Timeless Designer Classics that You Must Have in Your Closet! Part 1

 

 

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Valentino Patent Leather Rockstud Slingbacks in Blush C$1,370

 

PRADA Minimal Baroque Round Sunglasses C$365

 

 

Burberry THE SANDRINGHAM – LONG HERITAGE TRENCH COAT C$2,395

The Burberry trenchcoat was famously worn by British officers in WWI. Its original design was called the Tielocken and was designed to protect military officers against harsh weather. The D-shaped belt ring was used for attaching small items such as maps. Later the coat was modified for the masses. Since then it has remained the brand’s most recognizable piece. 

Chanel 2.55 C$7,075

The first bag that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel designed in 1929 was a hand-carried, just like all other bags that were available to upper-class women during that era. However, it turned out to be an impossible task to combine the bag with a flûte champagne, theater leaflets and hors d’oeuvres. But in 1955 Coco Chanel changed handbag history with the introduction of the Chanel 2.55. It was modified for practical reasons. “I got fed up with holding my purses in my hands and losing them, so I added a strap and carried them over my shoulder,” The practical 2.55 was therefore immediately a great succes. In the first year Gabrielle Chanel even had to refuse orders because of the high demand. For the first time, it was acceptable for upper-class women to carry a bag on their shoulders. 

 

Louboutins

The story goes that Christian Louboutin’s red soles are inspired by his assistent. As she was painting her nails in a bright red color, Louboutin took the nail polish from her hands and began to paint the sole with the nailpolish. And so the bright red became the signature color of Louboutin. No other than the Princess of Monaco was his first real customer. The Princess unleashed a true rage on the red soles. The now famous Louboutins are worn by famous designers like Diane von Fürstenberg, and many celebrities.

In addition, the story of the red sole goes a little something like this: YSL and Louboutin were in court fighting to obtain the right to the trademark, as you can see Louboutin had won the lawsuit against YSL. YSL were and are unable to use this infamous trademark that is a signature of a Louboutin.

 

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Hermes Birkin

In the 80’s Jane Birkin was seated next to Jean-Louis Dumas, the CEO of Hermès, on her flight from Paris to London. Jane was complaining that she never found the perfect weekend bag. Without knowing who he was, she described to Dumas what her dream bag would look like. Shortly after their meet-up, Jane Birkin received her personalized bag with a personal note. From that moment on the Birkin became the most recognized luxury handbag in the world. To receive one of these beauties, you now have to sign your name on a waiting list. That is just as high-in-demand this Birkin weekend handbag has become. It’s so in-demand, that even celebrities find themselves on the infamous Hermes Birkin wait lists with the hope of one day owning this ultra-exclusive bag. Birkin prices range from $10,500 to $150,000. My advice is to make sure you get warranty for the handbag. 

YSL Smoking Jacket

The introduction of ‘Le Smoking Tuxedo’ in 1966 was a turning point, allowing women to be feminine and masculine all at once. This was the first time women could acceptably wear a smoking jacket to dinner and other events. Whether worn with a t-shirt or with absolutely nothing underneath, this is a fashion staple that has withstood the test of time.

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DvF Wrap Dress

Described by Vogue as a “sartorial symbol of women’s sexual liberation”, Diane von Fürstenberg’s classic jersey wrap dress became a classic fashion piece since it launched in 1972.  Fürstenberg explained to the Los Angeles Times in 1976: “Clothes have to reflect women’s liberation. Women today want versatile, simple, classic, comfortable, slimming clothes. This is the story of my success.”

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Dior Ballet Skirt

After WWII fashion yearned for something more frivolous, colorful and playful. Christian Dior presented just that with the voluminous ballet skirt. It contributes to the 1947 creation of the New Look

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The Chanel Suit

In 1923 Coco Chanel invited a small group of journalists to her salon to show her new collection. One of the items of this collection was the Chanel suit. However, the journalists were far from impressed by the suit. The tweed twinset barely got a mention in reviews. But after the WWII (more precisely in the 1950’s) she reintroduced the Chanel suit as we now know it. This time it was a grand succes and it became one of Chanel’s most iconic creations and has influenced many look-a-likes.

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The Must-Have Handbag: YSL Small Sac de Jour Leather Tote

 

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Saint Laurent Small Sac de Jour Leather Tote C$3,972

 

This is the it handbag. The smaller version (pictured below) has been sold out around the world. It is as if it is the Hermes Birkin. Before you know it, you will be having to place your name on a wait-list just to recieve this fabulous, chic tote. 

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Saint Laurent Baby Sac de Jour Bonded Leather Tote C$3,642

 

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4 Tips to Perfect Brows

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I never realized how much work goes into grooming brows, until I became a make-up artist, because all I ever did was get my brows waxed, filled them in with brow powder and a brow brush to maintain them. If I wasn’t going to rely on waxing my eye-brows, then I suggest tweezing them. 

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My Tips:

Ingredients:

Make an Appointment with my Esthetician  – Wax Brows

Brow Brush to brush up the brows

Brow Brush to fill in the brows.

Brow Powder to be used to fill in the brows.

 

Directions:

Once your brows have been waxed. Grab your brow/eyelash brush to brush your brows. I prefer to brush them upwards. They look fuller, cleaner, as well as this technique really opens up your eyes. 

With your make-up brow brush of your choosing, dip it into your brow powder. Use brow powder, as opposed to eye shadow. Although, you can use it. Eye shadow isn’t really sturdy enough. It’s a bit more flaky, messy, light. Brow powder is much sturdier to remain in place without using brow gel. Remove any excess product onto a paper towel or the back of your hand. I have a few faves. Smashbox, YSL, Anastasia – For a full list of my Top 9 Brow Powders, please click on the link. 

