Autumn- Winter 2013-2014: Make up & Nail Trends

Here is a collage of season’s most important make up and nail trends… Draw inspiration and grab your make up brushes!

BERRY STAIN

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5.Veronique Branquinho, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week6. Voilette De Madame

The trend: Either it is a raspberry, or a blackcurrant, a strawberry or a gooseberry… it is fashion! For a lighter version of the colour, try wearing a soft formula as stain patting colour from lipstick’s bullet on lips and for a more intense version, use a creamier formula with a matching lip pencil.

Pictures: 1. Dolce & Gabbana, via Pinterest 2. Somarta, via Mac Facebook page

3. Fendi, via Glamour.com 4. Vera Wang, via Pinterest 5. Veronique Branquinho, via Mac Facebook

6. Guerlain “Voilette de Madame” collection

GLITTER AND STRASS

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4. House of Holland, M∙A∙C AW13 London Fashion Week 5. Manish AroraParis mac

The trend: It comes to sprinkle some magic to our special occasions! To light up your complexion and add mystery, you can use a touch of fine glitter that compliments your make up, on the eyes just above the pupils. If you are brave and you want to make a statement, apply strass or chunky pieces of glitter on your eyes or dress your lips, over your lipstick, in fine glitter with the help of an eyeshadow brush with synthetic hair.

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior, via dior.tumblr.com 2. Chanel, via Pinterest 3. Thakoon, via Elle

4. House of Holland and 5. Manish Arora, via Mac Facebook page.

GRAPHIC LINES

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The trend: It is such a timeless makeup! This trend is a remix of Brigitte Bardot’s style. It includes quite, natural tones on face and extravagant, bold eyeliners and lashes. This season, you are encouraged to play with your liner, push and extend the lines and your limits. Do not forget to add the final touch: a pair of rich false lashes!

Pictures: 1. Pucci, via Glamour.com 2. Lancôme “Artliner” collection 3. Libertine, via Mac Facebook

4. Anna Sui, via Stylebistro

METALLIC EYES

1. CDior 2. Estee Lauder

3.Etro 4. Gucci. 

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The trend: Metallic eyeshadows is around for quite few seasons now, perhaps showing us the way to how futuristic make up will be. It is a trend I love and I honour from time to time, myself. As for colours, right now red- burgundy and everything from light to dark grey are HOT! Dare to wear your metallic eyeshadows with bold red lipctick in a glamorous night out!

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior “Mystic Metallics” collection, via dior.tumblr.com

2. Estee Lauder 3. Etro, via Pinterest 4. Gucci, via Allure 5. Tom Ford Beauty campaign

6. Jean-Pierre Braganza, via Style.com 

SMUDGED LINES

1. Holly Fulton, M∙A∙C AW13 London Fashion Week 2. Alexis Mabille, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week

3.Just Cavalli, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week. 4. Stephane Rolland MAC PARIS HAUTE COUTURE fashionweek

5. Kenzo Paris Fashion week 6.Missoni, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week

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The trend: The smudgier the better! This is the most wearable trend that can be worn from day to night and it is ideal for those days, when we are invited somewhere right after work and we have no time to re-apply make up. Things are simple: for a morning look, smudge the edges of a brown/ dark purple/dark green eyeliner that you have placed on your top lash lines or waterline and lower lash lines. Take the look from morning to night, reapplying black eyeliner on waterline and lower lash lines and smudging it. Pair it with red lipstick or your favourite “your lips but better” lipstick and you are good to go!

Pictures: 1. Holly Fulton and 2. Alexis Mabille and 3. Just Cavalli, via Mac Facebook page

4. Stephane Rolland and 5. Kenzo and 6. Missoni, via Mac Facebook page

7. Rodarte, via Style.com 8. Roberto Cavalli, via Glamour.com

FULLY SMOKEY EYES

1. Elie Saab, M∙A∙C Paris Haute-Couture Fashion Week Fall:Winter ‘13 2. Johan Ku, M∙A∙C AW13 Tokyo Fashion Week Fashion Week

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The trend: Whats is sexier and more mysterious than a smokey eye make up? A fuller smokey eye make up! This season, “smoke” reaches the ceiling, meaning the eye brows! Colours to play around with are black, bronze and khaki. To copy the trend, pair your intense smokey with a light peachy toned lipstick.

