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Avril Lavigne Models Her New Line For 2012

Hiya Poutlings

The interwebs has been flooded with loads of pictures of Avril Lavigne wearing her new line of clothing, ABBEY DAWN for 2012. I must say, I’m impressed by some of the clothing, its unique, and I do like some of it. The shoes are WOW. I want some of these shoes. As some of you may be aware, I used to love Avril Lavigne, and parts me deep down inside still do, when she is not doing silly things, ahem, green hair, yes, I received a bit of slack about saying that it was a blonde move in the past about that, but I’m sorry, GREEN hair does not make a statement if your hair is naturally blonde, it looks like you’ve been swimming in chlorinated pools and well, AHEM, shaving one side of head which is all very blantant in these new promo images… I don’t care if you don’t like that I don’t like it, but really, I think it makes her stunning hair (when its not green…) LOOK LIKE SHITE.

…but try look past that, look at THE SHOES, and THE SKELETON DRESS. I want those. I do. hahaha.

But anywayyy… Here are some images of Avril wearing her new collection.

A penny for your thoughts?



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PEPLUM, PEPLUM, PEPLUM… is such a fun word to say!

Hiya Poutlings!

Peplums are sweet and stylish and many times I’ve seen someone sporting one I’ve always thought, LOVELY ON HER but not for me… and you know, that really is a bunch of rubbish! Simply because one automatically thinks a peplum will accentuate the hips that is NOT neccessarily true…. 

Which is also true for the general public back in day, peplum was critized for being too dificult to pull off, now it has returned with a modern twist to become one of the hottest trends of the season and win hearts of many fashionistas worldwide.

Marchesa Spring Summer 2012

Badgley Mischka Spring Summer 2012

Peplum is simpler and more interesing now, it has transformed into a new, both bolder and more demure shapes and is no longer something to be scared of.

Peplums come on elegant dresses and jackets, girlie blouses and tops, eccentric pants and shorts and due to so many variations there are plentely of ways to wear them. However if you decide to try this trend, there are a few pointers to take into account for example the illusion peplum creates.

Peplums can have both a slimming and volumious effect, cover your problem areas and accentuate the assets. Here are some styling tricks to take into account:

  • To accentuate your waist, look for a peplum on a jacket that is short and sweet. It should end right above your hips. USE A BELT.
  • To add volume to your hips, wear a skirt or dress with peplum that is puffy and fancy and ends in the mid section of your hips.
  • To make your hips look narrower, opt for a sleek peplum with no volume which finishes after the widest area of your hips.
  • Minimize a large bust by wearing a skirt with a darker colour on peplum and a slightly lighter colour underneath.
  • Go for a total black outfit with a peplum, it will have the biggest slimming effect.
  • Avoid A-line skirts with peplums, only pencil skirts will work to balance your proportions right or you will end up looking like a bus… as my dear Sandylashxx says. hahaha.
  • The hem of your skirt or dress should hit above the knee and just bust below it. If you go for a longer design you will look shorter no matter how long those legs are because peplum tends to cut off the length of the legs.
  • Wear high heels with peplums to keep your proportions right, and there is never an excuse not to wear high heels, ladies!!

Do you have any other tips for pulling off this look? Please share in the comments.


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Forever New

Being fashion forward at Pout Perfection is part of looking fabulous!
One of my new and favorite collections is


 Forever New embraced South African shores in 2010 and has been a growing success since, the store originates from Australia, and brings an absolute amazingly fabulous range of clothing, shoes bags and accessories to their customers.

I am very impressed that the brand has found a name, that means and describes exactly what the products that they deliver are. Forever New describes every piece of clothing the stores offer… Every piece you see has classical staying power, they are not fads in fashion that will fade the next time summer comes around. This is the kind of store you go to buy those items you know you need and can use year in and year out, coats, dresses, handbags, shirts, that literally will stay Forever New.

Their clothing is so fresh, stylish and a range that you can never go wrong with. They bring out the natural beauty with their clothing and surely makes you feel FOREVER NEW!

Their brand is all bout CLASS and ELEGANCE!

At the moment they have three amazing collections available.The first collection is:


The “Moroccan Princess” collection takes you to a world of exotic Middle Eastern glamour, inspired by the Moorish art and design of the Marrakesh. Abundant in rich jewel colours and warm spice, the summer collection is a lavish oasis of luxurious silks and embroidered fabrics in saturated tones that pop against glittering golds and sparkling silver metallics.

Brilliant hues of sapphire blue, poppy red, citrine orange and emerald-green are stunning against accents of gold, coral, turquoise and violet. The vivid colours and high shine lend a 70’s influence with the sleek and fluid lines of flowing halter neck dresses and split details. Digital animal prints, one shoulder dresses and embellished kaftans combine for an opulent “beach to bar” look with statement bags and vibrant heels the perfect partner for party dress season. The collection is a spectacular cocktail of bold 70’s glamour and the rich sensual mystery of Morocco

Some of the clothing in this collection:


 Escape to an endless summer in the Australian sunshine with Forever New’s “Palm Springs” collection. Inspired by Hollywood in the 60’s, this glamorous range is a riot of colour and luxurious fabrics. Packing for that dream holiday has never been more exciting, with gorgeous bikinis and stunning kaftans to take you from lazing at the beach to sipping cocktails by the pool. Pretty embellished sandals and ultra chic handbags are just the thing you need to dress up your cool white shift dress while you lunch at the Versace Hotel like supermodel Milou Sluis.

