Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 hairstyles for women: hair trends 2011

The year marks the true start of a new decade, and yet 2011′s fashion trends are all about revival. True, there is a unique undertone of a modernist style appearing, but take some of the most iconic styles of the 20th century, infuse them with quality, and you’ll find the basis for the dominant styles of 2011.

The year’s hair trends are no different. For fashionisers in 2011, hair is all about revivals and evolution. With styles and colours we’re seeing the best of 2010 reborn, whereas cuts are offering reworked and luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year’s clothing trends.

And while we’re helping you find out about the latest hair trends:

Double hair knot

Double hair knot

There’s been a fixation of late for hair trends for long hair to have an effortless appeal to them: the double hair knot 2011 hair trend builds on that appeal. As simple as it sounds, this is a hair trend that can be worn in 2011′s autumn (fall) / winter seasons along with the year’s spring / summer seasons. Click the previous link to find out more, along with ‘how to style it’ tips and product recommendations.

Braided topknot
Braided topknot

With 2011′s hair trends dominated by hairstyles as opposed to particular cuts, it’s should come as no surprise to see that braids remain on trend. In 2011, however, the begin to fuse with other popular hairstyles, in this case the topknot. Click to find out more about the braided topknot including a detailed how-to guide, and a look at the catwalks that inspired it.

Half up braided hair
Half up braided hair

The side braid mightn’t be 2011′s hair braid of choice, but something with braids pulled to the side had to replace it. An effortless option comes to us with two braids in the form of the half up braided hairstyle. Made to be worn with an effortless attitude, follow the link for our how to guide to this 2011 long hairstyle.

Brigitte Bardot

Half up Brigitte Bardot hair

It’s so classically sex kitten that we’d hardly limit it to a 2011 hair trend; but this Brigitte Bardot bouffant hairstyle – half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night.

Afro hair

Afro hair

With the return of all things 1970s it should come as no surprise to find that the afro sits amongst 2011′s hairstyles. Appearing on the streets and in many a photo shoot, Afro hair is being interpreted for 2011 in a soft and dreamy way. Follow the link for styling inspiration.

Bird’s nest bun

By no means is this already a full blown 2011 hairstyle trend, nonetheless this is a look that moved with immediacy from the spring 2010 and pre-fall 2011 catwalks to the red carpet. And there it may remain as a 2011 hairstyle trend for that special event, despite the fact that it has the key element of all 2011 hair trends: an effortless look. Read more on the bird’s nest bun / powderpuff, including a detailed how to, by following the link.

Victoria’s Secret Show 2011, a note for your calendar

Even though Daniel believes that in recent times Victoria’s Secret has been dropping the ball in regards to their advertising efforts you would find it an uphill battle to argue against their annual runway show.

It’s arguably the most anticipated (by the public at large) show in the fashion calendar, and there’s very little question why. With the show still over a month away the marketing department at VS is already hard at work making sure you know the exact date to tune in. This poster featuring an un-needlessly ‘shopped Candice Swanepoel landed across our desk letting us know the show will be broadcast on the 29th of November, though the actual show will be on November 9th.

S2 wows crowd at Perth Fashion Festival

The final day of Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) 2011 has arrived and will celebrate its closing with one of its biggest shows, the 25th anniversary of Western Australian fashion powerhouse Wheels & Dollbaby.

Last night featured the third and final Designer Capsule show including One Fell Swoop, Zhivago, Ange Lang and Zsadar. It was followed by the final runway show at Fashion Paramount for 2011 - S2.

It was a night of ‘firsts’ for Perth Fashion Festival with local designers, Zhivago and Zsadar, making their catwalk debut at Fashion Paramount and PFF 2011 International Model Search winner Shanae Millar walking for Ange Lang in Designer Capsule #3.

S2 wowed crowds with its strong aesthetic and theatrics.

Spotted front row was PFF 2011 Face and supermodel Nicole Trunfio, cricketer Mitchell Johnson and wife Jessica Johnson, fashion illustrator Pip McManus, designer Alvin Fernandez, radio presenter Em Rusciano, Troy and Sophia Barbagallo and footballer Ryan Crowley.

Festival highlights include:
- Wheels & Dollbaby, 7.00pm, His Majesty’s Theatre
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the rock’n’roll glamour label Wheels & Dollbaby is certain to up PFF’s ‘cool factor’ as designer Melanie Greensmith launches her Spring Summer 2011/12 collection.

