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Thursday, 12 September 2013

AUTUMN..........MYSTERY, PUNK, GRUNGE.....

It's beginning to feel Autumnal and I'm looking forward to mellow mists, darkness and mystery.

On the beauty counters, new makeup reflects the mood. Autumn makeup is mysterious .... 

Mystic Metallics at Dior

Collection Superstition at Chanel  

YSL Autumn Look includes dark Prunes for lips and nails.

On the fashion front, PUNK has a dark, sophisticated edge and GRUNGE has acquired a glamour (it inspired the Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter collection and the September edition of Vogue Paris).   

Black leather, gold studs and chains, biker boots, tartan, denim, khaki, classic jumpers (often over-sized) now mix with romantic lace dresses and skirts, slip dresses and camisoles that look like lingerie (as at Louis Vuitton).  There's a lot of Black and white Houndstooth pattern about (very Dior) and Leopard print (most chic, I think, as an accessory).  Other trends are boyish (street style or preppy) and for the less rebellious, there's a ladylike, 1950's style (like a Hitchcock leading lady).

I've begun to get in the mood with a few small things...

Dark Prune Nails - La Laque Couture by Yves Saint Laurent in Sepia 7E (40)





A dark Tartan scarf from H & M, in a fine polyester material




and this little chain handle box bag with leopard detail flap from Topshop