We were completely mesmerised with the Fendi A/W 2014-15 collection showed in Milan this week. Karl never fails to amaze. Every time.
Whilst we were drooling at the clothes, we just couldn’t take our eyes off the hair. What is that sleek braid that we see on every model? This will definitely be one of the hottest 2014 hair trends!
Backstage beauty genius Sam McKnight said that Karl had sent him a small sketch of a head with the words ‘Line of purity’. Sam said, “We then interpreted that linear purity by making two partings, one on each side. We then folded the hair flat into a kind of basket weave around the head, meeting in a low pony. ”
Check out these personal pictures from Sam as he reports from backstage at Fendi’s autumn/winter 2014 show.
The front hair is parted at the centre and one part over laps the other. Then, on each side, a portion of the hair is taken and overlapped at the back.
You’ll see here how the front ‘X’ weave is now being secured by the partings on each side. Another ‘X’ at the bottom.
Secure with a rubber band. And finish with a hairspray.
That’s how it looks when it’s done.
Sam McKnight with a model backstage at the Fendi A/W 2014-15 show in Milan.
Okay, we feel a tutorial coming up! But meanwhile, draw your curtains/blinds and turn off the lights and enjoy the whole Fendi show here courtesy of Fashion Channel. You are now in Milan!
So, what do you think of this hairstyle? Will you give it a try? Tell us all about it in the comments below. We love you!
As fashion bloggers have been flooding Lookbook with logos and words like Feline Meow and Humour on their T-shirts, it is no surprise to see logo tees and shouty slogans hitting the mainstream too.
Finally, street dictates the runway for once. “Wear your thoughts on your sleeve,” says Vogue contributing editor Calgary Avansino. “Not since the logo-laden Eighties have we seen so much typography.”
But word to the wise: a single, subtle message is better than wearing words all over. We wouldn’t advise you to wear logos head-to-toe. Look at examples from Paul & Joe and Alexander Wang below for fail-safe style.
From collaborations with Coca-Cola (Ashish) to ethical statements (Kenzo), the front row delighted in a new wave of wordy fashion. Sweaters and vests lend themselves particularly successfully to this look-at-me trend. Designers dug out their dictionaries to add an expressive element to their collections. Louis Vuitton, Dior, Sister By Sibling and Alexander Wang – among others – all had something they wanted to get off their chests.
Paul & Joe
And if you want to jump on the Feline Meow T-shirt bandwagon, it’s not too late! Check out these pieces which you can buy online with international shipping:
Brian Lichtenberg, $60, buy here (available in other colours too).
Meet Nuan Yang. What you don’t know is that this beautiful blogger has toned abs and bulging biceps under those girly garments! This super-fit gym babe is catching the attention of Chinese netizens! Regular workouts like jogging on the treadmill and doing crunches are nothing to her; this girl is working her muscles with a thorough fitness training. We are so inspired (but not sure if we can workout this hard =p) that we just had to post this up for you.
Hailing from Hangzhou in Zhenjiang Province, East China, the 25-year-old fitness babe is a student at the Hangzhou Normal University. She is just 163cm (5ft4in) tall and weighs 45kg (99lbs). Just proves that you don’t have to be big and tall to be strong!
▼ Nuan Yang as a model.
▼ Still looking fabulous even without all the makeup. It’s gym time!
▼ Just look at her move!
Way to go, girl! Tweet, hit LIKE or SHARE to support Nuan Yang.
In the world cosmetic surgery capital, Korea, plastic surgery is considered common. Some ladies even go out shopping with fresh bandages on. Beauty is really a big deal there. This woman spent years of her lives and hundreds of thousands of dollars artificially perfecting her appearance. Plastic surgery before and after: She looks completely different ! Do you think she actually needed it?
Korean speakers, feel free to give your input in the comments section, but the video below appears to show a male model judging the woman’s appearance at various stages of the seven years of cosmetic surgery she underwent. We’re not encouraging plastic surgery nor are we judging those who choose to do it. But to have others make comments about your appearance is a little…you know.
In the next video, we see a snippet of the woman’s personal story and see her visiting a surgeon for a touch-up. She looked like she was in pain but was probably more excited than anything else. We can’t overlook the fact that the surgeons in these types of stories never appear to have had any surgery themselves. Food for thought?
What do you think? Would you go under the knife 120 times? Or would you do it at all? Leave a comment below. Hit LIKE or SHARE if you think this story is nuts!