Award Season is a great time of year to get inspiration for your wedding day look. From dress shapes, to hairstyles to makeup; week after week celebrities are stepping out onto the red carpet in fashion-forward yet wearable looks (well, sometimes the looks can be a little questionable…).
This year there seems to be a number of new(er) faces that are killing it on the red carpet, and with her penchant for glowing skin and a tousled up-dos; we think Swedish actress and dancer Alicia Vikander who recently took home a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl, is great bridal-style inspo. Take a look at our favourite looks of hers and see for yourself…
…Soft Up-Do and Simple Winged Eyeliner
… Bringing the hair off the face and neck in a soft and romanic up-do perfectly balances a higher neckline. The make up has been left natural with a hint of pink blush to compliment the lip. The eyes are emphasised with a simple feline flick of black eyeliner which draws the attention to this part of the face. When asking your makeup artist for this look, or if doing this yourself, make sure to keep the winged eyeliner thin and not too long. You want to make your eyes appear more almond-shaped but anything too thick, heavy and long will take away from the soft, bridal-feel of the look.
…Golden Eyes and Skin
… Alicia was certainly sporting a suitable golden glow at the Golden Globes. And no wonder as her make-up was done by the uber-talented Charlotte Tilbury (Check out the blog post here on Charlotte’s own website to recreate this look). Again Alicia kept things quite simple teaming golden metallic eyes with glowing bronzed skin. The subtle highlighter across the high points of her face and shoulders gives the skin a gorgeous radiant glow. See our post here on highlighting for our favourite ways to recreate this. We think this look would look beautiful for summer brides.
… Loose Waves and Glowing Skin
Strapless gowns like the Louis Vuitton number Alicia wore to the London Premier of The Danish Girl look fantastic when worn with simple hair. Teamed with an up-do, a strapless silhouette can look a bit harsh with too much skin on show; but wearing hair long, loose and glossy like Alicia balances the proportions. To recreate the look we’d recommend booking in for a glossing-colour treatment a week before your wedding to make sure your colour is rich and shiny. On the day, ask your hairdresser to set your hair in soft curls while you do your make up. When brushed out, you should be left with beautiful soft waves. If you want extra body it may be worth exploring the option of hair extensions or real-hair clip-in extensions that your hairdresser can style for you. Again Alicia opted for glowing skin and a subtle flick of eyeliner to emphasise her eyes.
What do you think to these looks? Any inspire you for your big day?