REVERSING THE TREND
What’s hot, what’s not By Bill Macomber A new decade is here, thank God. The first 10 years of the 21st century felt more like 210 years. Anyway, here’s a quick compilation of what at least one notable source thinks is on the way in and out as a new year starts. At the bottom of the column, only because I love quotes, is one that caught my eye by Audrey Hepburn. It’s not about what’s hot and what’s not, but it fits, somehow. From Pierce Mattie Public Relations, here’s a look at the tea leaves in beauty, fashion and lifestyle: FASHION HOTS: Annabel Tollman, UNIQLO (Japanese clothier), Velcro, Navaho prints, stiletto heels, tie clips, the boyfriend jacket, jeggings FASHION NOTS: Rachel Zoe, H&M, zippers, plaid prints, cowboy boots, neckties, vests, skinny jeans BEAUTY HOTS: Blushing nails, bouncy hair that is air-dried, neuLash (eyelash serum) and Latisse (eyelash conditioner), injectables, Goth-inspired makeup, violet/carnation scents, Minx nails, Invisalign, push-up bras BEAUTY NOTS: Vibrant nail polish, the bob, eyelash extensions, facelifts, natural makeup, rose/geranium scents, acrylic nails, veneers, breast implants ACCESSORIES HOTS: House of Harlow, metal statement necklaces, bib necklaces, Alexander Wang handbags ACCESSORIES NOTS: Crafty necklaces, chunky necklaces, Chanel chain bags LIFESTYLE HOTS: How to and DIY stories, blog stories, brewing your own coffee, Berlin, diesel fuel, condoms, farm weddings, vampires, Pilates, your real figure, wine, life coach LIFESTYLE NOTS: Luxury aspirational editorial, regurgitated press releases, Starbucks, Paris, hybrid technology, the Pill, ballroom weddings, humans, yoga, being thin, cocktails, Zoloft Quote by Audrey Hepburn: For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
December 2009 / January 2010 Issue of Trends Magazine - Russo Steele