Back in March, we showed you the 2013 Autumn Winter fashion shows — always a celeb-filled, dreamy time — to get inspired by the beauty trends that were set to roll out as the weather cooled down. Now that we're officially in Winter, it's time for a refresher course! There were five prominent makeup trends amongst a sea of equally beautiful looks, and the best part is they're all wearbale. From eyes to lips and skin, it's all typically rich and Winter-y — enough to have you greeting the cold season like an old friend. Click through to see the five Winter makeup trends to try now!
Kate Middleton, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, has stolen our hearts with her flawless, classic style, her flair for fabulous fascinators, and, of course, the exciting news of her pregnancy. For her latest royal appearance — a visit to the Willows Primary School in Manchester, England — Kate chose a floral-printed Erdem shiftdress, which showed off her growing baby bump. See close-ups of her sweet ensemble, plus some of our other favourite fashion moments from the duchess, right here. From her stunning teal Jenny Packham gown and Issa wrap dresses to her perfect Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen-designed wedding dress and countless tartan-print coats, it's virtually impossible not to fall a little bit in love with Kate's easy elegance.
If ever there was a movie promo tour that could instantly make us feel like a kid in a candy store, it is Iron Man 3, or more specifically, Gwyneth Paltrow's enviable wardrobe that promises to come with it. After just three appearances (so far), she has already given us the gift of cool styling. Her crisp white pleated-front KaufmanFranco dress accented with a black waist belt, also by the designer, proved a sleek choice for her tour kickoff in Munich, while her floral Erdem suiting in Paris and black and white Dior look at the London photocall supplied us with another dose of her signature girlie-meets-edgy aesthetic. If we had to guess, Paltrow's ensembles are only going to get better from here. Don't miss a moment of the red carpet action. Click on for a full 360-degree breakdown, and keep checking back for more updates.
If Nars products are being used in any fashion week show, there's a good chance the skin will be radiant, luminescent and glossy. It really is no wonder Francois Nars created the Nars Skin range, a skincare line dedicated to lightening and brightening. But skin preparation aside, we have been staring longingly at Erdem's 2013 Autumn Winter London fashion week show and wondering, how do those modules look so damn fresh?
"There’s a touch of Wednesday Addams about her," makeup artist Hannah Murray told Style.com. "The collection is quite dark, so the girl we’re creating is a little ghostly." And by ghostly she also means "moonlit", which is exactly the shade of midnight-walk-on-the-beach we're craving.
To achieve the look, the team backstage used a highlighter called Nars Multiple in Luxor ($64), available in store at Mecca Cosmetica. Apply like you would any magic illuminating product — to all the high points of your face. Oh, and dab a touch on your cupids bow for an outstanding pout.
He may be known for churning out ladylike collections fit for a princess, but don't be fooled. Just a few short years ago, Erdem Moralioglu's signature garden prints, delicate laces, and dreamy colour palettes weren't always so pure and sweet. The darkly gorgeous Autumn/Winter 2013 collection the designer presented in London Monday was a welcome reminder that the designer is still quite adept at mixing prettiness with edge.
Layers of black organza shrouded nearly every look, creating a veiled, surreal effect on paillette-covered dresses, tweed suits, and oversize coats. Silhouettes were as ladylike as ever — high necks, slims skirts — but thanks to seams that had been sliced away and replaced with sheer fabric, there was a newfound sexiness at play as well. As for the floral prints and romantic laces that have become Moralioglu's calling card? Those were plenty present too. They came in shades of lilac, midnight blue, citrine, and inky black, and were decorated with wispy ostrich feathers, matte sequins, and metallic thread — all of which was also veiled in layers of sheer black
What a night! PopSugar was front and centre on last night's AACTA Awards red carpet, soaking up all of the celebrity arrivals. Mega-watt star power came from ex-pats Nicole Kidman who wore a floral-motif Erdem frock, Fred Leighton jewels and Brian Atwood heels, while Cate Blanchett turned up the glam factor in a scarlet sequinned gown from Armani Privé's A/W '09 collection. Local stars turned to local designers in droves; Jessica Mauboy looked elegant not one but two Steven Khalil designs, Michala Banas sparkled in Rachel Gilbert, Megan Gale looked chic thanks to her custom Alex Perry, Alyssa McClelland was gorgeous in Magdalena Valevska, Jessica McNamee was streamlined in Carl Kapp, Pia Miranda looked adorbs in Collette Dinnigan, Elizabeth Debicki was pristine courtesy of Thurley and Charlotte Best got glam in Danielle Stephanie. Our favourites? It's a close call between Sophie Lowe in Scanlan & Theodore's luxe leather creation and and Gracie Otto in Gucci's chartreuse S/S '13 strapless confection. Ready to zoom in on Sydney's most stylish? Come on then, let's go!
