Fashion: Raise a few eyebrows
Sunday 22 March 2009
In fashion, no matter the season, the one thing we can be sure of is that a new crop of items will suddenly acquire the epithet "statement". The most frequent bearers of the title are bags, shoes and other eye-wateringly expensive baubles. So it is refreshing that this spring the accessorial plutocracy has been broken and you need look no further than the bathroom mirror to find the latest catwalk must-have. All hail the "statement eyebrow" – now available in various shapes and shades.
For the truly brave, the gauntlet was thrown down at Marc Jacobs' and Diesel's New York spring/summer catwalk shows, where models managed to make bleached-out and blue brows respectively look like a credible beauty option. (Well, almost.) In London, Todd Lynn opted for fiercely black, heavily-pencilled brows winging out towards the temples, while in Milan, the Marni look marked a return to a naturally full, 1980s shape.
Admittedly, most of us won't ever sport technicolour eyebrows, but a little experimentation does make for a welcome change from the all-too predictable roll-call of summer beauty trends. And it's a good warm-up for autumn, when extreme hair and make-up really take centre stage, balancing out powerful silhouettes on the runways.
Of course, for those who have over-tweezed their way to eternally sparse brows, this trend will be tricky – unless you fancy becoming one of a growing number of women to opt for an "eyebrow transplant". Although with a price tag of £3,000, several weeks' downtime and considerable pain involved, it might just be easier to buy a handbag after all.
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Bombsheller: The website that makes us all into top fashion designers
NHS medics are being lured away to Australia by more money, status and sunshine, survey suggests
World Hepatitis Day: we could eliminate hepatitis C in the UK - but only half of those infected know they have it
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Data Governance Manager (Solvency II) – Contract – Up to £450 daily rate, 6 month (may go Permanent)
£350 - £450 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: We are currently looking...
£18000 - £22000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Recruitment Resour...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: 2nd line support - Derbyshire - 6 months...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My client is a dynamic, fast-growing, fa...