I don’t know about you, but I’m mesmerized by the fantasy world of a fashion show right down to the hair and makeup.  When it comes to wearing some of the trends in real life, however, some are little tricky to pull off.    Here are a few of my picks for most accessible looks to recreate that look right at home here in Charlotte ~ you can see all the looks in this post on Glamour.

The Matte Brown Smoky Eye

The smoky eye trend has been around for ages, but this fresh take on an early 90s look is done in soft brown tones. Recreate this at home with Dior’s Touch Eyeshadow Palette.  This takes the guesswork out of what color goes where, and it so very neutral and goof-proof.  



Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Touch Matte


The Unexpected Pop of Color or Shine

At Carolina Herrera the polar opposite of the neutrals added edge to the ladylike clothing.  I love this trend because most women really do look great in a tiny sliver of a colored shadow right at the lashline or a smidge of a cream eyeshadow with the rest of the area fairly subdued.  Try Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in (Wave) Length or Laura Mercier’s Caviar Eye Stick in Sapphire.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon  (Wave)length 

Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Sapphire 



Nails Straight Out of Napa

Rich wine lacquers suit all skin tones and add subtle glamour to fingers and toes and are the perfect transition color from summer brights to winter’s jewel tones and inky shades.  Try Essie’s Bordeaux or OPI’s Como Se Llama to get the lady-like look of burgundy nails like those shown at Oscar De La Renta.


OPI Nail Lacquer in Como Se Llama 


Essie Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux


Signature Red Lip Color

There is a red lipstick somewhere out there that’s just for you.  The trick is finding the one that works with your coloring (from poppy to cranberry, to crimson) and is in a finish (matte, satin, sheer, gloss) that you feel comfortable wearing.  At Dolce & Gabbana Vogue took note of “bespoke” shades, mixed for each model individually.  Go the easier route and check out Pat McGrath’s or MAC’s extensive red shade range to find just the one that you feel good wearing.



Pat McGrath Labs Lipstick in Elson 

MAC Lipstick in Chili 


The Messy Bun

This one is so easy, we should all try it out this fall!  The key is a done but undone look.  Try adding texture to hair with dry shampoo at the roots and rake hair back with fingers and secure with pins or with a hair elastic around your messy bun that you’ve loosely gathered.  If you can’t bear to not use a brush, finish your bun by pulling out a few wisps around your face and lightly set everything with a hybrid hairspray/powder product like Bb, Thickening Dryspun Texture spray.