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.

Image from vogue.com

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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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Best of London Fashion Week SS17

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There were some pretty low key looks shown in London for Spring. The focus was on flawless skin with the perfect amount of glow. Brushed up brows, and with the exception of a bold heart shaped lip at Mary Katrantzou, the neutral lip reigned supreme.

Images from vogue.com

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Ottolinger Spring 2017

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My first show on a very hot and humid day in New York was Berlin based designers Ottolinger. The Ottolinger girl likes to have a good time, hence the smudged raspberry and merlot lips. The makeup look revolved around a glossy red theme set against an almost bare complexion, and blanked out eyebrows. Then there was the down to the ground braids that were intertwined with stockings to add amazing texture.

 

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Best of New York Fashion Week SS17

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This season New York showed that they are not just about the girl next door. Statement lips popped up at Thom Browne, DKNY and Cushnie et Ochs. At Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Altuzarra, and Victoria Beckham it was all about the eyes. Boss pared back the makeup and showed beautiful skin as the focus feature. I love a bleached out eyebrow so the look that Diane Kendal designed for Alexander Wang was one of my faves.

Images from vogue.com & allure.com

 

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Aya Jones for Nars

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I am obsessed with these images of Aya Jones who looks absolutely stunning. The latest Nars collection is called Powerfall and that’s exactly how Aya looks in the sixties inspired look by makeup artist James Kaliardos and creative direction by Francois Nars.

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