Tag : fashion
If you’ve been in Seattle the last week, you’ve been enjoying the beautiful sunshine. We are excited at the prospect of summer weather and took a look at some styles we found at the first weekend of Coachella 2016. Inspire your closet and hair this spring/summer!!
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Why do hairstylists love watching award shows? In my house, the Golden Globes are considered the play off game for the big game AKA the Oscars.
I’ll start with the fashion. The celebs who attend these shows and red carpets wear looks with colors and designs forecasted for next season’s collections. Some of the biggest names in fashion create custom garments for nominees. My personal favorite is the vintage pieces that stroll down the runway. On top of customized looks by clothing designers, jewelry designers work closely with celebrity stylists, too, and make sure they really shine bright.
How does this influence hair and makeup? The fashion and beauty we see on red carpets always lives a season or two ahead. As artists, these award shows allow us to see the looks designers and stylists choose to debut their collections. The shapes and colors of fashion are very influential to the shapes of haircuts as well as color trends. This is easier to understand if you think of decades past. Take the 80s for example: shoulder pads with a cinched waist translated to hair as sharp angles in layers as well as hair lengths with severe angles.
Makeup of the 80s featured bold colors with sharp lines, geometric shapes and no blending.
The lines and shapes of clothing can be a direct interpretation or a contradiction to create softness.
So, when we watch award shows now, we are really getting a peek into the fashion world’s future. When the runway shows are a wrap and award season is over, you’ll notice all of your favorite stores carrying the colors + shapes in wearable pieces.
Some popular colors at this weekend’s Golden Globes were deep blues, white and the big color for spring- blush. You can always expect to see some metallic & red gowns- forever a hit on the carpets. Cutouts are changing locations but not going away anytime soon. I noticed more full skirts and higher necklines this season. After this weekend, I look forward to seeing how these styles evolve by Oscar time!
A few Favs and personal opinions..
JLo (This color is hard to pull off unless, of course, you are JLO. Hair was underwhelming- pulled back and sleek would have been gorg with the high neckline)
Kate Winslet (head-to-toe Hollywood glam! She has a great team who never disappoints.)
Taraji P Henson (White HOT! The lines of the dress with her curves and complemented by loose waves in her hair = winner!)
Jennifer Lawrence (Red with cutouts all in the right places. JLaw does a great job of looking her age and having fun with fashion)
HAIR: Because you shouldn’t wear your everyday hair to a red carpet!
Kate Winslet (Nothing says glam like a regal upstyle with soft movement. It uplifts the face and shows off the lines of her gown.)
Jenifer Lawrence (Smooth, fresh and I loved her hair up with that statement necklace)
Julianne Moore (Less is more and flawless glowing skin is timeless)
Jaimie Alexander (This newcomer rocked the carpet in her bold gown and her makeup made all the right features pop)
Cate Blanchett (Always a hit. Hollywood royalty look to her for inspiration)
Kate Winslet (She belongs on all the best lists – see above)
GORG POWER COUPLES:
Channing and Jenna Tatum (Mr. Tatum, not our fav haircut, but still think you’re great)
Sylvester Stallone and his lady #squad (Gorgeous family and a handsome, well dressed Sly – a well deserved night of celebrating his contributions to film)
That’s a wrap on the globes, now we wait for the Oscars!
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We saw Studio 54’s influence in styles ranging from flared jumpsuits at Versace to pure bohemian vibes at Valentino and Christian Dior. 70s style has made a huge impact on the catwalks. The hard-edged aesthetics of the 70s have gained traction in the shows last fall and the spring shows this past month.
The cultural impact of globalization is showing on the runways. Armani took inspiration from China and Japan, using iconic bamboo as his central theme. Chanel’s tropical island pulled us into the fantasy of a natural state with less technology. Major designers seemed to have safari in mind with less roughing it and more upscale, adventurous spirit.
This season, hair is very natural and loose. The lob is still very strong and everyone is playing with different lengths. Think disconnected and a little edgy for brave fashionistas. The A-line recycled into very free-flowing, natural movement with some current edge. Layers create volume and movement. Blonde is hot and gold-violet tones are favorite shades. Ombres are much more blended, and bright blonde blocks are trending.
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