A very much refined beauty look backstage at Ports1961 in Milan. Frosty lids, accompanied by the perfect amount of eyeliner, the slightest bit of mascara and a barely there lip.
The hair was simple, side parted, and had a bit of a synthetic shine to it. One side was tucked away behind the ear as a bit of a gesture, like the hair has not even been touched at all.
Eugene Souleiman, Wella’s hair genius and the one behind this look, said backstage: “We have been living much faster and we need easier results. Maximum results with minimum time.”
Just how I like my time in front of the mirror to be, very véry limited. Easy beauty.
I have used brow pencils for what seems to be ages and now that I finished my final bit of my last one, I felt the need to try something new. Something different.
Who knew brow gel would quickly become the new holy grail of my morning routine? Leaving the house without the littlest dash of blush used to be my big no-no. No mascara, no nothing else. Few weeks later, it is all about the brows.
I need my brows!
After applying some of the darkest hue of taupe from my eyeshadow (for dummies) palette, I comb the part of my brows closest to my nose up with some gel for a natural full look. Then from the point of the arch, I just go with the flow. It is like a mascara, but for brows.
Makes a huge big difference if you ask me.
How about you? Do you really do your brows or do you leave them the way they are? And what is the one product you need to apply before you walk out the door?
Brow Gel [Oural], Nars.
Ahhh, navy blue. There is something about it that is so damn attractive. I mean, yes it is a pretty color, but there are more pretty colors in the world and this one – to me – is just one of the best.
Let me explain. Whenever I go shopping (which is not too often, might I add?) and an item that appeals to me is available in black and any random other hue, I go for the black. When the other color is navy blue, I tend to leave the black alone.
Take this full look from the Whistles presentation in London. Would this have worked in heather grey or burgundy? Yes, definitely. But I want (need!) it in navy blue, because it would feel a bit forced/matchy matchy wearing this look in heather grey or burgundy.
Those and a lot of other colors need different hues to be able to work in a head to toe monochromatic look.
In navy blue, it feels fresh.
After saving a friend from getting run over by the 100+ photographers walking backwards trying their best shot at Kendall Jenner (seriously, I was so happy to not be wearing heels!) I quickly got in the Topshop Unique venue, grabbed a bite (they always serve food, yuhummm) and sat down right before Beyoncé’s Who Run The World started to play.
Though thick anthracite puffer jackets on below the knee length skirts and oversized cozy plushy coats worn over see-through barely nothing is not something we haven’t seen before, Topshop Unique knows exactly what women (or should I say girls) want nów and catered to those needs with a stunning mix of textures at their runway show.
According to the high street brand, I can certainly keep the turtlenecks on top of my cupboard for the moment – as I seem to be exactly on trend – throw a million layers in different materials (though preferably in the same tone) on top and then buckle it all up with a leather belt at the waist.
Ok, so I/we want it now, but if we’re still going to want all of this next Fall/Winter? I am not 100% sure…
What do you think?
I am a little behind on posting from London Fashion Week, as I somehow got hit by severe grandma-ness, skipped the parties and fell asleep at 21.30(!) – head on my laptop – while I was planning on getting loads of work done.
But here I am, as rare as it gets, wearing a skirt. Hey, it is Fashion Week! It is leather though, probably the only type of skirt I wear more or less on a rare occasional base (apart from the one I own from Rika).
You can not really see much of it underneath all the big ass layers, but I am hoping for a sunny miracle in Milan as I am obviously packing this skirt again. Maybe even break one of my commandments and go bare legged? We’ll see.
Pictures by Charlotte.