8 Cosmetics that will help us achieve Winter Glow

Thursday, December 18, 2014

With one week to Christmas, most of our gifts are purchased, tickets home are on our night stands and passports are ready to be used. What we need is to look great and feel rested and ready for all the celebrations ahead of us. I decided to make a small list of beauty products which I personally love and highly recommend. 

As Panteone announced Marsala, official color of 2015, I incorporated a lot of rich wine shades in the holiday makeup palette: beautiful coral red nail polish from Burberry, true red coconut cream blush from Josie Maran, which is truly my personal favorite in blush department as little amount will take you a long way and it really feels and looks natural on your skin. For special party look we all like a bit of metallic glitter and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics offers it in deep red. Turbo lash All Effects mascara is perfect for dramatic eye effect. 

If you are looking for super professional and comprehensive makeup tutorials, check out the blog of British celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. When she does it, it seems so easy and magic happens after you get inspired with her video tutorials. (Below her Uptown Girl  eye palette).

Perfume always add finishing touch to any festive look. I am not a huge fan of sweet, typically feminine fragrances, therefore for the last two years I have been testing different options of cologne from Jo Malone. This holiday season a mixture of moss, juniper, cumin and chili leaves from London collection, seems so tempting. 

Please share your tips and tricks on what helps you look amazing during the holiday season.
Cheers to Winter Glowing Skin!

Winter Glow

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Books for Fashion Entrepreneurs: From the left: 1.  ----- 2. -----3.

Betty Helbreich, Barbara Hulanicki and Sophia Amoruso, despite of their very different backgrounds, have one thing in common, they have revolutionized fashion retail for once and forever. Betty, being the unique force behind the personal shopping department of Bergdorf Goodman, Barbara starting her unique fashion boutique - Biba in the 60's London, which became the force of inspiration for stores like Top Shop, Zara and H&M and Sophia, by becoming one of the youngest fashion Girl-Bosses in the world and starting her company Nasty Gal. All those three books are super interesting reads for those who love fashion not only for its beauty but also for its  business potential and creativity.

Coffee Table Books: From the left: 1. ----2.----3.

It is very tempting to judge the hosts of our holiday parties by the covers of the books proudly displayed on their coffee tables. This year, I have chosen three amazingly inspiring books that can impress any type of guests. From the subjects like forever-in-fashion French Riviera in the 1920's, Ron Galella’s stunning paparazzi pictures of the celebrities like Warhole, Keith Haring in New York of late sixties to early nineties, to amazing monograph on history of Italian fashion that I mentioned already on my blog this spring, there is so much to be inspired.

Page-Turners For Travel:  From the left: 1.----2.----3.
As many of us travel and fly long hours during the holiday season, it is more than necessary to kill that time with some fascinating book. I plan to peruse the story of the seventeenth-century Amsterdam, the powers of love and obsession, sins and secrets, loyalty and forgiveness (3); be infatuated with Nick Hornby's first new book in five years about swinging sixties London and constellation of funny as always characters and finally browse relentlessly  the edge-of-your-seat crime thriller set in 1920's London by Sarah Waters.

Books for Art Lovers: From the left: 1.----2.----3.

I fell in love with Amanda Palmer when I first saw her band Dresden Doll's show on DVD and now I can't wait to read her remarkable memoir about asking and giving and to tumble headlong into her creative and very unique world.

Do you want to become an insider in the world of contemporary art? Then, reading book (2) is an intense course into understanding how contemporary art world operates.

Finally, thanks to my favorite British fashion blog - Emerald Street, I discovered Two Turtle Doves, which for all of us who love jewelry present the opportunity to witness the intimate journey of how an idea transforms from a random thought into an exquisite jewelry design. It is about where we find our creativity, memory and the process of making ideas happen.

Books are such an intimate way of showing the person we really know them well or introducing them to a new world that they have not been familiar with. I am so looking forward to this holiday reading!
What will be your book choices this Christmas season?

Read and be festive!

Fabulous Christmas Gifts for Fashionista

Sunday, December 7, 2014

When it comes to gifts for fashion conscious and obsessed girls and women, serious brain-storming is required, as those gals are very difficult to impress. To spare you, my dear readers, countless hours of worry, I have prepared some unique and budget-friendly collection of stylish items that should satisfy the tastes of the most sophisticated style lovers.

Below you can find jewelry in fashionable rose gold, a famous fashion designer's amazingly beautiful notebook, a calendar with drawings from the hottest graphic designer in the fashion industry, Garance Dore, a sparkly party skirt that can turn the heads of all fashion loving guests, a cozy boy-friend's sweater and a cute traveler's set for all those ladies who fly home for many hours and love dogs:)

From comfortable to sophisticated that's what modern fashion is about and so are the world fashionistas!

In the next entry, I will help you with the most inspiring Christmas books.
Stay warm!

Christmas Gifts for Fashionista
Timex Watch
Bliss Knitted Sweater
Christian Lacroix Mexico City Notebook
Dog Travel Set
Garance Dore - 2015 Les Femmes Wall Calendar
Chi Chi London Midi Metallic Skirt
Gold Hinged Ring

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