Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign: An Exploration of The Splendour of Life

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This fall/winter season, third generation Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo brought us to our knees with yet another outstanding collection. Now, they’ve gone ahead and given it further context, with a series of imagery and a short film. Acting as an incredibly enchanting insight into lo splendore della vita, or ‘the splendour of life’, each piece elaborates on the inspiration for their most recent collection. The two-part Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016 campaign was a collaborative effort between a number of creative souls, and brings to life with amazing clarity the inspiration behind Massimiliano Giornetti’smost recent collection.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign

French stylist Marie Chaix worked her magic on the color and print heavy range, expertly matching the intensity of the linear prints and bold hues with the subtle yet complimentary textures and lines. Her selection and combination of prints throughout every facets of each outfit provoked a sense of effortlessness in each arrangement that allows for total appreciation of each piece, on its own and in conjunction with others.

The stars of the show were undoubtedly Ferragamo’s leather goods – shoes, bags and clutches gave context to each scene; classic pieces with novel yet strangely tasteful twists. Colorful variations of the ‘Aileen’ bag dominated the initial stages of the film (the patchwork leather style is particularly phenomenal), followed by the ‘Sofia’ in cheery two-tone combinations that set the heart racing.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign

Classic suede heels and the signature Vara pump grounded otherwise intense ensembles, while other pieces brought their own special touch to the outfit. Stand-outs include a particularly stunning pair of black booties that incorporated vibrant pink hues in another warped linear print and one outstanding pair of basic black full length boots. Whether on purpose or by accident, through this campaign, the house has demonstrated the immense usefulness and versatility of the statement piece once again.

Shot on location in a bright and sunny Italian villa, the Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016 campaign features models Ming Xi, Valery Kaufman, Ine Neefs and James Rousseau (who also provided the soundtrack for the film), who did their garments inimitable justice as they depict a whimsical game of hide and seek. Gallivanting through the sparse rooms and perfectly manicured gardens of the villa, adorned in impossibly perfect garb, the game becomes silly in its playfulness and one can’t help but be brought in and included in the innocent joie de vivre of the scene.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign

The imagery, shot by renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean, still maintained an airiness similar to that of its film counterpart; yet took on a somewhat moodier palette. According the Ferragamo’s website, the images look to capture and portray “the spirit of today’s cultivated global traveller, in his or her own leisurely quest for pleasure and contentment”.

Disposed in the various arrays of waiting, and looking utterly perfect on all fronts, each shot does seem to impart the impression of being on the way to something, subtly speaking to the quiet appreciation of refined luxuries in all moments.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign

If nothing else, the Salvatore Ferragamo fall/winter 2016 campaign is a delight to watch; but on upon closer inspection has served to develop the enduring ethos of timeless style that lies at the heart of the Florence based luxury brand. With a certain encapsulating the combination of experience and innovation that powers Ferragamo’s success and permeates its design process, the campaign truly captures the essence of the brand.

You can already shop Ferragamo’s newest collection pieces at Moda Operandi,Farfetch, Saks Fifth Avenue and other major department stores.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2016 Ad Campaign

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Summer 2016 With Elsa Hosk & Free People In the City

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Whether it is going to be the city you currently live in or another one, exploring cities will be a surprisingly good way to spend your summer holidays, especially ifFree People’s summer 2016 ensembles are there to polish your boho-chic style. Showcased by Free People’s habitué Elsa Hosk, the American retailer’s ‘Summer in the City’ lookbook (already available online) is filled with captivating proposals and intriguing combinations of clothes that are meant to suit any taste, from the more casual to the romantic boho-chic ones.

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

Selected by stylist Amanda Greyson, all of the looks exude freshness and coziness, which is exactly what one needs while exploring any city in the summer heat. The Free People summer 2016 lookbook does not give up on style either, but rather embraces all that’s fashionable and all the rage right now.

The line-up particularly varies in patterns, treating us not only to botanical designs and retro prints, but also to patchwork and geometrics motifs. Although the vibes are overall retro inspired, the staples capture an undeniable sense of modernity, which is also the key to success for the retailer in general.

Youthful and modern, the pieces also feminize men’s classics, such as biker jackets, loafers and ‘cowboy’ hats with gentler tailoring lines, making everything absolutely cute and highly covetable.

As for the collection’s key pieces, we have super-skinny high-waist jeans and pants, Seventies wrap mini dresses and miniskirts, not to mention the incredible amount of statement accessories that perfectly balance the ensembles with their delicate embellishments and vibrant colors. An array of high-waist pants is what stands out the most, as their form-fitting silhouettes, tactical details and cropped hems elongate the figures, making it possible for us to easily choose either a more pin-up, Fifties-inspired look, or a grunge, Nineties-inspired one.

