Beauty Cravings :: Inspiring Hair and Makeup Fall 2014

Buns took centre stage, braids got a makeover and ponytails came in all different shapes and sizes on the Fall 2014 runways. The extreme side part was all over the runways in New York and touched down in London and Paris. Makeup artists like Pat McGrath jazzed up the cat eye and played around with liquid latex, false eyelashes, and bold shadow. Metallics ruled the runways – glittery eyes at Altuzarra, gilded foreheads at Emilio Pucci, and metallic futuristic faces at Alexander McQueen.


DVF ballerina bunThe ballet rehearsal-inspired bun at DVF, NYFW

messy ballet bun at d&gBraided, messy ballerina bun at Dolce & Gabbana, MFW

sporty bunSporty bun at Roberto Cavalli, MFW

ballerina bunElegant bun at Prada, MFW

wet look bun

Wet-look textured bun at Lanvin, PFW

Ponytail party

sci-fi ponytailSci-fi inspired ponytail at Herve Leger, NYFW

low ponytail at rebecca minkoff

The “sexy tomboy” ponytail at Rebecca Minkoff, NYFW

basket weave low ponyBasket weave low ponytail at Fendi, MFW

ponytail at valentinoWhimsical banded ponytail at Valentino, PFW

kenzo ponytailSharp ponytail at Kenzo, PFW

rag ponytailHuge pony-like ponytails wrapped with colourful fabric at Chanel, PFW


Marc by Marc Jacobs plaitsCute braided pigtails at Marc by Marc Jacobs, NYFW

side french braidsSide French-braids at Creatures of the Wind, NYFW

side braid at temeperleyDetailed braids leading into chunky side plait at Temperley London, LFW

bombshell braid at pucciBarely-there plait at Emilio Pucci, MFW

GivenchyDouble plaits at Givenchy, PFW

cornrows at Alexander McQueenNever-ending cornrows at Alexander McQueen, PFW

Just-showered hair

Giles hairGiles, LFW

Christopher KaneChristopher Kane, LFW

just showered hair at marniMarni, MFW

The Extreme side part

extreme side part at bcbgSide parts go deep at BCBG Max Azria, NYFW

extreme side part at OCExtreme side part at Opening Ceremony, NYFW

deep side partDeep side part at Rodarte, NYFW

deep side part at lucasSide-swept hair with deep part at Lucas Nascimento, LFW

gallianoDeep side part at John Galliano, PFW

deep side part hermesDeep side part at Hermes, PFW

Very Berry lips

berry lips at RodarteBerry lips at Rodarte, NYFW

Get the look: Makeup artist James Kaliardos mixed glitter with NARS Deborah Audacious Lipstick (Available Fall/Winter 2014).

berry lips at rebecca minkoffBerry lips at Rebecca Minkoff, NYFW

Get the look: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore

Matthew WilliamsonBerry lips at Matthew Williamson, LFW

berry lips msgmWine-stained lips at MSGM, MFW

deep red lips max maraDeep red lips at Max Mara, MFW

Bright blue eyes

sapphire blue eyesAzure eye makeup at Anna Sui, NYFW

Get the look: Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Sapphire Rage

temperley london eye makeupBright blue square flicks at Temperley London, LFW

Get the look: Bright blue face paint and pigment used as eyeliner.

blue lined eyes at GilesBlue underliner at Giles, LFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni used MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Cyan to line the entire length of the lower lashes and the inner corners of the eyes.

blue eyeliner at KenzoSharp bright blue flicks at Kenzo, PFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Aaron de Mey used MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Marine Ultra to create a graphic fifties-flick.

metallic at diorElectric blue eyes at Dior, PFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Pat McGrath used theatrical latex paint in cerulean blue.

Feline eyes

rag&boneNot-so-typical cat eye at Rag&Bone, NYFW

futuristic cat eye at Herve LegerFuturistic cat eye at Herve Leger, NYFW

cushnie et ochsRetro-like cat eye at Cushnie et Ochs, NYFW

feline eyeClassic feline flick at Jean-Pierre Braganza, LFW

cate eye at d&gSoft black flicks at Dolce & Gabbana, MFW

electric blue cate eye at kenzoGraphic blue velvet cat eye at Kenzo, PFW

Lash crazy

super cloggy lashesSuper-cloggy lashes that clumped together at Topshop Unique, LFW

prada lashesClumpy lashes at Prada, MFW

gucci eyesTwiggy-inspired lashes at Gucci, MFW

double falsies at versaceDouble false lashes at Versace, MFW

thick lashes at saint laurentThick, clumpy lashes at Saint Laurent, PFW

Gilded eyes, lips, hair and foreheads

gold eyes at altuzzaraGilded eyes at Altuzzara, NYFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux dusted a thin line of MAC Pro 3D Glitter in Brass Gold (available Fall/Winter 2014) over clear gloss along upper lash line and on the eyelid.

