Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Unfortunately the S/S 2013 runway shows have concluded, but fortunately for us we're left with an overflow of inspiration.
Throughout the catwalks, there was a prominent use of metallics. Burberry Prorsum closed the show in colourful metallic coats, while Alberta Ferretti showcased metallic floor length gowns.

If you're not as daring to wear such a bold statement, try to subtly incorporate hints of metallic in your makeup. Play up blue eyes with bronze shadows, or brown eyes with a pop of shimmering purple. Line your eyes for an added dramatic look. Apply the lighter tone to the inner portion of your eye along the lash line. Then apply the darker colour towards the outer corner of your eye. Finish off the intensity by adding a kohl pencil to both outer halves of the lash line for a smokey effect.

copper cat eyes ChloĆ© S/S ’13 

 Try this look with shadows by Mac. 

winter - Pore excuse for bad skin

The winter can reek havoc on so many aspects of our lives.
Winter blues means no snooze. The days get darker, making me the more tired.
Driving turns into a continuous question of, 'how well do your brakes work today?'
Walking causes even the most coordinated to look as though they are balancing on the finest of tightropes.
And finally, winter skin. Combination, dry, oily, whatever the case, we all feel some level of discomfort brought on by dropping temperatures. Since this season already makes me sleepy as it is, I couldn't afford to lose more sleep over the issue. Fortunately, an Arbonne rep introduced me to a product that freed me from winter skin woes. FC5 Day Lotion with SPF 20 became my best friend. It protects skin from harmful rays that are still present in the winter, and provides a moisture barrier that soothes the skin despite the winter's drying effects.


As the temperature increasingly dips below freezing, the left hand side of my closet has been rendered inutile. Mini dresses and skirts all hanging limp, a constant reminder of warmer weather ahead. And so it is, like always this time of year, sense of fashion becomes overruled by self preservation. Cotton pants & varsity sweaters become a staple in the winter wardrobe. Yes they are warm, but are they necessary? Fortunately I never participated in sports, nor did I date the college jock. Therefore, I was lacking in the sweats department. As a result, I had to consider new weather-friendly alternatives.

As a student living on a budget, my disposable income was suffering. ERGO, I had to make due with what I had. Mixing and matching provides a great way to liven up any ensemble. Rather than tossing my fall pleated skirt, I added a pair of knee highs and was ready for January. My floral camisole was no longer a spring only item. Pairing it with a wool black blazer was a great transitional piece. These are just a few ways to bring life back into a hibernating wardrobe.