Be inspired by the seductive, smouldering make-up of Brigitte Bardot. The pure siren appeal of those black eyeliner flicks is back…
For the Summer / Spring collections designers referenced the French style icon, Brigitte Bardot, and her irresistible eyeliner flicks.
At Dolce and Gabbana and Ruffian, traditional eyeliner flicks were bold and sexy. While playful and inventive variations of the eyeliner flick appeared at Badgley Mischa, Marios Schwab and Matthew Williamson, where colours were lighter (brown & grey) and shapes were more exaggerated.
To create this alluring make-up trend, use black eyeliner that is blended out at the corner of the eye. When you add your mascara, make it heavier around the outer eye. Meanwhile, keep skin light and dewy with minimal product for a clean fresh look. Use a pretty soft pink lip-gloss for overall perfection.
What is your favourite make-up trick right now? xx
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From sherbet lemon to mint sorbet, pink musk sticks to lavender loveliness – this sweeter than sweet trend is deliciously decedent and positively delicious.
Delicate, feminine and a little bit whimsical, this sugary trend takes an opulently soft approach to Spring / Summer dressing.
Breathe some fresh air into your wardrobe after the dark colours of Winter with delicate pastels and darling embellishment. From the runways of Louis Vuitton to Chanel, Jonathan Saunders, Alexander McQueen and more, fairytale pastels were seductively sweet.
Trimmings and fabrics also took a saccharine note with big lacy collars and oversized white buttons. While divine broderie anglaise dresses, feathers and pearls were equally enchanting. Accessories were kept lady-like and elegant. Pointed kitten heels and structured retro-inspired handbags are positively precious in pastel.
Will your wardrobe experience a sugar high for Spring? xx
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Frame your face with glistening gems
When updating your wardrobe for the new season, don’t forget your jewellery box.
Ornate antique inspired earrings, with sweet enamel flowers in bursts of pastel colours and tear drop precious gems, added an unexpected polish and drama to the collection.
Part Old-Hollywood glamour, part youthful sweetness; the Prada earrings are really quite breathtaking.
When wearing statement earrings, choose gem stones to compliment your outfit or be bold and embrace the unexpected. At Prada, for example, coral flower earrings with blue precious gems were worn with a light blue gown; while green and pink earrings where worn with a turquoise dress. Don’t be afraid to break the rules…
Will you embrace sparkling statement earrings? xx
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