Archive for September, 2012

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013

Milan Fashion Week was a feast of fabulous fashion and fantastic hair.

All the pictures below are I have taken from WWD. Their Face book page and their Web-site are wonderful to follow. Their backstage/beauty link gives incredible insight to the collections as well as close-up details of the hair, make up and clothes.

The photos speak volumes themselves, so no need for me to add words. To see who the designer and the photographer of the pictures are, hover your mouse over the photo.


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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013

London Fashion Week has come and gone, making way for Milan Fashion Week, but not before making it’s mark on the collections that have been coming out of the Spring/Summer 2013 shows.

As on my New York Spring/Summer 2013 blog I must thank Vogue and WWD for their regular and inspiring updates on both their Websites and their Facebook pages. All the pictures below have been taken from their sites. The photos have been credited with the designer of the collection as well as the photographer. To see the relevant tag, hover your mouse over the picture.

The images I have chosen are few in comparison to the numerous shows. I have chosen pictures which are congruous to the hair trends that I feel are being set in the Spring/Summer 2013 collections.

The hair and clothing in this collection reminded me of Little Bo Peep, although not really everyday wear for most people, I like the feeling of innocence the collection depicts.

‘Bed head’ hair off-set with defined partings, an easy hairstyle to achieve yourself. It is a style that works well on medium to fine mid-length hair. Use Velcro rollers to give your hair some body and movement and finish it off with a light weight styling cream for texture.

Elegance with a hint of grunge. The height, soft waves and subtle flow of this style create a sexy and striking style.

I love this look! The bee-hive is in my opinion as classic as the bob. A hairstyle that goes with any outfit to create a seductive and feminine appeal.

The dark tips on this otherwise simple hairstyle create an extraordinary yet attractive finish to the look. Very effective!!!

Strong middle parting were seen often on the shows, shown here with low buns or pony tails,the simplicity of the hairstyles in this show balance the bold colours and prints of the clothes.

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013

Fashion Week began in New York on the 6th of September and thanks to Vogue and WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) and their regular face book updates I have been enjoying the shows, parties and fashions here at home in Johannesburg. The pictures in this blog are all from the Vogue face book page or their website, as well as the WWD face book page and website.  As Fashion Week continues around the world, you might want to take a look at these pages or websites yourself .

Granted, Fashion Week is all about the clothes but, the hair and the make up play an important role in creating a final look. Obviously these shouldn’t distract from the look, but rather complement the designers’ collection. It is the completed look gives us a glimpse of the trends that are being set.

Below are a few of the photos from some of the designers collections. I have chosen photos because of the hairstyles in them.  I have commented on them, giving my opinion of the hair in the photo and sometimes a bit of hairstylists’ advice. Hope you enjoy them. To see who the designers of the photos below are, hover your mouse over the picture and the tag with the relevant info you need will come up.

I love pastel hair and love the mix of soft colours used here, subtle but effective. Mostly I love the way the make up complements the pastel streaks of colour.

Chic and slick, a look that never grows old. Strong clean partings were seen everywhere in the shows. A wonderful way to supplement the strong bold lines that came across in the clothes.

I love this look! Soft, feminine and sexy! The subtle use of a head scarf or band really adds to the look.

The colour of this models hair is fantastic, the depth of the solid blue creates a striking impact and completes the dress, giving it a very modern, funky edge. The solid sweep of the fringe helps to show the colour off brilliantly.

Again strong partings, the finger waves giving a timeless feel, while the low buns and braids give a modern edge. Love it!!

These fishtail braids are incredible, if you are blessed with long, thick hair you should definitely give this look a try. If you have fine hair, perhaps try achieve this look by adding an extension piece to help create the volume of hair needed.

A very striking look! Middle partings could be seen everywhere on the runway. But be aware, middle partings are great if you have model looks and a fairly symmetrical face, if you don’t, a parting will emphasize the lack of symmetry. Do your parting slightly off centre or give yourself a strong side parting for a more flattering look.

I love the flecks of colour used in this collection. Again, the colour gives the hair a more ‘now’ feel. Beautifully tailored up styles to enhance the clothes.

‘Bed head’ hair with an extreme side parting, so feminine and so sexy and so easy to achieve yourself.

The new trend in hair cuts, a mid length straight bob. As Vogue pointed out models Karen Elson, Margherita Missoni, Ruby Aldridge, and Hanne Gaby Odiele, where among those who cut their locks. An awesome new look, if you dare.

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