Is January's Gold Trend a Promise of a Brighter Year?


Well, it's the first day of January, the first day of a new decade. I can't believe we are in 2010 - the last ten years seem to have flown by. From browsing on Facebook and Twitter this morning it seems that a lot of people have high hopes for 2010, hopes that this year will be something different, something good. I really hope this comes true for everyone and you all get a little piece of happiness.
In terms of trends for January, it appears that the promise of a better, brighter 2010 has made everyone look to gold. I'm seeing a lot of tips for perfect gold lips in beauty columns, a look I find hard to pull off. You need the perfect lipstick to start with, a lot of the beauty experts are looking towards a nude lip with a shimmery gold eyeshadow over the top to get the optimum colour and coverage. You also need to have perfectly smooth lips. I know mine are not up to gold lipstick standards with the central heating and cold weather, I can lather as much Chapstick on them as I want and they still flake. Looking outside as the snow is starting to fall, I can't see them getting any better for the next few months!
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Elle USA, January 2010, The Transformer

Away from the beauty scene the gold trend can be seen all over the fashion world. Gold jewellery has become more popular over the last few years and is getting bolder for early 2010. Large bangles and oversize earrings are now becoming the norm, even becoming acceptable for daytime wear. Just a quick browse of the internet this morning to see what people were wearing for NYE showed gold dresses, gold jewellery and gold makeup on virtually every picture.
DVF by H.Stern Sutra Bracelet

Here's hoping that by covering ourselves head to toe in gold, 2010 will be the year that we all start to shine.
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