by Ida Hsiang
It's Fashion's biggest week with couture labels proudly parading their latest Spring 2011 collections down the runway. Intricate details, sumptuous fabrics and dramatic fanfare all add to the excitement, but it's the runway beauty that's are truly inspiring as a look that we can wear everyday ourselves!Some of fashion's biggest names have shown in Paris already and we love the runway make-up! From the bold lips of Dior and Armani Prive, to the emphasized cheekbones and subtleties of Chanel, we've chosen three of our favorite haute couture beauty looks from Spring 2011 and are showing you how to try them for yourself! Click on the slideshow to see some fave picks! The Bold Femme Fatale - Taking a cue from Dior's couture show, this look is full of sex appeal and femininity with bold red lips, arched brows and liquid liner.Keep skin flawless with a gentle exfoliating face wash and use just a touch of blush, if any, to let the bright lips and thick liner take the spotlight. Want your red lips to stay moist and last longer? Apply a thin layer of Carmex or Vaseline to lips before application.The Woman of Power - Show them you mean business with this seriously sexy look inspired by Chanel. It's all about the cheek bones so emphasis them by sucking in and applying a generous dose of matte foundation to the hollows, being sure to blend, blend, blend towards the temple. Add just a touch of rose gold tinted blush at the apples. Keep the rest of the look subtle with thinly applied liner, a few coats of mascara and a nude/ pink lip. The Natural Beauty - Take a cue from the fresh-faced natural beauties of Bouchra Jarrar's couture show by subtly emphasizing what you already have! Keep skin tone even with a tinted moisturizer and a light dusting of mineral powder. Brow tint and a lengthening mascara bring out the eyes while a pink-hued nude lip adds to the natural look. A light sweep of blush right under the apples of the cheeks finishes the look. Photo Credits - Style.com
by Ida Hsiang
Every female wants to ooze classic sex-appeal, but sultry sophistication can so easily take a wrong turn. It's easy to over-step the boundary from sexy to trashy or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, stuffy and matronly (God forbid!). With David Meister and his collection of sensually sophisticated cocktail dresses, you'll always look seductively appropriate! A sheath dress is always classic with it's feminine silhouette and longer hemline, but a plain black sheath is something we've all seen a million times. David Meister cleverly takes this favorite shape and adds interesting necklines and enticing details like off-shoulder looks and flattering ruching. Sumptious fabrics and eye-catching colors and prints only add to the va-va-voom factor. These dresses are perfect for any evening event and are quickly becoming a celebrity favorite, guaranteeing heads turning in your direction and looks of envy all night long! But don't just take my word for it! Click on the slideshow to see some of my favorite sexy and sophisticated cocktail dresses by David Meister!