Sunday, 28 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
My favourite look from the Miu Miu Resort 2012 collection. I love the clashing gingham, floral and patterned prints in pastel shades, and the way that they have played with the dressed-up excess of the 80s in such an ironic manner. Another success for Miuccia!
Monday, 22 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Autumn/winter’s neutral tones have heightened to luminous and glowing skin this summer as seen at Stella McCartney, Vera Wang and Balmain.
The key to this look is keeping everything minimalist yet radiant. A flawless complexion is key, but it is also important to create a defined eye to work alongside. Apply a chocolate brown eyeshadow along top, bottom and eye socket. Finally, apply a healthy peach or pink shade of blusher.
Get the natural glow look: NARS Laguna Bronzer, NARS Oragasm Illuminator, Rituals Sundance Cheek & Eye Glow, Topshop Skin Glow.
Strong and groomed eyebrows have been a favourite with heavyweight designers such as Vera Wang. With this look try channelling model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse and her striking brows.
Eyebrows are natural this season and to achieve this look keep them as full and straight as possible. Add texture by using a brow colour that matches your hair shade, and opt for the less-damaging threading than waxing to maintain the
Get the strong and groomed eyebrows look: HD Brows Eyes & Brows Palette, MAC Impeccable Brow Pencil, Benefit Brow Zing, No7 Precision Brow Pencil.
Bright lipstick has been making a steady comeback for several seasons now, and this summer is set to offer the biggest yet. Bright lipstick made an appearance at numerous catwalk shows including bold orange lips at Fendi, glossy reds at Unique and matt pink at Diane Von Furstenberg.
Bright lips are essential for this season’s return to extreme glamour, choose shades from fuchsia to burgundy, and from matt to gloss. To stay ahead of the crowd, choose orange as this year’s antidote to screen siren red.
Get the bright lipstick look: MAC Ruby Woo, Topshop Hazard, No7 Tangerine Touch, Rituals Smart Lipstick, Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Ginger Fawn.
One of the key trends this summer is a brightly coloured eye. This look was showcased at many shows for S/S 11 including emerald greens at Issa, and striking pastels at Dior and Versace.
Put your chocolate browns and charcoal greys aside as jewel-tones and pastels are essential for this look. Injecting colour on to your lids is perfect for long summer nights and adds a certain freshness.
Get the colourful eye look: Rituals Scuba Eye Pencil, MAC Full Force Voilet Pigment, Barry M Dazzle Dust Bright Emerald, NARS Mangrove.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
If you haven’t yet seen the photography of Nirrimi Hakanson then get ready to be impressed. I discovered her after a friend recently recommend that I look at her collection. These photos have such a raw beauty that I can’t stop looking at them. I still can’t quite believe that Nirrimi is just 18!
Nirrimi has been photographing since she was 13 and is heavily inspired by her bucolic northern Queensland home. All of her photos have a certain naivety and youthful feel about them.
Check out Nirrimi Hakanson’s blog for more photos.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Florence and the Machine selected Gucci to dress her for her recent US tour. I've been meaning to write about this for a couple of weeks but have finally got round to it... Anyway, a huge round of applause is needed for head designer Frida Giannini for creating such beautiful dresses in Florence’s typical dreamy and ethereal style. Visually, the results were amazing: what a match made in fashion heaven!
Frida Giannini said of the collaboration:
"When Florence first came onto the scene, I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare," says Giannini, "I felt there was such an authentic energy to her sound and her look. This was confirmed when I met her at the Grammys earlier this year. I used one of Florence's songs, 'Hurricane Drunk,' to set the mood for my Autumn Winter women's show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence."