rimmel london
95% of the time, when someone asks me how they can be taught to apply eyeshadow, I direct them to a quad. That’s why when I was invited to try out the latest from Rimmel London, I knew I was going to share it with you guys!

Their new Glam’Eyes eyeshadow quads come in a few different colour combinations, but I used “Bold Behaviour” here, which contained a champagne-coloured nude, a teal, and a red-toned and blackened purple. Intimidating for anyone new to make-up, I’m sure, until you see the foolproof instructions that Rimmel provides for colour placement on the back of the quad!

Though the hues are rich, I did a quick sweep of the colours using my fingers only and loved the toned-down results. Champagne over the entire eye area, a very light swipe of teal close to the middle of the lashline, the red-toned purple on the outer corners to add dimension, and the blackened purple in and above my crease, blended out with a clean finger. A soft yet glamorous eye in less than 5 minutes!

I topped it off with Kate Moss’ new lipstick, Lasting Finish in #008, to balance the look out but keep the focus on my eyes.

What do you think?
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Vogue Paris Impulsion Fluo
In a world of opinionated fashion followers, industry professionals were prepared to see an abundance of judgement over Emmanuelle Alt‘s first few issues of Vogue Paris. Unexpectedly, the only judgement I’m sending out is positive. Look at this shoot – “Impulsion Fluo” – from their May 2011 issue. Shot by Hans Feurer, we have a barely-photoshopped Sasha Pivovarova styled in the best hues imaginable, as picked by stylist Marie Chaix. The colours are outstanding and the realness of her body – the pink skin, the (always hidden) hair on her legs – is a breath of fresh fashion air. It’s beauty. View Post

Moschino Cheap and Chic Fall Winter 2011
It is clear-cut: Moschino Cheap & Chic designer Rossella Jardini deposits her most whimsical talents at their brainstation. It is so restorative to see a collection like this among a slew of unfathomable black. Inspired by the world’s fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan, and Paris – there were tasteful translations seen in the colours of the cities, figurative landmark prints, and tartan that didn’t make me want to vomit. The styling was attenuate, and secured Jardini’s star among the brightest. See the top five looks below! View Post

Giles Fall Winter 2011
All guests of last night’s Giles shindig were summoned (yes, the invitation was a fashionable summons) to enter through the metal detectors of a court house. I invariably have a concoction of ideas for Mr. Deacon, yet my premonition is always positive. For Fall/Winter 2011, everything exhibited much more sophistication. Black and white were the prevailing colours, with special attention paid to black Swarovski beading, and every noggin was topped with a refined bow. Giles hit it on the head. See the top five looks below! View Post

Osman Fall Winter 2011
Afghan designer Osman Yousefzada smoothly jumped out the ‘black hole’ of neutrals for Fall/Winter 2011. Fearless, supplementary colours were notably paired with blush leather bodices and exceptional, organic lines. It was a beautiful departure to the big time for Yousefzada. Everything bright orange belongs to me, OK? Top five looks below! View Post