Summer Streetwear Trend 2017: (rain)bow down

June 21, 2017 by  
Filed under beauty, Fashion, Trends

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!

5x fun and unexpected ways to use your eyeliner

December 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

Last time we had some red lipstick fun for the lip girls. But if you’re more of an eye kinda gal, this is the season to go bold (or go home) and make the ultimate look-at-me-now statement. The powerful graphic eye ruled the catwalk for this winter and goes far beyond the usual suspects. Inky black smudged onto the inner corners of the eyes, ‘brushstrokes’ of black liner on the upper lid or comma-shaped lines emphesizing your almond shaped eyes. Don’t be afraid to colour outside the lines. It may feel a little overdone for during the daytime or at the office, but it’s definitely worth trying if you want to step up your eyeliner game. Make sure to keep the rest of your face quiet and natural, so your eyes can do the talking.

Mary Katrantzou FW16

Mary Katrantzou FW16

Henry Holland FW16

Henry Holland FW16

Proenza Schouler FW16

Proenza Schouler FW16



Rochas FW16

Rochas FW16

Top 5 Beauty Trends SS2010

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Backstage, beauty, Fashion, Featured Items, make-up

If you want to look stunning this summer not only stylish clothes are required, your make-up needs to follow the trends too. Overall the beauty-rule for ss2010 seems to be: keep it simple. In many shows the hair and make-up looked natural and effortless. If you do want to go highlight your best assets and get a little crazy we have five beauty trends for you…

1. A healthy blush
We must say blush is not for everyone. Your skin has to be in a very good condition and if you already have natural red cheeks you should not put any extra blush on. Blush looks the most natural on a slightly tanned face and can variate from light pink to bronze to red. The make-up at Derek Lam looked extraordinary and although the models all wore blush their faces looked very natural.

2. Between the lines
A little bit of eyeliner is almost always used to accentuate the model’s eyes. Yet for spring/summer the eyeliner was very outspoken. The lines were thicker and longer than normally and created mysterious-looking models. If you want to work the eyeliner like Marc Jacobs and Roberto Cavalli, it’s best if you wear it to some party. Cause at the office people will think you’ve lost your mind.

3. Disco-colors
For this trend you have to be some sort of make-up expert. While not everyone can create the magic we saw on the eyes of Viktor & Rolf and Derek Lam’s models. Beautiful rainbows of colors were placed around the models’ eyes, each color fluently changing into another. The pastel shades (purple, green and orange) made their eyes look extra bright and matched very well with the clothes from the spring/summer collection. Once again, you’d have to be a make-up maestro for it, but if you can make this look work you’ll be the belle of the ball.

4. The looser the better
In case of a bad hair day a braid can be a good solution. And since braids are the hair-trend this summer that’s good news. On the catwalk loose braids, mainly worn to the side (Alexander Wang), were a big hit. Other nice braid examples were braids which had pieces of fabric braided into them (Oscar de la Renta) and French and Fishtail braids. And the more complicated the braid, the more classy the look.

5. Lovely lips
Apart from a light lipgloss, bright, red-colored lips will be seen a lot this summer. Rodarte, Viktor & Rolf and Dior showed the mostly lovely lips in the bunch, perfectly shaped and pretty colored. Some brands promoted green (Iceberg), orange (Loewe) and blue (Paul Smith) lips as well, but we think it’s better to save those for Halloween.

Overall we were most excited about the make-up at Dior, Viktor & Rolf and Derek Lam. The models looked fresh, playful and sexy at the same time. Since the make-up on the runway is always exagerated we might not copy the complete looks, but we’ll take some inspiration from it and we’ll do our best to create a subtle version of the looks presented above.

Catwalktrends ss2010: eyeliner

January 1, 2010 by  
Filed under beauty, make-up

Make-up artists seemed to have had the same inspiration for the past catwalk shows. Many models had black eyeliner around their eyes, that as a continued line often went a little further than the eye.

The use of eyeliner resulted in several different looks. At the Rick Owens fashion show it looked kind of gothic. The models at the Marc Jacobs fashion show got a more classic look from it.

At the Vivienne Westwood’s Red fashion show the eyeliner wasn’t black, but brownish and was used around the model’s eyes. 

The models at the Antoinia Berardi, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste and Wakely show all showed some black eyeliner. The models therefore looked extra feminine and mysterious. 

What a little bit of eyeliner can do for you…

Make-up trends ss2010: bright eyes

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Backstage, beauty, Fashion, London, make-up, Milan, models, New York, Paris

No smokey eyes next season, but bright colorful ones that really stand out and give you that summer-feeling.

The models’ eyes were painted in every color of the rainbow. At Dior they were purple, blue and green. At Fahri they came in a pastel green and purple combination. Galliano’s girls had pink eyes. Luella Bartley gave her models a thick layer of blue eye shadow, which even crossed their eyebrows.

At Issa the eyes were metallic green and at the Derek Lam fashion show they looked like little rainbows in orange, purple and green. Viktor & Rolf gave their models a mix of pastel-colored eye shadow as well; we saw pink, blue, purple and green. Those colors matched with the outfits from their SS2010 collection.

The combinations of many bright colors looked great on each of the models. So for next summer I think we can spice up our make up and try to create the same pastel-colored eye shadow look for ourselves. If you dare, use green and purple; they seem to be the main colors for 2010.