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RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 PARIS

And finally, Paris! I did not attend a single show this fashion month and even I’m exhausted (and I think everyones getting a little tired of the runway insta-videos). That being said, the shows this past week have definitely brought their A-game in the makeup department. Continue reading RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 PARIS

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RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 LONDON

The beauty scene in London is one of my favourites– people are so eccentric, and the whole negative stigma around wearing more makeup than what looks natural is completely ignored there. And it should be! So there was no surprise when the looks at London Fashion brought more than the “NYC Face” (aka nothing). Continue reading RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 LONDON

WANT // PINK COAT

As you know, it’s all about pink for this spring. And the perfect transitional item from the gray, dreary days of winter to the cooler first days of Spring? A pink coat! First I saw Alexandra Golovanoff wearing one both in a video and in a streetstyle photo wearing one, and they’ve been cropping up all over fashion week, and finally, on the runway at Gucci. I want a pink coat! In the palest of pink blushes. Like, now.

Please.

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TREND REPORT // PRETTY IN PINK

When I opened up the February issue of Vogue Paris, the “Rose d’Hiver” editorial (above) was the first one that struck me–baby pink can be a bit too girly for me–I veer towards black, white, blue and navy regularly (all neutral, I know)–but the contrast of the natural, clean hair and makeup with the cool baby pink looks fresh (less Malibu Barbie) for Spring.

All shades of blush and rose have found their way onto the runway and have infiltrated all the spring lines of makeup–whether with undertones of purple or apricot, flecks of gold and silver, shades range from the palest whispers of pink to the neon bright lipstick release from Chanel in La Diva.

Although we’ve been beaten by a few polar vortexes and the snow just won’t quit, we can mix in some pink for a breath of fresh air among the sea of black and navy.

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1/dress, stella mccartney 2/clutch, balenciaga 3/dress, lela rose 4/polishes, mac fantasy of flowers collection 5/sunglasses, ray ban 6/top, malene birger 7/clutch, valextra 8/lipstick, chanel 9/polishes, dior trianon collection 10/top, aritzia 11/perfume, chanel coco mademoiselle 12/bracelet, tiffany diamonds by the yard 13/body lotion, diptyque eau de rose 14/shoes, jimmy choo 15/shoes, loeffler randall 16/sunglasses, dolce & gabbana 17/dress, adam lippes 18/lipsticks, mac fantasy of flowers collection 19/clutch, saint laurent paris 20/teddy, eberjey

Dior was influenced by Versailles for their Trianon collection, and have released a range of the girliest of pastels in limited edition packaging that evokes the beautiful patisseries that Marie Antoinette herself would have eaten at her country hideaway, the Trianon.

All of the items in MAC’s Fantasy of Flowers range are named after flowers, making up the prettiest bouquet of colours. With Diptyque’s Eau Rose body lotion, you will smell like the queen of the flowers.

Fabrics are wispy and diaphonous: Adam Lippes‘ slinky minimalist incarnation, and Lela Rose’s feather-light silk organza off-the-shoulder dress create the most feminine of looks.

FASHION MONTH RECAP // GOLD, GOLD GOLD

It’s all about gold for this coming spring–it evokes an earthier glow than silver, but is at the same time futuristic on the brows at Dior, on the clothes and on the runway at Dries Van Noten, and head to toe at Dolce and Gabbana.

As expected, spring pastels and florals as well, but remixed with an ’80s flair at Balmain (again with the touches of golds on the waist), and in quirky footwear at Rochas, reflected the light washes of colour with ornate mouldings in the buildings of Paris.
The most incredible feats of makeup brilliance were seen at Givenchy, where makeup artist Pat McGrath created full-face sequin and glitter masks on the models’ faces, taking no less than 9 hours to create.

Dior created a forest wonderland for their show, while Chanel created a quirky gallery, presenting abstract sculptures/installations of their iconic products–the Chanel No.5 bottle, and their camellia flower. The girls reflected their artistic surroundings and clothing through their makeup, with colourful eyes that resembled an artist’s paint palette.

Taken from the Instagram accounts of: @vogueparis, @alixcherry, @harpersbazaarau, @joansmalls, @intothegloss, @bat_gio