After spending the weekend in New York City, scowering the makeup counter at the Macy’s at Tyson’s Corner in McLean, and recieveing a Dior lip gloss and nail polish set from my Aunt on Christmas Eve; all I can think of is what luxury brand lipstick I’ll invest in next, and after watching the Dior Addict Lip Gloss Spring 2014 commercial teaser, I think my next gloss may just be Dior Addict.
As a Lover for Preppy and Feminine styles, I was super psyched to see Vera Wang give my favorite staples an edge. A trend that has been seen on the runways ever since the Spring 2014 shows back in September, has most definately become the memo here at Wang. As floral prints get dyed black. Argyle and Plaid edge up, with leather. And ruffles, chiffon, and lace go gothic.
As cutouts have been dominating the Spring runways at shows like: Cushnie et Ochs, Versace, Anthony Vaccarello, and Gucci; Christian Dior Creative Director, Raf Simons, decides to take the staple to his most recent Haute Couture collection, the Futuristic Way. Simons gives a Classic daytime ensemble, that I’d picture myself wearing on a Summer day for a lunch time gathering or tea or to Church, Chic and modern ruffles and circular cutouts. Along with a white floor length evening gown, draped in identical circular cutouts. Besides cutouts as key in the collection, Simons seems to incorporate another important element, which seems to go well with cutouts: structure. Strapless sheer gowns get a pointed texture. A basic, Ladylike Little Navy Dress gets circular cutouts, and then placed with jewels as embellishments, giving the collection this such fun and Chic character. And as solid hues and different textures may seem to be key, Simons incorporates a floral printed trench and scarf, here and there, for that extra dosage of floral print.
Now texture and structure may seem new to most during the Haute Couture season. Raf Simons most definately keeps us all lusting over our heels for his latest pieces. Especially since the cutouts and structure get a more Elegant and Couture like twist, similar to the contagiously obsessive JW Anderson Spring 2014 collection. This is actually not the first time that I’ve noticed Simons working his Magic with cutouts and structure; as he does so in his Pre-Fall collection released nothing but 3 days ago. Now what I think that most people want to know is what Jennifer Lawerence, muse to Simons, will be sporting at the Oscars, come February.
When Valentino hit the Spring runways back in October, a decadent, Queen like but very Southwestern and Bohemian vibe came about. In the collection’s campaign, Craig McDean captures the vibes and inspiration of the collection, as they came to life. As Valentino favorites: Malaikia Firth, Esther Heesch, Ine Neefs, Maartje Verhoef, and Auguste Abeliunaite; hit the Rocky desert in the Queen like, Southwestern inspired ensembles of Valentino’s Spring 2014 collection.
As I was on Models.com just a minute ago, coming across the first shot released from Alexander Wang’s Spring 2014 Campaign. Which appears to be taking place in the Lady’s room. In fact, all you see in the shot is … Continue reading →