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Always trying to be “fashion forward”, we must tell you about Lancel creating the Brigitte Bardot Bag. For those of you who do not know this fashion and beauty icon, you must! Bardot was a French naturelle beauty and nonconformist that had Hollywood in the palm of her hand during the early 60′s. She was a legend in beauty and fashion, so we just loved discovering the Lancel designer BB Bag they have created in honour of her.
Lancel describes Bardot as “anti-conventional, archi-natural, too beautiful” and we agree. The tousled blonde remains the “absolute symbol of French Legerete”. All of the fashions she launched are today’s more than ever; skinny, ankle length jeans and ballet “flatties” slippers-the jeans and shoes we all adore today!
We love that this nonconformist went out “on the edge” with her wedding dress too. She was the FIRST to dare wear a plunging neckline, wasp waist and cotton pink gingham, yes gingham, dress on her wedding day. Needless to say, it made the cover of every fashion magazine.
Oh, Brigitte, thank you for making fashion daring, fun and timeless. Thank you for allowing us to have sexy, tousled locks and making a blonde craze that never stopped. Thank you for inventing the “smoky eye” with eyeliner extended into a defined almond shape and heavy lashes; something we have imitated, but never accomplished like you. Thank you for making St. Tropez a place we could read about, dream about and travel to. But most of all thank you for being yourself plus making your Hollywood era so much fun (47 films and 80 songs) .
The Lancel design team, has made your new bag just as we should expect. The signature BB monogrammed charms, the satchel style (lined in no other than pink gingham) and the variety of color to make it exactly whatever we dare it to be. Just like you; unexpected, dazzling and unforgettable!
PS Your handbag is beautiful and we would go out on a limb and pick the pink one.
Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel
A popular trend this autumn season is the use of graphic eyeliner to really make your eyes pop. Makeup artists backstage at the Giorgio Armani fashion shows are going for looks that are sexy and playful. By tracing your upper and lower rims with a black pencil just beyond the outer corner of your eye, you will keep your makeup flirty yet modern. For an added twist, Giorgio Armani’s Smooth Silk eye pencils are featured in different shades, such as navy, emerald or eggplant, to draw even more attention to your eyes. You don’t have to get too carried away with how much you apply, but make sure that you add enough so that your look is dramatic. Some ladies are choosing to connect the upper and lower lines or keep them separated by a small space.
Which is you favorite? Yay or Nay??
A big thank you to Giorgio Armani for the wonderful styling and images.
Everyone is trying to get their hands on gold this season! Backstage at the Jason Wu fashion show, makeup professionals are layering hand painted metallic gold leaf on the back of each model’s head, just above a low, twisted bun. If you aren’t so keen on painting gold flakes in your hair, try accessorizing yourself with touches of gold that are easier to add to your morning routine. Adding a cute pair of golden earrings or a headband that has a golden broach on it will dazzle everyone. If you consider yourself a crafty person, you can easily make your own perfect headband. Mix up gold bangles and find Grandma’s gold brooch to add to your denim lapel. You can also look just as glamorous as any model on the runway with NYX’s Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in gold yellow, which will add a pop to your normal eye makeup. Go for the Gold this fall! You will dazzle everyone!
A big thank you to Jason Wu and NYX for their glamorous designs and images.
The next trend for the autumn season is definitely spiky lashes. This look will add spark to nearly every outfit that you wear. Clusters of long, voluminous lashes are the hot new trend walking down Gucci’s runway. You always want your lashes to be thick and intense, and now you don’t have to worry about them being a little clumpy, because that’s what in! (Also, notice that all of the models are wearing red lipstick – the hot new trend that we told you about just a few posts ago!)
Thanks so much to Gucci for these remarkable designs and images.
Another popular trend you should sport when the leaves begin to change color is blush. By all means, do not overdo it when you’re applying blush, but do make sure you add enough color that it definitely shows. We love the look that soft peach tones and light pink blushes can give your soft cheeks the perfect amount of radiance. These colors are neutrals so will blend perfectly with any makeup or wardrobe palette.
If you don’t like blush, try adding a rosy bronzer to get the fall glow.
InStyle’s little beauty tip? Lightly apply a pink lipstick to the apple of your cheeks and blend it in toward your jaw line – we agree! It might seem a tad bit strange to put your lipstick on your face, but it won’t wear off throughout the day and you won’t stop looking fabulous.
Thank you InStyle magazine for these spectacular tips and images.
If you have wanted to go the bold route but aren’t sure where to start, try turning up the volume of your lipstick to a punchy red. People may think it’s a little shocking, but that’s what you’re going for, right? In the fashion world, you’ll be super glamorous. Our pick: Estée Lauder‘s Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Red. This color is the perfect way to show off your perfectly plump lips, so feel free to give away a few smooches!
Thank you to Estée Lauder for this fabulous line of lipsticks and images.
The Trendsetting Team here at Kim King Smith Events just had to let you all in on the latest beauty trends for this fall. Our friends at InStyle magazine just published their August 2011 issue (with the always-fabulous Katie Holmes on the cover) and it is full of fresh looks. These trends will make the fall season bright and beautiful. The staff here at Kim King Smith Events was ecstatic to get a sneak peak at these new fashion do’s and we will be featuring our favorites right here for the next few posts. Check back for a new trend every day!
Thanks to our friends at InStyle Magazine for the sneak peak. Thank you to Ralph Lauren for these gorgeous designs and images.
Wonder Woman to the rescue! Spring is almost here and no one will be able to fight back against her amazing vivacious colors and mineralized finish! M·A·C has just released their new color line and it’s one for the comic books. Not only can you get these new colors in the shadows, lips, and powders, but also look for your new super –hero utility belt of brushes and an invincible mirror. You’ll be ready to take on the world, one villain at a time! Also, exclusively online, you can find Wonder Woman Tees and Totes that will complete your look! Check out this link to fly on over to the site and pick up your new “bag of tricks” to fight off your next nemesis!