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Guest Contribution : Accessorize Your Eyes: Eyewear 101

If you wear eyeglasses, you know how important it is to get the right look for the image you want to project. From fun-loving to intellectual, eyewear styles can enhance your eyes, brows, and overall face to go with whatever fashion trend you are wearing. That is why it is often helpful to buy glasses online ( so many options!) so you have more than one pair of glasses on hand to go with a variety of looks that will match your mood on a given day.

However before you snag a pair of shades online, at least make sure you try them on virtually at the very least. If possible find the pairs you like online and find a retail store that carries them physically to make sure your purchase is what you expect.

Playful.

If you are ready to have fun, pick out a pair of oval-shaped shades supported by a wire rim frame to go with your casual style. Your eyelashes can be lengthened in a fun-loving shade like blue or violet to go with a pair of eye shadows like cream and aqua that will make your eyes pop, no matter their color. Rosy cheeks and lips will finish your eye-catching look that is great for sports events, parties, and social gatherings of all kinds.

Sophisticated.

When dressing for a professional job, make sure your eyewear and makeup project the look that will get you noticed by the right people for the best reasons. A pair of square or rectangular glasses in dark or tortoiseshell frames will help to make you look wise and ready to tackle any projects that come your way. Pastel eye shadow with medium-length lashes that are textured with brown or black mascara will consolidate the impression that you are ready for work while maintaining your feminine distinctiveness. Natural foundation with a soft tint to the cheeks and lips add to the polished look you are coordinating for daytime appearances.

Innovative.

For events that invite your creative side to come out, you can afford to be a little more daring with your makeup and eyewear. Try a shade lighter or darker of foundation as long as it still looks natural. Brush your cheekbones with a unique shade of blush, such as gold or rust, to accent your progressive, fashionable outfit. Line your eyes with a coordinating pencil or liquid or dot liner in the spaces between your lashes. Add extension lashes for a noticeable difference and brush them with a unique shade of mascara, such as midnight blue or violet. For eyewear consider tinted lenses that are circular, rectangular, or square, perhaps oversized or undersized, with no frames, clear frames, or colored frames that match your cosmetics and go with your outfit.

Glamorous.

Pull out the stops for your special celebration, whether it be a holiday, a birthday, or a special event like a wedding, cruise, or concert. Make it memorable by wearing a lightly tanned foundation accented by plum cheeks and lipstick. Apply gold eye shadow and consider wearing a faux nose jewel or brow jewel. Depending on the tone of the event, you can wear sequin dots in gold or a coordinating shade above your eyebrows, which should be plucked neatly and brushed with a soft brown shade. Add a rich brown eyeliner to enhance the gold shadow, and for your lash extensions apply gold-tinged dark mascara, or tip the ends with golden eye shadow. Eyewear can be slender rectangular lenses in clear or light-colored frames, perhaps with gold edging.

Eyewear can complete your look, no matter the occasion, to consolidate your cosmetic effect and make your eyes stand out. Since most of us play a variety of roles and attend numerous events of different kinds, it is a good idea to have more than one pair of eyeglasses that can complement a differing look. Eyeglasses definitely make or break a mood. If you want some tips on how to find good quality glasses and other things this time of year you can start by checking this article out.

About the author

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, fashion and dabbles in photography in her spare time. She currently works providing copy and content for The Front and when she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.

You can follow Paisley on Twitter @paisleyhansen

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Anni King, Now Available at Purr

Anni KingPurr

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Anni King launch at Purr Boutique which is situated at Lifestyle on Kloof, Kloof Street, Cape Town. Although an already established brand, Anni King is making waves amongst ladies who enjoy the practicality of a leather accessory combined with perfect attention to detail which results in the most luxurious options for leather handbags and purses. Adding to the already exclusive selection of local and international designers available at Purr Boutique, Anni King is giving an added edge of femininity of a leather accessory which is perfect for any lady on the go or for someone looking for an investment wardrobe piece. Items available not only in stock standard leather colours of black or brown but also incorporating soft pastels and hues of deep coral, yellow and blue which are sure to brighten up and liven up any quality closet. If you are in the market for a new bag or purse, I dare you to have a peak and see the wonderful creations that they have on offer.

Here are some images of the SS14 collection which are simply gorgeous! They are all available at Purr.

Anni King SS14 Baby Pink Sweet Pea Anni King SS14 Deep Water Coral HYDRANGEA Anni King SS14 Elegant Black Petunia Anni King SS14 Yellow Daffodil

Anni King is a brand synonymous with style, femininity and attitude. The pure power of an Anni King accessory is to any women, simply an investment that will pay off for years to come that will compliment almost all stages of life and wardrobe.

If you are in Cape Town be sure to pop by Purr to check the Anni King line out – if you are elsewhere in the country be sure to check out the Anni King online store which has just gone live!

Thank you to Purr and Anni King for introducing me to such a wonderful brand. I know that the shopper bag is most definitely going onto my Dear Santa list.