Warm balmy nights take you to dinner in tangerine silk cocktail dresses to show off a golden tan, or an eye-catching colour blocked dress and statement necklace. Awash with hot vivid colour, bright white and metallics, the Palm Springs collection pops with coral, watermelon, raspberry and tangerine, cooled down with splashes of aquamarine and bursts of bright turquoise. Final touches include oversized totes in faux ostrich and snake-skin are perfect for jet setting to your summer destination filled with an array of gorgeous swimwear, towels and beach accessories from the exclusive Resort Collection that launches with the release of Palm Springs.

Some of the clothing in this collection:


“Shanghai Rose” is inspired by the exotic allure and fragile beauty of the Orient. The collection; reminiscent of 1920’s style opulence, features drop waisted dresses and beaded kimono sleeved tops with the embellished jacket returning as a hero item. Heavy beaded camisoles provide the perfect evening piece paired with metallic jacquards and sheer slinky fabrics. Pure silk maxi dresses and cocktail shift dresses receive a fresh spring update with Chinioserie prints featuring amongst delicate oriental flowers and cherry blossoms. The colour palette of peach sorbet and coral tones includes delicate highlights of lavender, tiffany blue and jade green against the signature Forever New backdrop of soft pink, dramatic black and vintage pearl.
Art Deco chandelier inspired jewellery makes a statement with metallic heels, beaded hard case clutches and fan-shaped accessories. Unique headwear with an origami influence provides the finishing touches to this glamorous and sophisticated collection perfect for the Spring racing and occasion wear season.

Some of the clothing in this collection:

As you can see their clothing is simply beautiful. I could blog forever with regards to all their amazing accessories and shoes and clothing so I suggest all you Pouters get to your nearest FOREVER NEW and experience the amazing range they have.

They have stores located in:

JOHANNESBURG: Clearwater, Cresta, Eastgate, Fourways, Melrose Arch, Sandton, The Glen, The Zone

DURBAN: Gateway

CAPETOWN: V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk

POLOKWANE: Mall of the north

NELSPRUIT: Illanga Mall

PRETORIA: Woodlands

So Pouters get to your fashion eyes on and stay




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Matric Dance / Prom DO’s & DON’Ts

 You obviously want to look your best as it’s a night you’re going to have in your mom’s scrapbook album forever, so take some advice from us and make sure you cover the do’s and stay away from the don’ts all night at your Matric Dance!

Do: Bring a Hot Date

Or if he isn’t particularly good-looking, just make sure his teeth are white, his hair is gelled and his suit is clean, because there’s no worse accessory than a gross date! He will taint your photos (and the memory) of the night forever! *insert psycho music here*

Don’t: Forget to Shave your legs

You’ll be dancing all night, so make sure your pins are in tip-top shape! You don’t want to look like a tarantula on your big night, now do you?

Do: Wear a flattering dress

If you’re a pear shaped girl, don’t do a mermaid dress. If you’re top-heavy, don’t show too much cleavage. If you’re skinny, don’t wear something shapeless. If you’re bigger, don’t wear too many frills. Yes, it’s a hassle to get the right dress, but if you dress for your body type you will look and feel amazing. Tip: Look for a celebrity with a similar body type (and don’t kid yourself, don’t choose someone obviously the wrong shape) and see how they dress on the red carpet and copy the look.

Don’t: Cake on the makeup

I’ve seen where girls look as pale as ghosts or just plain dirty in their Matric Dance photos. Go easy on the foundation and powder; don’t overdo it because nobody is going to think you look sexy if you look like a geisha!

Do: Check Youtube for hairstyle ideas

Whether you’re going for something funky or elegant, check Youtube for the best looks. You’re already spending so much money (whether it be yours or your parents’) on the dance and the dress, so why waste on a hairdresser if there are so many options on the internet? Although, if you know you have two left hands, rather get a friend or your older sister to help you with this.

Don’t: Wear too much fake tan

You’ll embarass your date and your friends if you end up looking like an Oompa Loompa or Oros on your Matric Dance, so go easy on the fake tan and remember to wash your hands after applying!

Do: Work on your pose

OK, so now you’ve got the dress, the hot date, the pretty makeup, the great hair and the nice tan and you pose like a pornstar. No. This won’t work at all. Stand in front of the mirror and practice your elegant pose. Work out which pose it right for you. Again, look to celebrities for inspiration. You may feel like a real twit at first, but you’ll be happy you did it when you look like princess in your photographs! And besides, nobody wants to see you squeeze your girls in your mamma’s scrapbook…



















Well there you have it! My number one do? Have fun because it only happens once!


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