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Topolino for Vogue China


One of my favourite models Eniko Mihalik, with makeup by one of my fave makeup artists Topolino altogether in one editorial for Vogue China. Brilliant!

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Rihanna for Dior

Not only is Rihanna stunning in her new campaign for Dior, but she is also the first black female to be the official face of Dior.

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2015 Met Gala Part II



Now this is how you bring drama to the Met Gala. Rihanna nailed the theme as did Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker. Kerry Washington in Prada and Solange in Giles were outstanding and exactly what this event called for.

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2015 Met Gala


The Met gala red carpet has kept me thoroughly entertained for the better part of this evening. This years theme China Through the Looking Glass was not entirely represented as well as it could have been, though there were still plenty of beautiful looks. Cara Delevingne managed to merge fashion wearing Stella McCartney, and the Chinese theme with a gorgeous body painted design. Jennifer Lopez’s dragon inspired Versace gown paired with her ultra glowing complexion and red and bronze blush was quite stunning, and some what on theme. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked amazing, her makeup and hair were completely flawless. Kim Kardashian let her Cavalli dress be the focus wearing neutral makeup and a neat ponytail. Amal Clooney always serves dramatic glamour perfectly. Then there was Mrs. Carter…she worked the red carpet in sheer beaded Givenchy. I loved the blonde super high side ponytail, and winged liner.


Eco Fashion Week


Sunday evening I attended the BC launch of H&M’s exclusive conscious collection as part of Eco Fashion Week. The collection of eco friendly garments are made completely from sustainable materials including organic cotton and recycled polyester. I fell in love with more than one piece. The designs are fashion forward, the materials used are ethically sourced yet they feel soft and very wearable. Most importantly the factories and suppliers that are used to make all the garments, meet the standard for proper working conditions for employees.

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Burberry London in LA Show


Christopher Bailey brought London to LA last night with a stunning Burberry show at Griffith Observatory. The fabulous Naomi Campbell walked the show along with Malaika Firth. Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made up part of  the front row along with the effortlessly stylish Beckham family, and of course Anna Wintour.

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Makeup Artist: Sir John


New York based makeup artist Sir John works with many famous faces including the fabulous Beyonce, who as we know always looks flawless. Following in the footsteps of other celeb artists Sir John will be holding his first makeup seminar in New York on May 2.

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Industry Insider: Lyndi Barrett


Lyndi Barrett is what one might call a girl about town. She’s friendly and outgoing, and will never forget your name once you’ve be introduced. Lyndi is also full of good ideas, which she is more than happy to share with me whenever we catch up. I decided to ask Lyndi a few questions about what it’s like to be a publicist. Read the interview below:

1. I know you wear many hats, but if you could narrow down a job title to describe your career what would that be?

I’m a publicist. I have a boutique public relations agency called Lj PR and we specialize in fashion, beauty and lifestyle PR. I run an online publication called Style Calling. We feature articles on fashion, beauty, trends and events from an industry insider’s prospective. I also teach at Blanche Macdonald in the fashion merchandising department. I teach the Fashion Show Production, Public Relations & Event Management courses.

2. How long have you been in the fashion industry? 

I can’t believe it, but it has been almost 10 years!

3. What does a typical day look like for you?

The great thing about my job is that no two days are ever alike. I’m constantly working on different projects with various clients. My mornings are usually quite routine. I’m at my desk by 8:30am. I check my emails and various social media platforms and scan my favourite news websites.  I usually spend mid morning answering emails, setting up appointment and doing all my daily tasks for Lj PR and Style Calling.

I think its important to have face time with all the people I email on a regular bases, so I set up coffee or lunch meetings two to three times a week.

A couple days in the week I’ll be at Blanche Macdonald teaching. I really enjoy this aspect of my work as it fuels me to inspire my students to pursuit their dream career.

4. You were recently in New York for fashion week what were some of the highlights?

New York is always amazing, but this February was particularly special since it was the last season at Lincoln Centre and the last season with Mercedes Benz as a title sponsor.

I had the opportunity to interview Rebecca Minkoff before her runway show for Style Calling. She is such a genuine and lovely person. It was a very memorable interview. The BCBG MAX AZRIA & Herve Leger shows were beautiful too. It’s always a treat to attend their shows. They also threw an incredible after party at The Standard Hotel. I had a dance party with Lubov Azria – it was amazing.

Banana Republic showcased for the first time at fashion week under the guidance of their new creative director, Marisa Webb. She has an incredible eye for design and is currently revitalizing the brand. The Fall 2015 collection was incredible. I can’t wait for it to hit stores!

5. What do you like most about your career? 

The fact that I get to do what I love for a living is fantastic. I’m very passionate about my work and count myself lucky to work with so many talented people. Working in the fashion industry isn’t always easy, but if you love it and work hard, it is incredibly rewarding.

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Makeup Artist: Ninni Nummela


Makeup Artist Ninni Nummela knows how to create incredible skin. The last image of Nadja Auermann is from Ninni’s latest work in the February 2015 edition of Vogue Ukraine. The entire editorial is quite striking, click here to view.

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Model of the Moment: Aya Jones

Aya Jones was scouted in her hometown of Paris, and it’s blatantly obvious why: 5’10, oval faced, doe eyes, and those lips. Aya debuted in Milan walking exclusively for Prada’s Spring 2015 show. After that she was up and down the runways of the most sort after designers, most recently walking the couture collections in Paris last week. I’m quite sure her show list will be long by the time fall collections conclude in March.

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