Fashion week beauty – A/W 12-13

Meadham Kichhoff a/w 12-13, image from vogue.co.uk

Meadham Kichhoff A/W 12-13, image from vogue.co.uk

Fashion week comes round one more time in London town, and as I work near Somerset House, the home of LFW, I have been spotting of sorts of weird and wonderful fashionistas around. And that put me in the mood to scour for pretty make up and nails amongst the (mostly) beautiful clothes.

Once again, I have been trashing the London and New York editorials and squinting at the zoomed in pictures to spot nails and make up trends, or just things I like.

I noticed many minimalist, bare face looks and clear or nude nails. Have to say, I have no interest on those at all – so move over… Here are my thoughts on the exciting ones:

Before I go into specifics, I must open with Meadham Kirchhoff which once again dazzled with make up and nails – for the talons, a feast of patterned, colourful and mismatched appearances. For the make up, colourful eyes, with geometrical patterns, also mismatched, half coloured lips and towards the end, fully painted faces. And wacky hair. If for any show, I would be begging to watch this one. Absolutely beautiful, and exquisite.  A brilliant case of beauty being an integral part of the outfits.

Black nail polish has been spotted avast: at Antonio Berardi (with beautiful light coloured half moons), L’Wren Scott and Vera Wang. Vivienne Westwood Red Label presented exquisite inscripted hands and nails, but some plain black.  PPQ had lovely gold nails pointy with black tip designed as a triangle, almost like a heart at the end, facing outside. Pretty.

Still on nails, I spotted lavender blue for Erdem, almost electric blue at Antoni & Alison and deep blue at Anna Sui. House of Holland gave us dogstooth pattern nails, with bright blue and pink backgrounds. Transparent shimmery polish, deep burgundy and hands dipped in gold shimmer appeared at Marchesa (which, by the way, had a stunning collection).

Red lips appeared on Emilia Wickstead and PPQ, as well as at Narciso Rodriguez, with some burgundy, and naked eyes.

Orangey reds and coral lips were seen at House of Holland, Rodarte, Michael Kors, Jonathan Saunders and glossy at Antonio Berardi.

Moschino Cheap & Chic gave us beautiful lilac shimmery lips!

For the eyes, I like the smokey black at L’Wren Scott and eyeliner flicks at Erdem (a high on the lid floating version), Aquascutum (very thick) and Antoni & Alison (smokey), but  Anna Sui delivered my favourite: gorgeous electric blue flicks with a pretty dot at the centre of the lower lash line. Narciso Rodriguez also gave us coral and lime eyeshadow with nude lips and Marchesa presented beautifully gold shimmer lined eyes.

I also enjoyed looking at the coral flushed cheeks at Mulberry. The models looked so fresh and radiant.

Although Meadham Kirchhoff’s colourful extravaganza is my favourite feast-for-the-eyes show, I probably won’t go painting my face blue (unless I dress up as Neytiri), but I see plenty of wearable trends, and I am sure we can all find a few favourites and give them our individual twists to suit our styles!

I highly recommend you take a look at the picture galleries at Vogue for great photos!

Vogue Beauty

Vogue Fashion

Thinking about what trends are hot for Spring/Summer 12? Check my previous posts!

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