Trend Watch: Fashion Week Spring 2012 Part 1

Concept Korea 
Makeup: thickly lined lids with tiny tails allowed for the eyes to look wider and more open

Costello Tagliapietra 
Nails: Deborah Lippmann first applied Waking Up in Vegas (a creamy gray with blue undertones) then added a coat of Fashion (a yellow based taupe) customizing for each model using thicker of thinner coats to complement their undertones.
 Cushnie et Ochs
Nails: Dashing Diva’s brilliant Patti Yankee created a custom polish look that would match each models skin tone. She took Dashing Diva Mr. Right polish mixed it with mineral makeup for the custom polish shade. The designer went with extended, sharp, oval shaped nails.
Hair: parted in the center and curled from the lip downwards flyaways were completely tamed to give a casual finish.
 Gretchen Jones 
Hair: Byzantine braids which looks like double inside out french braids

 Jason Wu
Hair: retro updo finished with several black feathers
Makeup: matte tangerine lips
Nails: MonSooner or Later (OPI Classics), a bright orangey-red on their hands and on the Toes TickleMyFrance-y by OPI
Jill Stuart
Fashion: very feminine, shades of pink, mint green, citron yellow with a pop of red.

Luca Luca
Hair: headscarf adorned with loose curls
Makeup: dewy lids and pink lips
 Mara Hoffman
Nails: Dashing Diva Chelsea in the Buff on a natural shaped short nail. One "stand out" model wore Dashing Diva The Red Carpet which is a firey bright red.
Nicholas K 
Hair: headwraps
Makeup: bronzed tones
Nicole Miller
Makeup: messy brows and natural makeup

Porter Grey 
Nails: glossy peach
 Prabal Gurung 
Makeup: orchid inspired matte lip that darkened in the center creating the illusion of an open mouth
Rag and Bone 
Makeup: nude lips using revlon super lustrous lipsticks in demure and silver city pink
Rebecca Taylor
Nails: OPI Stranger Tides
St. John
Nails:Dashing Diva Season Tickets a nude
Hair: topsy tail ponytail
 Tadashi Shoji
Hair: diagonal braids accompanies by waves
Makeup: a peach and gold dewy palette offering subtle gold shimmer - pink & peach blush as well as lipstick.
 Tess Giberson

Nails: Dashing Diva Chelsea in the Buff topped with a mattifying polish

Spring 2012 trends thus far
• Nude nails will still be a must
• Mix clear nail polish with mineral makeup that matches your skin tone for the perfect nude polish
• Dewy makeup is back
• Natural makeup is a must
• Braids and ponytails still going strong
• Bright matte lips
• nude lips
• Hair accents
• unstructured eyebrows

Looks like a lot of the designers took inspiration from Kate Middleton i.e. more of natural makeup look, classic hair, unstructured eyebrows & nude polish


  1. I thought I loved the byzantine braids... until I saw the diagonal braids with waves. Amazing hair this year!!

  2. I love the nude nail polish look!

  3. Girl, you have done an excellent job on this post reviewing fashion week! Love the nails, hair and colors. Way to go!

  4. My daughter is going to love it when I tell her about the unstructured eyebrows....she is constantly messing with her eyebrows.

  5. I'm pumped about the fun hair options, the straightener gets old! The topsy tail is slightly disturbing though. Love all the polishes too! : 0

  6. Ooo such fun trends and eye candy here! Love!

  7. I love the "emerson" hair - I keep trying to do this similar style with my hair, but it never quite makes it. Also love the braids and the gray nail polish!

  8. I just LOVE braids. I wish I could do them better.
    Loving the nail color matching your skin tone. Cute!

  9. Yay! Love the hair trends!