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The Top 8 Moments From College Fashion Week New York


After wrapping up a successful show in Boston, the Her Campus team packed up and headed to New York City for the next stop on the College Fashion Week 2014 tour! Hundreds came out to attend the bareMinerals Primping Party and Her Campus fashion show this past weekend, and both were beyond fabulous! Between the incredible boohoo fashions and the impressive TRESemmé hairstyles, the fabulous #browfection brow touch-ups from European Wax Center and makeup by bareMinerals (plus so much more!), the weekend was full of glamour. Of all of the memorable things that went down, we've picked our top eight to share with you!

1. The grand entrance

On the evening of the big CFW New York show, everyone showed up in style and the line snaked down the block! We gave away goodie bags filled will all kinds of fashion and beauty swag that would make any collegiette swoon.

2. The hot hairstyling

As the official hair care sponsor of College Fashion Week, the TRESemmé team worked its magic to make the models' and attendees' hair look super stylish! Here, famed stylist Tyler Laswell preps a model backstage for the show by creating the Imperial Two-Strand Twisted Half-Up. He's responsible for some of the hottest looks rocking the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, too, so we were thrilled to be in the presence of hairstyling greatness. All hail the hair genius!

How amazing did this look turn out?! It's the perfect combination of simple and chic, plus it doesn't require any crazy hairstyling skills on your part. This look is so practical that any collegiette can do it before class in the morning. Follow these steps (straight from the TRESemmé experts themselves) to recreate the fab do!

  1. PrephairwithTRESemmé24HourBodyFoamingMousse androughdry.For addedtexture,useaone-inchcurlingirontocreateasoftwave.
  2. Createadeepsidepartandseparatethebiggersectionofhairintotwoequalportions. Beginbytwistingthesectionofhairatthehairlineby crossing thestrandthatisclosesttothehairlineovertheothersection.
  3. Aftereachtwist,addasmallamountofhairto eachsectionandrepeat.Continueuntilthetwististhree-fourths ofthewayaroundtheheadandsecurewithanelastic.
  4. Repeatsteps2-3with the oppositesideanduseanelastictotie thetwoponytailstogether.
  5. CompletelookwithamistofTRESemmé24HourBodyFinishingSpray forarunway-readylookthat's easy to achievebeforeclass!

For more hair how-tos, check out TRESemmé's ultra-helpful YouTube demos.

3. The #browfection
Among the other can't-miss perks from the night was the European Wax Center station, where collegiettes could got their brows touched up by the experts! We're all about bold brows, and these ladies were rocking total #browfection.
4. The glamorous make-unders
Of course, with great brows come great responsibility (and a heck of a lot of eyes on you), so we spiced up our allover looks with amazing make-unders and foundation shade-matching from bareMinerals! There's nothing better than enjoying some high-quality primping and pampering, and that's why this Hollywood treatment is high on our list of fave moments from the event. Attendees even received full-sized, shade-matched foundation and a high-quality brush; score!
5.The fab photo shoots
Once everyone had his or her hair, brows and makeup spruced up and camera-ready, they hopped into the Bosco GIF photo booth courtesy of Premium Outlets - yes, an actual GIF photo booth! Check out one of the fab photo shoots:
6.The fall fashion
This cozy-looking chunky knit sweater from the boohoo Woodlander look is the answer to your chilly weather woes, and we nearly swooned when we saw it coming down the runway! The distressed denim totally completes the fall-inspired outfit, which we can easily picture a collegiette wearing on campus and in class. Plus, it's actually affordable, and you can score 25 percent off your boohoo order with the code 'boohooCFW25'!

7.The faux fur

Fashionistas, take note, because this is the way to rock faux fur! The contrast between the creamy plush vest and the floral dress are on point, and dare we say, so Olivia Palermo! From the U.K.’s best-kept secret to one of the fastest-growing international e-tailers, boohoo.com has quickly evolved into a global fashion leader of its generation, and this vest is cold, hard proof (or, you know, plushy, soft proof).

8.The spot-on styling

This ensemble from the boohoo Imperial scene is so chic! The sweater-around-the-waist look is one of our fave '90s throwbacks, and we're thrilled to wear it ourselves. The loose blouse tucked into the asymmetrical skirt is a great pairing for an internship or job interview!

For a better taste of what the weekend had in store, check out our Facebook album or "like" the CFW Facebook page for updates! With two more stops to go, CFW 2014 is already half over (tear)! Be sure to register for one of the next to shows in Chicago and San Francisco, but don't wait any longer, because space is running out as we speak! Plus, there are eight major reasons to get excited for College Fashion Week, so why wait any longer? Don't miss out on all the amazing moments when the catwalk comes to your campus!

Photos courtesy of Rob Tannenbaum.

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