29/08/2011

I Know A Girl With The Golden Touch

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Shorts and top, Zara. Bag, Mulberry. Shoes, Les Tropeziennes.
Necklace, Ebay. Bangle, H&M.
In the summer, beach bars all around the French Riviera fill up with people enjoying delicious cocktails or a refreshing glass of wine, and watching the sunset over the sea. It is something my friends and I often indulge in, and this is exactly what we did on Saturday night. We went to our favourite bar and sipped on some all time favourites, trying to make the most of the last few days of summer.

We decided to go quite casual, so I opted for black shorts that I paired with a light metallic sweater. Metallics are all over the shops at the moment, and I have to say that I am loving this trend. I found this necklace on ebay, after reading about it on Vipxo. I have always wanted the House of Harlow one, but could never get my hands on the leather version so I was thrilled to find this cheaper alternative. You can find it here.

I hope you are all busy enjoying the last bits of summer.
- Elodie x

19/08/2011

Oh, Those Summer Nights

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Skirt, Zara. Blazer, Sandals, H&M. Clutch, Bracelet, Top, Primark. 
Necklace, my sister's own collection.

Summer has always been my favourite time of the year. If nothing's better than hitting the beach during the day, my town really comes to life once the sun goes down. There is always something to do, whether it is a impromptu silent disco on the beach, fireworks, a walk through the night market on the harbour, or just going out for a few drinks in one of the many seafront bars. 

This is what I wore last night when after having spent the whole day at the beach, my cousin and I decided to go out for sushi and cocktails. It was lovely and we were lucky enough to be sat outside and watch the sun set over the sea from our table. In fact, it was so nice that we are considering going back on Sunday with a few of our friends. If you're ever in the area and want some good quality sushi, I highly recommend this place

Also, you may have noticed that there is now a little hype button under the first picture. As a matter of fact I just registered to Lookbook.nu. There isn't much yet, but I am determined to post a lot more, so don't forget to check my page out for some more outfits. 

- Elodie x

07/08/2011

Style Crush : Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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She may be your favourite Victoria's Secret Angel, or just the newest female lead in the Transformers series, but one thing is sure, you have probably already heard of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She was notably featured in Vogue's March edition of "Today I am wearing..." showcasing her personnal style, a perfect mix of British edginess and Hollywood glamour. Now if you want to know how to get the look, here are a few tips.


Skinnies
Skinnies are a staple in any woman's wardrobe, including Rosie's. They show off her perfect curves and contribute to her off-duty effortless look. She wears them in a variety of textures and colours,  but her favourites remain J Brand's skinny jeans, or her Les Chiffoniers leather leggings. Obviously, you don't have to splurge on these exact same brands. You can find skinny trousers in pretty much any high street shop, such as Topshop or New Look. Levi's Curve ID range is also a good place to look, if you want good quality, yet relatively inexpensive skinny jeans. 

Statement Jackets
Whether she goes for a structured blazer, a studded biker jacket or an embellished cardigan, Rosie sure knows how to spice up any simple outfit. Don't worry if you can't afford Rosie's Burberry leather jacket or Isabel Marant blazer, not many of us can. Shops like River Island and Topshop offer a great range of good quality jackets for only a fraction of the price. 

Bronzed Skin
Despite being English, Rosie's skin is always the perfect shade of bronze. Her skin is flawless without ever looking caky, so stay away from heavy foundations and choose a light tinted moisturiser instead. Next, apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit, that is all the high points of your face ; cheekbones, temples, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. To keep this look as dewy as possible, opt for a cream bronzer like Chanel Soleil de Tan. Add a golden highlight to the top of your cheekbones and finish off the look by applying Nars Orgasm multiple to the apple of the cheeks for that gorgeous rosy glow that the model always seems to have. 

Hats
Large floppy hats add a romantic twist to Rosie's bohemian outfits, whereas a wide-brimmed fedora gives her casual look a rock and roll edge. The secret is to choose the right shape for your face, but most importantly, to wear it with confidence. A good place to start looking would be H&M, which just came out with some gorgeous hats, as part of their autumn collection.

Tousled Locks
Victoria's Secret Angels are known for their long luscious waves, and Rosie is no exception. To achieve her sexy look, start off by applying your favourite heat-protectant spray then loosely curl the hair away from your face, using a large 1 1/2" curling iron. There is no need to use the clamp, instead just start from the roots, and twirl the hair around the iron. This will give it a softer look. Gently run your fingers through it to separate the curls, before finishing off with some light hold hairspray. 

Red Carpet Ready 
If Rosie's off-duty style is effortlessly chic, her red-carpet looks are fun, glamourous and sexy. Her secret? Keeping it fresh and simple. Try and remember this when getting ready for a night out. If you are going to go for a sequinned mini, or a sexy cut-out dress or any other statement outfit, keep the accessories to a minimum and opt for messy hair to avoid looking overdone. 


Now, the only thing left to do is shop!

- Elodie x