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Spring/Summer 2011 Updo Hair Trends

Spring/Summer 2011 Updo Trends

There is nothing sexier and more elegant than a simple updo that adds interest to your neckline and brings a glamorous, yet effortless vibe to any appearance. From different versions of the famous ballerina bun to extremely severe, slicked chignons and high top knots, updos will be one of the hottest hairstyles for spring/summer 2011.

Spring/summer 2011 comes with a wide palette of beautiful, feminine hairstyles. Among all these, there is one timeless trend exuding maximum femininity and sophistication: the updo. Seen in a myriad of different versions suitable for numerous occasions, an updo is universally flattering and works amazing on long and medium-lengthR hair.

Versatile and practical, an updo will always add a special vibe to your looks, whether you choose a simple bun, a messy, festival-chic one, a polished chignon, or, a sophisticated knot with a retro appeal.

Diane Von Furstenberg                                     Jil Sander
The ballerina bun was one of the hairstyles chosen by many designers for spring/summer 2011. Its elegance and simplicity makes it one of the best options when it comes to finding the perfect hairstyle for a casual, daytime outfit, or for a more special event that requires a more chic appearance.
Classic and tidy at Nina Ricci and Jil Sander or rather messy, yet attentively studied at Diane von Furstenberg, there are various versions where to choose from. It is very practical and it can be done in an instant. You just have to make a ponytail and wrap the hair around the elastic band, then secure the bun.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria                                Nina Ricci
Summer is all about flirty and playful, just-got-out-of-bed looks with breezy, romantic dresses and appropriate hairstyles. You can enjoy this amazing season to the fullest going for effortless, yet feminine, adorable hairstyles such as a romantic chignon as spotted at Proenza Schouler and Dsquared². Moreover, if you want to add a glamorous feeling, yet preserve a sweet look, you can draw your inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana or Nina Ricci runway shows where the chignon reveals sophistication through a simple approach, perfect for a candid and luminous character. This is a simple and chic updo with minimal styling required. 


Dolce & Gabbana                                                        Proenza Schouler

Dsquared²                                                                      Nina Ricci
As we have seen, there are timeless hairstyles that never go out of fashion and keep reinventing themselves season after season. Well, this is the case of the elegant chignon that never seems to fail due to its numerous versions and ladylike luxurious aspect. This is why it can be said that this type of updo is among the most popular choices when it comes to chic hairstyles. 

For spring/summer 2011, a refined, office-appropriate approach of the chignon was spotted at Chloé, with hair worn at the nape of the neck, and Gucci, in a slicked way with a total wet effect. However, a more elegant and extremely polished updo that you can rock at a special event is the one seen at Oscar de la Renta and the French twist from Zac Posen.

Chloé                                                                                   Gucci

Oscar de la Renta                                                     Zac Posen
The newest hairstyle trends for spring/summer 2011 will feature adorable and unique shapes and styles. Creative knots oozing self-confidence and relaxation, yet glamour and style will be some of the hottest hairstyle trends for the warm season. Looking just like twisted sculptures, the updos seen at Gucci and Viktor & Rolf are effective without creating the illusion of trying too hard. 

There is nothing more comfortable and sweet than wearing your hair up during hot summer days when the heat might get quite unbearable. In this circumstances, a high top knot can easily do the trick without too much effort. This hairstyle screams spontaneity and laid-back style and it works great even on curly hair. Draw your inspiration from Z Spoke by Zac Posen and Moschino. Add a headband or a scarf for a unique look.


Gucci                                                                                   Viktor & Rolf

Z Spoke by Zac Posen                                                  Moschino
Photos via elle.com

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A Preview of Karlie Kloss in Dior Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

 

A Preview of Karlie Kloss in Dior Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

Along with Chanel Iman, sixteen year old runway model Karlie Kloss has caught the eye of every designer from Jason Wu, Hermes, Marc Jacobs, to everyone you could possibly name. As an aspiring medical school student this girl is definitely rocking the runways and getting her face on every ad possible! For this Spring 2011 expect to see Kloss as the face of Dior, let’s just say this is going to be one good season!

