Monday, 19 November 2012

Would you mix patterns?

We probably grew up hearing (or learning) that it is almost a fashion abomination to mix patterns. Lately, lots of designers have mixed patterns on runways... and celebrities have gone with them. I still don't think that all kinds of patterns can be mixed. It's selective. Here are some patterns I like... from

Rose Byrne, Camilla Belle, Leigh Lezark

Sunday, 18 November 2012

MAC, Iman, Bobbi Brown???

My complexion, I find, is very difficult to match. I have friends who get matched within 5 minutes. The majority of shades the artists use on me are either too dark or too light and ashy. I recently visited Atlanta and went to a mall to check out...::drum roll::... none other than the MAC store. I excitedly sat down.

In just a few minutes, the makeup artist felt she had found the perfect match for me. She did her thing and I looked at the mirror. Oh No!! It was too dark. She went on and on about how perfect the match was. I didn't want her to feel her "time" (not mine) was wasted. So, I purchased the powder and returned it the next day.

I have been advised that Iman has a good number of shades, and I have several friends who use Bobbi Brown. I would have liked to try Iman but I just don't have the guts to buy makeup without trying it on first. So, I skipped that option and went to Nordstrom for a Bobbi Brown match. I found a good one but it didn't seem to give good enough coverage. While "deciding," I spotted Clinique and walked over for a trial. Et voila!!! I found the perfect match! I even bought a concealer to go with it.

What is the summary of this post? MAC is not for everyone. Try more brands. less expensive brands like Cover Girl etc might also work, if you don't mind using the back of your palm to check the match. There's something out there for everyone!


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Try a Pencil Skirt Next Week

A hit on pencil skirts from Harper's Bazaar...

I wore a pencil skirt to work earlier this week and I was reminded of the reasons I love pencil skirts. Other than the slim look they give, the skirts force you to walk more like a lady. What I mean is that there is only so much space between one side of the skirt and the other. So, you stand "at ease" with a remarkably small space between your legs.

Here is a Jil Sander pencil skirt for over $2000 from Harper's Bazaar's website.

Anyway, on the day of my pencil skirt, I of course topped my work outfit with some heels. I noticed that in making me walk a tad bit slower, my posture was also improved. I either had to walk "straighter" or mess up the rather perfect appearance of the entire look.

A pencil skirt + heels = A sexier you in slow motion. Your hips have no choice but to sway from side-to-side in a ladylike fashion. In all, the look was perfect. I urge you to wear one to work next week. Top off with a winter panty hose since it is after all, cold outside.

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