As you know, September was dedicated to Icons of all types, from Prince and Vampira to Parisian palaces and wardrobe staples, I tried to cover all bases. There were so many more topics I wanted to touch on, but time wasn’t exactly on my side and here we are, on September 30th about to close this theme. I could have extended it but I am too eager to start the new theme for October which is “High End | High Street” – it should be fun.
Today I would like to introduce you to my September Icons – items that haven’t left my side this month. Some are new releases, some are just new to me and the rest are simply classic pieces. Do read the captions below to find out more about each product.
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I recently started wearing more jewellery around my wrists, partly because of my glorious new Jacqueline watch. So maybe I am late to the (arm) party, but right now I find it hard to leave the house without one or a few of my Fossil bracelets.
Glossier’s Balm DotCom is the skin salve I’d been waiting for. As a result I keep one in my bag, one on my bedside table and one at my studio.
Here you can see another Fossil bracelet from my stack, this one in rose gold as I love to mix metals (my everyday jewellery has silver, gold and rose gold bits mixed in).
When I cheat on my usual fragrance – it happens – I use the Fossil 1954 fragrance which is deliciously androgynous and fresh, blending mandarin blossom with pepper and ginger. If you think it would also make a delicious juice, you are not alone.
On my lips at the moment: Dolce & Gabbana’s Sophia Loren N1 lipstick in the most gorgeous shade of bright cherry red, but with a light and sheer formula. Perfect for those days when you don’t really want to look like you tried. For me that’s every day pretty much.
Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3. This is another party I am the latest for. Seriously, I know it’s been on every single blog and in every magazine known to man, but until now I hadn’t tried it as I grumpily decided that “I am not an eyeshadow person”. I do that a lot and then I look like a fool. My foolishness was uncovered on a shoot a couple weeks ago where a make-up artist applied a light dusting of rose gold on my lids and I LOVED it. So I fetched my Naked Palettes (I was kindly sent all three) and started playing around with the shades. I have now mastered a daytime smokey eye and can apply full eye make-up in less than one minute. Yay, me.
Bakel Thio-C packs a mighty skin saving punch in a mini bottle. It is an illuminating, revitalising and anti-ageing serum for the whole face, eye contour included… And it works! I have been using it for just over 10 days now and my skin looks a little less dull (it was further helped by my La Prairie facial at The Dorchester).
My Fossil Sydney bag is very distracting (and very pink!), so you may not have noticed a little something that is hiding under my arm… Back to the bag later.
Another handbag fixture (it only temporarily escaped from my Fossil bag) is this Becca Lip & Cheek tint in Watermelon. It is literally the most effort-free item in my make-up arsenal. Dab a bit on your cheeks, put the excess on your lips and you are good to go. Perfect for the beach (although it is only a distant memory by now) but generally a busy/lazy girl saviour.
There is something wonderful about a colour pop bag. If you are like me and live in denim, black, white or grey I am pretty sure you sometimes crave a colour injection. Shoes are a solution but I sometimes find even that a little too much so I prefer to have fun with my handbags. Whether it is with a little pompom dangling from a classic black or grey bag or a full on colour statement like this Fossil Sydney crossbody. Think pink (in moderation).
This is a collaboration with Fossil