Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Art Of Seduction

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KENZO Jeu d’Amour perfume
IVANA HELSINKI cape
& OTHER STORIES top

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA earrings
MONICA VINADER rings

SAINT LAURENT bangle
 TOPSHOP skirt
SAINT LAURENT shoes

What defines the art of seduction? A capturing smile, persuasive eyes, an alluring scent? As a proud Scorpio (God do I love being a one) us minxes are described as mysterious charmers in our own right who live for the thrill of the chase. A little laugh here, a vampy glance, there are two things that has me getting away with murder on a daily basis, apart from my star sign, it’s of course being blond.

‘The essence of femininity, a concentrate of sensuality’ is what Kenzo’s newest, Jeu d’Amour, perfume is about, love as a gamble, a game. The law of attraction is unexplainable, invisible but can be felt stronger than any other emotion. It’s driven by positivity and ruled by human nature, where all those nervous smiles and characteristic hiccups are part of the play. So lay your cards wisely, remembering that winning is not always the point of the game.

In collaboration with Kenzo
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Smokey Nudes

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I had the pleasure of trying out the latest ‘Smokey Nudes’ range by Bobbi Brown. With my busy lifestyle and admittingly short attention spam, the collection could not have been a better match. The all-in-one, 8-shade eye palette allows you to create either a dramatic nighttime or soft daytime smokey eye in just minutes. That all-important final touch can be achieved with the ‘Shimmer Brick’ highlighter, which landed as my favorite for giving a glow without the glitter, a surprisingly difficult concept to come by nowadays. For someone who prefers matte, neutral tones, to match my never ending love of all things monochrome and all black, this range has been a dream to dip my brushes into!

I created my 10 minute, foolproof, smokey eye with outlining the lash-line with the kajal liner and smudging it, no steady hands needed! I then applied the darker nude from the smokey eyes palette on my eye lids, blending it outwards. Followed by working the black from the lash-line up. A few back and forths with the beige and the black to have them perfectly balanced, followed by a stroke of the highlighter eyeshadow under my eyebrows and in the inner corner of my eyes. I then finished off with a thin line of the kajal liner again and two layers of the smokey eye black mascara. VoilĂ !

In collaboration with Bobbi Brown
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Six Days Trial

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Can we discuss the level of coolness of my new jacket? Let’s take a little moment to praise my favourite leather maker, Francis Leon’s new lust worthy pieces for heritage brand Barbour International! I’m teaming up with the jacket and coat specialist to bring you ‘A race fueled by style’, here is how it goes: We are challenging you all to a Six Days Trial, stop by Barbour International at Picadilly circus, or by participating House of Fraser stores and style up your favourite biker look in the photo booth! Then it’s simply the love of social media, shares and likes that gives you the chance to win the coolest pieces from Barbour’s current collection. I'll be waiting for your #BISDT inputs over at Barbour's site.

We are kicking off with an in-store event tomorrow at Barbour International in Picadilly Circus from 5-7pm. So come on down for drinks, goodie bags and a little meet and greet! See you tomorrow?

In collaboration with Barbour International

Monday, 13 October 2014

Tranquillity

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Well well well. Hey from Ibiza. The closing season was calling big time, so here we are. Stretching out some unrealistic dreams to the max, why does all good things have to come to an end....? Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened, they say. But, I am only human. Until next year, sunset paradise, unfortunately you never get the same moment twice.
photos by Stefanie

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Through rose-tinted glasses

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ZARA crop top
MONICA VINADER diamond ring
PERNILLE CORYDON gold ring
PRADA shoes

Making the most of the last summer days in London with undiscovered rose gardens and seizing the beauty of our central Hyde Park. The pointy pumps get a rest whilst the streets still allows bare toes, these are the glorious in between days of bare legs and big coats. Ask any blogger and they’ll tell you every change of season is much appreciated, lucky me for living in the part of the world where I get to experience all four seasons. Look at me phasing the British weather. Because I’m happy.

Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Million Club

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LOUIS VUITTON earring
& OTHER STORIES top
AGENT PROVOCATEUR bra
ZARA blazer
 
MONICA VINADER rings 
 SECON HAND jeans
SOPHIA WEBSTER shoes
 
 
‘’Keep your head heels and standards high’’


No need to ask me twice to create a story to illustrate the launch of Paco Rabanne’s beautiful, new One Million fragrance. I’ve been wearing the previous Lady Million since I can remember, but now the golden perfume that represents all things luxurious has been updated with the an intriguing ‘Eau My Gold’ fragrance. Can we take a moment to applaud the name?

While the perfume speaks loud, basking in it’s glamorous femininity, my version is a bit more subtle. My very own Golden Rule follows in the footsteps of nothing less than my beloved high heels. From the shoes I dreamt of as a child, the designer stilettos that I saved up to in my teens, on to the aesthetics that I eventually build a career around. Fellow shoe lovers will understand that those all important inches does not only help you walk tall, but it acts as a reminder on every step that the fighter in you can rise above any given situation. It both physically and mentally lifts you on to a higher level of live. That, if anything, is why I wear 5 inch and up heels even when I pop out to buy milk.

So if I managed to get awake some curiosity in you, click though and discover the golden lifestyle on Paco Rabanne’s 'Million Wall' where you’ll find images and inspirational quotes to live up to.

In collaboration with Paco Rabanne
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Eddy Anemian

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EDDY ANEMIAN x H&M jacket
ZARA skirt
BALENCIAGA 'Padlock mini' bag
MONICA VINADER rings
JIMMY CHOO ‘Turner’ boots 

Following in the footprints of the ‘what-I-wors’ over London fashion week. For a casual Sunday, I got dressed in a deconstructed denim jacket by Eddy Anemian, winner of this year's H&M Design Award. This time last October I was phasing the collaboration with Minju Kim, the collection that sold out in a day, although it flew under the radar for most of us. But, this year, let’s be more organized and prepare to shop the collection in selected H&M stores 23.10.

Photos by Mikko Puttonen

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Illustrated leather


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTION 'So Kate' shoes

For fall, firm favorite McQ by Alexander McQueen has teamed up with Japanese manga artist Yoshiyasu Tamura for a collection of punchy, black and white, comic strip inspired pieces. The collaboration offers a whole series of all-over manga prints, but a marriage of a classic biker and illustrated bad-girl patches convinced me that there is still room for another leather jacket in my wardrobe. This one will for sure not be outplayed any time soon, come what may swanky new leathers. So, to not look too much like I’m about to ride off, the prettiest satin peplum on the market and, wait for it, the most perfect shoe man ever made; Let’s finally welcome the legendary ‘So Kate.’ My feet are crying bloody, but very happy tears.
In collaboration with McQ
Photos by Mikko Puttonen