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Baby Phat Invents ‘Understated Bling’

Only at Baby Phat could black-on-black nails embellished with black crystals be considered low-key. But as Creative Nail Design co-founder Jan Arnold explained backstage before the show, Kimora Lee Simmons decided to go with an "understated bling" look this year. Now there's a contradiction. New York Magazine Beauty Editor Aja Mangum also caught up with MAC's Nadine Luke, who expanded further on the show's makeup theme — "it's 1920s but a modern 1920s, so instead of a flapper girl, she's a flippin' girl." Watch the video to see the nails and the makeup close up.

Cognac Wellerlane Loves Fur, Poodles, and Fake Eyelashes

Fashion Week is as much about the characters outside the tents as the models and designers inside. On Friday, Amy Larocca found "TV personality" Cognac Wellerlane, who showed off her fur coat — "Real fur! I don't care" — and gave a quick tutorial in how to apply inch-long fake eyelashes.

Rag & Bone Sets the Box on Fire

We're not sure which was the bigger crisis at the Rag & Bone after-party last night at the Box: The fact that a fire alarm went off around 11p.m., prompting a visit from the FDNY, or the fact that the D.J. followed said fire scare by playing "Burning Down the House," prompting the already jumpy Box management to stomp through the balcony, proclaiming, "That's it! We're clearing out the floor!"

Elsa Sylvan Is Friday's Top Model

Though our number one girl to watch, Ali Stephens, has just been confirmed as a Calvin exclusive, there was still plenty of eye candy on day one. Hilary Rhoda strutted the catwalk at Rag & Bone as Gisele Bündchen watched from the front row. Tanya Dziahileva filled in for an MIA Sasha Pivovarova to open the show. But yesterday's winner was Elsa Sylvan, who came off a smoking-hot couture week (where she walked Vava, Chanel, Givenchy, and Lacroix), to open Yigal with a bang.

Fashion Faces the Super Bowl; Halston Faces Resuscitation

• The scheduling conflict between Super Bowl Sunday and Fashion Week isn't a huge problem, since the two fan bases are relatively separate. Or they were, until this one quarterback started dating a certain model... Now even Bryan Bradley understands if you want to skip his Tuleh show to catch the first quarter.

Tyra Thrills, Kimora Dolls Give Chills at Baby Phat

There’s nothing like bookending day one with a pair of genuine national treasures: Liza Minnelli at breakfast time, and come supper, that deeply understated legend of Lycra-blend we call Kimora Lee Simmons. Tonight’s Baby Phat show was everything we’ve come to expect from the exceedingly subtle model turned designer, right down to the feathered hot pants, visible garter belts, and getups that felt inspired by Atonement via a few head injuries and maybe a martini.