Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring 2017 Haute Couture

Haute Couture collections took over Paris Fashion Week for the most dazzling and glamorous works ever seen from a host of select designers. Dior under the leadership of Maria Grazia Churi was dark and moody for the house while Pierpaolo Piccioli held the helm at Valentino staying true to the house's aesthetic singlehandedly.

Jackets-  Designers continue to borrow from the boys and Couture was no different. From matching to distinctly different, jackets pulled gave a bit of polish to several looks.

From L-R: Armani Prive, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Francesco Scognamiglio and Jean Paul Gaultier

Tiers -
This cascading look from shoulders to skirt has gained popularity over the seasons and is likely to stick around.

From L-R: Editions by Georges Chakra, Christian Dior, Ralph and Russo, Ulyana Sergeenko and Viktor & Rolf

One-arm -
Asymmetry took over the catwalk with more than five designers churning out collections with one-sided sleeves juxtaposed against a bared shoulder or half-sleeve.

From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad

Long Coats - Outerwear for spring came in form of lightweight and bedazzled long coats being the perfect foil for the summer chill.

From L-R: Christian Dior, Ulyana Sergeenko, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab and Julien Fournie

Puffy Sleeves - Puffed up shoulder sleeves dominated Couture collections from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier to Armani Prive.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Alexandre Vauthier, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph & Russo and Schiaparelli

Spring Flowers - Nothing spells Spring like seeing flowers in bloom and they were littered all over the runways of Couture collections.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Christian Dior, Francesco Scognamiglio, Elie Saab and Ralph & Russo

Pleats - From scrunched, loose to knife, pleats gathered on a multitude of dresses and skirts for Spring 2017 couture.

From L-R: Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Julien Fournie, Valentino and Giambattista Valli

Side Slits - Couture collections are never complete without a touch of sexy and this usually comes in the form of skin and thigh baring slits with the most popular being the side slit.

From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Editions by Georges Chakra, On Aura Tout Vu, Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad

Sequins - Head-to-toe glittery ensembles from beaded embroidery to sequins denote the glamour of Couture collections.

From L-R: Ralph&Russo, Armani Prive, Chanel, Francesco Scognamiglio and Alexandre Vauthier

Off the Shoulder - Designers continue to pay homage to the current erogenous zone with the enormous production of off-the-shoulder frocks and tops.

From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Elie Saab, Francesco Scognamiglio and Ralph & Russo


Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 GRAMMY Awards

The who is who's of the music industry turned up for Music's biggest night that saw Adele go away with five Grammy Awards and a tribute to George Michael that didn't leave one dry eye in the room. While the music and performances were glorious, the red carpet was rather tame for a night only comparable to the Oscars. These are some of the trends showcased at the Grammys red carpet.

Liquid Metal - most likely the biggest trend of the night, stars from Katy Perry to Heidi Klum stole the show in shimmering metallic creations.

From L-R: Cassadee Pope, Heidi Klum, Solange Knowles and Katy Perry

Key-hole Cut-outs - Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood all opted for this tame styling when it comes to the cut-out trend.

From L-R: Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Demi Lovato and Carrie Underwood

Long-sleeved Gowns - the long sleeve proved to be a popular choice when it came to keeping out the cold for Chrissy Teigen, Celine Dion and Skylar Grey.

From L-R: Adele, Skylar Grey, Chrissy Teigen and Celine Dion

Red - Carrie Underwood, Mya and Faith Hill showed off their confident side in fire engine red.

From L-R: Faith Hill, Charli XCX, Carrie Underwood and Mya

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Golden Globes foretold the glamour that is to come this Award season and The Screen Actors' Guild Awards lived up to the promise. Mainstay trends like off-the-shoulder gowns didn't go amiss at the red carpet while new contenders made their debut.

Colored Stripes
Color came in bold stripes in both horizontal and vertical shapes for Michelle Dockery, Yara Shahidi and Michelle Williams

From L-R: Mayim Bialik, Michelle Williams, Michelle Dockery and Yara Shahidi

Pleats
Pleats made their debut on the red carpet with more than one celebrity taking part in the showcase of this trend.

