2015 Billboard Awards



Without a doubt the most exciting thing that happened on the red carpet last night, was Olivier Rousteing announcing the Balmain H&M collaboration! It was a Balmain evening with the designer dressing the host Chrissy Teigan as well as the Jenner sisters, Jourdan Dunn and Taylor Swift. Kendall gets my vote for best dressed. I’m all about the sleek hair, glowy skin, smokey eyes, and nude lip with that outfit, it was perfection.

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Resort Collections 2016


The makeup master trilogy of Pat McGrath, Peter Philips, and Tom Pecheux turned out three on point looks for the most talked about resort collections. At Chanel in Korea Tom Pecheux was inspired by the culture. The K-Pop like makeup featured false lashes, outlined brows, and two-toned bright matte lips. Louis Vuitton showed in the heat of Palm Springs, and while Pat McGrath created rainbow works of art for the faces of the greeters, the runway look was minimal with simple white dots following the shape of the eyebrows. Fresh faces continued at Dior yesterday. The collection was shown at Pierre Cardin’s crazy bubble house but the show was anything but crazy. Peter Philips sent the girls down the runway with immaculate skin, perfect nude lips, and a hint of Dior Show mascara.

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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.


Tip of the Day: Large Angle Brush for Brows


Use a large size angle brush rather than a small one, to define full brows and achieve a soft natural look.


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Spring 2015 Neutral Beauty Must-Haves



The spring runways were full of flawless complexions devoid of colour. The basis for any beautiful makeup look is the skin, and with these natural spring looks skin prep is essential. Hydrating vitamin enhanced water sprays; a few drops of oil massaged into the skin; before applying radiance boosting primer and foundation is the key. Don’t forget about lip balm to repair chapped lips and create a smooth surface for those nude lip colours. Highlight the high planes of the face with cream shadow to add subtle dimension. A bit of bronzing powder will warm up the complexion and give a sun kissed look. Eyebrows should be defined naturally by filling in any gaps and then brushed up and held in place with brow gel.


1. Armani Sun Fabric Bronzer 2. Kevin Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil 3. Chantecaille Full Brow Perfecting Gel  4. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer 5. Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Illuminate  6. Dior Skin Nude Air Foundation 7. Yves Saint Laurent Nu Couture Eyeshadow Palette   8. MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl  9. MAC Charged Water  10. Sunday Riley Artemis Oil 11. Homeoplasmine 

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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.

Images from dailymail.com

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Yaz Bukey for Shu Uemura


I’m so in love with this limited edition collab at Shu Uemura. Parisian accessories designer Yaz Bukey’s concept for the 32-piece collection, is four girlfriends who fall in love with the same man, Mr. Shu Shu. Each of the four characters has a different personality represented in the collection by the different colour packaging. Yaz Bukey herself is the model in the images showing off all four sides of the line: sexy, smart, romantic and daring. Shu Uemura must-haves like Cleansing Oil and UV Underbase are part of the collection along with new limited edition shades of lipstick, nail polish, shadow and false lashes.

The collection is available online now and in stores.

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2015 MTV Movie Awards


There were quite a few style standouts tonight at the MTV Movie Awards. My three favourites were Jennifer Lopez in a Versace ensemble with her signature bronze makeup and extra long hair extensions was flawless. Emily Ratajkowski was drop dead gorgeous in Fausto Puglisi. Sleek hair and smokey eyes completed her very hot look. Scarlet Johannson’s bright pink Zuhair Murad jumpsuit was everything. I love her hair short, her full brows, soft brown eye shadow, and pale pink lips pulled the whole look together.

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