Ready to refresh your makeup bag? The beauty trends for Spring 2014 are all about colour, texture and letting your skin shine. Gone are last season’s moody berry shades, deep lips and velvet skin finishes. For Spring 2014, the top beauty trends include popsicle-orange lips, eyeshadows in every pastel shade under the sun and a whole lotta love for gold pigments. For those less inclined to pile on the product, good news: the no makeup makeup look is also trending this season. Read more »
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Awards season is upon us, so you better get ready for an hit of jealously-inducing glamour and perhaps a cringe-worthy outfit or two.
Things kicked off last night in Los Angeles with the People’s Choice Awards 2014. The red carpet was slim with A-List celebrities and some of those who did turn up had questionable choices (Heidi Klum we’re looking at you) If anything, last night gave us hope that winter will soon be over, and we too, shall be able to sport bare legs and strapless dresses. Fingers crossed.
Sandra Bullock, who cleaned up huge taking home five awards, seemed to be over this whole polar vortex thing and donned a bright floral number with her covetable sleek hair. Both Allison Williams and Kaley Cuoco shone in cobalt blue, while Jessica Alba stuck to a white strapless dress with grommets down the side for added edge. Naya Rivera accessorized her dress with a new blonde do, and we have to admit she rocked it. To everyone’s delight, and frankly, surprise, Britney Spears seems back on top in a stunning sparkly mini by Canada’s own, Mikael D. We just hope she continues down this very fashionable road to redemption, we haven’t forgotten that denim disaster.
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Beyoncé’s “The Mrs. Carter Show” world tour has reached its halfway point, and with this milestone we’re looking back on some of the megastar’s most major fashion moments from her first 61 performances (44 to go!). As expected, the singer’s tour fashions have garnered just about as much attention as her performances have. A slew of privileged designers saw that the Beyoncé was outfitted in headline-worthy ensembles, and boy did they succeed. A particular golden armour-like one-piece by The Blonds had jaws dropping, as did a sexy midnight blue catsuit by Vrettos Vrettakos.
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Fall/Winter 2012 beauty trend report: 70 of the best hair and makeup looks and products from New York, London, Milan and Paris!
By Lesa Hannah and Sarah Daniel
Our Fall/Winter 2012 beauty trend report covers the makeup, manicures and hairstyles you need to know, paired with the best new products. From the moody colours of Dark Shadows to Wild Side’s super saturated shades and groomed ponytails, we have all of fall’s top looks in one spectacular slideshow. Time to start browsing!
Fashion’s favourite season is finally here and we’ve got the chock-a-block trend report to prove it, complete with 138 of the top looks that take you from Fall’s dark fantasies into Winter’s light and feminine pastels. Go on, get clicking!
The British are coming! Or rather, they’re here. At this very moment, actually, Topshop and Topman are opening the doors to their first Canadian store at Yorkdale Mall. We previewed the shop-in-shop at the Bay yesterday with creative director and former British Vogue fashion director Kate Phelan in tow. As we scurried through the 15,000-square-foot space along with Phelan (lots to see/mentally shop for/freak out over, so little time), we were tickled to see that all the familiar Topshop bases were covered—from the Unique and Boutique collections (Mary Katrantzou, Pamela Love, David Koma, and more collabs coming for the holidays!), to the seizure-inducing shoe wall and makeup. “What you see here is what you’ll see in one of our main stores in [London’s] Oxford Circus,” said Phelan. “Each of the trends is broken up into different stories so that you can pick and choose what you love. Topshop is really about styling yourself and finding your personality and not having to be dictated to.” While we could easily slide a hundred or more items onto our arm for the fitting room (and we did, we really did), Phelan whittled her faves down to a cool five. Buy them now, or we will.
I knew the David Koma show would be black and white and dotty all over when Daphne Guinness ⎯beer heiress, patron saint of designers and stranger to colour ⎯arrived. Sure enough, the first look was a super-minimal cream sheath with black leather dots, in rows of varying size, appliqued on sleeves and skirt. Then came a black wool capelet and a swingy leather midi-skirt, both perforated with great big polka dots. The circle motif spiralled into delightful madness: swirling patterns; leather and wool mashups; screenprinted, polka-dotted faces. I hated only the blog-rave soundtrack and, in that spirit, the balls of fun fur Koma tacked onto otherwise great pieces. He’d have been better off leaving black and white alone. Would Daphne wear a kool-aid blue fur peplum or a sun-yellow stole? I don’t think so.
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