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23/05/2015

Real high brow fashion: Get in the thick of it and join the celebs to decide which shape will get all eyes on you

Statement eyebrows are going nowhere for SS15.

 

But like all big trends, things evolve and this season we’re seeing the Cara brow take on two totally different forms; the big, bold brow and the au natural brow.

 

The biggest fashion night of the year took place earlier this month with a galaxy of stars turning out for the Met Gala in New York.

 

The annual event is always a fantasia of fabulous costume dresses but it’s not just the frocks that are in the spotlight.

 

As with outfit choices for this notoriously flamboyant red carpet, make-up and hair has to be carefully considered.

 

And this year there was big emphasis on statement brows.

 

Leading the big brow army charge was supermodel Cara Delevingne who has been credited with spearheading the new obsession.

 

Her impressive facial caterpillars are now one of the most desired celebrity features to possess.

 

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Miley Cyrus attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City

 

Sporting a Stella McCartney jumpsuit and eye-catching body art, Cara went to the darkside with her eyebrows which gave an equally dramatic look to her make-up.

 

Cara’s pal Rihanna has also been experimenting with her eyebrows.

 

The singer recently shared a picture on Instagram of the cover of the first single from her new album – in which the make-up is strongly focused on her eyebrows; straight, dark and ultra thick.

 

The personalised look created by the make-up artist Yadim especially for Rihanna, mirrors a strong trend that was also seen on the Spring Summer 2015 runways where thick brows, emphasised by the use of pencils (or even piercing as for Rodarte) for a graphic, at times wild, effect are king.

 

RiRi stole the show at the Met Gala with her incredible yellow Guo Pei gown and intricate jewelled headpiece.

 

Her blunt eyebrows gave her glamorous look the right amount of edge.

 

 

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Dakota Johnson attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City

 

The strong brow look was also showcased by the Olsen twins and Katy Perry, who flaunted her brows by rocking a short wig on the night.

 

Despite the bold brow trend being big news, eyebrow expert Ramona Treacy, of the new Blink & Wink salon on Dublin’s Dawson Street, said many Irish woman are now reverting back to a more natural look.

 

She said this trend is perfect for those content with blending in a little more.

 

I recently visited Blink and Wink where the lovely Ramona gave my eyebrows an A list makeover with an eyebrow tint, shape and a lash tint (€35).

 

As much as I love big, bushy brows, they do not love me.

 

So after a full consultation, Ramona suggested a more natural look as favoured by stars such as the normally outrageous Miley Cyrus.

 

Hailey Baldwin, Zendaya Coleman, Dakota Johnson and Karen Elson also took a less bushy, more refined approach to their eyebrows at the Met Gala.

 

The new well-groomed trend is for less of an exaggerated “drawn-on” bold brow, and more of a natural, textured brow that flatters the face.

 

Blink & Wink, which opened its doors late last year, is a gorgeous space, that boasts a luxurious yet friendly atmosphere.

 

And another bonus is it’s just a stone’s throw from Grafton Street.

 

The shop is also the exclusive stockist in Ireland for the Cosmetics 27 skin care range from M.E. Skin Lab developed specially for dry and sensitive skin with immediate visible effects.

 

As someone who gets their eyebrows done regularly I found the process pain-free and very relaxing.

 

Adriana Lima attends the Premiere of "Sicario" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival

 

You know you’re in safe hands with professional Ramona who talks you through each step and is clearly a specialist in face framing.

 

For an extra treat Ramona popped on a strip of Millie Mackintosh eyelashes (they are sold in store) to really give me the celebrity finish.

 

The results were eyebrow raising, amazing and long lasting too. As eyebrow experts go, Ramona is easily one of the best in town.

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08/05/2015

Bridal coverups: 7 of the least worst

Wedding dress shopping. It’s just one damn thing after another. You’ve got the dress. You’ve found the shoes. And then, all too late, you realise you might freeze without another layer on top, and the weird world of bridal “coverups” beckons.

Coverups are garments so infrequently useful they do not even have a widely agreed-upon category name. Some shops call them “boleros” – which sounds terribly Torvill and Dean – others say “stoles” or “shrugs”, both of which seem like something your great aunt would wear to her bowls club’s end-of-season party.

A slightly more modern noun is “cape”, but given that even these tend to be made of fabrics you might not wear at any other point in life – marabou, feathers, faux fur – the overall impression remains, at best, a little fancy dress, at worst, totally dated. No wonder so many people try to avoid wearing them altogether, like one colleague, who spent a year getting an exquisite dress made from scratch then wore a hastily grabbed old cardigan and scarf on top.

Wearing something you already own and like is, sadly, often difficult with a traditional white bridal gown. A leather biker jacket might look knowingly ironic to those who get the fashion joke but will be met with quizzical looks from those who don’t. More to the point – unless you shell out for a bespoke cashmere jumper that fits perfectly, as Olivia Palermo did – the shapes and colours of everyday outerwear don’t always do justice to nipped-in waists or ivory satin.

So here are seven of the least-worst high-street bridal coverups out there – and a little advice. First, when considering party dressing without prissy overtones, look to Kate Moss’s back catalogue for inspiration. Here, Monsoon’s bridal cape and Biba’s feather one might be seen on Mossy, and therefore might work. Similarly, non-trad is the fringed kimono from Topshop (top), which is quiteCoachella. If you can bear that reference, there are worst ways to spend £36.

Marabou cover up, £59, johnlewis.com

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Faux fur should be treated with caution. Helen Moore’s “Vixen” scarf is strokably lovely but best worn with non-strapless, non-1920s-influenced wedding dresses. If yours already has a bit of a Hollywood feel to it, this might take it to “Marilyn Monroe costume party” levels.

If you are going strapless, these Phase Eight pearls will look lovely. Although, if you are looking for warmth, they’re not a huge amount of use. Clearly, wedding coverups – like marriages – are all about compromise.

Read more at http://www.sheindressau.com/tea-length-wedding-dresses

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05/05/2015

Black and white: Mad about monochrome

Have you ever noticed how, as if by magic, as soon as the sun comes out, the shops are flooded with clean, serene and – most importantly – white clothing. It’s easy to understand why white is an easy sell for summer. Whether it’s crisp, starched cottons or more bohemian lace there’s something apt about a brightly shining sun and even brighter whites.

 

But for those who are more crumpled than crisp, or extremely prone to spilling and staining, white can be just too much of a commitment.

 

All is not lost however, as monochrome is a perfect compromise, offering as it does the freshness of white with the safety and security of the infinitely more forgiving black.

 

 

Pictures: pale pink bridesmaid dresses

 

This season there’s plenty of monochrome to choose from. Stripes are the simplest place to start, and probably in your wardrobe in one version or another already. Gingham is a big trend this summer, in various colours, but don’t discount oversize checks, as seen at Sportmax, which have a pleasingly retro sensibility while still being modern enough to pass muster.

 

Those who would normally shy away from full-on patterns and prints might find that the simplicity of black and white makes such graphic looks far less scary. Sticking to the straight and narrow with linear patterns is a safe way to approach this – a basic Breton top in black and white even safer. But seeking out softer, more organic shapes is a step worth taking. That’s especially true of the delightfully dotty Dalmatian-print pieces that are the fruit of a collaboration between & Other Stories and Vans. If you’re still not sold on patterns, fret not, as black accents and trims provide a high-contrast take that adds the perfect hint of polish.

 

There’s an inherent formality that makes monochrome perfect for work, but don’t relegate it to the nine to five entirely – this summer’s sporty motifs are perfect for having fun in the sun. Still think black and white is boring? Bah, humbug!

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