Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

by Nichole

A living Barbie doll, decadent beauty goodies galore and Marc Jacobs’ boyfriend.

By Nichole Devolites

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Top News

Get those gowns and tuxes ready! The Whitehouse Correspondent’s Dinner (a.k.a. the “Nerd Prom”) is just a few weeks away and the guest list is already shaping up. See who will be there this year.

The biggest news to hit the fashion world this week is the death of Lilly Pulitzer. Her designs were bright, colorful and happy. She inspired “garden party chic,” beautiful “mommy and me” looks, spring and summer fun and enough happiness to make the entire world smile.

Some girls spend their entire lives wanting to look like a living Barbie doll. Then, there are those that claim they were just born looking that way. Such is the case with Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukranian model. She denies she’s ever had any plastic surgery, and yet, her startling (and I don’t mean strikingly beautiful) features seem to say otherwise. Judge for yourself here.

In other shocking news, it seems the label Mossimo, famously sold in Targets across the country, has “mislabeled” a color for one of their dresses, “unintentionally” singling out plus-sized women in the process. See what’s got everyone in an uproar.

Shopping News

Intermix has just turned 20 and to celebrate they’ve created a capsule collection featuring 20 of our favorite designers!  Browse the new line here.

Looking for something more unique? Lanvin’s Arpège perfume clutch may be just the ticket. This Alber Elbazdesigned number pays homage to Lanvin’s famous perfume. But be warned: At $3,610 it’s pricey and serves as more of a statement than a functional clutch.

Beauty News

Hollywood’s oldest wrinkle-erasing trick was to tape your face before bed with “Frownies.” As it turns out, anti-aging solutions have come a long way over the last 70 or so years (who knew?). Unless you plan on being filmed from afar, stick to modern techniques to smooth wrinkles.

On the flip side, the newest A-list facial treatment uses stem-cells. Read the rave review from one believer and try it for yourself, if you have the means.

Something less pricey and definitely hot this season is Dior’s Nail Glow polish. It’s like dipping your fingers in Kool-Aid; it gives your nails a just-so-subtle hint of color.

Another trend that’s resurfacing is “mood” or “skin-reacting” makeup. Lipstick Queen has a new blue lipstick that turns just the right shade of blackberry, purportedly leaving your lips soft and your teeth looking whiter all in one go. Pre-order here.

More into natural-looking shades? Hourglass has come out with a 24-karat, gold-plated anti-aging treatment that they say moisturizes as well as provides a subtle shine. You can purchase it here.

Last week I talked about crowd-sourcing your very own handbag. This week, it’s been revealed that Celine Verlure, L’Oreal’s fragrance marketer, crowd-sourced their latest perfume on Facebook. Five scents were created based on feedback from 5,000 fans, which can be purchased here.

Trends of the Season

Another delicate trend we’re seeing this season is porcelain blue. Both Prabal Gurung and Roberto Cavalli incorporated the color in their collections, producing bold, yet feminine pieces.

And the clear trend continues in accessories and shoes! Check out some of the most daring, yet beautifully crafted translucent accessories and shoes for spring. I’m already on the bandwagon for this trend — check out my newest clutch, which will be debuted at Fashion for Paws this Saturday!

Man Eye Candy of the Week

This week brings us not just one, but TWO eye candy pics of the week.

First, Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend. Nothing else needs to be said.

Second, David Wright of the Mets. Baseball just became my newest must-watch sport.

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