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Fashion

Pretty In Pink

As style icon Audrey Hepburn once said: ‘I believe in pink…’

From the lightest loveliest pastel to delicious vivid shades of candy – pink always packs the perfect punch.

This coming Spring / Summer season, many Designers have embraced this charming tone – perfect for a sweet Summer romance. Not too girly and not too precious – pink is bold, optimistic and arrestingly alluringly.

From Yves Saint Laurent to Ralph Lauren, Chanel to Prada – pink enlivens the senses and evokes a nostalgic sweetness. My favourite though, the bold, bright shade of candy at Valentino – delectable enough to eat!

On the runway, pink was worn with black to add a toughened edge to this adorable tone. Or why not be daring and simply wear pink from head to toe…

Pink Inspiration From The Spring / Summer 2012 runways

Will you be pretty in pink? xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / style.com

Accessories

Sleek Chic Metallics

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?
Sleek, shimmering Metallics…

High shine meets irresistible polish, with metallic looks so chic they exude effortless shiny style

Sublime when paired with minimal, clean-cut pieces, metallics add a gorgeous gloss to your look. Across the Spring / Summer 2012 runways, designers dipped their pieces in glistening gold and silver adding a rich texture and shining optimism.  

Sleek Accessories

Metallic accessories pack a punch. Wear with a crisp white shirt dress (a la Gianfranco Ferré); soft neutrals; or bold brights for startling panache. Metallics are the perfect exclamation point in your look. At Gianfranco Ferré metallic handbags and belts were daring against clean white; while at Yves Saint Laurent metallic detailing screamed of opulent allure.

High Gloss Embellishment

Head-to-toe shine stopped traffic at Hakaan and Gucci. Metallics added dazzling beauty and a modern edge to cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Pieces shimmered in ‘Mermaid-esque’ sequins for decedent dressing.  At Gucci art deco inspired embellishment was polished, glossy and chic; while at Hakaan the classic white tee brought a fresh simplicity to a sequined pencil skirt.

 
Conjuring images of fresh modern glamour, metallics are heavenly chic for Summer… xx

 

Photos from style.com

Beauty

Sugar Sugar

Crave a sugar hit? The eyes have it with bursting colours so exquisite you cannot help but become eye candy.

Be bold and brilliant in colours so vivacious your eyes will shimmer like delectable sugary treats. From striking icy blues to luscious pink blooms, embrace a colour palette worthy of Andy Warhol and Studio 54. 

‘Candy Face’ the new Yves Saint Laurent makeup collection took its inspiration from a range of delicious delights. Of the collection, Lloyd Simmonds, Yves Saint Laurent’s International Make-up Artist has said:

“The gleam of an infinite profusion of dazzling fruit jellies, translucent raspberry and wild strawberry, mandarin orange, melon, mango and persimmon bring a gorgeous flush to the Yves Saint Laurent woman’s face.

Her smile is as bright as shining sugared drops and syrups: shocking cherry, tangerine, grape and pomegranate, crystallized rose petals, mint and chocolate.”

To create this delicious look, use one or two colours & really build up the colour intensity.

Apply the darker colour to the eyelid and tonally blend it out to soften the effect. To add an additional burst of colour intensity, draw a graphic cat’s eye liner in a brilliant complimentary tone.   

When creating a candy coloured eye palette, be sure to keep your blush and lip colour minimal. Strong eyes call for soft pink lip gloss and a dewy fresh complexion.

“There are no real rules in choosing colours… It’s good to experiment.” – Lloyd Simmonds (pictured above)

Will you have a sugar rush? xx

 

Photos from yslexperience.com / makeup4all.com  / tumblr.com

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