Showing posts from February, 2017

On The Bookshelf: February 2017

Some of my favourite things to talk about are books, hence why I attended a reading group for eight years of my life and why I now intend to (hopefully!) study English Literature at university from September this year. For that reason, I thought I would use this post as chance to discuss a couple of the books that I have read most recently, the first being Inside Vogue: A Diary Of My 100th Year by the Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. I'm not usually one for non-fiction reads, preferring to throw myself into a good story rather than a biography, but this was one which really intrigued me so I was excited when I received it from my cousin for Christmas. I'd highly recommend this to anybody who
caught the Richard Macer documentary last year, which saw the filmmaker head inside the offices of the legendary magazine during its centenary year, as the diary reveals Shulman's true feelings about all the goings-on that we saw on screen, although the book would be appealing to anyo…

Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

The first Audrey Hepburn film I saw as a child was My Fair Lady, but it wasn't until my early teens that my obsession with her truly began. She was an immensely talented actress with impeccable style, but the thing I admire most about her is the fact that she won a legion of fans at a time when Hollywood was obsessed with glamorous peroxide blondes like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Quirky, minimalistic, and with a boyish figure, she quickly became a muse to the designer Hubert de Givenchy as he was just starting his fashion house. With thick brows, flawless skin and cat eye liner, her look was timeless, so it's no surprise that she is regarded as a style icon to so many.
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, one of her most iconic roles, her most memorable outfit is perhaps the little black dress she is seen in during the opening shot of the film, styled with a chignon, pearls and a breakfast pastry. However her character Holly Golightly wears a number of effortlessly gorgeous…

My Top 3 Nude Lipsticks

Nude lips are probably my most worn makeup look - I love the versatility of the look, it's just so natural and effortless. I was keen to write a post in which I shared my favourite nude lipsticks and so I've narrowed it down to my top three, which range from browns to more pinky nudes and are conveniently all high street buys...

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 43
Rimmel's lipstick range in collaboration with Kate Moss is one of my favourites because all of the products are so creamy and easy to apply, with the added bonus of smelling great. This browny orange shade is from Kate's Nude collection which features a range of great nude shades, so even if this colour doesn't suit your skin tone, you're still pretty much guaranteed to find one you'll love. As you'll see from my other choices I usually prefer a lip shade with more pink undertones, so this is a welcome change for when I fancy a brown look for that perfect 90s vibe. It would also be the perfect…