Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Emmy Style!


The 2012 Emmy's broadcast last night, and as usual, it's not about the winners, it's about the style! At least, as far as we're concerned it is!

One of the biggest trends last night was Canary yellow gowns. Here's a peek at just a few of the actresses that decided to go all Tweety Bird on us!


Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier
Claire Danes in Lanvin
Leslie Mann in Naaem Khan
Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez
Julianne Moore in Christian Dior Couture
Hannah Simone in Emilio Pucci

There were hits and misses as per every year, for me as flawless as Julianne Moore is, that dress was a disaster on her. She has a fantastic body, but the weird cut under the bust, and the slight color change just didn't work at all. It looked as if someone ripped the bottom of the dress and decided to patch on a different piece to fix it up. Not good at all! My favorite of the Yellow tones last night had to have been on Hannah Simone, that tone teamed with her gorgeous skin tone? Perfection!



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Anna Sui - #NYFW.

Fantastic electric blue wigs, romanticized dye-dye, and yearning for the days when the Punk look dominated all, as Anna Sui showed of their Spring 2013 looks at #NYFW this week! Some of my favorites below!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Calvin Klein Collection @ #NYFW

Stream lines and simplicity is always to be expected from a brand like Calvin Klein, this year's #NYFW showing came with all the traditional aspects of their as well as some added prep and a mild peplum popping up here and there too! Here are some of EIC's faves from the show!



How to achieve the Calvin Klein minimal makeup look! Budget friendly!!


Minimal is sort of the trademark style for CK. From the streamline minimalist designs on and off the calk walk, it's not a surprise then that the makeup for the Spring 2013 show was just as barely there. Since I'm not affiliated with Calvin Klein in anyway, I'm not privy to how what exactly the models are wearing makeup wise. But is that going to stop me from giving it my best guest?

Not at all!

I think fresh, barely there- but just enough- is a great statement for Spring. It's like opening the door into a new season after escaping harsh Winters of dark eye-shadows and maybe an overdose on the bronzer to cheer us pale girls up throughout the dark Winter months.

My take on their look is as follows.

Prime your base. Coming out of the cold season your skin will need lots of TLC throughout, so never forget to cleanse thoroughly, tone if possible, and above all else moisturize!

Some of my favorites include : Benefit, Clarins, and Caudalie for cleansers and toners!

As for moisturizer, I have a few tried and trusted but at the moment I'm stuck on Lancome Hydra-zen (for dry/sensitive skin) I just love it!

As for primer itself, I had an instant love affair with Benefit's Porefessional, that leaves you with a lovely matte primed face for your foundation.

Now onto foundations!

On a budget? I will always recommend the Bourjois healthy mix and healthy mix serum foundations. A great dupe for Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua too! ;) Others include the Revlon Photoready Foundation, and

If you can splash the cash go for a light to medium coverage foundation of your choice, there are so many out there, and all claiming to wacky and wonderful things! Like the Yves Saint Laurent Teint Resist Fluid Foundation.

For an even flawless coverage try applying with a round-top synthetic bristle brush, it allows the foundation to set in an almost 'airbrushed' manner, leaving your skin looking flawless.
Correct any other flaws with a medium to full coverage concealer - Clinique Airbrush Concealer, No7 Instant Radiance Concealer, Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer or my personal budget busting favorite - Collection (previously Collection2000) Lasting perfection concealer!

As you can see from the model photos, there is very little done in terms of eyeshadow, perhaps a light, neutral base but nothing heavy or over powering.

I would add a little light tapping of something like Mac - Bare Study. Light, but providing a little extra something. I'd also use this on the inner corners of the eyes to widen and open them up even more! The same effect can be achieved by running a nude colored eye pencil along the waterline. Not white, please, never EVER use white. Unless it's Halloween, and in that case use as much of it as you'd like!!

Brush the brows through with a clear blow gel to add a little shape and definition, and if you'd like filter in a touch of color to fill any gaps you may have.

Lastly add a little bit of highlight to the skin, you can use anything from Benefit's High Beam, Jemma Kidd -Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Crème, or even No7 - Skin illuminatior.

Add a light dusting of powder if you have oil or shine prone skin, but other than that you're done!

Phew, who knew it took SO much to achieve the natural look, eh Ladies?

We did, obviously! ;)

Proenza Schouler hits NYFW!

Proenza took to the catwalk with an 80s vibe, halter neck and choker styles abound and lots of digital prints for their Spring2013 collection. Here’s just a taster.





See the whole collection here!

What do we think? Too out there for the every day needs of the modern woman? Or just right for those of us that need a little 80s edge?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Romantic necklines, deep lush colours, oh, and Naomi Campbell for Zac Posen 2013.


Monique Lhuillier @ NYFW.

Peplum, Prints, and Plenty of shimmer for the Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection from  Monique Lhuillier this NYFW! A select few from the show has the heart racing!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lizzie Olsen & Julianne Moore attend the Swarovski celebration of crystal & art in New York. Looking fantastic, Ladies!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring to Autumn/ Winter with this eye-catching trend!

Spring in to Autumn/ Winter because Printed Jeans are still A-okay!

It’s September, so that means it’s more than acceptable to start prepping (if you haven’t already!) for the rest of A/W2012.  As an Irish girl, we tend to have mixed seasons, and lots of rain, even if it’s labelled ‘summer’ or not. So a lot of one’s A/W wardrobe often gets carried through all year around. This is a good thing for me as it gives me an excuse to indulge in some of my favorite accessories, Scarfs. There will be a post on that, don't worry! For now though, let's discuss the Printed Pant Phenomenon.