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

As for the wrapped dresses, although the line-up is strong on the maxi designs too, not opting for a fresh, ethnic embroidered wrap-dress will be almost impossible this summer, since their lightweight material and refined embellishments are nothing but a pure pleasure to watch.

Wrapped, curve-hugging and short are most of the skirts too, which got decorated either with ultra-colorful patchwork motifs or buckle details, and are also meant to be paired with basically anything from airy shirts to slip tops.

For those who feel cold or are just planning to head to a Northern European city, investing in a cozy mannish jacket to complete the looks could be indispensable. Besides, it’ll give the wearer the pleasure of creating contrasting outfits that make anyone stand out of the crowd, for sure.

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

Free People ‘Summer in the City’ 2016 Lookbook

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Erdem Resort 2017 Collection Is All About Romanticism

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Born and raised between Canada and England, half-Turkish, half-British Erdem Moralioglu is used to living amid different cultures and heritages, and often uses such eclecticism and receptive attitude to adorn his collections with dichotomous styles and geographically contrasting patterns. For his Erdem resort 2017 collection, he specifically drew inspiration from completely different cultures, relentlessly travelling in both space and time.

Erdem Resort 2017 Collection

Those, who like following Erdem Moralioglu’s efforts, will surely recognize his unique careless signature style, which always takes the designer into a world wherein trends are less important than making a woman feel beautiful. Although his latest resort line-up features some of next year’s main trends too, such as cut-outs and off-the-shoulder necklines, Moralioglu almost architecturally focused on the proportions and figures, thinking of the ultimate results of his creations rather than of their overall attitude towards the upcoming fashion trends.

Intertwining modern details with pompous figures, for his resort 2017 collection Erdem got infatuated with Japan’s early Thirties “modern girls” fashion and the ethnic kind of fashion typical of the Far West, completing the looks with a few Versailles-inspired structured cuts that layer the figures and make them look thicker and even more intricate. Such layers mimic the ocean’s waves too, and could be credited to the journeys the talented designer himself took back in December 2015, and which inspired him to design this collection.

“I spent the Christmas holidays there and traveled around to Kyoto and Naoshima,” he declared, “which made me think again about the to-and-fro between Japanese culture and the West.”

Erdem Resort 2017 Collection

The Versailles-inspired motifs have also been expressed in the butterfly sleeves and jabot collars the sheer white shirts are embellished with, and which consequently highlight the collection’s contrasting variety of Nehru collars and Japanese-inspired kimono jackets and prints. Moralioglu anthropologically explored the whole ‘Japanese girls in the Thirties’ pattern in two distinctive, highly representative ways. While on the one hand he chose to accentuate Japan’s more traditional heritage through colorful botanical prints, on the other he focused on what young adults loved to wear during that decade, namely Western ensembles.

In doing so, he couldn’t refrain from almost academically focusing on Japan’s different takes on the Western culture, namely the one that is more linked to France, and the one that loves to mimic America’s cowgirl/boy and surfer culture. Whilst the whole California motif was left apart (we have to wait for the last decade of the XX century for a ‘California girl’ sort of revival, in Japan), the Wild Wild West theme got greatly represented through suede jackets, oversized ponchos and what looks like haute couture versions of the ‘prairie dresses’.

To better chronically synchronize with the Thirties, Erdem also opted for peplum cuts, dropped waists and mannish proposals, adding a few androgynous pinstripe jackets and trousers that look as lavish as cozy. No doubt, he is a fashion astronaut!

Erdem Resort 2017 Collection

Erdem Resort 2017 Collection

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Agent Provocateur Swimsuits Are The Hottest of Summer 2016

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With its one-pieces and stand-out bikinis, the newestAgent Provocateur 2016 swimwear line will blow your mind, since all its swimsuits could be fairly regarded as the hottest designs of summer 2016. Although being a monochrome swimwear line, each of the creations is consistently different from one another, and could basically meet anyone’s fashion expectations. These are some kind of high-end swimsuit designs that you can shop from Agent Provocateur’s website to stand out from the crowd on the beach.

Agent Provocateur Swimsuits for Summer 2016

The entire collection could be divided into two different subcategories, one featuring an array of cozy, sporty-chic proposals, and the other one bringing in a number of sultry, risqué curve-hugging creations that are not for the faint-hearted, for sure. French Fanny François is the model flawlessly sporting all the designs for the campaign, and can be seen completing the looks with high stiletto heels and leather accessories. The brand’s signature silhouettes, such as the Marlene, Hatty and Zoey bikinis make their appearance too, and will definitely many of you speechless with their new revitalized designs.

