Actress Lupita Nyong’o has become a force to be reckoned with since her heart wrenching performance as Patsey in the film “12 Years a Slave”. The role earned her a 2014 Academy Award and much deserved recognition and praise in Hollywood. But alongside her Yale University honed acting expertise, Lupita has become well known for her elegant fashion choices as well. While making the rounds during the very busy award circuit following the release of “12 Years a Slave”, Hollywood media and the fashion world both took notice of Lupita’s impeccable style and her ability to make any outfit look absolutely wonderful. If Lupita attends an event, chances are she will be considered the best-dressed actress on the red carpet.
In fashion, there has always been a tendency to look back at decades past for trends that set the style standards. From the sleek and sharp lines of the mod 1960s to the broad and bold shoulders of the 1980s, fashion has taken cues from the past to innovate the present. Hairstyles of the past have also made their way into present day culture. Those who are entrenched in the present trends will tell you that straight and sleek is the way for your hair to go. But two pop culture trendsetters gladly challenge this.
When you hear the names Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, you might immediately have visions of beautiful gowns or luxurious signature accessories made by each of these famed designers. But these style geniuses are not only revered in the fashion world. They have also made their colorful marks on the world of beauty as well. In 1998, the French cosmetic store chain Sephora opened its first American store in New York City. From then on, the store has become the central hub of acquiring elite and high-end cosmetics such as the makeup lines of world-renowned fashion designers.
You’ve seen the tools of the trade. The much-feared tweezer, the thread of the professional eyebrow groomer, and yes, that awful vat of hellishly hot wax. There are a whole slew of beauty products catering to your desire for that thinner than thin, meticulously arched, and perfectly sleek eyebrow.
But what if you want a more dramatic look? People always say that our eyes are the windows to our souls. Many a make-up artist will tell you that the eyes are pivotal to any look, so why not give your eyebrows the fullness and depth they deserve? If your eyes are the windows to your soul, consider your eyebrows the window frames! And who wants thin and fragile window frames?
Nothing says you’re ready like perfectly polished nails. Here you’ve caught me pampering for a shoot and all eyes are definitely on me and the color pop that’s going to splash my nails. Try to match your outfit or fall for nude hues, as wild colors don’t compliment well when they don’t match your ‘fit. And fellas, don’t be afraid of a manicure and file down – ladies love a well kept gentleman.