This summer the catwalks are displaying many incredibly and wonderfully detailed outfits, jewelled coats from Prada, floral embellished tops from Dolce, just to name a few. As well as brocade, brodarie anglaise and sumptuous satin are a great choice for daylight hours.
Go ahead and decorate yourself this summer, the more jewels, materials and detail, the better!
Indulge in the most fabulous ladylike looks; this stunning Giambattista Valli coat is a wonderful example of the decorative trends we are seeing on the catwalks.
We've all done the ombre nails, tried the magnetic nail polish, fell in love with the ring finger nail polish, experimented the coloured tip manicure... But what now? What's the next trend in the world of nail polish? Caviar nails! Have you ever heard about it? The technique has already been seen on several specialised blogs and little by little is taking over salons around the world.
You could say that the trend fever was started by CiatÃ©, an English brand from Charlotte Knight, founder and Creative Director, when she started the line "caviar manicure" which consists of 3-colored kits for Â£18/each to do-it-yourself at home. The method is pretty simple: after applying the second coat of nail polish with a colour base, you just need to sprinkle the little balls over the nail and give it a slight press to stick well. After, wait 20 minutes to dry.
The trend is definitely well different from anything we've seen lately and the visual effect is pretty cool. It should be hard to get used to though during the first few days! Hardlyever suggests trying on the caviar nail style on one nail at first or then just getting a 'polka dot' styled manicure which is a little more discreet.
Too much concealer:
This big no-no used to be frequently noticed on celebrities (who were bombarded with flashes on the red carpet and who's photos made for very juicy gossip in magazines and online!) However, nowadays, Facebook is the new "magazine", and we end up being the victims when our friends tag us in the most horrendous shots while they look amazing! Time to pay more attention to our makeup concealer!
To avoid the "inverted panda" look, chose a concealer that is ONE tone below that of your skin. If you buy one too light-coloured, it will only emphasise what you are trying to hide, especially with the camera flashes! Also, it is wise to remember not to use concealer abundantly especially when you have caught a bit of a tan (in which case it is handy to have a palette with several shades so that you can mix and match.) Don't forget to use illuminators only on your cheekbones and never under your eyes!
Keep your skin hydrated, this will make for a more smooth application of the product and avoid unwanted cakey lines. A common mistake girls make is to apply their concealer after they've put foundation on their skin. Big no-no! Concealers must be put on first, this avoids putting too much of it on and enables the foundation to even out the colour.
As the sun is now out, there are many fabulous shades out there to be worn! See a compilation of our favourite sunglasses, and those that can be found on our site.
Handmade incredible sunglasses are in this summer, these pearl sunglasses can be bought at www.a-morir.com for $320
Amazing round Chanel sunglasses, as seen worn by the Olsen twins, for sale here on Hardlyeverwornit.com for Â£150!
More round sunglasses; these Lanvin glasses are fabulous, especially paired with khaki! Selling at Lanvin for Â£295
For those who prefer square shapes and a little colourful fun, check out these Prada 2 tone sunglasses selling on Hardlyeverwornit.com for only $80
Bottega Veneta sunglasses for sale only Â£70 here on hardlyeverwornit.com!
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SPFW, one of the most awaited fashion events in Latin America, took place last week in Brazil's busy city of Sao Paulo. With a focus on sustainable design, around 30 different brazilian brands make their way down the catwalk to showcase their summer collections during the 5-day event. Hardlyever kept a close eye on some of the trends present in Brazil's fashion capital and brings you the drop-dead-gorgeous details from the shows.
1. Big Earrings
Definitely in. Brands like Neon, Movimento, Juliana Jabour and the very famous Agua De Coco accessorised their models and complemented their clothes with bohemian-inspired designs. Neon's pieces were specifically designed by Hector Abertazzi who made use of a mixture of semi-precious crystals with a gold-plated vintage feel.
2. Red Lips
Tufi Duek and Fause Haten, both top brands in the country, chose red lips for their models. Shades varied from cherry dark to bright red and a strong orange. How to wear red lipstick? MÃ¡rcia Britts, a makeup artist from the Red Door salon in Sao Paulo, shares her knowledge on the subject: "First of all, red lipstick goes with every skin tone. The only difference between the different skin tones is the intensity of the red. It is essential to have an adequate base colour on your skin and opt between strong eyes or the red lips. If someone uses both, it ends up looking exaggerated."
Tufi Duek: Lip Mix Mac, Lipstick Chanel 384001
Fause Haten: Russian Red Mac Gloss
"Big, bright and Bold" seemed to be guidelines for some of the shows during Fashion Week in Sao Paulo. Triton, Forum and Triya (just to name a few) gave their summer collection a very happy mood with their use of colours, textures and florals. Forum in particular, celebrating its 30 years, pays tribute to its history by reviving some of the brand's most classic pieces; focusing on the various shades of green, orange and blue.
Triton based it collection on Japan, more specifically Tokyo, mixing in elements of urban street style with an oriental feel. The collection also used some help from the artist Lucas SimÃµes, author of the collages of architectural nature that can be seen on the prints. Colours varied from neutral beiges, back, off-white to orange, mint green, purple and a lot of pink and red.
Triya, another explosion of colours with an 'artsy' touch.
Ladies pack your brightest summery dresses, these holidays are going to be colourful!
Although there wasn't an obvious trend ruling this year's SPFW summer collection shows, the several designers tried to keep things edgy. Some made bold statements with African-safari inspiration (Animale), other such as Alexandre Hercovitch and FH by Fause Haten kept hair naturally curly and big, quite big. On the other hand, Movimento's twisted/hair-up style made for a very elegant finishing touch.
*Also notice the prominent use of colours throughout the collection.
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