Although we mostly focus on the clothing side of things here I thought we could discuss beauty and make up. I happen to be a bit of a makeup junkie, a new lipgloss or eyeshadow has been known to put me in a great mood. MAC, Chanel, Dior all proliferate my dressing table.
Recently in W magazine I saw a fantastic photoshoot with amazing clothing, but what struck me was the gorgeous makeup. Shimmering white and flawless eyeshadow, my first thought was how great it would look with all the new fall clothes. The eyeshadow was from Dior and part of the 1-Colour Ultra-Smoothing High Impact Eyeshadow collection in Crystal White. I also made a recent field trip to the Chanel counter and found myself becoming obsessed with the color purple. Chanel's Ombre Contraste Duo in Misty/Soft with Inimitable Intense mascara in Rouge Noir made the perfect fall smoky eye. Not too dark and just different enough from what we have become used to seeing around, I didn't know what had hit me. As an added bonus the mascara makes your eyelashes look twice as long and make your eyes pop beyond belief. So have fun trying new colors and shades to coincide with the changing of the leaves.
Every now and again I come across an item of clothing that makes me stop and stare. This happens far more often than I am willing to admit but when it does it is always magical. The recent item I am lusting after is a pair of heels from Isabel Marant. Black, suede, pointy toe, mid heel....perfectly porportioned magic! I'm thinking for the fall they may be the perfect accessory.
After years of watching rather skeletal girls walk down the runway and dominate print ads we are finally seeing a revival of the hourglass. Models and actresses are finally embracing their curves. Crystal Renn and Christina Hendricks are being lauded by the media for showing a healthy beautiful figure. Louis Vouitton's recent ads show three models in deliciously fifties dresses hugging their curves. This embrace of a fuller figure has coincided with the recent obsession of Mad Men and the fifties/sixties. A time of wonderful decadence and escapism we are seeing a resurgence of this mentality in the latest fashion trends for the fall. Cinched waists, sweet ruffles, and a focus on the bust show both our fascination with our past and women's reclamation of their bodies. Prada and Louis Vouitton's latest shows could potentially be labeled "What Women Want", and indeed I know the new silhouette is one I want to stay with us for more than one season.
Culture Couture is the fashion club at Bucknell. We exist to provide a creative outlet for students to express themselves through fashion and promote dialogue about trends from international runways all the way to campus. All members of Culture Couture are encouraged to post ideas and images that inspire them!