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Summer Style Trends

29 May

Words by Rahsian Parris

Judging by the current weather it’s looking like it might be a typically British summer, but you can always brighten up your day with some on trend summer looks. The SS11 catwalk saw some of our favourite collections to date, with fruity, floral prints, stripes and neons being our favourite eye-catchers of the batch. So before you write off the season completely, check out these summer sizzlers, sure to make you stand out when the skies are grey.

NEONS – no longer just for the dance floor

Everyone from Gwen Stefani to Thandie Newton and Amanda Seyfried have been diggin Prada’s striped neon dress. It’s the must-have frock of the season; dressed up or dressed down, it rocks. If you’ve already blown your wages on one of the lush clutch bags from the same collection, have no fear, high street favs Oasis have a copycat that’s purse friendly.

The Clutch

Next Best Thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIP: Team neon striped clothing with a plane clutch for maximum effect. Avoid over striping.

 

FRUITY PRINTS – say goodbye to your table cloth

A tricky one to master, the fruit prints look lush when done right. Think big and bold; the more you try to tone it down, the more you’ll risk looking like a retro tea towel. Stella McCartney rocked the Spring/Summer catwalk with zesty prints and celebs have been eating it up. Jo Whiley shows off this Stella dress straight from the catwalk, but OSoYou take a little inspiration with this Black Fruit Print Dress, which costs a fraction of the price.

         The Stella Dress                                     Next Best Thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIP: Avoid being an actual fruit basket a’la Katy Perry. Keep your prints 2D unless you want to be attacked by seagulls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blocks, Dots and Spots – Colour made easy

Jil Sander never disappoints when it comes to bringing colour to the catwalk and SS11 was no different. The queen of colour blocking shows how to set off you rsummer style with brights, neons and a few muted shades, perfect for those of you who avoid prints like the plague, but still want to stand out in the crowd. Add some pops or blocks of colour with whole colour accessories or bright skinnies (always a winner and works for the boys too). 

Guys Do Colour Blocking Too

 

…And for the girls

If fruits and florals aren’t taking your fancy, jump on the Stella bandwagon and ditch your stripes for spots. You can mix and match trends here, i.e pops of colour and spots, neon spots, colour blocking with stripes etc. Whatever you do, have fun, that’s what summer fashion is about; bright, bold and beautiful come rain or shine.

TIP:  When all else fails channel trends through your nails (sorry that rhymed – *Facepalm*)

YSL does colour blocking

Nails Inc. does neons

Celebrity Brows!!! Plucking Hell? How To Get Perfect Eyebrows

27 Dec

Words by Rahsian Parris

Every girl knows (we hope) that even the most gorgeous of faces can be ruined by the wrong eyebrows, so why is it that we still neglect them? Gone are the days when tweezing was enough to keep our eyebrows looking pristine. In fact, tweezers could well be the bane of eyebrows everywhere; one wrong pluck and you’re left looking like Cher Lloyd pre X Factor makeover. Barely there eyebrows are equally as bad as the slugs, so hand your tweezers over to the professionals and get acquainted with the new ‘IT’ brow technology – the HD Brows.

Cher Lloyd herself begged for the 7 step procedure that transformed her cartoon-ish, over plucked atrocities into gorgeous, high definition eyebrows. So here’s the low down on the hottest new eyebrow trend that will make you red carpet ready in 7 simple steps.

What?

HD Brows – a tailored combination of plucking, threading, waxing, tinting, treating and overall shaping of the brows to make them the perfect shape for your face and give them the kind of definition that even the best HD TV could not find fault with.

Where?

More and more salons all over the UK are having their staff trained as HD brow technicians, however, Director, Head Trainer and eyebrow queen Nilam Patel is the newly appointed celebrity go-to-girl and can be found at her own salon, Nilam Patel Aesthetics in Buckinghamshire.

Who?

From Katie Price to Stacey Solomon, have been flocking to Nilam’s HD Brows salon in Milton Keynes. Jenny Frost says ‘I travel 50 miles just to come and get my eyebrows done by Nilam, I’m addicted’.

Check out these good and bad brows. The ones to avoid and the ones to aspire to.

Good Brow Bad Brow

Even Angelina can’t pull off the ‘skinny brow’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her thicker, darker eyebrows suit the shape of her face far more

One word: SLUGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…And then GORGEOUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bit of tinting goes A LONG way for Gwen Stefani

Quite possibly the worst eyebrows to ever have graced British television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUGE improvement on her brows, zero on her singing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God knows what’s going on here, but we’re pretty sure there was a mix-up with names, perhaps Posh was the original Scary?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One hot hubby and a few fashion forward steps later…

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