This year's biggest makeup trends were all about singular statements. There were extremely dramatic eyes and lips designed to be worn with an otherwise low-key face, like big graphic liner, sultry greasepaint smoky eyes, and highly pigmented ruby and aubergine lipsticks. A couple of sweeter, lighter trends still had lots of impact, like juicy peach lipstick and the pretty "all natural" look. Were any of these trends a big beauty inspiration for you this year? If you don't see your favorite look here, you can always vote for it by posting in the comments section below.
2010 was a great year for hair, with tons of experimental looks hitting the runways and a renewed appreciation for texture. Most of the best styling options made it off the runway and onto fashionable women all over, whether they were wearing retro-feel updos and bouffants, going natural, braiding away, or getting soft, luscious curls. Which style sparked your imagination? And if we've left off something you loved, please tell us by voting for it in the comments.
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.
With Inès de la Fressange, Elle Macpherson, Stella Tennant, and other prominent not-so-teenaged models walking the runways at Fashion Week for the last couple seasons, some people are now speculating that the more mature catwalker is here to stay. Since most of the people actually buying designer clothes are well out of their teens, having models with a little more life experience than your average 16-year-old clotheshorse makes sense. However, it's not like we're seeing tons of older women, and those we've seen have been very famous faces. Do you think the fashion and beauty industries will make a sustained effort to better represent women of all ages, or do you think bringing back supermodels from decades past is just a fad?
Last night, the Fashion's Night Out runway show set a fierce fashion pace and paved the way for the Fashion Week ahead. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Olivia Palermo, and more joined forces with fashion greats like Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors to watch Gisele, Karolina, and other Fab favorite models take the catwalk at Lincoln Center. Stylish celebs and a full-on fashion show at an NYC landmark — could there be a better way to kick off the fun?
This week, Brazil's best and brightest all turned up for crazy, sexy, and cool Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Most notably, supermodel Gisele Bündchen made her triumphant return to the catwalk after having her baby, Benjamin. There was also tons of stunning makeup, astounding headpieces, and other fashion-forward fun to be seen. So to check out 10 of our favorite moments from the week, just click through.
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.
For those who don't know Leigh Lezark, allow me to introduce the model/famous MisShapes DJ. Not only is she cute and talented, she also has mad styling chops. During Paris Fashion Week, the American beauty made her rounds to runway shows showing off her unique flavor. For the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac show, she mixed black and white prints, giving off the ultimate eclectic vibe. At Christian Dior, she opted for a girly, moody print dress. However, it was John Galliano who brought out her fiery side with a flaming red coat and super fresh heels. She then changed into a black fringed Chanel frock for Karl. At the Kenzo show, Leigh paired a gray jumper with gold brocade jacket. Each outfit had its own quirky cool touch — which was your fave?