HAIR AND MAKEUP BY BLAKE AND NAILS BY CHRISTINA FOR VICI CAPILLI SALONS AND SPA, MILWAUKEE, BROOKFIELD AND BAYSHORE TOWN CENTER.
MODEL NEDA STEVIC
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN BISHOP
If summer 2012 clothing trends are an ode to color (think fuschia skinny jeans, canary yellow shrunken blazers and color-blocked midi skirts), the season’s hottest accessories are a tribute to all things metal. Chain-link necklaces, tribal chic cuffs and chokers, thick metallic hoops and statement rings in copper, gold, silver and even pewter are the perfect finishing touch to your favorite summer look. It’s a ’70s revival — just in time to bid a fond farewell to the great Donna Summer and Robin Gibb — with a futuristic kick (seen on the runways from Chanel to Marc Jacobs to Alexander McQueen). For extra bling, go for a rhinestone-adorned piece or pile on these sleek accessories as wrist, neck or finger candy.
Shade your eyes from the bright Bastille Days rays in a vintage look with modern appeal. I’m a tortoise shell gal, but the chic frames are oh-so-haute in sleek black, printed and vivid color varieties. Très chic!
Balancing a Saz’s Sampler Platter and Leinie’s Summer Shandy leaves little room for holding a handbag at Summerfest. Crossbody bags in all shapes, sizes and colors — from traditional equestrian to funky color-blocked — are a stylish and functional summer staple for me.
This wrist candy look from Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2012 Ready To Wear show with its piled-high mix of metals, adornments, styles and textures reminded me of a soft-and-hard futuristic fantasy.
The hottest runway-to-realway shoe look of the summer is a melange of prints. Tribal, florals, polka dots, stripes and more are popping up in flat, staked heel, wedge and espradrille sandals alike this summer. (Bonus: They are are a fab way to draw attention to your new, glossy pedicure.)