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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As the eye of fashion’s Fall 2014 storm hits London, here’s a look back at the top moments, trends and collections of New York Fashion Week.
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Last night, music’s reigning royal couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, continued to win at life, opening Grammys 2014 with one hella sexy lovefest courtesy of Bey’s new single, “Drunk in Love.” Aside from their amazing performance and some collaborations from our wildest dreams—hello Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder!—there were some very unusual outfits. From country songstress Kacey Musgraves’ light up cowboy boots to Cyndi Lauper’s caped get up, fashion critics were split on most of the outfits from the night.
Taking a cue from Diane Keaton’s stylish tuxedo at the recent Golden Globes, Madonna went androgynous in a Ralph Lauren double-breasted tux, accessorizing with a sparkly glove, gold grills, and her son David who walked the carpet by her side. Katy Perry showed some love for Valentino, rocking a couture white tulle confection with staffs of sheet music splashed across the skirt. Some thought it verged on tacky, but we give her mad props for embodying the night’s theme so fully.
Both Ciara and Alicia Keys showed how to make the most of curves. Ciara showed off her baby bump in a fitted Emilio Pucci dress, keeping her hair and make up perfectly low key, as to not overwhelm the sequined get up. Similarly, Alicia Keys, kept her coiffed hair and make up simple, and let her cobalt blue Armani Privé halter gown take centre stage. The plunging neckline might be too much for some, but Alicia pulls off the bold look effortlessly.
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Every two years, we humble plebes are reminded what is possible when we opt for the gym over a Scandal marathon. Olympians impress us with the kind of crazy skills we couldn’t rival in our wildest dreams but we usually have them beat on one account: fashion. Olympics past have brought out berets of shame and knockoffs, but so far, it looks like the tide might just be turning. Could a seriously stylish Sochi 2014 be ahead?
After being criticized for outsourcing its wares for the London 2012 Olympics, Ralph Lauren added the tagline “Made in America” to Team USA’s uniforms, which match alpine chicness with prep appeal. Hudson Bay’s point blanket jacket was an obvious inspiration for the pea coat and the white sweatpants are an odd choice for an official look. But on the whole, we give it two thumbs up.
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Remember when Roots was responsible for much of the world’s Olympic clothes? This beret? Well, it seems as if some Canadian greatness is still rubbing off on Team USA, with its just-released Sochi 2014 uniforms. Designed by Ralph Lauren (and fully produced on American soil to put an end to last year’s controversy), the closing ceremony jacket, for one, looks quite the ever-iconic Bay stripe featured similarly on this year’s Team Canada wares. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…
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Kate Middleton’s love for athletics is no secret (hello, Olympic celebrations and field hockey antics!) so it’s fitting that today’s outing—her first solo engagement since Prince George was born—was to a SportsAid workshop for young athletes, a charity of which Kate is patron to.
Held at an arena in London’s Olympic Park, Kate wore an outfit that was virtually identical to the last time she visited the venue during the 2012 games. Her navy Smythe blazer was the focal point of the casual ensemble, which included a Breton stripe Ralph Lauren shirt, J Brand skinny jeans and Stuart Weitzman wedges. Should you think that high heels would get in the way of the Duchess playing sports, you’d be quite mistaken. While Kate turned down an invitation to try fencing and badminton, telling the press, “I’d like to give it a go but I’ve brought the wrong shoes!” she was more than eager to get onto the volleyball court, wedge heels and all. Is there a better Friday gift than a video of Kate Middleton playing volleyball? We think not.
The Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night in L.A. drawing the stars of our favourite highly addictive shows. From Kerry to Carrie and beyond, the red carpet was lined with gown after gown of the most feminine pinks, vibrant blues and fresh off the runway pieces.
Making a simple but bold statement with fall’s pink trend, Rose Byrne showed clean lines in a petal pink Calvin Klein cropped two-piece as did January Jones in a textured Spring 2014 Givenchy strapless gown by Riccardo Tisci. Sisters Zooey and Emily Deschanel wore similarly hued gowns by J.Mendel and Houghton as they presented an award onstage. Blue was also popular for Tina Fey and Allison Williams, who worked cobalt blue in Narsico Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren respectively.
Our Emmys 2013 standouts include the ever-smoldering Sofia Vergara whose mind-blowing curves left us with body envy. The Modern Family star sizzled in a crimson Vera Wang gown and emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Claire Danes, who walked away with a coveted Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama, was delicate in an off white Armani Privé Fall 2013 gown.
Accompanying the glamour came an evening chock full of surprises, laughs and unforgettable acceptance speeches. Memorable moments include the host Neil Patrick Harris’s mid-show musical number, Michael Douglas’s Liberace-esque speech and the funny and casually dressed Will Ferrell. With the best leading ladies in primetime television satisfying our sartorial needs on the red carpet and dapper gents as far as the eye could see at the Emmys 2013, glamour was definitely in the air!
Who was your favourite of the evening?
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New York Fashion Week: Ralph joins the mod squad, Calvin shows minimalism and Marc dreams of the 1890s for Spring 2014
That’s a wrap! It’s been a whirlwind week of over 350 shows, front row gossip and a whole lot of crop tops (both on and off the runway) but somehow we survived to blog another day. Day 8 of New York Fashion Week saw three of the city’s designer kings take the stage: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs. Three names that are synonymous with American design and three very different collections.
Ralph Lauren celebrated ’60s mod with a suite of mostly black and white looks featuring the era’s signature simple shift dresses, knee high socks, contrast collars and menswear inspiration. Streamlined silhouettes were pumped up with mix and match prints of black and white florals, plaids, stripes and checks. Next came an army of Crayola solids: a zingy green skirt suit, a neon orange coat, a red mock neck paired with red trousers and the show stopper: a cobalt blue strapless gown sported by Karlie Kloss. Read more »