Undeniably, Hailey Bieber is a true vogue queen who consistently transcends emerging fashion tides. At 26, her fashion-forward decisions send ripples through the global style scene, from the slick glazed beauty trend to the revitalization of gilets, and not forgetting her funky summer manicures. The world looks to the Rhode founder for a dose of edgy, stylish guidance.
The Mermaidcore and Barbiecore phenomena have been making waves since 2022, steadily gaining traction as the year progressed. But in a signature Bieber style, she demonstrated the art of seamlessly blending these two fashion leviathans. This fusion was encapsulated in a stunning mini dress she sported at the anniversary celebration of her skincare line in New York City last Thursday.
A Night of Glitz, Glam, and Unforgettable Fashion
Hailey Bieber donned an unforgettably glamourous pink diamante micro mini dress by Vivienne Westwood. The dress, which was anything but subtle, featured a daring plunge neckline, an alluring feminine bow, and contour-highlighting ruching from the waist down.
The theme of the night was pure, unadulterated glamour. Bieber accessorized her breathtaking dress with a dazzling silver diamante handbag and a diamond tennis necklace. The ensemble was completed with chic perspex mules.
In attendance were renowned celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski and Justine Skye. Guests were treated to an elaborate dinner, each receiving a personalized cake alongside an exquisite meal. Bieber’s event left us wondering: how can we secure a spot on her enviable friends list?
Diving into the Depths of Mermaidcore
The recent release of Halle Bailey’s live action “The Little Mermaid” has fueled a renewed interest in the Y2K aesthetic, a throwback to every 90s kid’s fantasy. Among the recurring retro trends of 2022, mermaid-inspired fashion takes the lead. This includes everything from pearl hair accessories, metallic footwear, sheer glittery gowns, to icy blue eyeshadow. The palette typically incorporates creams, blues, and pastels, while materials range from shimmering, sheer, or metallic textures, decorated with beads, pearls, and sequins. The resulting look? Imagine the enchanting allure of a unicorn, but with a maritime twist…
The Persistence of Barbiecore
Barbiecore became a recurrent theme among TikTok’s fashion gurus last year. However, the trend truly skyrocketed when the world fell head over heels for ‘Valentino Pink PP’, a custom color crafted by Valentino’s Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli for his AW22 show.
The upcoming live-action Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie and Dua Lipa, seems set to cement this trend into 2023’s fashion scene. As such, we’re confident that Barbiecore is a style narrative that will continue to unfold throughout the remainder of the year.