Thursday, 29 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Christopher Bailey, creative officer of Burberry, explains to Grazia magazine that the line, "is completely integrated with everything else we do with the brand and with the company. It started because I felt that, at shows and the shoots, the whole attitude is epitomized through the shoes, the bags, the clothes, the accessories, but then the face was the one thing I really struggled with. When we were doing make-up, I felt like we weren't able to get the right attitude. It was either caked-on make-up or then just the wrong colours or tones. I wanted it to be this kind of effortless elegance."
The line will include around 100 different colour products for eyes, lips and skin and will be sold internationally.
I cannot wait to own a little piece of make-up heaven. Form an orderly queue.
While my chums have been organising the evening activities, I've been preoccupied packing my suitcase and the all important beauty bag. Aside from my usual make-up essentials, I'll be packing two key items:
After a day at the beach I'll be hitting the shower and smothering my straw-like barnet with lashings of Aussie's Colour Mate 3 Minute Miracle. This limited edition version of the hair product favourite will not only ensure that my tresses look moisturised and and shiny, it'll also help to keep my colour vibrant. It smells of peach which is an added fruity bonus.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Standing at 5.1 inches of strappy loveliness, the Zap is a towering mass of black leather and neon accented heels, embedded with a function that allows them to come to light when you walk. Talk about attention-grabbing.
The price tag is equally jaw-dropping - £1, 495.
Available to order online now.
And now, with spring pretty much in the air, it's time to bring them out to play.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Lady Dragon Shoe £102
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Helmut Lang crochet-back knit dress (front and back views above), £315
Alexander McQueen Iridescent leather pumps, £425
Ou est la credit card?
A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter for body shimmers - so that I could test them for use on my wedding day (17th July).
Several PRs sent me their brands to try but, by far the best (aside from my ever-faithful MAC strobe cream) was Karin Herzog's Body Shimmer. Encased in a chic black tube, the cream inside glided on to my skin and polished to a gentle sheen - think Jennifer Lopez glowing. The scent of the product is also quite addictive - it has a gorgeous smell of cloves and makes you feel wonderfully fresh.
To add to the sheen, it also left my skin feeling smooth and silky soft.
Buy it here
I hope that one day I might look back at this blog in years to come and feel a warm, squishy feeling when I see that we stood by each other on our little journey through life - him helping brands to realise their potential, me writing and subbing to make the world a prettier, more happy place. And then, of course, coming back together after a day's work to chat, hug, eat nice food and sip fine wine - it's nice to know someone's on your side no matter what.
And I also hope I'll be looking at this blog in, say, 15 years time from my penthouse apt in New York. I'm holding myself to that.
Now, let's get back to business.
This week, I'm coveting this cool, yet ladylike, knotted bracelet - it'll go perfectly with my black and silver Prada pumps and will also look good against tanned skin and some nautical numbers that I'll pack for my trip to Portugal next month.
The full Hiho collection can be purchased online at www.hihosilver.co.uk.
Problem is, of late I never seem to have the time to apply it and even when I want to I always seem to be in a mad rush to be somewhere. Thankfully though I've got a new solution, Avon Speed Dry+. Not only are these polishes super-affordable (£4), but the product dries in 30 seconds - no word of a lie.
My favourite colours (and what vibrant colours they are) include Ballerina (beautiful pink), Red Wine (a deep shade of rouge) and Metallic Blue (like the colour of spray-on jeans... divine).
Buy them now - you won't regret it.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
No magazines had used the space of T5 for a shoot before - until now. Fashion bible Grazia shot their latest fashion spread in the vast expanse of the airport and I thought you'd like to see the process of the shoot, from clothes and make-up to hair styling. It's also got some great interviews with Grazia stylists, photographers and editorial team, styling tips and insight into the logistics and artistic talent behind such a shoot.
You'll also get the chance to drool at the clothes - including labels like Calvin Klein, Jill Sander and Donna Karan.