Saturday, June 30, 2012

SPRING IN MY STEP









Ikat print pumps via Pink & Pepper | Madewell red mini skirt - similar here Sandro silk top | Blazer thrifted | Rebecca Minkoff bag - old, also loving this oneHouse of Harlow etched stack cuff & pyramid wrap ring via Glamhouse ASOS claw ring & spike stretch bracelet



I would like to start by announcing the winner of Boticca International Giveaway! Congrats to Laura from Le Monde De Laura who won a $100.00 GIFT CARD! Hope you enjoy it:)!


Running away from the scorching hot LA temperatures, Emil and I find ourselves spending more and more time in Malibu. Not that we ever need an excuse to visit our favorite part of LA:) Usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the rest of the city, we love the fresh ocean air, a variety of cute little shops and of course a great selection of fantastic seafood restaurants. Ok, so maybe I like the shops a little more than Emil does:) 

Yesterday, we had dinner plans to check out a new restaurant in Malibu, located right on the beach. Well, new to us, anyway. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to wear my new ikat print heels. How amazing is the red ankle strap? Simply can't get over how cute they are, completely classic combo of black and red in the front and ikat drama in the back:) Love from the first sight!:)



Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Sweets addict

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 I went yesterday with my mom at the most delicious pastry shop ever! It's called Zoomserie and I am sorry I haven't discovered it sooner; I tell you, the cakes simply melt in your mouth and their recipes and ingredients are so different from what I am used to. You can also buy the cakes on a smaller scale and take them home with you; they also have macarons! If you live in Bucharest - or Greece (that is were they come from) - pay them a visit! 

For more information, click HERE

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Wearing: H&M skirt, Zara top, random brand shoes and sunglasses, Giuka bag.

Look of the Day: Zara Shorts


Hey everyone! First of all I'd like to thank you all for your amazing comments, tweets and emails on my birthday and all the great wishes you sent! This means the world to me! 

The last two days have been really hectic, with three different celebrations (separate ones with bf, family and friends), lots of presents (will show you some of them in my next post) and surprises. Can't believe I'm already 25!

I'm wearing:

Tee - H&M
Shorts and heels - Zara
Necklace  - Oasap
Bag: Oasap (in yellow)

  

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday evening

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 This is something I wore Wednesday evening when I was out with my mom for a quick bite and a delicious lemonade. Yesterday was our Graduation Gala, I am pleased that it went well and that I was amongst the first ones to present ( there were about 40 collections so the night was long) therefor I could watch the others collections, but unfortunately I don't have many photos, but hopefully I will get my hands on some to show you. I was so tired because of all the chaos going on there, I ran from one side to the other, I had to watch over my models and to be prepared for my entrance. It was quite nerve racking. But I am glad it is all over and now I can't believe I GRADUATED! Woohoo!

Wearing: Pandora top, Atmosphere shorts, Zara sandals, New Look bag, random brand bracelets.

EDITORIAL: Ming Xi in South China Morning Post Style Magazine, June 2012

Model: Ming Xi (Ford)
Editorial: Ming Dynasty
Magazine: South China Morning Post Style Magazine, June 2012
Photographer: Sohrab Vahdat
Stylist: Simone Konu
Hair: Daniel Dyer
Makeup: Attracta Courtney

Source: models.com

Thursday, June 28, 2012

WELL SUITED & REED KRAKOFF BOXER TOTE











Ruffle black patent flat via Pink & Pepper Reed Krakoff Boxer tote via Neiman Marcus | Zara white blazer & white studded shorts | J Crew bright pink bracelets and sunglasses | ASOS claw ring & spike stretch bracelet, also loving this one 

I've been living in LA for about 6 years now, and I still can't get used to how cold it gets at night. Seriously, once the sun goes down the temperatures can drop 10-20 degrees easily. When I first got here, I never knew what to wear. Now, I never leave home without a blazer or a jacket, which is why you see so many of them on my blog:) 



I got this cute little blazer from Zara to wear with my new patent leather flats. Something about white tweed and patent leather always looks chic to me:) Oh, and the little tassels, so cute, right:) These are my favorite, go to flat shoes at the moment! Running around in heels all day long gets pretty tiring, and who needs heels when you have such a fabulous pair of flats:) 




Keep on smiling,
Love,
Annabelle

Birthday Girl


So yeah, I turned 25 today! Enjoying this day with sweet gifts and everything it has to offer. Also attempting to make a cake on my own for the party tomorrow, I'm terrible anywhere near the kitchen so we'll see how it gets :)

Hope you're having a great day too!

