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FOTD // International Glitter Girl





  • Two Faced Shadow Insurance
  • L’Oreal Moisturizer
  • Laura Geller Spackle Primer
  • Hourglass Tinted Moisturizer — Ivory
  • Paula Dorf Bronzer — Bronze Glimmer
  • Kat Von D Saint Palette — Enjoy the Silence


  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara — Excessive Black
  • Da Vinci Cosmetics Shimmer Powder — Wild Lilac
  • Lisi Eye Definition Cream Eyeliner — Cat’s Eye
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer — Medium


  • Kat Von D Saint Palette — Bookworm
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


  • Chanel — Mademoiselle

Finally, a new makeup post! Here I am testing out a shimmery natural look. With some new goodies from Glossybox, I wanted to put a look together that could work for day (not too much dramarama) but stays cool for night (drinks, anyone?).

The light lilac powder is perfect for layering, but I am digging it on it’s own. It would also look neat as a highlighter. So far, I think this face of the day is going to make repeat appearances this spring, no?

My latest love: Coco Noir by Chanel. It smells divine!

Eye Candy: Paris Spring 2012 Couture

Elie Saab
Armani Privé
Jean Paul Gautlier

Just a little eye candy to rev up your engines. I’m positively dying over the Gautlier number. Those heels! And what about those Chanel tights? Yes, please!

All images from NYMag.

Beauty Inspiration: Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

With dreadlocks, ornate necklaces masquerading as headbands, and smudged smokey eyes; at the first glance Chanel crafted a nouveau mermaid image. A bejeweled girl washed up along the shore. The actual inspiration for the collection hails from India with its subtle and abstract influences all done the Lagerfeld way. I plan on recreating a subdued smokey eye with a thick lash line and matte rose pink lips.

Images are from

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Fall 2011 Couture

With every passing season, there’s a hell of a lot of praise and a hell of a lot of snark. Couture is dreamy and fantasy inducing and yet has twinges of reality set it. And by reality, I mean those what-if-I-get-invited-to-a-black-tie-gala-or-performance-art-piece? Yeah, I know…my dance card is always filled up, too, kids. So revel in the artistry or boo at the creator, here’s some of my favorites and not-so-favorite couture creations.

The Good:

Chanel - Uncle Karl never fails to deliver - glitter, the classic Chanel jacket, nipped waists. What more could a girl ask for?

Valentino - Gauzy, ethereal, and those flowers remind me of Botticelli beauties…

Alexis Mabille - Crazy and sexy. I’ll take two, please.

John-Paul Gaultier - Drapey femme, goddess, & punky? A little chaotic, but I enjoyed it.

Elie Saab - Again, I’m a huge sucker for all things floaty & feminine. Sequins, super sheer tulle, and an enchantress vibe? I’m there.

The Bad:

Anne Valerie Hash - On the whole, I don’t think Hash produced a bad collection just a boring collection, which is one in the same.

Giambattista Valli - A button down skirt with pockets on the front? Or a giant egg shaped coat? I almost like the pink dress. I do enjoy things for the sake of fashion, but who wants to look dowdy? Weird, yes. Frumpy, no.

The Ugly:

Christian Dior - Honestly, I’m over the super saturated colors and twee deal.

Maison Martin Margiela - I get the concept, but I’m still not digging it. Girls wrapped in plastic with covered heads? Are they dead or just robotic hangers?

PFW 2011: Chanel

Kaiser Karl has done it again and absolutely exploded the runway. What really strikes me about Chanel is their fierce loyalty to style elements that are clear staples for the brand (black & white, gardenias, ample use of tweed jackets) but at the same time, takes risks and produces some unfurling, enticing pieces that are not just standard. I love risk taking and at the same time, some hat-tipping to trusty themes.