Tag "Fall 2012"

Strong eyebrows. Once again. Quite recently I posted this editorial shot of  Bambi Northwood-Blyth who is famous for her „statement eyebrows“ (I also believe to have read the expression „power brow“ somewhere). And if there is any other model worth mentioning when it comes to this special feature, it must be Cara Delevingne.

Image: Burberry Prorsum fall 2012 

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Donna Karan fall 2012
A few years ago the sole mention of the word „nail art“ would have brought up nothing more than a cringe from anybody really. A flood of unwanted images would have inundated our minds like acrylic nails, neon light and rhinestones. Who would have thought that things could change so dramatically in a blink of an eye?
Well maybe not exactly as fast as that. But fast enough to let us wondering mouth agape about its current popularity or dare-I-say hype. I think that it is possible to pinpoint the moment  for this new kind of passion with the appearance of two particular nail polishes in fall 2009: Chanel’s Jade and Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. At that time Alexa Chung adorned her nails with the minty colour when making a TV appearance and that was pretty much enough to send a trend on its way (by the way you might remember that the exact same thing happened simultaneously with the YSL arty oval ring). After  this, nothing stayed the same. Well, how could it have?
By now every cosmetic brand, whether high end or high street, is doing their best to come up with unseen shades each new season. At the same time they cultivate a love for the classics since a Chanel Rouge Noir has no less potential than the iconic N°5. Limited editions are rounding up the portfolio and are de rigeur today. Nothing sends more of a go-get-them-signal than the fear of impending disappearance from the market.

After seeing gold, glitter, neon and crackling finishes, you might have thought that you have seen it all, that „someone should draw the line here“. Well, things can always be pushed a little bit further and I guess that the joy of flirting with the abyss is to see how far you can go before things get nasty. Right now, we are not facing nail polish talk anymore, we see some serious stuff happening on those nails: all kind of shapes and symbols and whatnot.  „Nail art“ is pretty much everywhere. They say it has nothing to do with the above mentioned word and its tackiness. And it’s true. Whaaaaaat?

Yes, this is coming from someone who whould have never believed that her name and „nail art“ should be ever brought up in a sentence. Ever. But let me say this. As with anything in life, in fashion and in beauty, there are different degrees to anything. You can go crazy on that hair cut and choose a neon undercut. You could opt for a hello kitty nail thing, but you could also go with a nude base and a burgundy tip. A perfect reason to go a little bit overboard with one’s keep-it-simple-attitude…

Image: Donna Karan fall 2012 [Vogue Uk]

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A pair of blue jeans, a white T, a coat, sneakers. There is nothing more you really need apparently. Of course it helps that we are not speaking of an odd coat here, but the Isabel Marant version of an oversized military coat (Fall 2012). But nevertheless: the no fuss attitude of Caroline de Maigret is something I find very refreshing. The pictures above belong to a Vogue Spain „7 days/ 7 looks“ special which you can find here. And if you haven’t seen enough already, you can always check out her profile at the Coveteur or take a look at her tumblr.

Image: Ruben Vega

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