We’re always excited to see a new beauty collaboration in the works, so the news of Matthew Williamson’s upcoming makeup set for Benefit went down very well at Trendstop HQ. Marking not only his first beauty collection but also his 15th anniversary as a designer, Williamson has crafted a limited-edition kit called ‘The Rich is Back,’ inspired by the glamour of the ‘70s. Containing four eyeshadows (which include ‘Get Down Brown’ and ‘Disco Dust’), ‘Gimme Fever’ Cheek Powder and ‘Inferno’ Lip Gloss, the kit has everything you need to make a retro luxe statement this summer. Perfect for post-poolside cocktail parties!
“This high-octane makeup kit encapsulates some of my favorite iconic prints and the fun-loving, light-hearted spirit of the Benefit girl,” said the designer.
The Matthew Williamson x Benefit ‘The Rich is Back’ makeup kit will be exclusively available in Benefit Boutiques and Debenhams stores on June 15, retailing at £26.50 – and at Sephora stores in the US for $34.
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It’s here! After months of impatient waiting from last year’s announcement that British designer J.W. Anderson was to design a new collection for Versace’s diffusion label Versus, the new range has finally been unveiled in full, and has been lauded as a “whole new era for Versus” following its relaunch in 2009. Staying faithful to the brand’s luxe statement aesthetic, graphic prints are bold, on show in monochrome geo mishmashes and hot pink leopard print. The iconic Versace lion surfaces on studded mini dresses and printed tops and pants, while styles take on a masc-femme fluidity as a result of Anderson’s concept of “sharpness to the bridging of male and female.” Silhouettes are typically slim and fitted, expressing the kind of youthful confidence befitting the Versus demographic. Elsewhere, tough biker jackets feature ornate gold hardware, while oversized safety pins are key across jackets and skirts. Bright color pops surface in all-over cobalt, canary and scarlet hues, which enliven soft fur outerwear with a vibrant finish.
Images: Versace / Shutterstock
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Tagged Designer collaboration, fashion, fashion news, j.w. anderson, style, trendstop, Trendstop.com, versace, versace versus, versus
Following the success of her inaugural line, pop star Rihanna has revealed a second collaboration collection for high street label River Island, created alongside co-designer Adam Selman. Perfect for making the transition from park to pool to beach party, the summer collection contains a new range of swimwear, as well as crop tops, knotted tees and playful floral and tie-dye jumpsuits. We also love the chunky cut-out boots and bejeweled snapback cap.
“I made a piece for everybody in my crew – we all have different body types and different tastes, and some are braver than others,” said Rihanna. “I think like that because that’s how women in the world are. We’re all different, we like different things, we have different occasions and different moods.”
The Rihanna x River Island summer collection will be landing in stores and online on May 25.
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Tagged adam selman, Designer collaboration, fashion news, retail, retail collaboration, rihanna, rihanna x river island, River Island, river island summer 2013, shopping, trendstop, Trendstop.com
From Yayoi Kusama’s designs for Louis Vuitton to Damien Hirst’s patterned Levi’s jeans and the fetishist exhibition by David Lynch and Christian Louboutin, art and fashion always make for an intriguing mix.
One instance that’s caught our eye recently is Ubicouture, an online Tumblr project by 19-year-old Greek artist Christos Mouchas that places images of catwalk models onto famous works of art. The results are often surprising, as Mouchas takes two distinct aesthetics and somehow makes them work across time, style and medium. Masked Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal models sashay across a Sterling Ruby gallery space, while a Pablo Picasso-inspired look at Jil Sander looks right at home in an authentic painting by the artist. A Space Age ensemble by Balenciaga works well against a collection of prisms by Mitch Payne, as a kooky Comme des Garçons look is highlighted by a mixed media jumble piece by Enrique Radigales. Creative? Yes. Inspiring? Definitely.
Posted in Designers, Media
Tagged Art, Balenciaga, catwalk, Christos Mouchas, Comme des Garcons, concept, enrique radigales, fashion, fashion news, Jil Sander, Maison Martin Margiela, mitch payne, pablo picasso, runway, sterling ruby, trendstop, Trendstop.com, tumblr, ubicouture
As part of their signature Blank Canvas line, British heritage brand Fred Perry has revealed a new collaboration range with fellow UK designer Christopher Raeburn for Spring/Summer 2013. The three-piece shirt collection incorporates different variations of camouflage print – the ‘90s-inspired American Issue Desert, the wintery ‘snowy pines’ Schneetarn East German and the retro ‘60s/’70s graphic German Raindrop. Each shirt features military orange and green tipping on the collar, in addition to an original surplus fabric woven patch pocket (complete with Fred Perry x Christopher Raeburn embroidery).
“Our collaboration was motivated by my respect for Fred Perry’s incredible history,” said Raeburn. “I wanted to bring a little of the Raeburn world to Fred Perry, referencing our signature military and functional influences – for instance, each polo comes with camouflage original pocket detail and a parachute bag for storage.”
The Christopher Raeburn for Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2013 range is available to buy now in Laurel Wreath collection shops and online.
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Tagged british design, Christopher Raeburn, Designer collaboration, fashion news, Fred Perry, fred perry blank canvas, fred perry ss13, mens fashion, menswear, menswear monday, trendstop, Trendstop.com
It’s that time of year again: the new Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess collection has arrived, officially heralding the start of summer! Spearheaded by the signature Bronze Goddess fragrance, a new limited-edition range is released every year, designed to create sun-kissed beauty looks that ooze with summery optimism. 2013’s edition is inspired by the Caribbean, as realized in bold pops of color set off by golden skin. The Pure Color Eye Shadow Palette offers five different shades in a mix of pale and brights, while lips will relish the juicy high-shine lipgloss and long-lasting lipstick. A liquid bronzer and illuminating powder warm skin with a golden holiday glow, as the scarlet Hot Spell Nail Lacquer makes a sizzling statement by the pool or beach.
The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess is out now in stores, available for a limited time only.
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Tagged beauty, beauty news, bronze goddess 2013, bronzer, estee lauder, estee lauder bronze goddess, Fragrance, lipgloss, lipstick, nail lacquer, trendstop, Trendstop.com
With the optimism of late spring in the air, no doubt many of you have now shunned your heavy winter darks for a bouquet of fresh floral pieces. Of course, with florals being a quintessential Spring/Summer print year after year, sometimes it can be tricky to keep the trend feeling new – but fear not! Trendstop is at hand to provide you with some fragrant flower power inspiration.
Always reliable for creating pretty, feminine confections, Cynthia Rowley’s abstract blooms feel fresh and breezy on a crisp white ground – and the peplum adds an extra on-trend feature. Finish with some chunky gold bangles and you’re ready to hit the garden party.
Richard Chai opts for a mix-print finish with a floral vest layered over a button-up shirt. Black bead embellishment speaks of an Oriental luxe, and a pop of blue on the lips adds a modern edge.
Complemented by a shower of rose petals on the catwalk, Claire Pettibone details a delicate gown with an array of white blooms and accessorizes with a headpiece of colorful flowers, making for a look of the woodland nymph.
Lastly, Argentinean label Desiderata realizes a simple yet elegant take on springtime florals. A neutral top is set off by a single oversized blue flower fixed to the side of the head, with loops of fine metallic chains pulling the sophisticated look together.
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Tagged catwalk, fashion, Floral, floral trends, flowers, runway, shutterstock, SS13, style, trendstop, Trendstop.com
With only a few weeks to go until we officially leave spring and head into full, glorious summertime, if you’re still looking for inspiration to stock up your seasonal wardrobe look no further than Urban Outfitter’s new Summer 2013 catalog. Shot by Rene Vaile in South Africa’s sun-drenched Cape Town, models pose on the beach, by the pool and even tank-side at the aquarium in a range of appealing summery styles. Grungy tie-dye continues to dominate on tops and dresses, while camou adds an urban edge to jackets and fresh florals make a statement on black ground two-pieces. Denim cut-offs appear in a variety of washes, while bikinis are mismatched for a fun, carefree look. Key accessories range from bold banana graphic bags to metallic ear cuffs and tribal print caps – top off with plaited hair for a cool ‘90s-inspired finish that’s right on trend for Spring/Summer 2013.
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Tagged cape town, fashion, fashion news, lookbook, rene vaile, retail, shopping, style, trendstop, Trendstop.com, uo, uo lookbook, urban outfitters, urban outfitters summer 2013
Though fashion icons like Coco Chanel were famous for extolling the virtues of “Less is more,”, sometimes there’s nothing more fun than just going all-out OTT with your accessories – a sentiment echoed in the new ‘Beauty & the Bling’ editorial for V Magazine’s summer issue. Photographed by Richard Burbridge, shots take inspiration from the statement looks found in Tokyo’s Harajuku area. Models Yumi Lambert, Xiao Wen and Sung Hee Kim appear dripping in layers of sparkling jewelry pieces, from rings by Dior to a unicorn tiara by Meadham Kirchhoff, which are set off by bold makeup looks by Chanel and MAC – as well as a sprinkling of stuck-on gems around the ear and face. To complete the fun, cartoony effect, apparel is suitably eye-grabbing, from monster pink fur coats to sporty tops in vivid primary tones. Our favorite piece? It just has to be that surreal body part cap, on show in tomato red.
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Tagged accessories, beauty and the bling, fashion editorial, fashion news, jewelry, Richard Burbridge, Robbie Spencer, Sung Hee Kim, trendstop, Trendstop.com, v magazine, v magazine summer 2013, Xiao Wen, Yumi Lambert
This week’s Beauty Spot is all about sourcing a fresh nail look for Spring/Summer 2013 – and as this season is all about texture, Nails Inc’s new Denim Effect shade is just the ticket to staying bang on trend. Its matte indigo color applies glossy and dries down to a classic denim effect finish – perfect for a fresh summer look. For those wanting to make a statement, the Denim & Studs collection also comes with mini gold and silver stud stars to personalize your polish with, applied using the nail glue and cuticle stick (included). Pair with your favorite pair of jeans for maximum impact!
Nails Inc Denim & Studs launches in June, retailing at £19 ($30).