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Oh, that’s a nice dress… It only cost 48 MILLION RAND… I’ll take two!

Hiya Poutlings

There’s a long time trend of creating mega-expensive things like gold and diamond nail polishes, jewellery topped cupcakes, and whatnot. Well, the most expensive dress costs  ₤3.5 million, roughly R48 million, yes, you read that right, R48,000,000, it weighs 13 kilograms since it’s embellished with twenty five two carat black diamonds plus twenty five more on the shurg.

The dress is designed by Debbie Wingham, a self-taught designer from Britain whose dresses have worn such celebrities as Kate Winslet, Dita Von Teese, Hilary Swank and others.

The floor length gown features black diamond encrushed peplum and a shoulder shrug as well as the “fine beading and delicate pointer white diamonds set in white gold iwth a very fine chain mail detail“. Debbie Wingham’s collection of diamond dresses was showcased at the Billionaires Club, in Monte Carlo, The Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev, Ukraine and Russia.

For her future design plans Debbie Wingham is going to do a Diamond Cut Jeans collection with limited edition of just 750 black diamond cut jeans and 1500 white diamond cut jeans.

The next showcases of her work will take place in Dubai, Switzerland, Mumbai and the USA.

Black diamonds seem to be a thing lately. The black diamond nail polish from Azature with a $250,000 price tag contains 267 carat ground black diamonds, the one Kelly Osbourne wore to the 2012 Emmys.

What do you think about the black diamond dress?

I believe people clearly have more money than sense. No one can doubt that Debbie Wingham’s creations are beautiful, but when was the last time you saw someone wearing a dress that could quite happily feed, clothe, educate a third world country?

I know we all at some stage may have splurged bought items when we’re shopping that we KNEW were too expensive, but really, this is a whole other level.

*missfitzz

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A LEGEND KEVYN AUCOIN

Hello Pouters!

Before I start with my personal makeup how to’s.  I’d just like to start off first with a little bit of info on how I came to loving makeup so much.

It all started with a makeup legend! Mr. Kevyn Aucoin! Unfortunately for the fashion, beauty and makeup industry he passed away. But he was definitely the person that made makeup what it is today. He transformed faces like you wont believe.  He was the god-father of makeup!

When I saw his work on one of his books Making Faces I was absolutely blown away! I immediately wanted to just dip my whole face in makeup!!! His work became an obsession. I only dream to have a quarter of his talent!

That was the day I realized what a wonderful thing makeup was! Without the use of cosmetic surgery, one could transform a face from drab and naked to fabulous and painted, thanks to Kevyn.

Kevyn Aucoin, you are my makeup hero!

Kevyn was known for being the contour master. He transformed celebrities and ordinary people into works of art!

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Calista Flockhart and Gweneth Paltrow

Demi Moore

Can you believe that this is Courtney Love?

Drew Barrymore

Isabella Rossellini to look like Barbra Streisand.

Hilary Swank as Raquel Welch

Janet Jackson

Christy Turlington

Lisa-Marie Presely made to look like none other, Marilyn Monroe.

Winona Ryder

Martha Stewart

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Kevyn Aucoin 1962-2002

His books that made me fall in love with the art of makeup. If you have a passion for makeup, try to get these books. You can order them at Exclusive Books, but they will be expensive. It’s definitely worth it though!

Kevyn facts:

  • He was self-taught!
  • Went to New-York and would makeup models for free just to build a portfolio
  • Was discovered by VOGUE‘s photographer Steven Meisel
  • His career took off with a makeup shoot he did with Cindy Crawford which led him to do 9 VOGUE covers in a row
  • He also did 7 COSMOPOLITAN covers in a row
  • At the height of his career, he charged about $6000.00 per makeup session
  • Died from a pituitary tumor and suffered from acromegaly.

There is soooooooo much more he did regarding his career. This list would carry on forever, but I will let the pictures do the talking.

For your information, this is a guy!

This is how he would contour. It’s all about contouring! Just remember to blend very well! It’s the secret! You should have seen her after! Wow! I didn’t post a picture, because I think you should get the book and see the after. 🙂

Therefore I say LESS IS NOT MORE! Look at what more can do!

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MuchLuv ♥

Sandylash xx

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