Ladies Releases January 2009 (Various Brands)

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  1. Bonnie Bathory

    Bonnie Bathory New Member

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    Women's Accessory Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

    Accessory Trend: Statement J.ewelry
    In 2009, j.ewelry is all about making a statement, be it a necklace, a bangle or a cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold.

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    Themes
    J.ewellery in the 2009 collections took many and various forms. There were a few common threads amoung them, however, including:

    Geometric shapes
    Exotic and ethnic inspirations
    Rich colours; prominent stones and gems
    Geometric shapes in bold colours saw Cavalli extend upon last year's Art Deco trend; while the likes of Ralph Lauren and Anna Sui embraced the exotic, the former with imperial-esque j.ewels and the latter with ethnic inspired beading.

    Others such as Giambattista Valli and Christian Lacroix showed modern, avant garde designs.

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    Statement pieces from Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Christian Lacroix and Valentino

    Bracelets, bangles and cuffs
    Bracelets took various forms on the runways - from simple chains to chunky bangles. It was the ornate cuff that really took trend status, however, worn on the upper arm or the wrist.

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    Lacroix, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti.

    How To Wear This J.ewellry Trend
    The core difference between the previous season of bold j.ewellery and the 2009 trend is the clothing it's worn with. While 2008 was about playing down the clothing to make the ***els the stand-out feature, 2009 is not afraid to team wildly bold or colourful clothing with over-the-top accessories. Experiment with clashing colours and styles - make them as interesting as possible.

    For more subdued occasions, there's always the option to pair statement pieces with a little black dress, or even jeans and a tee. Whatever your preference, the bottom line is that when it comes to j.ewellery in 2009, the bigger and more exotic, the better!
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    Women's Denim Jean Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

    Ripped jeans and torn denim trend 2009
    Just when you thought they would never return... ripped jeans are back. Starting in 2008 with a horde of sexed-up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, those torn denim shorts and shredded jeans are hitting the streets. Ripped denim in 2009 is certainly sexy and revealing - possibly more than ever. Click here to read more on the 2009 take on ripped denim.

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    On the runways, Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2008 collection brought faded and torn skinny jeans back onto the agenda. Maison Martin Margiela's collection was also littered with shredded up denim pieces (below, right) that took ripped denim to the extreme.

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    From jeans to skirts to shorts, torn denim is also being embraced by certain members of the celebrity world, including Lily Allen and Lindsay Lohan, below.

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    So how does the 2008 take on ripped jeans differ from its past incarnations? The short answer is, it doesn't really. Well not much anyway - it's more about how it's worn than the pieces themselves. Unlike from the rebellious heavy metal torn denim of the 80s, or the loose grungy jeans of the 90s, the 08-09 ripped denim trend is all about being sexy and revealing. So will you be wearing ripped denim this year?


    Boyfriend jeans trend 2009
    This is one 2009 fashion trend that I'm still really hesitant about. And to clear from the outset I'm not hesitant as to whether or not the boyfriend denim jeans trend is going to be popular, it is. Rather, I'm more hesitant as to whether people are going to get it right or not.

    Katie Holmes certainly hasn't.

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    But it was on Katie Holmes that the look first became obvious to me. There she was, leaving rehearsals for yet another attempt at a post-marriage career, wearing denim jeans so oversized she had to turn them up at the bottom.

    "It looks like she's wearing Tom Curise's jeans," thought I.

    And so 'boyfriend jeans' was coined. 'Couch-jumping husband jeans' simply didn't have the same ring.

    The trouble is that Katie Holmes's look is a terrible one. They're so oversized she simply seems swamped by them; and her insistence on wearing a pair with enough gashes and patches to qualify them for 2009's ripped jeans trend simply means too much is going on.

    But just because Holmes has got them wrong, doesn't mean you have to as well. After all, there have been times when the actress has got it right; and she's not alone. Consider both Reese Witherspoon and Rachel Bilson in the above photos - they're channelling the trend, but not with the same homeless-finesse of Katie Holmes.
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  3. Bonnie Bathory

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    Women's Color Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

    Spring-Summer 2009 Color Trends
    Looking to pick the right colours for your wardrobe in Spring-Summer 2009? If the predictions we're seeing from both Pantone and TFL are anything to go by, expect a move away from metallic colours over to a much more earthy, subdued color palette. Indeed, such a colour palette is perfect for some of the 2009 fashion trends, such as the bohemian luxury Winter trend - but could they see the look transposed to the Summer season by way of the foho trend as well?

    Chic Colour Trend
    This colour palette presented as all the others presented by TFL has very nature inspired overtones, come across as incredibly Earthy and quite heavy on the brown leaving us with the feeling very much of old country simplicity.

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    From TFL;

    A harmonic and natural world, invaded by the warm and fascinating colours of plants. A strong reference to the volume of trees and to their unstable perfection. Abstract geometry mixing with perfect modular shapes. Basic colours conveying quiet and pureness, but taking us back to the `60s when combined with green and violet, with more cutting.

    Classical Colour Trend
    The classical palette is a lot more vivid and saturated colours, with colours that remind us of the resort with beach like blues and the distinctly sandy Hypen;

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    From TFL;

    A world deeply inspired by colours of the Mediterranean beaches, where the strong appeal of the sea combines with the period of figurative arts. Flaming and almost primary colours convey strength and energy, but drive us towards a measured chromatic indiscipline through creative and post-futuristic combinations, daring with creative couplings.

