Can you believe we are actually here? Summer! One of Canadas most cherished times! Along with summer we associate many things. Camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing, blah blah blah…lets get real here! We love these activities, but, we LOVE the main ingredient that makes all of these things amazing: THE SUN! In turn, we are proposing what makes us feel free as we reacquaint ourselves in form of style and hair.
It’s all about being comfortable with our natural beauty and feeling free. This is where our Spring Summer 17’ trends stem from. We will be proposing a series of fun and wearable looks within our collection this year. Referencing reliable sources but most of all the looks coming from our own creative ideas. Let’s will jump right into the fun!
Showing off that pink & lavender pastel!
As we all know the balayage/ombre looks are here to stay and are in full effect for who want a natural look. These looks are also created for people that like to be more daring and love fantasy colours. Our proposal this season is “natural meets fantasy”. We took variations of blending methods and incorporated them with silver-blonds and pastel colours. The incorporation of braids to create a bohemian look is very big this season as well. Deriving from people going to music festivals to people using braids for convenience at the gym. Keep reading to find out why pastel colours suite you more than you would think…
Look created by Pino. 50’s inspired pompadour
The wonderful thing about pastel colours is that they give your skin tone the immediate illusion of a tan. Just think about why people go lighter. The visual of a blonde with no gold tones in will suite almost every skin tone. Add a muted colour (pastel) to this and you are generally still a high lift blonde looking like you just got back from a quick 3 day getaway in the Bahamas.
Pink & Lavender Crossroads
Our first model (Emily) is what hair colourists consider a rare gem. This means that she has natural virgin hair and has never coloured it! Since we are working with such a great palette (Natural level 6-7) we had the opportunity to create pastel colours. The pastels formed from a silver shadow root and went into a pink and lavender. To achieve this we had to lighten Emily’s hair as light as we could past a pale yellow. As you can see in the pictures we created the shadow root first and then applied our pastel using a balayage technique. The pastel lavender was placed around the nape area so that when she braids her hair both pastel colours will intertwine with each other and create a boho meets fantasy look. There are endless ways of showing off these colours. Soft waves so the lavender can peek through, straight, so you can see the seamless blend of the shadow root.
Ever dream of rose gold hair? It’s been a while since we’ve posted any colour transformations lately. So I thought we should go for a big one! This picture below shows Magdalena and her dark mahogany violet hair. We wanted to go for a shadow root or balayage concept for easy maintenance. This technique would make it easy for colour touch-ups until the blend grows farther down and is needed to get painted up again.
Before the 4.5 hour process
It took us a while but we got it!!!
Magdalena has fair skin with warm tones so we decided to keep the colour quite warm still. Rose gold hair is perfect for her! I’ve always pictured her as a blonde, therefore, anything lighter than her natural (light ash brown) would suit her AND compliment her skin tone. We decided on a rose gold with a metallic reflexes so that the colour would shimmer in bright lights. In order to achieve something like this you need to take out almost all of the warmth and bring it to a light blonde. The lighter we lift, the more of the metallic reflex will be shown.
With an opportunity like this transformation I decided to use Olaplex formula to protects Magdalenas’s hair. Olaplex is known amongst the hair industry as the catalyst of healthy hair during a drastic colour change. In other words, your hair won’t be on the ground after you achieve your six level lightening jump. We add this product within our lightener to keep the hair bonds strong. It also comes with a treatment mask to rebuild the internal strengthening bonds of the hair. If you are interested in doing a change like this or any type of drastic change then call in and book a consultation with us so we can create a game plan!
We had to capture the emotional middle stage of this process
Toning Magda’s hair was just too much fun! I used Maraes colour from Karaal to get the shadow root and for the rose gold I used a combination of Maraes and Pravana. I prepared half of the Pastel Lavender and Pastel Coral.
Have you ever felt the need to escape sometimes? When we are in the same loop week to week and the previous week is a mirror vision of the upcoming 9-5 schedule that is waiting for you it might cross our minds to just escape society. This is where the heart of our style proposal stems from. Some people will leave on a trip or vacation, others might undertake an expedition into the wild or face their fears in order to reset the soul by doing something like sky diving or deep sea scuba diving. Any of these ideas involve a certain action plan that must be completed before a rest can happen. There are some ways to reset the soul that involve no plan of action and no itinerary. Our vision comes from teenagers that are seeking a new way of being and in turn creating the style proposal we have created.
With the help of photographer Vincenzo Cherubino we have created a 2015 autumn style collection which arises from an early 90’s grunge feel with a rebellious attitude. We worked along side fashion stylist Kassi Meslo to put the 90’s wardrobe together and she nailed it! The make-up was provided by the very talented Kelly Parker. These three friends take the train down memory lane and express themselves in their own individual way. This is our way of exposing the spirit of our collection. Enjoy!
This photo shows the rebelious attitude in the collection. From Ksenija’s un-done hair to her Betsy Johnson Stomp sparkle boots. She’s rocking vintage Escada jean shorts with shredded black tights and a BH Emporium crop top. Her leopard vest is from Lucynna Jaworski and she’s got Versace clip-on earrings.
