L’oreal Melbourne Fashion week trends are following right on the heels of Parisienne runways, opting for clean wearable looks that are elegant and doable. The emphasis is on very blended and contoured faces with colors in golds, bronzes and beiges, explained L’oreal makeup director Rae Morris, as well as feminine colors in pinks and reds. Hairs are slicked back, let down or presented in beachy tresses, therefore very casual yet chic.
Such a pleasure to see actual L’oreal products being used!
Makeup artist extraordinaire Rae Morris looking effortless and smiling despite the whirlwind that is LMFF preparations.
One of the highlights, a golden smokey eye with shaken out tresses pinned to the side.
Beautiful skin a must!
Rae seen here adding final touch ups.
More photos can be seen at Style Melbourne.
Last year saw some amazing sets of gorgeously embellished designs and structured looks. 2011 marks a bit in the shift to much more wearable couture with an emphasis on delicate designs and feminine forms. Here’s a look into what has been gracing the runways.
Elie Saab returns with his ever delightful presentations of flowing gowns for the woman who is both strong and stunning. The dusky tea rose pink and spring palette are a particular favorite, in fact I would be beaming with any of the dresses in my wardrobe.
Givenchy takes on an Asiatic twist with careful attention to garment construction where origami folds are a highlight and theme of the collection. One of the more interesting trends guiding designers, I hope to see it leak down to pret-a-porter collections in 2012.
A blend of British rock chic and fiery looks walked the stage at Jean Paul Gaultier’s show. The bold patterns and androgynous looks are on trend for this year and fittingly our own locally signed Andrej Pejic, rising male model closes the show in a tulle enclosed wedding dress.
Valentino is another inspired by spring flowers, playing up sensuality with sheer organza and ruffles. Most of the collection rests in subtle shades of ivory, pink and nude with long silhouettes and airy fabrics.
Photos source: fashiongonerogue.com
I am keen to watch what else would come out on the runways but so far so good! By the way has anyone else noticed the black swan motif?
Anyone who’s ever stayed in Melbourne knows about our dramatic weather changes. It could be in the middle of summer and freezing, making it rather difficult to coordinate those light summer outfits. I was happy when my package from Victoria Secret came, bringing me my brand new heather blue cardigan.
I’m a tremendous fan of cardigans- they can be easily thrown on over any outfit, provide warmth and is light enough to carry around. Here’s what I wore yesterday when I went to shoot the makeup and hair trials for L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Week.
White singlet- Cotton On
Black singlet- from Bali
Skirt- from Ebay
Cardigan- Victoria Secret
This is one outfit I can flounce in! A little different and more gothic romantique than my usual style but it balances nicely. Also leggings are some of my new favourite things <3
Prada’s new campaign is so delightfully cute, and features some kitsch pieces!
- To enjoy life and look at 2011 as the chance for new beginnings
- To catch up with friends
- To lie in bed and watch the sky once every day
- To photograph more and in delight
- To read and contemplate
- To find a part time job
- To get more involved with my sense of fashion
- To smile
What are your new year’s resolutions?