Red Carpet Ready

  At what point can we really show off our style, if not during the summer season? Whether it’s for a wedding or super birthday, here are some ideas how to put some glam in your makeup and outfits for your red carpet moment!

Heart in your mouth

This summer, we forget the dark colors of Kylie Jenner on our lips and we turn to colors peps: red, orange, coral, carmine…it’s time to get flashy!
For the finish, we can choose a matte - always on trend - or if the focus is the lip then darling, go all out glossy!

Eyes that shine

Opt for a smoky effect if we want to intensify the overall look. Pastel colors are appropriate, but black remains a safe bet this year. Adapting to all styles, it will enhance your eyes for a killer look. Glitter is also making its comeback this summer, so it's time to shine! For a more discreet make-up, we can turn to eyeliner; our eternal ally is can be shown off in thousand colors this year. From turquoise blue to glittery eyeliner, everything is allowed!

Glowy complexion

Goodbye contouring and dull complexion, we say hello Mrs glow! This year, we adopt the nude and the natural. For a fresh complexion all summer long, we take out our highlighter and illuminating products. Whether in gold or silver tones, these little makeup jewels will adapt to all skin tones and sculpt your face for a radiant look, reflecting the sun's rays with subtlety.

Beautiful Brows

Good news for all – the brushed up brow isn’t going anywhere! Soft, textured and completely natural looking, this trend is easy to wear and even easier to recreate with a clear brow gel. Brushing your eyebrows up will also help you see the empty spaces that need to be filled in with an eyebrow product, whether a pencil, pen, or powder. Keep them in shape every couple of weeks via wax strips so you won’t have to worry about stray hairs appearing.

Hair Day

However you’re going to wear it, your hair needs to be shiny and smooth for styling. Light-catching sheen first starts with the overall health of your hair, but how you care for it and the products you use to nourish, protect, and condition it play a big part, too. We all love a little bling, but dousing hair with shine products that contain mica can rough up the hair shaft and work against your natural gleam. Instead, look for gloss-boosting ingredients like argan oil. Cuticle sealers help to reduce frizz and flyaway causing humidity.

Nails at the top

During holiday season, it is finally the opportunity to bring out the varnish with metallic highlights and bright colors! With shiny particles, plain or with patterns, your polish will be the perfect complement to your outfit choice.

Fragrance Fancy

Though it may not be visible, having a sexy scent can do wonders to boost your confidence and bring out the best version of you for whatever the occasion – refreshing and uplifting scents include rosewood, geranium, gardenia, grapefruit and more. 

credits: beautypress

Refined Artistry - AGL Spring/ Summer 2018 News

     Exciting Spring/Summer 2018 news from AGL - the advertising campaign was created in partnership with artist Bryan Adams,#AGLshoestrilogy celebrates women in all their glory. The images pay homage to a beguiling minimalism, designed for women who are well aware of the riches hidden in their personality, their culture and their thoughts.

 We encounter a woman, an unabashed and unusual beauty whose work and success have been forged over time with steadfastness and determination. Actress, independent films producer, player of multi-layered characters and originator of career choices that are unique but never insignificant. Maggie Gyllenhaal, an artiste equally at ease in hot and irreverent roles who has carved her own niche, playing women never underwhelming in their complexity. She is the Giusti sisters’ muse, a consummate personification of the contradictions that make up every woman. Strong yet fragile, flirty yet proud, pristine yet dark. Maggie is the epitome of sophistication, motion and the avant-garde – the three core values shared by the sisters and the brand. 

 The idea of a triptych is also echoed in the three pictures, reflecting three products: the FLUID mule, the SOUTACHE ballet flat and the TATTOO sandal – all of them minimalist, cutting-edge models that praise a love of craftsmanship understood as the knowledgeable choice of materials and the creation of simple geometric shapes, with a perfect fit and bearing unique details. In their Collection, the Giusti sisters find expression for the trilogy of feminine feeling, where tradition forms the basis for evolution and style, unique and multifaceted, is resolutely created by women, for women.

   Halfway between innovation and trend, ARCA offers a highly modern, avant-garde interpretation of the sneaker. Sock-fit footwear is the current trend and, for the Spring Summer ’18 collection, the Giusti sisters are offering their interpretation, featuring the minimalism of an elasticized cotton sock bootleg, sewn to an ultra light, natural rubber sole with a graphic design, an AGL exclusive. The precious silk satin bow on the back is the feminine signature of Sara, Vera and Marianna. As always, their attention to detail and customized touches make the items created in the AGL workshops unique.

   Denim, an icon of street-wear, interpreted in a luxurious tone through its handcrafted weaving, which creates a tone-on-tone patchwork effect, the result of the know-how that forms the foundation of AGL creations. The design of the upper around the ankle presents a play of waves which lets the leg peek through for a touch of femininity. The raw-edged denim creates spontaneous fraying, contributing to a casual allure, perfect for day, while the silver heel add glimmer that shines at night under the city lights.   From a work brunch to an evening out with friends, the bootie and the clutch become summer must-haves for style and sophistication.

   Retro charm and precious allure. JEWEL is a perfect marriage of luxury and sophistication, both inherent in the brand’s DNA, expressed through simple, proportioned lines that evoke a timeless elegance. The jeweled buckle creates plays of light along with the shiny finish on the super soft leather in edgy colors that restore a touch of irony and modernity to this creation, the re-issue of a model from the AGL archives that Sara, Vera and Marianna sought to deconstruct and reinterpret with their modern feminine taste.

  When transparency becomes eye-catching. RING is an avant-garde creation where the evanescence of the materials is the Giusti sisters’ true coup de theatre. Minimal, geometric and light, the clear vinyl thong represents the artistic height of the Spring Summer ’18 collection, with its versatility that lends itself to be interpreted freely by the woman who wears it. An eclectic creation, symbol of the typically AGL union between art and playfulness.

   In their collections, the Giusti sisters love to express femininity in every sense of the word. At times through androgynous touches, at other times with distinctly sensual shapes and materials like with SHARP, a creation specifically designed to amaze and allure. The extremely tapered shape is balanced by the narrow, oval, 4-cm-high heel, which gives lightness and stability. 

The clean, harmonious lines emphasize the precious quality of the Ayers python skin, an innovative material attesting to the ongoing research and innovation at the AGL workshops. A creation that celebrates Made in Italy craftsmanship and femininity, to be worn for a special occasion or simply to make a lasting impression.

   SOUTACHE is the fruit of AGL manufacturing skill. A ballet flat in a contemporary design and at the same time displaying an ancient manufacturing technique, as the name suggests. The soutache is the result of skillful handcrafting where cotton is bent and twisted to create different figures, for a highly dramatic effect. The tapered ballet flat cloaks the foot in this impressive embroidery which recalls the luxurious, romantic charm of women’s lingerie. The cotton micro-mesh lace wraps around the leg lending the flat a distinct sensuality.

 Real brushstrokes of vivid, flashy, bright colour. Made entirely of suede, the STAIN  slides have a minimal design with soft lines, paired with the square shape of the leather sole. STAIN is the must-have accessory for summer 2018 to add colour to your outfit. The model is versatile and practical, with its foot-hugging structure and soft, glove-like fit, typical of AGL Made in Italy footwear.

   By popular demand, the THREE BAGs are back, but this time with a new component: the small, practical and versatile shoulder bag. Made of calfskin, they share the same design yet come in different sizes, like Russian nesting dolls. 
The Sara bag is the largest and, with its ample capacity and minimal style, is the bag to wear every day. The Vera bag, smaller in size, is ideal for leisure time; whether you’re taking a stroll in the park or having a cocktail with friends, it’s always the right accessory. For special occasions, the three sisters offer the Mini bag, the smallest of the three. Perfect in its diminutive design, it has room for you to carry only your essentials, which, at times like these, are all you need.

   Simplicity permeated with a touch of irony. This is the inspiring principle upon which AGL creations are based, crafted with techniques in the Made in Italy tradition. The mix and match of minimal design and unexpected details is the leitmotif. Cross-crossed black leather or clear vinyl, hugging your foot like a glove, are paired with a natural leather sole, typical of classic men’s footwear, creating a contrast of styles between feminine inspiration and androgynous character, which has always guided the creative verve of the Giusti sisters. Thus the WRAP sandal conquers the contemporary woman who loves to dazzle with style.

Lindex - Sailor Style & French Attitude

   Lindex SS18 fashion shows a clean expression, navy sailor influences flirting with French femininity. The collection is built around fashion-classics made in a modern mix of new materials, textures and colors.

“Style before trend is getting more important. This season is all about being feminine the way you want, express your own style in wearable clothing that will last over time “says Pia Ekholm, Design & Buying Manager for Women’s wear at Lindex.

 The wardrobe heroes like crisp shirts, Brenton-striped tops, denim and the suit are still important building blocks but with updated details and color, like the red trench coat.
Key accessories for spring are the statement earrings and the net tote in a modern version or a cross body bag in a bold color.

Find the new Lindex collection here.

Les couleurs printemps-été

     Qu'il s'agisse d'émeraude, de vin rouge noble, d'un vert frais ou d'un violet profond, Pantone ajoute chaque année de la variété au baromètre des tendances. On vous révèle quelles seront les couleurs tendances pour cette saison printemps/été.

Belle en rose
Tom Ford, Missoni et Marco de Vincenzo reconnaissent depuis longtemps que l'une des couleurs les plus recherchées au printemps et en été est le rose. Mais pas seulement ses nuances subtiles - les tons flashy font également partie du jeu! Et ils ne font pas seulement bonne figure dans la mode: un magenta intense sur les lèvres sera parfait pour les blondes au teint de porcelaine, mais aussi pour les brunes à la peau claire. Plus que n’importe quelle autre nuance, le rose est associé à l'innocence, mais peut aussi se montrer séducteur. Il va sans dire que le maquillage des yeux ne doit pas être trop sophistiqué si la couleur est déjà intense sur les lèvres: il vous suffira alors de l’appliquer sur les ongles.

Cornet ou pot ?
Menthe-pistache, yaourt à la framboise et sorbet au citron - ce ne sont pas les noms de nos glaces préférées, mais les couleurs les plus prisées pour la prochaine saison printemps/été. L'Ultraviolet 2018 est la couleur tendance par excellence, mais les designers ouvrent cependant un panel plus large de couleurs, car il semble que la prochaine saison appartiendra aux pastels rafraîchissants. Versace présente cette année des robes pastel en rose, bleu et vert, tandis que Chanel s’est tourné vers un costume de tweed classique jaune délicat. La collection d'Alberta Ferretti rappelle un peu le film culte Clueless.

Un bouquet de fleurs
Quelle couleur convient mieux à l'été que le bleu? Le bleu est rafraîchissant, synonyme de vacances et donc de repos et de détente. Mais cette saison, le bleuet vole la vedette à toutes les autres nuances de bleu. Que Givenchy et David Koma en soient témoins! Une valeur sûre sur vos ongles, associé à une robe d'été orange, sa couleur complémentaire (d'ailleurs tout aussi tendance pour la saison printemps/été 2018). Mais il attire aussi beaucoup l'attention sous forme de trait au ras des cils supérieurs.

Chocolat pour tous!
Qui n'aime pas le chocolat ? Personne ne peut s’en passer! Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Chloé et Jacquemus sont de vrais amateurs de chocolat, du moins pour la saison printemps/été 2018. Que ce soit café ou cacao: en maquillage, cette couleur est un indispensable que toutes les femmes ont dans leurs palettes. En fard à paupières, il est compatible avec toutes les couleurs d’yeux et est devenu récemment une couleur de rouge à lèvres très hype! 

credits: beautypress

ClarinsMen - Beau Sous Tous Les Angles

     Forte de ses connaissances physiologiques de la peau  des hommes, la Recherche Clarins complète la gamme ClarinsMen avec Hydra-Sculpt  et UV PLUS.

Deux nouvelles formules réunissant le meilleur des actifs végétaux issues  des dernières découvertes technologiques pour la beauté et la protection  du visage masculin. 

ClarinsMen UV PLUS - Chaque jour la peau des hommes subit  de multiples agressions:  plus exposée aux facteurs environnementaux – rayons UVA/UVB,  pollution – à cause des zones dégarnies, leur peau  est également fragilisée par le rasage.  Pour la protéger au mieux, les Laboratoires Clarins  créent UV PLUS SPF 50, la multi-protection complète visage qui répond aux besoins spécifiques de la peau masculine. Idéal pour la ville et les sports en plein air,  ce produit nomade est le parfait allié du quotidien.   