gold lipsLips got the Midas touch at Son Jung Wan, NYFW

gold partGolden part at Suno, NYFW

gold leafForeheads adorned with golden leaves at Simone Rocha, LFW

metallic browsGilded foreheads at Emilio Pucci, MFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Yadim dusted the forehead with a V-shaped swath of MAC Gold Pigment Colour Powder.

metallic eyes at diorMetallic eyes at Dior, PFW

Get the look: Makeup artist Pat McGrath used theatrical latex paint in earthy khaki green.

alexander mcqueen metallicsMetallic eyes at Alexander McQueen, PFW

Get the look: Pat McGrath used brick red, silver and gold metallic pigments around the eyes for a futuristic look.

(Photos from Cosmopolitan UKElleElle Canada, Fashionising, Metro VelvetRebecca MinkoffStyle.comStyle BistroVogueVogue ParisWomen’s Wear Daily)

Models Off Duty :: Milan and Paris

A bevy of beautiful models including supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne kept street style photographers click click clicking away. Let’s take a look back at the models who brought the sass from the runways to the streets of Milan and Paris.


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Marine Deleeuw

Mijo Mihaljcic

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Manon Leloup

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Malaika Firth

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Larissa Hoffman

magdalena frackowiak

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Constance Jablopski

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larissa hofmanmodel off duty after chanel


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Cara Delevingne

(Photos from, The Cut, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Espana, W Magazine)

Style Inspiration :: Miroslava Duma at AW 2014

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Former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor, founder of Buro 24/7, Digital Media Director at TSUM, freelance writer, and mother of 2; Miroslava Duma does it all.

Season after season, Mira (as she’s known to friends and her 600,000-plus Instagram followers) leaves us speechless with her impeccable style and elegance. And AW 2014 fashion month was no exception. The Russian beauty once again brought her exquisite style to the streets and we had no choice but to fall in love. Here’s a round-up of the many looks of Miroslava from New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

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(Photos from Collage Vintage, The Cut, The Styleograph, The Urban Spotter, Vanity Fair, Vogue Spain, W Magazine)

Hanne Gaby Odiele at AW 2014

The craziness of Fashion Month has come to a screeching halt leaving us with a whole lot to chew on. But what about the photographers? It takes a lot of skill to capture a photo that sticks in people’s minds. Let’s zero in on my favourite model off duty shots of Hanne Gaby Odiele, the Belgian model who took the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris by storm.

Street snap PFW

Photographed by Tommy Ton for

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Photographed by Josefina Andres for Vogue Espana

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Photographed by Phil Oh for Vogue

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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding for W Magazine

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Photographed by Josefina Andres for Vogue Espana

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Photographed by Josefina Andres for Vogue Espana

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Photographed by Josefina Andres for Vogue Espana

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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding for W Magazine

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Photographed by Phil Oh for Vogue

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Photographed by Phil Oh for Vogue


Photographed by YongJun Koo for NY Mag

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Photographed by Phil Oh for Vogue

HGO for Vogue Espana

Photographed by Josefina Andres for Vogue Espana

It’s no wonder she’s a street style photographer’s dream!

NYFW Fall 2014 :: Beauty Roundup

Let’s face it. We all fall madly in love with the hair, makeup and pretty manicures at fashion week. The right hairstyle or lip colour can really help bring a designer’s vision to life. For this season, eyes, lips, nails and even hair all got the Midas touch. Ponytails ruled the runways and makeup artists saw the cat eye from many different angles.

Touch of gold – tips, lips, hair and eyes

golden tips manicure TSGold half-moon and tip at Tadashi Shoji

Get the look: Butter London Nail Lacquer in Marbs

gold eyes at badgley mischka

Gold-lined eyes at Badgley Mischka

Get the look: MAC Goldmine Eye Shadow // MAC Blacktrack Fluidline // MAC Pure Show Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

midas touch MHGold manicure and gold-tipped braids at Mara Hoffman

Get the look: Brush on two coats of Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold minus top coat.

midas touch sunoGold part and gold tips at Suno

Get the look: Apply Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold over a clear base coat.

gold lips at Son Jung WanBold gold lips at Son Jung Wang

Bold lips in shades of red

berry lips at RodarteDeep berry lips at Rodarte

Get the look: NARS Deborah Audacious topped with glitter.

