Alyssa Shapiro is a fashion/beauty writer for Bustle.com, previously working with Glamour, Glamour.com, The Sartorialist, and as a stylist assistant. She also writes about fashion, beauty, interiors, and art on whateversbeautiful.tumblr.com

Saks Is Taking Itself Off 5th More. Hell Yes.

You know it's good news when both you closet and your wallet benefit. You must be familiar with the Saks Fifth Avenue outlet shop Off 5th, yes? Twenty more are being opened across this great nation of ours. Not familiar with the outlet? Think of all…
By Alyssa Shapiro

A Designer Car to Complete Your Look

Ever feel like your carefully prepared outfit and immaculate makeup isn't enough? Take a fashion car for a spin — Gilt.com will sell extremely limited edition (as in one each) Infiniti Q50s designed by designers Thom Brown and Zac Posen. Talk about…
By Alyssa Shapiro

The Why and How on Strong Brows

With New York and London fashion weeks down for the count (Milan starts today, then on to Paris!) we've seen a fair number of trends emerge. For clothing, black and white, lamé... for beauty, the animal has trended toward a minimal look. For the…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Workout Attire That's Bananas Amazing

In the long and torturous pursuit of the best workout outfit that won't leave us feeling like a slob post-down dog, it's nice to know that designer Stella McCartney has our collective backs. When working on our fitness, the whole point is to feel…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Give Us This Braid!

I knew there would come a time when I'd regret chopping my hair to chin length, and the time has come. Thanks to hair genius Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, who coiffed the models at the Giles show in London on Monday, I'm wishing for the luxuriously thick…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Target's New Collab Revealed — With a Twist!

Well, well, well... what have we here? One Target designer collaboration is still in stores and yet clearly the fans are not yet sated. Already announced for a February release date is the newest designer to partner with our favorite boutique…
By Alyssa Shapiro

This Fall, Get Advance Access to All Things Spring

Us too. And yes, it's starting to get chilly, so, no, those Birkenstock-inspired and embellished flats of glory are not appropriate right now. Sorry kids. We do have a few ideas of what you can grab now, for a little early access to spring. Keep on…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Late-Night Altuzarra-Inspired Makeup Experiments

Fashion Week! No one can wait for it to arrive, and once the sleep deprivation/hysteria sets in, no one can wait for it to be over. Considering I'm writing this after a full seven (eight? I've lost count) days of shows, you can bet that I'm…
By Alyssa Shapiro

A Completely Worth-It Beauty Splurge

Nail polish: It's not going directly onto your skin, like concealer, or into your mouth like lipstick, so it's easy to pick up a bottle at the drugstore without wondering much about it. But like many cheap products, some gems notwithstanding,…
By Alyssa Shapiro

#NYFW Hair You Can Do While Waiting for the Train

Good to know style doesn't always have to be deliberate. At Karen Walker, models walked out with haphazardly braided bits of hair amongst their natural waves. Hairstylist Laurent Philippon meant the girls to look like gypsy travelers, who, while…
By Alyssa Shapiro

A Fashion Week Mani via Holmes & Yang

There's no shortage of nail art this season on the runways. It's as if everyone forgot we declared allegiance to the nude nail, but hey! A little fun never hurt anyone. At Holmes & Yang (yes, Katie Holmes' line,) OPI put a slant on a traditional…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Unexpected Mani Inspiration: 3.1 Phillip Lim

With Fashion week upon, there's a barrage of cool and beautiful new clothes we wish we could get our hands on already — but what if there's a look we could snag now? I can hear you going huh? Listen, little doves. If you're handy with a nail polish…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Too Famous for the Runway? Pshh.

About a month before the onslaught of #NYFW shows, before designers were even close to finalizing (or starting) casting, quotes emerged from modern supers Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls, who purportedly weren't being cast due to their enormous…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Give Our Feet a Break: Flat Shoes for Spring '14

Our dogs barked, and designers listened. After killing our arches and squishing our tootsies, flat shoes are coming into the picture in a beautiful, practical way all over the spring 2014 runways. My heart races for the limited edition flat slides…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Real, Natural Beauty at Alexander Wang

Ku-dos to Alexander Wang for putting models on the runway sans makeup and au naturale. In case you didn't see, the models looked beautiful, naturally. No under eye concealer, no blush, no mascara, no nada. This isn't about how Erin Wasson, Behati…
By Alyssa Shapiro

The Easiest Pro Manicure in the World (No Joke)

Sitting front of house and watching the show at Fashion Week is amazing — but there's something magical about being backstage as models whirl about, getting tugged between hair and makeup, producers sometimes barking at hair stylists to finish up so…
By Alyssa Shapiro

Fashion Week How To: The Perfect Pony in 3 Steps

If you've been following Fashion Week, you'll have noticed by now that a lot of designers like Veronica Beard, are opting for natural, messy, I-don't-give-a-damn hair, and that's all great! Really, I am glad to know that if I don't have time (or…
By Alyssa Shapiro

The 6 Best Songs Out of Fashion Week So Far

If the creations worn down the runway by models aren't doing it for you, you still have to hand it to the designers; they know all about the cool new music. Some of it just came out, some of it isn't quite out yet, and some of it has been thankfully…
By Alyssa Shapiro

6 Kooky Looks From the VFiles Fashion Spectacular

Well, it happened. On Wednesday, we were treated to the creations of VFiles-sourced designers and creators, whose aesthetics are definitely interesting. Some highlights (as if the shirtless and slapped weren't enough)...
By Alyssa Shapiro

All the Colors in Lulu Frost's Jewelry Collection

Points for inclusiveness. At her jewelry presentation on Wednesday, Lulu Frost's designer Lisa Salzar managed to pack in basically every color Pantone highlighted for Spring 2014 into her spring collection. Translation: If you are looking for one…
By Alyssa Shapiro