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Ultra Feminine Frocks and Intricate Tribal Get-ups.

Louis Vuitton | Dress price upon request

 

Ruffle and pearl-detail jacquard rayon dress | Marc Jacobs | $1,800

Lace, ostrich feather, and silk satin organza dress | Keemia | $950

 

Cotton-blend dress | Diane von Furstenberg | $745

 


Knotted and woven ribbon-detail cotton dress | Saloni | $814

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire and Elle

-J.SAAB


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Ferociously Fierce

WANTED: Animal-Print
Printed linen wedge | Charlotte Olympia | $855
Louis Vuitton petite minaudière | $3,680

Cartier Collection les must Tank Solo watch in steel | $2,300

 

Photo courtesy of Elle
-J.SAAB
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Elle Magazines’ Best in Show

SPRING 2010 | Hair and Makeup Trends

MOST EASYGOING: ROSY CHEEKS

THE LOOK: “Blush adds life to the face,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath, who broke out the rouge backstage at Anna Sui.

SEEN AT: Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci

DIY: Makeup artist James Kaliardos kept blush high on the cheek bones at DVF: “If it’s low on the face, it’s too old-fashioned.”

TRY WITH: Iridescence. “It brings out cheekbones and makes skin glisten, which is sexy,” Kaliardos says.

GET THE LOOK | Smashbox Heartbreaker Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight | Givenchy le Prisme Blush in It-Girl Purple 24 | Tina Turnbow for Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Flower Child.

MOST ATHLETIC: SIDE BRAID

THE LOOK: In his 25-year career, hairstylist Guido “received the most compliments” about the messy side braids he did at Alexander Wang.

SEEN AT: Alexander Wang, Lacoste,Miu Miu

DIY: Hairstylist Dennis Lanni slathered on styling cream and plaited a high, side ponytail at Lacoste.

TRY WITH:Wings. Guido, Redken’s creative consultant, gave models’ hair lots of lift at Alexander Wang by adding “wings” at the temple: “Pull it out a little bit, then mold with hairspray and your fingers.”


GET THE LOOK | Blax Snag-free Hair Elastics | L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray | Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse.

BIGGEST PARTIER: NEON NAILS

THE LOOK: Models received an electric shock of color on their fingertips at Zac Posen, where manicurist Deborah Lippmann painted a hot melon shade onto nails.

SEEN AT: Chris Benz, Rag & Bone, Zac Posen

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Box of Tricks

THE FANTASY WORLD OF ALEX BOX


Alex Box has been reveired as one of the hottest new makeup artist since Pat McGrath. Formally a painter, this makeup queen has created images that have been considered as some of the greatest work of our time. Thank God Antonia from Promake introduced her to me! This eclectic diva has thing for creating masterpieces that are made to inspire-and we are oh, so inspired.

photos courtesy of rankin

-H.Kattan
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Glitterati

VOGUE UK | April 2010
Inspired by Alberto Vargas’ iconic pin-ups, fashion editor Lucinda Chambers places Guinevere van Seenus in glitter, corsets and sheer blouses for a dreamy story in April’s Vogue UK. Captured by Javier Vallhonrat, Private Dancer gives a modern flair to the pin-up era with pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu and Just Cavalli. -FGR-




Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB

 

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Blossoming Into Spring

SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS: These freshly picked offerings from Women’s Wear Daily, include extracts and inspirations from the flowers and plants found in a blossoming garden. The scents are fresh and airy and the make-up palettes are light and rosey. These classic products with subtle updates for a new season are deliciously delightful.


Bobbi Brown Orchid Color Strips Palette


These ladylike shades of lilacs, pinks and reds can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks for a fanciful, flower-inspired spring color statement. $90 (Bobbi Brown counters, bobbibrown.com)

Jo Malone London The Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle


First introduced on Valentine’s Day in 1996, the original Red Roses fragrance is updated in a set that pairs it with complementary scents to reveal its various facets. $95 (Saks)

MAC Give Me Liberty of London


MAC partners with Liberty, whose floral fabrics are a favorite of fashionistas everywhere, for its spring collection. Colorful, garden-inspired patterns add a chic edge to the makeup brand’s classic packaging. $14.50 to $25 (MAC counters and boutiques, maccosmetics.com)

Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio


For their latest effort, perfumers Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen took as their inspiration the gardens of Ninfa, near Rome, home to medieval ruins, lush evergreens, ripe citrus, fig trees and the picturesque Ninfeo River.
$120 (annickgoutal.com)


Tarte Flower Child Limited-Edition Best-Selling Eyeshadow Palette


Within the violet, flower-filled packaging is a wardrobe of muted bright shadows inspired by vintage flowers. A double-ended brush and two liners, in jade and brown, ensure eyes pop. $44 (Sephora)

Photos courtesy of WWD
-J.SAAB
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Galliano: Fur, Feathers, and Oversized Bows

John Galliano is known to push the fashion envelope and boy did he! The s/s 2010 runway show at Paris Fashion Week was very, well, Galliano. Large GaGa-like bows, with fur covered vest, skirts, and jackets dominated the runway. The over-embellished-everything, was just what we expected from Galliano and simply fabulous!






photos courtesy of style
H.Kattan
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Summer Never Looked So Good!

There’s nothing like a fashion story to let us know that summer is just around the corner, and David Roemer does exactly that with his most recent work for Marie Claire US. Styled by Nina Sterghiou and starring Hana Soukupova in a vibrant wardrobe of swimwear and standout accessories, Hot and Heavy has all the perfect ingredients for a beach shoot with pieces Missoni, Christian Dior and Eres.-FGR-




Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB
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Chanel Gets Furry

Chanel’s showcase for s/s 2010 in Paris showing off their signature Chanel tweed with more than a hint of fur. The runway was covered with fur bags, boots, and jackets. PETA fans hold your paint! Deisgn genius, Karl Lagerfeld chose faux fur this season–more than one reason to fall in love with this gorgeous collection!

photos courtesy of maryska’s daily and style.com 

-H.Kattan
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