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Dip Into Colour

Hair is one of the key beauty trends for 2012. While the Spring / Summer collections brought a sugary menu of pastel hair colours to the runway; for Autumn / Winter locks have turned to the dark side.

From Prada to Pringle Of Scotland, Jean Paul Gaultier to Haider Ackermann, designers embraced vivid hair dyes in unexpected places for high impact statements. And the best part about this trend… it can just wash out!

At Prada models wore hair extensions in contrasting colours for a sultry dip dye effect. While at Pringle Of Scotland dip dyed hair came in blue and pink. “Dip dye for many girls is like dipping your toe into the pool of hair colouring without taking the full commitment.” – Alex Brownsell, Bleach salon founder

Dip dying was then literally turned on its head at Jean Paul Gaultier, where hair was painted at the root in an assortment of intense colour – giving a chic nod to the collections grunge aesthetic.

Switching your hair colour doesn’t just mean choosing between blonde, brunette and red anymore – there are now so many more options to consider…

Would you dye your hair in one of these vivid shades? xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion magazine

Espresso News

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5 Espresso Shots Of News…

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An Amazing Magazine Cover – Vogue Paris, August 2011

Lara Stone graces the striking Vogue Paris, August 2011 cover. As Emmanuelle Alt’s fourth edition as Editor-In-Chief, the cover is a cinematic fashion moment! Stone wears a Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 coat and can be seen peering off into the distance on a Californian beach. Love the juxtaposition of the sandy beach with Stone’s unattainable glamorous beauty! Definitely one of my favourite covers of the year!

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Vintage Gucci Advertising

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Gucci. To celebrate the extensive heritage of this renowned Italian label, Gucci has reissued its very first ad from 1922 as part of the ‘Forever Now’ campaign. Set to appear next to the vintage ad will be a photograph of Aldo Gucci from 1955, standing in front of the first Gucci store in Rome on Via Condotti.  Aldo Gucci was the son Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci. The ‘Forever Now’ campaign, now in its fourth instalment, celebrates the quality, craftsmanship and heritage of Gucci.

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‘Burberry Body’ – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The first campaign image for Burberry’s new fragrance for women, Burberry Body, has been released featuring the impeccably beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Huntington-Whiteley wears only an iconic rose gold satin trench coat in the shot which is sure to stop traffic. Burberry Body will launch in over 150 countries from September 1st.

Of Burberry Body, Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer, has said:  “Burberry Body is the most exciting launch that we have ever created and captures the iconic spirit of the brand today in a striking and sensual way. Rosie’s effortless style and her staggering beauty made her the natural choice as the first Burberry Body.”

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New Creative Directors At Kenzo

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have been named as the new Creative Directors for Kenzo. The duo was previously behind dynamic label Opening Ceremony, which they started in 2002. Pierre-Yves Roussel, Chairman and CEO of the Fashion Division of LVMH, has said of the new appointment:

“Humberto and Carol will bring their fresh creative talent and innovative approach to Kenzo to rejuvenate this iconic brand. I am confident that they will leverage the unique contemporary & lifestyle spirit of the Brand to position it ideally for an ambitious development.”

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Tom Ford Officially On The London Fashion Week Schedule

This will be the first season Tom Ford will present his collection during London Fashion Week as part of the British Fashion Council’s official LFW schedule. Previously for his Autumn / Winter 2011 / 12 collection, Ford hosted a small gathering of key press only.

Other big names who recently returned to London Fashion Week include; Burberry Prorsum (returned from Milan for S/S 2010) as well as Temperley London, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders (who all returned from previous showings in New York).

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Happy Thursday! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / google images