From L-R: Katharyn Hahn, Samantha Isler, Maggie Siff and Annalise Basso

Embroidery
The biggest trend of the night paid homage to decorative elements in form of embroidery from floral to animals gracing the flimsiest of gowns.

From L-R: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Laura Carmichael, Emma Stone and Thandie Newton

Slits
The slit dress remains popular when it comes to red carpets and award season for those who love to show off their legs.

From L-R: Brie Larson, Chrissy Teigen, Kimko Glenn and Talulah Riley

Sequins
Nicole Kidman, Busy Philipps and Bryce Dallas Howard brought glamour to the SAG Awards in liquid metal and sequinned gowns.

From L-R: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ariel Winter, Nicole Kidman and Busy Philips

Snow White
Kerry Washington, Rebecca Romijn and Brie Larson were visions to behold in minimalist snow white gowns.

From L-R: Vanessa Kirby, Kerry Washington, Missi Pyle and Rebecca Romijn

Sheer Panels
Sheer panels were the perfect foil to the peek-a-boo trend that usually leaves nothing  to the imagination.

From L-R: Kate Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and  Emily Althaus





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dark Lips

Black currant, plum, aubergine, burgundy, claret - this season's favourite lipstick hues are decidedly dark. From glossy berry pouts to velvety purples, make-up artists kept skin bare and eyes minimal at the autumn/winter 2016 shows, leaving lusciously deep lips to take the focus. But don't be fearful about going over to the dark side - a well-chosen currant hue is surprisingly flattering for party season, whilst a deliciously dark stain immediately dresses up jeans and a cashmere jumper for cosy winter days.


From L-R: Marni, Max Mara, Vivienne Westwood and Erdem



Credits: British Vogue

Monday, January 9, 2017

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Awards season has officially kicked off  with barely 8 days into the new year. What a fabulous way to be reminded of all the glamour in store with none other than the Golden Globes? The red carpet was sunny despite the winter blues and gave the celebrities an addition gaiety to the mood of the event. These are the trends that dominated on the carpet.

Sequins
Nothing spells festive and fun than the dazzle of all-over metalic sequins. Amy Adams was resplendent in black Tom Ford while Ruth Negga dazzled in silver Louis Vuitton.
 
From L-R: Goldie Hawn, Sarah Paulson, Ruth Negga and Amy Adams
One-shoulder Neckline
If the Golden Globes red carpet is to be used as a foresight into more trends to be seen at coming awards' red carpets, then the one-shoulder neckline is one to look forward to this season.

From L-R: Anna Kendrick, Naomi Campbell, Julia Louise-Dreyfus and Viola Davis
Gold Lace
It's only natural for fashion's leading ladies like Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra and Sofia Vergara to put the  'gold' in Golden by wearing gold lace to the carpet, right?

From L-R: Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra, Sofia Vergara and Chrissy Teigen
Sweetheart Necklines
Sweetheart necklines never go out of style when it comes to making a fashion statement and Heidi Klum, Naomie Harris and Wynona Ryder proved that.

From L-R: Naomie Harris, Wynona Ryder, Michelle Williams and Heidi Klum

Shoulder Cut-outs
The shoulder cut out trend made its way onto the Awards red carpet maintaining it's place as one of the season's biggest trend.

From L-R: Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara and Nicole Kidman

Yellow
The Globes red carpet from from glum to sunny when Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis and Maisie Williams brought rays of sunshine in their varying shades of yellow gowns.

From L-R: Maisie Williams, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon
Cutouts
Slices of tummy and abs-baring remain on trend with this red carpet staple and Carrie Underwood, Emily Ratajkowski, Olivia Culpo all gravitated towards it for the Golden Globes.

From L-R: Emily RatajKowski, Carrie Underwood and Olivia Culpo


Photo credits: peoplemag

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