A Preview of Karlie Kloss in Dior Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

represented by next models ny, karlie kloss appears for the spring dior campaign. clad in the iconic fashion houses seaside inspired collection, we see kloss against a teal studio backdrop along with element of the wilderness, including a branch & simulated silhouettes of palm trees. creatively, the fall campaign that kloss did last season had much more style validity for me; that said, the collection was fun & feminine- two elements which are well captured here. shot by steven meisel, this is karlie’s third dior campaign in a row. a feat not many models are able to accomplish, especially so early on in their career. well executed, great direction.

A Preview of Karlie Kloss in Dior Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

 

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 Lookbook

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 Lookbook

Extreme femininity is what the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 Collection screams. Besides, the accompanying retro lookbook totally reflects this approach. Clothes and accessories, flawless feminine details and clean tailoring, sweet florals and pastels combine in order to get the perfect ladylike vibe. The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 lookbook speaks for itself, being the right lesson about femininity.
A warm retro setting into a breezy summer day represents the perfect scenario for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 collection. Speaking about the new collection, at Louis Vuitton’s Resort presentation at the Maritime Hotel, design director Julie de Libran said:

“For Fall, Marc went back to curves, the woman. This is continuing in that spirit, but going to extremes with jewelry and accessories.”
Well, the accompanying lookbook for this collection captures the idea of femininity entirely, going beyond all palpable things.

Extremely feminine clothes that perfectly combine modern and vintage, silk blouses, suede jackets, ladylike dresses, flared skirts, cinch-waisted shorts, and high-waisted trousers represent wearable pieces that exude femininity through details and cuts, bows and pushed-up busts. Refinement, grace and nonchalance are three of the characteristics that best describe a woman and the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 collection manages to take in every single one of these features. Moreover, the handbags, hats, leather driving gloves, oversize accessories, and scarves romantically securing the hair come and balance the looks.

What’s the best definition of femininity? Sometimes, it can be described as the ideal combination of inner and outer world, in a harmonious way. Some people say we are born with it and it cannot be thought. Therefore, can we talk about two types of femininity? One that is exuded and cannot be materialized and another one that comes under different touchable shapes? Taking a glimpse at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 lookbook it is impossible not to see the ideal “partnership” between the two.

Sometimes femininity can be that discreet touch of finishing an outfit. It comes and completes an overall aspect, adding the missing piece. For example, a pair of high-heeled shoes with bows and floral prints, cute embellishments adorning romantic, flared dresses, or a pair of cateye sunglasses.
The Louis Vuitton collection for 2011 proposes chic pieces in pretty colors, such as pale pink, soft buttery yellow, light green, and prints of fruit vines and peonies.

The luminosity and simplicity of the outfits give a melancholic, romantic, yet sophisticated and elegant feeling. Marc Jacobs managed to create for the Louis Vuitton 2011 a collection that takes us on a journey to the land of style. Oversize chain necklaces and leather driving gloves are matched with sweet floral printed ballerina flats, ladylike dresses and feminine retro hairstyles. Model Anne Vyalitsyna manages to render the feeling, while photographer Mark Segal captures the unique atmosphere.

Besides pastels and fruity colors, one can see the timeless, classic black used to take femininity to the maximum. A gorgeous little black dress and a seventies outfit were the black “intruders” in the collection. A pair of high-waisted trousers, a lace blouse, and a thin belt perfectly capture the ’70s vibe. The already legendary items of the brand, such as the monogrammed luggage, the reinterpretation of the classic Speedy, and other eye-catching details remind us of the Louis Vuitton style and spirit.

 

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MAC Jeanius Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

MAC Jeanius Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

If you are looking for a fun and new way to update your makeup for the upcoming spring 2011, take a peek at the brand new limited edition collection by MAC Cosmetics titled Jeanius! The MAC Jeanius spring 2011 makeup collection comes with fresh spring pastels and luscious shades! Check them out now!
It seems that cult-tastic makeup brand, MAC Cosmetics has yet again come up with another great way to surprise its fans through what else, than a brand new makeup collection for spring 2011 titled MAC Jeanius.
As the makeup collection’s name suggests, line is inspired by the spring 2011 denim trends and suit the season’s textures and colors perfectly. You can observe a perfect combination of spring shades which are fun and in total balance with the latest makeup trends. 

