Posts tagged ‘Trends’

June 12, 2014

Don’t Do It: Brown Lippie

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The case against brown lipstick: Exhibit 1 the ageing effect

I know the 90s are back and I’m a 90s kid but…yuck.  Brown lips are gross and add 15 years to a face.  I got my first Rimmel Heather Shimmer lippie free with more! magazine and dabbed it on whilst frowning over Position of the Fortnight.

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October 21, 2013

WIFW SS14 Day 2: Photo Diary

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WIFW SS14: Gaurav Jai Gupta

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WIFW SS14: Gaurav Jai Gupta

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September 26, 2013

Trend Report Part 1/4: NY Spring/Summer 14

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Zac by Zac Posen

Fashion, flash bulbs and lots of flapping around.  You probably heard all the fashion weeks started a few weeks ago.  I left it til near the end to summarise what you need to know as consumers (this article is part 1 of 4). For all the attention that the official fashion weeks get, they are nevertheless trade events and not open to the public. They are extremely photogenic events to pepper media cycles routinely filled with political scandal and daily humdrum.

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Michael Kors

Do you have a global style or are you very British/American/European in your dress sense?  My sis is very preppy Ralph Lauren despite being British

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May 6, 2013

Fashion Victims and Villains

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Top by new ethical fashion brand, sketch london.

Left-leaning newspapers have been running a series of articles ever since the Bangladesh garment factory collapsed.  The death toll has now sadly passed 500, mostly women, but why are consumers and fashion brands being made to bear the majority of the guilty burden? That fingers have been pointed at some brands was inevitable and fashion is regularly targeted for being a poison of the world: the very sick and visible face of capitalism and greed.  In Bangladesh and India the tragedy is being reported as a corrupt failure of building regulations not a story about Evil Fashion Brands.

The usual suspects of British ethical fashion have been carted out with the usual snippets of condemnation and hissing at the likes of Primark, GAP and so on.  Will consumers care they ask? Can they afford to I ask?  This could be a long article so please get a cuppa or a glass of wine.  I promise you will learn a thing or two.

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April 11, 2013

Gemfields Creating Dreamfields

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As I mentioned in previous post, 2013 is the year of Emerald thanks to it being selected as colour of the year by Pantone, the globally regarded authority on colour.

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Amrapali Earrings

Emeralds were just one of the precious gemstones in the stunning fine jewellery collection presented by Gemfields, the world’s largest producer of ethically sourced coloured gemstones.  Gemfields collaborated with some of the world’s leading jewellery designers including Fabergé, Mappin & Webb and Amrapali.

Cleopatra bathed in emeralds

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February 25, 2013

Colours Explode at Oscars

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Where was the sea of nude, white and gold dresses?  Whilst dresses in these shades inevitably came down the red carpet the number was significantly diminished.  Instead a rainbow of colors were worn by the Hollywood beauties and it was such a welcome change.

Jennifer Aniston above in Versace and Olivia Munn in Marchesa (literally fresh off the catwalk from last week).

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December 19, 2012

The Emerald City

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Dorothy won’t be the only one looking for Emerald, in 2013 you will be too…at least according to Pantone, the world renowned authority on colour in design.  Pantone is one of the reference points for fashion and interior designers.

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October 17, 2011

Men in Heels

An interesting new trend from NYC sees men squeezing their size 11s into the latest designer heels and it seems that the sky is the limit as to how high they will go and how much men will spend.  Of course many designers don’t produce styles in larger sizes so some of these guys have spent $3,000 on custom designs.

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September 20, 2011

Indian Food Comes Second to Chinese

A survey carried out by Waitrose Kitchen claimed that Chinese food has finally taken over Indian food as the most popular choice of take away.

  

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August 24, 2011

How Big Is Your …..?

The pocket size cameras seem to be a thing of the past as unprofessional photographers are able to afford and operate the newest versions of SLR cameras. As I take my tiny digital out of my pocket, I am filled with envy of those carrying their fantastic SLR cameras, getting great shots at a pressof a button. None of that lens twisting and knowledge of apertures and lighting. Just point and shoot!

      

I have noticed that over the last 30 years we have seen hand held technological gadgets go from being quite bulkly and large to minute and now back to large again.

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