Gold painted metallic lip tattoos at Dries Van Noten, top knots at Marc By Marc Jacobs, braided up do’s at Giorgio Armani and the peek-a-boo variety at Vera Wang;
SS15’s hair and beauty trends have been quickly adopted straight from the runway into our Australian Summer as hair ‘do’s head upward and accessories and beauty blend into one, making a jewel like statement.

The starting point. Summertime Braids. We’ve been playing with them since we were old enough to be doing Barbie’s hair and while for some it may be a little reminiscent of “memoirs” of the schoolyard, the braid is back and elevated to the high places reaching way beyond the classroom into a summer time style staple; From polished and sleek fishtails and single chain links at Erdem and Tome, to the roughed up and messy at Mara Hoffman and Michael Kors, this is a look that is definitely not reserved for school girls.

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As natural as flinging off your bra and giving your stilettos a swift kick at the end of a long day, the top knot is synonymous with comfort and is more than “at home” on the lounge, but it’s time to think outside the comfort zone, because this is a style that can take you from pool side to party with a simple quick twist. Lovely loose locks like those featured at Nanette Lepore during NYFW will give you the perfectly undone look, or perhaps a clean sweep is more your style. Whatever you choose, be prepared for ‘mane’ envy. Nanette Lepore

Perfecting relaxed messy knots and sleek and stylish braids is one thing, but what beauty routine is complete without a little injection of luxe metallics?
While Michael Kors and Donna Karen perfected model manes, Dries Van Noten was focused on the detail of another kind, reflecting perhaps one of Summer’s biggest beauty trends, the flash tattoo! Very boho chic, it’s the perfect weekend accessory and as temperatures rise and less becomes more when pulling our outfits together, stacking this metallic magic is the perfect alternative to the weight of layered accessories. It’s like a meeting of beautiful minds where beauty and accessories morph into one.

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Relaxed effortless style, barely there make up and beautified accessorising – sounds like summer to me…..xo

Jenni Sellan

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