Saturday, December 14, 2013
Spring 2014 Runway Trends
I have already started to see pictures of the Too Faced spring collection and that collection will actually be releasing on their website early next week. This company is always the earliest but I am sure that several companies will have their spring collections out by the week after Christmas and we will then go full swing into the newest beauty products that will be arriving in the next month or two.
Allure has always published the spring and fall runway trends and this is the article that I have traditionally used to review what trends we will be seeing each season. This spring will be no different and I am using the Allure article about the biggest runway trends from the December issue of this magazine. They have highlighted the top nine hair and makeup trends from the runways, I have found this article to be the best source of the trends that we will be shopping from in the coming weeks. I am also going to start picking the trends that I will be following this spring season and starting to get ideas of what products that I will need to add to my collection (and what products I already own that will work well).
Allure's top trends for the upcoming spring season!
The Rumpled Braid - The trick to creating the textured plaits at Alberta Ferretti was scrunching first: Hairstylist Guido misted the volumizing spray all over damp hair, then scrunched as he blew the hair dry using a diffuser. Then he curled the top layer, combed through the resulting waves with his fingers, and teased the crown before weaving a classic braid at the neck.
Romantic Ponytail - Guido called the ribboned hair at Nina Ricci "simple and feminine". We call it one of the most elegant ponytails we've seen. He secured the low ponytail with a black elastic, then tied a ribbon in a bow to conceal the band. The ponytails stayed intact, even after one model was almost wrestled off the runway by a protestor who stormed the show.
Casual-Cool Bun - To keep the chignon at Celine from looking like something you'd wear to ballet class, Guido ran his fingers through the top of the hair to add a little volume and brushed the sides to keep them flat. Once the hair was twisted into a knot and pinned, he used a lightweight hair spray to smooth flyaways and make sure it was clean, not crunchy.
Hottest Lip Color: Orange - Orange is the new red. And pink. And any other lipstick shade you might think about reaching for. "Right now it just feels cooler than red, " said makeup artist Gucci Westman, echoing the sentiments of pretty much every other pro. Creamy, matte, neon, or pastel - every single orange looked fresh and strong.
Metallic Smoky Eyes - Whoever said not to mix metals clearly never saw how sexy gold, bronze, and copper can look together. Case in point: the glimmering smoky eyes at Gucci, which combined all three hues into one beautifully burnished halo.
Messy Updos - The most beautiful updos were the ones that looked a little (or a lot) unkempt. To create them at Michael Kors, hairstylist Orlando Pita curled random sections, then sprinkled in texturizing powder before twisting and pinning the hair into a haphazard chignon, letting pieces fall out along the way. At Rochas, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman achieved "multitextured, chaotic-yet-beautiful twists" with beach spray, furiously brushing out sections of hair that had been curled, crimped, and straightened. "It's a bad hair day gone right," he said.
Gold Fever - Makeup artists and hairstylists glided everything in sight. (No, really, you should see our notebook.) "For 15 years I've done metallic looks in blues, yellows, and greens," said Pat McGrath. "This season, when designers asked for metallic makeup, they wanted it to look more sophisticated."
Gilt-y Pleasure - We first spotted this Sylvain Le Hen barrette at the Jason Wu show - and soon after on several editors. Stylist Kate Young found the clips at Colette in Paris and gave them to hairstylist Odile Gilbert, who snapped them on the models' low, sleek ponytails. "It looks graphic and elegant," said Gilbert. "The rose gold is my favorite".
Artsy Eyes - Talk about works of art: At Derek Lam, makeup artist Tom Pecheux created cubelike cat eyes, referencing sculptor Donald Judd. At Celine, makeup artist Dick Page drew "surrealist" brows. McGrath looked to street art when she airbrushed graffiti-style scribbles across the brow bones at Prada, and at Chanel, Philips made miniature abstract paintings by brushing rainbow-colored theatrical paint around the eyes, framed with black lines across the lids and brows.
There are five new hairstylists that we will be seeing all over this place this spring season and I am quite fond of the Romantic Ponytail. This look will work well in many different situations and I will be able to wear it to work if I change out the type of ribbon used in the look. The Gilt-y Pleasure style will also be a favorite of mine this spring, this look will be easier for me to wear in a professional environment. I will be looking for a few different styles of gilded barrettes and ponytail holders and I will be wearing this look all through the spring and summer.
I am not a fan of the orange lip look and I will be skipping over this. I have never liked or looked good in peach or orange hues so I will be sticking to my classic pink and red lip looks. I like both the metallic and the gilded eye looks that were all over the runways and I will be working with these looks to make them more friendly for the professional environment. The Artsy Eye look is probably not for me, I don't think that I have the skills to create these types of looks and I don't know that I like them enough to spend a lot of time learning how to create them.
I will be adding more hair styling products to my shopping list and I am excited to see some new eye shadow palettes. I am a bit on the fence about what lip products I will/won't need for spring since I am not going to be adapting the orange lip hues that promise to rule the collections.
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