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Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:52

Revealed: the top celebrity influencers

Celebrities all over the globe are an endless source of inspiration for everything beauty and fashion-related. Admiration often turns into emulation, and a new study can today reveal that Kylie Jenner is officially the world’s most influential celebrity!

Most popular celebrity influencers

The research, run and published by RY, offers an interesting insight into global beauty ideals. The study analyses Google search queries to reveal the most loved and copied celebrity beauty looks and today's top celebrity influencers. 


The Research: How To Spot The Influencers

RY made a list of 232 global celebrities, the most buzzed in glossy magazines of the likes of Allure and Glamour. Then, it put together the most typed queries on Google and combined the two lists to cover a full year. The research found which stars have the biggest influence in our quests for hair and makeup inspiration and more.

The Top 10 Most Popular Celebrity Looks

Kylie Jenner wins the round for the most popular and copied look. It does not come as a surprise; Kylie's look with her signature nude plumped lips made her fortune. Following, we can find Ariana Grande and Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer Aniston - who arrived in our houses as Rachel Green in Friends - is an astonishing example of fresh beauty over 40s.

top 3 most popular beauty celebrity  influencers

The most popular beauty celebrity influencers

 

Top 3 Most Popular Celebrities For Hair Inspiration

Jennifer Anniston is the top global hairstyle inspiration with her effortlessly healthy honey-gold locks. Follows Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande with her superbly sleek ponytail.

Top 3 hair celebrity influencers

The most popular hair celebrity influencers

Top 3 Most Popular Celebrities For Makeup Inspiration

Kylie wins once again for the most popular makeup on Google. On a rushed morning, her nude makeup all about glowy skin and luscious lips is a successful choice. She can sport both natural and full glam looks but - it is not a secret - her lips are behind Kylie's empire with her Kylie Lip Kits. Ariana Grande arrives second with her cat-eye flick and glossy lips; while Selena Gomez arrives in the third position with her warm beauty and down-to-earth presence. We have no doubts, her makeup brand, called Rare Beauty, will reach the top globally.

Top 3 makeup look celebrity influencers

The most popular makeup look celebrity influencers

Top 3 Most Popular Celebrities For Skincare Inspiration

Rihanna's glowy skin gives her the crown as the most popular skincare celebrity. The Barbadian singer is not simply known for her inimitable voice but also for her clean skin. Her cosmetic brand, Fenty Beauty, offers a chance to reach that perfection. Jennifer Lopez seems not to feel time passing. Now in her 50s, JLo can show a superb silhouette and a flawless complexion. She shares her secrets for dewy and younger skin with fans and the public with JLo Beauty. This time, Kylie Jenner settles for a third position with solely 50,000 searches every year for her skincare tips.

Top 3 skincare celebrity influencers

The most popular skincare celebrity influencers

Top 3 Most Popular Celebrity Beauty Inspiration From The Past

The research also looks into the not-so-far past with a chart crowded with Hollywood actresses. The most influential of all is, of course, Marilyn Monroe with her iconic bombshell look.
Follows Twiggy and David Bowie, who left an undiscussed mark in the history of music with his talent and artistic self-expression.

Top 3 celebrity influencers from the past

The most popular celebrity influencers from the past

Top 3 Most Newsworthy Celebrity Beauty Icons

RY's research spots also the most covered VIPs in magazines and online articles. Meghan Markle has always been in the news since her royal wedding; Kim Kardashian is just second, followed by Taylor Swift.

Top 3 newsworthy celebrities

The most newsworthy celebrities

Read the full research online at RY

CBD can be found everywhere, from healthcare to body care products, but CB.Do - premium CBD-infused tables - is a bit different.

Afro cuts are on our radar for Spring/Summer hairstyles. A-list hairstylist Stefan Bertin - who counts the likes of Letitia Wright, Hannah John Kamen, Elle Eyre, Sabrina Elba, AJ Odudu, and many more amongst his clientele - has revealed how natural hair textures can get the '70s hair look that is so hot right now.

The independent fashion galaxy has a new star shining today: POPS&LO. Born out of the pandemic stillness, this 100% British brand feels like a gust of spring air. Although young, this local brand has a clear vision in mind: empowering every woman to feel feminine and confident every day with unique garments made to order.