Pictures: 1. Elie Saab and 2.  Johan Ku, via Mac Facebook page

3. Alexandre Vauthier, via Strangelycompelling.net 4. Donna Karan, via Mac Facebook page

5. Chanel “Superstition” collection 6. Gianfranco Ferré, via Glamour.com

7. Francesco Scognamiglio, via Mac Facebook page

OMBRE LIPS

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The trend: Ombre on hair, ombre on brows, ombre on clothes, ombre is everywhere! Now, it is also on lips. The trend encourage us to grab our red and berry lip pencils and lipsticks and our lip brushes. Start by scrubbing and prepping your lips, with the right for you products. Then, dab powder on lips to help your colours stay on place. Apply your darker colour first at outer corners with light strokes. Then, gently apply your lighter colour to the centre and blend the edges evenly, to diffuse any lines. Do not add lipgloss!

Pictures: 1. Kenneth Cole and 2. Zac Posen, via Mac Facebook page 3. Emporio Armani, via Glamour.com

THE “NO MAKE UP” MAKE UP

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4. Backstage at Alberta Ferretti, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week. 5.  Alexander Wang

6.Backstage at Victoria Beckham, M∙A∙C AW13 New York Fashion Week 7. Carolina Herrera, M∙A∙C AW13 New York FWeek.Fall 13 Forecast Eyes pallete. Oyster creme shadieall over. Rsutic red cream shadow at contour.hot tahiti with brush on lipsjpg

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The trend:  The “no make up” make up, or else “Mans’ favourite”! The trend does not imply that we should go out nude from mascara or concealer but to use products that give natural textures and skin coloured effects, just enough to make us look healthy. That translates into fresh and dewy foundation, a good but light concealer and a fine milled powder, peachy eyeshadows, pinky- rosey blushes and rosey-peach lipsticks. Do not forget to add a thin black liner on top lash lines and mascara!

Pictures: 1. Valentino, via Mizhattan 2. Burberry “Trench Kisses” collection 3. Yiqing Yin

4. Alberta Ferretti and 6.Victoria Beckham and 7.Carolina Herrera, via Mac Facebook page

5. Alexander Wang, via Pinterest 8. Blumarine and 9. Dsquared2, via Glamour.com

COLOURFUL EYES

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The trend: With blue being the colour mostly seen, this is the most playful trend of the season and it inspires us to go wild when doing makeup! Though blue eyeshadow is very popular, it is however a dangerous colour to wear and pretty much out outdated. There are many new products and palettes in the market, that finding wearable and fresh colours is guaranteed. Try out purple, lilac and grey-green, for a more modern version!

Pictures: Left: Aquilano Rimondi, via Mac Facebook page. Right: Giorgio Armani “Kaleidoscope” collection

BUSHY BROWS

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The trend: Bushy brows is probably the trend of the century. From messy to well groomed, we are seeing them around for years. To sport the trend you need to have naturally full brows or grow them as much as possible (if possible). Make sure to fill the gaps with pencils and brow powders or eye shadows and correct their shape with gels and liquid liners.

Pictures: Left: Burberry, via adaymag.com. Right: Chloè, via Mac Facebook page

NAIL TRENDS

1. Dior2. Gareth Pugh, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week

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5. tom ford red 6. red-silver

7.elle-01-zac-posen-nail-trends-xln-lgn 8.Manish Arora, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week  

The colours: Black, Lilac, Berry, Red, Grey, Nude skin colour, Blue, anything Metallic.

The designing trends: Golden flakes at tips or base of nail, silver tip at tips,

stroke of colours mixed at the half of the nail, hearts, strass and pearls.

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior “Mystic Metallics” collection, via dior.tumblr.com

2. Gareth Pugh, via Mac Facebook page 3. Golden flakes, via Pinterest  4. La Perla

5. Tom Ford red 6. Red with metallic silver tips, via Pinterest 7. Zac Posen, via Elle.com

8. Manish Arora, via Mac Facebook page

What goes around- November ’13

LVMH PRIZE: YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER 2014

Colossal luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has undertook a unique initiative that aims to expand the Group’s philanthropic synergies and bring out and support tomorrow’s pivotal fashion designers: The Young Fashion Designer prize. The competition, which is open worldwide until February 2nd 2014, addresses to students on their final year in fashion schools and to young fashion brands with 2 collections already in hand.

The prizes for the winning brand and 3 lucky students are generous and on a par to LVMH. Winners from the student category will receive a 10,000 Euro grant and one-year contract to work with a designing team of a fashion brand design that belongs to LVMH group. The big winner will receive a 300,000 Euro grant, a year-long, tailor made technical and financial support by the Group (from marketing, to production), as well as a star trophy (Christian Dior’s personal lucky symbol) created by contemporary French artist Jean –Michel Othoniel, mostly known for his works with glass.

