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Eye on Style: Color Blocking

Eye on Style: Color Blocking

It’s a trend that won’t die, and I’m surely not about to try to squash it. While much of the fashion world has been enthralled with the absence of color that is black, we’re more adept to enjoy the merits of the full spectrum of the color wheel, even if that means making outrageous color combinations that work even though we can’t understand why. Spring is going to play with our understanding of color blocking and we couldn’t be more happy. From Gucci’s use of bold solid colors that pair together for the ultimate indulgence in rich color to the likes of Poupee Couture’s interpretation of color blocking, this spring and summer isn’t just about color, it’s about embracing it in a different way.

From Top Left to Bottom Right:

[1] Color Blocking According to Gucci – intense hues in the form of separates that pair together so strikingly well, no neutrals are necessary to offset their intensity. Gucci’s color by blocks is a shawl collar jacket in ‘Beetrot’; $2,150.00, a royal purple strapless top; $795.00, an emerald green low rise pants; $875.00, wide adjustable tassel belt; $990.00, all available for pre-order Saks Fifth Avenue.

[2] Amrita Singh infuses color blocking into simple and delicate thread bangles, they’re available on Couture Candy right now for 15% off of the original price $100.00.

[3] Fendi’s tri color belt (retail: $460.00) mixes teal and olive, and it’s the perfect piece to add to any ensemble channeling Christina Hendricks.

[4] Brian Atwood color blocked a platform slingback, with violet, kelly green, and turquoise suede taking color blocking to a new level of chic retailing for $460.00.

[5] Poupée Couture puts a little metallic gold edge on the orange in this color blocked fuchsia and orange crystal shoulder bag, it’s available at Boticca.com for $360.00.

Backstage Beauty: NARS & Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2011

Backstage Beauty: Marc Jacobs & NARS

Between the groundhog proclaiming that spring will come early this year and my downright annoyance with the snow it’s time to get started on primping my makeup regimen with some of Spring’s hottest beauty trends. Marc Jacobs and François Nars paired up for an inspired partnership in the Summer Spring 2011 show, and in the event that you were wondering what made their intense dark shadowing so shiny (err… wet looking), Vaseline was the key ingredient to the NARS makeup palette at the Marc Jacobs SS2011 shows. And while the use of Vaseline on their eyelids makes me a little nostalgic for the days in my childhood when my mother confiscated my eyeshadow, this NARS palette is all grown up.

The Ingredients:

[1] Pure Matte Lipstick, in Volga

[2] Duo Eyeshadow, in Nouveau Monde

[3] Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, in Celebrate

Take a Look at the Video below for a little how-to help: