Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

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A plethora of “angels” descended on Paris over the past few days for the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Amongst the typical attire for such an event, Millie Mackintosh stood out in the coolest black tuxedo setting the chic factor a bit higher on the pink carpet.

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Naomi Campbell for W Magazine

 

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W magazine is closing out the year strong with this fabulous editorial featuring Naomi Campbell. Makeup artist Renee Garnes, photographer Steven Klein, and fashion editor Edward Enninful were a few of the creative forces behind the shoot.

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Tweezerman Eyelash Curler

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When it comes to eyelash curlers I am obsessed with my Shu Uemura curler. However I’m always up for trying something new. The ProMaster curler works best on deep set or almond eyes, the opening is wider than the ProCurl which is designed for round eyes. I found that the ProMaster fits more comfortably in my hand to curl someone else’s lashes. Both curlers on the right eye shape, give a smooth ‘C’ like curl-no bent lashes. Like the Shu lash curler these are also made in Japan, and come with not two but three replacement pads.

 

 

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2016 American Music Awards

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Models, musicians, and actors hit the red carpet last night at the AMA’s. Gigi Hadid was the star of the evening in flawless makeup and no less than six wardrobe changes. Standard red carpet beauty prevailed like hyper-real skin with the right amount of shade and highlight, lots of lashes, and groomed eye brows. I really liked Zoe Saldana’s colourful shadow and winged liner. Karlie Kloss’ Atelier Versace dress was the focus of her look. Her understated makeup and sleek pony were the perfect match. Behati Prinsloo nailed the effortless cool vibe. Her black dress had interesting details and her rock n’roll eyeliner with just a bit of silver glitter in the corner was spot on! Ciara channeled  Bridget Bardot for her hair and makeup look, but I’m not sure how I feel about her dress. Lady Gaga looked incredible from head to toe in a white Brandon Maxwell suit. Gaga’s natural hair was pulled back in sleek low bun which worked well with her oversized hat; winged liner and a subtle pink lip completed my favourite look of the night.

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Get the Look: Christian Dior AW16

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The beauty look from Dior Fall 2016 goes quite effortlessly from the runway to a night out. The deep dark lip works on all skin tones for a dramatic pout, especially against perfectly flawless skin and  well groomed brows. Pile on mascara and pinch your lashes together for a spidery look. If your eye lashes need a little extra length apply a few individual lashes first then add mascara to them.

1.Burberry Eyebrow Definer 2. Maybelline Spider Lash 3. MAC Lip pencil in Nightmoth  4.Illamasqua Lipstick in Kontrol 5. YSL Foundation Ink Cushion

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala 2016

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These were my four best dressed from last weeks CFDA gala. Cindy Bruna looked elegant in a cream Jonathan Simkhai dress. Solange Knowles is never one to blend in with the crowd, and she looked fabulous in a silver trouser suit by Off-White. Karlie Kloss stunned in Prabal Gurung. Zendaya who is launching her own fashion line, wore Michael Kors Collection for the evening.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Cream Highlighter

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Use a cream highlighter to create a natural sheen on all the high planes of the face. Buff it on with a brush or tap with your ring finger for the perfect strobe lit look.

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Kenzo for H&M

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After three years in a row of queueing up in the early hours of the morning for H&M’s designer collabs, I thought I might take my chances online this year. After last years Balmain disappointment I was pretty much over the whole thing, plus Kenzo was never my go-to label not like Wang or Marant. Then I saw the look book for Kenzo, and now I just might be hauling my sisters camping chair to Granville street at a time I would never normally rise. Can I risk missing out on a logo sweatshirt, or a heavily printed oversized dress? How would I feel if I didn’t at least try to get a teal, black and red cropped fuzzy jacket? These are the important questions I need to ponder before November 3rd.

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Best of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2017

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The beauty looks from the Paris shows ran the gamut from the fresh faces at Lanvin and Dior to Louis Vuitton’s bright graphic eyes and Issey Miyake’s circles. I loved everything about the Balmain look, the girls all looked incredible. But that high blush that blended into the eyes at Kenzo was definitely my fave of the week.

 

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Best of Milan Fashion Week SS17

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Milan didn’t shy away from colour this season. From Ferragamo to Armani and Ports pops of colour on the eyes made quite the statement, but the pastel pink brows at Gucci were definitely the coolest use of colour. Peter Philips chunky glitter lips were off set with some serious liquid eyeliner. Tom Pecheux brought the 1990’s to Moschino with an old school glamour look.

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