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Saturday, August 31, 2013

If you don't know who Anthony Vaccarello is by now, it's safe to say you're living under a rock. 

He has dominated evening wear this season mixing a classic LBD with lashings of chain mail and peekaboo cuts. This collection is Paco Rabanne meets Raf Simons and is undoubtedly my must-have party dress for winter.

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How fabulous are these Zara babies?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

At one point I owned FIVE pairs of Isabel Marant Bekket sneakers however after slowly weeding out my collection I've decided that two is more than enough. I love them and regardless that they're now on every 20 something girl in town I'll never give them up.

Having said that I've become fixated on the new Bluebell rendition of the wedge sneaker. These are sleeker and seemingly less of a trend based shoe than their predecessor. 

In fact, a pair of these is sitting happily in my wardrobe already.

Find yours here.

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I have to have this frothy delight from Chloe
(via Matches)

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

This is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous editorials I've seen for a while. A crisp white shirt and stacks of gold jewellery is a timeless look. Pair with tousled hair, yesterdays eyeliner and a slick of lip balm.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Obsessing over the latest offerings from Zara.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

I'm fairly certain if my fiancé ever sees this post I'll be single and alone imminently but I love everything about this outfit. 

I'm entirely regretting throwing away my denim overalls and Birkenstocks (don't judge me, my family is from Northern California).

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I've decided my Chanel Boy Bag is getting lonely and it's time to add another. However with such a plethora of incredible variations of the bag available now it's going to be difficult choosing just one.

On another note, sorry for the lack of posting, I have been away to Ibiza and am trying to come up with a plan which take me there for months at a time.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'm going to Ibiza tomorrow for the first time. Looking forward to the crystal clear water in Formentera, browsing the Hippy Market and eating shedloads of seafood.

Any recommendations welcome!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I have been promising to do a post on my travel makeup ever since the birth of SLSStyle.

I'm sure I'll end up doing a few of these because different occasions call for different products. The above spread is what I bring with me to California on my family holidays. I generally don't wear any makeup but when it's time to wear proper shoes and brush my hair I like to look vaguely presentable.

Here is what I travel with:

1. Make Up Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette (in No.2)
This is the best thing since sliced bread. There are enough colours to cover dark circles, pimples or even a little sunburn. You can mix these to create the perfect colour which is a godsend when you're spending time in the sun. A little goes a long way so it will last you forever.
Find it here.

2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (in Luminous Light)
This is a beautiful veil which instantly brightens up the skin and blurs out imperfections. Just beware not to overdo this; it can take you from glowy and radiant to looking like you've got two layers of olive oil smothered on your skin.
Find it here.

3. Chanel Style Eyeshadow (in Moon River)
This is the wash of colour for your eyes, paired with a slick of liquid liner and a few coats of mascara you look perfectly done in under a minute. This (as all good things) is limited edition and I can't seem to track it down anywhere; keep your eyes peeled in Duty Free.

4. Milani Eyetech Liquid Eyeliner (in Black)
I mentioned this in a previous post on what to buy from American drug stores. I stand by this and wear this religiously. It's easy to work with and is the darkest black I've come across. Best of all it's cheap as chips.
Find it here.

5. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (in 40)
This is an incredibly light foundation with SPF 15 which can be built up if you prefer a higher coverage. I love this because it feels weightless on your skin and gives you a natural glow like you've just had a facial with Eve Lom herself.
Find it here.

6. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel (in Granite)
Since I've got incredibly thick (and often unpredictable) eyebrows I never leave the house without these. Even if I'm barefaced for the day I generally always have this on to keep everything where it's supposed to be.
Find it here.

7. YSL & Chanel Cream Blush 
There's nothing prettier than a flushed cheek in summer and spring. YSL and Chanel are my favourites, they're light as air and go smoothly on your skin. My favourite YSL colour is a bright neon pink colour (sadly it's a limited edition colour from last summer). Chanel has just released a great selection of cream blushes which are all as fabulous as the other.
Find them here and here.

8. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine & Georgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipsticks
These are the best lipsticks on the market; they're hydrating and light and don't need constant retouching. I go for berry shades which create plumper bitten looking lips. It's also imperative to  travel with a good nude (Chanel's Evasion is perfection).
Find them here and here.

9. MAC Eyeshadow Quad
I picked these four colours for a palette that fills all my needs; the brown can be used to fill in my eyebrows (Cork), a light colour to highlight my brow bone (Phloof!) and two shimmery browns to create a day to night look (All that Glitters & Tempting). You can pick your own four colours and have a palette made which is perfect for travel.
Find the huge selection of eyeshadows here.

10. Highlighting Stick
As this product is pretty old the labels have all worn off. This is a beautiful pearlescent highlighting stick. A similar product is the Nars Multiple in Copacabana. This can be dotted onto cheekbones, brow bones, cupids bow and even collar bones for a beautiful dewy finish.
Find it here.

I hope that this was helpful; it goes to show that a little goes a long way and there's no need to lug your entire makeup collection on trips and end up paying a hefty find in overweight baggage (this is directed at you EasyJet).

Any other recommendations would be welcome! 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fabulous style.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Now this is one wardrobe I would certainly like to raid.
Giovanna Battaglia (above pictured with her sister Sara) is one of the most well dressed women around and half of the most possibly genetically gifted couples of our generation.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

I never thought I'd be doing a blog post on dental hygiene however this Marvis Jasmine Mint toothpaste is too good to ignore.

I was one of those children who HAD to love my toothpaste in order to enjoy brushing my teeth. Milk Teeth and Punch & Judy strawberry toothpaste was all I'd touch until I hit puberty. Since then I would use whatever I'd find first at Boots until now.

These toothpastes come in a myriad of flavours which means that my inner five year old can secretly enjoy dental care. So far the Jasmine Mint is my absolute favourite. There's a little something for everyone; even a cinnamon flavour for those Big Red devotees and liquorice for those who can take an enamel friendly trip to a sweet shop every morning and night.

For all UK readers, Marvis is available on Amazon here.

Further information can be found on the Marvis Mint website here.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gloomy Wednesday inspiration.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

For all you London girls getting ready to hit the beach this August, I have a special treat for you. My talented friend Victoria Baker-Harber is having a summer sale with all of her incredible bikinis at 20% off. 

The sale will be held at Daisy Green on Seymour Street (which is rumoured to have the best frozen yoghurt in town) and Victoria should be there throughout the day to help you with all your swimwear needs.

I've already got mine on hold!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

I have another spine-tinglingly good interview for you curtoesy of my longtime pal, Hugo Taylor. After taking a break from the reality TV circuit, Hugo has been busy creating his latest venture; Taylor Morris Eyewear which is a sure hit.

Hugo kindly answered a few questions for SLSStyle's readers. This is hopefully the first of many!

  Why did you want to start designing sunglasses?
Charlie and I have had passion, bordering on near obsession, with sunglasses for many years. We were motivated by wanting to create sunglasses both luxurious yet affordable so we could share our passion with the people around us.

 What makes the perfect pair of sunglasses?
There are three main elements to a perfect pair of sunglasses. 1st and foremost is fit. The numbers written on the interior left temple of your sunglasses are basically its keys measurements. Like a saville row suit, our sunglasses have been meticulously designed and redesigned until we felt that the shape ,balance and distribution was spot on. Secondly you have acetate. Acetate is the material from which your glasses are made. Taylor Morris sources from one of the oldest producers in Italy benefiting from their 150 years of experience. last and by no means least are the lenses. Its pointless to have a great frame without a great lens. The purpose of Taylor Morris’ lenses is to protect the eyes but also make the world around you that little bit more beautiful. Mind you all this means nothing if the glasses look like shit! Luckily we think Taylor Morris Eyewear is pretty cool.

(These are top of my list!)

What inspired your first collection?
The inspiration for our début collection is British Sartorial elegance combined with timeless Hollywood glamour. We are trying to keep our overall look classical but with modernisation and reinvention of the shape. We have been inspired by stars of stage and screen such as jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, Audrey Hepburn and Edie Sedgwick , but also the world around us. Charlie and I look at every persons pair of sunglasses we pass in the street, its rather perverse of us.

Who would you like to see in your sunglasses?
Charlie and I have very similar cultural heroes. I suppose if it had to be one person it would be Keith Richards from the Rolling stones. For a girl it would have to be Grace Kelly.

Which celebrities do you think have the best eyewear?
These days there are a few people leading the pack. We love how adventurous Robert Downey Junior is. Kristen Stewart is always wearing beautiful and subtle glasses. Kim Sears always rocks a nice pair at Wimbledon! Hopefully next year when Andy wins again she will be wearing Taylor Morris!

Other than sunglasses what are your summer essential items?
For girls we would summer style Taylor Morris with a fun Bikini. We like Beach Bunny Bikinis, a cool sarong and a pair of Charlotte Olympia Wedges. Think this gives a cool yet informal summer vibe. For Boys style your Taylor Morris glasses with some turquoise Love Brand swimming trunks, handmade and fitted linen shirt from Noden and Winsor. All that and a magnum of Rosé

Where are Taylor-Morris sunglasses available from? 
The best place to purchase Taylor Morris Eyewear is through our website. we offer next day delivery so if you are off on holiday you can have them the next day!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

There is absolutely nothing about this embroidered cape from Talitha that I don't adore. 

I've been wearing embroidered Indian jackets for longer than I can remember, even visiting a factory owned by a family friend in Delhi (see below) where I returned with armfuls of treasures. These really are investment pieces and the work speaks for itself.

Buy your very own masterpiece here.

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