Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Blog

Firstly, I would like to say a big fat welcome to the blogosphere to make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury. Her make-up blog is a fantastic combination of beauty tips and make-up tutorials and I can't wait to see more from her!

Charlotte created Kate Moss' striking look for this month's French Vogue cover. I love the strong, accentuated red lip, doe eyes and contouring that she has created. If like me you would love to create this look yourself but can't get any further than applying M.A.C.'s Ruby Woo red lipstick then her easy-to-follow tutorial will act as a God-send. 

Monday, 29 October 2012

Chloé A/W 2012

I just love the Chloé A/W 2012 collection that beautifully combines the casual vibe of English sportswear with the sophisticated French silhouette. This is Claire Keller’s first A/W collection for Chloé and as her inspiration she looked to her own experience as a British girl in Paris which you can see in the mix of casual yet refined sensibilities. The oversized luxurious aesthetic combined with the contrasting textures works fantastically well and has me lusting over the entire collection, particularly the peach overcoat (below).

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Earning Your Fashion Tiger Stripes

This season I shall mostly be matching my wardrobe to my phone case, all in the name of fashion dahling. I’d like to introduce you to my new tiger phone case from Grrrrrrrrriffin. *Mwah Mwah*

Friday, 26 October 2012

Young Fashionistas

Haven’t we all wondered if Anna Wintour had her trademark Ice Queen demeanor as a child, or if Karl Lagerfeld has always had a snow-white ponytail?

Now we can find out for ourselves thanks to The Coveteur who has filmed all of the fashion world’s biggest players from Grace Coddington to Bryan Boy, Leigh Lezark to Susie Bubble, as played by eight-year-olds. Ingenious.

The Coveteur celebrated a relaunch of their website by throwing a party for all their super fashionable eight-year-old friends. The film features all of the most sought-after accessories in fashion from Anna Dello Russo’s outlandish headpiece to Rachel Zoe’s oversized leopard print coat. However, my faouvrite special guest appearance has to go to Chaupette (Lagerfeld’s cat) who steals the show. Bravo.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Rituals, Perfection Volume Mascara

The one make-up product that I just can’t do without is mascara. Some days it’s all I wear and so it has become a bit of an obsession. I'm a beauty junkie; I love trialling new shades, products and looks. 

I have tried and tested many different mascaras over the years, of varying price points and brands, however have never been able to stray away from my trusty Maybelline Volum’ for long. That is until I experimented with Rituals.

I’ve recently been trialling the Rituals Perfection Volume Mascara after being impressed with their other products (FYI – the eye shadows have incredible pigment!). The mascara is perfect for building long, Penelope Cruz-esque lashes. The brush is a chunky affair that collects plenty of mascara to create both definition and thick, lush lashes.

Rituals Perfection Volume Mascara is also a great price point at only £13. Sorry Maybelline, after decade-long romance, I’ve moved on. 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bedlam, Old Vic Tunnels

Lazarides Gallery and The Old Vic Tunnels have joined artistic forces to create the immersive Bedlam exhibition, based on London’s infamous mental institution Bethlam founded in 1247. Yesterday, I went to visit the haunting exhibition to see what the hype was about.

The exhibition looks broadly at mental health and is coined Bedlam after UK’s oldest mental hospital that was renowned for its brutality and cruelty. The aim of the exhibition was to artistically explore the legendary institution, where members of the public could pay to view the unstable patients rattled in their cages during the 18th century, and all its horrors.

Bedlam invites you to stumble blindly through 29,000 square feet of underground tunnels, coming across psychedelic kaleidoscopic light displays on the ceiling to a giant haunting projection of a child’s dress.

The exhibition had elements of greatness within the unhinged art, yet also juxtaposed with weaker conceptual art. However, the venue is incredibly thematic, and it is free to enter so you should definitely visit should you have the chance.



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