I think that saying goodbye to 2011 does not only mean reflection, creating New Year’s resolutions that we most likely fail to keep up with; reminiscing the good and bad times that passed; new and forgotten friends throughout the year, or being excited about what the new year brings.
For me, it is also about keeping up-to-date about Trends. What’s in, What’s Hot, What is in Fashion! So I have decided that instead of coming up with a make-up look like everyone else; I will make a 2011 Trends 101. I figured it would save most girls from doing their own research and going through endless links and tabs.
If you’re the kind of girl who knows her stuff when it comes to Beauty and Fashion, then first and foremost, you need Basics. What do I mean by Basics? Well, Color of the year of course! And what better way to find out than to refer to Pantone.
If this is the first time you heard of this Brand name, well then let me educate you.
Pantone is a company best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries; primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics. The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colors, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match without direct contact with one another.
In 1999, the company announced The Millennium color. In 2005, they partnered with Michele Bernhardt of Colorstrology and announced violet tulip as the Colorstrology Color of the Year. Afther 2007 they began to continuously come up with a “Color of the Year”
For 2011, they have chosen Honeysuckle Pink, a version of Hot Pink as the Color of the Year.
The following are a few items in this color:
How do we apply this knowledge? It boils down to a few different categories such as Fashion and Styling, Make-up, Interior design, motifs for events and the like.
In Fashion, runways have been showing off a variety of things using the color. It could be the clothes themselves or the make-up of the models. These are only a few of the pictures of what I’m talking about.
Cynthia Steffe Spring 2011
Nina Ricci Spring 2011
Nanette Lepore Spring 2011
If you are not bold enough to walk the streets in a pink ensemble then you can go for pink accessories and accents like these:
You have to make sure that you pair it with complementary colors. Here are some examples of colors that you can pair with pink without looking like a toddler or a preppy High School girl.
In make-up, runways have been showing off 4 different trends. These are:
- Bold Lips
- Natural make-up
- Bright Eyes
- Smokey eyes
The most common look would be the classic smokey eye. Recently, the bold lips and natural look have been constantly used on the runways. Models are cat-walking with less make-up and more attitude.
For Interior design, I have found so many divine pictures of living rooms, bedrooms, study-rooms, and more. I am absolutely in-love with them!
For hairstyles these are the following that have been seen quite rampantly on the runway, photo-shoots, and celebrities:
Bangs and Bobs
So those are some of the things that you need to take note of for 2011. It is going to be a bright, pink 2011. Just the way I like it 🙂
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