Street Style Trend Alert: Denim at Haute Couture Fall ‘15

Fashion

Street Style Trend Alert

While haute couture Fall ’15 may have brought us high-rolling celebrities at Chanel, elaborate Elie Saab embroidery, and Fendi’s “haute fourrure,” the show attendees (or at least the street style set roaming nearby) were considerably more dressed-down. Yep, the biggest trend in Paris was none other than denim; Canadian tuxedos, overalls, tailored jackets, and distressed jeans kept the fashion crowd comfy this season, and it actually shouldn’t come as a surprise. From bags to flares to patchwork and ’70s skirts, the fabric has been having a surprisingly sophisticated moment this year, with some of the world’s most luxe designers crafting pieces that have settled firmly onto our wishlists. Really, the only arena the casual chic fabric has yet to dominate is haute couture itself. Maybe it’s only a matter of time…

Street Style Trend Alert

comments(0) views(625)

MAC Hugs & Kisses Winter 2015 Makeup Line

Fashion

It was early in summer of this year that MAC Cosmetics brought back the so favorite and cult-classic gel-like Huggable Lipcolors in 10 shades. But at that time only USA residents could get their hands on these subtle, creamy lipsticks. And now European ladies can also step into these hugging and kissing processes, since the brand is launching the MAC Hugs & Kisses winter 2015 makeup line, which will be available right on New Year’s Eve, on December 31, 2015 at MAC stores and online.

MAC Hugs & Kisses Winter 2015 Makeup

Huggable lipcolors in 15 mellow shades are complemented by fresh new Huggable Lipglasses that will come in 12 shades. Each of the shades will retail at €23, but if Huggable lipcolors are permanent, the lip glosses will be released with limited edition.

The lipsticks coming in all shades of pink, red and orange are combining gel base and creamy formula thus providing your lips feather-light feeling and shiny sight. The deeply moisturizing formula will hydrate and nourish your lips for six hours without drying for even a second. It is also the vanilla scent that gravitates to these lipcolors so intensively.

Some of the shades like Rich Marron (nude) or Touche (light beige) are to give the lips a more translucent and glass-like finish thereby serving as a top coat as well, while some highly saturated hues like Flaming Lips (dark red) or Red Necessity (deep wine red) or Commotion (dark plum) are for a fuller and more melting feeling.

comments(0) views(615)

Derek Lam Fall 2015 Collection: The American Dream

Fashion

Derek Lam Fall 2015 Collection

It’s odd that our most quintessentially American brand has the name Derek Lam. Or is it? With primetime shows entitled Fresh Off the Boat, Asian-American culture is currently as American as apple pie. But don’t categorize Derek Lam with the host of young (albeit, he is, relatively speaking) designers trying to find their way. This is a designer who has not only found his voice and projected it loud and clear, he has influenced a blossoming generation of designers, from all ends of the spectrum.

This season, Derek was focused on “iconic American style,” and while there’s nothing new about that for him, his lens was naturally much more specific. He was inspired by the Katharine Hepburn and Mia Farrow types, those independent, witty, timeless women who, according to Derek, possess an “intellectual, Yankee thing.” That Northwestern prep-schooled mood translated to plenty of borrowed-from-the-boys sweaters with crew or V-necklines; knee-skimming trench coats, gorgeously tactile and belted with a sense of comfortable ease; suede shift dresses with coordinating relaxed pants; billowing, wide-leg trousers with sporty racing stripes for a riff on the track pant.

Seventies-era silhouettes (think a clever homage to the leisure suit and mildly low-slung, belted flares) gives way to pajama-inspired suiting, contrasted white piping and all, which could very well put a new spin on cocktail dressing come fall. A standout: an immaculately seamed and tailored strapless dress featuring a belled, midi-length skirt, paired with glossy, boxy ankle boots. That’s the thing with Derek. The clothes are perfection, but there’s always a twist, a keen point of view, and a modern slant on the wear-forever classics. And that you can do with Derek’s clothes – wear them for seasons, years, and even multiple phases of your life, and then pass them down to the next generation. Young and old, Asian and not: like Derek’s expansive influence, good clothes know no boundaries, nor do they know ethnicities.

Derek Lam Fall 2015 Collection

Derek Lam Fall 2015 Collection

Derek Lam Fall 2015 Collection

comments(0) views(682)

MAC Cosmetics Teams Up With Dita Von Teese On a Holiday Makeup Line

Fashion

When the living epitome of the burlesque beauty teams up with the most renowned makeup label, we know that something big is about to happen. Mac Cosmetics has collaborated with Dita Von Teese, creating the perfect holiday makeup line, which is due to be released online and in stores next month. The Dita Von Teese x MAC Cosmetics makeup line is all about the celebrity’s signature red lips, featuring the perfect product you will love to receive or give to your friends this Christmas.

MAC Cosmetics x Dita Von Teese Lipstick

It is the first time ever that the 43-year-old actress, model, and show girl has worked on creating a signature lipstick with the brand, despite having already teamed up with MAC for its 2006 and 2007 Viva Glam campaigns (just in case you missed it, Viva Glam’s next celebrity is Ariana Grande!). Inspired by the launch of her new book Your Beauty Mark, which will be available for purchase in December 2015, the femme fatale reunited with the MAC family just in time to give birth to a pink-based matte red lipstick bearing her name.

