Fashion Week for Spring 2012 looks like a simpler, more straightforward season than years past, which means less avant-garde drama and more pretty, wearable hairstyles, manicures, and makeup shades. From the liner shade you'll want right away to the nail art everyone will be asking for in a few days, here are Day Three's big winners.
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Altuzarra's Spring 2012 beauty look was full of androgynous beauty touches, featuring a strong eyebrow shape with glossy lids. And in creating the latter, lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux's muse turned out to be a surprising one. "It's like Elizabeth Taylor going to the gym," he quipped. To achieve this goal, Pecheux used very minimal makeup on the face for a "high fashion and high drama" effect. MAC's Feline and Carbon eye colors were applied with the brand's #266 angle brush for shaping and defining, and lids were given a dewy texture. While we probably won't be seeing a style this severe on the average woman come March, you can likely count on bolder brows (as seen at Mara Hoffman and on Mandy Coon's runway) to be a big trend in the near future.
Here's more on the gorgeous braided buns at the Mara Hoffman Spring 2012 show. Tigi Creative Director DJ Riggs explained exactly how he created the braided hairstyles for the runway — and added tips on how you can get a similar look at home. Watch to find out more about this cool look.
Before models wore Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection on the runway, they were done up to perfection by a team of makeup artists, hairstylists, and nail techs. Read on to see what it takes to pull this look together — plus, get a sneak peek at the chic new nail art you'll be dying to try.
For the hair, Kerastase's Odile Gilbert created a volumized base with the brand's Volumactive mousse. Once dry, Lotion Densitive and Double Force hair spray were applied for texture and the hair scrunched to enhance wave and movement. To add a few playful touches, hair was then deep-parted with one side rolled back into a side-swept fringe. In addition, a single hidden strand behind the ear was braided, so that "when they [the models] walk, it comes out," explained Gilbert.
For the makeup, Diane Kendal went for a '70s-inspired, "sophisticated bohemian" look. After rimming the inside of the eyes with a soft black kohl liner, she applied a black cream liner on the top lash lines, blending to diffuse. And if you've ever wondered how to make a stained lip look last, Kendal has the answer. Of the pink and orange shades featured in the show, she advised, "It's just a wash of color, but because they're neon, it makes it very bright."
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From textured dresses to menswear-inspired pieces and adding layers to keep them cozy, Fall is all about The Fabric of Our Lives® . . . Cotton. Dominating the scene are lace, romantic dresses, miniskirts, or sweet blouses, designers are incorporating the texture to keep it lovely for ladies this Fall. Too chilly for a lace mini? Layer a pair of your favorite leggings underneath with a pair of tall boots; two of the hottest Fall trends rolled into one trendy outfit. Since Fall can be fickle — warm one day and cool the next — keeping a jacket on hand is essential. So be inspired by the menswear trend, and invest in a Cotton tuxedo jacket. The trends will keep you cool and chic throughout the season, but the fabric will ensure comfort and versatility. It’s the best of both worlds!