Eight Beauty Trends from Fashion Month

From left: Altuzarra, Sies Marjan, Louis VuittonCreditFirstview

Painterly eye makeup

Canary yellow, aqua, the brightest purple: These colors are not typically the stuff of fall palettes. But makeup artists gravitated toward multicolored eye makeup this season. At Sies Marjan, rings of Day-Glo orange and peppermint green — or crimson and ultraviolet — enclosed models’ eyes, complementing the collection’s saturated tones. (The designer Sander Lak is known to shun the color black.) At Altuzarra, the makeup artist Tom Pecheux treated eye makeup as watercolors, skirting forest green along the lower eyelid, dabbing turquoise on the outer edges just above the cheekbone and blending a wash of lilac up to the brow bone. An imperfect wing of dark liner was the final flourish. And, at Louis Vuitton, Pat McGrath played with negative space and applied racing stripes — in cobalt blue, red, yellow and asphalt gray — across the eyelids.


From left: Brandon Maxwell, Thom Browne, Ulla JohnsonCreditFirstview

Not the usual gold accents

The decisive sentiment at the shows seemed to be: Go for the gold, and in perhaps unexpected places. At Brandon Maxwell, that meant the cupid’s bow, where a thin line of metallic gloss topped with ultrafine glitter was traced along the cupid’s bow to enhance the fullness of the lips. Thom Browne’s models went down the runway with gold-painted cropped haircuts or tightly wrapped updos, appearing as modern-day queens. But the most shimmery — and still wearable — iterations came from Ulla Johnson and Akris: At the former, gold foil gilded the entire lid for a mesmerizing 3D result; at the latter, clusters of gold particles dotted the lids, for an eye-opening effect when paired with the blackest eyeliner. As for the rest of the face? Keep it low-key.


From left: Jil Sander and Alexander McQueenCreditMolly SJ Lowe

Braids of all shapes

The hairstylist Eugene Souleiman did the near-impossible at Jil Sander: He turned a simple braid into a total fashion spectacle. The sculptural, playful plaits didn’t wind down the models’ necks, instead sticking out thanks to skillful knotting — and the look lit up Instagram. In real life, the surreal style can be recreated by making a looped half-bun, braiding the tail and, with ample amounts of gel, sticking it out on an angle. Elsewhere, plaits took on new personas. Long rope braids, resembling whips, topped off the fierce ensembles at Alexander McQueen, and at Coach 1941, thin boho twists were randomly woven throughout the hair.


From left: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Max MaraCreditFrom left: Kevin Tachman; Dina Litovsky; Firstview

Heavy, winged eyeliner

Another antithesis to the soft pink and earth-tone eye makeup typical of colder months is the vibrant ’80s-esque winged eye. Look no further than Pat McGrath who, for Prada, created Swarovski crystal-studded cat-eyes that gleamed alongside the sportswear-inspired clothing. (She used pigments from her just-released Mthrshp Subversive La Vie En Rosepalette.) At Marc Jacobs, the makeup artist Diane Kendal opted for an ’80s club-kid version, brushing metallic shadows (from the brand’s forthcoming holiday palette) onto the lid, then layering black gel and liquid liner to sculpt a sharp-winged edge. There was also something entirely transformational about the heavily lined smudged cat-eyes at Max Mara, which held their own against strong fashion elements like animal prints, fringe and black leather.

From left: Sacai, Anna Sui, Yohji YamamotoCreditFirstview

Windblown strands

The reality of everyday life moving at a fast pace wasn’t ignored on the runway. At Sacai, the models’ hair seemed to have been blown to one side by a gust of wind, which looked chic by the very fact that it wasn’t brushed perfectly into place. Similarly, Anna Sui skipped anything too precise in favor of low-volume waves tossed over a shoulder, as one does when scrambling to leave the house. At Rochas, models wore their hair clipped to the side and ignored the errant strands, but the hairstyle at Yohji Yamamoto may be the truest to life for those of us really fighting the weather: Models’ hair was wildly and quite comically airborne.

From left: Ashley Williams, Issey Miyake, Philosophy di Lorenzo SerafiniCreditFirstview

Mood-setting blush

Depending on its exact position on the face, strong blush can be read as pretty or punk. The makeup artists at Ashley Williams created a look that fell into the latter category by brushing hot pink blush on the upper cheekbone and around the eye, fading into a halo of burnt orange eye shadow. And then, there were a handful of subtler applications: a post-sports flush at Issey Miyake, sun-kissed skin at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and a rosy glow at Oscar de la Renta done with eye shadow (called “Maybe I Will” and out this spring). The takeaway: No matter where you place it, blush has, most definitely, made its triumphant return.

From left: Elle Fanning at Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, GucciCreditFirstview

Retro hairstyles, with a twist

Throwback hairstyles were hard to miss — thanks to their size — but they felt decidedly modern despite vintage references. It was the imperfections, or slightly-off elements, that made them feel right for the moment. The actress Elle Fanning opened the Miu Miu show with her hair teased to the hilt in a ’60s-like beehive, left a little undone. The models at Sonia Rykielwore their tresses in bouncy waves, but you could spot some crimping and frizz. And at Gucci, there were several mid-80s-like perms: One model’s mass of curls was pulled back at the sides and then combed out for a fluffiness that espoused the house’s geek-chic code. Add glasses and a stenciled moon between her eyebrows, and the look belonged entirely to Gucci’s kooky-time-warp world.

