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LFW: Beauty Trend Report

Posted in Beauty   |  By Jones + Jones

As LFW comes to an end we take a look at which designers SLAYED the beauty game at this years event. Here are some beauty trends that have been shaking up fashion week …

  •  Sleek and Shiny Pins!

We think Julien Macdonald may have started a revolution ladies! It wont be long now before we cant go on a night out without sunglasses to shield our eyes from the crazy glow. Juien’s show saw a host of sexy sirens strutting down the catwalk and honestly…we’ve never seen so many good legs all at once! Mac’s strobe cream is perfect for highlighting the shin bone, mix with a gold loose pigment for the bronziest shine around.

  •  Middle Partings Are In (Were They Ever Even Out?)

The Spring/Summer’17 shows have seen a very clear theme with almost every designer opting for a middle part on their models. However this year we see much more emphasize on a flatter part, definitely less volume for the majority or loose hair looks, with baby hair making a very apparent come back with wispy areas being used to show of models face shapes. You only have to check out brands such as Peter Pilotto to confirm this. For updo’s the middle parting same a more slick and powerful comeback, with hair stuck down tight and wrapped back into a low bun for a harsh and stand out look. Seen in the likes of the fabulous Versus Versace show where lines were bridged between biker and goth cultures.

  •  The Shinge is Here To Stay.

Forget the Gringe, the Shinge is here now, with models from almost every show from Henry Hollands presentation of his ‘House Of Holland’ collection to Topshop’s Unique show. A Shinge or Baby Bangs if you didn’t know is a short full fringe, purposely cut to the centre of the forehead and chopped rather messily to give an effortless and laid back feel that nods to the 90’s. Baby Bangs aren’t for everyone and often are used to create a high fashion look for a show, however some people can really work baby bangs so if you’re feeling daring pop down to your local hair dresser and ask their opinion.

  •  Hangover Make Up Look

Call us crazy, but looking like you’ve just woken up from a night out is the new in thing! Honestly, every designer from Christopher Kane to Erdem we’re churning out models with a gloriously bare skinned glow and eyes surrounded by the lightest of brown and black smudging giving the effect of morning eyes that actually seemed to work. It’s such a simple trick when your running late, apply a thin base of tinted moisturizer or Mac face and body; then apply shadow to a brush and rub of onto a tissue, use the remaining shadow on the brush to roughly apply this around the eyes for a mysterious sexy look.

  •  Crop is on Top.

Cropped hair styles are definitely making a big come back, with a selection of models in shows such as Versace through to Pa5h featuring models with shaven heads, now is the time to embrace the face and let your features do all the talking. If shaving your hair isn’t something you want to jump straight into, how about trying a pixie crop which was also a massive trend at fashion week with some designers opting for pixie crops with a slicked side parting that made us crush over the amazing flapper style look.

 

 

 

Blogger Of The Week : I Wear My Wages

Posted in In the Press Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Our Blogger of this week is I Wear My Wages

Jill Gourlay adds a spin on our Madison dress once again wowing with a shocking red lip and her signature black sunglasses. Our Madison dress is the perfect transitional dress that looks fabulous all year round, coming in this black colour with a rich satin skirt, frilled straps and a scalloped corset front design. The Madison can be so simply dressed up; or down, as Jill shows us here. Simply adding some basic accesories can really pull an outfit together. Jill wears her hair down but Madison will also look great with a messy updo or slicked back 1920's bun.

 

 

Our Favourite NYFW Shows

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Our Favourite Collections of NYFW

 

Rodarte

Rodarte presented what was by far our favourite show of NYFW. With a theme of bee’s models glided down runways, floating in Rodarte gowns that resembled imps or some kind of romantic princess’. Rodarte was filled with elegant frills and polka dots, not to mention the array of thin tulles that tumbled to the ground. Rodarte have a way with making everything look effortless, each garment is so technically sewn but sits as if it just sits on the body. With subtle embellishments and hints of leather that acted as a hard exo-skeleton to the otherwise soft collection; seamlessly merging ideas of a tranquil garden with a built up city.

 

CHECK OUT THE COLLECTION HERE

Proenza Schouler

 

The one thing we will always appreciate about Proenza is there undeniable ability to mix and match almost anything. From stunning clashing prints consisting of everything from zig zags to animal prints. They also have a profound ability to mix textiles. Layering PU’s, sequins and knits side by side to create a 3 dimensional look that remains wearable and fresh. We love the use of tiering throughout the collection as a midi dress comes to life with each layer dropping down below the next. The collection also hinted towards the key sport luxe trend with oversized T’s being tied around the waists of high fashion coats for a juxtaposition that was conveyed with a much less obvious/cliché ‘sport luxe’ vibe but rather a subtle nod towards street inspiration. Hems and waistlines were identified with extreme feather detail that kept a consistency woven through the collection.

 

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.

