spring 2017

Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection review

chanel nail polish collection spring 2017

Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection from left: Chanel Beige Beige nail polish, Chanel Black Metamorphosis top coat nail polish, Chanel Blanc White nail polish

The Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection is here! This year Chanel has taken an edgy yet classic approach to nail polish. The spring 2017 nail polish collection includes a pale, pinkish-beige color named “Beige Beige,” a clear, pearly white hue named “Blanc White,” and an avant-garde top coat with a black tinge named “Black Metamorphosis.”

Blanc White, and Beige Beige, are both part of the Longwear nail colour collection, while Black Metamorphosis is a sheer, color-tinged top coat. Here they are!

Chanel Beige Beige nail polish spring 2017

chanel beige beige nail polish spring 2017 review

Chanel Beige Beige nail polish for spring 2017 is my favorite color from the collection. This is a sweet, pinkish-beige hue which is easy to wear daily. It is also a classic, spring color which captures the vibe of the season.

I used one base coat, and two coats of color with Beige Beige by Chanel. It is a cream polish, and with the second coat, did not show any streaks. Very pretty color!

Chanel Blanc White nail polish spring 2017

chanel blanc white nail polish spring 2017

Chanel Blanc White nail polish is a soft, sheer, pearly white hue which is a great neutral for the spring season. Although I am wearing Blanc White by Chanel on my hands at the moment, when sandal weather comes around, I plan to wear this color on my toes and go darker on my fingers.

I used one base coat, and two coats of color-no streaks! If you are looking for a clean looking color which is classic and easy to wear this spring, Blanc White is your hue!

Chanel Black Metamorphosis Top Coat nail polish spring 2017

chanel top coat black metamorphosis nail polish spring 2017

There is always¬†at least one color in Chanel’s seasonal nail polish collections which is new and exciting. Black Metamorphosis top coat is that color. It can take a sweet polish¬†such as Beige Beige, or an understated hue such as Blanc White, and transform them into something avant-garde.

Black Metamorphosis top coat by Chanel is shown in this photo with three coats over Beige Beige. Topping Beige Beige off with Black Metamorphosis gave it a slightly pinkish undertone, causing the sheer black hue to take on a brownish-black vibe,

Did you catch that I used three coats? Ah yes, this top coat will streak like crazy if you are not careful! Also, it does not apply evenly, so the streaks are extremely pronounced with fewer coats. It is up to you how you want to wear Chanel Black Metamorphosis top coat. You can wear one coat, which shows off the underneath color the most, and leaves a heavily streaky coat on top, or you can tone the streaks down with two coats.

I prefer to see more of the top coat, then the color underneath, so I applied a third coat. Streaks drive me crazy, so I had to keep applying it until I felt it was as non-streaky as possible; without compromising the effect of allowing the underneath color to show through just a little bit. ūüėČ

The pinkish-brownish-charcoalish-blackish result of three coats of Black Metamorphosis over Beige Beige turned out to be a color I really love for spring. It is a little edgy, a little bit different, and a new way of looking at creating color on my nails. Love that!

The spring 2017 nail polish collection by Chanel is a cross between classic and sweet, and edgy and modern. Love! You can find the Chanel spring 2017 nail polish collection online here and online here. It is limited edition, as always, so the popular colors will sell fast. If you like one or more of these colors, snap them up now while you can!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine spring 2017 lipstick review

chanel rouge coco shine hydrating sheer lipstick spring 2017

Pictured: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne and Beige Dore hydrating sheer lipstick

It’s here! The Chanel spring 2017 beauty collection has arrived. With it, we have two beautiful new Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick colors! Love! Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Beige Dore are the two new IT lipstick colors for spring 2017!

Although I wear lipsticks from a few different brands, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine is my all-time favorite lipstick. I love the sheer nature of the lipstick; plus, it always hydrates my lips. It is comfortable, never smears, applies evenly, never cakes, and wears off evenly. That is perfection.