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The jury consists of 8 fashion designers and 3 head members of the LVMH Group: Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of Fendi, Raf Simons, Creative Director of Dior, Marc Jacobs, Creative Director of Marc Jacobs, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Creative Directors of Kenzo, Phoebe Philo, Creative Director of Céline, Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy, as well as, Delphine Arnault, Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Claverie, Advisor to LVMH owner, Bernard Arnault and Pierre Yves Roussel, who is Chairman and CEO of the LVMH fashion divison.

It is essential to be noted that throughout the competition, we all can become talent hunters, only by uploading our favorite young fashion designer on Instagram. The best fashion scout will have the -once in a lifetime- chance to participate in Paris Fashion Week and vote their favourite finalist out of 10, who will be presented to the jury. Check out the first bunch of participants here.

MAISON GUERLAIN RENOVATION & OPENING 

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Pics via guerlain.fr

Today is the day! The fully renovated, iconic and historical Maison Guerlain in Paris opens again its doors for the public and its loyal clientele. The building located at Champs- Elysées 68, has undergone a complete architectural change by American architect Peter Marino.

The transformation of Guerlain House, which is open since 1914, created essential space for creativity and concepts that will fascinate Guerlain’s visitors. Apart from the brand new perfume organ, the room for bespoke perfumes, the make up room, the skincare room and the renovated Spa Guerlain, new spaces have been added to enhance and complete the Guerlain experience.

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Spaces such as “Le 68” restaurant by Michelin starred chef Guy Martin,  “Les Delices du 68” patisserie and tea shop and the “fashion corner” hosting luxurious scarfs made of silk, scented silk fans and a whole collection of leather scented gloves in Mitsouko and La Petit Robe Noire, made in collaboration with Maison Fabre.  Scented gloves is a trend brought back to life after many centuries, as it was firstly sported by Catherine de Medici’s and Elizabeth I in 16th century and disappeared in the beginning of 18th century.

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Yesterday, November 22nd Guerlain organized a mini preview of the renovated House on Google+ with a tour inside the building and a virtual hangout with Laurent Boillot, President and General Manager of Guerlain, Natalia Vodianova, Ambassador of Guerlain, Thierry Wasser, Head Perfumer, Guy Martin, Chef of restaurant “Le 68”, Olivier Échaudemaison, Creative Director and 5 bloggers from the U.S.A., Russia, France and China.

ISABEL MARANT COLLECTION FOR H&M

After 16 celebrated collaborations with various fashion designers and popular singers, H&M commissioned French label Isabel Marant to create a limited edition collection, true to Marant’s style. The collection is in stores since November 14th and includes fashionable pieces that dress us from morning to night. Knits, faux leathers, metallic textures, shoes and fashion accessories all signed by Isabel Marant, tempt us to fall for them. Here is a picture from H&M Dam square in Amsterdam.

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Here are few pieces from the collection that I singled out.

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Pictures of clothes via by teenvogue.com

THE CHEAPSIDE HOARD EXHIBITION AND ITS PERFUME OF 17TH CENTURY

Who would have thought that a cellar somewhere on Cheapside Street of London would have hided so many secrets! An excavation of the area back in 1912 brought to light by accident an entire collection of priceless jewels and gemstones dated from the late 16th and early 17th century and were buried there for 3 centuries after a massive fire destroyed a big part of London.

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On the occasion of the exhibition’s opening, Museum of London asked British perfumer Roja Dove to craft a bespoke scent, reminiscing of that era. Roja Dove created a scent containing ambergris, rose and spices, ingredients that though were available only to society’s wealthiest people, they were certainly characteristic of an era, when the trading activities with the colonies were at their peak. Visitors will have the chance to experience this unique perfume by approaching and smelling a square piece of railing, behind which the perfume is placed.

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Picture via Basenotes.

The exhibition is open until April 27th, 2014 at the Museum of London. Prices start from 7 to 10 British pounds. Read more about the exhibition here.

MISS DIOR EVENT

Miss Dior Event is an ode to the first perfume ever created by Christian Dior and to anything that generates the idea of Mademoiselle Dior as the designer envisioned her himself.

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In this event, 15 female international artists have been given a blank cheque to translate virtually their idea of Miss Dior, drawing inspiration from the scent, the bottle, the stopper, the character and the aura around the perfume.

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The event is being held inside the Galerie Courbe of Grand Palais for 2 more days. Admission is free of charge. For details look here.