Taking care of our skin every day should not be overcomplicated. Straightforward and natural, this is what L'abu Skin thinks about skincare.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 14:59

Top 5 hairstyles and haircuts for SS21

To let our hair grow or to attempt a risky DIY haircut? This has been a big 'hair dilemma' for many of us, and Covid-19 was the main culprit. Salons are back to normal activity so that we can finally enjoy a pro haircut. Fashions Finest found the most-requested hair trends for Spring/Summer 2021.

British textile manufacture has many stories of local excellence and exquisite craftmanship like Firehorse. This female-founded reality is based in Macclesfield, where silk production has been spanning for over four centuries. The location is a foretaste of pure luxury made in Britain.

K-beauty, K-pop, K-drama. That 'K' means Korean - precisely, South Korean - and it is the signature of the 'hallyu' wave: the proud spread of Korean culture and lifestyle. Korean beauty and skincare have gained popularity and success across the globe but what is the secret of this massive success?

K-beauty is on everyone's lips and faces! Korean beauty spread and conquered the market and the public. However, K-beauty secret is beyond kawaii and colourful packages.

Korean skincare success secrets. Photo by Polina, Kovaleva, Pexels Photo by Polina Kovaleva, Pexels

K-beauty is about a minimal look and a radiant beauty that comes from within. Korean skincare secrets are passed on generation after generation, rooted in traditional wisdom and generous use of natural ingredients. The Korean skincare we all love is the combination of this familiar past and today's most advanced technologies. Here are the other 'K-secrets' explained for you.

Mother Nature's Gifts

Anti-oxidant green tea in Korean skincare. photo by Tea Creative Soo Chung, UnsplashPhoto by Tea Creative|Soon Chung, Unsplash

K-beauty takes the very best from Nature with botanical extracts and fermented ingredients that create enzymes breaking into new and effective substances. Of the many key ingredients, snail slime and bee venom could refrain the most squeamish of you but they are safe with visible results! Korean skincare benefits also from brightening rice, mung bean, known anti-oxidants green tea, turmeric and ginseng, and superstars mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and cica (Centella Asiatica).

Hi-tech But Affordable

Korean skincare advanced textures. Photo by Jocelyn Morales, UnsplashPhoto by Jocelyn Morales, Unsplash

Koreans know well what goes onto their skin and they always look for the best; they are exigent customers. To satisfy their need, Korean cosmetic companies invest in new technologies and formulations to deliver what is expected and build up the result from the inside. The competition is high as the variety of products, yet the prices are never over the top. Korean skincare is for everyone's wallet.

Great Skin For All And Customisable Skincare

K-beauty. Cutting-edge, affordable skincare for everyone. Photo by Anna Shvets, PexelsPhoto by Anna Shvets, Pexels

It is not just a matter of money! Korean skincare is for everyone's skin type, even the most sensitive. With 56.8% of the Korean population suffering from sensitive skin, K-beauty pays a load of attention to hypoallergenic formulations with less harsh chemicals and more active ingredients from natural sources. A staple in Korean skincare is its routine made of 10 different steps. This routine would sound very long in today's hectic lifestyle but it is not as strict as it seems. These 10 K-beauty steps are not daily and can be customised to fit one's routine and skin necessities.

Effective Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Korean sheet face masks. Popular skincare. Photo Polina Kovaleva, PexelsPhoto by Polina Kovaleva, Pexels

Constant research and powerful ingredients are at the base of Korean cosmetics effectiveness. K-beauty high performance can be explained also by these facts: K-beauty is made to prevent rather than treating skin issues when it is too late; plus, skincare products are developed to hydrate, nourish, strengthen and re-rejuvenate from within. Korean skin products are more than a trend and go beyond skincare. They are 'cosmeceuticals', beauty products with a therapeutical side.

The cultural aspect cannot be undervalued. In fact, Korean men and women - think about popular K-pop boy band BTS - learn how to take care of their skin earlier and with constancy. An early start, protection from harmful sun rays, and a religious regime prevent skin from showing ageing signs too soon.

