How can one keep a lady-like class and still get fashionably Nomad? By taking a few style lessons from Giorgio Armani’s Armani Prive Spring 2014 Couture collection!
Keeping his Lunar blue theme going, Armani is said to have tried to evoke the grand dame of fashion Loulou de la Falaise. She was a known muse to Yves Saint Laurent, so this may seem a bit contradictory as she has inspired Yves as well. But, an Icon is an icon, regardless, so Armani’s collection was a masterful show with plenty grab-attention details and lots of inspiring pieces!
From the beautiful, deep smoky eyes makeup to the carefully tucked in hair and the sparkly head wraps, the beauty approach of this Haute Couture collection was one of a subtle beauty game, emphasizing the eyes and the natural charm of one’s face. The makeup comes from the Armani maison who entered the beauty game and keeps expanding with new and new offerings each season.
With the talented makeup artist Linda Cantello, the dramatic makeup put together for this collection involved using a dark Eye&Brow Maestro pencil (which will be available from September), mascara on the top lashes only. The makeup was a blend of two shades of Eyes to Kill Solo in #7 and #11 (available in store from May 2014).
The blue short nails matching the blue catwalk and the moon-lit mood were very Armani-esque, as were his eternal grey looks palette. The nail polish used to achieve the ‘manicure minuit’ look was Nail Lacquer in Bleu d’Armani with a top coat of Navy Glass (available from September). Chunky, geometrically shaped jewelry pieces complimented each and every outfit, looking very bourgeois for a Nomad-themed collection.
See also: Armani Prive past collections!
Small satiny pouches, exotic leather envelopes, outfit-matching, beaded purses – there was a little bit for every glamour-loving taste! And did you notice the low heeled sandals? They would’ve been so much more comfortable if it wasn’t for the spaghetti thin straps! But one can’t have it all, and, honestly, this Armani Prive collection was fabulous enough (for a mid-aged woman who has countless formal occasions to honor).
See also: Armani on the Red Carpet!