 

DKNY

The DKNY show cemented the brands ability to effortlessly combine beautiful tailoring with urban sportswear for a unique and eye catching collection. Teaming over sized deep plunging blazers with hoods to emulate the classic hoodie style whilst creating them oversized for a real street vibe. The one thing that really stood out about DKNY’s collection for us were the clean lines and sharp structured garments, especially in the first half of the show. Every garment had a definite form and gave a powerful aesthetic to the collection alongside the sparkly deep berry lips by MUA. The sharp, clean lines looked fantastic in contrast with the raw hems seen later in the collection cleverly combining both the trend for refined fashion with the post apocalyptic trend we see appearing throughout NYFW, one example being the Yeezy season 4 show. Despite the collection being more on the androgynous side, we couldn’t help notice that the collection and models infact exuded a sexy feel that felt empowering and intense.

 

YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE

 

Coach

Coach hit NYFW head on with the trendiest mash up of western cowboy and biker chic. With a set looked like a derelict western town and a collection of jackets that would induce any coat lover to tears of happiness. With everything from rugged leather jackets embellished and adorned with patchwork and studs to varsity jackets that would make even a cheerleader look cool. Coach’s show saw jackets thrown over delicate dresses, primarily in light organza’s with a clear them of transparency, with skin peeping through every garment with subtle watercolour patterns dressing the skin. Coach made rebellion in fashion again, channeling Vivienne Westwood styles and nodded to the Elvis with his face splashed on graphic tees.

 

SEE THE WHOLE SHOW HERE.

5 Instagram Accounts You NEED To Follow

Posted in Fashion   |  By Jones + Jones

As a nation of Insta-holics were constantly on the hunt for Instagrams that make us go WOW, inspire us and influence our fashion choices. We have scouted through Instagram to create a list of 5 Instagrammers that we think are the most inspirational, aesthetically pleasing but most importantly fashion forward pages out there. We hope this can help all our JJ Dolls find fresh Instagrams that can inject a bit of life into their news feed.

 

@SincerelyJules:

Sincerely Jules has been on the scene for a while now but what we love most about her is her authenticity. With her casual yet classy outfits she is one of the only bloggers out their who reflects what she wears in day to day life. Not always skyscraper heels and dresses, she loves shorts and shirts and always stumbles across the perfect high end accessories to create something unique and wearable. She is an expert in mixing her outfit posts with inspirational images so her Instagram looks like the most aesthetically pleasing scrapbook known to man! Plus her whole feed seems to compliment each other with rusty colours and old town buildings.

 

@SymmetreyBreakfast:

It’s not all about the clothes here at jones and jones, we also love our grub (who doesn’t) and breakfast symmetry has got us down right mesmerized. If you are looking for some encouragement in the dieting department, my God this page is for you. The idea is just two bowls/plates of breakfast that are identical in look, sounds simple but the fantastic recipes and colours this page throws at you will have you wanting to try these stunning dishes at home, and with a hefty 600k followers, these guys are giving the bloggers a run for their money!

 

@TheHautePursuit:

One for the minimilists who appreciate a clean look and simple yet striking garments. This page is beautiful, with a mainly monochrome theme The Haute Pursuit definitely brings a fresh vibe to your newsfeed. It truly is interesting to see how a simple colour palette can be used in so many ways to create so many fantastic outfits. The photography is also gorgeous and this is greatly appreciated amid the pixelated photos you may see down your feed the photography is truly striking and the carefully placed lifestyle shots are great for a little breather from mirror pics and selfies.

 

@Muradosmann :

Racking up a staggering 4.4 million followers on instagram, Murad must be doing something right. For any travelaholics out their, or those of you who love a taste of wanderlust this page is the ONLY page you need to follow. The entire Instagram is a montage and sequence of images where by Murad photographs his wife walking infront of him in magnificent places around the world. And boy he’s been everywhere, whether your looking to hit the magical land of Bali, or trek through the Dubai deserts there’s a picture for you. Honestly we could stare at his page all day long!

 

@HelloFashionBlog

Hello Fashion Blog is a fantastic blend of fashion, lifestyle and adorable cuteness. Run by Christine who loves to document her outfits whilst giving us an insight into her family life. She is a great Instagrammer to follow for women looking for casual chic fashion that is still high fashion. Her holiday pictures are also something to lust over whether it's Santorini or Dubai there's enough there to keep you drooling (and constantly checking Expedia) all day. The final thing we love about Hello Fashion Blog is that in a advertising saturated Instagram Christine blogs about what she really loves, no nasty cheap dresses, no staged ad posts just raw authentic character.

Blogger Of The Week : I Wear My Wages

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Jill Gourlay from ‘I Wear My Wages’  is back again as our blogger of the week, this time she sports our red Audrey dress. Jill has a fantastic talent for accessorising she pairs our dress with a thick black belt with gold hardware; for shoes she opts for a quirky caged heel and she can’t forget her iconic black shades. Jill shows that the Audrey is superbly versatile it is perfect for evening events and a great dress for summer time lunching.  Jill always seems to add a little edge to her dresses proving they aren’t just for the girly girls but also the sophisticated fashionista’s. You can shop Audrey HERE.

 

 'Their latest collection is one to keep an eye on - You will be sure to find something amazing for any occasion you have up your sleeve.' 

 

If  you want to check out more of Jill’s wardrobe hit her up on Insta