mardi 25 mars 2014

My Spring Summer 2014

How I want to look like for the upcoming season?
My wish list is actually totally inspired by Isabel Marant SS14 collection.
A mix of black leather and really romantic pink colors.
I have enough black I think, so it is time for me to force myself to buy black.
I will love some light grey, pale pink, white and trade my golden jewelry for silver and rosé gold.
And also, buy some skirts or dresses ( I don't have at all, and I kinda miss to wear more girly outfits.)

 & Other Stories


Oh, and also, I would like the perfect denim mini skirt. Not in black, but blue.

vendredi 21 mars 2014

Recommends : The September Issue

Recently I saw Mademoiselle C, a movie about Carine Roitfield and her launch of her new issue, CR.

I've been disappointed... the documentary was tasteless, full of stereotypes about the fashion industry.

Then, I decided to watch The September Issue, the documentary filming Anna Wintour and Vogue America team everyday before the launch of the most important issue of Vogue NY of the year : the September magazine.

THIS was truly interesting. You see every step of the making of the issue, the shoots, the meetings, the inspirations, the perfectionism of Anna Wintour, how she visualizes each page of the magazine.
Oh yes, you realize that Devil Wears Prada is not that much a legend (and if you have seen it, definitely you should watch The September Issue to make the comparison!)... Wintour is tough. But Wintour is tough in a stupid way. She is a hard-worker, desiring to publish every month a piece of art, always telling new stories, trying to propose something new every 30 days. You see how much she influences every part of the fashion industry and how much her opinion counts for designers.

I think what i often see it that people are frighteened about fashion. Because it scares them or make them feel insecure they just put it down. On the whole people that may say, the meanny things about our world I think that's usually because they feel, in some ways, excluded or, you know, not a part of 'the cool group' so as a result they just mock it.Just because you like to put on a beautiful Carolina Herrera dress or a pair of J Brand blue jeans instead of something basic from K-Mart it doesn't mean that you're a dumb person.There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous. 
Anna Wintour

On the other hand, besides she argues against what fashion "haters" tell about this industry, just one scene in the movie, she says something that touched me. Mentioning her brothers and sister's work (Patrick Wintour, political editor in The Guardian, James and Nora Wintour have worked in London local government and for international non-governmental organizations respectively, her sister is very implied in Africa's cause), that they surely think that what she does is "amusing". When she says that, we feel that she loves fashion with passion and on the other hand she knows how it is compared to other world's issues...

I also loved this movie because I could finally discover Grace Coddington, Vogue U.S creative director and close collaborator of Anna Wintour, how much she is inspiring, passionate, visionary, creative and how she defends her ideas of aesthetics in front of the lion queen Anna.

Now, I know that my next reading will definitely be this :

And you, did you see Mademoiselle C? The September Issue? What did you like/or not about it?

mercredi 19 mars 2014

Delightful video : The short film of & Other Stories // Starring Jeanne Damas

Swedish retailer & Other Stories today reveals its first short film, only on Directed by Wendy McColmRendez-vous & Other Stories plays humorously with the typical portrayal of female characters in fashion films. Dressed entirely in & Other Stories' latest collection - a line with bohemian accents inspired by Parisian women's style - it's young Paris-born actress and blogger Jeanne Damas who steps into the spotlight in this short film.
Source : Vogue UK

I loved it. I've been quite surprised by Jeanne Damas, who succeeded in making me laugh. She make an ironic parody of the portraits we know of female characters. Fresh, fun, and of course, nice clothes ( I like &Other Stories).

Do you like it?
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Wishlist // Spring

Been so sick that I am not able to do a consistent post right now.
Just been dreaming of some shopping and some sunshine...

Most of items come from Weekday, H&M or Monki. White brogues from Vagabond.

Oh my god and do you remember my shoe crush on Stella McCartney last collection?
The french brand Jonak made good inspired model! I WANT IT! Need to go home to catch it.


dimanche 16 mars 2014

Addiction? Obsession? // Black lace bra

My collection of black triangle lace bra cannot stop to get bigger. This is my indulgence. I love wearing delicate lace lingerie under tank top - I can't help.
It seems like everybody has in their closet something that they buy again and again, even if they already have it and that they could buy something new, something different.

This one is from Monki. It is available in white and pale pink (thinking about this one too.)

