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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

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

4 Fabulous Fashion Shots

Beauty Look Of The Week… Rodarte’s Sun Kissed Glamour

Rodarte’s Fall 2011 collection took inspiration from the American Plains of Terrence Malick’s “Days Of Heaven”. Reminiscent of glowing sunsets, the colour palette of golden wheat hues imitate amber-lit mornings and dusk, while also brightening the complexion.

To achieve the look, start with a flawless complexion and a dusting of bronzing power underneath the cheekbones for added definition. Yellow and golden eye shadow tones are then applied around the rim of the lids, brow bone and in the crease. The inner rims of the eyes are lined with fresh toned pencil, before the look is finished off with a rich copper-berry shade on the lips.

The Rodarte make-up and texturised tresses are prefect for a glowing Summer look.

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Gowns

The first cover of Kim Kardashian on her Wedding Day has been released. The People’s Magazine cover shows a good glimpse of one of the magnificent Vera Wang gowns she wore on her big day.

It’s been reported that just two days before the wedding Kim hadn’t decided which one of the dresses she was going to wear for her big “I do” moment. Of her chosen gown, Vera Wang said: “It was Cinderella. But Cinderella with a very sexy body. She has a very Liz Taylor or Sophia Loren kind of body and we didn’t want to lose that.” Kim later changed into her two other gowns for the festivities (see sketches below).

Lady Gaga Fashion Label

Lady Gaga and her little sister, Natali Germanotta, are believed to be creating a fashion line.

The line will reportedly be “relatively normal and wearable”, with the pair intending to remodel iconic dresses from the past but with a twist – think of Marilyn Monroe’s white dress but created rubber… interesting!

Marc Jacobs For Dior?

The rumour mill is still in overdrive with reports indicating Marc Jacobs will move to the helm of Christian Dior, while Phoebe Philo will take on his position at Louis Vuitton.

Now Marc Jacobs president, Robert Duffy, has added fuel to the fire by commenting, “[Marc] could do a couture line”. Meanwhile, no shortlist has been revealed by Dior and no date has yet been set for an announcement of who will take over as Creative Director.

Happy Thursday! xx

photos from style.com / grazia.com.au

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Weekend Fashion Shot

Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns; 2 Shots Of Espresso News; + Some Weekend Beauty Inspiration…

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The Fall Campaigns So Far

The Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns are beginning to be released and I have featured some of my favourites so far below. From Freja Beha dressed as a cat for Chanel; to the fresh faced Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu – it looks set to be a memorable season.

For Chanel, Freja Beha is once again used; however, with completely different results. Beha is firstly pictured as a cat perched in a slightly scruffy photo booth; followed by another shot in the same location, but this time with French written across her forehead. The rough translation is Coco Chanel’s iconic quote “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”  Little has been revealed about the campaign so far, yet rumours are suggesting it was styled by Carine Roitfeld (previously the Editor of French Vogue) and of course shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld both look seriously chic for Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu respectively.

Bottega Veneta’s Fragrance For Women

The Italian luxury fashion House, Bottega Veneta, best known for its signature leather goods, is launching its first fragrance for women.

Described as a “leather, floral chypre” scent; the fragrance consists of: oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, Brazilian pink peppercorns and Indian patchouli. The scent represents the “invisible, private luxury” associated with the House. The elegantly simple bottle is made of Murano glass, (for limited edition) and is decorated with a sweet leather bow. Nine d’Urso, the daughter of French fashion icon Inès de la Fressange, is the face of the campaign.

New ‘IT’ Bag Alert

Mulberry is already home to IT bags the ‘Alexa’ and ‘Bayswater’ and it now looks set for the ‘Polly Push Lock’ to join this beautiful group. Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge was pictured carrying a Mulberry Polly Push Lock handbag while departing for America.

The compact carryall shoulder bag, in textured leather, exudes a luxe vintage aesthetic. Available to purchase through Net-A-Porter for £616.67, I predict this bag is going to be huge (especially now it has a Princess’ seal of approval)!  

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Beauty Editorial Inspiration

Entitled ‘Forbidden Kisses’, Lily Donaldson features in a gorgeous beauty editorial for Vogue Japan’s August 2011 edition.

The prettiest tones of pink (used from the eyes to the lips and cheeks) create an ultra feminine, playfulness. The softness of the looks play upon Donaldson’s delicate beauty for innocently, seductive results… LOVE THESE LOOKS!

 Have a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx

 

Photos from google images / fashiongonerogue.com

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