March 16, 2015

Suitcase Dreams.

A lady of bare legs and long lashes. A delicate vision floating through this old train station waiting to board, waiting to arrive. A girl that works by day and plays by night, she is the one found twisting and shouting the night away in her sleeper carriage. Her's is a life of pillar box hats and bee stung lips, suitcase dreams and custard creams.

 





How to Style.


Top L-R: Trench, Shirt, Dress
Bottom L-R: Bag, Skirt, Shoes 

March 13, 2015

Armani

Thanks to Brown Thomas and ARMANI Beauty for an insightful afternoon with their International Face Designer Thoa Tran. I picked up lots of new beauty tips and learnt all about the new products, especially the new eye tint pigments

Staying true to its philosophy that the best in beauty innovations are born backstage, Giorgio Armani introduces a collection of fluid eye shadows created for the runway. Inspired by the best-selling Maestro make-up, Eye Tint harnesses a unique technology that leaves pigments suspended in water. When applied the formula responds to the skins temperature and the water evaporates leaving a smooth, silky and even film without stickiness. With twelve shades available form neutral tones to more colorful shades there are plenty of options whatever your personal style. These easy-to-wear shades that can be blended across eyelids or applied to the lash line to deliver an intense colour and ‘no make-up’ feel that is smudge and crease free with a 16 hour hold.

I was lucky enough to get a new makeup look from the fabulous Thoa herself who gave me a more vibrant and playful look using blue and green tones.






March 9, 2015

Beautiful Ones.


 "Loved up, doved up, hung around, stoned in a lonely town.  Shaking their meat to the beat. 
High on diesel and gasoline, psycho for drum machine.   Shaking their bits to the hits." - Suede






Images via my Pinterest


How to Style.

Top L-R: Miss Patina, Bella Freud, H&M
Bottom L-R: H&M, Zara, Topshop

March 3, 2015

Nightcall.


"I'm giving you a night call to tell you how I feel.I want to drive you through the night, down the hills.I'm gonna tell you something you don't want to hear.I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear."                                     - Kavinsky











Trench - Topshop (Shop similar here and here)
Playsuit - Kate Moss for Topshop (Shop similar here
Shoes - ASOS (Shop similar here)
Bag - Primark


Photography by Debbie Hickey 



February 28, 2015

Blau Bought.


                  Here's a look at my most recent purchases x

Top L-R: Benefit, Benefit, Warehouse
Bottom L-R: Reger by Janet Reger, Reger by Janet RegerWarehouse

February 25, 2015

Live on Coffee and Flowers.

 



Live on coffee and flowers, Try not to wonder what the weather will be." 
                             - The National









Trench - Topshop (Shop similar here and here)
Blouse - River Island (Shop similar here and here)
Dress - Zara (Shop here, similar here)
Shoes - Kurt Geiger (Shop similar here and here)
Bag - Urban Outfitters 

Photography - Margaret Urbanowicz

February 24, 2015

ARTISTRY™

Over the weekend I was delighted to try out a new makeup brand ARTISTRY™. ARTISTRY™ cosmetics offer advanced comprehensive foundation shades and modern, sophisticated colour palettes. From the rare fruits of the African plains to the potent botanicals of the Mediterranean shores, ARTISTRY™ finds the earth’s prized ingredients to deliver superior skincare and anti-aging treatments to customers across the globe. Developed by and available exclusively from Amway, the collection features elegant, uplifting design and perfect finish products.


Artistry™ Signature Colour™ Lipstick: 




This lipstick collection offers up 16 stunning shades from soft and subtle tints of various color families to completely mesmerizing shades, selected by Global Makeup Artist, Rick DiCecca. Each shade glides on elegantly, making lips look beautiful and leaves your lips luxuriously soft and smooth, conditioned and hydrated.


"To extend the wear of your lipstick and create more drama, line your lips with your desired ARTISTRY Lip Define Linerl and use it to completely color the lips. Once prepared, apply ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR Lipstick directly from the tube." - Rick DiCecca, Global Makeup Artist


Photography - Margaret Urbanowicz


I tried the Velvet Classic shade (no.16) which stood true to the promise of a non-feathering, non-bleeding formula. At first glance I thought is shade would be resigned to a 'night lip' but was pleasantly surprised by its daytime promise. With one swipe of the lipstick you have a lovely colour, but you could always build it up with 2 or 3 layers. The lipsticks from the Signature Colour range have a formula that is infused with a composition of natural oils which helps lock in 36% more moisture. The ingenious twist and click design, a patented technology system meticulously engineered with 17 parts, assures you the package is closed, and the cap is locked in place.


January 11, 2015

2015.

Image by Días de Viaje

"2015 - a venture into the world that lies in front of you, all around you and still ahead of you. It's a new year but not a new you for you are already a wondrous hunter of magic and a warrior of the night."

That was the card she held onto. Everything else was going - the length in her hair, the clothes in her closet, even the city that she had grown up in. He was right - this wasn't time for a new her for she loved the woman she had become. This instead was a time experience more of that world, time to have more of it behind her than in front. Time for a less familiar city and new quests worthy of the wondrous huntress that she was.





Boohoo.com SS15

For that she would need materials that carried with them not memories but possibilities running through their threads. 


January 10, 2015

That Skirt.

I'm currently on the lookout for my perfect denim skirt; that a-line buttoned-down above knee light blue dream. The ultimate transitional piece that works as well with faux furs and shearling as well as it does a light lace or Breton bright. Go for a retro Jane Birkin inspired mini or a cool seventies 'mum' look with a reserved knee length number.


http://www.pandorasykes.com/





How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Reformation, Urban Outfitters
Bottom L-R: ASOS, Pixie Market, See by Chloe

January 6, 2015

Conference Caller.

A dashing vision of tailored strength - a man of passion, force and fortune. The kind of man that knows not just what he wants and how to get it but understands your infinite value and how to keep you. The kind of man that has you exactly where you want to be.

So next time he lifts you onto that conference table and asks; 'Did you wear that specifically?', you can just tilt your head back and smile, your coy smile.




Conference Caller.

Top L-R: Chromat, Topshop, Edge O'Beyond, Edge O'Beyond
Bottom L-R: Lonely, Dita von Teese, Hopeless

January 4, 2015

Duende.

She was a work of art - a portrait of style that had too much life and charm to ever hang on your wall. Her eyes would move you from any corner of the room and her smile transfix and inspire. Men found themselves in her moods for she was their muse, their canvas and their critic. 




Top L-R: Reformation, WarehousePixie Market, Urban Outfitters
Bottom: Aspinal of London, Pixie MarketReformation, Kurt Geiger


December 26, 2014

To Feel Dizzy.

Just a little rush, babe.
To feel dizzy, to derail the mind of me.
Just a little hush, babe.
Our veins are busy but my heart's in atrophy.
Any way to distract and sedate.
Adding shadows to the walls of the cave.






How to Style.

Top L-R: Topshop, Topshop
Bottom L-R: Folkster, FCUK, ASOS

Lyrics 'Sedated' by Hozier