Sunday, February 27, 2011

Black Swan

In time for tonight's Academy Awards, I've dediced to do a look inspired by "Black Swan". This is not one of the looks  from the actual movie - I've seen several recreations of the black swan make-up, and didn't want to add on top of that. Instead, I tried to do something different that still is in line with the movie's aesthetics. I tried capturing both Odette (the white swan) and Odile (the black swan), although I suppose Odile prevails as always...

Product List
Face: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15, MAC Studio Finish NC15, MAC Blot Powder light, MAC Plum Foolery
Eyes: MAC Bare Canvas, Zoeva 88 Mattes palette, MAC Platinum, p2 liner pen, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, NYX Milk, theatre blood
Lips: MAC Quietone, NYX Queen of Africa

*False lashes courtesy of*
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reading Glasses

 Face - Mac Pro longwear foundation, Mac concealer Mac MSF powder, Eyes -Mac all that glitters, Mac shroom. Blush -Topshop neon rose, Prestige Liquid liner, Max Factor False Lash effect, Lips Revlon Blush and Soap & Glory SMP Peach. Nails - Rimmel Beige babe, Top - River Island, Cardi - New Look. Glasses - Primark.

This is my lil attempt at geek chic - The Make ups pretty simple, I really dont think I suit glasses thou lol!!!
This River Island Top sums up Geek chick for me, I love the mustard yellow colour, for anyone who's read The Mortal Instruments (this books up there for me with Harry Potter & Twilight!) It really reminds me of Simon?!!
I'm really enjoying reading at the moment, swapping between Suzanne Collins 'The Hunger Games' and Brian Cox's 'Wonders of the Solar system' Book. I'd love to study astronomy!

Any good book recommendations? xx

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rachel Bilson in California Style Magazine

Chanel dress, belt and necklace.

My style inspiration and celebrity obsession Rachel Bilson was featuredon the cover of the March 2011 issue of California Style magazine. She looksabsolutely stunning in the various drool-worthy gowns she wears in thegorgeous photoshoot.

The magazine article covers a variety of topics – here are a fewsnippets of what she had to say:

Referring to her Edie Rose dinnerware: “To stick with fashion, thatwould be a little bit more predictable. But there’s no one in my demographic,or really any ‘celebrity’ who has a similar aesthetic as me, who’s doing homeor tabletop design. I’m sort of obsessed with dishes. I’m always cooking andbaking at home, and I hate going out. I’d love to do bedding, too.”

Referring to her relationship withex-fiance HaydenChristensen: “Without saying anythingtoo specific, I can tell you that things are really positive right now. We’lljust have to see how it goes.”

Referring to working with Josh Schwartz (creator ofthe O.C.) again: “Josh knows me so well. I mean,he’s married to my best friend. We’re all very close. He knows how I deliver aline. He knows that I can be, you know, funny. It’s much harder to be funnythan it is to act in a drama. But I’m up for it.”

Versace dress. Van Cleef & Arpels earrings.

Dolce & Gabbana blouse and skirt.

Valentino gown (reminds me of Emma Watson's BAFTA gown). 

Ralph Lauren Collection dress.

Chloé dress. Cathy Waterman necklace.

Oscar de la Renta dress. Cathy Waterman earrings.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Recent Purchases

I thought I'd show you a few things I've bought recently :)
I am OBSESSED with wing rings at the moment (hehe can you tell?!), and Lush's 'It's raining men'.- Its A.mazing, a limited edition valentines day showergel that smells SO good!!!

Photos -
-Wing rings and Silver Turquoise ring all from Topshop, Photoframe ikea, picture from an 
 old Space NK booklet. 

-Lush - Snow Fairy (this was limited edition for christmas, it smells like bubblegum,
 munch!!!) and It's raining men (limited edition for Vday)

-MAC - Bare Study, Revlon Lipstick in Blush (which is similar to MAC hug me), Boots 
 lashes, Mac Wonderwoman collection coming soon!!

-The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins (3 for 2 from waterstones, I'm not sure whether this
 deal is still ongoing), I'm only half way through the first book atm but its good so far!

-Eeyore Disneys Cuties - Birthdays, Hello Kitty Make up bag/ pensil case H&M.
♥♥♥ Currently Listening - Warpaint - Stars. - ♥♥♥


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gold Patterns

Another Sugarpill look with some Kiko thrown in :) I would actually do a more refined gold pattern if I did another look like this - and sorry I messed up the lash glue! Hope you like it anyway...

Product List
MAC Bare Canvas, Sugarpill Birthday Girl, Sugarpill Dollipop, orange eyeshadow by Kiko, Sugarpill Goldilux, Maybelline Expression kohl in white, elite lashes, CG Lash Blast

Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 BAFTAs: Fashion Highlights

The King's Speech dominated at the BAFTAs, picking up pretty much every imaginable award (although The Social Network and Inception put up a good fight). But while the awards were all about the King, let's see who was the Queen of the red carpet. Here are some highlights:

 Jessica Alba - Versace (My favorite of the night!)

 Rosamund Pike - Alexander McQueen

Amy Adams - Elie Saab

 Emma Watson - Valentino

 Noomi Rapace - Givenchy

 Rachel Stevens - Isabel Morant

Emma Stone - Lanvin

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 Fall Fashion Week: Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier, a designer known for her classy, femininelooks opened her 2011 fall show with a leopard print dress. The surprisingopening was followed by a parade of blacks, golds, and splashes of red in lace,sequins, and chiffon. The collection had a very sultry and mature feel to it, although theblack velvet bows around the waist of many of the looks (and in the hair of allthe models) gave the designs a girly touch.

We’re also seeing more of the purple eyeshadow, berry lips,and cat-eye liner makeup trend that we saw at the Grammys.

I wonder which celebs will wear these red-carpet ready looks? Perhaps Julia Stiles and Brittany Snow who were seated front row at the show?

My favorite look off the runway? The flowing red chiffongown (pictured first). How stunning would this look on the red carpet? Here are just a few other highlights (obviously I’m a gown girl).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quick Quotes..

Ive seen some great blogs about quotes recently and i've really been inspired by quotes this week. I would love to get a pretty cork board where i can pin inspirational quotes/photos/pictures.
Some of my fave quotes this week are:
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today... it's already tomorrow in   
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain"
"Live laugh love"
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!
'In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.'
Does anyone have any fave quotes :)?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 Grammy's: Best Dressed

The Grammys is definitely the event to have fun and experiment with your fashion choices and the celebs did not disappoint! While I wasn't crazy about all these daring looks (see my Worst Dressed list), several managed to wow on the red carpet. Metallics were the top trend of the night as many celebs dazzled in silvers and golds. Many also amped up the drama with gowns that featured plunging necklines, high slits, cut-outs, and super short hemlines. The hair trend was long and sleek as well as loose and tousled; and various makeup trends included cat-eye liner, berry lips, and purple lids.

#1 - Selena Gomez - J. Mendel

#2 - Jennifer Hudson - Versace

#3 - Nicole Kidman - Jean Paul Gaultier 

#4 - Natasha Bedingfield - Abed Mahfouz

#5 - Julianne Hough - Malandrino

#6 - Jennifer Lopez - Emilio Pucci

#7 - Miranda Lambert - Edition by George Chakra

#8 - Heidi Klum  - Julien Macdonald

#9 - Keri Hilson - Basil Soda

#10 - Kathy Griffin - Oscar de la Renta

On the Fence...
 Ciara - Emilio Pucci

 Rihanna - Christian Dior

Katy Perry - Giorgio Armani