Beauty

Magical Hair for Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015

John Galliano makes his runway comeback debut by designing for fashion house Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2015 London show. I have met Mr.Galliano back when I used to manage the Andy Lecompte salon.

The designer has tried to make amends since his derailing at Dior and this show certainly not only opened the door to showcase his creativity, it down right broke the door down. The real standout for me was the hairstyling by Eugene Souleiman. Playful, gold glitter encrusted 20’s inspired waves ruled the runway. The way the gold flecks accented the hair, cementing it into place, made the models look like pure magical creatures walking down the runway. Thoughts of mystical lands ran through my mind when seeing the images and made me want to run straight to colorist, Danny Moon, who developed a glitter gel called Major Moon Shine. I once let Danny paint strands of my hair with gold glitter during the testing phases of his product, and felt like an excited 5 year old who had found a unicorn or a living My Little Pony. I have never wanted this grown up version of fairy dust lacquered in my hair more. For now, I will lust over the photos of the models who walked for Galliano and gaze at Eugene’s skilled hand at bending the hair into those architectural waves creating the avant garde style. I loved everything about it and now just need an excuse to rock this look in real life.

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Fashion

Who Wears the Pants??

Feminine dressing doesn’t always need to be in skirt or dress form. Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2015 collection proves that pants can be just a ladylike as the best dresses.

The intricate beading, tribal prints, sleek cuts, and deep v necklines of the line’s jackets and pants evoke the most luxurious, dreamlike, powerful silhouettes I have seen in a while. I am really drawn to the idea of wearing pants to a red carpet event in lieu of a party dress. Why let the men have all the fun? The beauty of wearing pants is the sitting situation, exiting a car, and cold shoulder problems of wearing a skirt are instantly solved. There is also something so great about the fluid lines and length of a well tailored suit that adds stature and presence to your overall look. The illusion of height is an added bonus as well. The 90’s were filled with boxy suits and over stuffed shoulder pads, but this dress take on the suit, with the right embellishments is a look that is here to stay. The jackets can even be worn over a plain sheath dress or with a tank and jeans for a night out with the girls. The possibilities are endless when working with perfectly fitted items. I have included my two favorite looks of dress versus pants below. You decide what works for you. image

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Front Row Fashion

NYFW has just ended and the new fashions will be available to the general public soon enough. The fashion forward crowd and exclusive front row guests at the shows must dress to impress. The front row attendees are closely watched and the seats in this prime position are highly coveted. There are a few essentials you need to look the part of front row fabulous.

Oversized glamourous sunglasses are a must. A dark lense is preferable, but a standout frame with gradient lenses will do. Some of my favorites are by Prada and Chanel. Unless you are Anna Wintour, please do not keep them on for the show, but only upon entry for a look-at-me moment as well as to shield your eyes from the camera flashes that are there to catch the celebrity seated beside you.

A small bag that can easily rest on your lap or tuck under your chair is best. You will need to bring the essentials with you, but do not want to be the one who adds to the trip factor by schlepping a big bag to the show and resting it by your feet.

Statement jewelry, whether delicate or not, and a banging shoe are necessary to standout amongst the fashion elite. If you keep your outfit simple and classy, but punch it up with the accessories and shoes, you will never end up on the worst dressed list. It does not matter is you wear a dress or pants, but dress to impress.

I have included a few of my favorite front row looks from this past week.

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