ELLE didn’t just get the scoop on Drake’s fireworks with RiRi. The women’s pop glossy also dished on beauty and hair trends that’ll be all the rave in spring 2012. Are you ready? With 45 flicks from the runways of the world’s Fashion Weeks, ELLE magazine served up the hottest (and daring) looks you need to try now. (Hint: Things are going retro!) Grab a mirror, and flip through to see if you’re spring look will scream “60’s-inspired pin-up” or “classic red-lipped lady.” Here’s a few of the looks we love…
Trend: Red Lipstick | Christian Dior’s orange-red pucker (shown here) is a spring standby. But, as designers Donna Karan and Anthony Vaccarello demonstrated, brownish and purplish reds are fair game too.
Trend: Bangs | Faux blunt-bangs stole the spotlight at Hermès (shown here) and John Galliano; at Miu Miu, models’ own strands were molded and pinned over the forehead for a similar appearance.
Trend: Artsy Appliques | From Fendi’s gold leaf (shown here) and Givenchy’s sequins to Chanel’s pearls and Viktor & Rolf’s paper, all sorts of materials were adhered to the face for spring. Manish Arora, Mugler, and Gareth Pugh round out the creative bunch; plastic, glitter, and Minx nails served as their mediums. (Our suggestion? Just try it with lips!)
Creamy midnight-blue enhanced traditional black liner at Rodarte (shown here), Emanuel Ungaro, and Just Cavalli.
Trend: Retro Hairdos
The ’40s and ’50s were reference points for glamorous rolls and pinned-back waves; these styles were seen at Jean Paul Gaultier (pictured here), Prada, Sonia Rykiel, and Zac Posen.