Now that the sun has returned and Summer is in the air we are seeing wedges everywhere. There are so many amazing choices! Neutrals are the one to go for this season, because they go with everything. It’s not a secret that I love Michael Kors – seen here on Elise from Peter Kate outside of Brew Ha Ha in Greenville. She is also wearing MIH Marrakesh Jeans (great for tall women) and a DVF top. All available at Peter Kate.
Brighten up your look with color blocking. Mix and match is channeling as one of the hottest fashion trends – or pick one color and combine it with a neutral, white, or grey for a sophisticated pop of color. I spotted Holly Grist owner of Salon 828 looking fabulous on her way to work Tuesday. She was with Amber Shader doing a photo shoot for her new website.
Get your face on at houppette in Powdermill Square. “French for powder puff and pronounced ou-pet, this quaint shop feels like you are walking into a mini Henri Bendels. The hospitality of the owner… (and staff) is at least half the reason to visit. Tina is an amazing artist and was spotted looking stylish in her Love Tan Jane dress (and doing her make up). I asked Elizabeth Johnson (manager at houppette) for her thoughts on the latest trends for Summer.
Beauty Tips & Trends—Summer 2011
By houppette – Elizabeth Johnson
The runway is all about bold, juicy hues for both eyes and lips this summer, with color palettes ranging from sassy pinks to ethereal blues and greens. For those of you who are less than adventurous cosmetic color-seekers, have no fear! Balance is key. Try using just a hint of Laura Mercier’s Sapphire Blue kohl pencil or Forest Green cake liner along the upper lashline to capture this trend without overdoing it for work or play. Pair bold eyes with a softer lip to balance your look.
If you decide to rock a luscious lip instead, choose a shade that flatters the tone of your skin. Porcelain tones look fierce in bold pinks and fuchsias. Olive and richly bronzed complexions glow in intrepid corals and honeysuckle. Be sure to line lips first to keep these vivacious colors in check, and pair with a light, natural look for eyes.
Photos by Annie Pilson and Amber Shader