Posts Tagged ‘fashion week’

COMME des GARÇONS INSPIRED MANI

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess

As most of you know, New York Fashion Week is wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean it’s over– there’s still London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, etc… To get into the spirit of Fashion Weeks around the globe, we’ll be sporting this COMME des GARÇONS inspired mani! Not only is COMME des GARÇONS a super-chic brand, but it also has the cutest/coolest little heart logo. This is a very simple mani and since the heart shape is not supposed to be perfect, even the most uncoordinated can do this! Here we go!

  1. Start with clean, bare nails.
  2. Using a rich red color, make a rounded diagonal stroke on one corner of the nail.
  3. Now repeat that on the other side of the nail and make sure they connect in the middle.
  4. Clean up around each nail.
  5. Throw a black heart in there for good measure!
  6. Use a bobbypin to make the whites of the eyes. Make a dot, then drag it out a little on each side. Remember: this shouldn’t look too perfect. If you google the COMME des GARÇONS heart, you’ll see that the lines aren’t perfect.
  7. Use a skinny hairpin (or U-pin) to make black dots in the center of the white.
  8. Give it a good topcoat!

Hope everyone enjoyed NY Fashion Week!

Special thanks to my awesome friend Leon for giving me this idea.

THAT’S A WRAP!

photos: imaxtree+nymag post designed by Eunice Chun

When it comes to hair trends, it seems anything goes. Not so long ago, we created this tie-dye tutorial. It was so cool to see how many of you just went for it! At the time it seemed a bit wild, but you beauties embraced it, ran with it, and even created your own versions. We’re always going to need new (or renewed) hair ideas… and that brings us to today’s subject: turbans + head-wraps. When I think of turbans, I think South of France/Monte Carlo in the 1960’s and 70’s, and I think of eccentric women in fashion. On the runway this season, Anna Sui showed us the head-wrap look with print on print. Love the bow shape in front! Marc Jacobs showed a slightly more haphazard, d-i-y, frayed-edge version of the turban/head-wrap, which was equally cool in a different way. It was great to see fabric in the hair. It’s a bit different from our TBD curls and braids, but from what we can tell– you guys are always up for something new.

Turbans + head-wraps can be a little tricky to master and I think that’s often why people can’t get into this look. Or sometimes there’s just too much fabric and you end up looking like a fortune teller. Luckily, THESE gems were recently created. They’re made with amazing vintage fabrics and best of all, they’re wired! Since these gorgeous things are mold-able, you can twist them into a turban shape, a bow, tuck the ends for a more simple look or even wrap them to look like a regular ol’ headband. If you want to try to create the look with your own scarf at home, try using a thinner one so you’re not overwhelmed. Avoid slippery satin as it can be hard to keep in place. If you wear this look during the day, pair it with big glasses for a vintage feel. If you’re too scared to wear it out to dinner with friends, try wearing it to a flea market first. People there appreciate a vintage look.

Even if the turban thing isn’t your style, try it! If you find a fun way to wear it, tweet us a photo @TBDofficial! We love seeing (and retweeting) your personal style.

Xx Kristin