Spring 2016 – YSL Beauty

Thanks to ChicProfile for sharing images of this Springtime fun, albeit before the snow (I don’t mind!) 

The two YSL palettes are in limited supply, and will be launching in early Spring of 2016.  The compacts are gorgeous enough to deliberately display on a vanity (so you should, in other words, show them off!)

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One compact is a Face Palette with three highlighting and correcting colors (violet, lavender and yellow) plugs a pink blush (it looks like it might have shimmer.)

The second compact, Couture Palette for Eyes pairs a mix of rose and mossy shadows with a glowing silver in the center – adding some flair, no doubt, so an otherwise Earthy palette.  Woodland Goddess??  

Let’s just go with that…shall we?!

Elizabeth in Ellie Saab

I don’t really watch award shows, but in my Fashion Industry days, I was ever-perusing the red carpet photos for newness.  I saw a photo of Elizabeth Banks in an Ellie Saab gown in Bazaar this month, and I nearly fell over because I loved it so much.  She wore it to the Love and Mercy Premiere, and I’m pretty certain she got a lot of “*gasp!* stunning!” stares.

It’s a gorgeous, sheer brick red…absolutely dripping in crystals and beads.  Our Ballroom gowns were drowning in swarovskis also, and though I’m not exactly prissy or girlie-girl…I was ALL for major sparkle! ❤  (We’ve touched on my sparkling Ninja fetish in the past so…moving along…)

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab Getty Images photo

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab Getty Images photo

The handwork involved must have been painstaking – fortunately there is some haphazard-ry to it (or at least it appears that way.  As in...”oops, I didn’t get the stone in the exact, perfect spot, but no one will notice because of it’s breathtaking ‘one-of-a-kindness!’ “

The shape was divine, and the teeny-tiny waist belt finished it just enough, without taking away, or making a fuss.  I also happen to love that it’s long-sleeved.

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth also sported Saab at the Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere, which was equally as lovely.  The fresh, red and pink floral print blended into a cloudy sky of smokey-purple-greys, and multi-hued blues in an undefined print.  It had a Goddess-like gathering to it, cinched by a slim slate belt, with a cape-like fall behind it.  It billowed and flowed beautifully, and sparkled ever so slightly, peppered with tiny crystal gems.  

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

Elizabeth Banks in Ellie Saab

I always appreciated Saab gowns, and these are definitely no exception.  Just lovely.

A/W 2015/16 RTW – Vionnet

There were a whole bunch of looks at Vionnet that I absolutely loved.  While some were gorgeously artistic, I always like to seek out the most “wearable.”  The whole idea is that we can take something away from the Shows…

If we are in the Industry, it’s all about noting what trends are important (colors, textures, shapes…), so that we can interpret them for our own consumers, in our own ways.  It is also about seeing how each designer presented his or her vision(s), and selecting the elements most applicable to our products.  

As a consumer, we want to find things that we can reasonably “pull off” ourselves (hello!  Meant to WEAR this stuff!)…and with the über talent of many of the designers (as far as creativity goes) that is not always easy – it’s not uncommon for the Runway to be doused in waves of decorative pieces that have a difficult time translating to the streets.

Intended or no, there was a Ancient-Goddess vibe to some of the Vionnet pieces…  The silky satin drapery was DIVINE…and oh my, the colors – between the peach sorbet and the delicioulsy-mint, and the combination of the two…gorgeous.

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

Loved the slim, floor-length, turtleneck sweater dress (perfectly cinched with a wide leather belt, PS!), and the modern asymmetry of the black leather pants, one shoulder (partially long-line) top.

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

There were a bunch of ultra-mod, geometric lines peeking out of the various ensembles, worn almost as futuristic clothing-as-body-jewlery.  The crackled, white-based print for the floor-length skirt, paired with the white open blouse…and the under-geometry, as it were, was super cool looking.  Possible to get away with this as is, or even without the under piecing – the black leather belt makes it jive really nicely.

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

The designer featured a whole array of cowl-hoods, and asymmetric lengths, giving a wonderfully bewitching vibe, especially with the flowing fabrics (wow, to the molten gold, floor-dusting skirt!)  

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Her splattered “lava” prints and thigh-high lace up boots added a sassy edginess to the Collection, that I couldn’t help but love.

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

A/W 2015/16 RTW Vionnet Style.com photo

As in many cases, the great photos are from style.com really enjoyed looking at Vionnet’s!