While New York, Paris, and Milan are down in the doldrums with winter weather, us Rwandans have the benefit of being able to celebrate sun and warmer climates all year round. As a result, looks from next season don’t have to stay closeted until March. Take advantage of these bright, cheery themes seen on runways.
Lauren Moffatt’s Diagonal French Mani
I’m a big fan of a manicure, and these are exceptional! Liven up a classic French manicure with this asymmetrical, bold-colour take this holiday season.
Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Turban Headbands
An off hair day doesn’t have to be the worst thing when you’ve got a bright coloured silk piece hanging in your wardrobe. Tie it turban style ala Marc Jacobs, tying ends in a headband. Just pin and pull hair back messily, so it doesn’t look too “done,” recommends hairstylist Guido Palau.
Monique Lhuillier’s Aquatic Eye Makeup
As we have discussed, bright colours are in when it comes to eyeshadow. Finally, I can bust out that emerald green impulse buy from two years ago (it was Chanel, how could I say no?).
Layers of neon blue shadow might be reserved for the wild, but a light dusting along with pretty gold highlights in the corners of the eyes, is begging for a girls’ night out.
Jenny Packham’s Rolled Ponytails
Make a side ponytail look glamorous by twisting it behind the ear and along the nape of the neck. Add some heavy eye makeup and you’re ready for your close up...or date night. Whatever it is you do.
Hervé Léger’s Cornrow Braids
Rihanna we all cannot be, try as we might. To fake her famous edgy half-shaved look, try a cornrow braid on one side, leaving the other free-flowing. What have you got to lose?
Burberry’s Red Lipstick
Yes, dark lips are seriously en vouge right now, but you can rely on classic Burberry to produce a timeless red. Not too cheery, not too dark, their Siren red (a perfect brick colour) will quickly become your go-to for any day, time, or place.