This month, I looked to spring for inspiration, but got stuck in transition. The city started to thaw last weekend, and my thoughts were consumed by the patterns created by jagged angles of broken ice on sidewalks and snow melting off of buildings. Always drawing inspiration from opposing forces, this month’s design for Project de. combines structured softness and angled utilitarianism. If you follow me on instagram you got a sneak peak of this month’s design. Check in tomorrow to see the finished garment.
I already shared my favorite beauty trend from the New York shows and with Paris Fashion Week in full swing, I thought I’d catch you up with my favorite beauty looks from the Fall 2014 London and Milan runways.
In London, the golden crown at Simone Rocha’s show was fanciful and dramatic. Not an adaptable beauty trend for the streets, but it’s sometimes nice to stop and appreciate the fantasy in fashion.
Spending those extra minutes in the mirror each morning, separating my lashes and making ridiculous faces while doing so isn’t necessary anymore, thanks to Prada. For Fall 2014, Miuccia sent girls down the Milan runway with clumpy lashes, which somehow made eyes look brighter. I love the look with an otherwise bare face.
What were some of your favorite beauty trends from fashion month so far?
While everyone in the world is talking about high-heeled mules and flat athletic sandals for Spring (references here and here), I am thinking of combining the two styles. Taking the best of both shoes: the elongating pointy toe from the high-heeled mule + the comfort of the athletic sandal = flat mule. More practical than a stiletto heel and more chic than a shower shoe, the pointy toe, flat mule is my shoe of choice for Spring 2014.
I love the laid back elegance of this simple shoe silhouette and how it creates a sense of ease when worn with a long dress, but looks equally sharp with skinny trousers. I haven’t found the exact style I want to invest in for this season’s 5 Piece French Wardrobe, but the style Vanessa Traina is wearing looks ideal. In the meantime, I found this Ann Demeulemeester version, although I would prefer a slingback to the ankle strap. I’m open to suggestions!
Images via Vanesss Jackman and The Row
I go out of my way to eat organic food, so why shouldn’t I do the same when choosing beauty products? Essentially, skin absorbs the ingredients from beauty products the same way your body absorbs the nutrients from food. As I slowly convert to chemical-free makeup (thanks to my friend Dangi’s influence), it is hard to believe that chemicals were ever necessary.
Taking Dangi’s advice, and after doing a little research of my own, I headed over to ABC Home yesterday to try RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-Up. RMS Beauty is an organic line of cosmetics designed by make-up artist, Rose-Marie Swift. After experiencing health issues from toxic levels of heavy metals in the beauty products she was using, she launched her own line.
As I browsed the RMS Beauty counter, Rose-Marie herself popped into ABC Home! Still wearing her coat, she applied her “Un” Cover-Up (color 11) to my dark under-eye circles and to the redness around my nose. I looked instantly refreshed without feeling like I had on any makeup at all. I look forward to trying more of her products.
For more information about the dangers lurking in your makeup bag, visit Rose-Marie’s site, Beauty Truth.