What goes around

SALTY BAG

Underlining the value of recycling and the importance of squeezing the life out of things we consider as trash, an original and super eco-friendly project came to life in Corfu, Greece.

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Salty Bag is a concept based on withdrawn sails, life jackets, wetsuits, kites and more, dipped in saltiness and winds. The result is stylish, minimalistic and versatile, hand crafted bags and accessories, embellished with leather. Find more information in saltybag.com. Keep your eyes open for Salty Bag’s upcoming line, created to support the Greek sailors dream team on their road to the Olympic Games of Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

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Pics via saltybag.com and designfather.com

LA LÉGENDE DE SHALIMAR

It could be an extract from the Lord of the Rings sequel, but it just the breathtaking short movie/ promotional clip for Guerlain’s flagship perfume Shalimar.

Revoluting the tactics of austerity and misery during financial crisis, Guerlain stigmatizes its total renovation in logo, in Champs Elysee’s boutique and in marketing strategy (beginning by the super successful and awarded campaign of La petite Robe noire), with a mythical production: La Légend De Shalimar.

The colossal project involved settings in India, directory by maestro Bruno Aveillan, clothing by rising star Yiqiyan Yin, acting by the aetheral Willy Cartier in the role of Shah Jahan and the official spokesperson of Guerlain Natalia Vodianova in the role of Princess Mumtaz Mahal.

LOVE THE OCEAN CAMPAIGN BY COOL WATER DAVIDOFF

Through its best seller “Cool Water”, Davidoff supports National Geographic’s initiation “Pristine Seas Mission” that aims to explore, create awareness, research and protect seas as such.

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Apart from the scientific expertise, the initiation bases also its power on communication tools that convince leaders to develop large marine reserves in order to preserve these untouched by human intervention marine ecosystems.

Find out more in here.

THE AMAZING SHOEMAKER

From Evita Peron to Marylin Monroe and from Indira of Baroda to Audrey Hepburn, all have worn pieces from the historic Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo. These and some more pairs out of 10000 models are being on display in Palazzo Spini Feroni, Florence, Italy. The palazzo that was bought by Ferragamo in 30’s, now operates as Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Pics via museoferragamo.it, iluxdb.com and motilo.com respectively

If you wish to know more about the art of shoemaking and the designers and you happen to live or visit Florence, make sure to visit the current exhibition titled “The Amazing Shoemaker: Fairy Tales about shoes and shoemakers.” in Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Ticket costs 6 Euro (people under 10 and over 65 enter for free) and the proceeds from ticket sales go to scholarships for the new generation of footwear designers. For more info click here.

A QUEEN HISTORY OF FASHION: FROM CLOSET TO CATWALK

Have you ever wondered how sexual revolution has contributed to what you have in your wardrobe? A progressive exhibition called “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” examines and showcases the relationship between homosexualism and fashion through the spectrum of some of the most important fashion designers from 18th to 21 century.

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100 indicative and historic garments by Halston, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Gianni Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander Mc Queen and more are exhibited in chronological order in Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, located in New York City, until 4th of January 2014.

Fred Dennis, senior curator of costume, and Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, edited and managed the exhibition after 2 years of research, along with scholars, FIT faculty and industry professionals. For more information click here.

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LA MÉCANIQUE DES DESSOUS

Armors, wires, steel, smothering leather and thick wool; suffering for beauty is written in our genes. The first “plastic surgeries” in history of humanity were definitely not on surgeons’ beds but behind 14th century tailor partitions.

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The exhibition “La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette” aims to snitch the inventions of fashion that literally “adjust” silhouettes to the likings of the client. The exhibits include historical pieces from private and public collections, such as beards, crown paddings, hinges, rings, corsets, crinolines and many, many more, dated14th century up to nowadays.

The exhibition is taking place in Les Art Décoratifs  Institution at Rue de Rivoli, in Paris, France up to November 24th, 2013. Ticket prices start from 9.5 Euro. Discounted tickets also apply. To find out more, click here.

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ALAÏA

Palais Galliera in Paris, France celebrates fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, dedicating him a grand exhibition in Museum of Modern Art- Matisse chambre. Alaïa’s talent in handling the jersey, the wool and specially the leather is portrayed through 70 characteristic ensembles, proving us the value of his studies as sculptor.

The exhibition that honours the Oscar awarded Tunisian designer, opened for public on September 28th  and will have the doors open until January 2014. Tickets cost from 4 to 8 Euro. To find our more click here.

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