Watch the runway video here
I am utterly and completely smitten by the Dolce and Gabbana look for winter 2014. I love everything about it and I lust all of the looks that walked the run way. My favourite colour is deep red and black and I am a huge fan of lace, always was and always will be. So to see how stunningly D&G pulled of this look was a huge treat. Timeless interpretation of era's of Kings and Queens gone by, sophisticated, well tailored and classy.
Watch the runway video here
How I love the messy bun - and never mind that my curly locks are more often than not messy. So you would think that this would be easy for me, but I just haven't managed to perfect the look yet. Sigh. Think Im gona try again and work this style while in Europe.
Via: Brunch at Sacs
Has anyone watched the beautiful Monica Bellucci in the Italian film "Malena"? You will understand the timelessness of a well tailored pencil skirt and what it does for a women. I love the below looks, I have a lace pencil skirt like the first image, but I never would have thought of pairing it with a simple t-shirt. Love the look. And as for those heels, fabulous
What's not to love about these elegant and feminine dresses. Lace and sheer fabrics always get a thumbs up as they oooooze sexiness and feminine appeal. The pearls are an added bonus. All looks via wholesomefashion. By now you should know I love the site :)
I really like the classic look of these pearl hoop earrings. Simple enough to make, these earrings are an excellent way to use up a broken string of pearls. See how I made them here ...
- pearls in 3 different sizes
- jewellery pins
- shepards hooks
- wire (thin enough the thread pearls)
- side cutters and jewellery pliers
Cut a piece of wire (to the length of how big you want your hoop to be). Using the jewellery pliers, curl one of the ends in to make the tiniest of loops (as shown below)
Now thread your pearls through- largest in the centre, tapering it off as you go.
Thread the opposite end of the wire through the loop that you created.
Now make another loop on the threaded wire to create a "catch" as shown below. The wire should not be able to pull apart once if you have done this correctly.
Twist the wire a little bit and thread your shepards hook through.
And voila! All done - repeat the process to make a pair.
What you will need:
- 1 metre of chain - 2 jumper rings - jewelry long nose pliers
- 2 shepards hooks - side cutters
Step one: Gather the required materials
Step two: Using the side cutter, cut the chain into equal lengths. My 1 metre of chain yielded 10 pieces.
Step three: Thread 5 (half) of the chain pieces on one of the jumper rings.
Step four: Before closing the jump ring, slip through the shepards hook. Once all the pieces are together, close the jump ring...and viola, your done...
Everyone loves the full bodied look of freshly shampooed and blow dried hair, but alas, sometimes, that fresh look fades quickly into flatness. This is why I so enjoy Baliste’s dry shampoo range, I’ve been using it for a while now, and it keeps its promise of keeping my hair fresh between washes. What’s even more fabulous is the spray also comes in various colours to suit your own hair colour – so if you are conscious about the white residue, fear not.
A competing brand on the local market is the Tréssemé instant refresher (mousse and spray) – it’s a bit more pricy and definitely not as effective – sadly, it left my hair feeling dry and the effect didn’t last very long – it also only comes in the traditional white spray. I will stick to what works for me :) - available from Clicks for R49.99, standard or R59.99 coloured.
Ok, so remember in my post of DIY glitter heels, I said that I was on the hunt for more things to “glitterize” ... well, I found the ultimate manicure trend and I am so loving it. The accent ring finger nail trend.
Apparently, the trends comes directly from the Vivienne Westwood runways and Leighton Denny. The “accent ring finger nail trend” is become increasingly popular, with celebrities such as Beyonce and Vanessa Hudgens also indulging in the look. I personally think the trend is a mixture of fun, flirty and a bit of glam balanced with sophistication (it’s subtle).
Get the look
It’s simple really, paint all but your ring finger in the same colour – then use a contrasting pop of colour, nail art or glitter to emphasise the ring finger (only)
To create a glitter accent ring finger nail, you will need:
- Nail polish in colour of your choice,
- Clear nail polish
- Fine glitter in colour of your choice (choose complimentary or accent colours)
- Top coat.
-Paint all your finger nails on your left and right hand, save for the ring finger on your left hand.
-Only once all the other fingers are dry, paint your ring finger in clear nail-polish and while still wet, sprinkle on the fine glitter. The reason why all the other nails are dry is so that the glitter doesn’t stick to them as well...
-Wait to dry, brush of excess and then look for any spots that you might have missed. Repeat the process on exposed bits.
-Once the nail is well covered and dry, brush of all excess glitter and paint over a top-coat to seal.
Do I have a treat for you. Mr Price is by far one of my favourite stores, so imagine my sheer delight when I logged onto their site today, to find out that you can now shop on-line. YAY – (And not so YAY, cos Im gona spend a whole lot more).
No more seeing stuff in the catalogue or in glossy’s, and by the time I actually go into a store, its either not in stock as yet, or its sold out...
How is this for a difference, you can flick through the catalogue, and if you like it, simply click and add to your cart. The range is enormous, the prices are still great value for your money and always, 100% on trend. But I do caution, if you are anything like me, some things are best fitted first. Use your discretion.
You can sign up at Mr Price.
p.s. If you are in Gauteng, DO visit the MR price super-store at Sandton City. It’s nothing like the usual warehouse and over-packed hangers of a typical Mr Price store.
Some of my picks while I was at it
I like their sugar doll and aloha trends...
Just walk into just about any fashion store, and there is almost a certainty that there will me something all glittery. The trend that I am enjoying currently is the glitter shoes, whether it is subtle or over the top. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker wore her Christian Louboutin sparkly pair with a classic and well tailored outfit - so if you were worried about tacky, dont despair.
The inspiration ...
This project was inspired by these fab Christian Louboutin glitter pumps (pictured above and on Sarah Jessica Parker). My cousin Vanessa and I had such fun putting these glitter shoes together. She did one leg and I did another - we were so impressed by the outcome, that we went in search of other objects to glitter.
The red shoes that I used for the “transformation”, were one of my favourite. While still extremely comfy, I had worn them in so much, that they were no longer fit for a public appearance. I chose a deep gold colour for the transformation. Happy with my new glam and sparkly shoes (heart)
How I made them