AS David Jones sent the latest designer looks for spring and summer down the catwalk last night, Sydney’s A-list have revealed what will be hot in their closet once the weather warms up.
Top Aussie models Bridget Malcolm, Shanina Shaik, Jessica Gomes and Jesinta Franklin led a catwalk parade featuring a flurry of ’80s silhouettes, bright tropical prints, Victoriana inspired-lace, high necklines, soft pinks and bold reds.
And while the trends were all warmly received, some of Sydney’s most famous faces talked about the new styles they were keen to champion — although some admitted they might not embrace all the key looks of the new season.
Today host Sylvia Jeffreys said she would not dare don some of the sky-high heels she saw walking the runway — and usually ditches the heels in summer.
“As a faithful ugg boot wearer, I’m embracing the return of the flats,” Jeffreys told The Daily Telegraph. “I’m tall. I have 11.5-size feet so I love a flat.”
Shoe designer Terry Biviano hopes to experiment with more colour this summer and has her eye on some of the one-piece swimsuits paraded last night.
Jesinta Franklin and Jessica Gomes walk the DJs rehearsal runway
Jesinta and Jess walk the DJs runway
“I’m definitely done with black but it’s always in fashion, which is hard,” she said.
“I like a bikini but one-pieces are in. I should be wearing a one-piece after having children, I’m glad they’re having a moment.”
Actor Teresa Palmer is also hoping to branch out into some of the bold fruity patterns she saw last night.
“My go-to is black or white so this summer I’m going to put in some colour, some peaches and lemon,” she said. “I need to be more comfortable in colour.”
While the men on the catwalk showcased bold tropical prints and bright colours, Bachelor Matty J said he’s prefers to stick with what he knows.
“I’m very traditional and even in terms of colour schemes,” he said. “I’m going to wear blacks, white greys and that’s it.”
Former Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes said a recent European summer holiday had made him rethink wearing budgie smugglers.
“I definitely won’t be rocking speedos in summer,” he said. “I wear short boardies, something comfortable.”
The parade which showcased 230 looks from 40 brands was the last to be held in the iconic On Seven room on level seven of the brand’s flagship Elizabeth St store, before the store undergoes a $200 million refurbishment.
More than 330 A-list fashion and celebrity guests attended the launch.
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The Raddest Spring Haircuts Coming Out Of L.A. Right Now Refinery29 To the untrained eye, Los Angeles’ top spring hair trends may seem to, well, be the exact same as they were last year. We get it. The reality is that our coolest locals will never stop loving a choppy bob, big bouncy curls, or long, wind-blow waves …
Celebrity hairstylist, Tym Wallace, has been in the beauty and style industry for more than 10 years. He has worked with many notable celebrity clients such as Kelly Rowland, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and most recently, Zendaya Coleman, to name a few.
These celebrities and many other clients have been proud to have their hair #TossedbyTym Wallace took a moment to speak with EBONY.com. In the below interview, Tym provides us with tips and trends on how to refresh our hair and celebrate Spring.
EBONY.com: What hair trends are going to be hot this Spring?
Tym Wallace: This spring is all about texture. All texture. Straight from the runway to the “everyday,” enhancing natural curls or wave patterns is the “it” this Spring.
EBONY.com: Are there any chic looks that women should try this season?
Tym Wallace: I’m a huge fan of the bob haircut. It’s such a classic cut. It will never go out of style. Diahann Carroll’s classic Bob was my inspiration for Taraji’s hair for this year’s Oscars. It’s timeless. For this season, I recommend women cropping the bob to the jawline or a little longer with a soft wispy fringe bang.
EBONY.com: What products do you recommend for a great seasonal transition from Winter to Spring?
Tym Wallace: For dry scalps that may stick around in the Spring, I recommend Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Shampoo and Conditioner ($4.99), which helps relieve any itchiness and flakes while keeping [your] hair moisturized. Also hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking more water keeps the body and hair hydrated.
EBONY.com: What are some of your favorite hair care products and why?
Tym Wallace: I really like Dove’s Absolute Curls Supreme Crème Serum ($5.99) because of its creamy, lightweight formula that’s perfect to use on dry and frizzy curls. It’ll leave curls soft and shiny, while keeping them defined.
EBONY.com: Are there any other tips that you can provide for Spring hair care?
Tym Wallace: Seek professionals to give you expertise on hair care and hair styling. Today, society is heavily influenced by social media and that stylist expertise has become overlooked and voided. DIY YouTubers have become the experts and in most cases, are only experts for themselves. Stylists, on the other hand, have been professionally-trained and have worked extremely hard to develop these skills.
It’s almost time to start packing away those chunky sweaters to bust out some sunny spring trends! Who better to help revamp your transitional wardrobe than renowned celebrity stylist Erin Walsh.
Cold shoulder, shimmer, ruffles: Pull off these fashion trends like a celeb
Cold shoulder, shimmer, ruffles: Pull off these fashion trends like a celeb
Walsh is the woman behind some of the best red carpet looks on the likes of Kerry Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Gyllenhaal. She stopped by TODAY Friday to help us infuse some celebrity swagger into our own closets with the top trends of spring.