With the help of a ‘blood-spattered’ white carpet, trees and a machine that produced bubbles for a fake snow effect, Event Cinemas on George Street was transformed into a grim Winter wonderland for the Australian premiere of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (out Feb. 7) last night. Leading stars Jeremy Renner, in Vivienne Westwood, and Gemma Arterton, beautiful in an Erdem dress and Bulgari jewels, were on hand to promote the dark action flick, along with writer/director Tommy Wirkola and producer Kevin Messick.
British beauty Gemma did most of her own stunts in the movie — one that was too dangerous saw her character fall through three floors in a house, which resulted in her stunt double getting a “rusty old nail through her ear, like right close to her brain! But she was OK!” — and sustained an injury when she accidentally “cut my thumb open on a blade because [laughs] I forgot it was a real blade. It wasn’t even in the stunt, I was just running my finger across it, because usually it’s a blunt knife that you use. I just ran my finger along it and [makes cutting noise] — it was horrible. Right open. It was on the last day so it was OK.”
Jeremy, who was back in Sydney after a quick promotional trip for The Bourne Legacy last August, talked about the film’s lighter moments that aren’t heavily featured in promos and trailers: “There are some funny moments. I would never call it a comedy — it was just by circumstances that were absurd that make it have a sense of humour to it. And we don’t take ourselves too seriously in the movie. There’s a slight wink to a lot of the things that we do in it, so we’re not just these brooding witch hunters.” Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is considered a fairy tale for adults and when asked whether he’d like to do more child-friendly movies, Jeremy responded, “Not really, but it would be nice to do one or two.”
The blockbuster opened strongly in the US last week but has received poor reviews from critics. Both Jeremy and Gemma weren’t fussed by the criticism, with Gemma saying, “It’s not for them, it’s for the audience and they seem to be enjoying it, so that’s the main thing.”
Sienna Miller — channeling a little bit of her The Girl character Tippi Hedren — donned a whimsical floral-embroidered Erdem cropped top and long skirt combo from the brand's Spring '13 collection. The straight neckline was a nod to mod, while a side slit revealed a pair of sky-high metallic sandals. The actress opted to keep the rest of her accessories to a bare minimum, just wearing three earrings on her left ear. Thoughts on Sienna's look?
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Some of our favourite sartorial stars were out and about in force this week, stylish as ever. Olivia Palermo stepped out for the first time in a little while, looking cool in an outfit made up of moody designer separates, while Miranda Kerr also went more casual in a white and bright ensemble in Spain. Cate Blanchett reminded us of her impeccable style when she wore a tight-fitting Peter Pilotto number to a film festival, and Blake Lively? Well, she did what she does best: worked a damn sexy minidress, complete with Louboutin shoes and a beautiful smile from ear to ear. Might be to do with the giant rock Ryan Reynolds put on her finger...? There's plenty more to see — click through to check it all out!
The starlets of On the Road — Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst — stepped out in NYC last night for the film's premiere, and while it's clearly a battle of thigh-high hems, it's also a serious showdown in red-carpet sensibilities. Kristen continued her reign as a skin-baring sheer enthusiast by wearing a satin blue crop top and high-waisted short Erdem combo that, of course, featured an equally bright embellished sheer overlay. To polish off the look, she wore neon-hued Christian Louboutin pumps that perfectly complemented her vibrant outfit above. In a much different approach to premiere dressing, Kirsten chose a chic navy blue coatdress, fishnet tights, and metallic-accented sandals from Raf Simons's first Christian Dior collection. It was a clean, minimalist ensemble that proved a stark contrast to her co-star's more revealing outfit. Are you a fan of Kristen's daring choice, or do you prefer Kirsten's sophisticated styling?