Normally fall fashions get overwhelmingly tedious with all the gray/brown/blackness that reach out and hit you over the head like a dulled mallot. But not this season. Fall 2010 is giving us a little excitement in the form of leopard prints. Fun, fabulous, fantastic leopard!
|Kate Moss – always perfection
We are seeing leopard everything – from shoes
to handbags to belts and scarves.
Fall 2010’s bottoms look best dressed in a leopard thong…
|thong by Sensuelle
The divine leopard print coats and jackets that ruled the runways, can kick up any old black ensemble and make it super sleek chic and cool.
Unless you are JLo or Jackie Collins don’t try to pull off head to toe leopard. Instead of suggesting a little inner feline you’ll look like you’re unleashing your full on cougar! Ideally wear one statement piece (dress/coat) and counterbalance it with a simple solid, or take a couple of fab leopard accessories and use them to bring the drama to anything you own.
When using more than one leopard piece, make it more interesting by layering different sized and colored prints, and combine different textures.
There are two major makeup trends to pair with leopard this season.
The first is a smoldering, sexy eye coupled with a soft nude mouth. Major eye shadows to use are a metallic shimmering eggplant, or a copper khaki shimmer. Make sure you make the eye very sultry, buffed out and with considerable depth.
|Angelina Jolie, gorgeous in leopard
Use a full bodied foundation, give your cheeks lots of autumnal love, then soften it all with a dewy finish on a nude lipstick.
|Maxim Magazine’s sexiest woman on earth, Christina Hendricks
The other major trend is to again use a full, luminous base (try Makeup Forever HD) a well contoured cheek, and this time add in a power brow – well groomed and defined, a soft, bare eye shadow on a well lined heavily lashed eye and set the whole thing alight with a bright, bold, catch me if you can red lipstick. Avoid burgundy reds, purple reds and dark reds. If you only buy one piece of makeup this season, make it a bright, modern, exciting red!
Here is the SheKnows.com Daily Dish segment all about leopard for fall 2010: