£595 – matchesfashion.com
$510 – thecorner.com
$3,295 – net-a-porter.com
$210 – saksfifthavenue.com
$1,195 – bergdorfgoodman.com
$545 – marni.com
As we eagerly awaited the winners of various categories. Our eyes were distracted by the ‘Red Carpet.’
These are some of my favourites.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were the most glamerous couple of the night. Angelina dressed in a body-hugging white strapless gown with a flash of red at the bustline by Atelier Versace that matched perfectly her lips and handbag, and he in a classic, bow-tie tuxedo by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Emma Stone in Lanvin
Jessica Alba in Lavendar Gucci
Mila Kunis in Black Dior
So many beautiful breathtaking gowns and not forgetting the gentleman’s tuxedo’s!
What was your favourite of the night?
Credit: Pop Sugar. OMG
What will we remember 2011 for in the fashion world? Would it be:
The demise of John Galliano?
The premature death of Sultry Singer Amy Winehouse.
The shock suicide of Alexander McQueen
The world of fashion may have mourned the untimely death of Alexander McQueen.
Enough doom and gloom!
Out of the ashes rose Sarah Burton. Who can ever forget the Wedding Dress of the year?
Kate hopefully will develop her own fashion style, and not live in the shadow of Diana – the late “Peoples Princess”.
We can not forget the wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, in her Galliano Gown.
Watch out in 2012 for Florence Welch when she embarks on her North American Tour. Her closet will be full of Gucci.
There is so much more….. but time is of the essence as 2011 comes to a close.
So we skip to a snip of the Pre Fall Collection 2012.
Donna Karan – Sophisicated Elegance
His and Hers Burberry Prorsum
Calvin Klein – Textured and Sassy
Chanel: A Taste of the Orient
Jason Wu: Kehole Hankerchief Dress
Thakoon: Animal Print Inspored Draped Wool Dress
If this has wet your appetite somewhat, there is more to come in 2012!
PLEASE no more Kardashion fashion, weddings or divorces in 2012!
Best Blogger of 2012? Look at my blogroll………for inspiration. If you are not there do not dispair. There will be changes in 2012!!
I would like to sincerely wish my fellow Bloggers and Tweeters “A Very Happy New Year.” Get on your gladrags, pop open the bubbly and welcome in the New Year. I most certainly will be. See you all in 2012
Credits: TMZ, Daily Mail, Harpers Bazaar, Yahoo, Styleite, Reuters
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The Christmas party season has arrived and I have nothing to wear!
Could I Razzle Dazzle em with this gorgeous Flapper dress by Jigsaw?
Maybe this year, I have to be more practical.
This year instead of investing in another party on christmas dress, why not reinvent your wardrobe favourites by dressing up your outfit with accessories. If you are handy with a needle and thread, a little black dress can be transformed by adding sequins, ribbon, embelishments around the hem, neck or sleeves of your dress.
My recommendation would be …. to cheat.
The girlie in me is a sucker for a bit of glitter and statement jewelry pieces. There’s nothing like diamonds and pearls to make a ladyg feel like a million dollars.
Don’t panic, the same look can be achieved with faux diamonds. My dressing table draw is full of cosmetic jewelry, I just love bangles and beads. So go shopping or even borrowing to glam up your party dress or even top and pants.
I bought this Robert Rose Necklace Button Cluster Bib Macy’s $42, it just gorgeous. So versatile and worth every dollar (and so shiny!)
This fabulously dazzling piece of Jewelry I bought on my recent visit to the UK. By Julien McDonald for Debenhams – a snip at £30. I teamed this with a black dress I bought on sale from Loft at $25 and a fringed jacket from INC at approx $79.
All that glitters…….
Haskell Necklace, Hermatite Tone Filigree Statement Necklace $42
Jones NY Gold Tone Crystal Snake collar Necklace $70
Just a couple of my Arm Candy pieces, I have collected on my travels.
In the mood now to Razzle Dazzle em?
Acknowledges: Macy’s, photos by Getty.
The word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumus, meaning “through smoke”. Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptand was further refined by the Romans and Persians.
