Fashionclash Festival 2017

July 1, 2017 by  
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Fashion Makes Sense is the theme of the 9th edition of Fashionclash Festival in Maastricht. With four days of shows, performances, lectures and an exhibition/market.

Summer Streetwear Trend 2017: (rain)bow down

June 21, 2017 by  
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Get your make-up pencils in order ’cause color on the eyes is a ‘thing’ again. A revival of a eighties make-up trend! Bright colored eye make-up was all over the national and international runways. From rainbow stripes to crafty eyeliner lines on, above and next to the eyes; a good eye shadow palette seems a necessity this season. Just click through our gallery of backstage beauty images of Haider Ackermann, Martin Margiela, MaxMara and No21 and you know what’s up. Time to get arty on the eyes. Rainbow down b*tches!

MBFWA january 2017, this was day 01

Day 01 of MBFWA is a fact. And what a day it was! Filled with inspiring and challenging designs of the Future Generation.

BEAUTYTREND SS2016: Easy beach hair (oh yes!)

Sun, sea and chlorine – the perfect ingredients for you summer beach hair. But you don’t nééd them to get it properly done. The reason why we have piles of argan oil, coconut hair masks and texturizing salt spray is because we want that coupe du soleil all year round. One of our faves is still the Kate Moss ultra natural but ultra gorgeous do, but you have so much more options to try. Like DVF’s seventies power flower hair (that matches your retro, high waisted  bikini), Altuzarra’s laidback Basque hairdo or cool-girl wavy hair like popster Lorde (don’t you envy her hair?!) as seen at Chloe and Rodarte. Even the huuuuge 90’s trend where you pull back all your hair except for two teeny tiny strand at the front (Rochas, check) is back. And when at the beach and the wind blows hair into your face, keep it that way. It’s so Rag&Bone-ish. End your beach day with a party? Just comb it all backwards with a little bit of a crest at the front, we count on the approval by Blumarine, Thakoon and Roberto Cavalli.

BEAUTY TREND SS2016: (L)ashes to (l)ashes

June 2, 2016 by  
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Audrey Hepburn once said: ‘For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.’ We can’t disagree on that one for sure, but this summer a good pair of eyes also stands her ground by some fake ol’ lashes. This season we were introduced to the spidery long false lashes (did they ever actually leave the fashion scene anyway?!). Make it big, exaggerated and doll-like seems to be the message from several designers. Make those eyes pop out like never before.

Marni showed clusters of lashes both applied to the lower and upper lash lines for a doll-like effect. Although XXL, it was still sophisticated in some way. And of course there was makeup wonderwoman Pat McGrath to take on the Louis Vuitton models with a pair of heavy futuristic false lashes. Like Japanese cartoon style but in a modern way. And Giorgio Armani took the gentle way, for a little bit more romance. I hear you thinking: yeah right, like I got time for that in the morning? You hear the clock ticking and your mascara is most times a 1-minute fix (or an actual catastrophe). You have clumps and lumps in your lashes and it’s all over your face even before you enter the office. Great! Well, actually it is great, because that’s exactly where you’re heading towards. Make sure you first use lengthening mascara and afterwards a volume mascara. And make it thick, black and playful. And use fake lashes like you never did before. What else can we say: wave those lashes, baby.

BEAUTY TREND SS2016: Special Effect

May 27, 2016 by  
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Do not try this at home. Some of the most outstanding beauty looks of this season might have been the icing on the cake of an incredible runway outfit, in real life they won’t have the same special effect. Not only will you run the risk of looking ridiculous, you won’t even be able to recreate those beauty extravaganzas by yourself. DIY is a no go. We admit, those quilted smokey eyes looked to die for on Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid. But since we already have a hard time drawing a smooth eyeliner we won’t even go there. Same goes for the bright colored fantasy eye make-up at Fendi. On the runway it was a success, in the streets it’s bound to turn out as a mess. The full on glitter faces we spotted at Burberry and Julien McDonald sure had us inspired for any upcoming glamorous partay, although we will not go all the way like the make-up artists did backstage. Their was one crazy beauty trend we can actually try at home. Thanks to the launch of Armani Beauty’s red mascara (Black Ecstasy) we can now actually try out those red eyelashes we spotted at the Emporio Armani show. Of course in a more subtle way. Oh and we’ll keep in mind those (kinda scary) doll eyes the models at Dorhout Mees were sporting. They might just turn this year’s Halloween appearance into a hit.

