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February 2012

Posted on February 5, 2012

Pastel Bouclé Jackets

Blazer / Jackets/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

This spring and summer 2012  is all about oh-so-pretty pastel colours on swining 50ies dresses. And a great way to rock this trend is to inject some colour in a classic Chanel Bouclé Jacket. Think lemon yellow as see at Chanel’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection, or petit-four-pink, or fresh mint!

My pink sunglasses complement the 50ies trend perfectly. They are from Fossil, Model “Jacky Berry”, PS3897649

 

Posted on February 4, 2012

Hello Kitty Forever

Accessoires/ Dresses/ Romantique/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

For her new movie “Young adult”, Charlize Theron is parading around in Hello Kitty attire which made me curious what the movie is about. A comedy about a  writer  for teenage novels in her mid thirties who returns to her hometown in the sticks to win her ex boyfriend over because she feels he is what is missing in her life. The only problem is that he’s  now married with a kid on the way. The movie received glowing reviews so make sure to check out the trailer and the movie!

Hello Kitty is an eternal trend you are never to old to wear! On my travels to Italy (Amalfi coast and Sardinia) there was no escaping from it! Hello Kitty Underwear shops, in each town a hello kitty shop for every item from fashion to household and the most common sight was fashionable Italian young women who wore Hello Kitty helmets on their motorbikes!

Hello Kitty lurking from my Miu Miu straw bag

Hello Kitty sunscreen seen at a Sardinian supermarket

Hello Kitty Shop at Sorrento

 

Posted on February 1, 2012

Gelato eyes

Beauty/ Romantique
This spring the theme of every big cosmetic house is colours – pastel colours, sorbet colours, pop colours –  To match the fashion trend of the gorgeous ice cream colours from baby pink to pistachio.
I’ve checked out  the new looks and my three favourites are:
Yves Saint Laurent’s Vinyl Palette “Candy Face”
Don’t worry, this eye palette looks a lot stronger in the quad than it is on the eye.  The colours on the left are pearly and the ones on the right are satiny. The coverage is sheer to medium but can be build up if you like. Beware that strong colours require a flawless complexion so make sure to use a good foundation and cover up all impurities so the colours can take centre stage.
 
Dior’s “Garden Party”:

Two palettes of beautiful golden greens and pinky/lilac tones, I especially liked the embossed roses on the shadow. The colours are very frosty / pearly which is a look not everyone likes. I had to compensate the frostyness with strong eyeliner to not look washed out.

Givenchy’s Le Prisme Yeux Quatuor in Bucolic Blossoms

This quad represents the colours of the spring: Brown is for wood, green for grass (for the brave girls!), pink for fruit tree blossom and mauve for the first blues of nature awakening. Gorgeous, pearly shades that can be worn sheer or stronger when built up. The brown colour is perfect to balance out the pastel colours.

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