April 29, 2011

Royal wedding 2011: Everything about Catherine's look

I have to admit I cried during the entire wedding ;), to me this was the perfect royal wedding, it couldn't have been any better.

I was especially excited how Kate would look like and it really knocked me off my feet. A dream of a dress! And her make-up: So naturally! And because she looked so incredibly good, I'm concerning myself now with her look.

THE DRESS


A beautiful ivory gown (the color reminded of Lady Di's wedding gown color) with lace applique and many floral details. It was designed by Sarah Burton, head designer of the british label Alexander McQueen
. Catherine's wedding gown also reminded slightly of that dress that Grace Kelly/Gracia Patricia wore at her wedding.
The official Royal Wedding website revealed:
"Miss Catherine Middleton's Wedding Dress has been designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen's work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress."



THE JEWELLERY


Kate wore a beautiful small sparkling tiara with a long tradition. The tiara was made by Cartier in 1936. She was given Queen Mum when she became Duchess of York. The tiara was presented to Queen Elizabeth II. on her 18th birthday.

Her earrings were designed exclusively by Robinson Pelham. The royal wedding website says that they're  “diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center.” Their design was inspired new Middleton family coat of arms, which features oak
leaves and acorns. I love them!

THE MAKE-UP


According to some gossip, Kate did her wedding make-up herself just like she already did for the announcement of her engagement to William last year. It is very natural and she seems to feel confident with it.

If you want to copy it, prime you upper eye lid with a matte grey eyeshadow. Apply black kohl kajal around the eye and smudge it a little bit on the upper eye lid. Use black mascara and if needed trace your eyebrows a little bit to emphasize them. Use a rose blush on your cheeks and apply light pink lipstick on your lips.


THE HAIR

Her hairstyle was beautiful! Kate wanted it to be very naturally so that William recognizes her. Instead of a pinned-up hairstyle, she had big curls which were slightly snatched on the upper back of her head.

THE NAILS


Marina Scandoval, the woman who had made Kate's nails, told Daily Mail that the nail color was actually blended   out of two nude colors. The first one is called 'No. 28 Rose Lounge' from the label Bourjois which is exclusively sold only in the UK, the second color is from Essie called '423 Allure'.

I think her nails looked fabulous when William slipped on her wedding ring!

The first thing I'm gonna do now is trying to cover this color with my own nude nail polishs ;-)


Credits:
http://fem.com
http://glamour.com
http://glamour.de
http://bunte.de
http://officialroyalwedding2011.org

Kate & William ♥: The Kiss

April 27, 2011

Statement Necklaces: The bigger, the better

'Not without my statement necklace!' is what many fashionistas probably say this spring. And there's actually no reason to let them collect dust in your jewellery case, those necklaces manage it to make every outfit look great, no matter how boring or simple it may be. 
 Long golden spikes (ASOS, seen at asos.com)
 Geometric looking necklace with glass and svarowski crystal. (Lanvin, seen at net-a-porter.com)
 Silver necklace with glass and crystal. (Lulu Frost, seen at net-a-porter.com)
 Wonderful statement necklace in turquoise (Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo, seen at robertafreymann.com)
Bright necklace with slices (Topshop, seen at topshop.com)

April 25, 2011

Nail Colors S/S 2011: Anything goes

This summer I'd love to spend my entire money on nail colors. You think I'm crazy? Well, I'm sure you agree after reading this.

RED
Red nails will always be great!

Why we love it:
Red always works. Always. It makes a woman looks strong and confident. And you can wear it with everything.

This summer, the coolest red is bright red (e.g. YSL Rouge Sublime). You don't really want to run around in dark red nails when the sun is shining, do you?






ORANGE

Fergie from BEP with orange nails




Why we love it:
Because the Neon trend never really dies and everyone is tired of pink. Red's little sister is so much cooler! (e.g. OPI In my Back Pocket)








BLUE






Why we love it:
Any shades work. No matter if a pastell turqouise or an electric blue, blue is the new red (well, almost). (e.g. Essie Greenport, OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight







VIOLET




Why we love it:
Violet is a very fashionable color. With sparkling particles, it looks even more great so that we absolutely wanna have it! (USLU Airlines, AIT -Aitutaki, Cook Islands)






TOFFEE






Why we love it: 
Pastell colors are as soft as you favorite ice cream from your favorite Gelateria. Especially toffee is a big trend this summer (as seen here at Valentino). (e.g. Nails Inc., Basil Street Pale)

Selfmade Orange Lemonade

I was on a trip with my family yesterday, and we sat down in this beautiful café where we ordered selfmade orange lemonade. It looked very pretty and it tasted insanely good, so I asked the waitress for the recipe.

For 4 drinks you need:
• 120 g sugar
• 2 tablespoons of orange zest
• 250 ml water
• lots crushed ice
• 600 ml orange juice
• Club soda

How it works:
Mix sugar and orange zest and add the water. Boil it until the sugar dissipates, then reduce heat and boil it for 10-12 minutes. Leave the syrup to cool down. Press the cold syrup through a sieve and put it in the fridge.
To serve it, mix syrup and orange juice and arrange it in 4 glasses. Add lots of crushed ice, orange pieces and fill it with club soda.

April 18, 2011

Best Looks from Coachella Festival 2011

Alessandra Ambrosio looked fab in a flattery dress and boots.
Alexa Chung wearing nude colors and Chanel bag.
Twilight Beauty Ashley Greene in the typical Coachella look: Used shorts and boots.
Camilla Belle in a cute lace top and pendant necklace.
Dita von Teese doesn't give up her burlesque look, even at Coachella.
Boho Girl Isabel Lucas in her famous boho style which fits Coachella perfectly.
MTV Actress Jamie Chung in a lovely flower print skirt and trilby.
Kate Bosworth (MY FAVORITE!) in mikro shorts, Stars & Stripes shirt and desert boots.
Katy Perry is wearing a nude lace dress
NY-Beauty Whitney Port looks fab in millefleur skirt and studded satchel.