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Beauty

Colourful Peepers

The eye make-up palettes from the Fall collections were full of technicolour delights. From vivid orange to hypnotic green, the eyes have it in candy colours that pop perfect for your Easter long weekend.

Atmospheric eye make-up has a retro elegance for Fall. Take your cue from rich hues; bold lines; and an explosion of concentrated colour – across the lids, lashes & lips.

Statement making peepers appeared across the runways. At Prada, futuristic eyes had a Mad Max inspiration. Black was painted around the eyes and finished with bursts of orange intensity at the brow. Prabal Gurung’s brilliant blue plumes evoked a striking peacock; while at Stella McCartney lashes were layered in beautiful blue mascara.  

At Anna Sui, theatrical cobalt blue eyeliner flicks made a startlingly beautiful impression. To create the look, a thick liquid line was drawn along the models’ upper lashes with an upward flick on the end. The inner rim was traced with a white pencil to open the eye, before a coat of mascara added a dramatic 60’s feel.

Inspired by candy coloured brights, eye make-up is delicious enough to eat this Easter…

Will you embrace candy coloured eye make-up? xx

 

Photos from style.com / harpersbazaar.com

Fashion

Fashion Inspired By Art

For Spring / Summer 2012, fashion takes a masterclass from the world of art.

The Spring / Summer 2012 collections were ablaze with artistic references. At Rodarte, Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’ were exquisitely printed onto 50’s inspired dresses, creating breathtakingly beautiful & quite simply stunning result.

Giles Deacon drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Clouds’. Raf Simons equally created an extraordinary fashion-art moment when he turned to Picasso ceramics for a modernist take on knitwear at Jil Sander.

Sculptors were also a great reference of inspiration. At Burberry, Christopher Bailey found inspiration in the work of sculptor Henry Moore. While Mary Katrantzou explored the work of John Chamberlain’s crushed-car sculptures. Aluminium cans substituted for car parts in her beautiful abstract creations. Minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra’s metal structures were the starting point for Nicole and Michael Colovos first runway collection for Helmut Lang.

Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten collaborated with photographer James Reeve, using imagery from his Lightscapes series.

I believe fashion is an art form – especially in the case of Haute Couture. Do you see Fashion as an art form all it’s own? I would love to hear your thoughts. xx

 

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Fashion

Fashion Trends

Global Traveller

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Designers felt the call of the wild for Spring / Summer 2012. Drawn to exotic tribal prints, vibrant contrasting colours and relaxed sportswear silhouettes – the global traveller look is perfect for exploring an uncharted destination or looking immaculately chic in your day to day world.  

From creamy khakis to luxe safari green, the intrepid traveller look exudes effortless, laid-back cool. An exotic colour palette – of saffron, mustard and red, amongst others – enriches the simple silhouettes and spices up neutral shades. Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Burberry, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Missoni and Giambatti Valli all explored this bewitching trend. At Donna Karan, models faced an urban jungle in a collection described as ‘two worlds come together.’  Spending time in Haiti, Karan’s bold, painterly brushstroke prints were inspired by the work of the Haitian artist, Philippe Dodar. Sleek, sensual and explosive, the collection was the perfect amalgamation of urban, tribal & lady-like polish. Oversized wooden bangles added the sweetest finishing touch.

For my favourite interpretation of  the ‘Global Traveller’ look: choose a relaxed fit khaki shirt and wear tucked into a tribal print skirt that sits at the waist.

Embrace a global culture – vibrant, fun and filled with adventure…

Will you be on the hunt for tribal inspired creations? xx

 

Photos from style.com

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