Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017


Oscar Niemeyer–designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum which looks like it’s from another planet, was the most amazing venue for Louis Vuitton resort. The collection felt very energetic–brights mixed with black and white, athletic, and youthful. The makeup look didn’t compete with the designs, essentially it was either barely there or an exaggerated eye.

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Best of Cannes 2016


The Cannes red carpet was the usual glamorous affair this year. While thigh high slits and red gowns were as far as the eye could see Charlize Theron broke the trend in a super chic Dior tux. Kristen Stewart also took a few risks in both her wardrobe and makeup. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend red eye shadow to most people, she pulled it off like a pro.

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Naomi Campbell Covers Vogue Brasil


Naomi Campbell stuns on all three covers of Vogue Brasil’s anniversary issue celebrating important black women in history. Naomi herself is one such woman having been a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. The first black model to cover British and Paris Vogue, Naomi has been in the industry for over thirty years.

Makeup artist Renee Garnes created the striking beauty look for the issue. That brilliant cyan blue has me wanting to dig out my bright eye shadow palette.


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Chanel Cruise 2017


Chanel took over the streets of Havana to show the vibrant cruise collection. Lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux, made sure the girls glowed as they descended down the boulevard that acted as the runway. Perhaps it was a combination of humidity and makeup, either way their skin looked gorgeous.


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Special Feature: Markus Lupfer Geometric Garden


markus_lupferThe first presentation I attended this past London fashion week was Markus Lupfer. What I loved was even though this was the autumn collection, so many of the pieces felt like they could work for all seasons. The Markus Lupfer girl is quirky and sophisticated. Not only can she transition from work to play but also from autumn to spring too. The use of oversized florals and geometric shapes, mixed with metallics and sheers is excellent style inspiration for right now. Put that inspiration into play using pieces from the current season available on farfetch.com

1.Marco Bologna Flower Print Pencil Skirt  2.Faith Connexion Over sized Metallic Top 3. Tod’s Saddle Cross Body Bag  4.Rockins Dargon Print Scarf 5. Maison Margiela Tabi Toe Ankle Boot 6. Marni Floral Print Tee 7. Courregès Biker Jacket



The beauty look for the collection followed that same theme of quirky sophistication. The use of gold glitter and gold leaf placed strategically on the eyes created a delicate sparkle to the eyes. A real-way version of the look would include the same dewy skin and a nude lip. Skip the gold leaf in favour of a frosty gold shadow.

8. Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer 9. Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil 10. By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Beyond Gold 11. MAC Glitter in Gold 12. Lipstick Queen in Pinky Nude

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2016 Met Gala


The ultra glam Met gala theme this year was Manus x Machina – Fashion in the Age of Technology. Cue the metallic dresses. A slew of cyborg inspired gowns, dresses, and armour descended the red carpet. Claire Danes in princess style Zac Posen, at first glance seemed to have missed the tech theme, until the whole gown completely lit up! The dress was made of custom fiber optic woven organza, with thirty mini battery packs sewn into the lining. Now that was definitely an excellent example of technology and fashion.

Images from justjared.com & hollywoodlife.com

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Model of the Moment: Lineisy Montero


Natural haired beauty Lineisy Montero was discovered in her home town of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the fall of 2015 she burst on to the scene walking exclusively for Prada as the first black model on their runway in many, many years. Since then Lineisy has been quite the sort after face, strutting down the runway for Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Celine to name a few. Currently you can see her in Chanel’s spring campaign.


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Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 Highlighter


Pat McGrath broke the internet yesterday when her highly anticipated highlighter kits launched. I didn’t even bother trying to get my hands on them. However unlike her previous product launches these kits will be available at Sephora online and select locations May 10. The kits come in two different colours gold and nude. Each kit contains a stick with a balm on one end and highlighter on the other, a pressed pigment and a Japanese made brush. The pressed pigment is unique in that it’s actually a gel thats been molded into a pressed form. The results are stunning as seen in the video and the multiple celeb/model Instagram posts that have been popping up in the weeks leading up to the launch.

Pat McGrath is no stranger to fantastic product collaborations. She was the main consultant for Armani when he developed his line as well as Dolce and Gabbana’s beauty line, and most recently Gucci. So all these mini launches from McGrath are leading up to her full collection that will be available later this year. I cannot wait!

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Lemonade is Finally Here


With so much chatter about what and who Lemonade is about, it was hard to watch without speculation going through my head. What I have concluded is that Beyonce has told a complex story that effects all kinds of people and relates to many different situations. Simply put the visual album is beautifully shot, the styling is quite fabulous and Sir John’s makeup looks were stunning. Beyonce is a genius. May 18, 2016 will be the best concert I will have ever seen.


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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter


You don’t need a heavy hand to get major shine with Urban Decay’s new Afterglow highlighter. The finely milled powder has an almost cream texture. Of the three colours I wear Sin (on the right) it looks like a pale beige in the compact but on, it’s actually an iridescent gold. The eight hour wear ensures a luminous glow all day.

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