Unisex skincare. Photo by Sunny Ng, UnsplashPhoto by Sunny Ng, Unsplash

Cutting-edge formulas, appealing products - like skin patches, sheet face masks and packs - and the right dose of kawaiiness in creative designs are the recipe for this skincare. K-beauty owns a lot to Mother Nature and as such tends to be very gentle with our environment with cruelty-free formulations and investment in recycled and biodegradable packaging. Sometimes, this is the case of I'M FROM, the k-beauty addict can see where the key ingredients come from.

K-beauty shows that healthy-looking skin is achievable by everyone. It is a philosophy and a way of living: slowly, with patience and respect as Nature teaches.

Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:13

Thrifting: an eco approach to AW21 trends

Autumn/Winter 2021 fashion trends have landed, bringing some much-needed fresh air to our wardrobes after a year of pandemic outfits. We’ve all been there over the last twelve months: trendy tops over tedious PJ bottoms and joggers. Luckily, the best of this season’s catwalks lend themselves perfectly to thrifting, meaning massive savings and a sustainable approach to fashion. Below are the best of the cold season’s trends, along with some hints on fool-proof second-hand purchases.

AW21 fashion trends. Photo by Daniel Gold, Unsplash
Photo by Daniel Gold, Unsplash
 

A/W 2021 collections dive into past vibes with an early ‘00s revival, generational trips and a host of bold, chunky textures. After months of budget-cutting, now is the time to quench your thirst for new clothing through thrifting.

 

Time Machine: 2000s Nostalgia And ‘60s Monochrome

Autumn/Winter 2021 catwalks saw GenZ’s nostalgia for the early noughties and commercial fun, and responded with maxi denim jeans, colourful see-thru tops, sparkly accessories and furry collars in pastels hues. We’ve seen a hunger for the revival of the Britney and Christina era, and it’s likely we all have something pop in a remote corner of a closet to dig out and shine in. The result is a thorough spring cleaning from the likes of Blumarine, Anna Sui, Roberto Cavalli and Alyx.
 
'00s-inspired outfits for AW21. Photo by Oswaldo Ibanez, Unsplash
Photo by Oswald Ibànez, Unsplash
 
GenZ and 2000s nostalgia in AW21 outfits. Photo by Fran, Unsplash
Photo by Fran, Unsplash
 
On the other hand, the ‘60s were refreshed with cheeky knee-high boots walking the Tom Ford, Fendi and Blumarine catwalks and full black/white monochrome outfits with sharp, clean, trapezoidal cuts from Versace.
 
'60s revival and white monochrome outfits for AW21. Photo by Reza Delkhosh, Unsplash
Photo by Reza Delkhosh, Unsplash
 

Patchwork Fantasy

S/S 2021 collections saw ethnic prints proliferate on headscarves and big coats. A/W 2021 literally recycles this idea for kaleidoscopic patchworks, with Gabriela Hearst, Chloé, Coach 1941, Simone Rocha reusing leftover fabrics for new maxi coats, dresses, tees and trousers. If your tastes are colourful and baroque, Dolce&Gabbana is on hand with its mélange of Sicilian memories. This trend is surely going to awake the crafter in you, allowing you to kindle your love of vintage and heritage patterns.

Patchwork fantasy trousers for AW21. Photo by Kyle Cleveland, Unsplash
Photo by Kyle Cleveland, Unsplash
 
Patchwork coats for AW21 woman. Photo by Gmello, PixabayPhoto by gmello, Pixabay
 

Comfort Wraps, Resort Dreams

Capes, wraps and ponchos are back (Chloé, Alberta Ferretti, Missoni and Gabriela Hearst). For Missoni, ponchos mean ‘70s palettes and geometries; while Stella Jean took the chance to collaborate with the FAO and Kyrgyz women crafters to create a capsule collection with traditional embroidered felt using sustainable materials.
 
Wrap coat - AW21 fashion trends. Photo by Tamara Bellis, Unsplash Photo by Tamara Bellis, Unsplash

Ponchos and ethnic wraps for AW21 outfit. Pphoto by Murilo Bahia, UnsplashPhoto by Murilo Bahia, Unsplash
 
The mirage of ski resorts reopening inspired in maisons like Miu Miu, Givenchy, Coach 1941 and Chanel dreams of white holidays and fluffy, Alpine outfits, with soft puffers, ski goggles and furry moon boots inviting us to get out, wrap up and stay cosy.
 
