Recently, I’ve noticed quite a few songstresses and celebrities with a very daring hairstyle created by shaving one side of their heads and leaving the rest of their locks long. I must admit it, it’s an undeniably edgy look that the average wallflower couldn’t pull off, but it makes me a little nervous. I’m pretty attached (both literally and figuratively) to my tresses and if you think bangs are hard to grow out, I can’t imagine what kind of fun ensues when trying to even out your follicles once one tires of the look. On the upside, I suppose it’d cut drying time in half.
They were bad the first go ’round, and yet, here they are again trying to make a comeback (if we can even call it that). Just like the eighties (as a decade), it seems we’re always trying to “bring back” some of the worst trends. Didn’t we learn our lesson the first time? It’s like needing to touch the stove just to make sure it’s hot.
Which trend is being rehashed this time? Overalls or bibs or dungarees or hogwashers. Call them what you will, but they can only be categorized under, “Bad.” While they made appearances on runways from Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and Rebecca Minkoff, I don’t think even designers can make this outdated style seem fresh, let alone chic.
Some famous wearers of overalls circa 1990: T-Boz, ‘Nsync, Old MacDonald. And where are they now? Let’s learn from our mistakes, ladies, and leave the overalls to the farmer in the dell.
Chanel’s Srping 2013 show was much buzzed about in many thanks to the biggest Chanel bag you’ll never own. Yes, that hula hoop she’s carrying is actually a very expensive beach tote. I mean, why not? How else are you gonna get your towel to the sand? It’s not going to carry itself.
Well, what was most shocking to me was not the circus like accessories, but rather the manicures on the models’ lengthy fingers. Oh yes, that’s right, they were sporting a little something that we like to call a French manicure. Now, tell me I’m not alone here when I can only associate this particular manicure with acrylic tips and tanning beds. Basically the only thing worse than a French manicure… is a French pedicure. But alas, Chanel took it there. Sure, some may call it a “classic” but to me, there is nothing modern about this classic and I’m not thoroughly convinced that this particular trend ever needs to make it back into the rotation.
Red lips have reigned supreme for the last few seasons, but this fall, crimson goes a bit goth. Fire engine red gets a bit deeper and takes on the tone of dark berries and plum wine. Not only are apparel and accessories in the shade of fermented grapes going to be all the rage for fall, but makeup trends follow suit. From lips to fingertips, it seems we’ll be opting for shades of deep red and burgundy.
Nail art has fast become a girl’s way of expressing herself on the cheap. Well, cheaper than a closet full of Lanvin. Long gone are the days of the mundane Ballet Slippers and neutral nail. We’ve graduate from glitter to full blown graphic designs. But what happens when things go a little too far… as in too far from your cuticle?
Celebrities from Beyonce to Fergie have been seen with nails that resemble those of Lee Press On’s gone rogue. I was just hoping this would be one of those trends that catches on like wildfire in a rainstorm. Sadly, it’s only gotten more popular and I’ve seen more than a few fashionistas walking around with sharpened claws. As a matter of fact, the other day I saw a young lady with nails so long she could have retired her utensils and just speared her steak with her fingernails. Better yet, they probably could have used her assistance back in the kitchen. Here’s to hoping she doesn’t wear contact lenses and has an iPhone with Siri to transcribe her text messages.
Listen, I’m all for funky phalanges, but I’m worried girls are catty enough without claws. What do you think of this extended trend?