With special guest Katy Steele performing with Melanie’s husband Divinyls guitarist Mark McEntee this show is sure to leave audiences wanting more of the iconic WA designer and PFF.

PFF is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.

Monday, September 19, 2011

London Fashion Week: Burberry's all-star cast as Sienna, Rosie, Kanye and SamCam line the front row at Brit favourite

It was London Fashion Week's hottest ticket, and the Burberry Prorsum show this afternoon didn't disappoint.

Kanye West, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Gemma Arterton, Andy Murray, Peaches Geldof and Sienna Miller were just a few of the guests on the label's very star-studded front row.

Samantha Cameron, Sir Philip Green and Anna Wintour made up the fashion heavyweights, while celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe added a touch of Hollywood glamour.
And there was clearly a Burberry uniform among the fash pack in attendance. Gemma, Sienna and Rosie, as well as TV star Donna Air were all sporting the same leather trousers.

Rachel Zoe and Prince Harry's ex Florence Brudenell-Bruce, meanwhile, went for thick checked woollen coats - despite the mild autumn temperature.

More Images of London Fashion Week 

Kanye West, centre left, alongside, from left, Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Mario Testino, Andrew Murray and Kim Sears
Samantha Cameron sat front row at the Burberry show with British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman (left) and British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman (right)

Gemma Arterton


Sienna Miller

Florence Brudenell-Bruce

Rachel Zoe

Donna Air

Gold confetti dropped on the catwalk at the Hyde Park venue

Sonal Chauhan walks the ramp for Rina Dhaka

Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan walked the ramp for the monsoon collection 2011 of Rina Dhaka on the first day of a fashion event in New Delhi.

Rina's collection saw a mixture of bright and summery colours at the Blenders Pride event on Friday night.

"The collection is made for young women, what they can wear every day and is kept very simple. It is also inspired from 60's and 70's." said Rina.

'Jannat' actress Sonal Chauhan said, "I absolutely love Rina, her clothes are simple yet stylish and I feel very comfortable wearing her outfit."

The evening came to an end with renowned designer Rocky S' show based on corporate look for men and women. The collection saw usage of fabrics like jacquards, velvets and satin.

Pregnant Una Healy and The Saturdays cover up in floor-length gowns at Cavalli launch

They’re a girl band renowned for wearing thigh-skimming shorts or miniskirts all year round, but last night The Saturdays tried a different approach to fashion.

Una Healy, who is three months pregnant, led the way as she covered up in a floor-length sequinned black gown while attending the Roberto Cavalli store launch during London Fashion Week.

The 29-year-old, who dates rugby star Ben Foden, was joined by her girls Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman, Mollie King and Frankie Sandford, who all wore stunning dresses.

Vanessa, 21, and Mollie, 24, both opted for leopard-print designs, which Cavalli is renowned for favouring in his fabrics.
Frankie, who arrived with her footballer boyfriend Wayne Bridge, opted for a turquoise mermaid-inspired gown that featured a cut out waist.
Rosario-Dawson wallpaper

The 22-year-old loves showing off her impressive midriff so it was no surprise she took the opportunity to show Cavalli how she can wear a dress.

And Rochelle, 22, arrived in snakeskin gown alongside her JLS boyfriend Marvin Humes.
But The Saturdays were by no means the only celebrity guests checking out the Italian fashion designer’s store.

Also joining the 70-year-old style icon to celebrate was American actress Rosario Dawson, who had previously been at Selfridges were Beyonce was launching her collection.

Tamara Beckwith also arrived at the venue, as did Ronnie Wood alongside Ana Araujo, model Noelle Reno and X Factor’s Cher Lloyd.
Lloyd appeared to have toned down her Swagger Jagger for the evening and went for an elegant look that combined a nude lace dress, black tights and a matching blazer.

Lady Victoria wallpaper

Pixie Lott, who has been a regular on the London Fashion Week circuit this season, arrived with her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire at the Battersea Power Station.

While Lady Victoria Hervey grabbed the photographer’s attention by sporting a bright red cut away gown and Holly Valance stunned in black.

Cavalli was celebrating his new Sloane Street boutique, which is located just up the road from his old boutique.

His shop boasts both men’s and women’s wear, as well as accessories, eyewear and watches.

The Italian is loved by celebrities worldwide and is often worn by Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

He told In Style this month: ‘I have always loved London and I have always found Sloane Street to be the perfect showcase for my collections.

‘I decided to open a bigger boutique as I see London as a glam, cool market, and the demand for my fashion is constantly growing.’