[By Jessie Sanchez]
To hit the bull’s eye for summer ‘18, it’s out with the minimal androgynous chic of seasons past and in with the outrageous. Apart from de rigeur summer’s staples of breezy white tunics and statement shades, this year bring on some truly quirky trends that challenge even the savviest of the fashion rat pack. There’s a thin fine line to tread between class and crass and ReadySetBeauty is here to fill you up on how to rock these looks, to channel trashy chic, not skanky trash.
Trend #1: Extreme side part &voluminous hair
Eighties redux continue to be a huge influence this season and one of the biggest trend from the runway of Milan to the red carpet of Hollywood is the extreme side part. From Oscar winning acting thespian Kate Blanchett to reality TV star Chloe Kardashian, every women in tinsel-town is flipping their mane one side or the other. Be it all out glamour with a head full of curls to sleek back avant-garde chic, models and celebrities alike are working the look at every length imaginable, with or without side-swept bangs. For those sizzling hot summer days, this look is best worn with tousled beach hair to create that volume on the fuller side for that extra oomph of va-va-vroom.
Style Tip: To carry off this style, make sure you have a healthy mane to pump up the size of your coiffure. It’s time to pamper your crowning glory with some much needed TLC and start investing in some great hair serums or tonics. Containing 5% minoxidil, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin B6, the SW1 HAIR RECOVERY Strengthening & Rejuvenating Serum is a medically proven follicle-stimulating formulation that improves on fine or thinning hair while helping to prevent further loss of it. Conferring a plethora of “hair-raising” benefits, this recovery serum strengthens damaged hair, builds body, increases diameter of hair shafts and encourages new hair growth for a thicker and shinier mane that makes styling easy, breezy and sassy.
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Trend #2: Bathing beauty with messy lippy
As far as make-up trends go, the barely there nude look has showed up consistently over the past few seasons with no exception made for summer ‘18. In fact, it goes another notch higher, demanding not just a flawless visage but one that shimmers ever so slightly with a dewy, fresh-out-of-shower glow.
Style tip: With that little urban war-paint to hide behind, having well rested and healthy skin is a pre-requisite to be a bathing beauty. If there’s only one rule of good skin to live by, that will be to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
The SW1 SKIN DRINK Softening & Replenishing Serum is an all-rounder moisturizer that packs an exceptional oomph, a 100% natural, preservative-free serum harnessed from pure naturally-sourced olives that soothes and protects against harsh summer elements. Olive oil can nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate, protecting skin with its abundant stores of vitamin E, vitamin A, polyphenols and phytosterols. Unlike most oils which can clog pores and lead to comedones formation or acne breakout, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin without creating any blockages. SKIN DRINK not only saturates skin with intense hydration but also protects it from free radicals and repairs initial signs of ageing, working in overdrive while you relax on your summer vacay. Delivering vitamins and essential minerals to boost dullness to a healthy glow with its remarkable moisturizing properties and yet remains defiantly non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, SKIN DRINK deftly balances skin’s pH as a must-have for instagrammable holiday snaps from beginning to end.
With summer’18 eclectic makeup trends, you don’t have to worry about how your lipstick will look after a long snogging session. Makeup artists collaborated with designers to decide that smudgy lipstick is ok, and the brighter the smudged shade, the better it is!
Style tip: When lipstick is not applied slickly to a T but pat on haphazardly to create smudged lips, it will tend to highlight the tinniest of all cracks and flaws on your puckers. Give you lips a much needed makeover with SW1 Spa’s signature Lip Fabulosity treatment to give sad, lackluster mouths the kiss-off. With a potent blend of pumpkin apple enzymes and other nourishing ingredients, dead cells are gently melted away and stubborn stains erased, leaving your lips clean, healthy and perfectly prepped to make a statement this summer with bold smudging contrasted against a clean and dewy complexion.
Trend #3: The camisole dress
When you have not one, but two fashion icons, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss stepping out in the public eye in similar camisole dresses, one can only reckon that this is not a trend to trivialize. There’s something incredibly sensuous about bringing the boudoir out onto the streets. Unlike the nineties where layering is the key look on malnutrition, waifish bodies, this season’s slinky slip gets full attention on its own, accessorized only with a heavy dose of confidence for the wearer to carry it with panache.
Style tip: With spaghetti straps of shoestring thickness cut in a choice of body skimping fabric, the camisole dress is a straight shout out to use the most of your gym membership. A well-known cheat tip amongst A-listers is to blast away unsightly bulges and bring on the enviable curves with Cryoliposis, otherwise known as fat-freezing. Molly Sims, Kris Jenner and Gretchen Rossi have all been outspoken about their support for the process, and Khloé Kardashian too, has credited part of her revenge body to the magic of cryoliposis. This fantastic FDA approved treatment uses cold temperatures to freeze and break down fat cells effectively without the need of injection, surgery or pill popping, and each session last only 60 minutes and had been documented to reduce up to 22% of fats over the area treated. The broken down fat cells are then eliminated by your body’s own metabolism naturally over the next few weeks.
“Some patients may not see success in round one, but find that “second time’s a charm” is largely true.” Says Dr. Low Chai Ling, medical director of the SW1 Clinic. “When combined with an appropriate diet plan and regular exercise regime, the results are permanent and long lasting.”
Coolshape cryolipolysis which employs advanced German Zimmer technology is certainly ahead of other similar modalities seen in the current market, with an in-built massaging mechanism that replaces or adds on to manual means for better lymphatic drainage of broken down fat cells. Coupled with the possibility of treating multiple areas concurrently, treatment time and recovery period is shortened, with visible results seen earlier. Dream Body Tone which uses a vibro-massage core to stimulate optimal lymphatic drainage of surrounding tissues is recommended to speed up the clearance of broken down fat cells, harnessing the power of sonic waves at the same time to help infuse potent skin strengthening vitamins, amino acids and peptides to help improve overall skin tone and elasticity of treated area(s). Tag on Exilis Body Magic to further enhance your body sculpting efforts, a novel, FDA-approved treatment that engages a unique combination of ultrasound waves and radiofrequency (RF) to systematically heat up skin to various depths, resulting in fat reduction and skin tightening, circumferential reduction, cellulite smoothening and textural gains. With the combined help of this fat-busting trio in the Supermodel Bodyfit Program conceptualized by medical experts from the SW1 Clinic, you’re sure to reach your ideal body shape well ahead of the all-important summer seaside vacay.
Trend #4: The trendy short shorts
As the temperature rises, summer ‘18 is all about the trendy short shorts.From thigh grazing denim shorts to leather and perfectly tailored options, this season’s micro-denim definitely takes the cake, giving in-your-face glimpses of the underbutt in full (rear) view. We know that many celebs are huge fan of this controversial trend, with Ri-Ri, Miley and Nicki leading the booty baring pack both on and off stage. Maybe it’s the convent girl in me speaking, but I seriously find this an overkill; too risqué and teetering close to Jersey Shore skanky for comfort.
Style Tip: There’s no pitter patter about this and to show a peek-a-boo of your derriere, you better have a firm and lifted booty. Touted as a non-surgical form of ‘buttocks lift’, Body Shape by Thermage employs the use of a unique radiofrequency technology to cause deep volumetric heating of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue while protecting the skin surface simultaneously with a cooling system. Deep tissue heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates skin’s natural renewal of new collagen that result in a lifted but not flattened derriere, leaving your worries behind with a behind that’s the least of your worries!