I had to take a double take when casting my eye upon the latest Spring/Summer 2014 images for Versace featuring Lady Gaga. I initially thought I was looking at a younger Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga, looks different than normal, although poor soul, she rarely looks normal. I actually quite like her appearance in the campaign, its refreshing, feminine, no weird or wacky pieces to look silly; and for a person who is not too fond (to say the least) of her or her general style, that is saying A LOT. Wearing minimal makeup and sporting Donatella’s sleek blonde tresses and wearing beautiful gowns she looks almost like a young Donatella has been cloned and is reliving the glory days of her youth.
Dontatella and Lady Gaga seem to be good friends…
“I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.”
Well, Gaga certainly seems to be Donatella’s doppelganger, not too sure about family, but who knows the plot may thicken!
The images were lensed by Mert and Marcus at the location in London and so far only these two have been released.
A couple of weeks ago I met Lucie, who is better known as the SilkLady. She taught me so much about silk and the benefits of a silk pillowcase which is what her company the SilkLady produces.
Its a known fact that sleep is a big contributor towards gorgeous, healthy glowing skin and gorgeous locks but until recently I’ve never thought much about my bedding contributing towards this factor, more specifically my pillow. If you are already on a strict skin and hair workout regime, you should invest toward to holy grail of skin care for your face, a beautiful silk pillowcase. The SilkLady provides beautiful quality 100% organic silk pillowcases which are anti-ageing, hypo-allergenic, natural skin care and good for your hair.
Silk is similar to human skin and one of its properties is a natural protein that contributes to skin wellbeing by renewing the rate in which the skin producing new skin cells which will result in the ageing processing being slowed down.Unlike normal pillowcases which can cause facial creases, which is a main contributor to wrinkles, the skin and hair can also be stripped of natural moistures and absorbed, which can result in dry skin and brittle hair. It may take some getting use to if you have been using a cotton pillowcase for years as silk will always have more slip and glide than cotton. This, however is the reason why you should invest in a quality silk pillowcase, the slip and glide of the silk is the reason for its effectiveness in preventing facial creases and dreaded morning bedhead! It may not answer your prayers 100% if you already have a serious problem with facial creases but they will diminish slightly and not be as exaggerated as with cotton.
“The Silk Lady pillowcases are naturally hypoallergenic. Since silk is a high molecular form of protein, it has a strong affinity for bio-organisms, and also has the unusual characteristic of preventing growth of micro organisms and bacteria. The closely woven nature of silk makes it inhospitable for dust mites – properties that have proven to ease conditions such as eczema and asthma. Silk is fungi immune and does not contain harmful trace chemicals and therefore resistant to mold and deterioration.”
The SilkLady pillowcases are a brilliant idea for a present for a lady of any age! Not sure what to get your mum, sister or auntie for Christmas? I think you do now!
The pillowcases are on special online at the moment for R310 each and you can purchase them online at www.thesilklady.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook too, let them know we sent you
This wonderful set appeared in Foam Magazine featuring model Kassi from LA models photographed by Raquel Olivio. Illustrations done by Bijou Karman, styling by Jardine Hammond, hair by Sunnie Brook, nails by Destinee Handly and makeup by Emma Ospina using Dior products.
The title is Belle of the Ball and features around 4 lovely beauty looks for the upcoming silly season!Bar, the extremely glittery eye I believe these looks are not only acheivable but suitable for any occassion over the festive season…
I love this look but its really only practical for high fashion shoots and drag queens! It can be toned done to a glitter liner on the eyelid to create sultry, sparkly sophistication.
Add some VAVAVOOM to your outfit with a cheeky eyeshadow application.
This may take some time for the inexperienced eyeshadow applicator but with practice adding some bright colour to eyelid and blending can never go wrong, especially if topped off with a beautiful bright lipstick.
The festive season is also time to give your natural hair its time to shine, go wild, put your straightners down, apply a dot of Argan oil and let your hair be free to show its natural beauty. Keep the makeup minimalist, and on trend for the season with a clear example of bareface! Don’t be fooled though, use a light bronzer to contour your face and finish your lips with an off neutral lip.
Common denominators in all looks? Start with a flawless face, strong eyebrows; if your makeup is wild tone down your hair and if your hair is wild tone done your face so as to not look too overdone, and let your inner festivites reflect on your face and in your hairstyle.
Well hello to you my dearies.
Much has happened since I last blogged, I got married. Yes indeed I did. Will post a blog on all the service providers, venue, etc.
For now I would like to show you my new hair cut. Now now, everyone knows that I’m not one that supports the whole “I’m married now, let me cut my hair, eat more and not bother with makeup or dressing up” mentality, but I really felt I wanted a sexy shoulder length hair style. This decision happened very suddenly. And I’m extremely happy with it.
I am intending on growing my hair again, but for now, I’ll enjoy my new look.
So if you want to have a new hair cut, but you maybe don’t have the ‘
oomph‘ to do it, well then maybe this look can inspire you to do it.
So what do you think Dahlings?
I’ll catch up again pretty soon with all you lovely readers. Mwah