From left: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Simone RochaCreditFrom left: Dina Litovsky; Firstview; Kevin Tachman

Hair accessories, from subtle to unmissable

This season, the question wasn’t if you should you wear a hair accessory, but rather, what kind? One option that had previously fallen out of favor with the cool kids, the notorious claw clip, resurfaced at Alexander Wang; The Prabal Gurung woman wore those stretchy comb headbands that any ’90s teen will remember well. (They came off as oddly sophisticated when paired with the richly textured clothing collection.) Barrettes received the high-fashion treatment at Chanel and Simone Rocha, and black-leather headbands became Beverly Hills glam, thanks to Tom Ford. At Dries Van Noten, the hairstylist Sam McKnight placed thin ostrich feathers along the part line — barely detectable from far away, but incredibly cool up close.


Things that turn green on St. Patrick’s Day

(CNN)Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the world around us suddenly looks a little … jealous.

It’s not just Kermit the Frog or the Incredible Hulk or that guy in your office with the green necktie. It’s green food, green parades, green fountains and famous sites around the world that take on a greenish glow.
There are numerous theories as to why green became the color of the holiday. It is one of the colors on the Irish flag. Green also is the color of a shamrock, a symbol of Ireland — known as the Emerald Isle because of its lush vegetation. And traditional Irish legend held that wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns.
Regardless of the reason, the world unites around the color green on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some of the most notable green landmarks.

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

The 98-foot-tall statue in Rio de Janeiro gets a green glow.


The Colosseum

Rome’s 2,000-year-old stadium takes on a green look.


The White House fountain

The fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington is dyed green.


The Chicago River

It takes 40 pounds of dye to turn the Chicago River green. The dye is a secret recipe.


The Empire State Building

The iconic New York skyscraper is lit green, white and orange.


St. Patrick’s Day parades

And of course, green is the dominant color in March 17 parades around the world. Here, members of the County Carlow Association ride horses past St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Avenue in New York. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, dating back to 1762, is often called the world’s largest.


Everything You Need To Know About Daylight Saving Time 2018


March 06, 2018 05:57 PM

It’s almost time to spring forward!

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 a.m. And yes, this is the one where you lose an hour of sleep. But don’t fret! That means you gain one more precious hour of sunlight at the end of the day to beat those end-of-winter doldrums.

So don’t forget to set any clocks that aren’t on a smart device ahead one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. And get ready to have your microwave display the wrong time for the next 8 months because you don’t want to break out the instruction manual.

Daylight saving time may not be the most thrilling day on your calendar, but the practice is celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year.

It was first enacted by the federal government as a way to save coal during World War I in the spring of 1918, and was only meant to exist during wartime. The practice was technically ended later that same year, but many regions continued to follow it, until eventually the government put the measure back in place in 1966.

The next major change came in 2007, when the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is surprisingly in charge of the practice, expanded daylight saving time to encompass about 65% of the year.

The DOT was assigned the responsibility because the switch affects so many modes of transportation. The agency continues to observe the twice-yearly time swap because it reportedly saves energy, cuts down on traffic accidents and reduces crime.

States have the final say on if they participate, though. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not — the latter because it receives so much sunlight already. The islands of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands abstain as well.

According USA Today, 26 states are considering making daylight saving time permanent, starting with Florida, but this change would require approval by Congress.

Research varies as to whether or not the practice actually satisfies its reasonings — air conditioning units have shown to cost more energy in some areas — but at the very least, the extra hour encourages more time outside. And whether you spend that working out or sipping cocktails on the patio, a little more sunshine is never a bad thing.

Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day 2018 in the United States

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

Gift boxes and pink rose.
Flowers and other gifts are given to mothers on Mother’s Day.

What Do People Do?

Many people send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her. Common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.

Public Life

Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday. Organizations, businesses and stores are open or closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. Public transit systems run to their normal Sunday schedules. Restaurants may be busier than usual, as some people take their mothers out for a treat.


The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.

Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for Mother’s Day to be celebrated each year to encourage pacifism and disarmament amongst women. It continued to be held in Boston for about ten years under her sponsorship, but died out after that.

In 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private Mother’s Day celebration in memory of her mother, Ann Jarvis, in Grafton, West Virginia. Ann Jarvis had organized “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to improve health and cleanliness in the area where she lived. Anna Jarvis launched a quest for Mother’s Day to be more widely recognized. Her campaign was later financially supported by John Wanamaker, a clothing merchant from Philadelphia.

In 1908, she was instrumental in arranging a service in the Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which was attended by 407 children and their mothers. The church has now become the International Mother’s Day Shrine. It is a tribute to all mothers and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Mother’s Day has become a day that focuses on generally recognizing mothers’ and mother figures’ roles. Mother’s Day has also become an increasingly important event for businesses in recent years. This is particularly true of restaurants and businesses manufacturing and selling cards and gift items.

About Mother’s Day in other countries

Read more about Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Observances

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where It is Observed
Sun May 9 2010 Mother’s Day Observance
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Sun May 13 2012 Mother’s Day Observance
Sun May 12 2013 Mother’s Day Observance
Sun May 11 2014 Mother’s Day Observance
Sun May 10 2015 Mother’s Day Observance
Sun May 8 2016 Mother’s Day Observance
Sun May 14 2017 Mother’s Day Observance
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Sun May 10 2020 Mother’s Day Observance