“Spring Has Sprung – Now that we are officially in the spring season and done with winter, we thought what better way to celebrate than look back at some of the season’s standout trends?”
These trends from Fashion Gone Rogue are hitting stores all over! Check it out!
Virginine Courtine-Clarins Skincare Routine
I am a big fan of Clarins! This Into The Gloss feature is very interesting! Enjoy 🙂
“My grandfather used to say makeup was amazing, but if you don’t treat the base, makeup doesn’t help you. You need to have a perfect skincare habit, and then the makeup can help you to improve, to show a little bit more of your eyes—just you, in a better way.” –My thoughts exactly!
Gap has been hiring individuals who have strong social media presences (i.e. Instagram used as a portfolio)
Also they are utilizing Vine, Tumblr, and other new popular tools to set themselves apart!
“Gap isn’t a brand that you’d expect to see at SXSW, but it’s making a splash during the music portion of the festival, partnering with Tumblr to bring Austin-goers tunes by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Shout Out Louds and more.”
(Original article: http://mashable.com/2013/03/13/gap-retail-marketing/)
Max Mara Fall 2013 NYFW
“So that’s what fall was about: coats, coats, and more coats. Coats of every size, coats of every shape, and coats in every shade of beige.”
Consistency creates strong brand recognition. Plus who does not love a great coat!
Gucci 2013 NYFW Review
“This is a harder, darker, more eroticized approach to fashion that involves the likes of high-necked python tees under curvaceous jackets; super-covered-up dresses that could have gone demure but decided bad was better; and a ton—and I mean a ton—of leather.”
Dark hues, leather, not to mention the classic Gucci floral pattern, all come together seamlessly for the new Gucci line.
Taylor Swift: Whole Lotta Love
“With multiple Grammys, more than 22 million Twitter followers, and sold-out shows for the tour that starts this month, not to mention a bevy of ridiculously handsome ex-boyfriends, Taylor Swift is the pop star that makes everyone swoon. She opens up about mean girls, fame, and all that love.”
Taylor is continuously reinventing her look; maintaining the ‘America’s Sweetheart’ title while investing in some couture looks!
Racial Diversity at NYWF 2013: Is Color Coming into Fashion
This season proved to be the most racially diverse ever counted. Unfortunately, the numbers are still heavily skewed in the favor of white models. Way too often in fashion, looking “aspirational” is still considered synonymous with “having white skin.” I would challenge fashion enthusiasts to look at this as a problem that we can help influence by spreading awareness.
“It’s difficult to quantify a problem like high fashion’s demonstrated preference for white skin. Race is a social construct, not a fact. And our “categories” — black, Asian, non-white Latina, and what we for lack of a better term call “other” — are not (and probably cannot be) perfect.”
Burberry Prorsum NYFW 2013
Playing with the classic trench coats in the traditional color scheme black, white, camel, and wine red. The animal prints—jaguar, giraffe, leopard—also ran the gamut from brassy to classy and were especially chic.
“I liked the idea of this very established, classic heritage world meeting a sassy, sweet, sexy, subversive world,” – Christopher Bailey
My favorite product brand by far! My friends and I joke that it is literally liquid gold. I highly suggest this product brand, it’s worth every penny!
Miss Him, We Will: Creator of Yoda Passes Away
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away… Stuart Freeborn is an inspiration to makeup and special effects artists all around!