F.A.B. for Fall!!!
Zac Posen A/W 2010 & Givenchy A/W 2010
As the glistening sun and sand filled days of summer draw to a close and our fabulous tans (faux or ‘not so…faux??!’) begin to fade (sob, weep, sob, hick! ) its time to paint a pretty lil picture of some winter hotness to accompany those cosy, crisp days to come. Heres a beauty recipe for fall to warm the cockles of your heart- and it starts with a capital F.A.B!
Step 1: Smudgily Perfect!
Say goodbye this season to classic ‘smoke’ and a big allo allo to ‘the smudge’. All eyes were on Miu Miu, Chanel and Zac Posen this season..With the biggest ‘best eyes’ prize going to makeup director Stephane Marais(for Zac Posen, pictured above) when he took the art of the ‘worn in/worn out’ eyeline to an extreme – placing dashes of pigment above and below the eyes. The result according to Marais? “Trashy with dignity”.
Step 2: Rougely Fabulous!
Rouge rouge rouge…and more rouge! Any shade of scarlet will do…. as long as its red. Courtesy of an army of beauty trailblazers such as Herve Leger, Dsquared, Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy (pictured above)..’Red’ is the order of the autumn/winter day. Providing the perfect bit of ‘zing’ to brighten a camel/black and shades of grey day…a lil painted pout will keep you ‘kissably’ chic.
Step 3: Rawly Sexy!
Any gorgeous gals looking to recapture your ‘early 90’s’ youth, this is your year! Picture the sexily unwashed, ripped cardigan wearingKurt Cobain (with a bevy of hot ‘un-GHD’d’ young thangs in tow)..Strummin on guitars and inhaling from their Marlboro light’s (pre: Nicotine addiction = waaay uncool “man!”), and voillat! The rawly sexy scene is set. This season bare faces, greasy eyes (in the deliciously raw hues of fall of course) and deconstructed bed heads were everywhere. As any style conscious lil laydy will know..These days its aaall about the “ oh really? Thaaaanks..Yeah, I just woke up looking like this”!
Alexander Wang A/W 2010
Step 4: Brow and Proud!
How now beautiful brow?? WELL, the answer is: B.O.L.D. Bold bold and more bold! From filled in arches at The Row and Narcisco Rodriquez (pictured) to the candy-coloured shades of acid green and icy blue (don’t try this one at home girlfrienz!) at Balenciaga, the feel of this season has a definitive ‘brow-raising’ effect. Whether you prefer the subtle definition of a good ol’ fashioned brow tint OR the classic ‘tried and true’ Brow defining pencil (think grandma styles..With a modern edge!) OR if you are feelin a lil more ‘adventurous’ this winter (channelling your inner g.a.g.a maybe?) One thing is for sure: when it comes to the eyes, don’t be shy…be brow and proud!
Narcisco Rodriguez A/W 2010
Til next time dear Tangentines…