“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.”
– Eve Ensler
Though the admittance of it is often frowned upon, we all love a little bit of make-up. (Some of us love A WHOLE LOT).
The love, for the most part, comes from a simple desire to look better in almost no time at all. We don’t want Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s face, we just want to look like the best version of ourselves without wasting time or money…
…which is why I have fallen head over heels for a product called Nanoblur. Basically, it’s foolproof airbrushing with instant gratification. It is one of those brands you would love to roll your eyes at – the makers of the balm claim it can make you look younger in 40 seconds – but, unusually, can deliver on their extravagant claims!
How so? The balm is chock full of high tech nanoparticles that distribute light evenly all over your skin, essentially blurring any ‘imperfections’ from wrinkles to pigmentation.
Though the formula is similar to the magic behind YSL’s celebrity and cult favourite, Touche Eclait, the particles are actually even smaller – 700 nanometres, hence ‘Nanoblur’.
A perfect choice for make-up ‘free’ days, men who don’t wish to use foundation, and an extra boost under HD demands. Check out my bare face below to see how brilliantly it has worked in regards to evening out my rosacea-affected complexion!
The cherry on top? It sells at Boots for £19.99. For this kind of skin sorcery….a bargain.
Award for the most tech-savvy show of Spring/Summer 2012? Unless someone in Milan or Paris pulls out a teleporation device, it’s going to have to be Burberry. Not only were my favourite Fashion Week travellers in attendance (Kanye West, Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anna Wintour, Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, and Mario Testino), but the rest of the internet seemed to be in attendance too. There was a Tweetwalk, live stream, and instant online shopability for the collection (though the pre-orders won’t be mailed for six months). An excellently digital production.
And then there were the clothes. In reflect, it looks like designer Christopher Bailey was heavily influenced by London’s non-existent summers, as it was the darkest colour palette of the entire week and had a gorgeous abundance of plum and teal trenchcoats that were styled with incredibly detailed, wide belts. Patterns were large, rustic, and that tribal trend definitely found it’s way in.
The key anchor to this collection? Time. Time spent on constructing basket-woven sleeves, raffia hoods and beaded collars. Time spent on perfecting the ideals around pattern-complimentary wedges and oversized handbags. Time that equals justified pricepoint. View Post
Almost every attendee of last night’s MTV Movie Awards looked spectacular. “Spiderman” actress Emma Stone was my top rated, giving the first red carpet look from Bottega Veneta‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. She paired her lace-overlayed, citrus dress with with orange, satin Casadei pumps and a Bottega Veneta clutch to match.
In addition to Lela London, here is some Christmas love from Victoria’s Secret Angels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Chanel Iman, and Erin Heatherton. Expect Christmas carols, Christmas memories, and overall Christmas cuteness.