FashionLondon Calling: London Fashion Week Highlights

The fashion baton was passed onto London Fashion Week this week, showcasing its best designers and their amazing collections. From cool and diverse styles to English-inspired tailored looks, London was a treat to our eyes! So let’s take a look at what our friends across the pond served up for Fall/Winter 2012.
 

Eclectic is Vivienne Westwood’s middle name and fortunately her Red Label show did not disappoint! Tailored plaid separates and dresses paired with edgy mosaic prints were a nod to the designer’s punk roots. Why not add some safety pins?! 

Cool androgyny was achieved with Paul Smith’s collection through sleek tailored jackets and velvet cigarette pants that screamed luxury. The pajama-like tops were beautiful yet masculine! 

Matthew Williamson’s show consisted of rich brocades in gold and green and full-length chiffon dresses that evoked bohemian elegance. The orange and robin’s egg gowns were exotic yet romantic! 

Duality was definitely a theme for Antonio Berardi with color block dresses and suits. But what really took our breath away were the evening dresses encrusted with swirls of molded sequins that resembled coral. Such detail!

Outerwear was king at Burberry Prorsum with reimagined yet flattering puffer coats and trench coats perfect for any young fashionista! Peplum skirts and cinched in bow belts showed off the right curves!
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Alexander McQueen’s affordable line McQ showcased its first ever runway show at LFW with gorgeous tea-length gowns printed with oak leaves and colorful flowers that climbed to the neckline. The white gown stole the show!
What were some of your favorite looks at London Fashion Week?
(All photos courtesy of LondonFashionWeek.co.uk)

 

FashionDiamond Cowgirl: Ella Kandyba for Harper’s Bazaar UK March 2012

Saddle up your horses, ladies, and do it with flair! Gone are the days of dirt and dust: diamonds are a (cow)girl’s best friend!
 
Shot by photographer Rafael Stahelin and starring Ukrainian model Ella Kandyba, this gritty-meets-glam editorial incorporates the best of high fashion and rugged beauty. Makeup artist Karina Constantine and hair stylist Karin Bigler created a gorgeous combination of golden skin and luscious locks for a stunning accent to the crisp whites, bold blacks, and glittering jewelry.

(Pics courtesy of Trendhunter.)

FashionLooks We ♥: Mint!

It’s time to meet Mint!
 
One of my absolute new favorite trends involves a certain pastel that has come out of the woodwork and made a brave appearance this winter/spring. Mint green or blue makes a lovely accent to neutrals (making it perfect for buying in separates) but because it’s spring it’s also the perfect time to rock the pastels. A lovely mint green dress will brighten up Easter, graduation or any of those “rain, rain go away” kind of days.
 
 
 
 
With some of the geeky/edgy hipster looks of the new millennium, we even see mint being paired with black leather and a rocker attitude.
 
Matching mint socks!!!

And the mint green trend is NOT limited to just clothing. Check out some awesome beauty products that were “Mint” to be!
 
(photos courtesy of Streetpeeper, Stylesight, and Lookbook.nu)
 

What do you think about Mint?

CelebrityIt Girl: Chloe Moretz


Also credited as: Chloe Grace Moretz
Age: 15 (as of February 10th… Happy Belated Birthday Chloe!)
Sign: Aquarius
Status: Child actor turned teen powerhouse with serious acting chops.
Seasoned Pro: Her first acting gig was at age 7 on the series The Guardian.
Breakout Role(s): Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass and Abby in Let Me In.
Currently: working with Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Michelle Pfeiffer(!) on Dark Shadows.
In theatres: Scorsese’s Hugo.






And, a little homage to the early days at the Hugo premiere:

 
(Images courtesy of Style List and Chloe-Moretz.com)

BeautyLove It or Leave It: Quirky Cat Eyeliner from L.A.M.B. at NYFW

 
Cat eyeliner has been around for decades now, so it’s no surprise that Gwen Stefani decided to spice things up at the L.A.M.B. fashion show for the 2012 New York Fashion Week.
 
Check out this new twist on a timeless look:
 
 
 
Maybelline makeup artist Charlotte Willer created a really unique edge to go with the retro-inspired beehive hair and 60′s-meets-rock ‘n’-meets-very-Gwen ensembles. 
 
  
 
 
Willer and her team used a colorful twist of the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil in Sapphire Strength winged out along the top, an extra stripe of liner across the crease, and bold dots of Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black. Very rocker-babydoll chic, don’t ya think?
 
 

So what’s your vote? Is this runway-only? Date night maybe? Every-day chic? Or just plain weird?
 
Tell us what you think below!
 
(Pics courtesy of Style.com, Beautystylewatch.com, and Glamour.com.)