Archive | September, 2011
A new season means a change in the weather, changes in the trends and a whole hoard of new purchases to be made!
The winter season makes us think a little differently about the beauty essentials we live by, for example beauty buys such as St Tropez, winter styled scents, caring facial moisturisers and hair care must-haves for the colder months.
With winter comes no sun, a chill in the air and a whole load of beauty dilemmas. These include the likes of dry skin, frizzy unruly dry locks, a red nose and blemishes we just don’t want!
Skin is also extremely pale due to the lack of rays and a night out may require the help of a little tanning creme in the shape of a spray or lotion. This will give that much needed glow, making you ,look like you have just returned from jet setting across the globe, for a fraction of the price of course!
You may be thinking what on earth is the fashion doughnut and quite rightly so, it’s certainly not something you hear everyday, the fashion doughnut was however a big part of this year’s fashion week!
The fashion doughnut has in fact been suggested as the new must-have season accessory! Forget the designer handbag and don one of these bad boys instead!
Fashion is a wierd and wonderful thing but have we really gone to far? The answer is of course, you can never go to far with fashion, well at least not if you wish to make a statement! Take Lady Gaga for example. The eccentric individual has certainly been spotted wearing some over the top outfits in her time and when we say over the top we mean off the fashion rictor scale!
The gods of all doughnut makers have in fact this season released a block coloured doughnut in two of this season’s must-have shades.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have revealed a glamorously glazed doughnut in two out of this world flavours! The trusty strawberry and the new orange glaze match this season’s hot hued trends perfectly and they are also super moreish!
Make sure you are sporting this season’s hottest accessory and get yourself down to Krispy Kremes today!
After a series of slick up dos, the autumn and winter season are all about letting things hang loose…in hair terms that is!
This includes sleek yet soft down dos, poolside pretty styles, slick and straight dos and cheap and chic looks!
In order to achieve the perfect poolside look even after your holiday, work a clever multi-talented sculpting medium Bb gel into your locks, this can be purchased from any salon or beauty counter nationwide.
Tousle the product through your hair, starting at the roots and working your way right to the tips of the hair. Simply style it with your hands and wait for the clever hair formula to set in. The best thing about the above formula is that there isn’t any sticky residue what so ever!
For healthy locks, you will need to follow a few simple rules, first up is to have regular maintenance trims.
Always spray on a heat protector spray prior to styling as styling products can cause a lot of damage. This is very much the case if you use them on a regular basis!
A hydrating mask is a must and should also be used often as this will keep the locks hydrated. This will in turn allow them to appear healthy!
Avoid any kind of bad foods as its not just the products we use that have an effect of our locks, but also the food we eat!
Oversized fits all this year and summer jewellery in statement styles are the perfect accessories to turn a daytime tee or dress into an instant night time hit! This transformation takes place with the simple clip of a clasp and with so many designers choosing to supply us with this trend, the choice is overwhelming!
Opting for a statement piece in neutral shades is an investment as you will be able to wear the necklace with an assortment of outfits. One designer collaboration we have fallen for this season comes in the form of the hot collaboration from Erickson Beamon and dress designer Maria Grachvogal.
The pieces are said to be in the investment price bracket and should be snapped up as soon as possible in order to use them as inspiration for the high street shopping shop!
Opt for a few pieces in various shades in order to create a different look each time. Team with matching stud earrings as appose to massive pieces. Too much bling will result in losing the effect you are trying to create, think simple but statement!
The necklace offers a silver chunky chain with two large jewels in silver and pearl shades and a feather embellishment, this particular piece is priced at £384. There is a matching cuff available and it comes in a little more. Both are available from mariagrachvogal.com.
Oversized clothing is also very big for the coming winter – just look at New York Fashion week and the amount of boxy, baggy jackets on the catwalk! The oversized trend is great because it gives us an excuse to cover lumpy areas, however you need to be sure that when covering up you are also accentuating certains areas of your body – such as your waist or chest – with belts, necklaces or scarves.
If you are a larger lady then be very careful when wearing the oversized trend – too much material will just drown your figure. Try OneStopPlus online for some great items with a flattering fit!
As an editor you will no doubt attend a series of prestigious events, these could be in the shape of major beauty launches, make-up releases, fashion shows and magazine releases.
At any one of these events it is important to keep up appearances in order to impress potential clients and to show off your assets to full effect, this is why dressing correctly is a must!
Working for a major magazine and wearing a piece from last season just won’t do! This will only suggest that the magazine in question is not up to date on the latest fashions and clients will in turn go else where!
Prepping for an evening out or a press release is a must and can make or break a deal. Go shopping in advance and stock up on a few key pieces that you have had your eyes on all season. this way when it comes to a last minute event you will have some thing on trend and on hand to turn too when needed asap!
Have a trusty fail safe item that is timeless such as a little black dress and dress it up with designer accessories that are so this season, such as a statement neck piece and super embellish bracelet or a cutesy chain!
If you do have time try to plan a few outfits and hang them up in your closet, if you are as busy as most editors you will often have to rush home to change and no sooner than you have walked in the door you will have to walk out again.