trend 2 make-up and hair inspiration

I have found a range of images of hair and makeup images which I like, are inspirational and can relate to my trend of roundness.

I like the idea of placing a product onto the skin to show that makeup is not just your stereotypical products. The use of sequins and glitter is interesting as they are also rounded in shape, relating to the trend. By me using products like this it shows that I would be using my imagination in creating innovative designs. It would also showcase my make up skills. 

The idea of placing colour around the eye is so easily achievable but I want to create something new.  Placing colour under the eye like this image is appealing. The eye is seen as the main focus of the face, the inner of the circle, so why not draw attention to the surrounding area in order to showcase the feature.

Using pinks like these images is interesting. The colours relate to the trend and portray two different moods. The first look has much more intense colours and shows a stronger look. The second is more of a wash of colour and shows a softer feel. Both use long black eyelashes to set off the colour creating two striking looks. 

I like the shape of the eye shadow on the eyes of this model. Although the colours are not specific to the trend, the eye shadow has been applied in a rounded shape, something which was not considered when applying eye shadow. 
This image was selected because of the bold use of colour being used on the yes and within the hair. Although the image is clearly showing a pink theme it is not too much. I also like the idea of using circular earrings to back up the trend. 
I really like this image. It is very soft and delicate. It has been made to have this look in a number of different ways. The hair is very wispy and showing individual strands showing a delicate hair design. The make up is in very soft colour washes. The models is very fair and has soft facial features. And lastly with the bare skin on show and the soft face it creates an overall gentle look. 

These are a few other colour washes on the eyes in pastel tones which I liked the look of. They are simple but show a impact of colour in the look. 
I really love the simplicity of this make up. The focus is upon the clear skin and perfectly groomed eyebrows. I would like this to be the focus of one of my images. 

It would be interesting to use a darker skin tone and bring in a golden wash over their skin to create a sheer looking image. If I was to do this the rest of the makeup would need to be very simple. 

I like the idea of using a product such as sequins, glitter or paint on certain features of the face. If I was to do this, then the rest of the make up would need to be fairly simple so not to detract from the detailed feature. 

These are some hair designs which are inspirational to my trend:

The hair is very simple and clean cut in this look which is something which I like. I also like that the bun is in a rounded shape as it relates to the trend. 

These sculptured hair images provide inspiration for creating more elaborate hair designs. I like the idea of mixing up textures so that there is a slick and a frizzy element to the hair design. These images were selected for the 'puff ball' style hair but I also like lighting. They are quite shadowed but highlight the hair. 

The idea of using plaits around the head would symbolise unity and a softer rounded finish to the look. 

I really like the idea of again using sleek and flat and then also adding in volume into the hair.

THis image was selected for the rounded hat which acts as an accessory to the image. I had not contemplated using a hat within the designs as I thought it may detract from the hair and make up, but this image proves that it is not always the case. 

I like these images as they are slightly messy and tousled. They create a softer look and allows the consumer to recreate the image without having to worry about it being perfect.

These are two images of highly styled hair design. I would like to use some images with the focus to be on the hair rather than on the make up. 

I like these images as they show a range of different ways to create rounded styles. 

I really like this Chanel hair design as it is very simple but adds in a detail that is relate able to my trend. 

These were some other images which I thought were inspirational for different reasons:
Using accessories to speak the trend without having to use it within the hair and make up design. 
The Olympic rings as a element of the design. 
Using beads within the hair and not simply around the neck. 
Using jewellery to explain the trend
Adding over a glitter filter to fit in with the trend. 

I have also found more images from Iain Crawford which link in well with my rounded trend. These are a few:

I feel I now have some strong references for me to now go on and create my trend forecast and designs.

trend 2 research

I have struggled to come up with a second trend that would follow on well from my previous 'Shattered Diffusion' trend.

I didn't know where to look at first and where to start.

I know that each trend is going to be different in the year but they can link slightly. I also know that from researching into previous trends the S/S' season's that they have a similar pattern. So I decided to look into what may be the next common theme.This is explained in the following blog entry. 

I looked into a different city, Birmingham and saw a few things that inspired me. As it was my home town it was easy to visit and I knew where to look. First of all was the impressive Selfridge's building, this could be viewed as a work of art or a monstrosity.

I like the unusualness of the architecture. It is structured with the rows of dishes but also soft at the same time, there are no hard edges and everything is soft, round and smooth. I like this idea for my next trend. It is a contrast to the harsh shatter effect of my previous trend but also links into the fact that the shatter has an epicentre and branches out in a circle effect. I want to draw upon circles for my trend as they appear in every aspect of life. The Selfridge's was a strong starting point to inspire me to look further into circles.

