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All That Glitters

Are you a Glitter Bug? Bring some glistening light into your wardrobe with sparkling sequins.

Like shimmering iridescent mermaids or twinkling disco dancers, sequins add an unmistakable sparkle to your style.

Seen on the Spring / Summer runways of Elie Saab, Christopher Kane, Givenchy, and more; this is a classic embellishment too pretty to sprinkle. Embrace these delicate metallic plates from head-to-toe. From this season’s must-have accessory – Miu Miu’s glittery heels (pictured top) to Elie Saab’s glamorously chic bejewelled evening gowns (pictured above); sequins are a timeless feel-go fashion favourite.

And sequins needn’t only come out at night. Case in point: Anna Dello Russo’s extraordinary emerald green Dolce and Gabbana Dress (pictured top).

Some Shimmering Sequin Inspiration…

Will you join The Glitterati? xx

 

Photos from style.com / thealternativebride.blogspot.com.au / becauseimaddicted.net / google images

Beauty

Beauty Editorial

Sultry, Sexy Cat Eye Make-Up

My Weekend Inspiration came in the form of a beauty editorial for Vogue Japan featuring some decadently delicious eye make-up.  The editorial entitled ‘Call Her Diva’, featuring Crystal Renn, styled by Anna dello Russo and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, highlights dramatic cat eyes teamed with striking crimson lips and luscious pink shades. Throughout the images Renn wears vibrant pieces by Tom Ford, Rocha and Yves Saint Laurent, amongst others.

Achieving The Cat Eye Make-Up Magic

Cat eyes are edgy, sexy and dramatically alluring. It is the best way to draw attention to your eyes. Cat eye make-up can be as dramatic or subtle as you like. Start by using a sharp eyeliner pencil, in black or brown, to make a bold statement. Lightly trace the pencil along the root of your eyelashes – from the inner eye and work your way out. Follow the natural curve of your eye and stop just before your pupil ends. Begin to subtly slant your eyeliner line upwards and continue as long as you desire. You will then have a thin cat eye line; continue to retrace your steps until the line is to your desired thickness.

To add that extra va-va voom, incorporate some colour! Be inspired by Crystal Renn’s eye popping colour in an assortment of irresistible hues…

Which make-up trick is guaranteed to make you feel fabulous? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Style, Espresso News

Espresso Shot Of News…

Your Daily Fashion Scoop

Photos from grazia.com.au

One Brilliant Balmain Gold Dress & 6 Magazine Covers… 
it is today’s Espresso Shot of News…

Just a few months ago, Miu Miu’s signature Fall dress with floral detailing, landed 3 Magazine covers. It created quite a stir, even being featured on both Elle UK and Vogue UK in the same month. Well it has happened again! This spectacular gold Balmain dress, from the Autumn / Winter 2010 collection, has made 6 magazine covers! No mean feat!

Worn down the runway by the gorgeous Anja Rubik, this Balmain dress is valued at £21,000. It has been worn by:

1 >> Natalia Vodianova for Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dec 10 issue
2 >> Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Germany, Aug 10 issue
3 >> Anna Dello Russo for 10 Winter 2011
4 >> Cindy Crawford for Vogue India, Oct 10 issue
5 >> Claudia Schiffer for Zeit Magazine, the 40th Anniversary Issue
6 >> Toni Garrn for Vogue Spain, November 10 issue

Natalia Vodianova also chose to wear the full length version to the Woman of the Year awards hosted by Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Rumour also has it…

Anne Hathaway will wear this same dress for her cover of Elle UK’s December issue! Watch this space…

Photos from grazia.com.au

Balmain = Love!

It’s sparkly, metallic and has a deep plunging neckline – could there be a more perfect party frock for the coming Christmas season?  Love it! xx