Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 hairstyles for women: hair trends 2011

The year marks the true start of a new decade, and yet 2011′s fashion trends are all about revival. True, there is a unique undertone of a modernist style appearing, but take some of the most iconic styles of the 20th century, infuse them with quality, and you’ll find the basis for the dominant styles of 2011.

The year’s hair trends are no different. For fashionisers in 2011, hair is all about revivals and evolution. With styles and colours we’re seeing the best of 2010 reborn, whereas cuts are offering reworked and luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year’s clothing trends.

And while we’re helping you find out about the latest hair trends:

Double hair knot

Double hair knot

There’s been a fixation of late for hair trends for long hair to have an effortless appeal to them: the double hair knot 2011 hair trend builds on that appeal. As simple as it sounds, this is a hair trend that can be worn in 2011′s autumn (fall) / winter seasons along with the year’s spring / summer seasons. Click the previous link to find out more, along with ‘how to style it’ tips and product recommendations.

Braided topknot
Braided topknot

With 2011′s hair trends dominated by hairstyles as opposed to particular cuts, it’s should come as no surprise to see that braids remain on trend. In 2011, however, the begin to fuse with other popular hairstyles, in this case the topknot. Click to find out more about the braided topknot including a detailed how-to guide, and a look at the catwalks that inspired it.

Half up braided hair
Half up braided hair

The side braid mightn’t be 2011′s hair braid of choice, but something with braids pulled to the side had to replace it. An effortless option comes to us with two braids in the form of the half up braided hairstyle. Made to be worn with an effortless attitude, follow the link for our how to guide to this 2011 long hairstyle.

Brigitte Bardot

Half up Brigitte Bardot hair

It’s so classically sex kitten that we’d hardly limit it to a 2011 hair trend; but this Brigitte Bardot bouffant hairstyle – half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night.

Afro hair

Afro hair

With the return of all things 1970s it should come as no surprise to find that the afro sits amongst 2011′s hairstyles. Appearing on the streets and in many a photo shoot, Afro hair is being interpreted for 2011 in a soft and dreamy way. Follow the link for styling inspiration.

Bird’s nest bun

By no means is this already a full blown 2011 hairstyle trend, nonetheless this is a look that moved with immediacy from the spring 2010 and pre-fall 2011 catwalks to the red carpet. And there it may remain as a 2011 hairstyle trend for that special event, despite the fact that it has the key element of all 2011 hair trends: an effortless look. Read more on the bird’s nest bun / powderpuff, including a detailed how to, by following the link.

Victoria’s Secret Show 2011, a note for your calendar

Even though Daniel believes that in recent times Victoria’s Secret has been dropping the ball in regards to their advertising efforts you would find it an uphill battle to argue against their annual runway show.

It’s arguably the most anticipated (by the public at large) show in the fashion calendar, and there’s very little question why. With the show still over a month away the marketing department at VS is already hard at work making sure you know the exact date to tune in. This poster featuring an un-needlessly ‘shopped Candice Swanepoel landed across our desk letting us know the show will be broadcast on the 29th of November, though the actual show will be on November 9th.

S2 wows crowd at Perth Fashion Festival

The final day of Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) 2011 has arrived and will celebrate its closing with one of its biggest shows, the 25th anniversary of Western Australian fashion powerhouse Wheels & Dollbaby.

Last night featured the third and final Designer Capsule show including One Fell Swoop, Zhivago, Ange Lang and Zsadar. It was followed by the final runway show at Fashion Paramount for 2011 - S2.

It was a night of ‘firsts’ for Perth Fashion Festival with local designers, Zhivago and Zsadar, making their catwalk debut at Fashion Paramount and PFF 2011 International Model Search winner Shanae Millar walking for Ange Lang in Designer Capsule #3.

S2 wowed crowds with its strong aesthetic and theatrics.

Spotted front row was PFF 2011 Face and supermodel Nicole Trunfio, cricketer Mitchell Johnson and wife Jessica Johnson, fashion illustrator Pip McManus, designer Alvin Fernandez, radio presenter Em Rusciano, Troy and Sophia Barbagallo and footballer Ryan Crowley.

Festival highlights include:
- Wheels & Dollbaby, 7.00pm, His Majesty’s Theatre
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the rock’n’roll glamour label Wheels & Dollbaby is certain to up PFF’s ‘cool factor’ as designer Melanie Greensmith launches her Spring Summer 2011/12 collection.