The MAC Jeanius eyeshadows come in 4 fabulous shades featuring a jeans print design which looks adorable. The shades are all blue jeans inspired and come in the following shades: 

  • Diva In Distress – a middle-tone gray with a silver pearl touch shaped as a metallic jeans snap
  • Motorhead – a middle-tone blue with a copper pearl touch shaped as a metallic jeans snap
  • Stove Pipe Black – a black/gray shade with a copper pearl touch shaped as a metallic jeans snap
  • White Jeanius – a white shade with a silver pearl touch shaped as a metallic jeans snap
  • MAC Jeanius Spring 2011 Makeup Collection
    A lipstick should never miss from a woman’s makeup kit, so you definitely have to consider adding one of the following 3 lip color shades from the Jeanius makeup collection: 

  • Acid Washed Grayish – a pearled beige
  • Pretty Please – a soft pink pearl shade
  • Riveting Rose Deep – a burgundy/violet pearled shade
  • MAC Jeanius Spring 2011 Lipglass
    If lipsticks aren’t your thing, the Jeanius Lipglasses will surely win your heart! The MAC Jeanius glosses come in 3 univesally flattering shades: 

  • Docile Chrome
  • Indigo Pink
  • Painted On
  • MAC Jeanius Sprign 2011 Blushes
    MAC Jeanius Spring 2011 Nail Polishes
    No makeup collection would be complete without blushers. The MAC Jeanius line comes with two lovely blushes: 

  • Overdyed Bright – a magenta shade
  • Pink Cult – a lovely pale pink shade
  • MAC has also created two fabulous nail varnish shades which are meant to complete the collection and give you either a soft or a bold look. You can find the MAC Jeanius nail polishes in:

  • Biker Blue – a dark blue colored polish with pink and electric blue shimmers
  • Frayed-to-Order – a whitish pink nail polish with pearl shimmers
  • The Penultimate brow maker and eye liner in Rapidblack round out MAC’s new makeup line.
    The MAC Jeanius collection for spring 2011 looks amazing so don’t hesitate to purchase your favorite products from the collection as most items are limited edition! The collection is available for purchase starting March 3rd , 2011.

    Image courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

    Source: make-up.becomegorgeous.com

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    Stripes for Summer: Women’s 2011 Fashion Trend

    2010’s infatuation with military fashion was heavily influenced by army and air force styling, meaning naval influenced pieces hardy got a look in. As the military trend winds down for spring 2011, we turn to new influences – but that doesn’t mean the nautical shall be overlooked entirely. For those fashionisers who are nautically inclined, Spring 2011 still has something in store. Don’t think of it strictly as a nautical military trend, however. Rather, in 2011, it’s the classic navy and white colour palette, worn as dominant stripes.

    navy stripe clothing
    Striped summer dress at Jil Sander SS11

    The Style

    Note that I didn’t say bold stripes, but dominant stripes. While navy and white stripes are a must for the look (though black and white can also work in 2011), the real key to Summer’s take on nautical stripes is that they dominate the outfit. While they do so in the below look easily (though the plum Doc Martens still seem somewhat heavy), in other outfits it’s about drawing attention to the stripes above all else in the outfit.

    navy stripe clothing
    Striped summer dress snapped in Sydney by Vanessa Jacman.

    As an illustration of the point be sure to look at the inspiration picture below; while most looks rely on bold stripes, you’ll see that the trend is just as effective when the stripes are thin. Hence for Summer 2010 look for dominant stripes, not necessarily bold ones.

    The Pieces To Wear in 2011

    Don’t think of this Summer stripes just as a clothing trend: you can work them into any part of an outfit (just not all at once, please). As you’ll see in the inspiration gallery stripes can dominate an outfit in everything from hats to killer mini-dresses.

    striped hat
    Striped summer hat snapped byJak and Jil.

    2011’s return of bell bottoms – a style which originated with the sailor pants of the US navy – also presents the perfect opportunity for creating nautical ensembles. And of course a striped top with flares is a combination that also lends itself to a perfectly 70s inspired look.

    stripes with flares
    Striped top and flared jeans at Fidelity Denim SS11

    To Nautical Or Not To Nautical?