    Casual Colour Trend
    The casual colour palette stands alone leaving behind the country and nature with a heavy city shift, the concrete colours, glassy blues, unnatural pinks and yellow that reminds us of a street light.

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    From TFL;

    A robotic and static world, but warped at the same time. Colours of this range reflect the cold light of pixels and deformed effects. Unusual combinations remind us of new forms of of mimetism. Iron grey cuts these colours and makes them matchable, while deep yellow inflames them of a dazzling light with psychedelic effects.
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    Women's Hair Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

    There's little point in wearing clothes from 2009's fashion trends unless you have the one other major element just right: hair.

    Taking their cues from 2008, in 2009 women's hair trends will play to the extremes. They might be extremely short, extremely girly, extremely sexual or extremely slick. It'll only be the bob hair cut which will sit somewhere to the left of extreme; and you're going to be hard pressed to find that hair style on fashion forward women.

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    Women's Hair Cut Trends 2009
    Throughout 2008, women's hair cuts did one thing: they got shorter. There was the bob hair trend, the pixie-crop hair trend, and a plethora of others in between.

    And unlike the length of women's hair, their popularity grew.

    Which leaves us with an interesting predicament for 2009's hair trends: the fashion forward, short hair styles of 2008 are no longer fashion forward. They're no longer unique. Every woman and her chuiauia got one.

    So in 2009, fashion forward girls have a choice to make: keep the bobs and blend into the crowd or, to stand out, cut their hair shorter or let it grow.


    The Cropped Bob & The Pixie Crop
    Girls who cut the bob in 2008 and want a fashion forward look in 2009, are going to have to either let their hair grow out or go something more extreme. Enter the cropped bob and the pixie crop; both perfect for Spring/Summer 2009, but far more difficult to wear for Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2008/2009.

    The Cropped Bob
    To put it bluntly: the cropped bob is extreme. It's not quite a pixie crop (below) nor a bob. Short all over, even with a heavily shortened blunt cut fringe, it's can only be worn by those who ooze confidence. Just look at Agyness Deyn's cropped, fringed bob (right). Attention grabbing, it's even far less subtle with peroxide blonde hair which I'm tipping as the best colour to wear it with.

    The Pixie Crop
    The pixie crop started as a hair trend in 2008 but, as a natural progression from the bob hair cut, expect to see plenty of it in 2009.

    For those fashionisers who are willing to really take scissors to their hair, the pixie crop offers a bold look far less subtle than the cropped bob, and one that is both young and funky when done right. And doing it right has everything to do with the styling: as we learnt from Katie Holme's pixie crop a lack of styling and product and you can look suddenly middle-aged.


    The Bob
    Perhaps both the cropped bob and pixie crop are too extreme for you? Or perhaps you've just got a bob and are eager to keep it. Never fear, the bob hair cut is still in fashion in 2009. It's just not as unique, but paired with the right clothes (check out 2009's Spring/Summer clothes trends here) and hair style you can still own this look.

    And what hair styles should you pair a bob with in 2009? If you're bob is chin length, look at sexing it up with the bed hair style, or if your bob is shoulder length also consider an adaptation of the mermaid / 1940s wave style as well as bed hair.


    Long Hair
    You got short hair trends in the form of the pixie crop and the cropped bob, and in the middle is ye olde simple bob; so what does that leave us with? Long hair in 2009. And it's what I'm imploring all girls grow.

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    You see, the bob is done and dusted for the truly fashion forward, and the shorter variations simply aren't going to suit everyone; but long hair? Long hair, cut and layered correctly leaves you able to take advantage of most of 2009's hair style trends. Consider just a few of the looks from the Spring/Summer 2009 catwalks.


    Women's Hair Style Trends 2009
    Flowing: 2009 long hair style
    Add a bit of oomph to a long hair style by wearing it in a heavily voluminous fashion, a look perfect for pairing back with 2009's Bohemian Luxury Autumn (Fall)/Winter fashion trend.

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    Flowing hair trend on Donna Karan (left and right) and Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2009 runways (middle)

    Straight and Sleek: 2009 long hair style
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    Mermaid / 1940s Waves with Side-Part
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    1940s Waves with Side-Part hair style on Proenza Schouler (left and right) and Tuleh runways (middle)

    Milkmaid Braids
    Milkmaid braids are our first tip for women's 2009 hair style trends, as socialites and celebrities are increasingly seen with them off the red carpet. Like so many other trends of recent times, it was Sienna Miller who did the most to push the look but that was way back in 2007. In 2009 it seems that milkmaid braids will be a hair style trend on and off the red carpet.


    Women's Hair Color Trends 2009
    Peroxide blonde hair colour: 2009 hair trend
    When she wore a peroxide blonde, blunt-cut fringed hair style in 2007, hypermodel Kate Moss set two 2008 hair trends at once. And at the tail end of 2008, she may have done it again. In a photo shoot for Interview magazine, you'll find a peroxide blonde Kate Moss; one likely to make peroxide blonde a key hair color trend in 2009.
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    Hi ,

    Im new here and just wanted to stop by and say hi :)
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