Monday, 17 August 2009

Who needs eyebrows anyway?

Valentino a/w '09
Miu Miu a/w '09

Givenchy a/w '09

The lima without, no. Givenchy a/w '09

much better.

See I was happy with the full brow look. I may originally have had perfect eyebrows for this before I went on a half decade tweezing tirade in which I cruely plucked from above (gasp!) and now manage to achieve only a mediocre semblance of the striking Emma Watson-esq look. But regardless I remain quite happy with a having a salvageable means of framing my face in this most aesthetically pleasing of ways. But shuddup niamh, put down the slightly colour miss matched eyebrow pencil, because fashion decrees that eyebrows are out. They have been annihilated in a ruthless attack against prettiness, with peroxide as the weapon of choice. Off the top of my head I can name three a/w '09 advert campagins alone which feature the dreaded whited-out brow and to verious levels of success. In Valentino it's demonstrated that the only way to attempt anything resembling beauty in conjunction with a bleached eyebrow is to take the smoky eye to an eighties extreme, bringing dark eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone. In Miu Miu, the whitewash images and muted pallett of the fabrics actually make for a pretty cool look, in the context of the campaign of course. I do like how this shot features a model with more than a hint of a 'but what am I to do about my eyebrows now?' look about her. Lastly, this shot from the Givenchy campaign, whose general theme echoes the Valentino campaign closely, shows how truly damaging and bleached eyebrow can be...when it turns Adriana Lima into this, how can it ever be a good idea? No. That's right. It can't.

my heart is lost to Karlie Kloss

Oh my. Everytime I see this girl I must turn back the page and look again. She has these enormous, angry, temper tantrum eyes and a petulant-shaped mouth that just make her look like she'd throw a fit if she couldn't walk for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Chloe, Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin, so it's probably a good thing that she has. Quite the miss popularity, Kloss is all over a/w '09 campaigns, as one of 3 in the Chloe campaign, flying solo in Pringle of Scotland and managing to look really quite bad in when ya look back on your styling decisions for this campaign Sportmax, do you think 'yeah, that short, black, on-seeing-me-eat-cheese-straight-from-the-block-my mother-said-'are you really sure you shold be eating that?'-and-in-a-desperate-need-to-exercise-control-over-my-life-I-hacked-all-my-hair-off-with-a-pair-of-pinking-shears-sobbing-sobbing-because-I-know-I'll-never-be-good-enough-for-her wig really works'?. Yeah. I thought not.