Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sexy 2012 Swimsuit & Swimwear Trends

Top trends to wear for bathing and swimsuits for 2012. As we hit the beach this season, and the weather grows nicer, whether we’re out if town on vacation, on spring break or if the summer season has finally arrived. At some point you’re probably going to be wearing a bathing suit. Look below to see what styles everyone will be splashing into this season.

Read on to see the amazing pictures...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MAC Launches New Iris Apfel Limited Edition Range

How can you not LOVE Iris Apfel?! Through the years she’s always maintained her eccentric fabulous style and no matter what is an icon in every fashionable sense! Her collaboration with MAC makes every one before seem slightly boring] & proves beauty can be at any age. I love the ad campaign featuring Iris Apfel, she looks so chic! I love red lips and nails, hot! I also love the use of intense colors and I have to buy every single one of those lipsticks! I love the fact that they are so vibrant, from orange, pink, red–no matter your preference, there is a color for you! The collection will be available from January 5, 2012 through February 9, 2012.

Read on to see the collection

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kardashian Kristmas Kard in 3D

The Kardashian Kristmas Kard was shot by Nick Saglimbeni.. 

Kim may be standing tall and alone in this years Kardashian Kristmas Kard, however, she looks stunning as ever. Even though you would normally find Kim wearing a form-fitting dress or outfit, she decided to tone it down a notch this year by going with a suited and booted look along with the rest of her family. Besides her fashion, her makeup was just amazing! I loved the double liner and felt that is was very Arabic inspired! I have done very similar looks but with a nude lip.. I just have to recreate this look!

Read on for backstage pictures..

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sexy Gisele: Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Gisele, Gisele. She puts the super in the term “supermodel”...

Gisele Bündchen looks absolutely exquisite in the Ad Campaign for Versace spring 2012 collection. The campaign was shot by world renowned photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in the Sonoran desert of Borrego Springs, California. 

From the sultry blue hues of the photography, Gisele’s innate sexiness to the impeccable styling of the shoot, this whole collaboration couldn’t have made for a more enticing ad campaign. Where that Versace woman looks absolutely phenomenal! This blue world captures Gisele and Ryan Barrett about to step into a pool – fully clothed, in some rooted Versace looks from the Gianni era – studs and bold prints and all. I love it!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Siren Vs The Bombshell

Which do you prefer... 

The Siren Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or The Bombshell Gisele Bundchen? 
 I love both of the looks in LOVE Magazine ♥

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas with all you loved ones Xx

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

A Women’s guilty pleasure includes collecting shoes of different sorts! When we spot a pair of eye catching footwear our eyes tend to sparkle with craving. Who cares if you have put on weight during winter, a shoe will always fit!!

 Let’s take a peek at the hottest shoe trends for  Spring/Summer 2012...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Beauty & The Olive Oil!

Olive oil is one of the most nourishing oils, it can be used in so many different ways for different purposes. I use it on my hair, body and eyes. 

Keep reading on to find out how...

BEWARE: Spot Fake MAC Products!

This is going to be a seriously long, but hopefully helpful post. Clearly, there are lots of people who attempt to buy MAC cosmetics from eBay. This is a mistake. Yes, there are sellers who sell authentic MAC, but that’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. 

Once upon a time, it was actually safer to buy MAC items from eBay…it wasn’t as easy as it is now to buy a total fake. It happened, but not as frequently as it does now. In fact, nowadays you’re 10x’s more likely to purchase a counterfeit item, than a real one. If I could physically show you what’s wrong with the fakes on eBay, I would. But I’m going to try my best to explain to you what to look for. 

You must read on!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My NYE Dress Arrived Today!

Featuring a sweetheart neckline with notched detail to the front, ruffled short sleeves, ruching to the sides, fitted high waist with peplum frill and concealed zip to reverse. I just lovvved the dress when I saw it online and had to get it! The quality is great! Best thing about it is that I bought it for half price!!! So I decided to grab a pair of wedges on sale for a bargain as well :)

White Lace: Holiday/Honeymoon

 What to take on a holiday or honeymoon ? White dresses... many white dresses, Lot's of white everything!! 

I'm obsessed with lace, crochet and soft chiffon dresses. I loved Mariana Braga for Fashion Quarterly NZ summer issue. All the amazing pieces from Zimmermann, Dolce & Gabbana, Karen Walker and more .. Just so romantic, sensual & feminine ♡

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Headscarf Makes It's Comeback...

For those with a willingness to experiment and a desire to stand out from the crowd, the humble headscarf makes its return, pushing the tuban aside and taking on a casual air.  Look over all the trends for spring 2012 and those which are being carried into autumn/fall 2012 and you’ll find amongst them revivals of 1930s, 1960s and 1970s fashion. While not all of the fashion revived from each decade are compatible, the headscarf certainly is. And so 2012 provides something of a perfect opportunity for the headscarf to become fashionable yet again!!

Read more to check out some amazing styles...

Bridal Lingerie ♥

'So what lingerie should I wear on the night?' asked a bride-to-be...

From Victoria's Secret to the luxurious ultra sexy Agent Provocateur, these Bridal Lingerie will definitely leave a lasting memory! ♥

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AMAZING Editorial Photoshoot

This was such a fun shoot to do! I created three looks..  The first was a strong black eyeliner which was the base that I worked off. All the looks were done on the spot with no inspiration pictures. It was all touch and go. I worked extremely fast, usually I am more prepared and delicate with lines and much more perfect.. yet this look was like art.. very fast, creative and just an unbelievable experience for myself. 

