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.

 

 

 

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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Coral Blush

Any blush in the orangy family; tangerine, cantaloupe, apricot or coral, coral, for example is excellent for olive skin tones, or light olive skin or light/medium skin-tones.

 

YVES SAINT LAURENT Blush Volupte in Blush Heart of Light 08 C$52

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush in 410 Coral C$33

 

Benefit Cosmetics CORALista Box O’ Powder Blush C$36

stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Shimmery Lotus C$34

 

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder the Barest Blush in 02 Cozy Coral C$32

 

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush in Crazy Bouquet 04 C$62

 

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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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Pomegranate Infused Beauty Products!

Pomegranate is excellent for dry skin, as well as anti-aging skin.It’s and ingredient that delivers moisture and radiance. It also firms and tightens skin elasticity.

 

 

Murad Daily Cleansing Foam C$34

 

DERMAdoctorWrinkle Revenge® 1 Facial C$28

SEPHORA COLLECTION Eye Mask C$6

Darphin Youthful Radiance Camellia Mask C$94

Estée Lauder Nutritious Radiant Vitality 2-Step Treatment C$78

Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask C$55

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask C$80

SEPHORA COLLECTION Face Mask C$8

SEPHORA COLLECTION Sleeping Mask C$5

Yves Saint Laurent VOLUPTÉ SHEER CANDY Glossy Balm Crystal Color (Contains Pomegranate Extract) in 04 Succulent Pomegranate C$40

 

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Lipair C$19

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer C$36

Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm C$58

Phyto Phytobaume Repair Express Conditioner C$29

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Beauty Trend: 4 Lip Oils

What would you prefet; lip oil or lip gloss? Is lip oil the new lip gloss? I doubt it. A lip gloss doesn’t contain any nourishing or skincare properties, where as lip oil does. It’s actually healthier for your lips. Are you down for lip oil?

LANCÔME Juicy Shaker Lip Oil C$28

Intelligent, nourishing bi-phase formula combining the active relief of nourishing oils with the revitalizing power of colour pigments for plump, glossy lips with a natural look. Shake before use and apply with the luxe cushion applicator.

  • Lightweight oil leaves lips soft, radiant and comforted
  • Includes a lip cushion applicator with a pillow-soft feel
  • Vibrant and delicious colours
  • Non-sticky texture
  • 5.3ml
  • Made in France

 

CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey and Cherry C$25

 

A comforting oil that immediately soothes lips and nourishes them while leaving them beautifully shiny with natural-looking colour. Its rich texture develops a protective, non-sticky film on the surface of the lips. Protected from dehydration, lips are supple, soft and look plumper.

  • A melting, lip-plumping formula which combines the comfort of an oil and the high-shine result of a gloss for radiant, fuller-looking lips.

 

CLINIQUE Pop Oil Lip and Cheek Glow C$25

A subtle pop of dewy colour for lips and cheeks.

  • Fluid-gel formula
  • Infused with safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils
  • Poppy Glow
  • 7ml
  • Imported

 

 

 

YVES SAINT LAURENT Volupte Tint In Oil C$36

A revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Coat your lips with this lip tint for a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto lips. It is infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. Its exclusive applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise and uniform application. Lightweight and non-sticky, this lip tint offers a new and luminous shine while the tint effect enhances the natural beauty of the lips—making it the perfect combination for youthful looking lips. 

 

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My Top 5 BB Creams!

What is a BB Cream? A BB Cream (Beauty Balm Cream) is an upscale version of a tinted moisturizer. It contains skin care benefits, many, many benefits, plus it cover slight imperfections. If you have rosacea, I would recommend using a CC Cream (Colour Corrector). It’s heavier in consistency, however it doesn’t feel heavy. DD Cream (Daily Defense) is excellent for those who want to protect their skin from the environmental stress, as well as pollution. It delivers the same amount of coverage as a BB Cream.

 

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BURBERRY Fresh Glow BB Cream C$46

 

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L OCCITANE Immortelle BB Cream C$52

 

LISE WATIER HydraForce BB Cream C$39

 

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YVES SAINT LAURENT Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream C$55

 

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SHU UEMURA UV Under Base BB Mousse C$46

 

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