Just me? Probably.
It seems like there is a trend for colored hair these days. Not colored as in “I dye my hair rich medium mocha from a box” but actually having bright, rainbow colored hair. While this has been a pretty common practice for non-conformists, it seems like society — the fashion industry included — has been slowly accepting colored hair as a norm.
Celebrities are doing it, including Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Zoe Kravitz, to name a few. Models are doing it, like Chloe Norgaard, who often has at least three different colors running through her hair at any given time.
Brands like Nastygal and Urban Outfitters are making it easier for the average girl to show off her artsy side for a day with hair chalk. You literally just run these crayon-like sticks on your hair for a burst of unconventional color without having to go through the painstaking process of bleaching and constantly dying your hair to keep the vivid hue.
I’m currently leaning towards purple.
50 days until I take my last final at the University of Minnesota.
50 days until I am done with school forever.
50 days until I am officially an unemployed* college graduate.
The next 50 days are going to be the longest 50 days of my life. Then it will be summer, the most glorious season of them all, filled with rooftop bars, sunshine and any activity that keeps me outside. I cannot wait for summer. In an attempt to get through the next 50 days of school, work and terrible Minnesota weather, I have decided to create a summer bucket list. I read that you tend to be happier if you have things to look forward to, so that's what I'm going with. Feel free to tweet me suggestions: @mkrichtman
Melanie's Summer Bucket List
* as of March 26, I will have employment upon graduation. Hallelujah.
Is it just me, or do designers always seem more innovative with their autumn collections than with their spring collections? Maybe it’s because there's less fabric to work with for spring, but the clothes always seem unoriginal. In the words of Miranda Priestly, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
Spring clothes never seem to change. It’s florals, pastels and hippie-inspired festival fashion almost exclusively as soon as the weather warms up. Not that I’m complaining — I like cutoffs and gladiator sandals as much as the next girl — but for me, spring and summer lack the inspiration that fall looks seem to have.
Okay, rant over.
These past few weeks designers showcased some really awesome looks for fall/winter at Paris Fashion Week (the only fashion week that truly matters). They almost make me crave winter again. Almost.
Velvet, shearling and mini dresses paired with long coats are all going to be insanely popular next fall (or this spring if you do it before warm weather hits). It’s all about fun textures and interesting layers.
Here are some of my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week:
I'm obsessed with model Anastasia Ivanova's copper hair. It's the perfect color -- not too dark, but not too orange. I need it for summer. It's crucial to my existence. Is that dramatic? Oh well.
The sun is shining, birds are chirping (kind of) and it’s supposed to be a balmy 25 degrees today — spring is coming. The timing couldn’t be better because I think every human in Minnesota would lose it if they had to keep wearing the same four flannels for another three months. I know it’s not exactly warm yet, but it's safe to say we are in the acceptable time frame to start shopping for spring and summer clothes.
That’s my plan at least. I just realistically need it to be warm enough so I can wear cuffed boyfriend jeans and a topknot without having to worry about my exposed skin dying from frostbite. But it would be nice if I could wear these things too…
Fringe bags, feather skirts, turban headbands, long sleeve rompers and mules are trending this spring.
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