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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Christian Siriano SS12
Though Christian Siriano is sometimes faulted for having “a lot of look” (thank you, Tim Gunn), the Project Runway alumni never hits a bad note in my book. This season, the talented designer was inspired by sea creatures – he employed clusters of chiffon ruffles to mimic barnacles and strung oceanic chartreuse hues throughout heavier pieces. It’s easy to see that when Siriano wants to do chartreuse, he does chartreuse.

What was especially interesting about his Spring/Summer 2012 collection was that with the drama (overwhelming organza, unrestrained tulle, drastic eveningwear) came dialed down power pieces (pleated maxiskirts, striped tees, palazzo pants). The perspective wasn’t as streamlined as many editor’s would prefer, but damn, this man can create extraordinary beauty like few others. View Post

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

Alberta Ferretti Fall Winter 2011
Oh, how I love you, thigh high boots (among other shoes). The rainbow-coloured Fall/Winter 2011 collection from Alberta Ferretti show kicked my Milan melodramatics into gear. With a combination of some of the season’s most stimulating hues, barely-there hemlines, and interesting metallic brocade prints, Ferretti’s prerogative was to design something for (stylish) everyone. See the top five looks below! View Post