Done up in shades of black and white, which also contribute to enhancing the cuts and lines utilized, the swimsuits feature tactic details that underline the body curves, such as zips, mesh appliqués on the fronts, geometric cut-outs that help balance the silhouettes, and of course crystal embellishments and string adornments.

Although the overall Agent Provocateur 2016 swimsuit collection lacks colors and is definitely all about sensuality at its purest, the brand chose to feature some more glamorous proposals too, such as the Lyssandra crystal embellished swimsuit with golden Swaroski crystal starbursts and a plunging Seventies-inspired cut that will make you want to spend all of your summer night parties at the poolside wearing it.

Agent Provocateur Swimsuits for Summer 2016

The most sensual proposals, on the other hand, include the Marlene swimsuits in black, the high-neck top and high-leg bottom of which will leave anyone breathless, and the Anja swimsuit in black with a cross-over neckline and cutaway panels that will just blissfully accentuate your figure.

The collection also comprises some sporty-chic creations, including the stringed Lexxi swimsuit and bikini with asymmetrical cuts dynamically wrapping the body, the Zoey swimsuit in black and white with zip-lines geometrically highlighting the body, and, of course, the Lilah bikini, which combines a comfortable silhouette with quirky strings.

There’s even a piece that is neither too sexy, nor overly sporty, and that is the Hatty swimsuit in black, which combines mesh fishnet detailing with a high-leg, high-neck cut, just in the perfect Nineties-inspired style.


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MAC x Brant Brothers Summer 2016 Makeup Collection

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Just when you thought MAC Cosmetics has already presented all its exciting collections and collaboration for the summer season, the brand hurries up to announce the newest MAC x Brant Brothers summer 2016 makeup line, inspired by Peter and Harry Brant. The Brant brothers are New York’s bon vivants known for their frequent appearances in the fashion world and their iconic personal styles. Combining the classic aesthetics of MAC with the brothers’ modern edginess, the collection brings in new exciting colors that will let you have fun with your looks this summer. As a result of this collaboration, we get a handful of face, brow, lip and eye products, everything you need to create seductive nighttime and soft daytime looks from scratch. Set to hit the MAC beauty counters on June 2nd and the online store on May 26th, also retailing atNordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, this is what the collection comprises!

MAC x Brant Brothers Summer 2016 Makeup Collection

MAC x Brant Brothers Eyeshadow Quad – Pillars ($33.00) (Limited Edition)

The overall focus of the MAC x Brant Brothers summer 2016 collection seems to have been put on the eye makeup, therefore this product is the star piece of the line, comprising four neutral colors you can wear on a daily basis or combined for a sultry smoky eye look. Each eyeshadow housed in this sleek black case features a different finish, from satin to matte to pearl, while the soft nudes, warm chocolate and deep black hues give you endless possibilities for creating neutral makeup looks. These are all the colors of the eyeshadow palette:

• Mother’s Milk – soft matte beige with a satin finish
• Sandstone – soft matte taupe
• Mystery – muted plum-brown with a veluxe pearl
• Carbon – intense matte black

MAC x Brant Brothers Summer 2016 Makeup Collection

MAC x Brant Brothers Lip Stain Marker ($21.00) (Limited Edition)

We have talked about the amazing quality and lovely colors of MAC lipsticks various times, and we keep on rejoicing at the launch of new products and shades. Lip stain is the ultimate lip product of the moment along with the matte liquid lipsticks, and what we especially love about the former product is its nib providing ultimate precision when it comes to applying bright colors flawlessly. The product boasts multiple features, like filling, defining and layering for an even more intense color payoff and quickly absorbing, lasting all night long. What’s more, there is absolutely no need to use a lip liner with this product. These are the new colors this collection offers:

• Boysenberry Blush – berry plum-red
• Bitten Lip – dirty coral red
• Sunset Boulevard – coral brown
• The Jamie – mid-tone bluish red

MAC x Brant Brothers Summer 2016 Makeup Collection

MAC x Brant Brothers Eye Kohl ($17.50) (Limited Edition)

To add more drama and depth to you natural eye makeup looks, make sure you invest in this eye kohl coming in three lust-worthy colors, shimmering golds and a classic black. The black will define your eyes to the fullest, while the golds are ideal for adding glitter and shine to your party looks.

• Paragon – champagne gold
• El Dorado – true gold
• Smolder – intense black (permanent)

MAC x Brant Brothers Fluidline Brow Gel Creme ($16.50) (Limited Edition)

With so many amazing brow products available, you have absolutely no excuse to walk out the door having ill-groomed eyebrows and if you haven’t found that special brow filler for you yet, you’ll definitely love this universally flattering gel cream in a warm chocolate color.