I decided to write down a list of things that had circles within them which I thought was interesting.

  • The Olympics - I knew that this was going to be an important event to the UK this year and could influence the way fashion and design could go. The Olympic rings are made up of five circles interlocking and represent how countries unite and come together for something important. I wanted to draw upon this 'all is one' theory and use it within my designs. 

  • I looked  into architecture- As the Bullring first inspired me I decided to look further into British architecture and see where it would take me. I found lots of structures that also took a rounded shape. These are just a few that I drew upon from just Birmingham. 
This is the BT Tower the tallest building within the city. Coincidently it has a top made of lots of circles.  Although they are lined in rows they vary in shapes, sizes and colour showing a sporadic pattern. 

This is the Rotunda, a building right in the centre of the city, a building full of apartments fit for a true shopper who likes to be in the middle of everything that is happening around them. This is a new iconic building to Birmingham, a building that fits in with the rounded theme. 
Although the purpose of the image is the Council House which is very grand, the solid concrete balls laid in a row in front of the building caught my eye. The idea that although spheres do not have an edge, they can still be put in rows to create one. 

I then went to look into other British architecture that was iconic and also rounded in shape. 
The obvious London Eye, a perfect circle which is recognised globally. 

As I was looking back at London I decided to re-evaluate what I had already seen and taken photographs of. I did notice a common rounded theme running through my images.
 Although there is no solid circles, when looking at this image of London I was attracted to the sunlight bubbles that have been captured in a row on the photograph. I like the semi transparent look and way that there is still something going on underneath.

From here I wanted to look into natural patterns, patterns in nature and patterns formed randomly. 

 This then lead me to look at a book called 'Walking in Circles' by Richard Long.

His book shows his journey across the world. He creates and documents shapes in particular circles that appear in nature and that he has created using natural products. The book documents his journey, his thoughts and sights along the way. These are just a few of the images from the book.

page 90
 Although this is not a photograph, it is a mind map of everything he saw whilst in Scotland. I like the simplicity of the mind map but still forming a shape to create an interesting way of reading a piece of text.

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This is another way Richard has arranged words to assemble a circle of his sights and story of his walk whilst on a 8 day walk in the Hexie mountains. It is more of an interactive and interesting way of reading something which I will consider when arranging my text for my trend explaination.

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page 124

This is a piece of art created due to a journey. He has used mud to create this rounded piece but it is made up of many smaller imprints.

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This is a photograph of somewhere in Mexico where Richard visited. I like the way that altough there is a clear circle which has been formed it still fits in with the rest of the surroundings. I want my designs to show the theme but not detract from the natural beauty of the face.

I also looked into the artist Gustav Klimt. The ideas in my head reminded me of some of his artwork which has circles within them. Some of his images feature beautiful women wrapped up in the background. They all look very relaxed and feminine looking giving off a very soft feel, something that I want to portray in my images. Here are a few which I particually like 
Water Serpents II
Acqua Mossa
The Kiss
Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912)

They are all very romantic images with the women often looking like they are in love. I like this idea of having a loved theme to create a softer look. The circles and shapes that surround the women are detailed but do not over power her, she remains the main focus. The colours in the images are also rich but not too bright. They are not pastels but not intense shades. The images are very busy, I like some elements to the images but as a whole this would be too much for an image for my calendar. There is so much going on that you can study the images for a long time, I want one striking feature to my images.

Colour wise I wanted to reflect a lighter mood for Spring/Summer. Circles have no edges just a constant line which could go on and on. To me this creates a softer feeling which I think can be shown through colour.
The colour pallette that was seen in this image spurred me to select the colours I think work well with the trend. I particuarly like the blues, pinks, nudes and purples.

I also like the background colours of this image. They are all very soft and blend into one another. They are subtle with just hints of colour peering through. Again I like the way that there is still something shining through underneath.

I feel I now have a strong basis of research to now lead me on to creating my second trend forecast. Having such a strong first trend feels like I have now set the bar extremely high in creating further ones. I understand how to create them but I have found it more challenging to create. I believe this is because I have been lacking in my imaginative and inspiration skills. It was important to me to reference points from the UK as this is where I will be targeting my outcome. In order for the consumer to understand and relate to the trends I felt it was important for me to keep the focus on Britain. By me carrying out thorough research it not only allows me to put together a strong trend forecast but also evidence my investigation skills, proving that I have addressed the learning outcome ' Devise innovative and appropriate solutions to a specific styling problem or brief'.