Anti-UV  Haute protection SPF 50

Anti-pollution Préserve la peau des méfaits
 de l’environnement

Appliquer avant de s’exposer au soleil et à tout moment de la journée sur le visage et les zones dégarnies (cou, oreilles, crâne). Peut s’appliquer après son soin de jour habituel ClarinsMen.   

ClarinsMen Hydra-Sculpt - Prendre soin de la peau est le premier geste  pour afficher un beau visage. Mais si on pouvait accompagner ce geste quotidien d’une action  plus spécifique sur les contours ? Parce que  la beauté du visage masculin passe aussi par ses traits, Clarins crée son premier double soin spécifique pour les hommes qui améliore l’aspect  de la peau et redéfinit visiblement les contours  du visage. Pour que l’homme soit beau de face comme de profil, ans compromis. 

Un pack double: pourquoi ?
Clarins a sélectionné les actifs végétaux les plus efficaces sur la peau des hommes. Parmi ces actifs, deux d’entre eux – l’association d’extrait de citron et d’acide salicylique et la centella asiatica – sont naturellement incompatibles: s’ils restent en contact les uns avec les autres, ils perdent une partie de leurs propriétés.
Grâce à la séparation en deux formules, présentées dans deux flacons accolés, leur pouvoir traitant reste intact: vous êtes sûrs d’obtenir la meilleure efficacité possible de tous les ingrédients, sans risque d’instabilité.
 Leurs propriétés exfoliantes dépendent de leur pouvoir acide.   Ils ne sont donc efficaces que dans  des formules à pH acide. 
 Sensible aux pH acides, la centella asiatica participe à la stimulation de la synthèse de collagène.  

Chacun des deux flacons est doté d’une pompe indépendante: le mélange des deux formules  ne se fait qu’au moment de l’application, pour un dosage  ultra-précis et une parfaite performance sur la peau.

Exercer 2 à 3 pressions pour recueillir la quantité de produit nécessaire. Bien mélanger le produit au creux de la main, puis appliquer sur le visage et le cou.

Utiliser matin et/ou soir.

"Lyrics of Fashion" Marc O'Polo Spring/Summer 2018

  The life of Ernest Hemingway has been described as "a symphony of movements defined by the women he loved". Taking inspiration from the four wives who gave him strength while serving as his muse, MARC O’POLO Women’s Casual translates style into emotions. The changing, contrasting, sometimes conflicting moods of the legendary author’s wives are reflected in choices of colour, quality, look and feel.
A key element of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection is juxtaposition: Satin mingles with linen and cotton blends, functional over-sized pocket details meet delicate ajour patterns, menswear-inspired blazers live side-by-side with feminine wrap dresses and bold flower prints. The interplay of workwear functionality and seductive femininity creates a sense of moodiness and surprise. Emotion doesn’t lie.
Casual luxury – simple, easy styles that are enhanced by beautiful yarns – pervades the Spring/Summer 2018 collection, as exemplified by a T-shirt dress in exceptionally soft and recycled jersey. A certain eclecticism can nevertheless be found in each delivery, as ruffles, tulip cuffs and other feminine details are combined with more basic, laid-back styles, sometimes as a part of a look, sometimes within a single garment.

Colours this season reflect the collection’s dynamic emotional range. The dark blue of Manic Midnight, the feminine olive of Dusty Sage and the champagne hue of Cedarwood are accented by eye-popping Bright Magenta in January. The dark grey of Charcoal Dust, the trench-coat tan of Tender Fawn and the off-white  subtlety of Calm Ceramic are accented by the brilliant yellow of Lemon Taste in February.

   As with the main line, the emphasis in MARC O’POLO (White Label) this season is on contrast and juxtaposition, not only in colours – white with black or dark blue, for example – but in qualities, shapes and moods. Purity and clarity meet romance and femininity as clean, cool lines are mixed with ruffles and tulip shapes. The sharpness of tailored scuba, a key quality this season, is set off by the feminine fluidity of silk.
From doubled bi-colour knit to double-face outdoor cotton to big, colourful, all-over flower prints, MARC O’POLO (White Label) explores the emotional significance of fabrics and qualities, not just on their own but in relation to one another. With colours such of Placid Emerald and Frisky Blue, MARC O’POLO (White Label) manages both to harmonize with the main collection and define an emotional space all its own.