My general thoughts on lipstick is that in spring and summer I wear softer, fresh and natural looking makeup and in fall and winter go more dramatic with makeup. Usually when fall rolls around I wear dark red or plum lipstick. This fall though, there is a definite throwback to the lady like sixties. Think about the Dennis Basso collection at New York Fashion Week this year and that sums up the vibe of fall. And when you're thinking sixties you're thinking pink. What's in now in lipstick is all things pink from ice pink to warm rose. Here are some examples:
Jean Oliveira Baptista the creative director for Lacoste hits a home run with this collection for Lacoste that infuses the brand's preppy identity with a power shot of modern prints and a really cool effortlessly chic sensibility.
Let's give major props to Sarah Burton, the creative director at Alexander McQueen. She is seriously kicking ass. Although at this point everyone knows she's awesome (She designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress, and she won the Designer of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards). We are in love with her latest menswear collection. Her inspirations were Marc Bolan, Lucian Freud, Picasso, William Powell, and to the German conductor Herbert von Karajan. Think aristocratic artists of the 1940's. "Male vanity," said Sarah Burton. The designer mentioned Dorian Gray and Visconti's Death in Venice as reference points. The mood of a decadent old Europe was captured as well.But Burton was keen to point out that such historical references hardly did the collection full justice. "We wanted to make this collection more graphic," she said. "More real." To that end, there was a new, more relaxed feel in the tailoring. We thought was elegant and confident.
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