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New Nudes Spring Summer fashion with Liam Power

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

One of this season's most popular colours is a palette of neutral tones that some can feel are difficult to wear. Here to show us how any skin tone can carry off these new nudes is stylist extraordinaire, Liam Power

"The simplicity of neutral shades allows designers to experiment with playful shapes, extravagant flourishes and a multitude of silhouettes"
Gillian Wilkins, fashion assistant, Vogue Catwalk Report, S/S 2009

Fresh from the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New york, they're all wearing nude. It's time to put this colour to the test and see if even the most Irish of complexions can pull it off.

Liam Power:- Powerful in Nude!
Liam has been styling for both fashion editorials and advertising campaigns in Dublin for over ten years. He also worked in London for French designer Agnés b.
He has styled editorial shoots for "Hello" magazine, Irish Tatler, Image magazine and the Sunday Independent.

His TV work includes Off the Rails and of course, The Afternoon Show.
Some of his more high profile clients include Pat & Cathy Kenny, recording artist Michael English, Edel from Bewitched, Dana & Craig doyle to name but a few.`
Liam was also part of a team that won the L'Oreal colour trophy and image award in 2008, an award of which he is extremely proud.
Vogue Catwalk Report, Spring/Summer 2009

"It would be an understatement to say that the soft neutral had a major presence in the spring shows, as some of the most dynamic fashion houses celebrated the nude look. At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci turned out capes and frocks (accessories too) in pale flesh tones. Stella McCartney's collection was chock full of delicate shades of flax and beige, while at Chloe, Hannah MacGibbon sent out gorgeously drapey paper-bag pants and scalloped blazers in the prettiest pale peach. We've already seen some of the Chloe pieces in the celebrity stratosphere, specifically on Kate Bosworth. The actress wore an all-Chloe outfit, including an amazing pair of open toe sandals, for a launch party in Beverly Hills."

Other designers to feature palettes of nude in their collections were Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti, Hermes, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, Betty Jackson, Fendi and Lanvin.

Tips on wearing nude:-
"When choosing your nudes, don't limit them to navy blue or red accessories. So nautical, so old.
Take advantage of the clean canvas and pair nudes with dusty rose, soft yellow, steely blue, and pale gray for a romantic look - not to mention a long, lean line.
It's important not to look washed out. A black accessory is the easiest solution to this challenge, but if you opt against patent leather for summer, add punch with makeup: A red lip or smoky eye should do the trick.

Feeling fun? How about popping your monochromatic look with a bright accessory? Add two, maybe even three colors to the mix, and if you want punch, think punchy shades. This season's favorites are turquoise, coral, and yellow.
If you are in a sultry mood, make your tonal nude shimmer with metallic accessories. Otherwise, a palette that is so close to yours will make folks mistake your nude fashions for nudity.

Last, don't let your skin's hue limit the kind of nudes you wear. Race-specific nudes are so yesterday."

Outfit 1:
Hat, €14.90
Waistcoat, €29.90
Salmon vest, €25.90
Trousers, €29.90
all from Zara
Shoes, €110, Aldo

Outfit 2:
Headscarf, €34.95
Dress, €189.95
Tulle underskirt, €67.95
Belt, €29.95
Shoes, €139.95
All Noa Noa

Outfit 3:
Dress, € 45.00, M&S
Cardigan, €8, Dunnes Stores
Shoes, €110, Buffalo

Outfit 4:
Vintage hat, Price on Request, Rhinestones
Dress, €15, Penneys
Shoes, €110, Buffalo

Outfit 5:
Dress, €210, Karen Millen
Shoe, €49, Shoe rack.

Outfit 6:
Jacket, €119,Zara
Vest, €15, Oasis
Shorts, €35, Oasis
Shoes, €80, Office.