According to beauty experts, “orange is the new red” in the world of lipsticks. From bright “tangerine” orange to soft, natural, peachy shades, there is a hue to match every skin tone, but you must choose wisely. Orange isn’t an easy color to wear! Electric, vibrant shades that we have seen at Rag &Bone, Dennis Basso, Prabal Gurung and DNKY show will look great on healthy and tanned skin with just a bit of mascara. To achieve this look, among other lipsticks you can use Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Color in Incandesente, Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe or Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange.
We have also seen orange lipstick at Creatures of the Wind show and NARS created a look for the runway. Lead artist James Boehmer said that the makeup was inspired by the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein. He used NARS Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil for the lips and white Iceland Duo eyeshadow for the eyes.
However, if your skin is pale, neon orange can be a disastrous choice. To find a shade that will match your delicate ivory skin tone you should browse through natural color palettes and choose a shade of soft peachy orange that suits you best. To recreate the look seen at Fendi spring/summer show, you can pick Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fireball or Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.
Red orange shades look great on dark skin and they also make a perfect evening makeup look unlike the bright tangerine orange. Among other products you can choose Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Maya or MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Sweet Grenadine.
The latest issue of British Harper’s Bazaar brings exciting editorial styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld featuring the coolest pieces from spring/summer collections. She mixed pinks with reds and African turbans with Prada printed fur coats, but her outrageous combinations worked well.
The forthcoming season looks very colorful and flamboyant through Roitfeld’s eyes. There are a lot of bright colors, fabulous prints, delicate embellishments and adorable accessories. She picked the most fabulous clothes from Chanel, Prada, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Christian Dior, JW Anderson, Lanvin, Altuzzara, Gucci and Giorgio Armani and chose Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Gooding, Alewya Demmisse and Sabrina Loffreda to pose for the campaign.
While must-have bags for fall and winter were too tiny, one of the major spring/summer 2014 trends is an oversized clutch. Big clutches are very handy because you can fit anything you like inside them, but you can also squeeze and fold them so that they don’t take too much space. They can look very urban and modern like the ones from Topshop Unique, elegant and feminine like the ones from Dries Van Noten, or even deadly serious and ideal for a working woman such as Mulberry ones made out of leather. Speaking of leather, python skin is going to be omnipresent this year, but as for the spring/summer bags, the ones from Christian Dior are very special because they are dyed in bright, funky colors. Croco skin is also trendy and you can choose from classical Bottega Veneta ones to Michael Kors’s trendy big clutches.
The most talked about slogan bags for the forthcoming season are definitely Kate Spade’s book clutches, but the pretties girly clutches of the season are probably Burberry ones because of beautiful pastel shades and delicate floral appliques. Arty prints is one of the key trends for the forthcoming season and the best examples are Prada and Chanel handbags. Prada also has lovely croco leather bags embellished with jewels, while Miu Miu accessories are inspired by 1960-s and are made in lovely pastel hues. On the other hand, Lanvin metallic bin bags are just revolutionary, Tory Burch created wonderful collection of bags covered in wallpaper-like florals, Carven designed beautiful furoshiki inspired cloth bags and Marc Jacobs and Valentino went for boho style.
Little Fendi fur ball creature called Bag Bug seems to be the fashion accessory everybody is talking about this season. It is funny, strange, cute and very expensive, but supermodels like Cara Delevingne and Naomi Campbell were seen wearing one. Quirky puppet-like creatures are made of leather, mink and faux fur. There are 8 different Bag Bugs and their names are: Lucifur, Snobius, Wild Jess, Dragoo, Kooky, Nutty, Furyou and Lucky Look. Each of them has its own personality and costs whooping $700.
Bag Bugs are a part of Fendi Holiday capsule collection which also includes monster leather bags, pumps, wallets and key rings. Colored fur is a huge trend this winter, but with accessories anything goes from fur shoes to smallest fur ornaments. Fendi Bag Bugs certainly shocked and intrigued the fashion crowds around the world, but it remains to be seen how popular this eccentric and luxurious collection of accessories will be.
Valentino: Neat and Stylish
This is a very tidy and elegant look. The hair is sleek and shiny and secured with a stylish hair band. Braid is on the side, and it is made very neatly. For this look hair needs to be very long and well groomed.
The first step is to apply a styling product that will make the hair perfectly smooth and shiny. Then make a centre parting and comb it on the side. Make a neat braid and add the final touch with a hair band. For this simple and classical look you need to be very careful, because nothing should stick out.
Makeup that matches this hair style perfectly is a nude look. It takes only a good foundation and a bit of color on the eyebrows. Skin should look natural like there is no makeup at all.
Viktor & Rolf: Girly Double Braid
Girly hair style seen at Viktor & Rolf fall/winter show is very easy to make. It is relaxed and casual, and you don’t need to worry about symmetry.
Make a centre parting first, but without using the comb. It should look messy. Make one braid on each side, and make sure that you leave a few strands loose. Finally, pin the braids together at the back.
Natural makeup goes well with this hair style, but if you want to add a bit of drama, accent your eyebrows, use a bit of dark eye shadow and apply a shiny blusher on your cheekbones.
Fendi: Dutch Braid with Faux Fur
Fendi fur accessories are very popular this season and apart from shoes, bags and fur monster key chains, there are also great hair accessories. At the fall/winter fashion show, they were combined with Dutch braids and the whole hair and makeup styling was very punk-rock.
Dutch braid is practically opposite of the French braid, and it is very easy to make. You should comb your hair to the back and make a braid in an ordinary way, but you by starting from your forehead and continuing by adding small sections of hair from each side.
Fur pieces are placed at the forehead, creating a crazy fringe. This hairstyle matches nicely with dark lipstick and accented eyebrows.
This season is all about miniature bags which are barely able to cope with a set of keys and a lipstick. Maybe they are not too practical, but everybody is wearing them. While Dolce & Gabbana created tiny handbags you can hold with one finger, Vlentino fall/winter 2013/2014 collection features small boxy cluthes that are teamed with glamorous night gowns. Jean Paul Gaultier designed a metal clutch mimicking his signature perfume packaging, and Chanel globe purse is almost as small as a key ring.
There were also some great oversized bags on catwalks from Prada totes in leather and tweed to classical Mulberry or Hermes bags in croco skin. Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Giambattista Valli and Lanvin are the best choice if you want a classical ladylike bag, however, if you are looking for a prefect work bag, Alexander Wang’s A4 sized twofold bag in grey pony skin is just ideal for you.
Many fall/winter collections are featuring some beautiful printed bags including Burberry heart print, Givenchy polka dots and Andy Wrhol’s shoes on Christian Dior handbags.
Buying a fur bag is another great way to add a bit of trend to your wardrobe. There are plenty of options from Fendi and Phillip Lim stripy bags in rainbow colors to Louis Vuitton fluffy handbags.
This fall is not just about leather jackets and coats, but everything from dresses and skirts to gloves and boots. Leather is this season’s must and it is completely reinvented and used in unexpected ways. While Prada fall/winter collection features some beautiful and extravagant long red leather skirts, Viktor & Rolf designed leather jackets with huge bows, and Valentino royal blue A line dresses with white lace left everyone breathless. Dior, Mulberry, Lanvin and Haider Ackermann produced some inventive leather coats and, among many others, Fendi, House of Holland and Roksanda Ilincic designed beautiful leather shirts and tops.
Trend varies from fierce looking jackets and trousers inspired by grunge and architectural shapes to romantic ladylike dresses in 40s style. It is leather head to toe quite literally, since Phillip Lim and Chanel even covered legs in it.