Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Too Faced

Too Faced Cosmetics has unveiled a lip gloss that changes color to signal the moods of the women wearing it. This mood lip gloss turns from clear through a variety of shades to tell men when his woman is feeling frisky. 
The gloss contains hydrating and rejuvenating elements like jojoba oil, vitamin E and shea butter to ensure those passionate kisses go smoothly and put him in the mood.
As much as I love this idea and find it truly amazing I can not help but wonder what happens if it changes colour and it clashes with my outfit. Think I will be sticking with my trusted non changeable lipgloss.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Natural Beauty

Naturally beautiful is a make up trend that rarely seems to be showcased on the catwalk. Models are used to sell the clothes, the brand and the lifestyle and are usually made up in the same monotonous tone to each another. 
However the key trend for the face for Winter 2010/2011 has taken influence from the effortlessly beautiful Balmain Woman. 
The "pared-down Parisian Balmain aesthetic" seems to have taken over, with designers who might normally favour colour make-up statements or theatrical hair, such as Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson and Prada, favouring a much more relaxed and low key take on beauty. 
It seemed on the catwalk that the reasoning behind the make up was to enhance what was already beautiful rather than changing it to seem fake and unnatural. 
Natural beauty is one trend that I feel should always be in trend, it reflects personality and individuality and this is something that can only be positive. When looking at the media, magazines are always quick to judge and point out the negativities however, if they were to stand back and realise the real aesthetic then i feel that the magazines that are sold would have very different content. This would then filter down into the consumers and I feel create a lot less pressure for the readers to look the way that the media wants the to.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Princess and the Frog

So after criticism that Disney has never used a black princess as one of it's main characters in their movies. The film Princess and the frog sees princess Tiana becoming the first black princess. The whole film set in the 1920's in New Orleans is very much about Tiana's dream to own a restaurant and cook her food to guests that she invites. 
Every part of this film has Disney magic sprinkled all over it. The way in which the story is told and the underlying messages make this movie more magical and romantic. 
After wowing audiences in America, there is no reasoning why this film cannot be such a success in the UK. 
I personally love it!!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Its Spring so get your trench

So now its the season for the return of the trench coat. Every year there are slight changes to the style and this Spring it has to be a belted trench, whether short long sleeveless or fitted put on a belt and your bang on trend. Here is just a selection that I feel have really captured the essence of the trench really well.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Its all about Disney

William Tempest, is taking on Disney - designing a special dress for Anika Noni Rose, the star of its latest magical animated comedy, The Princess And The Frog.
Stella McCartney, too, has got in on the Disney act, designing jewellery inspired by Alice In Wonderland.
Along with the much loved Disney Couture jewellery line available at ASOS, it seems that the trend of the moment is taking you straight back to your childhood.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Show studio

I have just got back from London and have been to somerset house for the exhibition Show studio the fashion revolution. this exhibition really won me over the level of interaction was really impressive and the clothing with the leather tyre was really innovative. The life size model of Naomi Campbell in which you were encouraged to write and draw on her really emphasized the level of interaction and the freedom that new technology has meant to consumers. Furthermore, show studio has shown its creativity through many different types of media and through this lots of big names in fashion and art are pleased to be associated with the brand, names such as Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Twiggy are just a few examples.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

John Lewis

Mulberry at John Lewis is something that i would have never thought would have worked but after looking at the John lewis website it seems that they are going into a more upmarket market. Competing with the likes of Selfridges and Harrods it is certainly one store to watch. With the economy as it is it seems that most retailers are cutting their prices in order to get consumers to part with their money. However, John Lewis seems to be going in the opposite direction so as to recreate themselves as a higher class brand. With John Lewis focusing on brands such as Hudson Jeans, Elie Tahari, Ralph Lauren and Nicole Farhi along with Mulberry to try and create the image for the new more premium fashion brand they hope to create.