Thursday, 15 August 2013 The Perfect Red Lipstick

Red lipstick... 
They say everyone has their perfect shade, the one that they can just apply whatever their mood or look and instantly their outfit is complete. 

I thought I found my perfect shade and finish in Revlon's Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick 'Really Red', modest in both price (£7.49) and design. If a red lipstick is all I need, I felt it had to be just as simple and understated as my style. A matte red has all the injection of instant glamour without any of the overdone, high maintenance finish of its glossy counterpart. My high street beauty steal seemed to be a firm keeper... that was until the discovery of Chanel's aptly named 'Allure Velvet'. Beautifully understated, quietly confident in its black lacquered case, it somehow spoke to me on so many levels (believe me when I say this as its rare I get excited about a beauty product or makeup at all). The temptation to discard of the meagre contents in my vanity case, before I realised I'm not now or have ever been blessed with flawless skin. But there was that one tiny moment that made me think... 'all I need is one'.

YSL - Rouge Pur Couture The Mats / Revlon - Super Lustrous Matte / Chanel - Allure Velvet

Monday, 1 July 2013

Just.choosing: The Perfect Court Shoe

Since finding a little weekend job at quintessentially British brand LK Bennett, I have found myself with the conundrum of which pair of their classic courts to wear. Although immediately drawn to the highest and most beautiful pair of the lot ('Harper'), I feel even with its clever hidden platform running around all day might get a little painful. 'Sledge' the go to favourite of the Duchess is just as high and I have no idea how she covers all the miles in those at most Royal appearances.  This leaves me with the rather stylish point toes, 'Florete', (a style favourite over at French Vogue) and the cute kitten heels, 'Bury' for that nod to Audrey Hepburn chic. While I have mastered how to walk in high heels, I've yet to master the pain that comes with them, so for now at least I'll stick to my little 5cm kitten heels that are elegant enough to go with any dress for work or play.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Just.finished: Swarovski Converse

The finished pair. They add a little something extra to any outfit!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Just.made: Swarovski Covered Converse

Here's a little video of how to bling up your converse. With a bit of spare time on my hands I felt it was time for a DIY project. Now I have a beautifully bling pair of converse covered in sparkles I think its time to balance things out with a pair covered in studs...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Just.Emmanuelle: Steal her Style

Think I've found my new style icon... Emmanuelle Alt, Editor at Vogue Paris.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Just.want: To be part of the French Vogue Team!

Never have I seen a group of women look so effortlessly chic, yet quite so scary. The ladies over at French Vogue certainly know how to throw on beautiful basics.  Always seen together in their uniform of all black, skinny jeans, and freshly sharpened stilettos as they sashay round the tuileries during fashion week. They certainly are a fearsome thing to behold! One can't help but conjure up an image of them being titled la mode mafia (fashion mafia) and you would never say no to being part of their mob.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Just.messing: Playing around with .gifs

As I've been working hard all week glued to my computer screen, I thought what better way to relax and have fun then stare at the screen some more playing around with .gif animations. I managed to come up with a couple of subtle ideas using photos that are part of my editorial for a uni magazine project (which is at the printers as we speak).

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