December 23, 2011

Accessory update: Bodychain jewellery

Say goodbye to long pendant necklaces and welcome body jewellery into your wardrobe. Now, you may be wondering why on earth you would want to adorn your body with chains. At first I was a little apprehensive about this look but like all trends, if it's done well it works. 

Layer over a white tee for an edgy day-time look or accessorise your LBD for evening glamour that is simple yet effective.

Inspiration:

'Loricat'

'Ines'


'Aime'


'Cavea'


'Aeon'

All images by Armor Jewellery.
Products can be found here and are all handmade in New York.

I love the elegance of each piece and my favourite has to be 'Aeon' worn with the heart-shaped black dress.

If you are likely to invest in statement accessories but have a smaller budget, these high street numbers should be on the top of your wish list:






Hope you all have a very Happy Christmas!

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December 09, 2011

Leopard Love

So much LOVE for these shoes by Christian Louboutin

            Gold toe-capped leopard-print calf hair pumps

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Top Ten Perfect Party Dresses



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December 07, 2011

My Week with Marilyn Beauty Tutorial


Here's my first attempt at filming a beauty tutorial which is based on the film,My Week with Marilyn. I've been a little Marilyn mad recently (see previous post) and decided I would try to encapsulate this iconic beauty look. The bold brows,shimmering eyes and statement red lips are perfect for parties over Christmas time, and this make-up routine can even be worn during the day. Tone down the lipstick to a rosy pink shade or wear a lip balm if you want to reduce the impact.

Watch Sali Hughes Video via The Guardian for how to create the perfect red lips:



So here's a list of the products I featured:
Dior Forever (Shade 23)
Clinique Airbrush Concealer
Benefit Georgia Peach powder
Mac Prep and Prime powder
Estee Lauder Blusher in Nude Rose
Eye Palette and Highlighter by Elizabeth Arden
Dior Red Lipstick in Dolce Vita (bold statement lips)
Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle Lipstick,05 (lighter shade for daytime, if preferred)
No.7 Beautiful Brown pencil,colour 10.

Enjoy!

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December 06, 2011

My Week with Marilyn


Take a look at the beautiful Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in the latest film, My Week with Marilyn. I love the fact this trend allows you to spend on versatile and classic pieces that will never fade out of fashion. Take a look at this slide show for some iconic inspiration and keep a look out for my Marilyn Monroe style beauty tutorial.

Sarah
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November 16, 2011

Editorial Inspiration

Tatler Editorial Some Enchanted Evening, May 2011 Shot #2

Tatler Editorial Some Enchanted Evening, May 2011 Shot #7


Tatler Editorial Some Enchanted Evening, May 2011 Shot #4

Tatler Editorial Some Enchanted Evening, May 2011 Shot #5
Tatler Editorial Some Enchanted Evening, May 2011 Shot #6
Tatler Magazine,May 2011

I came across this beautiful fashion shoot in Tatler Magazine the other day and was completely inspired.I love how feminine and elegant the models look which makes me wish that women would dress like this everyday.(We could deal with the funny looks,right?)

But until that day I will dream about living in the Grand Palais,Paris,wearing my ball gown.

The end.

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November 11, 2011

SEQUIN STAPLE





Hello Christmas! Hello embellishment!

Sparkle your way into the party season with these dazzling sequin shorts by Topshop.

It always makes me smile to see a collection of sequin pieces in my wardrobe and I'm sure these patterned beauties will make my smile beam from ear to ear. 

I have paired the shorts with a red Topshop Sleeveless Shirt and the most glamourous Topshop Lillie Cherry Trim Sandals(new in this week,eeek). 

As the sequins are multi-coloured, the shorts are really versatile and could be miss-matched with casual tee's for a more effortless look. The sleeveless shirt is also a perfect staple for layering with cardigans and chunky jumpers, and well, the shoes deserve the right to be worn EVERY day.

How will you wear sequins this season?

x

Images:www.topshop.com
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November 09, 2011

Soleil Tan De Chanel-Bronzing Powder


As my first product review I wanted to start with my favourite EVER beauty product-Soleil Tan De Chanel, in shade 62 (Terre Έpice).





My lovely friends kindly bought me this Chanel compact bronzer last year for my 21st birthday and as I have just reached the tender age of 22 and my bronzer is still going, I thought I had better celebrate its greatness.

