ARTISTIC THEMED CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION

The Chanel collection this season, inspired by an antique German paint chart is filled with texture and character with elements of Ivy League Preppiness and rebellious non-nonchalance thrown in the mix.

The collection featured well-worn cashmere knit, tweed and acid-wash denim fabrics with just a hint of lace. Colors adopted in this collection include varying pink shades, navy, as well as muted tones of gray, black and white combos.

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The accessories in this collection also carried the antique artistic theme and were clear in the spray painted rucksacks, perspex bags and artist’s portfolios.

The artistic quality  and uniqueness of this collection which combines retro and modern in a new and exciting way makes it an interesting fashion moment in history and who better to thank than the eccentric fashion King, Karl Lagerfeld.

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5 TOP STREET FASHION TRENDS OF 2013

 

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Ever wondered what the best fashion trends of 2013 were? Here are some runway to high-street trends that had us buzzing:

1. SHORT SUITS:

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2013 marked the emergence of this style trend greatly inspired by Coco Chanel’s luxury suits with a much more wearable twist for work or day-time occasion.

2. EAR CUFFS:

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We are absolutely smitten with this edgy yet cool trend. Ear cuffs give the illusion of faux piercings which is great for fashion lovers who want the look but who aren’t willing to go ahead with real piercings.

3. BOLD PRINTS:

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Peter Pilotto Spring-Summer 2013

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Growing on us as we were exposed to the versatility and character of this fabric, this bold trend was seen both on and off the runway in 2013 and included African Print, Plaid, Check, Stripes, Animal Print etc.

4. MULTI FINGER RINGS:

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Made popular by celebrities such as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus etc, the multi-finger ring is predicted to be here a long time.

5. BODY-CON DRESSES:

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As seen on ASOS

A better variation of the Bandage Dress in our opinion. The Bodycon dress was created with the female body in mind, hence, perfect for the chic lady who wants to keep it sexy but classy, making it one hot trend that we absolutely cannot get enough of.

These are definitely trends worth keeping…or not? Please share your comments.

FIRST LOOK AT THE NUIT INFINIE DE CHANEL CHRISTMAS 2013 MAKE-UP COLLECTION

There is no doubt that Chanel is a fore-runner in the luxury make-up market. Their high-end Nuit Infinie Chanel Christmas make-up collection lives up to its standard once again. This collection consisting of high intensity colors such as reds while giving the comfort of more earthy tones such as nudes and browns with an added touch of metallics in the mix, it is perfect for the sophisticated  woman who spares no cost in looking good.

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WHAT PRODUCTS ARE IN THIS COLLECTION?

EYESHADOW

OMBRES MATELASSÉE DE CHANEL CHARMING EYESHADOW SET

A palette of five eyeshadows that reinterprets the iconic CHANEL quilting. A powder texture with a soft and silky feel. Beige, bronze and violet-plum shades for endless combinations.

POWDER

POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE NATURAL FINISH LOOSE POWDER

A sheer, natural finish for the complexion.
It unifies the complexion, with a natural sheer matt finish, and disguises imperfections without emphasising lines. The unique dispenser puts exactly the right amount of powder onto the cotton velvet puff, for a perfect natural finish.

A sheer matt finish, obtained by the use of an ultra-fine talc and silica microspheres.

A flawless natural complexion, through the inclusion of photo-reflective pigments, which disguise fine lines and skin blemishes.
A remarkable affinity with the skin and an even finish.

Available in 6 shades.

NAILS

LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR

Designed to be a real nail care product, it respects the fragile nature of your nails. The original formula ensures rapid drying and lasting hold. LE VERNIS has an original formula, exclusive to CHANEL, composed of special resins.  Toluene-free formula. Dermatologically tested.

Available in 58 shades.

LIPS NUDE

ROGUE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR

This lipstick offers a radiant and satiny makeup result with optimal hold, in an ultra-smooth, meltaway texture.

Available in 22 shades.

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ROGUE ALLURE VELVET LUMINOUS MATTE LIP COLOUR

Velvety soft and more comfortable than any matte lipstick before, it adorns lips with deep colours and an intensely luminous matte finish.
As moisturising as a satiny lipstick, it feels as weightless as a second skin.

Available in 8 shades.

BLUSH

JOUES CONTRASTE POWDER BLUSH

Offers effects from very natural to very sophisticated. Used as a simple touch of colour, it gives your complexion a healthy glow. As a professional tool, it shapes and models your face (cheekbones, browbones, forehead, chin, along the nose).

Available in 14 shades.

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ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW

Enlivened with gold, bronze and platinum reflections, the iridescent and luminous shades of this luminous eyeshadow can be used to create an extreme, stylised look or simply to caress the eyes with a veil of mother-of-pearl.

Available in 11 shades.

LIQUID EYELINER

LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANEL LIQUID EYELINER INTENSITY DEFINITION

 This eyeliner accentuates the beauty of your eyes in one stroke.
The long-lasting formula traces an intense, water-resistant line with glossy shine that dries rapidly.
Available in 3 shades.

MAS

CILS SCINTILLANTS SPARKLING MASCARA TOP COAT

A platinum bronze mascara. Iridescent shimmers catch the light for scintillating and sophisticated eyes.

Don’t you just love everything about this collection, from the translucent powder to the lipsticks and eyeshadows. Omg… and the packaging is to die for…..wouldn’t you agree?

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

Split Personality

 
 
 

Hey guys,

I just created a new set on POLYVORE titled ‘Split Personality’.

This set is inspired by the above-average career woman whose love for high-end fashion items is evident but who is also sensible enough to know that price isn’t a determinant for quality. She is a trendsetter and her style is mainly dependent on her mood. She is very elegant but not afraid to push the boundaries a bit (clear in her color block mini dress), a girly girl with some edge (spiked Alice band) and a rebel at heart but too afraid to show it so she allows glimpses of it to show in her fashion choices.

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Giuseppe Zanotti gold wedge sandals

$1,530 – harrods.com

Chanel handbag

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Carolina Bucci earrings

$395 – avenue32.com

Raxevsky bracelet

$18 – pret-a-beaute.com

Valentino hair accessory

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Stella mccartney glasses

$235 – avenue32.com

Cateye glasses

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Giorgio Armani lipstick

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