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Monday, July 28, 2014

Perfect Icons ~ Supermodels Cover Vogue Japan September 2014

Where is Christy Turlington?? It would have been fantastic to see her complete the triumvirate with Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell on the cover of Vogue Japan September 2014 issue!


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Vogue Japan salutes the 80's supermodels with their Perfect Icons cover, featuring Linda and Naomi along with Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer and Nadja Auermann.


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There is a fold out with 90's models Carolyn Murphy, Eva Herzigova, Guinevere Van Seenus, and Karen Elsen,
and then 2000's models Natasha Poly, Saskia de Brauw, Tao Okamoto, Malgosia Bela and Mariacarla Boscano

Photographed by Luigi and Iango

Perfect Icons ~ some of my favorite images

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Florals ~ How To Spend It Magazine

I am just completely beside myself over this one!

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I always obsess over Damian Foxe's amazing editorials in the Financial Times' How To Spend It Magazine.
The pairing of Damian with photographer Andrew Yee 
is one of the most fascinating collaborations in 
contemporary editorials. 
They never ever fail to provide a visual banquet.

My July has been a mad work marathon of endless fashion editorials, ad campaigns and lifestyle shoots,
and today is my first chance all month to really take time to
catch up on the fabulous world of international editorials,
so am just now stumbling (deliriously) upon this work of art,
not only styled by Damian Foxe, but photographed by him too. 
I had no idea he was a lensman!

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Foxe's brilliance lies in the fact that a story about summer floral fashion is essentially not exciting at all.
To a degree it's like an essay on kitten heels.
And yet. And yet.
In Foxe's hands it becomes mesmerizing.
Maddeningly so.
His casting of Anushka Stupakoff, Mariah Morrison and 
Lucy Gascoyne is brilliant. The addition of hair stylist 
Francome Painter and Makeup artist Marco Antonio
is the final perfect touch.

I beyond love this.
I can't stop looking at it.
And I never pay attention to florals...

New Florals

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Skin Care Antioxidants - How To Get The Most Out Of Them

Last week I wrote about different antioxidants in skin care products, and how to decode them.
Today we are going to look at how to get the most out of the antioxidants in your skin care, in 5 simple steps.

1. Read The Ingredient List.
If the antioxidants in your lotions and potions are at the bottom of the ingredient list they have probably been added as preservatives, and are unlikely to be active ingredients. As such you get no benefit from them.

2. Use A Gel Or A Serum    
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Kate Sommerville Antioxidant Serum

Gels and serums are easier mediums to stabilize the antioxidants in, and typically you will use a serum underneath your moisturizer, which makes it more effective. The heavy hitting ingredients that do the big jobs should ideally be as close to the skin as possible, in the first products you apply.

3. Mix Up A Blend
Antioxidants work synergisticly together and target different free radicals, so the more you have on, the better.
Some skin care products contain blends, but if your don't then layer them.

4. Time It Right
If you pile all your products on top of each other you will have a skincare soup on the surface of the skin, diluting the efficacy of the specialty ingredients. So cleanse your skin, then apply your serum and give it a few minutes to penetrate and soak in. Then apply your moisturizer, again giving it a few minutes (pour yourself a cup of coffee or lay out your clothes etc) then once your moisturizer has absorbed apply your facial SPF.

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Fashion Editor Giovanna Battaglia (Bat Gio) in NYC with Fendi Baguette

5. Know When You Need Them
Antioxidants are a barrier and pacman like combatants to environmental pollutants, so you need to use them at the right time.
For most of us that means applying them in the morning before going out to face the day.
However, if you are going to spend the evening in a smoky bar or be out in the city in the evening its a good idea to have your antioxidant serums on then. 
They are somewhat wasted if you just apply them before bed.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How To Find The Perfect Dress

Do you ever struggle trying to find the perfect dress
for your body shape, that matches your personal sense of style?

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M.M. LaFleur is a fantastic fashion source that guides you into your perfect dress via their super user friendly website.
The company is the brainchild of the pairing of Sarah, a former corporate worker, and Miyako, a former luxury designer at Zac Posen, and also at Jason Wu (one of my absolute favorite designers) 
The two decided to create the ideal work wear wardrobe options marrying function and form with a high fashion aesthetic.
See their story here.
They wanted to create a better product offering luxury without the huge designer price tag.




They also understood that not all working women have the time to endlessly roam the store racks, so they devised a fabulous web experience where you enter information about your personal sense of style and your body size and shape, and then are shown 4 ideal options to meet your needs.
M.M. LaFleur then ships you 4 dresses, you have 7 days to decide which dresses you want, and then you simply return the ones you don't want with their super simple return kit.
They cover the shipping both ways - its all very simple and efficient.

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To find out the perfect dress for you, simply answer the quick and easy questions here, and you are all set!

Check out some gorgeous images of one of the dress options on one of my absolute favorite blogs, Damsel In Dior
and read what she has to say about M.M. LaFleur

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Into The Blue ~ Fashion Magazine Canada

I love great editorials, and they always provide them.

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In the new issue of Fashion Magazine photographer 
Gabor Jurina takes model Karolina Babczynska 
and his crew to beautiful Bora Bora 
for a divine mid-summer story
of ocean-side luxury that has me craving the beach.

Into The Blue

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Josephine Skriver ~ Puglia In Love, Elle Italia July 2014

Danish beauty Josephine Skriver plays a girl in love
enjoying summer in Puglia Italy, with songwriter
Alexander Michael DeLeon in the July 2014 issue
of ELLE Italia.

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Lensed by Dan Martensen with beautiful, subtle, summer makeup
courtesy of Helene Vasnier.
I am loving the maxi wool dress and the Prada Mongolian coat!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bianca Balti For Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2014 Eyewear Campaign

Isn't she just magnificent?

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Bianca Balti fronts yet another campaign
for Dolce and Gabbana, this time its the

The campaign was lensed by Domenico Dolce
and features large frames in classic shapes,
some of which are adorned with flowers,
others in print.
I want the print pair.
Love.


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