Archive for September, 2009

Spring Hair Accessories Trends

Spring 2010 fashion shows gave us a peak of a significant hair accessories trend for next year. Designers made use of bows, ties, clips and bids to coax purchases at the register. Fortunately, it is easy to reproduce these hair accessories at home. Style.com shares some tips on how to adorn your tresses on a budget. BowsAt Marc by Marc Jacobs, stylist Guido Palau created Minnie Mouse bows to complement the upbeat pieces. To make one for yourself, make sure that the fabric is thinner in the middl…

How to Save Money at the Salon

Going to the salon regularly can eat up a huge chunk of your budget. Fortunately there is a way for you to cut costs and still maintain look and style. Marie Claire shares the following tips on how to save money at the salon.Book follow-up appointments with a junior stylistBooking appointments with a senior or master stylist can get costly. To save money, schedule your follow-up appointments with a junior stylist that your usual top stylist has trained. Your haircut’s architecture will stay in p…

Runway Makeup Tips

Peter Philips has been at the helm of Chanel Makeup since January 2008 and is responsible for buzz-worthy nail and face colors such as the jade green nail polish that debuted on the runway earlier this year, the glossy black eyes at the 2009 cruise show in Venice, and the ornately embroidered false lashes at fall/winter 2009 RTW. Peter Philips is also known for balancing his fashion-forward looks with timeless beauty classics such as flawless skin or perfectly arched eyebrows. Elle.com talks to …

Makeup Tip for Lush Lower Eyelashes

Makeup Tip for Lush Lower Eyelashes

Lush lower lashes – think Liza Minelli lashes – are making a comeback. Nars Cosmetics’ international makeup director explains why dramatic lower lashes are so now: The look is both eye-opening and bang-friendly. For 3.1 Philip Lim’s fall 2009 runway show, Ayako had models sport improved lower lashes to balance bangs-covered lids. To enhance the effect even further, Ayako used a wet eyeliner brush and – using lash-like strokes – applied charcoal-colored powder, creating a shadow-like effect. If …

Fall Must Have: Women's Laced-Up Boots

Fall Must Have: Women's Laced-Up Boots

If there is one thing that is hot this fall, it has got to be laced up boots. There is a laced up boot for any style you would want to sport – casual cool, or glam and sophisticated, you name it. Below are some of your best laced-up boots options as named by Elle. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Suede mocassin ankle boots Belle by Sigerson Morrison’s flat, suede moccasin ankle boots have contrast stitching, fold-over top flaps, an almond shaped toe, leather soles, a visible tongue and front laces to …

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loopy Bow Pouchette Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loopy Bow Pouchette Shoulder Bag

For his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, designer Marc Jacobs created this one of kind shoulder bag. Made of textured velvet, the bag has a huge bow decoration on the front which gives it that playful feel. The bag also has a unique gold-tone chain handle with little silver bow details, a designer-embossed plaque in the front. Inside, it has an zipped pocket to house a small gadget. The bag has a magnetic snap-closure fastening and a fold-over flap. Liven up your plain evening dress with this playful …

Oscar De La Renta Ragnatella Ayers Roll Clutch

Oscar De La Renta Ragnatella Ayers Roll Clutch

Oscar De Le Renta clutches are always very classy and elegant, and the latest from his resort 2010 collection is no different. The Ragnatella Ayers Roll clutch, despite being named after the spiderweb (ragnatela), is an elegant foldover clutch that is made from black and white ayers snakeskin with stone detailing in the front. It has a small patch pocket inside, and satin silk lining.It would add a sophisticated kick to your little black dress. The Oscar De La Renta Ragnatella Ayers Roll Clutch…

Makeup Tips: Taking Smoky Eyes To The Next Level

Makeup Tips: Taking Smoky Eyes To The Next Level

For his “I Love Shopping” editorial, Photographer David Vasiljevic had model Ali Stephens sport an ultra-smoky eye. The eye makeup technique is described by Style.com as “equal parts eighties electropop and early-nineties Helmut Newton is a great adaptation on the classic, sultry fall style.”The look was not lost on celebs like Brit pop star Lily Allen, who sported a similar “full orbit gradient job” but opted for a lighter, more “street-friendly” style. The key to achieving this look, shares St…

Hair Trends: Laced-Up Chignons

Hair Trends: Laced-Up Chignons

For Rodarte’s Fall runway show, stylist Odile Gilber was inspired by the way the collection used fabric and texture – and by the models’ footwear. “The shape of the chignon is simple, but the texture is complex. “Like the collection, which plays with fabric and texture, the look is sleek in front with an architectural, modern chignon in back.”During the pre-runway show hair test, Gilbert looked on as dressers wrapped the models’ legs with the crisscrossed laces of the Nicholas Kirkwood thigh-hig…

Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan Air Sarafina Boot

Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan Air Sarafina Boot

Athletes-turned-designers are nothing new – the Williams sisters have been doing it for years – and thanks to them, on-court apparel has been getting some sweet restructuring. However, for her collaboration with Cole Haan, ace tennis player Maria Sharapova took her ideas off the court. The result: a casual and playful yet elegant, knee-high suede boots. It is detailed in tonal leather and is fully lined in soft leather and fabric for breathability. Nike Air Technology ensures that you’ll be cush…