear the same negative suggesting costumes with the addition of some sort of portable speakers blaring West’s song, “Stronger” and forging on (plus this is an excuse to hear Daft Punk all night). This guy is no stranger to haters.

Elements of construction for line emulation will include metallics, bandages, fur, bed sheets, more metallics, nylon zippers, and possibly Mylar—so basically, not a lot of clothing.