In a recent interview with NYMag, Dita opened up about this latest effort of her, talking about her red-lipstick addiction and how her upcoming book influenced the process of creating a lipstick of her own: “I’m quite close to all of my friends from M.A.C, so we thought it would be of interest to fans of M.A.C to create a lipstick in honor of my new book, Your Beauty Mark. We knew it would be red for sure since it’s a signature for me. For my entire adult life, I can’t really remember a time when I left the house without red lipstick on. They knew what some of my favorite M.A.C colors were, including colors that had been discontinued, and I told them my preferences and they sent me a selection. It wasn’t very long — we narrowed it down pretty quickly to three and I wore all of them for several days. Gregory Arlt, who is one of the M.A.C senior makeup artists and one of my closest friends, weighed in. I’ll still be wearing 47 other M.A.C reds, but this is the one that speaks for the book.”

Creative director of MAC Cosmetics, James Gager shared the company’s excitement: “Dita epitomizes femininity, beauty and sexuality. She has been a friend of our brand for many years. She is the perfect combination of glamour and femme fatale.”

MAC Cosmetics x Dita Von Teese Lipstick

Such collaboration is extremely interesting for multiple reasons. Even though Dita did already create a limited-edition makeup collection with the German-based Artdeco in 2012, this Dita Von Teese x MAC lipstick line is a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The first reason is the unconventional vintage turn that Dita will add to the label. Then, it is also appealing to watch a well-known artist, who has gained a reputation for doing it herself (for example she dyes her hair at home and does her own makeup for important events), create and then share such an intimate part of her artistic work with such an international company.

Dita Von Teese is in not only a talented model and artistic performer, but also a unique and unconventional beauty proving that every kind of beauty should and deserves to be celebrated: “MAC Cosmetics celebrates individuality and supports people who dare to be different. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to create my signature red lipstick. My MAC Von Teese shade evokes glamour and confidence.”

comments(0) views(595)

Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby Themed Birthday and Her Daughters’ Cool Present

Fashion

Happy birthday, Kris Jenner! Keeping up with the Kardashians star and mother of six, Kris Jenner celebrated her 60th birthday at the Lot Studios in West Hollywood on November 5, in a perfect Kardashian style. To celebrate the matriarch’s birthday, the family traveled back to the Roaring Twenties, throwing a Great Gatsby-themed party in which, of course, no expense was spared.

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Each one of the reality stars embraced the theme in different ways: while most of the family members just opted for some lavish themed costumes, Kendall Jenner went all the way down dressing up as Daisy Buchanan, the woman who fell in love with Jay Gatsby. The newly appointed Victoria’s Secret model wore a blonde wig with finger waves, a headband and a silver sequined mini dress, while her elder sister Kourtney played the Gatsby role wearing a smoking hot men’s tuxedo (which actually takes the Twenties theme to a whole new level, given the fact that unisex pieces were all over the place, during that decade). She also backcombed her dark locks in a tight, sleek bun.

Kylie, although probably less authentic to the era, wore a stunning silver gown, a dark red lipstick and long eyelashes, which made her eyes look even more sensual thanks to a sophisticated updo. Eight months pregnant Kim Kardashian, who came along with her husband, singer, composer and recently fashion designer Kanye West, wore a glittery silver long dress with a plunging neckline. West opted for a more classic black tuxedo.

The birthday girl stood out from the crowd with a diamond headpiece, a short black bob and a full-length white dress. Last but not least, Khloe wore a curve-hugging floor length gown, which incredibly enhanced her silhouette, and a matching cap which covered her blonde hair.

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Over 300 guests followed Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby theme on her birthday party, making the (2$ million) bash look like a realistic (Mid)night in Paris in the ‘20s. However, although everybody looked undeniably nice and seemed to be having a lot of fun, it is interesting to point out the anachronistic turn of the party, which took inspiration from a book that, as much as anything, focused on criticizing the American excess and the consumer society.

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Kris Jenner's Great Gatsby Themed Birthday

Criticism aside, Kris Jenner received another special gift on her 60th birthday. Her five daughters recorded and uploaded a parody video based on her notorious 30th birthday song and subsequent video, wherein Kris herself drives around Los Angeles reinterpreting Randy Newman’s ‘80s success ‘I Love L.A.’ . Moreover, as a bonus, Kim’s husband Kanye West went onstage during the party, taking the microphone and singing happy birthday to Kris (of course being loyal to his unique style). Let’s face it: the Kardashians really know how to party!

comments(0) views(1113)

Star Sneaker Style: Perfect Pump Alternatives

Fashion

Celebrity_Sneaker_Trend

Sometimes, pumps are just too much; especially when you want to relax in something warm and casual for the fall season. If boots are too heavy for a look, try on a pair of sneakers for size! These can be worn with everything from a casual dress to dressier pants. Stars like Nicole Scherzinger, who wore Converse Jack Purcell White Core sneakers with a plaid dress, have been spotted out and about in the playful look. Kim Kardashian was seen at a pumpkin patch wearing black leather leggings and a pair of Vans canvas slip-onsicon. Gwen Stefani was snapped in some flashy Adidas X Jeremy Scott Nizza Jagged sneakers while Kendall Jenner went for a pair of Miu Miu metal cap toe sneakersicon while in Paris. The right sneakers add an element of laid-back luxe to any look. Try them out before the snow falls!

comments(0) views(596)

Powered by Handbagsenewshow.com sitemap