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  • 2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Beauty Trends!

    The beauty trends for Haute Couture Fashion week are anything but average. In fact, the typical adjectives used to capture the art displayed by various designers and artists include wild, eclectic, and whimsical. However non-realistic and daring these hair and makeup looks may be, they always seem to have an underlying layer of prettiness drawing us to them and tempting us to give them a try on our own mini runways in everyday life. Here are a few of the 2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty trends we enjoyed the most and would be willing to try for Fall and Homecoming 2014.

    Chanel Haute Couture 2014

    2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Beauty Trends-Chanel Haute CoutureEach model rocked a sequin cap with a feathered, extremely piece-y up-do. We love this rocker goes glam inspired look complete with metallic winged eyeliner. The silver and gold glow on the eyes reminds of Winter and the holidays!

    Atelier Versace Haute Couture 2014

    Atelier Versace Haute Couture 2014-Paris Haute Couture Beauty TrendsMove over barely there eye makeup. It looks like Atelier Versace went all out with an all over eye color and gave new meaning to winged eyes. Instead of a winged tip, these models had fully winged eyelids in teal for a sultry dramatic effect, which was balanced with nude lips and high slick backed top knots! This look has 70's disco party all over it and we are ready to put on a jumper and dance.

    On Aura Tout Vu Haute Couture 2014

    On Aura Tout Vu Haute Couture- 2014 Paris Haute Couture Beauty TrendsThe models for this show walked in an ethereal water wonderland with violet shadowed, sunken eyes, also lined in metallic silvers giving an icy winter presence. The tight pin curls on the models have a wet look, which ties in with the entire Haute Couture collection being inspired by water. We can certainly get "aboard" with this look for the Fall and Winter months ahead.

    Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014

    2014 Paris Haute Couture Beauty Trends-Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014We thought adhesive eyelashes were a miracle, but we didn't know what was coming next. Makeup artists for the Christian Dior Haute Couture show kept the trending curve going with metallic eyes, only with the exception of using silver adhesive liners instead. We would give these "Velvet Eyes" adhesive liners a go for their perfect shapes, bold colors, and long wear appeal.

    After reviewing our favorite beauty trends of 2014's Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, we feel less disappointed knowing Summer will eventually come to an end. Knowing we will have exciting makeup, hair, and fashion trends to look forward to certainly puts our minds at ease!

    Which of the above trends did you like or dislike? Are there any you would be willing to try for the 2014 Fall and Homecoming season?

    Sources: Glamour Magazine;POPSUGAR.com

  • What’s the Name of the Game? Popular fashion companies are making some changes

    (June 21, 2012):  Today French high fashion design company Yves Saint Laurent announced they will soon be changing their entire brand name to “Saint Laurent Paris.”  Within minutes the topic was trending across Twitter and fashion blog sites, with everyone giving their opinions on the matter.  The news release was met with widespread criticism by fans dedicated to the YSL logo, that seem to think any name change will decrease brand value.

    In a statement released to the media, newly appointed YSL Creative Director Hedi Silmane explains that the name change comes after months of consideration.  His hopes are that the company’s re-branding will convey a more “modern” feel to fashion industry consumers, bringing in younger audiences and widening global interests.

    The revamp of YSL might actually be coming at a perfect time for the company, when re-branding seems to be in the mainstream.  Last year the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation made a major jump, dropping the classic incorporation of Polo in their moniker in exchange for the simpler “Ralph Lauren.” Similarly, formal dress maker Alyce Designs recently became known as “Alyce Paris.” These name changes seem to allow companies a bit of revitalization, in addition to a slew of media coverage.  J.C. Penny’s adapted to using their nickname JCP recently, in addition to a new graphics campaign, while some like Forever 21 (formerly Fashion 21) saw a massive jump in popularity with a simple name modification.

    The digital age has been constantly changing culture for years – and might it be the answer to why so many companies are deciding to re-brand?  Picking a memorable name and logo that can be easily searched and shared online allows companies more recognition through a bigger, more noticeable, social following.

    Lucky Magazine reports that the YSL name change will become more apparent on advertising for now, but not on actual products for some time.  Shoe soles and clothing tags will still bear the classic YSL logo until next year with the release of the Spring-Summer 2013 collection by Hedi Slimane.

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