Natural nails or bold, intricate nail art? A dark matte red lip or nude gloss? There are times when we wish the fashion world would just make up its mind, and then there are times when we say *Yippee! for the full palette of of-the-moment options. Fall ’14 seems to be the later.
Hair on the recent Fall ’14 runways seems to be a horse of a different color when compared to the shiny, flat-ironed locks in the ad campaigns of Miu Miu, Missoni, Versace, Gucci & Prada. Phillip Lim 3.1, Rag & Bone, and Thakoon all styled their models with decidedly unkempt looks that were continually referenced as “easy,” “sweaty,” and “cool.”
Stylist Odile Gilbert described Thakoon F/W 14 hair as “…a girl who went to the gym, so she’s sweaty in the front and kind of fluffy in the back. It’s really about the gesture of pushing it back, away from the face.” And while we prefer Rag & Bone’s description of “Saturday hair” far better than “sweaty” (which, btw, was also a buzzword for 3.1 Phillip Lim’s stylist Paul Hanlon), it’s clear that the look is about to catch on.
So put away those flat irons and dry shampoos and let your grease flag fly! Or don’t. It seems Fall ’14 will be about personal preference (and maintenance - obvs).read more
Not new to fashions stratosphere, pink hair is hitting a sartorial and red carpet high note of late, with muses like Sienna Miller and Abbey Lee Kershaw appearing au’ pink, and runways such as Thakoon and Oscar de la Renta tricking their model’s out in variations on the shade. Now that the look has hit the street, with street style bloggers and photographers celebrating the trend — we can officially say pink hair is “in.”
Traced back to Kate Moss’ 1998 pink haired portrait for Juergen Teller, the hair hue is showing up in streaks, tints and full dye jobs and is somehow not conjuring up clown wigs — instead, it’s looking modern, femininely punk, and downright appealing. So the question is, will you jump on this pink haired fashion train?read more
From diamonds to pearls, a gals treasure trove of baubles is notably one of the best resources for accessorizing from season to season — but this particular season is taking the reflective quality of your jewelry box and putting it at your fingertips, eyelids, and brow by way of your makeup. Backstage watchers at this week’s NYFW have been treated to visions of glittery gold eyeshadow opalescent contouring, and pearly manicures.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal and hair stylist Odile Gilbert tricked the models at Jason Wu’s runway out in gold — to very expensive-looking effect. By layering finely milled gold glitter on top of an already smokey base, Kendal expertly paired the makeup with Gilbert’s use of gold hair accessories for a look that was more sophisticated than suburban kitch.
At 3.1 Philip Lim, makeup artist Fracelle Daly took inspiration from a pair of holographic sunglasses to create a look heavy in iridescent hues, highlights, and contouring down the chin and bridge of the nose.
And finally, over at Thakoon, the fawned over pearly nail polish that accompanied a collection dripping with pearls. By using polish brand Morgan Taylor’s “Adorned in Diamonds” under a coat of “Heaven Sent” across an elongated nail, manicurist Gina Edwards created a nail that played equal parts under-played and elegantly stated.read more
Oh sailor! As evidenced on the New York Fashion Week runways of Thakoon (who peppered there’s with glittery gold) and Jason Wu (who kept his rich and classic), and witnessed adorning the pretty peepers of Emmy Rossum and Jessica Alba, navy is the eye hue to do this fall.
From sparkle-infused to a simple matte, shadowing the eye (or manicure for that matter) in the classic blue shade is all the rage in the realm of makeup — bonus points for layering your lashes in a matching mascara.
Navy has the ability to sit just north of the smokey eye on the shadow spectrum, infusing the typically dramatic black/brown trend with a little extra gem-toned oomph — so put aside your aversion to colored eyeshadow and boldly go where your cosmetics case hasn’t gone before. Seriously, everyone is doing it. Why shouldn’t you?read more
Snakeskin, giraffe, and tiger stripes — animal prints have been heating up haute collections for years now, but judging from the resurgence of leopard print on fall runways and red carpets, it seems there is new king of the jungle.
Think fresh and fun, yet sophisticated, autumn 2013 leopard prints are elegant and decidedly un-garish, appearing in an array of colorful re-imaginings, chunky sweaters, and over-sized silhouettes, as well as flattering small printed pencil skirts, underplayed spotted silk blouses, and playful handbags and heels.
It was only a matter of time before today’s ‘Must Have‘ happened. In the beauty and fashion realm, pairing up is oh-so-posh, so why not a pedicure and footwear nail lacquer collaboration to coordinate your toes with your new strappy sandals. While not their first haute label/polish partnership (remember the quick Marc Jacobs capsule and the recent Thakoon collab), beloved nail brand NARS is well-matched with famed shoemaker Pierre Hardy on what appears to be — compliments a sneak peek via Elle magazine — a mini collab of trend-worthy colors (a very grown-up orange hue, an eggplant hue, and two soft metallics) with which to adorn your fingers and toes.
The slated appearance of the polishes on store shelves is being kept a secret, but is said to be happening very soon. Strappy sandals and matching to-die-for polish hues? That sounds like a Spring match made in heaven!read more
Retro-licious has been a thing for nearly as long as we here at Posh Beauty can remember — and since the 80′s and 90′s is now considered “retro,” it seems it’s time to revisit a look we thought we had left behind in junior high — crimped hair.
Long gone are the days of stick straight do’s — now it’s all beachy waves, tossled locks and choppy layers… and let’s add to that crimped. We saw the trend listed not once, not twice, but three times by critics lately… and after seeing it on runway after runway (think Betsey Johnson, Thakoon, and Monique Lhuillier) at New York Fashion Week, we can, with a fair amount of certainty, call it a trend.
So let us know what you think. Will you be sporting a crimped look come Fall 2012 or Spring 2013?read more