Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summertime Styling Inspiration: Beach Chic

Summer is officially here and with it brings trips to the shore. But just because its hot and sandy doesn't mean you can't look as chic as ever. lightweight lace, vibrant colors, full breezy retro inspired skirts and sheer chiffon print dresses can help take you from ocean to dinner alfresco in absolute style...
Sara Von Schrenk Markus Zeigler Elle Mexico July 2011
Emelia & Hannah by Cara O’Dowd for Fashion Gone Rogue
Hicham Riad for Elle Belgium June 2012
Linda Vojtova Models Free People Limited Edition Summer Dresses 
Doutzen Kroes for Elle Russia June 2012
A Classic: Striped tee and retro-print full skirt
Ieva Laguna by David Vasiljevic for Elle UK May 2012 
Tian Yi by Stockton Johnson  for Vogue China July 2012

Barbara Fialho by Bruna Castanheira for Fashion Gone Rogue 
Abbey Lee Kershaw by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China May 2012 
Versus Spring 2012 RTW Runway
Viktorija by Santiago Ruisenor for Elle Mexico May 2012 
Marloes Horst by Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia February 2012 
Edita Vilkeviciute by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Japan November 2011
Georgia May Jagger by Horst Diekgerdes for Numéro Tokyo July 2012 
Bara Holotova by Wee Khim in Dolce & Gabbana for Nuyou Singapore April 2012 
Lauren Auerbach in Vintage Style for Quality Magazine #23
Alina Baikova in YSL dress by Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia November 2011 
Naty Chabanenko for Anthropologie May 2012 Catalogue by Diego Uchitel 
Lauren Auerbach by Andrea D’Aquino in Vintage Style for Quality Magazine #23 

It's little touches like breezy prints, scalloped bottom skirts and tops, vibrant hi-lows and lightweight lace that make beach style chic. Bring along a sundress rather than a cover up and gold hoops to take you into a stylish evening of food and laughter with friends.

Have a lovely summer day everyone!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Styling Inspiration: Marcelina Sowa by Kevin Sinclair for Grazia UK June 2012

Pilled on gold jewelry, effortless hair with tribal accents and an abundance of lace and embroidery...
Have a lovely day everyone!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fab Editorial: Mariana Braga by Steven Chee for Fashion Quarterly NZ

Summer will always mean one thing to me.. white lace dresses. So if you are still recovering from your long weekend or already making plans to enjoy this upcoming one, here are some white lace dress styling inspirations..

Have a lovely day everyone!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

...The Lovely Vanity...

It seems every woman loves a makeup vanity; the concept of sitting down in front of a mirror with all your makeup and perfume before you evokes images of Marlyn and Audrey glamorously applying Chanel and Dior.
Surprisingly, makeup vanities are no longer considered a necessity for the modern woman.. Instead we find ourselves rushing through our morning beauty routine standing in front of the bathroom sink. Somehow we feel that sitting down to an organized table soley devouted to our beauty products and cosmetics will slow us down or is just unnecessary. In reality not only do makeup vanities provide an organized place for all your cosmetics but sitting down allows you to concentrate on a better makeup application.  
A little vanity inspiration courtesy of Dior..
Sophia Loren at Vanity Dresser
Vanity Essentials: An accent tray, Coco Mademoiselle power puff, Chanel no.5 & Nina Ricci Parfum
Rosamosario Mezza Luna Silk-Crepe and Lace Robe
Georgina Chapman breathtaking Mirror vanity photo credit
Suzanne Rogers Vanity photo credit
Basic yet striking Vanity Dresser: a white table with a gorgeous mirror. Mirror available here

The perfect vanity accessory: a gorgeous tray filled with bottles of perfume photo credit

 Exquisite Carved Antique Vanity Dresser

Jenny Packham Lace-appliqued Silk Chiffon Robe
A handheld mirror can help with delicate applications such as winged eyeliner.
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Anthropologie Winter's Peach Mirror
Mor Cosmetics

Jean Harlow

You don't need much to set up vanity dresser... Start by positioning a table and mirror in a brightly lit area, you can hang a large mirror on the wall above the table, and/or use smaller mirrors for close up detailed application like winged eyeliner. Use lovely accents such as trays to hold perfume bottles and palettes, and lone wine glasses to hold makeup brushes. If you don't own any, head to your local flea market for creative accents that double as makeup organizers.
Adding sweet details such as flowers and personal items like a crystal memento or souvenir can make a vanity dresser a beautiful and personal place to sit every morning.
I hope that this encourages you to consider a vanity dresser!

Have a lovely day everyone!!