Along with doling out the next big thing in fashion, this season’s Resort collections are also rolling in the hair trends that well all be sporting through summer ’14. Think ultra sleek styles and fun accessories (we’re looking at you hair chalk), all geared toward beating the summer heat and humidity. From Proenza Schouler to Vera Wang — the haute heavies are keeping it cool, classic and very, very chic. Here are the best ways to style summer hair for 2014.
The most classic of the Resort runway trends is the simple middle part — made particularly stylish on the Proenza Schouler runways. Spray a little serum through your hair. Then use a fine tooth comb and straighten hair down the middle. Easy, peasy.
The silky, low-set ponytail made another classic splash on tresses, particularly note-worthy on the Tibi runway. Start with a flat iron to create smooth, silky locks. Then simply pull hair away from your face into a sleek ponytail that sits at the nape of the neck. A few drops of serum will enhance shine and help keep any wispy strands from breaking free.
Not quite the full head of pastel-hued hair of last season, a streak of pink or purple hair chalk was likely the most whimsical of the season’s runway. Paired with the collection at Louis Vuitton, the look adds a touch of punk while still staying all-occassion appropriate. And it all washes away with a little water.
Our final contender for coolest hair style of summer 2014 is one we touched on as a possible to-do for the coming holiday: the headscarf. A surefire way to hide frizzy warm-weather strands, a long skinny scarf wrapped around the crown of the head will keep the crown of your head humidity resistant while your lower strands float free.
Imagine successfully launched clothing lines, accessories, fragrance and being named artistic director at Louis Vuitton and it’s clear why designer Marc Jacobs continues to sit at the top of the fashion food chain. So why stop there? The illustrious 29-year veteran of the biz is branching out into the next logical style-realm, cosmetics, in an effort to redefine beauty as “imperfectly perfect” with today’s launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty.
“I see beauty in many things and I am attracted to all sorts of imperfection, to style, to confidence or experimentation,” Jacobs said in a recent statement. “It’s unexpected and surprises you.”
Which is exactly what he hopes to do with his new 120-piece beauty line which includes foundations, a concealer, blushes, eyeshadow palettes and liners, a bevy of lip products (gloss, gel, and balm), brow gel, and a bronzer. Marc Jacobs Beauty is set to range in price from $18 to $78 and will also include body products (bronzer), a set of makeup brushes, and 24 gloriously shiny nail lacquers.
All Marc Jacobs Beauty products are housed in simple, sleek bottles, tubes, and compacts, whose curved edges and modern flare will undoubtedly cast a pallor over the rest of your cosmetics case, while the actual formulas do the heavy lifting in the beauty department. Cosmetics innovations include the buoyancy-technology of M.J.’s Genius Gel foundation that creates a cushion-like layer on the skin, and the E-Lash Tic Lash Technology of his Lash Lifter that “works like spandex” to lift the lashes. Unsurprisingly, there is also a smattering of unisex products like Brow Tamer grooming gel, Remedy concealer, and a mint-flavored Lip Lock balm.
I, for one, can NOT wait to steal away to Sephora, to try out Marc Jacobs Beauty exclusive new line, but the products will also be available online at Sephora.com, MarcJacobs.com, and MarcJacobsBeauty.com, as well as at Marc Jacobs brick-n-mortar stores. So what are you waiting for?read more
Some of you may have spent yesterday… um… overindulging in a cocktail or five, and thankfully today’s top trend is one that’s set to help nurse that holiday hangover. Pajama dressing is dispelling those silly over-achievers who actually encourage getting dressed in the morning. You saw sleepwear styles gracing the runways at both Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, and have watched in awe as celebrities like Rihanna, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, and Jessica Alba rock effortlessly rock the pj trend on the red carpet — and by, golly, it’s time you tried it too.
For the average gal, this “I just rolled out of bed” look leaves you in danger of looking sloppy and shapeless — neither of which was intended by the fashion heavies dolling out there version of the trend — so here’s how to get that relaxed look while still looking posh and polished.
1. Make sure the fit of your separates is tailored. The pants should be hemmed to graze the tops of the feet and the top should fit well at the shoulders and wrist — any overly bulky pieces will just look frumpy.
2. Avoid busy patterns on top, a simple silk tank or tee will help keep your silhouette clean, while the following the fit of rule number 1 will keep you from looking too busy or boxy.
3. Add a beautiful shoe, and we don’t necessarily mean a heel. A simple metallic flat or sandal will add a little razzle-dazzle without countering your effortlessly chic style.read more
The big buzz in fashion right now is all about those beloved (and weighty) September issues. From Vogue’s announcement that Sept. 2012 would be their biggest issue yet clocking in at a staggering 658 pages, to Elle magazine’s Katy Perry-covered issue reveal of 400 pages of advertisements alone — could it be that fashion mags are making a comeback?
And speaking of advertisements, the big reveal of design houses luxe fall campaigns are generally a big business for those post-Labor Day issues, and we here at PoshBeauty want to join the ranks of beauty sites sneak peeking the best of. So here they are, some of the best and brightest advertisements from fall’s couture campaigns.read more
We’re pretty used to rappers changing their name. Diddy changed his a few times within the last decade and rap mogul Jay-Z has so many aliases we’ve lost count. Next to the plate is rapper Mos Def who has decided to bring us something new (and something we can barely pronounce) with a fresh the fresh new name Yassin Bey.
So why is this fashion news you ask our dear Posh Beauties? We’re glad you asked! Louis Vuitton recently rolled out a partnership with Muhammad Ali celebrating his life and legacy in a phenomenal advertisement featuring Mos Def/Yassin Bey spitting rhymes in poetry form that are comprised of famous Ali quotes.
Check out the hottness below:
Marc Jacobs seems terribly determined to swath the world in polka dots, doesn’t he?
From his all black and white dotted spring collection, to the launching of his new scent Marc Jacobs ‘Dot’ perfume, it’s not hard to guess what pattern has been whirling around in his ultra-creative brain. That being said, it’s little surprise that the polka dot has found it’s way onto Louis Vuitton‘s latest collaboration. Being a long-time artistic director for the well loved logo, Jacobs displays his pop culture sensibility by pairing with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama for a collection that is literally awash in the beloved and whimsical dots. Here’s a sneak peak at the ultra-spotted results!