Red is the trend, love it… totally 90’s retro look!


Lipstick + Leopard


Bellissima – March 2012 / Fashion Director: Elizabeth Cabral / Art Director: Tanya Watt / Photographer: Chris Nicholls

Bellissima – March 2012

Too Funky!


Balmain F/W 12.13 Paris via Vogue.

“Refined and more thoughtful is the direction Olivier Rousteing decided to take for his second season at the helm of a label whose aesthetic became a cult in its own right under Christophe Decarnin’s guidance: Balmain.

Pearls, jewels, green velvet and gold all worked together as wider-in-the shoulder and boxier jackets – where in the past they had been inverted triangles – took to the catwalk. It was out, not up, in silhouette – a trick that brought a real freshness.

The colour palette, too, proved this new fresh luxe direction – no longer muddied by the Balmain girl’s night out before. Think medieval green, pinks and silver, glistening brocades, pearlescent shades and opulent gold with cream and white.

This collection conveyed layers of cultural references – in the ornately embroidered biker jackets not dissimilar to tapestries, and the first series of pearl studded looks which looked like extravagant sets of armour (well, even with her new direction, the Balmain girl is always ready to go into battle).”

Very on trend right now; black lips or nearly black lips… Black Cherry by NYX is a gorgeous color.


Make-up: Fall–Winter 2008–2009, Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent

This look is accomplished with pale pink lipstick as a base lined with a slightly darker lip liner to which an iridescent glitter is applied with a brush to the lips or with a glitter lipstick applied over the pale lipstick. Top with lip gloss for the glam effect.