As promised, today is the first of the series of make up tutorials which I had the chance to follow at the Make Up School of Make Up For Ever in Milan.
The theme was “Red Carpet” make ups.
This first make up is also the most impressive one. They made it on Alice, the beauty blogger of AlicelikeAudrey. It was a good choice cause she has really big, beautiful eyes for it. It reminded me a bit of the silver smokey eyes which Chanel did for their last catwalk and the result on Alice was really fabulous.
If you ever dreamt of diamond eyes, check it out!
To celebrate the beginning of the Cannes Movie Festival, I will be showing you several make up tutorials this week (and next) on how to achieve the perfect Red Carpet make up!
Each of the make ups have been created by Make Up For Ever when we initially had a special beauty bloggers event for Oscar night. The event took place in the big Sephora store of Corso Vittorio Emmanuele in Milan and was actually recorded.. for Sephora’s new Italian YouTube channel, BeauTV! All top Milanase beauty bloggers were there. Plus me ;)
Follow this link to watch the episode:
SEPHORA BeauTV – “Red Carpet Look” by MAKE UP FOR EVER
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This week, Glenda, my super cool and stylish friend from London interviewed me on her Fashion Blog!
Glenda is one of these cool London girls you wish you’d be. Young, funny, sexy with a kick-ass job and an ultra-glam style at all time.
Her blog, Work Your Style, focuses on “real” style advice: practical style advices that come from “normal persons” who actually have to go to work 5 days out of 7 (for a job which is not an editorial position in a fashion magazine or a not freelance graphic design role..) and thus can not afford to go there with a total SeaPunk or Front Row look.. A refreshing point of view in the world of blogging nowadays!
Check out my interview on her blog on Work Your Style! (PS: I am not sure I gave the right answers.. but shhh!)
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My friend Y. has one of the biggest private “collections” of Hermes scarves I know! When you question her about it, she humbly and wittily explains that it is because she had time to collect models over the years with each Christmas or birthday being a new opportunity to complement her collection! I love her answer and get her point: a scarf collection is something you develop over the years.. with passion and knowledge.
Today to celebrate this lovely late Spring time, I photographed a selection of her amazing scarves, all in the shades of mauve, one of my favourite colours to wear in late Spring when I want to start to show off my skin but that it is not too tanned yet. The colours of the scarves are incredible and the patterns transport you from India to the bottom of the sea.. Enjoy and happy Bank Holiday!
Morning everyone! Sorry I did not give much news last week but I was on holidays touring Puglia!
Puglia is one of my favourite areas in Italy. It is completely in the south. If you think of Italy as a boot, it is properly the heel of the boot! The whole area is truly a dream. So much that Condè Nast Traveler US elected last year Apulia as one of the world’s 20 most beautiful tourist destinations and was the only Italian entry… and that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel choose it to get married over there last year! Why? Cause Puglia has it all: in addition to sumptuous beaches and villages (several of them classified as world heritage by the UNESCO), you can play golf, tennis, do some cycling or trekking through the olive fields or go explore the national parks around the beach coast. Puglia is really a dream. A dream holiday destination.
But enough said now. Place to the pictures of this incredible hotel where Justiiiiin got married. The hotel is called Borgo Egnazia. It is a five-star L hotel with stunning views of Roman ruins and the Mediterranean sea. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake booked the entire resort which includes 63 rooms, 28 villas with their own swimming pools, a cigar lounge, a reading room, obviously a gorgeous spa, olive tree or jasmine gardens, a beach club, a cooking school and many other things.. Needless to say, these guys have taste. ;)
Happy summer everyone!
City girls here is a special beauty alert for you!
Did you ever realise that external particles found in big cities such as dust and pollution are extremely aggressive for your skin (that.. thanks god you realised a long time ago.. hopefully?) but also for your hair (of course!)?
Well.. that may sound obvious but I actually never really thought about it.. till I encounter the (expert) team of HairMed, a new brand which I recently discovered and which is doing super technical and innovative hair products.
A bit of a controversial “look of the week” this week with the… Madame look!
I saw this girl in Paris outside a show at Fashion Week.
Her outfit was one of the sexiest I ever saw in the street. For the first time, this was not the ‘sexy chic‘ I am used to see (in Italy for example) nor the ‘trashy sexy‘ that I sometimes see in California (Paris Hilton are you still there?). This was just a plain outrageous and provocative sexy ‘madame style‘.
And what stunned me was that she managed to do this by just playing with her legs (if you observe her shirt is buttoned till the top)… ahah.. you can tell that she sticked to the fashion rule of so many classy women: “show only one thing at a time and cover up the other entirely“!
The anti-ageing kits of Dr. Obagi, a famous dermatologist from Beverly Hills, are one of the biggest buzz in the anti-ageing industry.. so I naturally got very excited when I had the opportunity to discuss with their team in Milan (which included a medical surgeon!) and get to try out their products. Here is my product review!
The other week, I attended one of my favourite beauty events of the year: a new session of Max Factor‘s Make Up School!
The event was organised in the beautiful gardens of the Sheraton Diane Majestic hotel in Milan and the lesson was given by one of my make up gurus: Rajan Tolomei. Rajan is a top Make Up Artist (in fact he is even Creative Director for Max Factor Italy) and I love to hear him speak about new make up trends, how women should feel like about themselves and learn his (expert) tricks. He is actually sharing many of his tricks and vision on Max Factor Blog. If interested, join in the Max Club here!
Here are all the pictures of the event as well as a quick guide on Max Factor’s new Spring/Summer collection and how we created a hot and sexy summer make up with them.
Ever wondered how stylist dress like for themselves? Well the answer is something (amazingly cool) like this..
This was the look of German stylist Myriam Schlicher and her friend (who she styled up as well).
Check out her amazing work on www.myriamschlicher.de
Today I want to show you my favourite designs from this year Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). From Flamingo lamps to mini bars for your living room.. here are my top 10 new design pieces!
Feel that your skin needs a shot of something but not sure what exactly?
Try these new beauty serums from Bibo!
Nicely presented in individual ampoules, these highly concentrated serums are like little shots of pure active ingredients for your skin: Hyaluron, Elastin, Collagen, Retinol, Omega3-6-9, Multi Vitamin, Quick Lift, Eye Lifting, Golden Repair or even Caviar.. just chose the one you want to try!
Great to give your face a fresh look before a special occasion, for season changes or every time your skin appears tired and dull.
€4 each. Shop them online at www.bibobeauty.com Continue reading
This Summer is going to be all about crazy nails again!
Nails Inc created a limited edition of nail polish.. creating the effect of feathers on your nails! Continue reading
Another of my favourite designer street style looks spotted during Milan Design Week, the one of Lakutatekaddze, a very cool designer from.. Georgia!
She was exhibiting her designs at the Salone Satellite, the area reserved to young upcoming designers of the Salone del Mobile. Continue reading