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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Far East Movement

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Ride the Orient express this season and travel to ancient empires to celebrate Eastern origins for a movement that embraces the Far East. Designers ushered in the year of the dragon with textiles, motifs and adornments that rang true to Chinese nobility. Fall’s exotic mood and strong theme is rich in embroidery with ornamentation in traditional Asian influences like prominent florals, birds, fish and noble dragons for impact prints that were both beautiful and contemporary. Take cues from reigning style Emperor, Jason Wu, who sent blossoming opulent brocades and printed silks down the runway alongside gilded accents and shanghai tassels for a charming and elegant taste of the trend. This season visions of stunning geishas and brave samurais dancing along the Silk Road can be made true with luxurious fabrics and vibrant prints that add a touch of seductive glamour with Empress-worthy extras like mandarin collars and kimono details. No longer is the art of noble dressing an ancient Chinese secret.

1. Style Inspiration: Jason Wu Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, image courtesy of Style.com
2. Topshop Silk Dress, $185
3. Balenciaga Kimono Belt Felt Trousers, $530, available at Matches
4. Swarovski Sheila Ring, $170
5. Etro Embellished Buckle Belt, $390, available at Stylebop
6. Pink Tartan Peplum Top, $295, available at eLuxe
7. Jenny Jenny Tassle Earrings
8. Dries van Noten Printed Skirt, $320, available at Browns Fashion
9. Kotur Mango Minaudiere, $450, available at Shirise
10. Anna Dello Russo for H&M, $40
11. Charlotte Olympia Starla Shoes, $1,185

By: Megan Correia, Toronto

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Montreal Fashion Jobs – Fall 2011 Makeup Trends

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Ladies, Autumn 2011 is all about being bold. Luscious jewel-tones, classic 50s chic, sleek and rebellious black shades, as well as rock worthy metallics found their way into the season’s designer runway collections. Dries Van Noten was all about gold. At Haider Ackermann, we saw strong and sexy dark tones. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs opted for Sophia Loren-inspired silhouettes and lady-like polka dots. Luckily for us, these current ready to wear obsessions also make for fabulous everyday inspiration. Whether you’re feeling rather “good girl” or more like “good girl gone bad”, try your hand at fall’s hottest makeup looks.

The Jewel-Tone Eye

Emerald eyeshadow at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Image courtesy of beautyparler.ca.

To get the look, try Avon Mega Impact Eyeshadow ($8). This comes in six high impact colors, each with both a light and a dark hue for an easy jewel-tone smoky eye).

Other options include MAC’s mineralized eye shadows ($20) and Dior’s new “Blue Tie” Collection Palette ($70), available at The Bay.

The Rosy Cheek

Statement blush at Valentino. Notice the discreet metallic gold touch on her upper lip! Image courtesy of Beautylish.

The Winehouse Cat-Eye

Image courtesy of Teen Vogue.

This throwback to mod was seen at Lanvin, D&G and Alexander Wang among others. Winehouse fans can extend their cat eyes for more drama, or skip the mascara for a more discreet look. Look for easy gel or liquid liners, such as Revlon Colourstay Liquid Liner ($7.29 at most drugstores and at Revlon.com.

The Spider Lash

Models worked clumpy, coated lashes at Gucci. Image courtesy of SoniaRoselli.com.

To create fierce, Twiggy-esque spikes go for mascaras with a chunkier wand, like Rimmel London’s Extra Wow Lash ($4.99 at drugstores).

The Return of Red

Red lips at the Miu Miu show, also seen in their Fall 2011 ad campaign.

This classic look is back with a vengeance this fall. From Diane von Furstenberg to Ungaro, bright sexy reds and darker crimson lips were heating up the runways. For a similar seductive pout, turn to shades like YSL’s Rouge Volupte Perle in Mysterious Red ($34) at Nordstrom.

The Dash of Metallic

Metallic pink lip at Peter Som. Image courtesy of Genius Beauty.

There seems to be a gold rush happening in terms of fall makeup. Cheeks, eyes, temples, and lips are being sprinkled with shimmery and metallic products.

Go for an ethereal glow with eyeshadow from Make Up Forever’s Star Power Diamond Collection ($24) at Sephora. Embrace all that glitters with Guerlain’s Kiss KissGloss in Peche Charnelle ($30.50) at Sephora . Although it is for lips, try dabbing some on your cheekbones, inner eyes, or temples for added sparkle.

By: Sophia Loffreda, Montreal

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