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9 December 2016

Selection in 2017 'Greenery' style and natural mood: lip stick, skin care, perfume, clothing, sunglasses, jewelry, and a garden foulard

Fashionoffice looks back to the year 2016 and previews what comes in early 2017 for the selection of some items under the motto 'Greenery' after Pantone's Color of the Year 2017 with focus on nature. (Closer description of the single items below.)

The natural color lip stick with metallic finish is named 'Snowdon' and was released recently at the end of November as one of the new shades of Tom Ford's 'Lips & Boys' collection which consists in sum of 50(!) shades. Looking back this year, Tom Ford was one of the designers who impressed the most: as designer, film director/writer (the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' has started already in some countries; in Germany, on 22 December) and last but not least because of his digital strategy. Tom Ford's fashion show in front of celebrities from the Hollywood movie- and New York music-industry was presented as interactive show-shop video. 2016 will probably be remembered by fashion marketing specialists as historical year when the runway was included officially into digital distribution activities.

The 'Salt Scrub Lemon Grass' by Tromborg can be recommended for relaxed home-spa moments. Fashionoffice tested the body salt scrub which is scented with energy boosting lemon several times. The scrub is created for the usage under the shower or in the bathtub. The formula makes the skin smooth (salt from the Dead Sea) and acts with its oils (almond and ethereal oils) like a well-scented body cream. The scent evaporates after several minutes. Fashionoffice reported recently from a visit at the headquarters of Tromborg in Copenhagen where the founders introduced into the making of the products with organic ingredients and how they are inspired by nature and art.

The women's jacket in light green is from the new 'Colmar Originals' Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Fashionoffice already published an article about the SS17 theme which throws a hopeful view into the future of human kind, nature and technics.

For the green 'Crystaldust' bracelet from the 'Urban Romance' Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Swarovski Creative Director Nathalie Colin was inspired by the chic of people in Paris and Los Angeles. Flower power and flower dreams are keywords for jewelry items which remind French Haute Joaillerie pieces and are dedicated to festive situations. The Crystaldust bracelet is designed for a more casual lifestyle in mind such as for beach walks in Los Angeles, music festivals or a relaxed brunch under the sun.

The black round 'Hope' crossbody handbag is a charity product by the Canadian label Matt & Nat. 100% of the purchase (60.- Euros) will be donated to a social project which can be chosen online by the buyer from the listed initiatives at The bag is vegan. It's made of non-animal leather-material with inner-lining produced from recycled PET-bottles. The animal rights organization Peta lists Matt & Nat at their shopping guide.

As scent for the 'Greenery' style, a floral perfume such as the delicious 'First Rosée D'Or' by Van Cleef & Arpels fits perfectly. The scent was released 2015 as limited special edition. Perfumer Nathalie Gracia-Cetto (Maison Givaudan) composed the fragrance around the natural ingredients of the Haute Parfumerie 'First' line by Haute Joaillerie house Van Cleef & Arpels. The floral notes - especially rose, are layered above vibrating fresh green notes and combined with warm vanilla, musk and light wood notes. The perfume's shimmering appeal reflects the elegant jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.

The sunglasses 'Zora' with green shades and green frame are from the current collection by the Austrian brand Andy Wolf.

The foulard with garden motifs from the special edition by VonSchwanenflügelPupke for 'The Golden Rabbit' garden concept store appeared already in another style tip article concerning various types of gardeners - from the fashionable, the routinier, to the kitchen-gardener. (Photo of the foulard: (C)

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