Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EDITORIAL: Jing Ma in Vogue China, February 2012

Model: Jing Ma (Muse)
Editorial: Couture Denim
Magazine: Vogue China, February 2012
Photographer: Lincoln Pilcher
Stylist: Morgan Pilcher
Hair: Jordan M
Makeup: Tamah K

Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

Monday, January 30, 2012

Look of the Day: Rock Chic

 
 
 
 
 
 

Already back  home and already wanna go back to Barcelona. So jealous of those lucky ones that live in one of the most beautiful cities ever! And don't even get me started on the weather! Here's a Look of the Day we shot on the roof of our hotel, overlooking Sagrada Familia.

I'm wearing:
Leggings - Topshop
T-shirt - gifted
Boots - Newlook
Sunnies - H&M (Btw, what do you think of them? I'm not used to this shape, but there's something about them I really like).

It's warmer in the freezer..

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You probably can't tell, but the weather is simple freezing! Everything is frosted, the pavements are trapped in ice, so naturally it's impossible (at least for me) to walk in heels without concerning breaking my ankles. To do thus, it would take me 2 hours instead of the normal 30 minutes to get back home. And I do miss my heels, boo! Hope the weather changes rapidly in Spring.
As for me..exams are knocking on the door, and I have a few projects to work on, so I am still very busy.


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And my cat which hypothetically it's named Zola, but I don't actually call her that way at all.
She is the most adorable naughty being ever!


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Have a wondrous week!

Wearing: thrifted sweater, New Yorker shirt, Only pants, random brand boots, Meli Melo bag.

Balloon Wreath

Birthdays are so fun! I am all about turning a birthDAY into birthday WEEK. Everyone deserves to be spoiled for their birthday. This month it is both mine and my daughters birthday so I have been looking for fun crafts for us to do together. I saw a balloon wreath on pinterest and had to create my own. I love this because it works for any age and gender. It's a unisex decoration which is  hard to find.



Materials:
* 200 balloons (Dollar Tree sells 25 for $1 or Walmart sells 75 for $4.50. I liked the colors better at Walmart so I used those)
* 18 inch styrofoam wreath ($7.99 at Michaels. I used 40% off coupon which made it only $4.80)
* Pins (one container is all you need, there is like 300 in a package)

Layout a couple packages of balloons so you can see al the colors and start pinning. Pin some by the round top part, some by the center, and some by the mouth of the balloon. You want to pin it different ways so it creates variety and texture.


Get the kids involved. They were so anxious to help! I let my 2 year old pick out what balloon color we would use next and my 4 year old pin the balloon. ( I  secretly had to redo a couple to get the color combo I liked :) but they were good little helpers. They were trying to blow them up as we put some on, so you may get some salvia mixed in there too.

It took about an hour to get all the balloons on, so it is a little time consuming but super easy.  I was really excited how it turned out!


I saw a couple online that had cute little birthday signs attached to them, but I haven't found any I like yet. Some also put a wood letter in the middle of the person's birthday. There are lots of fun variations to make it your own! 



AD CAMPAIGN: So Young Kang for Vivienne Westwood, Spring/Summer 2012

Models: So Young Kang (Marilyn), Eliza Cummings (Women), Dempsey Stewart (Wilhelmina), Jonathan Kroppmann (Red) & Unknown Male (??)
Ad Campaign: Vivienne Westwood, Spring/Summer 2012
Photographer: Juergen Teller
Stylist: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Unknown

Source: models.com

Inspiration: Sass & Bide ss12 rtw

(images via sassandbide.com)

This collection has everything I need for the spring and summer season: neoprene tops, colorful prints, flowy fabrics, asymmetric cuts, bright accessories and lots of white!

P.S. I'm back home from Spain, will post a Look of the Day a bit later today. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

MAGAZINE COVER: Gwen Lu for (Japanese) Hair Mode #623, February 2012

Model: Gwen Lu (Major)
Magazine: (Japanese) Hair Mode #623, February 2012
Photographer: Wataru
Stylist: Koji Yukisada
Hair: Asashi Yamaguchi
Makeup: Coco

CURRENT OBSESSIONS | GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI NEON COLORBLOCK PLATFORM WEDGE




(Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock Platform Wedge - cute ones here, here & here)

Always on a look out for a bright simmer wedge, my heart skipped a few beats when I first laid eyes on these stunners from Giuseppe Zanotti. Possibly because Emil got tired of constantly hearing about how amazing they are, I came home one day to find them sitting on my shelf.  Screaming my head off, followed by half an hour of jumping with joy was I am guessing, an appropriate reaction to my early Valentine's Day gift. Thank you, Emil, for being so absolutely wonderful!


Wish you all a wonderful weekend,
Love,
Annabelle

The Magic of Haute Couture

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With every haute couture season I am more and more drawn to the transparencies which are a trend for some years now, I am fascinated with the beautiful embellishments and the exquisite craftsmanship in these garments. The dresses look so fragile as if they'll break at a single touch and the feminine silhouette really puts a woman in great value.
Here are my favorites, starting with Dior..

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The delicacy at Valentino

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And the sparkling, precious refined gowns from Elie Saab. Even the colors are delicious!

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What do you say?

Friday, January 27, 2012

AD CAMPAIGN: Liu Wen for Estée Lauder, Spring/Summer 2012

Model: Liu Wen (Marilyn)
Ad Campaign: Estée Lauder, Spring/Summer 2012
Photographer: Craig McDean
Fashion Director: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Makeup: Tom Pecheux

Source: Estée Lauder

Barcelona, Day 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, Barcelona has totally captured all my time! Waking up at 7 a.m and going to bed at 2 a.m. we barely manage to see everything we planned. This is indeed the most beautiful place I've ever seen, it literally has everything! Thank you for all your tips, I'm trying to follow them all! :)

P.S. I seem to wear those green pants too much, I promise this is the last post featuring them :)