Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tanja G, Model, Bondi Beach, Australia
"I'm wearing a Halston Heritage dress, Prada shoes, a vintage Dior bag and Pucci sunglasses. I would describe my style as vintage eclectic - I used to be a real punk but I am now trying to find my inner Charlie Girl. I love Jordy Askill's jewellery - he is my favourite designer right now."
Anna Sjoberg, model and student, Sydney, Australia
"I'm wearing a Martin Margiela skirt, vintage vest, vintage Mulberry belt and Chronicles of Never sunglasses. I'm in a colourful country and I was getting bored of seeing all dark shades so I thought I would lighten things up, that's how I'd best describe my style! I love Grace Kelly and I also love Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface."
Emica Penklis, Naturopath, Australia
"I'm wearing a Rue du Mail leather skirt, vintage top, Doc Martin shoes and vintage Versace glasses. My style really depends on how I am feeling, I love one-off pieces and prints, especially leopard print. I'm also very much inspired by Sixties music."
Emily McGregor, stylist, Sydney, Australia
"I'm wearing a vintage top which was a present from Vogue Australia, vintage trousers, Jeffrey Campbell shoes and Ray-Bans. My style is eclectic and very mood based - what do I want to express with my clothes on any given day? I love to look back on various eras such as the Twenties and Forties and I also love Loulou de la Falaise, YSL's muse."
Iwona Lau, producer, Sydney, Australia
"I'm wearing a Missoni dress, Witchery sandals and Tom Ford sunglasses. Today it's my son's christening so I really wanted something that was demure yet vibrant, as it's such a special day. My style icons are ones from the Sixties and Seventies."
Alexandra Richards' soft brimmed hat won us over. She was at the Macy's bar III pop-up store launch in New York
Ed Westwick looked sharp at the Evening Standard British Film Awards in London
Kristin Scott Thomas wore an abstract animal print dress for the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, at which she was awarded with the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in cinema
Diane Kruger was working a summery look at a screening for her new film, Unknown, in LA.
Nicole Kidman, in Nina Ricci, at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Hailee Steinfeld, in Alberta Ferretti, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Alexa Chung, in Carven, at launch of the Carven spring/summer 2011 collection at Barney's in New York.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Future is Flawless
As seen at: Narciso Rodriquez and Prada Spring/Summer 2011
With a nod, a wink and a nudge to the minimalism of the '90s, Spring/Summer 2011 is a throwback to the sleek chic that dominated the era, with an updated element of architecture. Clean lines that accentuate the form are interspersed with sheer bits of transluscency for some sexy peek-a-boo skin action.
Get the face: Makeup is kept clean with hints of metallics like gold around eyes to illuminate. Dewy skin is a must here, so grab that exfoliator and go to town!
Get the look: Ultra, a new luxury womenswear line that is both stylish and sustainable.
Glam Rock and Roll
As seen at: Balenciaga and Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011
Swapping sneers for studs and some swagger in your step is what glam rock and roll is all about in 2011. With an air of untamed magnetism, this look is one for the confident powerful new world lady, who mixes dainty sheath dresses with hard-edge leather jackets.
Get the face: Almost as if channeling the iconic Amazonian woman, the look emphasizes earthy tones like copper and bronze to add depth and ferocity to even the most demure lady.
Get the look: Zero to Ten, a new line that debuted at Malaysia-International Fashion Week 2010.
Building blocks of colour
As seen at: Diane von Furstenberg and Vena Cava Spring/Summer 2011
It's hard to be dour in the summer time sun, so put away the monochrome and celebrate colours instead. In 2011, the magic fashion crystal ball reveals splashes of bold colour in outfits. There's no two ways about this trend; flaunt your favourite colour in all its entirety!
Get the face: Youthfulness is the order of the day so makeup is kept fresh. You can't go wrong with a pink or purple eyeshadow with a coral-toned lip colour.
Romance comes alive
As seen at: Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011
Maybe it's the allure of summer romances and spring flings but this year red dominates the streets. Closer to home, the trend not only fulfills the traditional expects of upcoming Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day but it also mirrors the rising sensuality celebrated on the runways.
Get the face: Luscious red lips are the order of the day with silky matte foundation being the perfect companion. Blush is most definitely a must for some fresh-faced charm.
Get the look: With offerings from Tom Ford, Lancome and Christian Dior, to name a few, the choice of red lips are plenty. Here's a guide to picking out the right red for you. Topshop Make Up has a range of blushes and of course, good ol' classics like Benefit's Benetint.
Here's a fun fact about trends. Did you know that the looks and trends we see on the runway are a product of five years of research? At the P&G Global Beauty Debate Event in Beijing, Vassiliki Petrou, the P&G Beauty Trend Expert, essentially the lady who is god and has a hand in creating the fashion trends, shared that trend prediction involves working five years ahead - where social, economical, ecological factors are taken into account.
Two years before the trends hit the runway, the looks for fashion, colour and styling are refined and finalize. Hence, if you think about it, somewhere in a laboratory lies the groundwork of the haute look of 2016!
Which was your favourite Spring/Summer 2011 runway look and what trend do you think you'll be adopting this season?