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Victoria Beckham Launches Capsule Collection

Hiya Poutlings! ❤

Victoria Beckham is to launch a capsule collection called Icon featuring the selected reworked designs from her archive collections starting from Spring/Summer 2009 season. The line of seven Beckham dresses coveted by fashionistas around the world will start at £1,000 or roughly R14,000.

Together with my personal edit of the spring/summer 2013 collections, I wanted to be able to offer an exclusive product on the site that was in keeping with the signature aesthetic that’s very special to me, I introduced Icon in response to requests for designs from as far back as my first collection from customers, and I wanted to find a way to offer them key dresses from the archive, but in newly-reworked colours and fabrics.. I hope these updated styles will become unique, limited edition pieces and am excited to revisit other archive designs as the Icon collection continues to grow.NEW ICON RANGE - VICTORIA

The dress that was unveiled as the broke is this navy and spearmint frock inspired by Victoria’s Spring/Summer collection. It will be interested to see what other dress will make it to the Icon collection… are you feeling this one? I don’t know if I like it or not. It may grow on me… maybe?

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Meanwhile Victoria showed both her collection at NYFW. The main line textures and colour blocks while Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is about layers and versatile pieces, which I think I prefer to the first Icon collection piece…

I’m really excited about this collection, it’s effortlessly cool and easy and we’ve developed a lot of textures, it looks like there’s a lot of layers. The idea is that you don’t have to think about it. It looks like two pieces – jumpers and skirts – but it’s just one piece and you can just zip yourself up and off you go.

Be sure to check out Vicky’s website for the new ecommerce website and new pieces of Icon collection.

x missfitz

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Lead in Lipstick – What is all the HYPE About?

Helloooo Poutlings

As a beauty product enthusiast (one may say “hoarder” but I am a makeup artist, so it’s ok!) lipstick is one of my very favourite things in the world. At any given moment I have a bare minimum of 5 tubes rattling around in my handbag… and another 500 at home. When I buy a new one, (which I do often), I consider the colour, the texture, the packaging the longevity of the formula and sometimes, let’s be honest, just how luxurious it looks and feels. What I am definitely not thinking about, however, is what actually goes into it.

I was momentarily dismayed last year by a number of studies conducted by the FDA that found significat amounts of lead in at least 400 lipstick formulas, but it mostly applied to the “drugstore” brands, with a few exceptions.

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I thought, because the lipsticks I buy generally cost upward of at least R200.00, they must be lovingly crafted with safe, healthy ingredients in Narnia by cuddly dexterous animals wearing vests. Ignorance is bliss, babes, and there was no substantial evidence to say otherwise.

But my warped logic has been compromised: I received one of THOSE emails, you know, THAT email, that people forward not sure if it is true but they want to warn you anyway. The email claimed that all lipstick contained enough lead to kill you, well maybe not that much but enough to kill you sometime in the near future. So, I did as Fi does and researched.

“Good Morning America”, a television show in USA tested 22 types of lipstick and found that a serious majority – over 55% – contained traceable amounts of lead, regardless of the colour, brand or manufacturing origin.

Still, I’m not going to surrender my Guerlain Rouge Automatique in favour of some TV show somewhere in the world just YET. The FDA assures us all that trace amounts of lead in lipstick, the levels of which have actually dropped over in the past year of 2012 cannot harm you. You aren’t eating that shit straight out of the tube, are you? I hope not. But if these statistics are freaking you out, nonetheless, you can count on brands like Tarte, ILIA Beauty, Jane Iredale and Vapour Beauty for completely clean, lead free alternatives to what you might otherwise pick up at Clicks or Dischem.

…and I suppose South African cell networks would love to blame these findings on the poor cell phone reception at times. haha.

x flea143

Related:

Lead in Lipstick Overview: Policy, Toxic Substances in Cosmetics, Tests, Recommendations, Stakeholder Initiatives & More http://krilloil.com/blog/lead-in-lipstick/

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Jennifer Lawrence at the Golden Globes 2013

Hiya Poutlings!

Jennifer Lawrence is one of my new favourite style stars to watch.

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Though Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior 2012 Haute Couture strapless corseted gown had me on the fence on the live red carpet, and in any of the outdoor images, however it really wowed onstage later.

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When she first arrived, I was sort of happy to see another red gown, so she could stick it to Zoey Deschanel (I am not her biggest fan). The Gaultier-esque bust did bother me initially. I felt like it was squinting at me in the sunlight.

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I will say that the addition of Raf Simons signature note from that collection, the metallic belt, lifted the oddness of that weird red and defined the wonderfully awkward silhouette.

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As you can see from the indoor pics, how that colour sings out of the sunlight. It’s perhaps the sheen to the fabric.

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The new face of Miss Dior went for a glittering metallic box clutch…

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..and minimal jewels with a cocktail ring and drop diamond earrings.

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Complemented with hair and makeup as fresh as it was dramatic. Perfect for a young actress making her debut.

Brava, darling.

That dress certainly grows on you the longer you look at it!

*missfitz

P.S. Check out Jennifer Lawrence’s interview with Elle and see what a healthy body image she portrays.  

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Makeup Mistakes: Lippy in All the Wrong Places…

 

Photo by: Nicholas Goldsworthy (www.ngdphotography.co.za) Model: Kirsten Maarschalk Makeup: MissFitz (www.missfitzstudio.co.za)

 

We’ve all had the embarassing scenario at least once in our life when we are wearing lipstick but instead of looking like an adult ready for a night on the town we look like a 4 year old playing dress up with mum’s lipstick! The tiny lines that are around your mouth provide the highway that lets your lipstick jump its border to neighbouring territory where it is now classified as an illegal.

These lines are a natural result of aging, but factors such as smoking and sun damage can hasten and increase them. An emergency fix to this problem is to use a damp paper towel to wipe away all of the lipstick. Use foundation or powder to conceal the stain around your mouth. Then brush a thin layer of lipstick on the center of your lips, staying away from corners and edges of your mouth.

To prevent bleeding lipstick, try this in the future:

  • Look after your lips, put moisturizer or lip ice on them and then apply loose powder over this to prevent colour spreading to areas its not welcome.
  • To help keep lipstick in place, try a full mouth applicaiton of an oil free foundation before applying the lippy.
  • Proceed by applying lip liner around your lips to create the ultimate bleed barrier.
  • Use a brush to paint on the lipstick, start in the center and work outwards with small, precise strokes.
  • Press your lipstick onto your lips with your finger
  • Apply a thin layer of tissue over freshly applied lipstick and pat some powder onto the tissue, this will make the lipstick last even longer

Remember, lipstick was out of fashion for a few years – it has really come back with a vengence now – so get practicing into old habits of wearing and touching up lippy, instead of gloss all the time.

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