Fall Editorial: Personal Best

THE ROMANTIC

garmentory_falllooks_5Tia Cibani velvet dress. TARA 4779 choker.

garmentory_falllooks_2Collina Strada sheer top and pants, beige leather bra. Geography 541 Isfjorden Pendant. Alynne Lavigne Deco Ring in silver. TARA 4779 earrings.

THE TOMBOY

garmentory_falllooks_11Collina Strada leather overalls. Hendrick Lou big rib toque

garmentory_falllooks_8Collina Strada jacket. Obakki top. Osei-Duro skirt. 

THE NEW BOHEMIAN

garmentory_falllooks_3Sunja Link turtleneck dress. Gamma Folk necklace.

garmentory_falllooks_13Nikki Chasin Niles Striped Vest. Giu Giu Knit Shorts. The Palatines clogs. LACAR Atria Collar. Erin Templeton Bag.

THE DRAMA QUEEN

garmentory_falllooks_7Eliza Faulkner Lucy dress, foldover clutch. LACAR Atria Collar. Gloves, stylist’s own.

THE MODERNIST

garmentory_falllooks_107115 by Szeki wool vest and culottes. Collina Strada halter. Shoes, stylist’s own. 

garmentory_falllooks_6Ilana Kohn coveralls. 

Fall Inspiration from Mandy Kordal

We asked a few of our favorite designer friends to share their mood boards for Fall. This week, Mandy Kordal shares the inspiration behind her latest collection of knitwear.

“Moving into the autumn season I have been inspired by all things mystical, ancient textiles, and gemstones. I was looking at images like these while designing our Fall 2015 collection and you can see hints of the textures and colors represented in the clothing.”

Your expert guide to all things beauty for Fall

We love beach spray and no-fuss makeup just as much as anyone, but at the end of the summer we’re always craving a bit of polish. The kind that you just can’t find when your makeup melts off 5 minutes after you leave for work. So in anticipation of cooler weather and back to school vibes, we enlisted the lovely Sonia Leal-Serafim, makeup artist extraordinaire, to give us the run down on the top beauty trends for fall and the things we should stock up on now. The Vancouver-based beauty has been painting the faces of celebrities for years and has even mastered the art of taking a selfie with a supermodel. Take note.

TOP 5 BEAUTY TRENDS FOR FALL

ORANGE. The two biggest colors we see in beauty this fall is a bit of a surprise: deep plum and all shades of orange. We saw orange around the eyes, cheeks and lips, which is great, because there is a shade of orange that is absolutely stunning for everybody. Tip: Look for an orange that has a bit of gold in it. As we move into fall, natural light becomes a bit more gray. The gold helps to reflect more light, giving the completion a bit of an enhanced glow.

DEEP PLUM. If you’re looking for more of a dramatic statement, then try the deep plum lip. Tip: Keep the rest of your face quite natural. With a full face of makeup, or with a strong eye, the deep plum lip can look a little goth.

GLAMOUR. Fall is always all about glamour. As we’re coming out of summer holidays and low maintenance beauty, fall is like a time of rebirth of our beauty looks. It’s a time to try new things.

THE IMPERFECT SMOKEY EYE. We’ve seen smokey eyes linger around for fall season over the past few years, but this one is different. It’s a little bit imperfect, very achievable regardless of your beauty skills, but still sexy. Tip: Try it with a lighter shade of brown eyeshadow all over your eyelid blending it into your crease and underneath your eyes. Then top it off with a shimmery gold in the center of your eyelid to catch some extra light.

GO NUDE. The nude makeup look is polished, but not like you’ve tried too hard. It’s you, but better. When there’s not a lot of color on your face a total even skin tone is all important. Tip: When applying your foundation or BB cream, don’t forget to apply it to your eyelids, underneath your eyes before your concealer, around and underneath your nose and on your lips before applying lip color.

Sixties prints and soft hues rule for Ilana Kohn’s FW15 collection

As we countdown to Fall, we asked a few of our favorite designer friends to share their mood boards for the season. This week, we get a peek inside the creative mind of Ilana Kohn:

“Overall, I was really feeling the winter whites and pastels. Ha, it def made the collection feel a bit summery, but whatevs. I like summer! Layering was also something I was trying to think about. Most of the pieces in this collection are meant to be worn layered. Print wise, I was def looking at a lot of bold ’60s prints – clean and graphic.”