Last week was the most important night in fashion: The Met Gala. While the invite specifically said the theme was punk, it seems that not everyone followed the theme. However I have curated a gallery of the looks that I considered that best followed the theme while looking fabulous!
My personal favorite: Taylor Swift in J.Mendel.
Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli.
This year’s trends were marked by both a return to minimalism and a revival of colors, patterns and print from past decades. Make-up took an “au naturale” approach and hairstyles were kept as effortless as possible with the return of loose waves and the “I’m too lazy to retouch my roots” Ombre (half dark half light) hair trend.
The first half of the year was all about functionality when it came to fashion. However, fall -the season of change- is more focused on dramatic dark colors than functional cut and fit. As the haute couture runways of the summer showed us, this new season is full of structured tailoring and darker color palettes, mixed with at gothic-chic flare. Even the more romantic designers, like Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent, included a more androgynous and grunge look to their collections. So how does this translate to your day to day beauty routine? For one thing, you can kiss your tweezers goodbye since fall is all about thick and straight eyebrows. Bed hair will no longer be acceptable. This season, hairstyles took a turn from careless to very clean and structured up-dos. So it seems you will have to blow the dust out of your straightener and buy a can of hairspray, since flyaway hairs are an absolute no this fall. The summer sun tends to damage your hair, so in order to revitalize your locks use deep conditioning products such as Morrocan oil or Frederic Fekkai’s after sun daily mask in order to rid your hair of its summer damages. This will allow you to achieve your elegant up-do without having to worry about split ends. Wearing your hair up doesn’t leave much room to hide frizz, so hair products such as John Frieda frizz ease serum or Bumble and Bumble defrizz are enormously helpful in your daily battle against rebellious hairs.
As your summer tan fades away and fall marks the return to a more gothic style, in order to add color to your face this season’s makeup trends consist of a hybrid between 1950’s pin up girl and punk-rock chic. This means dramatic Cleoptara-like eyeliner, smoky eyes with a hint of bronze and burgundy or dark red lips. In order to complete a more striking Goth look, blush must be kept to a minimum which will create a contrast with your smokey eyes and dark lips. Although it’s good for your spirits, the sun is never as nice to your skin. To avoid damaged summer skin and prepare yourself for the dryness that cooler climates bring along with them, incorporating products like Benefit the POREfessional to your daily skin care routine will both moisturize your skin and reduce the appearance of large pores.
With the beginning of what most fashion houses consider the season of renewal, both your wardrobe and your nail polish collection should shift from neon’s, brights and prints to black, maroon and electric blue. Instead of using pastels and neon’s on your nails you should approach darker and richer tones such as grey, maroon and black. Shades such as Essie nail polish in Power Clutch or Luxedo and Opi in Manicurist of Seville are perfect examples of what your nails should look like this fall. When choosing lip colors for this autumn keep in mind the following fruit: Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberry and Plum. As the weather gets colder and the summer comes to an end, do not fall into a back to school gloomy mood but embrace the beginning of this new school year in style with the variety of tips included in this article.
Since I was gone for the most part of May, lets have a little recap about what happened last month.
– Fashion Icon Anna Dello Russo will be designing for HM
-Vogue finally decides to bend its arm and creates a policy, or more like a ban on models that are below their ideal weight (in other words anorexic looking models). Lets see how much they actually stick to their policy.
– Chanel picked a new cover girl. But guess what? Its a boy!
-The Met Ball took place on May 10th in order to inaugurate the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition: Schiaparelli vs. Prada: Impossible Conversations . However I can’t decide what was more worthy of attention, the exhibition itself or the delicious outfits the guest celebrities wore to the event. Here are a few of my top picks.
Thank you Lana Del Rey, for always representing us pale girls so beautifully.
Golden girl Jessica Alba.
Personal Fashion Muse: SJP in Valentino.
Anja Rubik… I guess hipbones are the new cleavage.
Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake.
Queen of the sideboob: Gwyneth Paltrow (damn that was hard to spell)
Karlie Kloss in and with Jason Wu.
Images retrieved from: Fashionista, Refinery29, Vogue UK and The Huffington Post.