Sunday, 24 April 2011

Phillipa Holland

Upon discovery I have fallen head over heels for several of Phillipa's pieces.. find some below.

She casts her pieces from skulls and skeletons found whilst walking through her local forest. I love the rawness and story behind each piece.

My Friend Philippa

My Friend Philippa

My Friend Philippa

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Anna Dello Russo.. Editor at Large for Vogue Nippon.

Helmut Newton once called her a "fashion maniac" and its not hard to see why,when you seer her pop up in fashion blogs all over the world. Every shot of her is breathtaking,every look is bold and striking. Helps that at 49 she has the body of a 19yr old.



Favourite look for this years festival has to be the lovely Diane Kruger. Im hunting for her skirt.. I want it so bad! In fact the whole look is amazing..


Ring a Ring a R O S I E

Having had this Vogue UK Feb 2011 mag on my coffee table for months now, I keep going back to stare at her.. such an amazing shoot. Charlotte Tilbury, the makeup artist is a bit like Alex Box right now- EVERYWHERE. And rightly so, such clean makeup and very very commercial. Clever lady..

The overall effect is that Rosie looks stunningly woman.


Monday, 18 April 2011

Inspiration: Mary-Kate Olsen


Its been an interesting time for me these past few weeks. With A/W 11-12 shows coming to an end
and with S/S 11 at my doorstep, I feel a few seasons ahead and past what is now. With such amazing beauty and fashion all around me, I should be pumped! I want to enjoy the looks that are current and to do that I want to show you how I inspire myself to feel excited, giddy and welcoming to current trends.

I look at those that I admire, with their own strong sense of self and style. Over the next few weeks/months, whatever, I am going to look into those that not only I, but others are drawn to, to help myself and you get excited to add and develop our looks.

So first up is one young lady who we all grew up with, Mary Kate Olsen. One half of the Olsen twins, the two young 20 somethings have grown up from their young acting days to become some of the most successful women in business today. With their companies bringing in billions, they have got the most amazing sense of style and a real grip on the fashion industry.

Mary Kate, personally inspires me moreso- with her quirky indy, 60s, grunge style. Heavily accessorised and kholed she has become the muse for Giambattista Valli, a friend of Karl Lagerfeld and well known within the fashion circles. Her fashion sense reminds me of Kate Moss.. with skinny legs and sexy boots and heels a staple. Oversized scarves and funky sunnies, every inch of this girls wardrobe is lustworthy. Dont even mention the handbags...

In regards to her makeup, its very much earthy.. with the odd pop of colour on the lips. A standard red carpet/shoot look for her is a black/brown kohled eye, worked outwards with a brush and soft brown eyeshadows. Smolder, Teddy or Tarnish by Mac are great pencils to use, with soft browns and nude eyeshadows working their way into darker warm tones. She loves to apply mascara liberally, and you will find Macs Zoom will give you a really well built up lash, giving that heavy, chunky look.
Her skins very glowy and she has Stila's Liquid Luminizer to thank. On the lips its either a stained or applied red lip or mostly just nudes. Good nude shades are Shy Girl, Myth, Creme D'Nude and Viva Glam 2.

Her other fav products are:
- Benefits Posie Tint for the cheeks
- Keihls Body Polish
-Scott Barnes Tan
...and dont forget her staple dark red nail varnish!

Also, if you note in the last pic I posted, I really wanted you guys to undertsand how certain tones and colours can work with yours. MK has very green eyes, and she has made them really pop, by grading out her usually earthy tones to a orange. Orange and Green are complimentary colours, so will always make the other stand out! Just thought Id bring that to your attention ;) .

Hope you enjoy xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Get your shoes on

And run... run as fast as you can to a MAC store...

Why? Cos The Quite Cute collection has been on counter now for a week or so and its amazing! Two of the lipsticks are absolutely incredible and the nail varnishes will suit my love for spring pastel perfectly.

The one lipstick I have been dying to come out, is Yum Yum Candy.. and my word this is pink!!! A colour I have needed in my lipstick palettes for some time- a neon matte pink I have not stopped wearing. Such high impact! So beautifully complimentary to fresh, natural, dewy skin! Wear it with lashings of mascara and lots of MACs Soft and Gentle highlighter- your on to a winner!!

The nude lipstick also released with this collection is lovely. For those that find Myth to beige and flat.. Playing Koi has a lovely pinky-peachy nude tone. A colour that has proved really popular! Our stocks have sold out if you can find it- buy it!

The nail varnishes have been on my nails from the moment they landed in store.. enjoy!