Be sure to check out Purr’s website, Facebook and Twitter @ilovepurr

and Anni King’s website, Facebook and Twitter @AnniKingOffical

_xo flea143

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A Spiritual Fashion Experience Online with Aqua Bod-Hee

Aqua Bod-Hee  enlighten the fashion spirit

Aqua Bod-Hee
enlighten the fashion spirit

Not all online stores are created equal and every now and then a real gem pops up that really stands out from the crowd. Finding such online stores which are both local and unique are really few and far between, so it is noteworthy when one is found. Aqua Bod-Hee is the epitome of online store originality and a bit of free fashion spirit. Showcasing a lot of LOVE, LIGHT & HAPPY THINGS. It is evident that style runs deep through the site and all labels that Aqua Bod-Hee stock have a very bohemian feel with a touch of retro but nothing that doesn’t say anything but real class and exclusivity.

Aqua Bod-Hee’s intention is to spread the revolutionary love of fashion, individuality, Spirit & consciousness. All of pieces sold on this site are hand-made with love and sourced with care. Each item has a unique story behind it which takes one back on a journey of past eras that have contributed to the world we live in today.

Founded by the owner of Aqua Bod-Hee, Nicci Fleishman whose vision has come to life with the launch of online store which was to create the perfect place which stocks to the items which can be hard to find for individuals who wish to echo individuality in what they wear; for those who possess an inner gypsy, hipster, hippy and/or vintage lover who is wanting to express themselves by what they wear. Individual pieces with meaning, rather than your stock standard mass produced pieces that are turned out of factories at a rate of knots. To embody your spirit on the outside, to express yourself, to be free. Aqua Bod-Hee is stocking everything from gypsy shoes to head bands, and some gorgeous jewellery, there is no shortage of go-to custom hand-made items to top up your closet and outfit no matter the occasion. Aqua Bod-Hee is stocking up-and-coming brands and here area a few examples of what to expect on the store….

Love Republic

Love Republic  Alaya Tan polka dot R250

Love Republic
Alaya Tan polka dot
R250

Kimimela

Kimimela  Brahmā Peace R70.00

Kimimela
Brahmā Peace
R70.00

Skull & Bone

Skull & Bone Mettā Small Black Bead R220

Skull & Bone
Mettā Small Black Bead
R220

Earthlings Creations

Earthlings Creations Earthlings Seashell R320.00

Earthlings Creations
Earthlings Seashell
R320.00

Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces Kathina purple crown R250

Bits & Pieces
Kathina purple crown
R250

Chou-Chou

Chou-Chou Sage Elephant R120

Chou-Chou
Sage Elephant
R120

Boho Is the New Black

Gold Coin Gypsy Shoes available in sizes 3 - 8 R150

Gold Coin Gypsy Shoes
available in sizes 3 – 8
R150

India Rose

India Rose Mantra Silver & Pearl R350

India Rose
Mantra Silver & Pearl
R350

To view the entire collection be sure to check out Aqua Bod-Hee’s website. Like them on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter @AquaBodHee.

XO flea143

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Chocolate Couture Dress

Is chocolate your thing? Well it certainly is mine. I want to live in a chocolate house. Something quite Wonka-esque that would embody my happiness in chocolate. I want to eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and supper and not run the risk of getting diabetes or fat (in that order, I do have priorities here). I know that these are pipe dreams. Until I saw that there was a chocolate dress designed by Downtown Abbey costume designer, Caroline McCall, which was presented at The Chocolate Show in London. I mean, how fabulous!

chocolate-dress1

My main concern though is how do you wear chocolate in public without the very real possibility that you might end up showing your bits to the world to see once the chocolate is eaten or god forbid melts! Chocolate melts at 36 degrees celcius – body temperature. Oh this is bothering me MORE than it should but I think its because I can’t quite comprehend this chocolate dress..

chocolate-dress-2 I take my hat off to that model for not chowing down on the 132 pounts of chocolate which were required to make this dress.

xo Flea143

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Golden Gucci Resort 2014 Campaign

Gucci Resort 01

It feels like only a few weeks ago I was browsing through the countless amounts of Fall/Winter 2013 campaigns but time has passed far too quickly this year and bam we are being bombarded left, right and centre with 2014 campaigns!Gucci Resort 02Gucci Resort 03

Gucci has model Andrea Diaconu, who stands out for her poise, for the new Resort 2014 campaigns, the resort campaign is true elegance with golden skin reflective of the beautiful backdrop of the reddish-gold sunset. The pictures have a distinctive feel that they could be quite vintage, but they also bring some modern feeling to them too. I am still not loving slicked back hairstyles, especially with such feminine designs but it seems like they are here to stay for a while. Gucci Resort 04

Everything about the clothing pieces to the pair of gold ankle straps and the metallic clutch in silver translate to luxury and high style, enforcing Gucci is a true Italian brand.

Do you love it too?

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