1. White hot
The first look Walsh put together is all about the color white. The monochromatic look is a much better way to make a statement than the standard little black dress, but just as easy to wear and match.
The runways featured a ton of different textures mixed together, and Walsh found a fun way to incorporate two of the hottest trends at once: sequins and embroidery. The best way to wear the bold look is to find a casual silhouette, like a T-shirt dress, to easily transition from day to night.
A fresh way to incorporate ruffles into your wardrobe is to look for a deconstructed style that doesn’t seem too frilly. Pair something like this wrap skirt from New York & Company (whom Walsh previously worked for) with some sporty elements for a fashion-forward look.
“A lot of the trends we saw in the spring ’17 runway shows play off the classic balance hard and soft, an intersection of utility and ease,” Larkin Brown, Pinterest’s user researcher and in-house stylist, said in a statement. That translated to seemingly incongruent trends being paired together, like sleeve slits and ruffles with corset belts and trench coats. (Fittingly, Kendall Jenner has basically worn all of these at Paris Fashion Week.) Shoe trends, meanwhile, haven’t changed that much since last season, according to Brown: Backless loafers, mules, and block heels are still going strong — which she described as “the perfect complement to the flounce of spring looks.”
The best part of a new season is the inspiration to shake things up, and that’s especially true when it comes to our beauty routines. If you feel like you’ve been in a rut with your hairstyle, spring is a great excuse to go for a new look.
TODAY Style turned to the pros to find out which trends we’ll be rushing to the salon to try in the coming months. We even included some celebrity inspiration photos to show your stylist so that you can achieve the perfect cut and color. Happy experimenting!
1. Go lighter … but not just with color
“I think hair should feel a bit lighter (in spring) … I like to use a razor on dry hair only around the face so the haircut looks grown in, and also I like to cut a nice clean line on the perimeter of the hair so it will have some shape and adjust the line depending on height and weight of individual,” says celebrity hairstylist Neil Grupp.
CJ Dougherty, master hair designer of Gordon Salon in Chicago, suggests a mid-length cut with seamless layers “for a light, fun and flirty spring look.
“The layers are cut dry with a point-cutting technique, making the cut tailored to your hair type and face shape. I’d recommend wearing this cut with some type of texture like curls, body waves, beach waves, etc. The texture is what gives the hair movement and a fuller silhouette,” she says.
Looking our best doesn’t need to involve a long and complicated styling session each morning. In fact, some of the sexiest looks require little to no effort at all.
“They’re very easy and natural,” says celebrity hairstylist David Babaii. “They could include bangs, as with Kate Hudson.” This type of style is especially useful if you are trying to grow out one style and return to a more natural style.
4. See if the “slicing” technique is right for you
“The beauty of the modern shag is that every one is different, fresh and personal,” says Shannon King, owner of Hair & Co. BKLYN and creative design lead for Keune Haircosmetics North America. “The new shag is for all hair types and textures, which makes it new and individualistic.”
King recommends asking your stylist to use a texturizing technique called “slicing” to create the shag’s signature movement. In short, it keeps shears slightly open and only uses the intersection of blades to cut. This helps remove bulk and add movement.
5. Test a one-length haircut
In 2016, lived-in hair was all the rage. Curling iron-created waves were tousled with texturizing spray to create a bedhead look. But this year will take us in the opposite direction.
“The new trends lean more toward pin-straight locks as well as tighter, messier curls. The best haircut for this style would be a one-length haircut. Too many layers will make this look harder to achieve,” says Kelsey Triebes, stylist from George the Salon in Chicago.
Alexa Chung made it cool. Everyone else gave it staying power.
“The versatility of wearing these bangs parted in the center or swept off to the side for a messy, sexy look also eliminates trips to the hairdresser every two weeks for a bang trim. This free and easy style allows you to let the bangs gradually grow in, while still having eyesight,” says Tina Malhotra, a stylist at L’Appartement Hair Boudoirin New York City.
This fringe style complements women with naturally larger foreheads and makes hair look fuller in the front.
When it comes to short hair, expect to see choppier and more unfinished styles.
“Hair a bit longer than shoulder length will be popular,” says Cristophe Schatteman of Cristophe Salon. “Spring hair will have a funkier feel to it, like how Katy Perry arrived at the Grammys with a very deconstructed look.”
8. Go natural
Natural curls and waves are coming back in a big way. People are moving away from styled hair and are working with the natural texture they were born with.
“Alicia Keys has been rocking her natural hair, which creates a relaxed, confident and cool look,” says Schatteman.
Massimo Cossu, the top stylist at Rossano Ferretti’s LA salon,believes that a short, shoulder-grazing cut will be the must-have hairstyle for spring. The universally flattering style was seen most recently on Kendall Jenner at New York Fashion Week, but Cossu cites Nina Dobrev’s new ‘do as the perfect example.
“Many of these girls went from long, ‘cheerleader-style’ locks to mid-length/shoulder-length cuts that completely change their look for the better,” Cossu says.