Frivolous Fringes: The Fun Style Trend As Essential As Shirts & Ties
Right before we were all asked to #StayHome due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the runways of Paris Fashion Week were seeing the emergence of another catwalk-to-closet mainstay: fringes. From heritage house Saint Laurent to Italian upstart label Alanui, the trendy motif is said to send the message of whimsy and frivolity, being just as essential as jackets, shirts, and ties.
Shopper’s Alley Style Retrospective: Priyanka Chopra
Throughout her successful career: first as a pageant queen, then as a Bollywood songstress, and now, a rising Hollywood star (thanks to hits like Quantico and Always Be My Maybe), Priyanka Chopra has given the world a look at her rich heritage through her wardrobe, embracing the nuances of American high fashion, while staying true to the beautiful traditions and motifs of her native India.
DRESSING UP FOR THE GOLD: HOW DO STYLISTS PREPARE HOLLYWOOD STARS FOR THE AWARDS SEASON
Golden Globes officially opened the awards season with a wide array of fashion trends on the red carpet. There was no particular theme this year, so celebrities went fashionably creative and colorful. Some of them hit the mark, ending up in the best-dressed lists as well as cementing their status as fashionably iconic – but there are some celebrities who missed it. So how does Hollywood stars prepare for these big moments in the red carpet? For this Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley explains comprehensively how celebrities dress up for the award shows, courtesy of their stylists.
THE BEST-DRESSED AT THE 77TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES
The Golden Globes red carpet was filled with refreshing colors and creative risque styles – a sign that the awards season will be in good spirit. In this month’s Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley round-up below the ten best red carpet looks from the first major awards show of 2020!
THE THREADS OF THE DECADE: A LOOK INTO THE BEST FASHION MOMENTS OF THE 2010S
You’ve seen fashion change over the last ten years, now it’s time to look back and be inspired by some of the greatest moments in fashion. “Fashion is not just about trends. It’s about political history,” fashion designer Daphne Guinness said. It’s true that the decade did not only give consumers clothes to wear but introduced them to use fashion as a medium to promote their advocacies. In this month’s Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley takes a look back on the iconic occasions on the red carpet and runways.
DRESSING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS: RULES IN WEARING COCKTAIL ATTIRE
It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year once you start receiving invitations for one cocktail party into another. You want to cut the inconvenience and expenses in buying so many clothes for different events by sticking to a classic LBD. But you are also torn on buying dresses that stay true to your style. In this Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley lists certain rules and guidelines to help you with your holiday style dilemma!
WHEN HIGH FASHION MEETS STREET FASHION: SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS THAT CHANGED THE 2010s
1. Supreme x Louis Vuitton
For a long time, high fashion brands veered away from partnering with lower-end or street brands and designers. They fear that collaborating with them will tarnish their reputable brand. However, at the beginning of 2010s up until today, luxury fashion houses are constantly on the lookout for possible fast fashion companies to collaborate with. High-end companies want to produce collections that allow consumers to look glamorous even on a budget. In recent years, partnership became a trend for fashion that increased sales. With the help of celebrities (they even joined in the bandwagon) and social media, it is not hard to imagine why. In this Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley takes a closer look at collaborations that shaped the closets of the consumers for a decade.
PRADA X ADIDAS: A MATCH MADE IN SNEAKERS HEAVEN
Rumors about Prada and Adidas collaboration circulated last month which was caused by PY_LEAKS by PY_RATES, a Twitter account that leaks fashion news. But recently, both brands officially announced in their separate Instagram accounts the good news: Prada x Adidas! Prada is known for opposing the collaboration phenomena that the other luxury brands have jumped onto.
OFF THE CATWALK, INTO THE STREET: REDEFINING STREET STYLE
Fashion Week is always about the newest collection and styles worn by models as they strut down the runway. Media or fashion press fight for their seat on the front to get a clear view and a story to publish. But what’s even more exciting for the fashion consumers? The influencers on the streets. After the show, photographers swarm outside the venue to capture people wearing the trendiest style or the collection from last season’s runway. The streets of Paris instantly became the catwalk of the people.
THE FACES OF PARIS FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Paris Fashion Week was all about sustainability. The brands’ glamorous cry for environmental awareness was evident on the faces of the models. Makeup artists disregarded full coverage foundation and heavy contouring to pave way for natural, glowing skin. Backstage, models were prepped with facial masks and mini-massage so they could instantly look well-rested despite the number of shows they walked within the day. For this month’s Luxury Review, Shopper’s Alley list down the best faces seen on the runway:
1. Glowy, luminous skin in Lanvin
Models were covered with beauty balm and colored with a peachy flush on the apple of the cheeks for a more natural look. A dab of lip balm around the sides of the face for a dewy highlight. On the eyes, black eyeliner is drawn on the outer corners with a mascara on the top lashes and a light dusting of highlighter on the lids.