With special guest Katy Steele performing with Melanie’s husband Divinyls guitarist Mark McEntee this show is sure to leave audiences wanting more of the iconic WA designer and PFF.

PFF is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jumpsuits Women Fashion Dresses Trends

The jumpsuit is back! Not only are they tremendous stylish they are also very versatile. You can style them the way you require & vamp it up a small more with the right shoes & accessories. Jumpsuits were one time very hot in the 70's & have made a comeback. The 70's were actually a very stylish period & I am seeing increasingly styles from that time coming back.

Jumpsuits come in short-, mid- & long versions & celebs love it. Look for a jumpsuit in a simple flowing fabric that falls along your figure & you'll look hot.

Jumpsuit trend was regarded as popular Latest fashion trend of late 60s & early 1970s. But after making its way on lots of runways & celebrities wardrobes, jumpsuit fashion trend is back with a bang. These one-piece women swear is gaining popularity day by day & has become favorite of every stylish diva. Jumpsuits look stylish when accessorized properly with sizzling accessories. They are great to flatter figure & add style to wearer is persona. Jumpsuits are actually extended version of romper style. These both styles are so stylish & comfortable that they have made their way off the runway. These days, lots of females are donning beautiful jumpsuits on lots of occasions.

Wine dresses Women Fashion

This stunning wine dress with accessories will light up your wine display set.Savor spectacular style in this sultry dress. With a form-fitting construction & deep, swooping cowl neck, this pale blush mini dress exudes hints of beauty, sass, & acumen. For a sleek & wine outfit that will bring a cold sensation to everyone around you, wear over a lace camisole, & add a bold necklace & kitten heels! Get the Ice Wine Dress exclusively at Latest Fashion Trends

Monday, September 26, 2011

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Lindsey

Model Lindsey Wixson after Tory Burch.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Frida

Always, always so beautifully stylish: model Frida Gustavsson.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Olivia

Olivia Palermo

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Natalie

The always elegant Natalie Massenet before Victoria Beckham.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Hanneli

Miss Hanneli Mustaparta in super cool vintage shorts which she has customised herself i.e. ripped the seams a little at the front. I think she said one accidentally came undone so she decided to match the other one as well!

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Erin

Erin Wasson after Michael Kors.

London Fashion Week SS 2012...Kate

The gorgeous Kate Foley, buyer for Opening Ceremony, and her beautiful, pale fairy floss pink dipped hair.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012..Julia

Model Julia Stegner after Rag&Bone.

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Before Jason Wu

... in MiH jeans

New York Fashion Week SS 2012...Joanna

Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar (US).

Love how versatile that Stella McCartney denim top is....see how Ciara from Mr Porter wore it a few posts below this one. That is why fashion is never boring- everyone adds their own interpretation/twist.

London Fashion Week SS 2012...After Meadham Kirchhoff

I rather like the odd way the skeleton t-shirt works with her braids...

On The High Line

We walked the High Line on the afternoon of Fashion's Night Out and it was awesome- one of the best things to do in NYC if you want to feel part of the city but not overwhelmed by it. I have walked it before but not the entire length which opened earlier this year. I love that you can buy gourmet ice blocks (ice pops for the non-Aussies and New Zealanders!)- the ones from the People's Pops stand looked so delicious especially in the late afternoon heat- and coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee (which I tried at the San Francisco Farmers Market a couple of years ago) while you stroll/read/chat/photograph/relax.
I spotted this girl as she was sitting doing some study (I think). I loved her yellow Hawaiian print romper and asked if I could take a photograph. 20 seconds later on was on my way again walking the High Line ;)

In Print: Glamour magazine /Revlon

Super happy that Glamour magazine (US) used my portraits of Peony Lim for their Fall Beauty Trends Revlon advertisment.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday is a day for dreaming....

  • of summer days long since gone (oh no wait! It was just two weeks ago in NYC that it was blistering hot ;)

  • of pretty summer dresses in pale mint chiffon (Ataui Deng) and icy blue with tiny dots (Taylor Tomasi-Hill)

  • of relaxed pajama/palazzo pants in the prettiest pink (Marina Larroude) and ivory (Hanne Gaby)

  • of messy, undone braids woven with leather cord (Michael Kors)... a look that would definitely work in "real life"

  • of cream lace Ralph Lauren dresses worn so beautifully by Hanneli.

Saturday is most definitely a day for dreaming (and catching up on sleep;)