Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Watching The Trends Go By!!


As much as design is my first love, I think fashion might just be my second love. Personally I love being a girl so anything to do with hair, make-up and fashion excites me.

I don’t claim to be on the cutting edge, nor do I have a couture wardrobe, but I do love to look at fashion, and upcoming trends.

In my looking I often will start to see more, and more of certain looks.  Today I thought I would share with you a few of my own personal observations.

Nothing groundbreaking, or news worthy, just casual observations I have made along the way.

There are certain trends I will be participating in and, many more that I will not go near for one reason, or the other. Some are too youthful, and others are just strange to me.

Lets take a look at a few of my latest observations over the last few months.

Starting at the top with hair……….

The side pony

This is something for the young. I remember wearing a side pony in the 80s. 
Did any of you wear your hair like this. The newer version is either done in a messy carefree look like in the above image, or a more glamorous look like this…….

Very pretty, and glamorous and if I were younger I might just go for this look for the right occasion.

Next we have the BANGS!!! Now I have always worn bangs so they are not a new thing for me. 

They have been making a comeback for quite awhile now, but recently instead of gently swept to the side they are a full-on brow sweeping bang…..

This is how I like to wear my bangs. I have always said I can do my hair in two minutes flat, but it is always the bangs that take me forever to get right.

It is hard to make them look like they just were swept by a gentle breeze, a little messy, but still in place.

Even fashionista Rachel Zoe is trying them out. Rachel, you need to eat a little more sweetie!!!

Speaking of famous ladies with bangs!!

Moving down the face......

The Heavy Brow

Yes Brooke Shield called, and announced she is very happy!!(not really I just made that up)

There is also an emphasis for the perfectly arched eyebrow and there are many tutorials around the web to get that perfect High-brow look.

The Neon Lip

I know this look was used on the runway,but for the everyday woman, I am not liking it very much.

I tried to find an image of someone wearing this trend that I thought looked good in it, and frankly I could not find one. I think this will be worn by the very young for a very short time period.(we can only hope!)

I am not forgetting the red lip or the nude lip, but those have been around for awhile now. 

I do like both of these looks. Personally I have not found a red that does not look harsh on me, and a nude lip is a bit pale for me unless it has a touch of pink/brown in it.

If any of you are looking for a good nude lip color with just a hint of color I did find one that I would like to try this one from Mac called Twig!

Moving right along……..

Around The Neck

Another 80’s trend is making a come-back, ribbons tied around the collar…….

Another place I am starting to see ribbons tied in a bow, is on hair-dos…..

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

The messy look gets a retro feel with a ribbon.

Source: via Cortney Lyn on Pinterest

Omgosh I just had de ja vu!! I wore this in the 60’s.

You know what they say about trends don'tt you?…..

 If you wore it the first time around, you should not be wearing it the second, or third time around.

This next trend I will definitely be embracing………

Loving this extra long chained necklace. I knew this type of necklace had a name so I looked it up and this is what I found……..
 Sautoir An extremely long neck chain, which falls below the waistline and terminates with a tassel or pendant. Popular in the early 20th century .

This is a look I can definitely embrace! 

 Well that is all I have for you today, but if you would like to see a few more of my observations on what I think is trending now you can go to my Pinterest board…

Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me of any of your own observations on what is on-trend, or what do you think about any or all of the above trends!! I always love hearing from my readers!