Puffers for AW21 outwear. Photo by Alexandra Tran, UnsplashPhoto by Alexandra Tran, Unsplash

Puffers and snow gear for AW21. Photo by Vladimir Yelizarov, Unsplash
Photo by Vladimir Yelizarow, Unsplash
 

Chunky Textures And Furry Hugs

The fil rouge of this A/W 2021 is a comfort that can be seen and touched in chunky textured knitwear. Bold cable knitwork defines XL sweaters, maxi dresses, tops and trousers in a neutral and comforting palette in designs by Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Chloé and Italian Miu Miu. The same softness can be experienced with maxi furry coats and jackets in eco-friendly leopard prints, brown hues and shades of arctic white (Givenchy).
 
Knitwear and chunky knitwork texture for AW21. Photo by Olga Kozachenko, Unsplash Photo by Olga Kozachenko, Unsplash 

Knitwear and chunky knitwork for AW21. Photo by perchek_industrie, UnsplashPhoto by Perchek Industrie, Unsplash
 
Faux fur coats, AW21 fashion trends. Photo by Romane Gautun, Unsplash
Photo by Romane Gautun, Unsplash
 
Furry textures for AW21 coats. Photo by Nicole De Khors, Burst by Shopify
Photo by Nicole De Khors, Burst by Shopify 
 

All-over Logos And Cascade Of Pleats

Covering creations with one’s own logo is too strong a temptation, at least for Versace, Fendi and many others. For some, the signature ends up covering the whole fabric as micro patterns; for Valentino it becomes a timeless geometric decoration; for Givenchy a translucent hint over a sheer curtain; and for Marine Serre a copied & pasted motif from head to… shoes.

This season, skirts and trousers are maxi and floating in satin fabrics to exalt the beauty of infinite pleats, checks or tartan (Max Mara, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Plan C).

Micro patterns and all-over logo for AW21. Photo by Hermes Rivera, UnsplashPhoto by Hermes Rivers, Unsplash
 
Pleated and textured skirts for AW21. Photo by Sarah Pflug, Burst by Shopify 
Photo by Sarah Pflug, Burst by Shopify 
 

Saturate Or Shine Bright!

If it’s true that fur and knitted texture are a match made-in-heaven with muted hues, shiny and saturated tones have ample space in winter collections. It must be bold and with character for Versace, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Balmain’s wardrobe; silvery and flamboyant for Moschino and Paco Rabanne; and leather in all of its declinations – liquid, rubber matte, natural – for Hermés and Simone Rocha.
 
Saturated colour palette for AW21 outfits. Photo by Roland Denes, UnsplashPhoto by Roland Denes, Unsplash

Sparkles and face masks in AW21 catwalks and trends. Photo by Andreas Weiss, UnsplashPhoto by Andreas Weiss, Unsplash

Metallic texture and shiny fabrics in AW21 fashion trends. Photo by Corina Rainer, Unsplash
Photo by Corina Rainer, Unsplash

Holo and shiny outfit for AW21. Photo by Ahadi Lulerhe, Unsplash
Photo by Ahai Lulerhe, Unsplash
 
Total black and leather outfits for AW21. Photo by Good Faces, Unsplash Photo by Good Faces, Unsplash
 
All textures of leather - AW21 trends. Photo by Hamed Picsart, Unsplash Photo by Hamed picsart, Unsplash
 
A/W 2021 answers the urge to go out and socialise but also gives a chance to recycle and reduce both waste and expenses. Go thrifting: set a budget with some spare cash and plan ahead your purchases. At Fashions Finest, we love exploring outfit combinations starting from what we already have. Once at the store, we go without fail and zero impulse buys.
 
Patchworks can be homemade with outdated clothes; maxi knitwear and ‘70s capes are easy targets in second-hand stores. Loud 2000s outfits are surely somewhere just out of sight and may need just a little brushing up. Maisons love virtual thrifting when repurposing past trends, and, with a little imagination, you can too.