Fall Inspiration :: The Camel Coat

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If there’s one lesson we learned from the Fall 2014 runways, it’s that camel comes in many shades. From New York to Paris, designers gave us a plethora of camel outerwear to choose from – fur-collared, belted and oversized versions led the herd. Here’s a roundup of camel coat inspiration from the streets of New York, London, Paris, Sweden, and Moscow…

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A few options I wouldn’t mind adding to my closet:

+ ASOS Tall Cocoon Coat

+ ASOS Funnel Neck Coat

+ ASOS Pea Coat in Double Breast

+ Forever 21 Stand Collar Swing Coat

+ ASOS Swing Coat with Contrast Faux Fur Collar

+ Monki Collarless Coat

+ ASOS Oversized Coat with Waterfall Drape

+ Zara Long Wool Camel Coat

+ Mango Belted Wool Midi Coat

+ Nasty Gal Alexia Coat

(Runway photos from Style.com, street style photos from Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Lightaholic, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style.com, The Cut, Vanessa Jackman, Vanity Fair, Vogue Espana, Vogue Mexico, Women’s Wear Daily)

 

Paris Couture Fashion Week AW 2014 :: Final Look

As the final days of summer slip away and we gear up to welcome fall in all it’s glory (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I’m looking at you!), let’s take one final look at the inspiring outfits spotted outside the Haute Couture shows in Paris…

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Let the countdown begin. We’re only 2 weeks away from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. Tune in to the live stream starting September 4.

(Photos from Athens Streetstyle, The Cut, The Urban Spotter, Vogue)

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.

Buns

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

Braids

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)

PFW Roundup :: Coolest Runway Accessories

From shopping baskets at Chanel to sneaker-inspired pumps at Dior, designers really stepped up their accessories game this season. It’s time to profess our love for the bags, shoes and everything in between that touched the Paris runways.

Chanel

Karl took us on a trip to his supermarket for Chanel’s Fall 2014 runway show. Only Karl can make grocery shopping look this chic. Something tells me these wire shopping baskets and shrink-wrapped quilted bags will be flying off the shelves come fall. chanel runwayKenzo

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon teamed up with Director David Lynch this season. “There are tools in every one of his movies,” Leon told Style.com in a backstage interview. Hence the printed and embroidered tools on most of the pieces. The designers totally nailed it with their tool-embellished clutches. Kenzo clutches

Balenciaga

Alexander Wang got playful with these luxe shopping bags.

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Christian Dior

Raf Simons pumped up the volume on the classic pump. Christian DiorCeline

Phoebe Philo spiced things up for fall with oversize, cozy fur muffs in an array of colours and parcel-like bags.

Celine accessories

(Photos from Style.com)