Daniel P Dykes

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Editor-in-chief & Chairman.

Spring 2014 makeup trends & tutorials

The spring / summer 2014 fashion trends are just one part of the change in season, and as our wardrobes change so too do our hairstyles and beauty looks. The spring runways were filled with a variety of makeup trends: from bright, optimistic summer lipsticks to dark kohl lined eyes, from the retro to the grunge. After the break, a round-up of the key trends…

Princesse tam tam S/S ’14 look book

Always favouring the most effortless cuts, Princesse Tam Tam somehow manage to make their lingerie the polar opposite of vampish while still maintaining a sense of glamour. There’s no Victoria’s Secret-style bombshell padding, no bondage-strapped leather or intricate corsetry. It’s stripped back to youthful, feminine simplicity: whether underwear, swimwear, or loungewear, there’s something spectacularly appealing about the idea of a Princesse who’s not high maintenance.…

Candice Swanepoel: the hottest Minnie Mouse you’ll ever see

The priceless subtitle of i-D magazine’s winter 2013 edition probably says just as much about the issue’s content as it does about Candice Swanepoel. More or less known as the fitspo supermodel, if ‘the body‘ moniker wasn’t already the property of Elle Macpherson it’s likely that you’d start seeing it liberally applied to Candice.

Paisley for men: your new winter print staple

Men’s florals aren’t uncommon but they are the domain of casual wear. Summer 2013′s fashion was heavy in floral prints for guys – you could buy the look in everything from bomber jackets to garish suits. For winter though, florals for men are mostly a thing of fashion past. Paisley is your winter 2013 fashion print staple for men.
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print

Picking a hair colour for the new season

I’ve alluded to this before, but now let me put pen to paper, or at least fingers to keyboard, and come out and say it. Every year Fashionising.com works hard to provide you with inspiration for the year’s trends, hence along with the hair trends for fall 2013 and winter 2014, we’re currently putting together the take on spring 2014′s hairstyles as well. But hairstyles…

A fashioniser’s guide to Marrakech

We’ve already shared some of the beauty of the area and its surrounds in our photo diary from Morocco, but when a fashioniser finds themselves in Marrakech (alternatively known as Marrakesh – both spellings are correct), what should they do and where should they go? Away from the most common of tour guides, away from the polish of those guides focussed only on fabricated luxury…

Photo diary: a fashioniser in Morocco

Postcards from a fashioniser in Morocco. By Daniel P Dykes. There’s something utterly exhilarating about dropping yourself into a completely foreign culture, somewhere where Western culture hasn’t completely permeated. If we’re honest, Western culture has had an impact upon every single corner of the globe. Having spent some weeks in China this year, I can tell you first hand that you have to be far…

Photo diary: a fashioniser in New York; September 2013

Every fashion week has its highs. The catwalks. The parties. The people. But the fact that New York is first on the calendar of the 'big four' fashion weeks makes it a stand out for me. In being first, it gives me, anyone, the chance to travel there early. And in being early, I have chance to do more than a fashion week normally offers and to truly be a traveller in a foreign land. What follows are a few photos from New York during its spring 2014 fashion week season, all from the eye of a fashioniser.

Antonio Marras Spring / Summer 2014

Antonio Marras’ catwalks always take place in a hell of a setting. They are catwalks staged amongst the magic of impossible settings. For summer 2014‘s catwalk, the underground setting took in mirror and stain-glass lined walls and doorways outside which a temporary forest hosted violin playing fauns. Read this and think not of the likes of Alice in Wonderland – Marras’ summer 2014 collection drew…

Antipodium Spring / Summer 2014

Ah, Are You Being Served? – just how much of my childhood you were. And the childhood of so many other children who lived through an era when British TV was at its campiest. How you made me giggle despite my innocent mind not knowing just why references to Mrs. Slocombe’s pussy were to be laughed at – why was a cat so damn funny?…

Philipp Plein Spring / Summer 2014

Never let it be said that Philipp Plein is short on theatrics. There are the theatrics of attempting to get into his show (a mosh pit of people jostling to get past the security rope, personal space be damned). There’s the one hour wait for the show to start because the aforementioned guests simply can’t get into the venue in a timely fashion given the…

The intimacy of Alexander Wang

Can intimacy exist in crowded spaces? Fitzgerald reasoned so by way of The Great Gatsby. Photographer Kimberley Denise proved as such while sitting front row at Alexander Wang’s spring 2014 showing. Creating beautiful images from the front row isn’t easy. Giving a hint of intimacy, one that conveys the vibe behind a collection, is even more challenging. It takes a particular eye to capture the…

Ernest Alexander Spring / Summer 2014 men’s

You can’t help but feel the foreign vibe permeating through Ernest Alexander’s spring 2014 collection. The foundation might be American, but the air has a far more European breeze about it. Deservedly so – the notion of the American gone abroad inspires here, drawn from Ernest Alexander’s own experience of living in Venice (Italy, not Florida). But this is no collection to reminisce about the…

Richard Chai Love Spring / Summer 2014

Richard Chai’s collections always feel a bit like an airy breeze stirring the leafy trees of a zen garden: there’s just something fresh, understated, and peaceful about the whole affair. For spring / summer 2014 he brought his trademark understated sophistication to sporty pieces that felt more yoga than weights room, lightweight seersucker and silk wafting by but never without a defined structure to keep…

The little red dress: Doina Ciobanu

They haven’t become ubiquitos in so much as they have become iconic. Plunging necklines are an easy statement to make, slit dresses a stronger one. Envisage them in your mind’s eye, however, and it’s likely that you picture a floor length dress with a thigh-high split. That, or Angeline Jolie’s right leg. But spring 2014 is fast shaping up to be a story of something…
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14

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