I'm wearing:

Dress - Love (a very similar one here)
Bag worn as a belt - Oasap

P.S. You have 5 more days to enter my $300 Shopping Spree Giveaway, so hurry up!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MAGAZINE COVER: Shu Pei for (Spain) S Moda, May 2012

Model: Shu Pei (Next)
Magazine Cover: (Spain) S Moda, May 2012
Photographer: Kai Z Feng
Stylist: Isabel Moralejo
Hair: Roberto Di Cuia
Makeup: Ralph Siciliano

Source: fashion gone rogue

Perfect to exhibit

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This is something I wore yesterday at an exhibition of a friend of mine and also a University colleague. It was a nice event, seeing old friends and new and their marvelous work. Now I am so tired, I had my bachelor degree oral exam, which was so frightening but I am pleased that it went so well, also my mom came to visit me and we went all day walking and shopping.
 Tomorrow, another day filled with stress, since it's our presentation, I am not looking forward for chaos..and..more chaos! But, I will wait for all you Romanian fashion lovers to view our collections at our fashion show in Calea Grivitei nr 28, at 21:30! Be there! 

Wearing: H&M dress and necklace, self-made kimono top, MiniPrix shoes, no name bag, vintage earrings

NEIMAN MARCUS ARMANI BEAUTY EVENT













Theory Lanai twill jacket | Reed Krakoff Boxer tote via Neiman Marcus | Trina Turk pleated skirt - similar hereTibi Amber high heel sandals | ASOS claw ring & spike stretch bracelet, also loving this one 


Recently I had the pleasure of attending Naiman Marcus Armani Beauty event and got my make up done by Rhona Samuels, who is the National artist for Armani Beauty. Since I already use a lot of Armani products, I was eager to learn more about Armani beauty and preview the New Bronze Color 2012 collection. So, I'd like to take this opportunity to share some of the tricks and techniques I learned to achieve perfectly bronzed summer look. 

Face: Rhona started by applying Regenessence Multi Corrective Rejuvenating Cream all over my freshly cleansed face, which unlike other moisturizers did not feel heavy but rather made my skin look radiant and  velvety smooth. She then applied Luminous Silk Foundation in Golden Beige on my face and High Precision Retouch Concealer in Pale Peach under my eyes and alongside my nose. Now, you know how I feel about foundations in general, but I have to say I really like the Luminous Silk Foundation because it doesn't feel like a mask at all and creates a gorgeous luminous glow. Next, Rhona applied Sheer Bronzer in Golden Sand across my forehead, along cheekbones and temples, basically all the high points where the light hits your face naturally. Finally, she swept Sheer Blush in Sand over my cheekbones for a natural looking flush.

Eyes: I've been wanting to try navy smoky eye for a while now, so I asked Rhona to show me how I can achieve this look without looking like a raccoon. So, her advise is to apply color in layers and gradually build intensity to a desired effect. To achieve soft navy smoky eyes, Rhona applied Gray from Eye Palette 2 all over my upper lid, and Inky Navy, from the same palette on lash lines and on the outer corners of my eyes. Finally, Rhona lined my eyes with Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in Black to create my beloved cat eyes.  

Lips: to keep the look soft To balance bright eyes and to play up the bronzed skin look, Rhona applied Rouge d'Armani Sheer Lipstick in Dolce, a very pretty peachy shade. 


If you guys have any questions about the products or techniques Rhona used to create this look, please shoot me an email, I am always happy to answer:)




Keep on smiling, 
Love,
Annabelle