Friday, March 28

Classic Beauty - Seventies Style

From wedges and high-waisted jeans, to opaque tights and fringed leather bags, many fashion designers are revisiting the stylishly yet folksy looks of the 1970’s. And the model’s makeup and hair is no different! The decade of hippies, disco, Annie Hall and rock and roll have been an inspiration of many. The makeup artist for Dsquared named Ali McGraw of the 70’s movie “Love Story” an inspiration, giving models red lips and a simple center part with long, flowing locks. This hairstyle was seen at numerous shows including Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Zac Posen and DKNY. The fresh-faced dewy look reflects the mood of the era. Models at both Stella McCartney and Diane von Furstenberg strutted down the runway with minimal face makeup. As for hair, braids fared well, too. Single sided, messy braids and fishtail braids were a popular style with Vera Wang’s lavender label, accompanied by a knitted cap for daytime looks, and on it’s own with evening dresses. But before you declare Marcia Brady (or Cindy if you’re keen on braids!) as your “new” style icon, beware! Spandex disco onesies, itchy synthetic fibers, and leisure suits are just a few things from the 1970’s that need not be revived. So if you’re wary, try to the trend with hair and makeup. It’s never been hotter to sport a 70’s inspired look! Groovy!

-Jillian Bietz

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