Florals are no longer the go-to Summer fabric. Every designer played with the Winter Floral trend on the runways so you can now rock the ditsy print in the coldest months while still looking incredibly chic. Our favourite designer nod goes to Isabel Marant who teamed two purple floral prints with a black leather basque and brown over the knee boots. Elie Saab also gave a nod to the pink hue trend with a gorgeous sheer floral print fabric yet toughened it up for Winter with a long burgundy velvet cape. This spot on trend, like Gucci’s metallic interpretation also shown here, is all about turning these girly prints on their head. Can you do Winter Florals? If the designer versions are out of budget this Jan/Feb we have some great high street alternatives for a fraction of the price in Skinted V Minted.
NIRVANA BLONDE HAIR
Everyone is lusting over Selena Gomez new blonde hue and luckily for you wannabe-blondes, Selena’s hairstylists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee have just revealed how to achieve the cool colour they are dubbing, Nirvana Blonde.
And the good news is it’s possible to go from brunette to Cobain in just one day, although it is a fairly complicated process so make sure you consult with your stylist to see if you can do all out blonde.
Capri wrote: “When your client brings in a picture of #NirvanaBlonde, you pull up this informational instagram and let them know it took 9 hours, about 300 foils, and 8 bowls of bleach, all with 2 stylist[s] working together simultaneously. The process isn’t easy, but the results are clearly worth it. It was a nice long patient process of baby fine slices, then going back and opening each foil and reapplying, but done in one sitting,” she writes. “Anything is possible in one day, it just takes time, no other clients ha, and patience to maintain the integrity of the hair.”
NEW YEARS STYLE RESOLUTIONS
Say goodbye to some of the most overdone trends of 2017. Fashion industry insiders have listed what not to wear this year and it’s time to say ‘Sayonara’ to the following:
Chokers – a bit teeny bopperish in our opinion so we were pleased to see this made the list. Sorry Taylor.
Tiny Backpacks – Phew about time! At least you can be safe in the knowledge you can fit everything in a clutch.
Corsets – Kim Kardashian pioneered this trend and it was slightly overdone by Autumn 2017 so we’re pleased to see the back of this one. Embrace big belts instead.
SKINTED V MINTED
FLORAL PRINT LEATHER JACKET
Embrace the Winter Floral trend with a black leather jacket complete with floral rose prints for a cute yet tough look.
SKINTED, €120, Blank NYC at Asos
MINTED, €400, Religion Banus
FLORAL PRINT PLAYSUIT
A great Winter to Summer wardrobe staple is the jumpsuit. Snap up these floral numbers and team with winter furs and ankle boots while the weather is cold and strappy heels for Spring/Summer.
SKINTED, €48, Asos
MINTED, €220, French Connection