Styling Trends 2014 – Accessories

An explosion of vivid fluorescent mesh, zips, chains and mini studs hit the catwalk. Some spectacular looks in homage of the Sixties. Accessories establish an organic dialogue with outfits.

• lively detailing on hand and shoulder bags
• matching clutches
• bags provide fertile ground for an element of playfulness, covered with tiny pegs
• openwork takes on a new surgical dimension, like laser-cutting applied to all kind of surfaces
• bags with variations of weaving surfaces
• natural minerals and wicker are mixed with ultra-sophisticated materials to recoup a natural energy
• bags with graphic and appliquéd decoration are the key and look super fresh when matched to the garment they are worn with

• weaving beltser lacework and raffia’ caps and visors

• laser-cutting details on shoes
• shoes with weaving optics
• shoes with heels out of sea-worn wood
• shoes with shells and net optics
• pointed sandals and stilettos with chain details

Head wear
• hats out of wicker
• perforated leather fisherman’s updates or semi-sheer lacework and raffia’ caps and visors

• brooches out of sea-worn wood
• necklaces out of natural minerals mixed with ultra-sophisticated materials
• earrings and necklaces out of corals
• colourful necklaces




If there were a universal description for chic hair, it would be the messy, bedhead waves created by the always-stylish, and never overdone French girl. Case in point: Caroline de Maigret. The model and music producer’s tousled waves are desired by many, and according to her hairstylist Vinz, creative director for Leonor Greyl, can be achieved at home. “This look requires a very precise and specific routine,” reveals Vinz. “You need to think natural, but follow my steps precisely. It’s also important to start with healthy hair. French girls are obsessed with hair masks, and the very chic ones like lots of shine.” Below, the stylist shares a step-by-guide to achieving French girl hair perfection.

Hair Down

To get this look, you have to be very precise and soft. Start by prepping hair with heat protective styling spray before blow-drying. It’s important not to brush or comb your hair after you wash it. Then, use a medium-size curling iron to create some waves, but you don’t want much movement. Don’t pin back the waves, you want to them to fall out and look a little messy.

Next, use a hair straightener on the tips and roots to make them flat. If you have bangs, they should not be too round or too flat, they need to look as natural as possible.

To finish, spray a little Styling Spray and styling cream to your whole head for the perfect amount of hold and shine. My secret is to spray a little dry shampoo at the back of the head to add a little colume and create a messy effect.

Hair Up

Start with the same texture as above. Pull your hair up into a high bun, making sure to keep it as natural as possible, and secure with two or three pins. The higher the bun the better, as it elongates the silhouette of your neck. Once the bun is created, spray a little styling spray to the entire head, and a little extra to the bun.

While the hair is drying from the spray, mess it up a little, pulling out some strands with your fingers to get that rock and roll attitude.