For spring 2017, we are seeing beige hues, and deep, dark, autumn-like hues. The new lipstick colors from Chanel for spring 2017 reflect this trend in makeup. Beige Dore is a golden beige hue which is easy to wear daily, and to work. Noir Moderne is an avant-garde, dark purple, which if it wasn’t sheer, would be as vampy as it gets! Noir Moderne is perfect to wear at night, and if you are the daring type, wear it during daylight hours too! Why not?!

Here are swatches of me wearing the new Chanel Rouge Coco Shine spring 2017 lipstick colors. My darling little ten-year-old daughter took these photos of me, so I apologize in advance for my expressions. She was making faces while snapping the pictures, which in turn, made me laugh. But I digress. . .here are the spring 2017 colors!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick Beige Dore

chanel rouge coco shine beige dore lipstick spring 2017 chanel spring 2017 lipstick

This is the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Beige Dore lipstick. I love this color for everyday wear. It is a golden beige color which blends well with any color palette. It will be easy to wear with all of the spring colors hitting store shelves! Beige Dore by Chanel will be my go-to lip color this spring 2017 season. Love!

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine hydrating sheer lipstick Noir Moderne

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Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Noir Moderne lipstick is a vampy, deep, dark purple hue which is easy to wear since it is sheer. For me, this will be my nighttime lipstick this spring 2017. It will also work well at fashion week in New York. If you like to take chances with your daytime makeup, Noir Moderne lipstick will be a fun lip color to wear during the day this spring 2017 season. I love this color!

So there they are! The new lipstick colors from Chanel for spring 2017. What do you think of Beige Dore and Noir Moderne? Will you be rocking these colors this spring 2017 season? I plan to wear them often! Beige Dore will be my daily go-to lipstick; it already has turned out to be!

You can find the spring 2017 beauty collection by Chanel online here. You can find Chanel’s spring 2017 lipstick online here.

Stay tuned! I will start reviewing Chanel’s spring 2017 nail polish colors next week! They are a-ma-zing!

Top trends for spring 2017 from NYFW

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Photo courtesy of Desigual / Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway

The spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week left us with a whole new set of fashion trends to think about, and to covet, for the upcoming warm weather season. Designers in New York introduced a whole new set of designs for spring 2017, incorporating trends from seasons’ past, as well as new, fresh looks. Loved it!

Let’s start with the overall vibe of New York Fashion Week spring 2017. Over the past several seasons we have looked at 1970s silhouettes, and inspiration. There was still an element from the 1970s on many of New York’s catwalks, but the 1970s look is starting to go by the wayside as we move into 2017. Designers are starting to seek 1960s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, and mixing it together into a romantic, nouveau nautical, and/or menswear look.

What is nouveau nautical you ask? Well, it is what I am naming the large amount of horizontal¬†stripes on the runways of New York for spring 2017. These aren’t the yacht club’s nautical stripes, these are bold, colorful, whimsical, and sometimes unorthodox horizontal¬†stripes. If it’s horizontal, it’s hot for spring 2017. Which brings us to “HOT TREND” number one. horizontal¬†stripes!

Horizontal Stripes

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017. See full article here.

Horizontal stripes were splashed all over the runways for spring 2017 in New York. As mentioned above, they are not-so-nautical. Look for multi-colored vertical stripes, varying sized stripes, and horizontal stripes like you have never seen before! This is the hot trend for spring 2017 to watch for.


irina vitjaz spring 2017 nyfw

Irina Vitjaz spring 2017 NYFW

Designers were in a romantic mood for spring 2017. There were shades of blush, soft ruffles, flowing fabrics, and an overall feeling you should be sitting in a Parisian cafe gazing lovingly into the eyes of your significant other. Look for flowing fabrics, ruffles, blush pink (yes again!), and 1960s inspiration which is romantic; yet evokes a vintage, European vibe.

