Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Challenge.

Due to my recent overspending on nail polishes (I've purchased over 50 in less than 2 months), I've decided that if I buy them, I must use them. Therefore, I've developed a challenge for myself....

A new nail polish color and/or design EVERY SINGLE DAY. Yes, you read correctly. 365 NEW designs, combinations, colors in a year.

Every day I'll post a picture of my nails and list the polishes and items used to create that look.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Here we go....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Kate Moss love

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Malandrino spring rtw 2010

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Malandrino's new tribal casual collection adds a beautiful swing to all the 'studs and black leather' trends we've been seeing lately.
Take note of the hair styles and add some ethnicity to your look tomorrow! 

src: style.com

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Front row/back stage/ parties - New York fashion week

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Braids

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Big messy braids & just as big brows- Alexander Wang (spring '10 rtw)



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Dutch braids framing the face, black eyeliner & nude lips, chunky costume jewelry (hello Rachel Zoe) - Oscar de la Renta (spring '10 rtw)



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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuscani

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My sister before going off for her lectures this morning.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Safari eyes

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I've always admired Erin Wasson's paired down yet chic look and her summer rtw 2010 collaboration with RVCA collection is to die for! The collection is very bicoastal bohemian and is complimented by a desert-burnt beauty look that's really easy to copy. 

For the make-up: Create a 'roughened up' smokey eye with brown and sand eyeshadow, black kohl eyeliner on the bottom lid only (smudge in a little vaseline to get that wet-black look) and lots of mascara. 
Next apply Maybelline NY Dream Liquid Mousse to the face with a mineralize powder on top for sheen. A pinky blush was applied below the eyes and on the cheeks to create a baked effect. Maybeline Color Sensational lipstick in 'Plum perfect' was then finger-patted onto the lips. 

For the hair: Twist sections of your hair into little chignons', spray with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (or make your own by mixing sea salt and boiling water into a spay bottle - wait till cool), blow-dry, back-comb and finger-separate to get that 'abused hair' look. 
Think 'dirty & sexy in the sahara' and you'll bound to get it right! ;) 

Erin Wasson, style.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

Live it up

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Be inspired by Gucci this summer and go 'jeweled'.
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Medstudent barbie by Serena Cardoso is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 South Africa License.

My little cupcake





One of my best friend's Chelsey Aronovitz is a pastry chef and she started a cupcake business that is doing really well! They make a beautiful gift and always receive a lot of ooh's and ahh's. I ordered a box of 'Winnie the Pooh' themed cupcakes for a party recently and everyone loved them. 
They're like little pieces of art!


'My little cupcake' available in Johannesburg only
chelsey.aronowitz@gmail.com 

Make it pop

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Like the black mini and the colourful shoes, shows how  a cool pair of shoes or bright lipstick (M.A.C -  St. Germain) can make a plain outfit pop.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Monday, September 7, 2009

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Trend alert: high wasted shorts/skirts teamed with little crop tops or bustiers. From Cobrasnake to the runways (Roberto Cavalli, Zac Posen & Channel) this look can be taken from daytime to evening and gives a really girly yet provocative look without trying to hard. Wore something like this to lectures the other day and felt a bit conscious of my sternum sticking out, it's not an area I'm used to revealing but I love the edge it has put into my summer wardrobe!

(Alexander Wang, Guess by Marciano, style.com, cobrasnake, zac posen, mtv-thecity, Ramey-lady Gaga)