Read on to see the raw pictures I clicked from my phone... unfortunately its very bad quality

Monday, December 19, 2011

Photoshoot Of The Week: Day 3

We had another early morning start to finish off the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I was sad that it was coming to an end.. Once again makeup was kept uniform with only some tweeks in lip and cheek colour. The face again, doll like and very porcelain. The lips went from burnt brown/peach to tangerine through the shoot. Hair was the biggest change.. A very high voluminous bun that was kept very slick, feminine, elegant and elongated the already extremely tall models! 

Here are the raw photos I clicked today...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Photoshoot of the Week: Day 2

What a day! It was day two of Wanni Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Our day started at 8am with the beautiful models & designer. Makeup was once again was very sophisticated, fresh, and had an emphasis on porcelain skin and doll eyes. We wanted to create a contrast with the two gorgeous models and decided to have one up-do and one down. I set both girls hair in rollers, to give it maximum volume and hold. I also pin curled the ends to achieve gorgeous curls to last as we were outdoor on location. We kept Veronica's up-do the same throughout as it gave a very strong seductiveness look to her... I changed Rosie's look three times to suit the different looks. It was an unbelieveable day! We had great weather, an amazing photographer, fabulous location, expensive clothing and I had two beauties to work my magic on!

I honestly cannot wait to showcase the collection taken by amazing photographer Amy Nelson-Blain! It is just beyond mind-boggling!!

Read more to see some raw pictures I took of today and learn how to get the look... 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hair How To: Bouncy Blow Dry

Hands down.. this has to be one of my favourite looks for hair down. Its voluminous, soft, feminine and very sexy in a elegant way.. 

At D&G's farewell show, the hypnotically bright collection was glued together with free flowing, blow dried hair. But while blow dries advertise themselves to be easy-to-achieve, it's actually quite tricky and it’s important to get the optimum bounce in the roots and ensure the soft waves frame the face.

Here's how to get it right...

I N L O V E...

Zuhair Murad

It was love at first sight.. the moment I met you, sparks flew and brought us closer together..

Barely a minute goes by, without me thinking, is this too good to be true...

I pinch myself from time to time, just to make sure i am not dreaming and not hallucinating all this...

between you and I..


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tiffany & Co. Holiday Ad Campaign 2011

Founded in 1837 in New York, Tiffany & Co. have been providing magnificent diamonds all around the world. What's a wedding without "THE RING" first...

Tiffany & Co. holiday advertisement campaign 2011 is simply Magical!! It features the lovely Laetitia Casta and actor Lee Pace, a glamorous celebration of the holidays and true love as photographed by Peter Lindbergh. As you can see from the beautiful video below, it’s so aspirational and romantic which is what their brand is about and it makes me want to get on a plane and hit NYC and wander through the snow holding hands being in love! Ahhh it's just so beautiful and romantic...

Foundation Series: Dry/Mature Skin

With so many options available, which is the best foundation for dry/sensitive/mature skin? I’ve found a few excellent foundations over the years. These formulas fit the bill with beneficial ingredients that will moisturize your skin all day. There is a mixture of light, medium and full coverage to suit different needs. Seek out foundations with natural oils and humectants (moisturizers) imbedded within the formula when choosing. It’s also best to choose a cream, liquid or gel foundation, since powders can dry the skin even more. One important thing to note is steer clear of mineral oil. It will clog your pores, and your skin will not be able to release toxins. It really is the worst ingredient so make sure to look out for it! 

Here are my favourite foundations that have been tried and tested;

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wedding Bells: Ines Di Santo

INES DI SANTO - 'Born in Italy and educated all over Europe and South America, Ines Di Santo is recognized as a leading designer of evening and bridal couture.' 

After spending my whole weekend doing bridals.. I couldn't help but get inspired & had to post up some beautiful designs... I just love the Spring Summer 2011 Ad campaign for Ines Di Santo. The bridal gowns are ultra slim fit, feminine and just GORGEOUS!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Photoshoot Of The Week: Day 1

So this is what has been keeping me busy this week... Here are some raw pictures of the makeup for the outdoor photoshoot. It was an amazing day, after weeks of Sydney rain the sky opened up to us and we had blue skies! The main concept of the makeup was porcelain skin very doll like with a very soft, feminine & sensual overall look! The outcome was just amazing! These pictures did it no justice! I cannot wait to share the professional pics with all of you!! Keep a lookout for this amazing collection! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New MAC Makeup Line: Daphne Guinness

Daphne's MAC line is inspired by everything from "the whispered luxury of an antique Chinese porcelain vase," a breathy press release reads, to butterfly wings and even pigeon's blood. The collection includes multifunctional pigment powders, lip glosses, eye pencils, blushes, and nail polishes, and professes to be for anyone "unafraid to dirty her well-manicured hands" — just like Daphne, who worked on the collection for weeks, personally mixing her chosen colours and hues. This is a great idea for Christmas to make any girl smile from ear-to-ear.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hello My Gorgeous Readers..

Hi loves! I've missed you all!! I've been having photo shoots 2 days in a row and I'll be at another one tommorow.. So I haven't had a chance to post anything new..I'm sorry.. I hope you are all enjoying your day/night and just know I will be back in force with many photos in the next few days... Lots of Love, Hugs & Kisses...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: MAC Face & Body Foundation

I have been getting a lot of questions about this foundation since I mentioned it in my Summer Tips post, and now I'm finally going to tell you why I love this foundation in depth!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Today's Photoshoot: Uber sexy 60's Bombshell

Arched brows, eyes lined like a 60’s bombshell & lips with a subtle hint of pink, the perfect look for The Blonds’ signature uber-glamorous style! This look is right up my alley, I love strong feline eyes!! For today's photo-shoot the designer is wanting to achieve a similar look. I will be using the main elements but incorporating a twist to keep it unique and fresh.