Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Year Looks Part 4

One never notices how busy they have been throughout the year until the last week of December comes. Then, after what seems to be a solid month of festivities, clogged pores, and static hair, there's the added pressure of going to the perfect New Year's Eve party. In the perfect dress. To get the perfect kiss. With the perfect date.
Vintage Dress, Maison Michel Bunny Ears.

Although I can't help with the latter, if you're still having a little bit of trouble deciding what to wear to ring in 2016, be sure to check out this week's posts. (I'll leave a tag for them right here)

Here are some styles to look out for in 2016:
Jenny Sweetnam Berber Hoops £240, Alighieri The Flashback Necklace £195, V Jewellery Marquise Rose Bracelet £130, Jessie Harris Track Ball Knocker Earring £245.

See you in the New Year!

-AM

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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

New Year Looks Part 3


Reacquainting myself with the winter static to create this playful, retro hairstyle. As someone who is usually a lot more laissez-fair about hair, putting curls up in pigtails was a completely different experience. But after trying to grow my hair out of an impromptu ear grazing bob, I was determined to get a 1967 babydoll look without the chop.
Next dress, Vintage fur coat, Dorothy Perkins earrings.

You still have time to elevate your winter wardrobe and reserve your New Year's look from Rent the Runway*. They are having a huge sale, and have put a lot of items at just $20.16. Be sure to hurry, as these items will all sell out fast! Remember that new customers get 20% off their first rental by simply using the code: FIRSTRTR20P at check-out.
If you're using Rent the Runway for NYE specifically, use the promo code NYE20 at check-out to get 20% off NYE orders with delivery dates December 29-31st.

Here are some pieces for a swoon worthy gold look:

Three Floor Sovereign Dress, Choies Shoes, Parker Audrey Dress, Badgley Mischka Shift, Choies Booties, Three Floor Influx Jacket, Anya Hindmarch Crisp Bag, Three Floor Savona Dress.

*Advertorial.
Offer is for rentals only and expires 31/12/15 at 5pm EST. Promo code is one-time use and cannot be used on existing orders or combined with other offers or gift cards. Use promo code NYE20 at checkout.
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

New Year Looks Part 2

As much as we all strive for the perfect long-wear lipstick, the truth is that they will either smudge or crack before the countdown even starts. For this reason, I prefer to wear a nude lip, (just lip-balm not a nude lipstick) and do a five minute makeup look with some basic eyeliner, and give skin minimum coverage. 

I've been looking for a way to wear a glittery hair look since I saw it at Ashish this summer, and had a lot of mixed feelings about it. Mostly due to my mum telling me it simultaneously looked like cigarette ash and like somebody sneezed on me. But I'm a huge fan of hair glitter, and love the late 90s aesthetic and fall out that made me feel like I was in a JLo music video, so it more than evened out in my favour. (Next stop, metallic hair extensions.)
Next blouse, Primark faux fur coat.
Sparkle this New Year's Eve with some flirty brocade or bold gold accents:

Orla Kiely Zou Zou Velvet Dress, Orla Kiely Bib Coat, Elizabeth Cole Logann Collar, Eddie Borgo Barbell Hoops, Marchesa Notte Talulah Dress, Orla Kiely x Clarks Orla Angelina.
You still have time to shop these items and reserve your New Year's look from Rent the Runway*They are having a huge sale, and have put a lot of items at just $20.16. Be sure to hurry, as these items will all sell out fast! Remember that new customers get 20% off their first rental by simply using the code: FIRSTRTR20P at check-out.
If you're using Rent the Runway for NYE specifically, use the promo code NYE20 at check-out to get 20% off NYE orders with delivery dates December 29-31st.

*Advertorial.
Offer is for rentals only and expires 31/12/15 at 5pm EST. Promo code is one-time use and cannot be used on existing orders or combined with other offers or gift cards. Use promo code NYE20 at checkout.
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Monday, 28 December 2015

New Year Looks Part 1


Starting the week off with one of next season's hottest looks by Aalto. I've never been scared of trying out a vampy lip colour, full brows, or a shimmering eye, however, I've also never tried them all at once. So why does it work? Using glitter under the eyes moves the look away from Vegas showgirl and towards a gritty pretty bohemian. The end result is a look that is striking and beautiful, much like the designs at the Aalto presentation.

AALTO SS16.
We're going to have to wait until the New Year for the SS16 collection to be stocked, but below are some Aalto items to wear now. I've also included a fitted crop top that I think would work well with the Decale skirt or Herringbone trousers, and a jumpsuit from Halston Heritage that would look cool under an oversized leather jacket. You still have time to shop these items and reserve your New Year's look from Rent the Runway*. They are having a huge sale, and have put a lot of items at just $20.16. Be sure to hurry, as these items will all sell out fast! Remember that new customers get 20% off their first rental by simply using the code: FIRSTRTR20P at check-out.

Get the look below:
AALTO ZIP LEATHER JACKET, SHOSHANNA JASMINE TOP, HALSTON HERITAGE CELINE JUMPSUIT, AALTO HERRINGBONE TROUSERS, AALTO DECALE SKIRT, AALTO WAVE NECKLINE DRESS. 
(Source: Aalto Instagram, artwork by me.)
RELATED: AALTO SS16 Presentation at Paris Fashion Week.

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Friday, 25 December 2015

Burberry Beauty

Burberry's Festive Collection is all about shimmering golds and bold red accents. Their new collection features a new Gold Glow Luminising Powder which has tiny reflective particles that make your skin glow while making it feel like you're not wearing anything at all. 
Nail Polish 'Military Red'.
I wanted the lips to be the main focus, so for this look I wore a classic neutral eye with their their 'Festive Gold' eye colour is a cream so you can choose between a sheer champagne hue or layer it up for a brighter look. I chose to do a very subtle eye look so that the sparkles were only visible when they caught the light. 
Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder in 'Gold', Eye Colour Cream in 'Festive Gold', Burberry Kisses in 'Military Red'.
Burberry Kisses Gloss in 'Military Red'
I love bold red lips, and find that Burberry's lipsticks (Burberry Kisses) are so creamy and hydrating that they tend to speak for themselves, but after trying their 'Festive Gold' lip gloss - a gorgeous sheer gold glitter shade on its own- on top of my 'Military Red' lipstick Tuesday's post, I knew I had to try the matching red gloss.

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