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Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Beauty, Hair, Make Up

[Image Credit: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel Autumn/Winter campaign 1994]

As we transition our wardrobe from summer to autumn, it’s important to changeover our beauty routine as well.

(Need help with dressing for in-between days? Don’t miss my style tips on mastering transeasonal dressing here).

For hydrated and radiant beauty during the winter months, take the necessary steps to guard against winter’s big dry – and make changes to your makeup bag as well.

SKIN

Products that may have worked in summer may cause dehydration in cooler weather. Swap your daily skin essentials with more hydrating and nourishing formulas and include serums, night creams and masks for a super boost of hydration.

Eve Lom Cleanser $33, Mecca; Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion,$49, David Jones; Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream $185; Tatcha ‘The Essence’ serum $138, Mecca.

Vitamin C

Touted as the secret to youthful skin, beauty’s superpower, Vitamin C, is a winter beauty must. With benefits including brightening skin, balancing out uneven skin tone, and supporting collagen, add this to your beauty cabinet now.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Exfoliation is vital in cold months when skin is exposed to harsh conditions outside and hot, dry air inside. Regular exfoliation is vital to maintain smooth skin and slough build up of dead skin cells which causes flaky skin.

If you don’t have regular facials, now is the time to start to ensure skin is prepped and healthy for the cold months.

MAKEUP

The change of season is the perfect time to refresh your makeup bag with a few simple tricks.

Though I don’t recommend discarding ageless beauty essentials as bronzer and pink/peach blush, add radiance to makeup by swapping sombre winter hues for bright pinks and subtly shimmering metallics.

Cooper Hues
Metallics hues are not just for summer, pair cosy Autumn looks with shades of shimmering beauty.

Smokey Eyes
Smokey eyes are never out of season.  Try a sexy, smokey look for evening affairs.

 

[Photo credit: Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Meisel for US Vogue 2001]

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Fashion

[Image Credit: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigital.tv]

Autumn has arrived but with plenty of warm weather to come, dressing for ‘in between’ days can be tricky.

The key to transeasonal dressing is to base your wardrobe on buildable pieces that allow you to add layers when the chill sets in.

Dresses and skirts, lighter weight pants and effortless blouses transition so easily between warm and cool days. Swap summer’s more delicate, lightweight accessories for the new season’s textured, robust pieces. 

If you not sure where to begin in co-ordinating your Autumn wardrobe, start with these five season-less style essentials (stay tuned as I’ll have more transeasonal style tips in the coming weeks): 

RELAXED PANT

Put this key style essential on your trans-seasonal style list. The lightweight feel of a relaxed pant is perfect for in-between days and can be dressed up or down, day or night, for the ultimate in effortless chic.  (Tailored versions are a chic office alternative).

Blue Bungalow ‘Avery’ leopard pant $69.95

THE STATEMENT BLOUSE

Over jeans, with a skirt or pants, a blouse is never-fail trans-seasonal essential for almost every occasion. From the relaxed peasant style for the weekend, to fashion-forward boho-styles or for sophisticated silk for evening, for easy dressing put the versatile blouse on your Autumn style list.

Witchery ‘Ditsy’ blouse $119.95; Zimmerman ‘Moncur’ top $550; Scanlan Theodore red slik blouse $350

A MIDI DRESS WITH SLEEVE

I can’t live without a dress. When the weather turns cool, I swap sandals for my favourite ankle boots – and add a hat. A dress is one of fashion’s most effortless (and comfy) style essentials that transitions so easily across all seasons.

Witchery print dress $169.95

CROPPED BLACK PANT

We all know that a classic black pant is a must-have wardrobe essential – but the cropped version has overtaken as the modern alternative. It’s trans-seasonal dressing at it’s chicest from casual styles to the elegant cigarette pant. It’s an ageless style essential for work and play.

Style Tip: For petite women, throw out the rulebook that says you can’t wear shorter lengths – simply add a heel!

Jacqui E ‘Sasha’ ankle pant sale $59.97

ANKLE BOOTS

For all seasons, ankle boots are one of your wardrobe’s most versatile – and ageless – staples. From dresses to jeans to heels to flats, the ankle boot can be styled all year-round, no matter the weather.

SNEAKERS

To the fashionista who made sneakers a wardrobe essential, I salute you! For a long time, sneakers were purely for sports or the weekend, but now they’ve taken over our wardrobes from the street to the conference room. From metallic to glitter to pop colours with platform heels, there is practically no style situation that you can’t wear the oh-so comfortable sneaker.

 

Frankie 4 ‘Kendall’ metallic sneaker $229.95

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Beauty, Celebrity Style

From Maye Musk’s metallic smoky eyes to Amy Adam’s soft curls and makeup palette, these over-40 celebrities proved that less is NOT more when it comes to Oscars’ beauty looks.

Loose waves and soft makeup palettes

 Modern up-do

Side sweep

Long hair

Modern bob

Smokey eyes and full lashes

Comfortable in their own skin

 

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Fashion

Some say highlights from the Oscars 2019 included the Queen and Adam Lambert’s epic opening number, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s duet and Olivia Coleman’s Best Actress acceptance speech, but there is no doubt the pièce de résistance was the flawless style of the over 40, 50, 60 and 70 women.

They were pretty in pink …

Bedazzled in blue …

Shone in silver …

Glittered in gold ….

Radiated in shades of red …

And beguiled in black …

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