And so we’ve made it to the grande finale of Fashion Month: Paris Fashion Week. Paris Fashion Week is coveted as the best of the best, and there are several amazing designers that will take the stage this week. Taking the stage on Day 1 is Anthony Vaccarello, a modestly newer line (debuted in 2008 I believe) with a collection of micro-minis. Short skirts are very short in the world of Anthony Vaccarello, and sharp with a very sharp diamond cut in the front. The collection as well takes on a masculine vibe and a little bit of an 80s flare, complete with acid wash, lace, and bit of red leather that would make Michael Jackson proud. Spring/Summer 2014 is to be short, cool, and sleek according to the designer, and apparently for the very confident as well with hemlines so high and cut outs so plunging. Little is often left to the imagination but it’s a clean and strong collection and a positive way to kick off the curtain call of this amazing month in fashion.
Take a look at some highlights of the collection and weigh in with your thoughts 🙂
After reviewing my Best Dressed of the Primetime Emmy Awards last night, it only seems fair to also reveal my Worst Dressed of the night. While overall the red carpet fashions were pretty decent, there were a few looks that had me in disagreement.
Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel
This is one I think many will vehemently disagree with, but I found Zooey Deschanel’s look to be extremely dull. Not to mention, it also ages her quite a bit…okay and also doesn’t really fit her well. This is a soft blue/gray by J. Mendel and while the design of the dress is okay, the cut and fabric are just too old for someone who spends their career acting like a grown up child. I wish Jane Lynch wore this. I think this would’ve looked amazing on her. On Zooey, it’s a solid “meh”. And on a night when good fashion was everywhere, meh is just meh enough to land you on my Worst Dressed list.
Anna Gunn in Romona Keveza
Breaking Bad‘s powerhouse of an actress Anna Gunn had a big night last night as she won an Emmy in her category of Best Supporting Actress. But she also looked amazing. I’ve never seen her look so glowing and gorgeous as she did last night. It made me think back to season one of Breaking Bad when her character was pregnant and wore an awful 80’s prom dress to a fancy birthday party as it was the only thing that fit her. Needless to say, this Romona Keveza dress is far better than any 80’s prom dress. I think she looked fabulous and I’m so happy for her. And really rooting for Skylar to survive the final episodes now as a side effect of such a beautiful dress.
This month I received mostly cosmetic products, but also some really great eye gels. In fact, this whole bag was really eye focused except for one lip product. So, I’m kind of excited to get to work on my eyes with some new toys to try out 🙂
|Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels|
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: (2)
I received two pairs of these amazing gels. They’re great for easing redness and puffiness under your eyes. I’ve actually used these already, and love them. I used them to unwind in the evenings of a couple long days but I do think they would be very helpful in the morning too if you didn’t get much sleep. They’re very refreshing on the skin and it make me want to not only buy the full size of version,but look into more from this brand because I’d like something like this in a face mask.
|Elizabeth Mott ‘It’s So Big’ Volumizing Mascara|
It’s So Big Mascara
A hilariously ironic product received was the ‘It’s So Big’ mascara. Ironic, of course, as this was a much smaller sample…so definitely a not so big It’s So Big. I haven’t used this yet but I definitely will. I like keeping mascara samples like this in my purse or when traveling.
|Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil|
Starlooks ‘Obsidian’ Eyeliner:
This is a full size eyeliner pencil and one can never have too many of those. It’s in the shade ‘Obsidian’ which is essentially a black. I haven’t worn this yet but I did test it on my hand and the formula is actually really smooth and creamy, and it smudges nicely. I don’t know why I figured this wouldn’t be that great, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Thanks Ipsy!
|Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm|
|NYX Eyeshadow in ‘Golden Poppy’|