And you? What is your indulgence? What is the item you cannot resist even if you have already one (two) (three)...?

samedi 15 mars 2014

Model Crush // Charlotte Carey

Charlotte Carey

Height: 5'9   Bust: 30   Waist: 24.5   Hips: 34   Shoes: 6   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown

My latest model crush is Charlotte Carey, born in L.A. but half Indonesian. I love her face and character, and the tiny nipple piercing. She's been brunette, then blonde platinum and lately IntoTheGloss followed her transformation into bright red.

vendredi 14 mars 2014

Secrets from the backstage // The perfect nude make up

Until now we were looking at the looks seen during the fashion month.
In this post I want to make a close up on the make-up look... and especially a trend seen on many catwalks I love a lot : the nude make-up.

Stella McCartney

These times I really like a perfect glowy skin with very low make-up on the eyes or the lips. That is for me the perfect nonchalant look.

And I'd give you some secret advice from the backstage ;) I took it from

Isabel Marant
Senior Beauty Editor Amber Kallor's take:"She likes really good skin," said Lisa Butler of Isabel Marant's makeup vision. "That's where we've been spending our time—making sure it is absolutely flawless, but without looking really made up." After prepping complexions with Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrability Intense Moisturizing Concentrate, Bobbi Brown full-coverage foundation was dabbed only where needed to ensure models' faces still had "dimension." Butler skipped contouring and mascara, but created a highlight on the eyes without piling on products. A "blob" of & Other Stories Face Contour Cream (a shimmery taupe shade) was applied to the inner and outer corners, then joined in the crease—leaving the center of the lid bare. A shadow in the same tone was dusted over the top to set. MAC Paint Pot in Antique Diamond was dotted along the bottom lashes with fingers for "twinkle." For brows that were "thick and bushy" without being "dark and heavy," Butler combed Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Auburn or Blonde through arches. Because the clothes were "quite strong and dark," a berry hue was rubbed into the middle of the lips to make models look "pretty, not harsh." "She's undone rather than overdone," Sam McKnight explained of the always chic Marant woman. It's a story we've heard before, but it never gets old. Show me a girl who doesn't want to be "natural, sexy, and French" and I'll show you a liar. 
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When you have models like Angela Lindvall, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Jourdan Dunn, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all in one room, do you even need hair and makeup? Add a swipe of lipstick and the Hôtel de Ville might just spontaneously combust from the overwhelming amount of beauty. Nevertheless, a little foundation, concealer, and brow powder never hurt anyone. And that's about all maquillage master Tom Pecheux used backstage to create the "safari goddess" who would wear Olivier Rousteing's high-octane clothes through the jungle. The only alteration he made was paling out the skin with a lighter shade of base. "It's still the minimum of what you can do in terms of makeup, but it's much more than last season," Pecheux quipped.

Proenza Schouler
Senior Beauty Editor Amber Kallor's take:Diane Kendal provided a dewy sheen by applying moisturizer under and over any base products. The makeup pro then dabbed brown "grease" on the lids and lower lash lines before removing it with more moisturizer and a cotton swab, leaving behind a subtle residue. MAC Cremeblend Blush in Posey was tapped onto the apples of the cheeks, and lips were slicked with Siss (for girls with darker complexions) or toned down with foundation. Lashes were curled, but not coated with mascara—an aesthetic choice we've seen Kendal and other artists make multiple times this week. The reasoning: "Not doing mascara is more modern; as soon as you apply it, lashes look pedestrian." 
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Prabal Gurung

The secret tip: a bit of white liner in the waterline to highlight and bright-up eyes.

Makeup artist Diane Kendal kept with the spirit of the clothes by using MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation to even models' complexions, forgoing powder to create a dewy finish. Just the apples were flushed with a ruddy-colored cream blush, and Pro Sculpting Cream in Accentuate was dabbed along the tops of the cheekbones and across the center of the lids to highlight. Eye Kohl in Fascinating (a white pencil) was used on the lower waterlines to brighten, while Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut was used to contour the crease and hollows of the cheeks. Brows were brushed up, filled in with a corresponding shadow (like Omega, Bark, or Concrete), and set with wax for a "bushy" finish. To tone down any redness in the lips, Kendal applied a touch of foundation to models' mouths. 

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Source of the picture : Garance Doré 

What about you? Do you like the nude make-up, or do you think it is boring/useless? What are the things you cannot live without when talking about make-up?