Although the collection is rugged, we wanted to show the contrast in textures with Laura. Her beautiful curls under her pink lace Linda Lundstrom hoodie and virgin zip mini dress.
This scene screams 90’s! Our fashion stylist (Kassi Meslo) incorporated some props from the 90’s for some nostalgia. Brandon is wearing BMW original racing pants with a 90’s icon tee with a Moschino sparkle vest and Harry Rosen vintage tuxedo shoes.
Laura defenitly defines 90’s grunge with a bad ass demeanor. Laura has some of the best natural curls I have ever worked with. I went with more of an “I don’t care what my hair looks like” mood with the bandana. A touch of fuchsia in her curls just because these girls can get away with anything on the street. She is wearing a Pepe skirt with a 90’s icon tee.
Brandon is killing it on the skateboard! He’s wearing an original BMW Racer vest with an Evolve and Rebel tee. He is really the only guy I know that can get away with wearing those slick leggings too!
ALL OF THE CLOTHING USED IS 100% VINTAGE 90'S APPAREL!
With summer coming to an end, our trends are changing as fast as the leaves on the trees. Pastels are out in terms of day time shadow and are being replaced with orange hues; neon, apricot, mandarin, bronze and peach! In keeping with that color scheme, blush is the go to product this fall. Make sure you use a blush with enough warm peach and rose pigments to make it look like you just got back from a brisk run. Everyone will ask you how you manage to keep your glow looking so fresh. Since orange is going to be your base color for the lids, everything else this fall tends to be a bit more intense in order to add some definition to your face.
Lips this fall are going to counter your eyes which will bring the entire look together! Fashion magazine describes the new lipstick trend as ‘goth’ or ‘gothic’. The colors they suggest are; intense reds, burgundies, plums and blacks. Make sure to use a lip liner close in color to your lipstick shade. Follow with thick black lash extensions to create further definition moving into the eye area. To achieve a dramatic eye this fall encompass the eye with a thick, black liner and smudge along the water line to create a worn look. Using a gel liner for this look will bring added intensity allowing for your eyes to become the key feature of your ensemble.
Gotta Have The Hair
Now that we have the makeup taken care of, we will move right into hairstyles. If you’d like to avoid the fall wind that tends to ruin hair, you will be on the right track going with a low ponytail. Regardless of how you choose to complete the style, whether it is sleek or messy, as long as it is low you are golden. There are many options for your hair! The first being an intense red; this will pair nicely with a red lip and a dark eye. You can also opt for a warmer brown with a slight transition into blonde. If you are more of a short hair worshipper, the following styles are quick and easy to achieve.
Short Hair Styles
Short hair styles or “chic bobs” are excellent for the muggy year we‘re having. They are easy to maintain and are very low maintenance. You can always change up your long hair with messy French twists, loose waves or pin straight hair. Do you tend to be rushing around with the new school year starting? Place your usual bun with a knot which will allow you to achieve a look that is both messy and kept out of your face. The last hair fashion trend that we can see emerging this fall has to do with the initial way you do your hair; the part!!! Slick and deep side parts are all the rage for this season. Not only does it allow for a little artistic flare but it also allows for that ‘grown out’ look that is becoming ever so popular.
We’re Going Back!
Clothing fashion is turning back the clock…to the 70’s!! High waist pants, short skirts, headbands, medium wedges, faux fur, flounce hems, and carwash pleats are great! Pair these with some feminine, sparkly jewellery, a grey suit and chic black boots and you have a found a fall fashion that is perfect for you! Complete your entire look with a pair of leather gloves and everyone will think you are back in the 70s and “out of sight”.
Ready for Spring Summer Fashion Trends? In connection to my spring/summer trends 2015 I wanted to feature some fashion to go along with the hair. Now, I do know the basics and the “do nots” about fashion but when it comes to fashion trends I have to guide people to a friend of mine. Kassi Meslo knows the ins and outs along with whats hot for this spring/summer. She has been in the fashion industry for many years and only brings in the best for each season to her boutique. Kassi shares the run down for the people!
The spring summer 2015 runway shows proved that fantasy in a garden full of florals and lace have truly come to life. The look is serene, clean and feminine mean. Chanels show case was something of a modern day Alice In Wonderland meets fairy princess at Dolce and Gabbana. Crocheted caps attached with peakaboo viels and baubles galore.
Spring Summer fashion trends by John Gallianos
John Gallianos first show since 2011 for Maison Martin Margiela turned out black and white, kahki tones and detailed black ensembles. If you are in doubt what pieces to add to this seasons wardrobe look no further than the following: Glamorous jumpers, leg slit long dresses, shirtdresses, anything yellow from amber, canary, saffron to marigold. Gingham, black and white, culotte pants, blue and white combos, kimono type trench coats (as seen above). Pops of lavender, head to toe white (as seen for Roberto Cavalli and Balenciaga) , skin toned fabrics and detailing, obi belts (great for whittling the waist). The spring summer fashion trends also include flats, slides and sneakers paired with dresses are also essentials. One shoulder cuts, roomy denim, and if your daring the fancy apron. This is just to sum up the essentials. Now what are you waiting for? Get shopping!