I disliked the printed jean trend at first. It scared me. I first saw it on girls that didn’t need to be drawing that kind of attention to their legs in any shape, or form. And it put me off a little. Plus being a shortie, I figured 'eh these wouldn't be for me at all!' But, then again I’ve seen them worn ‘properly’ and they’ve looked amazing. By properly I mean with a toned down top and  accessories, letting the crazy print of the jean speak for itself. I would personally never go crazy print top or bottom unless you have the confidence and the attitude to carry it off. As so few of us do. And there are even a few prints out there that work for us of the vertically challenged persuasion, they just tend to be a little calmer rather than crazy.

Here are some of my favorite  muted prints for the colder weather to come.


Miranda Kerr, Oliva Palermo and Katie Holmes are all huge fans!

What do you think?


Crfashionbook - Carine Roitfeld has officially hit the web!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Award-winning actress Kirsten Dunst on her beauty regime.


KD is a low-maintenance movie star – but one who loves to dress up and look her best. HELLO!'s beauty editor Nadine Baggott asked her to reveal the health and beauty secrets that keep her looking leading-lady lovely…

Kirsten, you have great skin. What's your secret?
"First, I stay out of the sun. I like how it looks when someone is tanned, but it doesn't work with my skin, it’s too sensitive. And I do like natural products. I use Dr Hauschka and when I was in London I tried Eve Lom, which I really like."

As an advocate of organic living, have you tried many organic beauty ranges?
"I think organic and natural is probably best. I love Yon-Ka as it has that mix of natural but it does more. For my hair I love Leonor Greyl, which is the bestsmelling hair product I’ve ever known – I take the de-frizz serum with me whenever I travel."

Do you have a daily beauty routine?
"I cleanse my face only at night and use moisturiser both evening and morning. I use Dove Beauty Cream Bar and Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm. I also like Dr Hauschka body oils."

Which products are always in your make-up bag?
"Shu Uemura brown mascara – it’s a beautiful reddy-brown that is so pretty on blue eyes – and I love Stila cheek compacts, Clean & Clear skin blotting papers, and a high-quality Shu Uemura base. Serge Lutens makes the most luxurious lipstick; I bought myself this really pretty hot-pink one. It’s the nicest lipstick, so creamy and good."

Who is your beauty icon?
"Charlotte Rampling."

Who has taught you the most about beauty?
"My mom. She is part owner of a beauty salon, Belle Visage, in San Fernando Valley. I get family discount rates for all my girlfriends and we have facials every two months or so."


Oasap bag review!

Anyone that knows me, or that follows my blogs knows that I am nothing if not a complete handbag fiend! Some girls covet shoes, I covet bags! I've lost count of how many I have, so much so that I had to do a clear out last year when we moved house, just so I had room to fit them all in! Having signed up with OASAP I decided to treat myself to yet another! [slideshow]

I love it so far. The leather is soft, but sturdy and it's a small cross-body bag with a skinny chic gold chain. I've been using it now for a few days, since I received it. If you love it as much as I do, you can find it here. The postage (coming from America) was extremely fast too, a lot more efficient than I expected. In it's nature, OASAP is much like ASOS. It contains a vast array of fashion styles, trends and of course accessories. It's somewhere different, and new for me at least. I can't wait to put through my next order!

Anyone else ordered from them? What did you buy and why?



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anna Dello Russo to design an over-the-top accessories collection for H&M

H&M is proud to announce a special collaboration with fashion icon and legendary Fashion Director Anna Dello Russo. An idol of the blogosphere whose flamboyant outfits are endlessly documented by style photographers and broadcasted globally through the web, Anna Dello Russo proved her unique sense of style creating a special collection of accessories for H&M. Unabashedly glamorous, precious and playful, the range is an expression of Dello Russo’s taste for ornamentation. Available from 4th October, 2012, at the peak of the global fashion weeks, in around 140 stores worldwide and online. The collection features jewellery, sunglasses, shoes, bags and a trolley allowing H&M customers uniqueness at an affordable price.

“I am excited by this collaboration: this is the first time H&M have involved a Fashion Director in a special project. This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it. I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find. As a stylist I know accessorization is essential: it is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day”, says Anna Dello Russo.

“It’s been extremely exciting to involve Anna Dello Russo in this project, something completely different from what we have done before. Anna has a fantastic eye and a strong taste, apart from being a veritable fashion icon. She produced an extravagant range of accessories that will get H&M customers and everyone in love with fashion excited. The collection is a celebration of excess, fantasy and decoration” says Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M.

Famously described by photographer Helmut Newton as a “fashion maniac”, Anna Dello Russo is one of contemporary fashion’s driving forces. An unparalleled eye, she has shaped the way we see fashion today through her groundbreaking work at Vogue Italia, where she served as a Fashion Editor for over twelve years working with photographers such as Helmut Newton, Michel Comte, Walter Chin, and later as the Editor in Chief of L’Uomo Vogue. Currently holding the role of Fashion Director at Large and creative consultant at Vogue Japan, Dello Russo is a darling of the fashion bloggers, whom she likes to please with extravagant get-ups, and countless changes of outfits, during the world’s fashion weeks.