Spring 2015 Couture

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From the veiled looks at Chanel and Giambattista; to the various graphic eyes at Versace and Armani; and the natural lips at Dior and Valentino; the spring couture looks were quite delightful. Paris was the ideal fashion prelude before the ready-to-wear shows start in just a couple of weeks.

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Chanel Spring 2015 Couture

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Karl Lagerfeld’s flower garden theme show was a floral masterpiece. The beauty look was taupe eyeshadow blended across the upper eyelids and over the bridge of the nose, and extended to the temples resulting in a subtle mask shape. The mesh overlay on the face added to the veiled look. All the models lips popped with cherry red and highlighted cupids bows.

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Atelier Versace Spring 2015 Couture

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The couture collections are well underway for spring 2015. Pat McGrath designed what she described as a modern, graphic smoky eye for Atelier Versace. I thought the use of negative space in the eye makeup mirrored the cut-out design of the collection. A flawless complexion, peachy nude lips, and fake lashes brought the whole look together.

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Rita Ora for L’Officiel February 2015

Everything about Rita Ora on the cover of L’Officiel is amazing. The 70’s blonde bowl cut, the dark brows, the winged eyeliner, it is all gorgeous.

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Dior Eyeliner Stickers

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The rumours were true! Peter Philips satin eyeliner strips from the Dior spring show, will be available to buy February 1st. The pastel strips are reusable, seem easy to apply, and the answer to smudge proof eyeliner.

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Final Weeks of Winter

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The only good thing about the continued winter weather is that we can still wear the items picked up during end of season sales. As the cold weather drags on it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Go for cream based eye shadows and blush, and unless you’re very oily minimal powder will ensure you maintain glowy looking skin.

Click here for tips on how to winter-proof your skin.

1. Charlotte’s Magic Cream 2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle Du Jour 3. Gucci Face Lustrous Glow Foundation 4. Giorgio Armani Face Fabric 5. Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol 6. Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Concentrate 7. Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Eye Shadow 8. Kiehl’s Vanilla and Cedarwood Skin Softening Lotion 9. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

Coach Shearling Coat/Anthropologie Atlas Rancher Hat/Helmut Lang Leather Skinny Pants/Black Eyewear Sunglasses/Stella McCartney Wool Striped Sweater/Missoni Striped Gloves/Casadei Venice Thigh High Boots 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Glitter

For maximum glitter adhesion use a thin layer of eyelash glue or vaseline on bare lids and apply the glitter with a small stiff brush.

Image from models.com

 

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2015 Golden Globe Awards

 

The 2015 awards season is off to very good start. Last night’s red carpet was well worth watching. I based my top six standouts on overall look because as usual some celebrities had on fabulous outfits with not so fabulous hair and makeup, and vice versa. It goes without saying that Kate Hudson was the red carpet show-stopper of the evening. The Versace cut-out dress was absolutely spectacular. Her simple centre parted low bun, and neutral makeup were the finishing touch. Emma Stone barely ever misses the fashion mark. I loved her structured smoky eyes and pink lips, and the Lanvin jumpsuit was everything-fresh, modern, relaxed, and she looked effortless. Sienna Miller followed along the same vein. The Miu Miu dress combined pretty and edgy into one. The soft waved bob, along with glowy makeup, courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury was the perfect package. Allison Williams had the best hair of the night. The above the shoulder waves, and the deep side part were just stunning with her dramatic Armani Prive gown. Jessica Chastain’s classic Hollywood look was perhaps the best I’ve seen her on a red carpet. Rosamund Pike was one of the first people I saw interviewed at the arrivals and I immediately loved her Vera Wang dress, and her asymmetrical bob.

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Aveeno Fresh Essentials

During the winter months skincare is imperative. Currently I’ve been using the Aveeno Fresh Essentials line. All of the products contain southernwood extract, as well as vitamins A, C and E, which together replenish and retain moisture. My skin feels super smooth after using the exfoliator even though the particles of natural luffa and coconut pulp are very gentle. The daily moisturizer is lightweight and absorbs quickly so that makeup can be applied directly after. The SPF 30 is both a UVA and UVB protector which is really the best way to prevent premature aging. Of the three products the night cream is probably my favourite. The texture is nourishing without feeling heavy, and the results in the morning are smooth, hydrated, soft skin.

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Throwback Thursday: Best Red Carpet Style 2014

These ladies set the standard high in 2014 when they hit the red carpet impeccably put together from head to toe. Rihanna was definitely the star of the year even taking home the CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year award.

The first big red carpet event of 2015 will be this Sunday’s Golden Globes.

Images from justjared.com

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