    While Summer’s navy and white striped fashion trend isn’t a true take on navy inspired fashion, it’s likely to appeal to those who are in to the nautical aesthetic. If that’s you and you’re after some inspiration look to Anja Rubik’s sailor inspiration from the June 2010 issue of Vogue Korea. The shoot utilises the season’s stripe trend in the form of a dominant blazer, but takes the nautical motifs to far less subtle proportions.

    anja rubik navy

    Layering

    The natural inclination for layering nautical pieces in an outfit is to do so with complimentary colours (read ‘navy and white’). And I can’t fault that logic. It’s the easy option. But may I offer up one piece of inspiration that differs from the safe? Clashes of stripes with other patterns or prints, for example this shot of Nataliya Piro in Cosmopolitan magazine mixing (admittedly non-dominant) stripes with florals. The stripes don’t dominate, but in a crowded room the look certainly will.

    stripes with florals
    Nautical stripes with floral print.

    Source: Fashionising.com by Daniel P Dykes

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    Women’s 2011 Fashion Trend; Lingerie as Outerwear!

    The last time we saw a shift towards lingerie as outerwear was the 1980s, and while I exude a general disdain for that decade I can’t help but admit that certain fashion elements which emerged from it do have a place in this decade and the next. And so it is that we see various pieces of underwear return to the fore as outwear to feature amongst 2009 and 2010 fashion trends. And in many ways this may become one of the ubiquitous fashion trends; one that is transseasonal, and one that emerges as we pay fresh attention to tights and stockings as a feature piece, and not just an accessory, courtesy of the ripped stocking trend.

    Underwear As Outwear

    But what elements exactly? And how do women play to the racy element without going so far as to look cheap?

    • Suspenders and Stay-Ups
    • Camisoles and Slips

    Stay-Ups and Suspenders

    Of all the looks to emerge around underwear as outerwear, exposed stay-ups and suspenders are inarguably the most risque and the most difficult to pull off. But that hasn’t stopped the most daring of women trying, and I’ve already spotted it on the streets, in street style blogs, and on the celebrities such as Mischa Barton (see more updates on who has worn it below).

    Though difficult to pull off, thanks to a come-back of patterned-stockings and tights women have a huge array of options. Take, for instance, Agent Provocateur’s snake stay-ups whose snake-motif will distract from the fact that these are indeed stay-ups.

    Mischa Barton Underwear

    One thing I would say in this area: avoid wearing stockings as outwear. Yes, Sienna Miller got away with it at the New York after-party of Factory Girl. But there are two points to make here: the first is that it already looks dated, the second is that she is Sienna Miller. And it’s the second point that allowed her to get away with it.

    Sienna Miller Underwear

    Slips and Camisoles

    First emerging on the catwalks in Spring/Summer 2008, lingerie-inspired garments have their basis in corsetry. Back then bodices and boning gave way to free-flowing pieces that took, and continue to take, their inspiration from delicately feminine lingerie. styles.

    Slips and camisoles may just well be the best use of lingerie as outwear as their intricate detailing and light fabrics often make their quality on par with dresses one might find on the high-street. This does have the detraction of making them only suitable for the Spring/Summer seasons however.

    Slips and Camisoles as Outerwear

    If you’re looking to try slips and camisoles as outwear look to pair it with other fashion trends, such as the sheer fashion trend. But remember it’s a feminine look, so one that is harder to pair with heavier elements (but not impossible; it’s not too hard to envisage a slip paired off against heavier, shin length boots). If you’re looking to take inspiration from the catwalks pair the look with bold accessories, leather belts and chunky heels.

    Seasons This Underwear Trend Is For

    As I wrote in the introduction, lingerie and underwear is trans-seasonal and will work in both Autumn(Fall)/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons; naturally individual elements and colours will lend themselves to either/or seasons but there are no strict rules here.

    Source: Fashionising.com by Daniel P Dykes

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    ZANA BAYNE LEATHER SPRING 2011 LOOKBOOK

     

    It is with great joy to present the Spring 2011 lookbook of ZANA BAYNE LEATHER

    PHOTOGRAPHY: CHAR ALFONZO
    STYLING: CAMERON COOPER
    HAIR: WESLEY O’MEARA
    MAKE-UP: AYA KOMATSU
    MODELS: RUISDAEL CINTRON & JILL CHIU from RE:QUEST

    Zana Bayne Leather • Look Book 2011 from Char Alfonzo on Vimeo.














     

    To coincide with the new collection, a new webstore will be launched on 1/1/11 at http://shop.zanabayne.com

    Source: Garbagedress
    (Also, view the Zana Bayne LookBoook Video here)

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