When we talk about the colder months, our focus is often on the holidays, with lots of glitz, cute accessories, and the same key color combinations reiterated over and over. But what about when you've got a hot date, not chestnuts roasting on an open fire? It's easy to forget that this is also the season for deep, dramatic lipsticks, vixenish eye makeup, and super sexy hair. The weather outside may be frightful, but these five trends will keep you hot and heavy.
Naomi Watts recently set off a mini-furor with her new blunt haircut. And if the looks on the runway are to be believed, they'll be one of the big hair trends for the upcoming season. But going blunt can be scary — especially if you have traumatic memories of grungy, stringy styles from the early '90s. So how can you wear the trend and look both pretty and modern? We pulled five of the most flattering interpretations of the look, using the runway for inspiration.
And like that, poof, Fall Fashion Week is done. Now that the madness is over, we can sit back, relax, and take it all in. The end of Paris saw the collections of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Chloé, Miu Miu, Valentino, and more. As I mentioned earlier, red was a prominent theme, as was minimalism. One of the most over-the-top gowns was this red ruffle confection by Valentino. Elie Saab also delivered some breathtaking dresses I'd like to see on the red carpet. Adieu, PFW.
Pair a sultry-toned peach hue that dominated looks of the late 1970s with a modern smoky eye, and you've got Chloe's universally flattering (and sexy) runway look. "It's the makeup of French actresses — Dominique Sanda, Carole Bouquet — very expensive and ultra-luxe," said lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Check out similar products used in the makeup palette below, and get the complete tutorial, too.
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