Naeem KhanNaeem Khan

Get the look: NARS Lanikai Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Mirihi Island Beach Velvet Lip Liner // NARS Marlene Audacious Lipstick // NARS Jeanne Audacious Lipstick // NARS Bette Audacious Lipstick

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Berry-stained lips at Rebecca Minkoff

Get the look: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore


cushnie fall 2014

Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury describes her cat eye at Cushnie et Ochs as “Cat eye liner with a juicy skin.”

Get the look: MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline and MAC Blacktrack Fluidline drawn through the lashline to extend and define the eye with a dramatic feline shape.

herve leger cat eyeMakeup artist Val Garland’s futuristic cat-eye for Herve Leger

Get the look: TEMPTU S/B Hi-Def and S/B Adjuster in Black.

rag & bone cat eye

Not-so-typical cat-eye

Get the look: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black // ColorStay Crème Gel Liner in Black // ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Black Out // Luxurious Color Eyeliner in Black Velvet // Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious in Blackened Brown

Deep Side Part

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tadashi shojiTadashi Shoji

Proenza SchoulerProenza Schouler

deep side part bcbgBCBG Max Azria

Pretty Ponytails – high, low, streaked and everything in between

Rebecca Minkoff low ponytailTomboy-chic ponytail at Rebecca Minkoff

Minkoff’s Fall 2014 collection is feminine with a menswear twist. TRESemme lead stylist Jeanie Syfu created a tomboy-inspired ponytail – neat and slightly messy at the same time.

herve leger ponytailSci-fi inspired ponytail at Herve Leger 

Bumble and bumble’s lead stylist Laurent Philippon created a sleek, futuristic ponytail, while colourist Zoe Wiepert added a pop of colour with bright blue and orange extensions.

kate spade high ponytailSuper high ponytail at Kate Spade

For Kate Spade, two ponytails are better than one. Garnier’s hair stylist Tommy Bucket says the hair was meant to reflect the collection’s inspiration – a trip to Shanghai. The hair team created a playful, high ponytail by straightening the hair completely and securing it with a piece of leather. For the models donning hats during the show, they did a simple low ponytail.

vivienne tam's ponytailsSleek and low ponytail at Vivienne Tam

Tam was inspired by a trip to the Silk Road and the women she encountered there. Matthew Curtis, lead stylist for TRESemme, created the low, sleek ponytail and wrapped the hair around it to hide the hair elastic. Pretty clever, huh?

Which beauty trends from the runways are you loving so far? I can’t wait to see what Paris has to offer!

(Images and information from Style Bistro, INTERMIXHarper’s Bazaar, Metro Velvet, In Style, Cosmopolitan UKRebecca Minkoff, Elle, Women’s Wear DailyTemptu, Style.comThe Fashion Spot, Never Underdressed)

LFW Fall 2014 :: Trend Spotting

London Fashion Week wrapped up earlier this week. So it’s time to hit rewind and take a closer look at the trends that swept the runways. Here are the top 5 trends we’ll be replicating this Fall:

Print party

Looks like Temperley London, Burberry Prorsum, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson got together and decided to throw a print party.

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burberry prints

peter pilotto prints

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Crazy for royal blue

Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Hunter Original, Topshop Unique and Roksanda Illincic all had a case of the blues and worked the sapphire shade into their collections.

Peter Pilotto cobalt

david koma cobalt

hunter original cobalt

Topshop Unique cobalt

Roksanda cobalt

Perfect match

Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Mark Fast and Temperley London sent matching skirt sets and layered looks down the runway.

Peter Pilotto matchy matchy

matchy matchy CK

Mark Fast

temperley matchy

Embellished to the max

For Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson, it was all about embellishment.

mary katrantzou embellished

Erdem embellished

peter pilotto embellished

embellished dress


Thomas Tait, Roksanda Illincic, Peter Pilotto and Issa all played around with geometric shapes and bold colours. It was like geometry and art class all rolled into one.

thomas tait colorblocking

Roksanda colorblocking

Peter Pilotto colorblocking

Issa colorblocking

(Photos from