Runway shows are ushering in new trends reaching far beyond just clothing and accessories, thanks to the insurgence of backstage beauty coverage gaining almost as much popularity as the shows themselves. Hair and makeup, as seen on models from your favorite shows, are gaining space in the limelight and quickly setting trends for the season. Nails too are no exception, and direct re-iterations of clothing trends have been popping up on fingers and toes everywhere.
We’ve rounded up our favorite nail trends taken straight from the Spring 2012 runways, and let you know how to get the look with the same shades used backstage:
It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung and we are more than ready to revamp our wardrobes with the inspiring Spring 2012 fashion we saw on the runway last September. Fashion bloggers made it easy, Pinterest has made it impossible...not to get crafty with DIY updates to your spring looks. Inspired by our favorite designers, here are some recipes for getting irresistible style for less this season. These little projects also come with the added bonus of beaming pride every time you get a compliment on something you made yourself.
We might not know how to change a flat tire or what to do when our i-Phone stops working, but when it comes to our wardrobes, a true fashionista is always prepared. Glam Damn It's list of favorite wardrobe must-haves for Spring 2012 will leave you ready to take over the world! (Or, at least your own closet.) There are so many great options this season, whether you're looking to reinvent your style or just update your handbag.
The keywords for right now are girly and bright. Soft lines, versatile pieces and low-maintenance fabrics combined with a color palette encompassing nearly every shade under the rainbow make dressing for Spring 2012 a breeze no matter what your sartorial preference is.
We, like many of you sartorially concerned males, were caught off guard by last week’s summer-esque weather, so we’ve put together this helpful list to aid you with the upcoming warmer temperatures.
1: Colorful Bottoms: Black jeans may be your go to during the frigid months but Spring 2012 is all about the colorful bottom. From Phillip Lim to Zegna, colorful pants were a part of every runway show. From Phillip Lim’s dip-dyed canvas pants to Gap’s red skinny jeans, the trend takes on many variations meaning anyone can rock this spring look. For those on the timid side, you may want to warm up to this trend by experimenting with a green or beige color. Those of you who aren’t afraid to dive right into this trend should definitely go with a red pant, which can be found almost anywhere.
It was the fashion trend seen 'round the world during this past fashion week brigade. The bright, boxy bag made repeat appearances on the arms of fashionistas all over. Fashion bloggers in the know such as Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Atlantic-Pacific’s Blair, and Carolina of Fashion Squad, have illustrated the many ways you can style this fun springtime accessory.
As fashionistas, we have our own version of March Madness. After a month of multiple fashion weeks taking place all over the world, mass retailers begin unleashing their spring designer collaborations. While these collaborations can be exciting (scoring a dress that was actually sketched into creation by Karl or Alber himself for under $150) they can oftentimes end in disaster, as cheap fabrics don't exactly help to translate a design from high to low.
Marni for H&M thankfully does not fall into the latter trap. Relying on their signature kooky 1960's-inspired prints, and mod cuts of our favorite Marni staples (A-line dresses, boxy tops and playful separates), the collaboration is flying off the shelves in 26 stores around the U.S. (250 worldwide). We ventured to the Beverly Center in Los Angeles to check out the scene on March 8th and were greeted with a line that snaked across the mall, assigned numbers, shopping restrictions (2 pieces per type per customer) and fifteen-minute time limits in the Marni section of H&M. Fellow shoppers were much better prepared than us with snacks and sharp elbows. A similar scene was repeated in stores from Dubai to Denver.
Karl Lagerfeld, Giambatista Valli, Doo.Ri, and now Alberta Ferretti!
Macy's has been pulling out all the stops recently, enlisting high-profile designers to team up with Impulse, the retailer's contemporary womenswear collection. Now, Alberta Ferretti has been revealed as the sixth and latest collaborator!
Ferretti has been designing since the 1970's and currently has two lines under her direction: the eponymous Alberta Ferretti, known for glamorous gowns and luxe ladylike attire, as well as It-Girl and street-style star favorite Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, a younger, more contemporary line. A name synonymous with romantic, uber-feminine, red-carpet-worthy looks and cool Italian style, her Impulse collection for Macy's will remain true to the iconic aesthetic she is known for. Macy's Executive Vice President of Marketing, Martine Reardon, adds "[Ferretti] appeals to an international consumer as well as American consumer, and her fabrications are very soft, very feminine, chiffon-like, drapey, comfortable, and really pretty, yet they look very elegant."
Neon is making a victory lap and a successful comeback this spring in all sorts of ways. It made an appearance a few seasons ago, and of course we all remember its big hit in the electric eighties, but is it possible that this somewhat tacky look has come to our spring 2012 making a classy third appearance?
We here at Joonbug have found a few neon favs for this spring that could definitely make the once-was cheap trend, turn into a fashion forward chic look.
Check out our favorite bright pieces that made the Not Your Typical Neon list in the slideshow!
Philadelphia University fashion design graduates Bianca De Pietro and Rachele Wendling debuted their premiere Bianca Rachele Spring 2012 collection, a product of a year and a half design collaboration. Upon graduating, the classmates knew they wanted to partner to create a line that fused their similar design aesthetics and passion for quality. The designers have literally translated the passage from dark to light as ushered in by a new season. “Entitled Deliquesce, a verb used to describe the delicate dissolving of raw material over time, the collection is inspired by springtime’s discordant weather patterns, from warm rays to gentle showers, with themes of natural deterioration found in innovative fabric manipulations and organic dye processes,” as defined by Bianca Rachele. The calm color palette progresses from cream, blush, and sea foam to plum, steel gray, and black.
The Young&ng Spring 2012 collection is truly fit for a princess. Subject to solitary confinement in a tower of jagged glass, heartbroken by unrequited, forbidden love, this princess sheds a single tear and remains quietly beautiful through her jagged pain. Inspired by the beauty and strength that emerges from the darkest parts of the soul, Heavy, Shattered, and Broken emerges from designer Michelle Ng.
Persevering through the shadows and aftermath of a broken heart, Ng creates her meaningful third collection by piecing together the remains. Resulting in intricate and detailed design, the hand carved pieces radiate the softness of lace juxtaposed with the hardness of a jagged edge. The give and take of hard and soft, raw and refined is the essence of the Young&ng aesthetic.