Begin applying the make-up at the arch (middle) of the brow, working your way to the tail (outter eye). Not adding on any more product, finish it off by filling in the inner eye of the brows. To blend, brush your brows once more upwards.

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Make-Up Artist Trick:

Follow every step, except the first one. Instead of waxing, use tweezers to pluck your eye-brows.

 

 

 

9 Top Brow Powders!

Brow Powder creates a clean, sophisticated,  natural, long-lasting, shapely brows. Brow powder is my favourite product to use.

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Brow Palette C$71

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo C$30

 

Bobbi Brown Brow Kit C$55

Shu Uemura x KYE Brow Palette C$55

 

 

Smashbox Brow Tech C$30

Urban Decay Brow Box C$35

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kit C$42

 

Dior All-In-Brow Long-Wear Brow Contour Kit C$64

 

Guerlain Brow Kit C$61

 

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Top 5 Lip Oils!

Lip oil conditions your lips while delivering colour.

 

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil C$35 – Best Selling

 

CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil C$25

 

LISE WATIER Gourmand Lip Oil C$21

 

LANCÔME Juicy Shaker Lip Oil C$28

 

CLINIQUE Pop Oil Lip and Cheek Glow C$25

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Yes to Miracle Oil Argan Lip Oil C$4.99 NEW

 

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YSL Scandal Collection Fall 2016

 

Scandal Collection: 

Baby Doll Kiss Blush Strober in 20 Lumiere Universelle Limited Edition C$45

Volupte Tint-In-Oil C$36 Best Selling

Full Metal Shadow C$34

Baby Doll Kiss and Blush C$45

La Lacque Couture C$31

Couture Eye Marker C$39 NEW

Couture Palette Collector in Scandal Collection  C$68 Limited Edition

Rouge Pur Couture The Mats C$42

 

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6 Eye Markers to Try!

 

Couture Eye Marker

YSL Couture Eye Marker C$39 NEW

 

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder The Blackest Liner C$25

 

Givenchy Mister Perfect Instant Makeup Eraser High Definition C$37

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen C$28

 

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Laura Geller Beauty Eye Calligraphy Eyeliner Marker C$29

 

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MAC Penultimate Brow Marker C$28

 

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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

KISS YOUR CHEEKS, BLUSH YOUR LIPS C$45

KISS YOUR CHEEKS, BLUSH YOUR LIPS Yves Saint Laurent introduces a double play of colour for lips and cheeks. A hybrid between a lip colour and a blush, this innovative air-whipped formula allows for an instant application on both lips and cheeks. With a luminous matte finish, colour is easily buildable from a soft and natural look to a more intense sophisticated look. The patented “hidden pearl” applicator is customised to glide perfectly on the lips and to allow the optimal amount of formula to be dotted on the cheeks. A range of 12 playful shades to complement each cheeky side of the YSL Baby Doll woman.

APPLICATION TIPS: Use one shade and dot the formula on the lips and cheeks with the applicator. Blend with your fingertips for a softer makeup result. For a more intense finish, apply a second layer by using the pearl applicator to fully spread the formula on the lips. To be more playful and daring, mix and match two shades on lips and cheeks and vice versa.

 

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Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture

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Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture C$35

High-color impact and sleek, shiny volume. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Vinyl Couture is the first mascara to be presented in clear packaging so that you can see the color right inside the tube. Its patented formula saturates your lashes from root to tip with intense, super shiny color while giving them intense length, volume and curl for a strong statement with each and every wink.

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How to use: Mascara Vinyl Couture can be worn alone or you can mix and match two shades to achieve a unique look. Keep these pointers in mind to make sure your colored mascara looks stylish, not tacky.

– Wear colored mascara on both your top and bottom lashes to make your eye color pop. It comes in a variety of shades to complement every eye color. Aubergine or purple flatters brown or green eyes; blue intensifies baby blues; and green looks great with hazel.

– If you’re trying colored mascara for the first time, you may prefer a more blackened color such as green, aubergine or hazel. The color is more subtle but still makes your eyes pop.

– Colored mascara is bold enough to wear alone, so keep the rest of your makeup simple. On your eyes, keep your shades neutral and your eyeliner on the thinner side.

– Wear the trend in a subtle way by layering colored mascara over black on just the tips of your lashes. Wearing color on the bottom lashes only gives a similarly toned-down effect.

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How-to: Nude Lips

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Purpose:

Wear nude lipstick/gloss when you want to high light your eyes as your feature which is your vocal point. Some nudes are very nude to block out the lips. Other nudes have a pinky undertone to it to add a little something to your nude. 

 

Apply It:

Exfoliate your lips. This eliminates any dead skin that is on your lips creating a soft smooth canvas.

Apply lipstick

Apply powder along the lip line with a small powder brush. I like using a powder foundation. A pressed powder works just as well. This works in the exact same manner as lip liner. Great alternative to using lip liner. Or, if you just don’t like lip liner.

 

 

Shop It!

 

Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Volupté Shine' Lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in 09 Nude in Private C$50

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Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque Lip Balm in Nude C$27

 

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Please & Nude Kate C$43

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner in Pillowtalk C$30

 

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Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Lip Stain in Dram Glow C$52

 

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Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in 620 Delicanodo C$123

 

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Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in 363 Nude C$41

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in 120 Nude C$47

 

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HOURGLASS Femme Nude Lip Stylo C$41

 

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