For the frill of it

One of the summer trends 2013 is ruffles & frills. And who would have thought there are so many ways of wearing ruffles: from the dramatic black/white looks of Balenciaga, to the more romantic versions from Chloe and the very colourful bright frills on the Gucci runway. It’s definitely a way to add some frivolity and femininity to your look. But keep it moderate and keep the frills on top of your dress or blouse, unless you are a flamenco dancer…
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Punk trends at the MET Ball 2013

Monday evening all Hollywood A-listers and fashion celebrities walked the red carpet of the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York. The theme this year was “Punk: from chaos to couture”. A topic that is completely on trend, but oh my God… I have never seen so many missers on a red carpet. But let’s not focus on the bad, let’s highlight some of the punk trends we spotted:

Rocking lace + sheer dresses
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More is More: the pant + dress
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Pointy T-strap heels
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White punk hair
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Big & shiny head accessories
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Make-up Trends Fall-Winter 2012

LIPS

  • Electric and classic red
  • Matte soft pink and nude
  • HOT! Purple, plum, violet or burgundy tones

Pictured here: Tom Ford Lip Color Violet Fatale

EYES

  • HOT! Purple/green = peacock-colored eyes
  • Smokey eyes in brown/gold, emerald and metallics
  • Electric blue on the lashes or the eye lids
  • Creativity with eyeliner
  • Bold brows

Pictured here: NARS Trio Eyeshadow High Society (lavender, green, amethyst)

CHEEKS

  • Traditional pink or peach to create flushed healthy cheeks
  • HOT! taupe, plum or brown tones to make it more interesting
  • In all cases: don’t forget to blend

Pictured here: Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush N° 3 – Praline Soyeuse

TEINT

  • Light foundation makes the perfect canvas of your face without creating a mask
  • Matte finish is the word this season

Pictured here: my all time favorite Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h

In my next beauty post, I will be covering the NAIL trends…

TREND Embroidery

Lace has been back on the catwalk for some time now. Do you remember these amazing lace dresses and bags from Prada in 2008? I believe she gave lace that first real modern twist.

This spring/summer it is definitely a must. You can keep your look very feminine and romantic but with the right accessories you can make it more bohemian and combined with leather you can give it that edgy twist.

We have also seen a lot of lace + sheer on the red carport lately for an even more dramatic WOW factor.