I have used the product everyday for a year, applying once in the morning (with occasional day time top-ups if I’m feeling extra pale) and once in the evening if I am going out.One application of this product will cover you for the day,it just depends how bronzed you like to be.
The black compact itself is very chic and has the gold Chanel emblem on the top of the case. 

With the added bonus of a mirror inside, the case will double up as a compact mirror when the bronzer has been fully used.

Usually I am really clumsy and drop my bronzers, which then crumble into a million pieces, but this Chanel case has been really hard-wearing (which has been tried and tested as I’ve dropped it numerous times).The lovely black velvet cover is also a good way to protect the bronzer from opening if it is dropped- and it looks swish too.

As I have a pale complexion I try not to go for darker,orangey shades that will stand out against my foundation and skin tone. Paired perfectly with Dior’s Forever foundation (shade 020) I have found that the bronzer adds a light sun-kissed glow.

I like the fact that the colour of the bronzer is not too intense.It has a good balance between a blusher and bronzer.

The colour appears to be dark but when worn it creates a natural sheen to the cheekbones which is suitable all year round. 

In the case the bronzing powder appears to sparkle but this does not spread glitter on your face like some bronzers can often do-it just enhances the skin naturally.

There are five shades ranging from natural (my shade), matte and iridescent which can be found here.

I would definitely give this product a 10/10 as it is a long-lasting, elegant product
and very good value for money.

Although I didn't buy my first, I will be buying many,many more!



Images:
1. www.chanel.com
2. www.temptalia.com
3. www.dior.com
4. laqueredmom.blogspot.com


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October 12, 2011

10 OF THE BEST

Make your feet happy this season with a stylish footwear update.



Winter boots always form a staple part of any wardrobe during the cold months and there is nothing better than starting the season with a brand new style.


From the classic Chelsea boot, to the Seventies knee-high block-heel boots, there are prints,shapes and styles to suit all budgets.


If you usually go for a leather boot,why not try a ruby red suede? This season even goes as far as glitter boots,leopard prints and studded bikers,if you dare!


Here's my top ten winter wonders..


Why not begin with some sparkle?

Topshop 'Ambush' silver glitter boots are perfect for glamming up outfits for the day or for evening wow factor. And with Christmas coming up we might as well start festivities early? They also come in black glitter,leopard print,plain black and brown.

If you like a classic flat riding boot the Office 'Journey On' Boots would make a versatile choice to wear with skinny jeans or dresses. The tan leather makes them stand out from the many other plain black designs,adding a highly refined and equestrian edge.


As Seventies styles continue to reign, these Diane von Furstenberg fringed suede boots are hot on trend. The deep burgundy red shade and the fringed detail will add an instant statement. Channel the style with a snake-print shift dress for extra style points.

If you prefer to keep your feet very cosy in Winter these fur Charing LK Bennett Boots will most definitely fit the bill. Fur-tipped with toffee-coloured suede,AND a practical wedge heel-what's not to love?


Chelsea boot-check. Cuban heel-check. Velvet-check. These 'Cubana' beauties by Penelope Chilvers are bang on trend. Brighten up the dull winter weather by adding some va-va-voom to your everyday looks!


Another fabulous knee high classic are River Islands 'Black Seam Detail knee Boots'. With tan plaited detail and tassels, these boots will be sure to dress up any occasion. If you're always struggling to decide between a black or brown pair this style is a great alternative. 
If you have more of a grungy alternative style wear the Sugar Star-Studded Biker Boots by Ash ,as the perfect mix of grunge and glam. With stars all over the catwalks at Dolce & Gabanna this season you will be sure to shine...


Shearling boots are back this season and this striking pair of Mame Shearling and Brocade ankle boots by Bally do not disappoint. 'The pin heel gives this pair a glamorous spin - show yours off with leggings or skinny jeans'- and who wouldn't listen to Net-a-porter's fountain of style knowledge.


If you prefer a cowboy style go for this pair of Aztec print Hand-woven wool and brushed leather ankle boot by Cobra Society.This style is versatile,unique and will look even better with age.Wear with an oversized cable knit jumper for effortless appeal.

Last but not least, are these two tone Combined snake skin knee-high boots by Zara. I love the contrast of the suede and snake-print and the manageable heel height. With a slightly pointed toe to create a leg-lengthening effect and an ideal daytime heel, it's pretty tricky not to make a purchase.

So which boots will you be wearing this season? 

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