WOMENSWEAR TREND SS2016: Ponytail Plus

May 24, 2016 by  
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Sure, the clothes are very important during fashion week. But no finishing business without the hair. A woman prizes her hair over anything else. It’s like a big cream cake that needs some strawberries to top it off, right? Luckily, the majority of hair and beauty trends are surprisingly easy to pull off (woohoo!), like the upgraded ponytail.

We know the classic ponytail for years and years now. It’s something our mothers loved giving us to dress up with. Nothing new about that. But this season we see many different spins on this golden oldie. Because same shit, different day, it makes you bored out of your mind. The great thing about ponytails is that it’s pretty easy to DIY and still make you look completely different ánd sophisticated. So how to upgrade the usual ponytail? You have several options. According to Oscar de la Renta and Dior, add a classic fabric accessory ASAP. Just a simple ribbon around it can do the trick. Want something more classy and high fashion, opt for Balmain’s high, slick variation. And Marni, Miu Miu, and Chanel only had one important question: why stick to one when you can have two? Bring in the double tails gals! Although it’s a risky look, because it might result in something really girly and youthful, there are enough examples of how to pull it off as an adult. And with the daring make-up looks and likewise attitude, it wasn’t even close to girlish. It was actually le freak c’est chic.

Beauty Trend Report FW2016: If you’re a lip girl…

December 8, 2015 by  
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I’m sorry, but did we just hear a sigh over there? A slightly annoyed sigh, breathing ‘here we go again, red lips bla bla’. Red lipstick doesn’t sound all to ground-breaking these days. But let’s not judge so quickly, shall we? Cause aren’t we as women just lucky bastards that we get to wear red lipstick every season, adding some extra something something to ourselves. Something that makes every woman slightly more attractive, sexy and elegant. That adds a little colour and sparkle to our sometimes hung-over pale faces (especially after last night during winter) and is the perfect compagnon to any nighttime (NYE!)event. For some it’s even a signature that really pulls us together. And if you’re not much of an eye girl, a red lip is your second best option. And the best part: it’s easy to recreate at home (bingo!). The only extra thing we need to do for now is tap into our 90’s mood again (I know it’s been long) and choose how deep and dramatic we’re prepared to go, because it can go quite deep this season. Follow Carolina Herrera’s and Donna Karan’s lead with Berry lips, or plum black lips as seen at Marc Jacobs. And what about a vivid crimson pout like Phillip Lim’s models? Tip: skip the red lipliner and use a clear lip pencil instead.

Beauty Trend Report FW2016: Flushed, dewy skin

December 3, 2015 by  
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One of the biggest -and trickiest- beautytrends for this fall concerns our skin. Our white canvas, the one we get to paint so many times. Like true Picasso’s we paint it every single day, even on our most natural days. You can use the most beautiful and bright colours and the most expensive make-up, but without a proper background you’re getting nowhere. And that’s where this one come’s in; dewy, toned-down skin. When it comes to radiance it’s very precise this time, only the high plains of the face. A semi-glow, like you’ve just been doing a very heavy and sweaty yoga glass. Like you’re shining from the inside out (which we hope you do). And the good thing is: it’s not too hard to pull it off ones you know the tricks. It’s all about hydration, good cleaning in the morning and before going to bed (otherwise it’s baaaad behaviour!) and the right use of sheer foundation. A touch of cream blush to create a natural flush to your face and cheeks to finish it off. Look at all this bright faces at Jason Wu, Stella McCartney and Chloe. Who doesn’t want to look like this on a daily basis? So let’s just all quit yoga and get this thing going.

Fashionclash Festival 2015, this was Day 1

Fashionclash Festival 2015 in Maastricht has kicked off last night. The theme is Gender, and guest speaker Aynouk Tan transalted the theme in an interesting conversation. The first night was about the Clash Project premiere, Verweven a performance by Nina Willems and a preview of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts. Other participants: Lotte Milder, Simeon Morris, Yojiro Kake, Ines Duvale, Linda Friesen, Judith van Vliet & Chris van den Elzen, Barbora Procházková.

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