DON'T HOLD BACK
“With Hillary Clinton announcing her presidential bid for 2016, I think it’s safe to say that women aren’t shy creatures of habit content to sit back, cross our legs, and behave. We’ve time and again demonstrated that we’re a gender with some serious balls. A little face bijoux or a tube of black lipstick certainly isn’t going to frighten us now.”
These are the words of Amber Kallor, senior beauty editor at Style.com who recently wrote an article about how the extreme beauty for fall 15 is making us feel way more free than ever before (even when putting on heavy makeup).
Not only is she mentioning a change from makeup-free faces and “non-hair” trends, but also a new era where it’s more common to play around, and go for a bit more crazy ideas than usual. Yes -a freer approach ahead, and we’ve seen it several times this season. Rick Owens gold- and silver molded faces is a good example of that (image seen above) and Riccardo Tisci really went for it with Givenchy by sending out his models with both kiss curls, braids and heavy face jewelry (what’s not to love, no?). ”It’s a moment of women getting their strength again, and a bigger confidence and sensuality.” Tisci told i-D’s Anders Christian Madsen backstage.
Another thing that’s currently trending: pink hair. I love how Nicolas Ghesquière has taken a grip on the casting for Louis Vuitton, and I loved seeing Hin Lin Ly wearing candy colored hair beautifully matched with that perfect collection of his. And the heavy makeup? Well, that’s signed by two labels: Saint Laurent and Maison Margiela. Not to mention the strong all-black lips at Giles. This season is definitely not about the easy breezy beauty look, that’s for sure..
Maybe these aren’t the looks that you normally would choose for a day at work, but they sure are refreshing, no? Time to stop holding back!