The Fragrance wheel is a relatively new classification method that is widely used in retail and in the fragrance industry. The method was created in 1983 by Michael Edwards, a consultant in the perfume industry, who designed his own scheme of fragrance classification. The new scheme was created in order to simplify fragrance classification and naming scheme, as well as to show the relationships between each of the individual classes.
The five standard families consist of Floral, Oriental, Woody, Fougère, and Fresh, with the former four families being more “classic” while the latter consisting of newer bright and clean smelling citrus and oceanic fragrances that have arrived due to improvements in fragrance technology. Each of the families are in turn divided into sub-groups and arranged around a wheel.
Rive Gauche (Left Bank of the Seine in Paris, of course) was named after Yves Saint Laurent’s collection by the same name, envisioned as the perfectly sophisticated addition to a chic woman’s arsenal. Utterly modern, completely abstract and with an icy green powder touch upon finish, it can be worn year round and never tire you. Its aluminum can with the electric blue and silver stripes, a masterpiece of contemporary design, is the perfect visual transliteration of its enigmatic scented message. Created in 1971. Notes Top Note: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Lemon, Leafy Green Middle Note: Rose, Jasmine, Gardenia, Honeysuckle Base Note: Vetiver, Tonka, Sandal, Oakmoss.
What perfumes are on my dressing table now? Why did I choose these specifically? Is there a theme or connection between them?
Maison Martin Margiela Untitled. Based on green floral notes, we can smell galbanum, boxwood, mastic, incense, bitter orange … as if they had been gathered after the rain. Additional notes include jasmine, cedar and musk.
Gucci by Gucci. The woody floral and musky trail of Gucci by Gucci is unmistakably modern, youthfully alluring, and downright pretty. Smell the fruity accents on top (guava and pear.) Catch a whiff of the unsettling note of honeyed patchouli underneath. A heady fragrance that fills your senses and speaks of intimacy, so very sensual. The hip horse bit buckle is the finishing touch on this characteristically Gucci accessory. Notes Top Note: Fruity Notes Middle Note: Lily, Tiare Flower Base Note: Musk, Patchouli, Honey.
Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume launched by Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The French government reports that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every thirty seconds. It was developed by Russian-French chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. It is often considered the world’s most famous perfume.
Beaux prepared ten glass vials for Chanel’s inspection. Numbered 1-5 then 20-24, the gap presented the core May rose, jasmine and aldehydes in two complimentary series, each group a variation of the compound. “Number five. Yes,” Chanel said later, “that is what I was waiting for. A perfume like nothing else. A woman’s perfume, ‘The Scent of a Woman.’
The top notes are composed of aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli and ylang-ylang, the heart of jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and iris, while the base is created from vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli.
Other perfumes that are favourites of mine include:
Allure has a rich and complex composition. Fresh and citrusy at the beginning, it opens in lavishing floral heart to wooden and vanilla nuances and leaves lingering and fickle scent. It is best to describe it by the various accords it possesses:
Fresh: lemon and bergamot. Fruity: mandarin and peach. Classical floral: the rose of May, jasmine, water lily, peony, magnolia, orange blossom Woody: sandalwood and vetiver Oriental: vanilla. The perfume was created by Jacques Polgein 1996
A modern feminine classic, Narciso Rodriguez For Her is a stylistic triumph composed by perfumers Francis Kurkdjian and Christine Nagel, who incorporated an abstract sweetly floral structure into a silky, woody composition, full of cleaned-up patchouli and sophisticated musk notes. The fragrance, dusted in velvet sensuality, radiates off the skin, enveloping its wearer in an alluring, fresh trail of scent: A little bit like warmed up skin, a bit like expensive soap lingering on, sweet woods and soft promises in the back seat of a cinema during a matinée. Utterly gorgeous! Created in 2003, type Floral- Woody Musk. Notes Top Note: Rose, Peach Pulp Middle Note: Gentle Amber Base Note: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Musk.
I asked my husband about the scent of a woman. He said the smell of musk – it is so sensual!
I think I have chosen well in that case as the majority of perfumes I wear contain either or both Musk and Patchouli.
If you havent seen the film with Al Pacino, “The Scent of a Woman,” I would recommend that you watch this film. View the clip below.
Share with me your favourite perfume.
What perfume will be on your Christmas list?