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For summer 2014 fashion season we’re dipping into color’s ’that take on earthy, sun-baked hues, cool yet calm blues, and boldly clashing each other like a kaleidoscope.
1. Sensual: Hot Summer
These textiles are/should be slinky and sophisticated. The color palette compliments fabrics that light-reflecting stains jacquard, rich jerseys and open weave knits.
2. Serene: The Blues
Contrasting the passion of the ‘sensual’ theme is a palette of serene blues. Clear open skies and calm seas signify freshness and the simplicity of nature. Spurred on by a longing for handmade authenticity, indigo dying and traditional denim return to the spotlight.
3. Colourquake: This Meets That
Think clashes, contrasts, cut + paste craziness… this palette is all about a wild mix of colors and textures. In other words it’s a clash between hard-core technical attitude and natural materials, featuring all kinds of embellishments and elaborations.
4. Oasis: Pop Up Lushness
All things sun-baked and natural find their place in clay red and jungle greens. Parched earth and radiant leaves are reflected in rough surfaces and visible grain in fabric weaves, making for deliberately worn and adventured garments and accessories. Prints are “more of textures than of patterns”.
5. Diaphanous: Precious Opaque
Gemstones and minerals set off a sartorial alchemy in this palette of opaque pastel tones. Less the sugar sweet pastels of summer past, these are modern tones that take shape in layers of transparent fabrics, in openwork jersey and lightweight, airy smoothness. (image: fashionising)
a) As with any beauty look, it is important that you start with a priming routine to keep your skin moisturized and healthy. The best way to do this is by using a makeup primer that has moisturizing and SPF capabilities. Apply it all over your face right after washing it and patting it dry.
b) Choose a foundation that is the same with your skin tone and apply it evenly on your face for a flawless look. Don’t overdo it because you want your face to be natural looking. You can also use a concealer if necessary.
For well-defined and strong looking cheekbones, take a bronzer and apply it just below your jawline using a good powder/blush brush. Make sure you blend it well for a natural looking contour.
a) This look features very strong feline like eyes and to get this, the first thing you need to be armed with is gel eyeliner. Using an eyeliner brush, apply eyeliner on your lash line starting from the corner or your eye and gradually getting thicker as you reach the outer corners.
b) Take the eyeliner and starting about two centimeters from the inner corner of your eye, move upwards as if you are tracing your eye socket. Continue this line as you move downward towards the outer corner of your eye where you will connect the two lines you made.
c) Take a round eye shadow blending brush and then lightly smudge the eyeliner for a smoldering effect.
d) To complete your vintage rock eye makeup, curl your lashes and put on some additional false ones. Apply lots of mascara to add volume to your lashes; two or three coats will suffice.
Having really strong eyes means that you don’t really need a strong lip color All you need is a good beige colored lipstick and you’re all set. (image: fashionising)
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2. If your hair is dead straight with no natural waves, use a 1 inch curling iron to get a little bend. Make the waves look very natural and a little messy.
3. Once the hair is very dry, use a sculptural paste (the team at Rag & Bone used Redken Rough Paste 12) that gives the hair a rough and ragged texture that is manageable. Twist the hair into long sections to create that chunky look that looks like dreadlocks.
4. To finish the look, roughen up the hair on the crown of your head to give it that sexy just-got-out-of-bed look. The mixture of mousse and paste makes the hair look tougher and more rock ‘n’ roll! (image: fashionising)