Instagram Picture Of The Week – Alexandra Burke

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Picture Source: Instagram

Alexandra Burke looks absolutely beautiful in this picture. The pose is so fierce. I kind of miss her with the big hair, the big hair suits her face so much. I hope it makes a comeback. I believe she has a new single dropping. I am looking forward to listening to it. I love her style and her voice.

 

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Fashion & Beauty Blogging – The Journey So Far……

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Fashion and beauty blogging has opened my eyes to various opportunities I never thought were possible. I have made friends with some cool bloggers, collaborated with some amazing brands and PR agencies, discovered interesting blogs I visit daily, having readers all over the world even regulars from Saudi Arabia following my tiny blog, I can go on and on with the positives. The future is really looking bright for Fashion and Style Police and I am still very new in the game.

Being a fashion blogger is hard work though, it takes dedication and commitment to keep blogging. The passion has to be there. If you start off your blog just to make some quick cash, you may be disappointed. Your blog may only be read by you and your mum because your readers will see through it. The fire has to be burning within you, your readers should feel the love you have for what you do.

I decided early on to focus on the editorial route (fashion writing ) more than the personal style route. The editorial route is a lot harder I would say, no offense to the personal style bloggers. I respect their hard work but it is a lot  easier to pose and look pretty for the camera once you have the right body and the right pieces on. Fashion writing is a completely different ball game. You have to always think outside the box, think of new ideas and think of how to write a particular trending topic differently. You are always thinking and you can’t afford to cover a trending topic late.

I remember having to think of and write a 300 word blog post in 30 minutes for an accessories brand client. There was a bit of confusion with the client previously (language barrier), once that was sorted, the client needed the blog post to go live within the hour. I had to write something up pretty quickly. The client was impressed and the rest is history.

I still take personal style pictures when I can to add a bit of variety to the blog and make it my own. I enjoy taking pictures and I have an eye candy for a photographer so I really can’t complain. I have recently fallen in love with Lightroom 5 and Photoshop so  editing pictures have been a breeze. Watch out for some awesome pictures coming your way on this blog.

But for now, I need to know what type of blogs you prefer reading? Strictly personal style blogs, editorial style fashion blogs or a bit of both in blog? Do tell…

Stella

 

 

Enhancing The Deep-Set Eye

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With the deep-set eye, the eye appears to be set deep in the skull, making the eye area appear small. Enhancing the deep-set eye is quite easy. The whole eye should appear larger and come forward, The aim is to enlarge the eye. This can be achieved by following these steps:

  • Apply a highlighter shade all over the eye area
  • Use the brightesr eye pencil in your makeup bag to apply a thin line along the top lash and the bottom
  • Apply the brightest accent colour in your palette
  • Apply the lightest blender colour directly in the eye socket and blend all colours together.

Here are some celebrities with deep-set eyes:

Kim Kardashian

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Megan Fox

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Taylor Swift

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Five Fashionable Links This Week

These links have inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

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Picture Source: Vogue.com

1. Silk Vision – http://www.theblondesalad.com/2014/10/silk-vision.html

2. Is the Fashion World Finally Embracing Diversity? – http://www.vogue.com/865155/fashion-world-finally-embracing-diversity/

3. FOTD/ Vintage, Asos, Purple and an Ombre Lips – http://www.barbara1923.com/2014/10/fotd-vintage-asos-purple-and-ombre-lip.html

4. Is blogging a good job? – http://theglamandglitter.com/2014/10/blogging-good-job-monday-confessions/

5. North West Gave Kim Kardashian a Hermes bag for her bday – http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/news/celebrity/2012/12-%281%29/27/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-pregnant-baby-news

Happy reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion News: Beyonce Knowles Collaborates With Topshop

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Picture Source: Vogue.co.uk

Beyonce Knowles is collaborating with Topshop. The diva is launching an activewear label with the brand. This collection will include clothing, footwear and accessories,

“I could not think of a better partner as I continue to grow the Parkwood business. I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” Beyoncé said in a statement today. “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.”

Phillip Green (owner of Arcadia) is really excited about this collaboration and had a lot to say:

“We have been looking at this category as fashion-inspired fitness develops, and know that this is right in our customers’ heartland,” Green said. “Creating a partnership with Beyoncé, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category. Being partners with Beyoncé and her team, who have the greatest creative energy and enthusiasm, is inspiring for all of the team at Topshop. We have much to achieve in just under a year, but we are all up for the challenge, and look forward to delivering athletic street wear in an inventive and exciting way.”

Congrats to Beyonce and Topshop. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with. I will also like to see Beyonce do a fitness video. She is so fit and a fitness video will motivate many women to get fit and in shape. Do you agree?

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