Asymmetrical lines and Twisted fabrics


Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW, photo courtesy of Nicholas K press

Designers twisted and turned fabrics for the spring 2017 season. In addition to asymmetrical hemlines, and overall lines, fabrics were ruched, twisted, and manipulated into dresses, skirts, tops, and the like. Get ready to be a pretzel for spring 2017!

Denim Anything and Everything

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Demoo Parkchoonmo spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Designers loved denim this season! Look for anything and everything you can think of in denim. Denim is not just a regular pair of jeans this season, look for patchwork, asymmetrical hems, twisted denim, embellished denim, and more! Think, and buy, denim.


cynthia rowley spring 2017 nyfw

Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW 

Raise your hand of you wore a jumper in the 1990s? Mine is waaaaay up! This was a HOT trend in the mid-1990s. Jumpers over tee-shirts or blouses or thin sweaters or shirts was du rigueur. It is also going to be du rigueur for the spring 2017 season. Designers jumped on this trend for the spring 2017 season, not to mention it was already on the streets in New York where fashion week guests layered silk slip dresses over shirts and tees while attending the shows. This is a trend you can wear now, and well into spring 2017. Get ready to layer!

Spring 2017 Accessories

marissa webb spring 2017 nyfw handbags

Marissa Webb spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Accessories for spring 2017 are changing. While shoe styles remain the same, jewelry and handbags are going to be different as we move into the new year.

Jewelry: BIG earrings are HOT HOT HOT for spring 2017. As for statement necklaces, well, not so much. Rings and bracelets will also be large, bold, and noticeable.

Shoes: Shoes are staying comfortable for the spring 2017 season. Look for menswear inspired loafers, flats, and block heels. Keep to the block heels! Stilettos need not apply.

Keep it street with Adidas vintage-inspired sneakers, such as this pair (IT shoe alert!), or skate sneakers.

Slides are also hot, practice walking in them now!

Tie-up, or lace-up shoes are still around, but they should be on your keep list, not your buy list. Wear them out instead of replacing them. 2017 might be their last year.

Handbags: Gone are the days of the micro-bag. Most spring 2017 runway bags were medium. Look for duffel-style satchels, totes, boxy bags which are reminiscent of trunks or binocular cases, shoulder bags/saddle bags, and fringe. Long live fringe!

Other Notable Trends for Spring 2017

taoray wang spring 2017 nyfw

Taoray Wang spring 2017 NYFW

There are other trends for spring 2017 which are notable. Here they are!

*Spring 2017 is going to be all about dresses. Separates can take a backseat to dress after dress. Invest in a dress!

*The color palette includes all-white, all-black, military green, grey, blush (yes, again!), any metallic hue, red, bright pink, shades of blue, and red paired with green (the horror! yes, we are all going to look like Christmas trees, yikes! I plan to avoid this one, just so ya know!) Pantone’s top ten color’s for spring 2017 are shown below. Although it does not show red, I did see quite a bit of red on the runways; perhaps it is number eleven?

spring 2017 color trends

*Blazers are the IT jacket of the season, followed by Moto jackets. Go rebel, or go structured, it’s your choice!

*Fringe is still hot! Keep your boho-chic fringe and re-work it into a more structured, less boho look for spring 2017. Fringe is no longer hippie for spring, it got a job, and is now yuppie.

*Embellishments, brocade, and decadent fabrications are still hot as we move into spring. Keep it all!

*Leather, leather, and uh, oh yeah, leather! Did I mention leather is a trend for spring? I didn’t? Oops, leather is hot for spring 2017.

*Hemlines are rising. Start going to spin class now!

*Athleisure is continuing from now into spring 2017. Look for more leisure suits, athleisure suits, bomber jackets, street sneakers, windbreakers, and sweatpants you won’t actually want to sweat in.

That’s a wrap! I will start to cover the trends which make it from the runways to the streets as stores start to stock spring 2017. In the meantime, you can use this as a guide to start wearing the hottest runway trends from New York for spring 2017, right now! Love that!

What are your favorite runway trends for spring 2017 from New York?

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