If you search social media, you will probably find a bunch of articles on how to be an individual. It seems that people are finally coming to the realization that true beauty is all about being yourself, which is great. But if we really want to express our individuality, do we really want to be reading an article to tell us how to do it?
Girlfriend, (or boyfriend,) you don’t need an article to tell you how to be yourself, honey, you were born with it! The last thing you want is for someone else to tell you how to be yourself! If you’re all about self-expression this fall, you have got to dare to be different and here are some inspiring ideas from the runway.
If you’ve been watching the fall runways, you’ve seen a lot of dark, dramatic lips on the mouths of the Louis Vuitton and Dior models. Try the Rougue Dior in Poison with the Addict Ultra Gloss Bulle for the celebrity vampire look.
Go for a little old Hollywood beauty by styling hair into finger waves. Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, Jenny Packham and Opening Ceremony are all bringing a little Mae West and Jean Harlowe to the runways with vintage curls and lacquered fringes. Emulate the look of the Stella McCartney show by trying stylist Eugene Souleman’s take, paired with a ponytail, for a more casual version.
Luminous skin has never been out of fashion, but this season is taking it up a notch. Valentino artist Pat McGrath has added new depth to old skin by using iridescent powder on the eyelids and cheekbones, while Prabal Gurung and Gucci are riding high on the peachy trend.
Karl Lagerfeld once said, “Absurdity and anti-absurdity are the two poles of creative energy.” This look has a little bit of both. The side part is among the tamer looks for the fall, as compared to the tousled center part of past seasons, Proenze Scholer combined the look with a neat ponytail while Celine and Jason Wu went for slicked waves held in place by a little product.
Talk about the silver screen. The chignon has always been a romantic classic for beauties from Elizabeth Taylor to Penelope Cruz. While Valentino played on a ballerina bun, Dior favored a Princess Leia look, and Erdem’s twists were adorned with brooches. However, it seemed that Guido Palau’s up- do’s on the Oscar de la Renta runways garnered the most attention with the backstage references to “soft 18th century paintings” heard often.
Is your hair bigger than you are? Well, you might just be the latest thing. While Rag and Bone celebrated the frizzes, Vetements and Rochas went electric head, bringing static hair right on trend, while Chanel went sans product. One step from “just woke up, which actually requires high maintenance” this is bad hair day hair, which really requires no maintenance whatsoever! Sounds great!
No that’s not a typo. Got jewelry? Think hair. While Alexander McQueen and Erdem were tossing a kitchen sink of jewels into their model’s hair, Rodarte planted metal flowers in his.
And, in closing, take with you more of the words of Karl Lagerfeld. “I don’t like standard beauty. There is no beauty without strangeness.” So, let us know what you’re doing to highlight your individuality this fall and what your favorite fall beauty trends are.