One of the best things about previewing fall collections in February? The makeup trends that are meant to be worn in autumn are actually seasonally appropriate for these last few days of winter. Before the official onset of spring and warmer weather, here are the five fashion week-inspired looks that we’re trying right now. Which one is your favorite?
Phillip Lim fall 2013. (Photo: Courtesy of NARS)
Talk about a model’s worst nightmare to brush out! The extreme “hair turbans” created by Paul Hanlon for Frédéric Fekkai at Vera Wang were a feat of styling genius—one which most certainly left many of the girls deep conditioning and detangling later that day. “I quite like the idea that it doesn’t look like hair,” said Hanlon. “It looks like a material or a fabric that’s been out in the desert that’s been very weathered and beat up and dry,” said Hanlon.
Queen of beautiful bridal gowns, Vera Wang, has decided to take a step into the beauty realm. Starting this April, Wang will be offering a full line of makeup, roounding out her clothing and apparel line, at Kohl’s.
Finally! Vera Wang’s Lovestruck perfume commercial, featuring Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester, was just released today. Ever since seeing stunning images of the starlet from the campaign, we’ve been waiting with baited breath for this video. The fragrance, a combination of pink guava, tuberose, angelica blossom and sheer musk notes, was inspired by Shakespeare’s most-famous romantic tradegy, so it’s no surprise that this clip is like a modern-day version of Juliet waiting for Romeo—but instead of being perched on a balcony, she’s on a fire escape. Ah, the romance.
Perhaps more striking than the chemistry between the actress and male model Tommy Dunn is the gorgeous rose-colored gown she wears, a Vera Wang creation, of course. This ad is just the first part of Meester’s two-year, and estimated $3 million, contract with the label (wow!), so we’re hoping that there are plenty more damsel-in-a-dress campaigns just like this one in the works.
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