• Neanderthal – rich brown

MAC x Brant Brothers Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo ($33.00) (Limited Edition)

If you want to keep up with the current beauty trends, you definitely need to invest in this contouring product boasting a cream to powder formula that comes to define and shape your face, giving a natural highlight and glow to your complexion.

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Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup

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When it comes to borrowing some fashion and beauty tips, thereunto edgy and audacious ones to be printed in memories longer than usually, the annual fundraising Met Gala high-heeled attendees are who it is worth looking to for inspiration. The Met Gala 2016 came to its end on May 2, 2016 working like a charm to celebrate Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit, themed as “Manus x Machina”. In their efforts to marry technology and haute couture, the celebrities truly made cyber-attacks, fraught with many metallic silver and golden accents. After discussing the technology-inspired Met Gala 2016 killer red carpet appearances we are passing to the best Met Gala 2016 celebrity hairstyles and makeup looks that were anything but conventional. Remaining within the “Manus x Machina” theme, sparkling silver and golden moments were running the gamut, vampy bloody pouts were ceaselessly tantalizing, while high ponytails were riding high and mighty. Browse through our list of the best hairstyle moments and makeup looks tackled from the Met Ball 2016 red carpet.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup

1. Kristen Stewart’s Silver Graphic Work and Knotted Mess

The Twilight girl Kristen Stewart brought not one iota of her previous auburn-haired demure girl visage onto the Met Gala 2016 red carpet but totally oozing out punky vibes. Her platinum bob with dark roots was secured into a messy half-up, half-down knot, while the eyelids were futuristically shining with graphical metallic silver strokes.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Kristen Stewart

2. Poppy Delevingne’s Platinum Stand and Wine-Spiced Lips

Poppy Delevingne’s bejeweled dress was not the only limelight. There was still much stuff to marvel at, starting from her platinum long tresses side-parted and kept in perfectly straight stand to her soft cat-eye accents and wine red pout.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Poppy Delevingne

3. Lupita Nyong’o’s Sky-Scraping Hairstyle

Lupita Nyong’o was seemingly paying homage to iconic Nina Simone wearing a sky-scraping towering hairstyle making all and sundry constantly lay eyes on her. As opposed to her topmost hair, Lupita kept her makeup minimalistic and natural.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Lupita Nyong'o

4. Ciara’s Silver Finger Waves

Ciara was surely among the celebrities to enthusiastically enshrine the “Manus x Machina” theme. She brought her hair all in metallic silver finger waves with many bobby pins fixed here and there, while for makeup she opted for soft smoky eyes with some silver accents.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Ciara

5. Taylor Swift’s Bleachella and Berry Lips

With our eyes already trained to see Taylor Swift’s platinum bob, which she kept in effortless helter-skelter state the previous evening, it was her deep cherry lips that brought her to a new technology-chic level, while her flawless skin was sweetly showing tender blush.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Taylor Swift

6. Rita Ora’s Silver Sparkles and Reflections

Rita Ora’s silver feathered gown was just screaming to be matched with silver shadow at the inner corners of the eyes and some mirror diamond-shaped particles on sleek center-parted updo, while her tender lips were all in natural shine.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Rita Ora

7. Beyonce’s Nonstop Sleek Hair and Jade Eyes

Beyonce can definitely stay proud with her long tresses as much as with her curvy shapes. She showed them both to the hilt, leaving her chocolate straight strands cascading down, while dressing her eyes with some graphic shapes in jade green and lips – with nude shade.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Beyonce

8. Lara Stone’s Teased Updo and Smoky Eyes

Lara Stone whose beauty goes beyond any standards thanks to her gapped front teeth and bee-stung lips, appeared on the Met Gala 2016 red carpet with her blondes secured into a teased effortless updo, while her smoky eyes jumped far from conventional proportions through silver strokes at the inner corners of the eyes.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Lara Stone

9. Gigi Hadid’s Polished Ponytail and Warm Complexion

Sweet Gigi Hadid shining with love next to her boyfriend Zayn Malik, wrapped her whole complexion with warm tones blazing softly, while her blonde hair was secured into a long low ponytail with the side part glittering with silver sparkles.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Gigi Hadid

10. Sienna Miller’s Signature Nude Look

With Sienna Miller we did not see any edgy strokes – no vampy lips, silver sparkles or eye-catching hairstyle. The actress exposed an effortless tousled chignon, which she classically matched with her signature nude lips and kohl-lined eyes, a look she could easily sport on any other red carpet event.

Met Gala 2016 Best Celebrity Hairstyles and Makeup: Sienna Miller

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