17 April 2014

Candice Swanepoel Inspired Makeup and Outfit!

I'm really excited to share this post with you guys, I was so inspired when I saw the above picture of Candice Swanepoel, she is of course so beautiful but I also love her fashion sense! I thought the metallic shorts looked so fun, and adore how she paired them with a basic blouse and strappy heels. Candice’s outfits are often really simply and easy to recreate so I thought I’d give this one a go!

I didnt want to do a video on just the outfit so I also came up with a makeup look to wear with it, also inspired by Candice’s natural beauty and glowing skin. Watch the tutorial below:

I'm really happy with how this video turned out, if you want more information like product lists and close up pictures, see below!

Products used:



Outfit pictures and details:


Close up of the gorgeous Rachel Zoe earrings:

Outfit List

Handbag by See by Chloe, Similar herehere and here
Jane Sandals by Saint Laurent  (similar and more affordable here and here)

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

9 April 2014

New Closet Favourites for March and April

I meant to put up this blog post last week but in the crazy bustle of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia I didnt get a chance! So sorry for the absence but all my focus has been on fashion for the past two weeks, I will be returning back to normal schedule now, so please forgive me! I thought I'd still get this post up now, as I thought that you might find my top favourite online purchases of the month interesting! Let me know in the comments!

First is this PU Pencil Skirt in a flesh tone, from Asos, I love pencil skirts because they cinch your waist, maximise your hips and butt, and lengthen your body. They look sexy yet chic because the length is generally at least knee length. I have at least 15 pencil skirts in my closet (now 16 I guess!).

I also picked up this cute casual shirt dress to wear on weekends or while running errands. It's so effortless and I know I'll have it forever because it's by Equipment, they do the best silk basics! It's called the Mina Vintage Wash Dress.

I had been meaning to pick up this Slim Signature Blouse by Equipment, it's just a necessity in every wardrobe. It's a beautiful blouse to take you from day to night in a luxurious silk with a flattering slim fit. I'm not into oversized blouses as much so this is perfect.

The second I saw these L.A.M.B Freeda Sneaker Wedges I knew I had to have them! I don't consider my style to be 'urban' but sneaker wedges just have my heart. These have sheer plastic and mesh cutouts with white and black suede upper. Apparently the sole also glows in the dark - they're just the coolest shoes I own!

I wanted some really ripped and baggy jeans to dress down a blazer and heels, saw these and thought they were perfect! They're the One Teaspoon Awesome Baggies.

I've noticed lately that my wardrobe is seriously lacking smart casual and cocktail dresses, I get invited to a lot of launches and events and lately I've found that I just don't have any dresses suitable for parties or events like these! So I've been keeping an eye out of pieces that are versatile and on trend. This Parker Philippa dress is a beautiful light mauve/nude colour with sheer panels, a little bit sexy and a little bit sweet. I like that it's not form fitting.

I'm a massive blazer and tuxedo fan. This dress combines the blazer look into a dress with different textures and contrasting colours. It's such high quality and feels like it should cost twice as much, the pleather detailing is made of black mesh and the white fabric is some kind of textured and stretchy thick material so it's very forgiving. I love that it's short and figure hugging in the skirt but looser up the top.  I saw this dress about a month ago and finally got it late last week but got it in the mail this morning, it looks AMAZING on, and I just discovered JLo and Alessandra have the exact same dress! It's the Self Portrait Tuxedo Wrap Dress.

Alessandra in Sao Paolo wearing my dress :P

I got these shorts because I have only one pair of denim shorts! They're a really old pair by abercrombie but they're way too short to wear anywhere but the beach. These Siwy Madeleine Cutoffs are just that inch shorter so my bottom isn't showing and I can wear them with heels and a blazer for that daytime look I love so much! I got a size 27 and they fit PERFECT. I also got them in black! 

I should have looked online for these instead of making a rash purchase when I first saw them in a department store the other week... I paid almost $200 MORE for them than I should have, I found them online for much cheaper. Lesson learnt! These are the Stuart Weitzman Nudist Heels in Fawn Goosebump and they're just so comfortable and they go with absolutely everything - a great investment for my wardrobe in my opinion! Many celebs have these, including Miranda Kerr.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

1 April 2014

VAMFF L'Oreal Paris Runway Makeup Looks #3

Hi everyone! 

This is my third and final video for my collaboration with L'Oreal Paris and the VAMFF. I hope everyone has enjoyed the previous looks (found here and here). This time I have three makeup looks to share with you, all very unique so there should be something to suit everyone. Don't forget to tell me which one you would wear in the comments!

Look 1
This hottest look this season is the wing. The wing is bold and daring, and you should try to keep the rest of the makeup very natural to accentuate this. Be sure to take the liner out further than usual toward the tail of the brow and to make the line very thick. To balance the eyes, a small amount of liner was smudged through the lower lash line. I wouldn't usually wear my wing like this but it's certainly fun to try every now and then.

The official look:

My version:


Look 2
 The metallic eye in this look is reminiscent of the makeup seen on the runway at Dior in Paris Week recently. It's a very modern style with the edges of the eyeshadows not blended. If you want to try wearing this, I recommend that you blend slightly but remember to still keep the shadow contained to the mobile lid. The dark plum lip adds a classic twist to an otherwise contemporary look.

Official look:

My version:


Look 3
Now for something a little more wearable. Hot red lips are always fun for any season and everyone can find their perfect shade of red. This orangey-red will suit almost anyone but I especially love the colour on people with paler skins like this model. The rest of the look is kept simple, making this suitable for daytime wear. Bold brows and contour keep the overall effect looking sleek and polished.

The official look:

My version:


Be sure to check out my previous VAMFF blog posts HERE and HERE!
Thanks for reading and don't forget to let me know which look is your favourite!