Beauty products exist to help correct nature’s imperfections. They enhance our God-given features when used correctly. To make the most of your make-up/beauty products, you need to know your face shape, its proportions and features. To determine your face shape and proportions, sweep your hair back from your face and look straight into the mirror. You can take a lip or eye pencil and draw around your reflection on a mirror to help determine your face shape.
An oval face will be wide at the cheekbones and the forehead will be slightly narrower than the cheekbones. This is a perfect face shape so you might not need to use any corrective make-up but you can make use of a blush to enhance your cheekbones and a touch of iridescent highlighter on your forehead and tip of your chin for a healthy glow.
Most hairstyles and glasses will suit the oval shape but try to avoid heavy-framed, masculine styles when choosing your glasses.
Vivica A. Fox is wearing a scoop neck A-line dress by Herve Leger. Is it a Yay or a Nay? Over to you.
When I think of fashion cities, I usually have the likes of Milan, London, Paris and New York in mind but that has changed now. I will now include the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Dusseldorf, Germany in my top fashion cities to visit. I had the opportunity to visit this lovely city last week and I was so impressed with everything about the city. The stylish friendly locals, the many shopping centers with various high street and luxury brands, the lovely sunny weather, I can go on and on.
I really enjoyed my trip, I met some amazing people who made my stay worthwhile and I cannot wait to visit again. There was so much to see and so little time to explore. There is a fashion show coming up later this year and I plan to attend, fingers crossed.
Any German fashion or beauty blogger in the house?
The gorgeous Kate Moss is the face of Stella McCartney’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign. This is her seventh time of being the face of a Stella McCartney campaign.
Stella explains her model choice: “Kate epitomizes the Stella McCartney woman and I wanted to capture her dreams and the moments we have shared over the years. I wanted to escape into something surreal this season and fashion should make us dream, sometimes.”
I am in love with this ad campaign.
The stylish fashion blogger and entrepreneur – Olivia Palermo, is collaborating with the Italian shoe label; Aquazzura, on a six-piece capsule collection.
“The Aquazzura aesthetic very much fits my own, so it made sense to collaborate with my good friend Edgardo,” said Palermo. “I think it is no secret that I love a good shoe, so I very much enjoyed creating a ‘survival pack’ for every occasion and women of all ages.”
Aquazzura’s founder and creative director – Edgardo Osorio had this to say about the collaboration:
“Olivia and I have a very similar vision of shoes,” said Osorio. “She is a real style icon and has amazing knowledge about shoes and accessories. We wanted to create a capsule collection of the styles every woman needs in her closet, interpreted with the Aquazzura aesthetic and seen through [her] eyes.
This collection will feature flats, gladiator sandals, booties and other designs. I am looking forward to the launch. Well done Palermo.
Who wore this Topshop skirt better? Beyonce or Adrienne Bailon?
The British fashion industry is filled up with many talented designers. These top five fashion designers stand out from the pack. They are some of the best designers in the fashion world today. They took the fashion world by storm and never looked back. Their creativity fuels my passion for fashion and inspires me to do great things in the fashion media industry. Here they are:
1. Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen was a fashion designer and couturier. He was first know as the chief designer at Givenchy before moving on to set up his own fashion label. McQueen was best known for using skulls in his designs and the “bumsters” trend. He was a fashion legend and his designs live on.
2. Stella McCartney
This super talented young woman is known first as a fashion designer and second as Sir Paul McCartney’s (former Beatles member) daughter. She became the creative director of Chloe in 1997 and then went on to set up her fashion label. I love Stella McCartney’s designs especially her hand bags. She is a fashion force to be reckoned with all over the world.
Burberry is a British luxury fashion house founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. This fashion house is known for its distinctive tartan pattern and it’s trench coats. This label has an “old school” approach to fashion which I like. I love the very British casual wears and the classic pattern trademark wins every time.
4. Victoria Beckham
This is one talented designer we didn’t see coming, I know I didn’t expect her label to be this successful. Victoria Beckham went from being a Spice Girl(Posh Spice) to being a WAG and then to being a Fashion designer. Her designs are super stylish and quite pricey and that is why I am yet to own anything from her label but I am working on it.
Victoria Beckham is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Her fashion label has been a success and I see it being around for a very long time.
5. Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer known for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She might not be the most popular fashion designer today but it does not take away her creativity. Her designs are impeccable and are every girls’ dream.
What do you think of them? Any favourites?
Our eye candy for this week is this stylish sporty leather high-top sneakers by Nike and Riccardo Tisci. You can grab this at Net-A-Porter for £270. I want it.
Our style icon for this week is the former most beautiful girl in Nigeria and current Africa fashion week ambassador; Adaeze Igwe Yobo. This beautiful young woman never seems to get it wrong when it comes to looking stylish. She owns her look every time and I am loving her this week. Have a look at some of her pictures below and drop a comment.
Pictures Source: Instagram