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Excuse me for arriving late to the party but…how awesome is Gangster Squad?

If Ryan Gosling alone wasn’t enough to get you to the theatres, let me spell Gangster Squad out for you; 1940s. Wit. Action. Style. Mobs. Off the book cops. Sean Penn. Josh Brolin. Nick Nolte. Emma Stone…

…in fact, I know Emma Stone’s wardrobe would be reason enough for many of you to get caught up in the film’s slick aesthetic. Playing Gangster Moll Grace Faraday, the redhead epitomised everything I adore about 1940s style.

To ‘Get The Look’…

How-To: Emma Stone’s Gangster Squad Style:
Hair: Barely changing throughout the entire movie, Grace always has uniformed and glossy curls pinned back to one side. To get the look, I suggest gently combing through No Heat Sock Curls and getting a pretty hairpin to secure one side away from your face.
Make-up: You want to keep the skin very soft and mattified (best example) and the rest of your make-up as simple as cat-eyed eyeliner and a show-stopping red lipstick (try NARS Jungle Red). Anything else would detract from her simple and classy beauty look.
Fashion: Royal-toned and floor length gowns rule here. (Options: steal, save for, or splurge).

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Emma Stone Spiderman Makeup
The lovely Emma Stone caused a bit of a stir this week when she turned up to the Parisian premiere of “The Amazing Spiderman“. A lot of fashion critics felt her lips were a tad too strong for her fair skin. I, however, love this look so thought I would share my recreation with you!

Get The Look:
1. Super matte and flawless skin: NARS Sheer Matte.
2. Skip the blush, this is a strong look so you will only want a bit of a contour under your cheekbone: Dior Sunshine bronzer.
3. Blend eyeshadow on the outer corner of your eye as if were a wing. Use a lighter shadow to blend it under your waterline and above your crease: The bottom two shades of Shiseido Silky Eye Shadow Quad.
4. Use a soft grey eyeliner on the outer edge of your top lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 shadow pencil. Add mascara: Modelco Fibre lash.
5. LIPS! Use a clear gloss if desired, but I left mine matte: MAC Prince Noir.

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Luca Luca SS12
If Luca Luca‘s collection for spring/Summer 2012 was all I could wear this year, I don’t think I would ever be stuck with nothing to wear. With designs that compliment a woman’s curves and vibrant colours incorporated into classic pieces, this has to be one of the most well-rounded collections presented thus far. Key accessories included Ippolita jewellery and headpieces by Ellen Hunter, though the garments were strong enough to speak for themselves. Waist definition, as well as striking limes and blues, were shown in between whites, blacks, prints, jumpsuits, and asymmetrical dresses – yet everything still felt cohesive. Quite a feat. I could see Emmy Rossum or Emma Stone in any of Luca Luca’s looks. View Post

Emma Stone Riot Girl
Gah, I adore Emma Stone! Not only did the July 2011 issue of Elle use the power combo of photographer Carter Smith and stylist Joe Zee, but they used one of my favourite actresses as a model! The fashion in “Riot Girl” is extremely strong for a celebrity spread, creating a cohesive and impressive editorial. It’s also to be noted that the clothes aren’t wearing her (you could call this Jessica Alba syndrome?). View Post