Lily-Rose Depp for Love Magazine

Lily-Rose Depp looks amazing in this eighties inspired cover for Love Magazine. A perfect combination of both her actor father, and actress/model/singer mother. It would be impossible for Lily-Rose not to take the industry by storm.

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Model of the Year Anna Ewers

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Not a shock that the gorgeous Anna Ewers scored the industry’s top vote for Model of the Year. 2015 was the year of Anna, working with the best of the best in the industry resulted in stunning campaigns, editorials and runways.

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9 of the Best Gift Sets

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The beauty department is always a weakness for me. When the end of the year rolls around it’s virtually impossible for me not to go crazy over all the must-have limited edition items. The beautiful Charlotte Tilbury brushes would probably never even make it into my working kit, and instead would be sitting in my personal collection. YSL and Armani and Dior are as always pure luxury. The decadent gold package holds two of the best all in one face palettes perfect for on the go, and a gorgeous highlighter. Cire Trudon is the ultimate French candle maker, making the 3 piece special edition set highly desirable. I hardly ever wear or use coloured gloss these days and yet I can’t help but enjoy the Makeup Forever Plexi-Gloss set. Everything from the Nars Steven Klein collection is very cool. The gold leaf/glitter nail lacquer from YSL is absolutely amazing by itself or over a solid colour. Of course I cannot live without my Shu Uemura oil to wash all my makeup away at the end of the day. The canvas Maison Kitsune cosmetic bag would come in quite handy too!

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Pre-Fall Collections 2016

 

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I was reading an article today on Dazed about how fast fashion is these days. Literally speaking there’s barely a moment between seasons before we’re on to the next. As a fashion addict the more newness for me to pore over the better, but as a designer I’m sure it’s a completely different story. That being said the Pre-Fall collections are a sneaky peek into what the new Fall season could possibly look like. Best-loved of them all was the Chanel show in Rome. The decidedly sixties Bardot feel was accomplished by hair stylist Sam McKnight, and fabulous makeup direction by Tom Pecheux.

Images from vogue.com

 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pop of Colour

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Brighten up your eye makeup this weekend with a shot of bright colour in the inner corner, à la Marc Jacobs.

Image from vogue.com

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My Top 6 Highlighting Products

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I’m all about a good highlight to enhance bone structure or for creating an all over glow. Prepping skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow immediately brightens dull skin. Of course there are degrees of shine, and for super wet looking skin I reach for MAC Gloss. Less sticky than Lip Glass this Gloss texture delivers tons of reflection perfect for editorial type looks. A slightly toned down version would be backstage fave Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. Two of my old faves that I’ve been using for over 15 years would be MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base, and Vanilla Pigment. Vanilla is gorgeous because it’s iridescent pale gold, and pink which looks amazing when it catches the light. Becca Shimmering Skin is a good alternative to pigment as it’s in a pressed form and still delivers a very high shine.

1. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 2. Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow 3. MAC Gloss 4. MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl 5. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed 6. MAC Pigment in Vanilla

Image: makeup by Hung Vanngo

 

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Body Shop Oils of Life Revitalising Cream

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I recently added Body Shop Revitalising Cream to my night time skin care regime. I have oily skin so I reserve creams that have more moisture for the night, but it could be used as a day cream. The combination of Black Cumin seed oil from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile not only smells rather exotic, but rejuvenates skin and moisturizes, which is essential during the cold weather months. The texture is really light and absorbs into the skin leaving your face feeling comfortable and not at all greasy.

 

 

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Sullen Girl

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Myself and a few other talented creatives collaborated for this shoot last month with new face Brooke from Lizbell Agency. I wanted a slightly undone, low maintenance look for the makeup. Many of my go to products were put to use: Armani Luminous Silk foundation for the skin, YSL Shocking mascara, MAC Lip Erase, and Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base, and my new fave Tom Ford eye pencil in navy black.

Big shout out to the team for delivering brilliant results: Photographer Matthew Burditt, Hair Natacha Trottier, Styling Kelsey Anna Fitzpatrick, Model Brooke.

 

 

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Cold Weather Season

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The cold weather is in full effect which is not entirely bad as we can bundle up in over-sized sweaters and fabulous furs. On the other hand the cold dry temperatures can wreak havoc on our skin. Now is the time to pull out facial oils, and emollient packed moisturizers. Face, hands and lips need extra attention to avoid the effects of parched skin.

1. Kiehl’s Creme De Elegance Repairateur 2. Maybelline The Blushed Nudes 3. Aesop Fabulous Face Oil 4. L’Occitane Pierre Hermes Hand Cream 5. YSL Glossy Stain Plump Up 6. Korres Lip Butter 7. Illamasqua Glamoure Lipstick in  Kin

Acne Leather Dion Boots/ Karl Donoghue Mongolian Lambskin Scarf /River Island Mohair Coat/Rudsak Rabbit Fur Earmuffs/Spencer Vladimir Over-Sized Cable Knit Sweater/Gucci Red Wool Beret/TopShop Black Chain Hand-Knitted Beanie 

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2015 British Fashion Awards

 

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You have no choice but to look incredibly fashionable at the British Fashion Awards. Last nights red carpet was just that. Rita Ora was definitely my fave; her Chanel dress was gorgeous. Cheryl, Victoria, and Jourdan all wore caramel smokey eyes with a matte nude lip. Lady Gaga’s new toned down version of herself still left room for embellished eyelids.

Images from dailymail.com

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