Trend to Try: Fancy Brows

Leandra Medine | March 27, 2012

Comment-dit-on ‘fashion victim?’ Alternative title: on embracing the sparkle brow. Figured trend to try may work better because the ultimate sentiment important to note is a question. Who will take the first plunge here: you or me? Yes, sure, glitter shoes were fun for a moment, eyebrows though…more permanent, ergo fun for a lifetime. Here’s also to asymmetry, ice cubes, ankle length coats again. From Chanel’s FW 2012 runway show.

  • Natasha Fatah

    I don't think I can get behind this look. It's cool, it's edgy but not beautiful, and not approachable.



    Bedazzled eye brows?? heck yeah!!

  • Hannah

    I agree with Natasha! Glitter brows are creative and look super bold, but I don't know I'd be able to pull it off. Truthfully, I don't think i could handle getting weird looks from people all day… Haha

  • .Tinacious Me.

    it gives the models a new fierceness!
    xo, Tina

  • monkeyshines ♥

    brilliant styling!


  • MONI

    can't wait to see your version!

  • WearAbouts

    ooo can't wait to see how you rock this trend :)
    Enter my giveaway!!!

  • Alice McGenniss-Destro

    my eyebrows are crazy enough!! x

  • Stories and Sequins

    Not my favorite collection from Chanel. I liked neither the clothes nor the styling!

    Stories and Sequins

  • Meganne

    I took away a lot from the Chanel runway show, but those eyebrows were just not one of them.
    Material Fixations

  • Lauren@Styleseer

    Haha! I can definitely see the birth control value of those brows!

  • Eliza

    Definitely cool in theory, but almost certainly absurd in practice…. I'll wait to jump aboard the next trend.

  • Pip

    A little too crazy for me and most, but I give any woman who tries this trend deep respect! I love the outfit more than the brows!!!!! That outfit rocks! xx


  • Samantha Manzella

    I don't think I'd be able to pull these off. I love the concept, but they're a bit too bold for even me. I mean, that's coming from someone who wears red lipstick and a dramatic eye at least 3-4 times a week…so you know I mean it when I say it's too bold. :)

    <3 Samantha

  • Anthology Collection

    The jewellery in this collection absolutely blew me away! Very inspiring. The eyebrows however, the jury is out on them! But, would be kind of amazing if they took off.. xxx

  • Lindsey


  • exponential-decay

    I feel like Chanel really pushed themselves with this show– they stayed true to their style but also pushed themselves in terms of their "comfort zone"– a true success! I love your blog, if you ever had a second to check out mine, that would be so awesome! Thanks!

  • Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    um, no thank you

  • Leira Zetroc


    The Quiet Spaces

  • This Trend That Trend

    The question here, Leandra Miss Man Repeller, is: Will YOU try it? I triple dog dare you to. And then instagram about it, or even post about it.

    We want to see!!!


  • Styling Black

    can't wait for this to come to real life

  • modelovers


    Giveaway on my blog

  • Punch!

    I've been expecting this ever since the Ke$ha video…Surprised it took this long actually…

  • Miss Molly
  • RaspberryBlonde

    mmm I'm no fan, call me old-fashioned 😉

  • Uschi Ronnenberg

    Don't want to kill my darling by – which can be expected – a big, big laughing fit… :-)

  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • YoUngLiNgToN

    It was an amazing show ! i think we'll see a lot of this collection in the street sooner !

  • Chanel-Lily

    It will be a fun day, the day I see someone with glittery eyebrows. It will probably become a new Essex thing like the shameful Vajazzle.

  • Lisa Griffin

    haha i'm not sure i will be attaching sparkles to my eyebrows, but i'm just waiting for the day i see a hipster sporting these at brunch
    in dramatic fashion

  • Sharon

    The answer to your question is you :p

    I don't think I can pull off those brows!



    The eyebrows are so cool, absolutely not wearable for me but still so cool

  • Mariana

    You could say you're from the Capitol.

  • Gabriele

    love it on runways, and models, I admire those who try to make their eyebrows look like that on a day-to-day basis.. My eyebrows are extremely thick already.. I don't need anymore to them, lol!! :)
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  • Anonymous

    heard of highbrow? my friend Jessica Sapick (she's incredible!) started it a few years back and VPL used it in S11 NYFW.

  • emnn

    I love this look for the runways but honestly I think if i tried to pull this off I would look like an ugly man as well as get a couple of unwelcoming double-takes. I think i'll leave this trend on the runway.


  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Great on the runway, but those eyebrows are a little too much for me 😉

  • Use Me Up

    Awesome. I'd ditch the glitter but stick with the shape. Surely cracking out the crayola's like a crazed toddler can't hurt my temples? Pretty certain I'd look all intelligent and mysterious a-la Kahlo. Not at all angry vamp.

  • CynthiaC

    Call me conservative, but those brows are naaaaasty. But then again, that's probably why you get so much press about your blog and I get virtually none.

  • Anonymous


  • Ms.Fashionista

    When I first saw this trend I was taken back a bit from it. Definitely wouldn't wear it out in public, but for the runways its pretty interesting. Reminds me so much of McQueen.


  • Neijah

    Ha! I've been thinking about these runway brows a lot lately. I love them!


  • The Antifash

    I love it on the runway but aren't you concerned about one dropping into you eye and being blinded forever? Or is that just me?

    I will however rock the exaggerated brow sunnies I've seen here and there. Sunnies don't get in your eyes Leandra!

  • Designer Clothing Online

    These glittery brows are so cool! Dont think many could pull them off though!

    Womens Clothing Online

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    This trend is fun. I kind of dig it.

  • boocat

    Love the clothes; hate the brows.

  • Red bottom shoes
  • Coral
  • HerMajestyS

    As a person who is not so secretly obsessed with/wants to become Joan Crawford I am always tantalized by the idea of fierce brows – confrontational brows even. And while glitter is probably more confusing than striking to the general public (damn them and their narrow perceptions of awesomeness) I’ve found that one can get away with color. That is, eyeshadow whose base is close to the natural color of your actual brow. Mine are black so I’ve gotten away with navy/deep sienna/plum – just a hint mind you – but with a deft hand the impact is fabulous.

  • dressforgraduation

    Definitely cool in theory, but almost certainly absurd in practice…. I’ll wait to jump aboard the next trend.

  • cutedresses

    Great on the runway, but those eyebrows are a little too much for me 😉