Fresh from the Runway

Fall Fashion trends are appearing everywhere, but here in New Orleans it still feels like summer. Not to worry, fashion is truly about how you interpret what looks great on you and fits your lifestyle. Trends can actually be worn whenever you feel like it – with soft and subtle additions to make them appear seasonless.


Braid It: While braids are certainly not a new trend by any means, we were pleasantly surprised to find that stylists added new twists (pun intended) to them this fall season. The look was the average milkmaid braid, but rather than the perfect plait the braid was disheveled and crisscrossed.
 Effortless: “The cool girl” wave is hair that everyone craves – the “do” that looks like you just rolled out of bed with incredible texture. This season it’s all about texture and a deep side part. Try using a texturing spray on dry hair like a dry shampoo (instead of using it as a beach spray) and then pinning a bobby pin above the ear. Loose and tousled with a bit of chic is the look to go for here.
Chic Chignons: The chignon for fall is a lot more relaxed and wearable – a bit “downtown chic.” Create a low pony and twist up, pinning every which way.
Pretty Ponies: For most of the fall shows, models had ponytails that were pulled high and taut at the crown of their heads and then wrapped in leather at the base. A classic version is a sleek and low ponytail tied at the nape of the neck. Get creative using braids with straight hair for some chic looks.


Flushed: The windswept blush look was all over the runways, giving models a healthy glow. Blush swept on the apples of your cheeks and eyelids, with just a touch of gloss, to complete this healthy look.


Glitz and Glamour: Metallics are nothing new, but most people shy away from the trend. This season though, gold and silver popped up in multiple beauty looks in pleasantly wearable ways – I love the look of gold applied just along the cupid’s bow to accent the lip with a matching shade on eyelids.


Muted Manicures: Nail art was toned down in a big way this season. Beige ruled the runways, but subtle nail art made a statement, with soft lines, neutral colorblocking and metallic ombres coming to the forefront.


Ink Jet: Throughout the fall shows it became very apparent that eyes would be moving into the spotlight as the facial feature to play up (rather than lips). So start practicing your cat eyes now! We saw bold, black eye makeup taking over the lid at various shows, and though the ink jet eye look is striking, it makes for a chic alternative to the smoky eye that has reigned for seasons. Many fall shows featured exaggerated cat eyes balanced by a pale pink lip.


Blended Berries: The wine lip is one statement-maker that isn’t going anywhere – and while it’s definitely a fall shade, it can be blended with brighter colors (or shimmering highlights) for different seasons.



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