Category: inspiration

Geek Chic

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Geek Chic – Because magazine

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tavi – rookie magazine

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rookie magazine

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Daria

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Gwyneth as Margot in the Royal Tennenbaums

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Welcome to the dollhouse – illustration

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Chloe Sevigny

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Geek Chic – source: pinterest

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Geek chic – source pinterest

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Geek Chic – Pinterest

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dweep tshirt topshop

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Because magazine are into Geeks. Make up artist Georgina Graham and hair stylist Colin Gold go for non-functional make up. A mix of the 80’s, litte bit of 90’s and lots of contemporary cool. The freckles, bright green mascara and pale lippy remind me of our  cool nanny who used to come with us on holiday. She would show me how to do make up which at the time in the 80’s was frosted pink lips and bright blue mascara. As she was lightyears older than me everything she did was cool with a capital C. Happy memories! Wonder where I can score a frosted lippy now?

Charlotte highlights the inspiration behind the film on her website: The character came from looking at the films including “Welcome to the Doll House”, Margot Tenenbaum from the Royal Tenenbaums (the character that Gwyneth Paltrow plays) and also the cartoon Daria as well as pictures of Tavi and her Rookie manual. But this is a new type of sexy geek. We found this amazing picture of Chloe Sevigny where on first glance she appears demure but actually behind her eyes you can see she’s not really innocent at all.

I really love freckles. Everyone looks so cute and sweet with them and it’s a really youthful look. It’s so easy to do: we used an eyebrow pencil and drew a smattering across the bridge of the nose, the forehead, and on the cheeks and then powder to set it.

I think blue mascara is a very fun look. Even if you’re scared of blue eye shadow, you might be able to indulge in a bit of blue mascara. It’s a very fun way you can apply some colour to your face and still look really beautiful. Blue mascara has had a bit of a bad rep. It was thought of as very 80s, either a bit Essex or a bit of a young Lady Di. It wasn’t seen as something chic or glamorous. I think that you have to curl your lashes with it and do loads of layers so you get that really 70s separated clumpy lash. If you’re going to do it then it’s like “Go on, have the balls and really do it!”

When you’re a teenager, your first lipstick is usually a frosted twist-up stick of lip balm that you buy in a chemist. Everyone’s scared of the frosted lip! So I thought I’d bring it back. You can experiment with the colour and I really love a frosted plum lip on a darker skin tone, it’s absolutely beautiful. We used a very pink YSL lipstick and then a took a pigment by MAC, which is a frosted pink powder, and patted it over the top. The pigment helps to set it because frosted lipstick can seem to disappear in a heartbeat. When I’m doing editorial work, I’m not really thinking about whether something is specifically for an eye or a lip, it’s more “How do I get the effect that I want?”

For the nails we did a clean foundation nail in a warm pink skin tone. We kept the shape oval and fairly short, something we actually call “model short” at the shows and on shoots. It’s versatile classic length, not too short, not too long: if you look at the palm of your hand, you can just see the tip of the nail at the end of the finger.” geek chic – because magazine

http://becauselondon.com//beauty/2013/04/geek-chic.aspx?utm_source=Because+Users&utm_campaign=8c3f04b71c-Newsletter_201207022_8_2012&utm_medium=email

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Qui Nails

Discovered this japanese nail salon and had to share – Qui Eyelash & Nail Salon – love their subtle use of pastels/nudes/neons/rhinestones.

A place beyond the pines

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A place beyond the pines

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Eva Mendes rocking a velvet dress – A place beyond the pines

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling – A place beyond the pines

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90s fashion

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Angst ridden

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A place beyond the pines

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90’s cool

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Ryan Gosling does it again – an electrifying performance in the place beyond the pines. The desolate atmosphere evokes the 90s and  Eva Mendes rocks tie die, leather rope necklaces and velvet. Ryan Gosling makes Metallica Tshirts look like-a-Balenciaga-want-to-have-right-now. It’s a beautiful must see film for anybody who enjoyed Drive as much as I did. The music was incredible and added an extra layer of depth.

Madonna hanging in the lower east side

 

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The photographer Richard Corman has an exhibition at W hotel in NYC portraying his pics of Madonna in the summer of 1982 – before she was the grand dame she has since become. Her energy simply pops out of the pictures, you can see how she had the drive – with a capital D – very early on. Check an interview with Richard on Fashionista.com.

The Art of the Illustrated Nail

Need some nail inspiration? Check out:

1- Theillustratednail.tumblr.com  This London based nail art walhalla do loads of shoots and upload their faves on their tumblr and instagram.

2 – Wahnails – Another nail art inspiration staple is of course the reknowned Dalston based nail art salon. They also have a shop in the basement of Topshop and seem to be flying all over the world displaying their nail art talents in various pop up stores. Check them on instagram too.

3 – Sophy Robson – Luxury nail artist as her title currently reads. Sophy has worked with all the big titles Vogue (UK, French, Russian and Japanese), Vanity Fair, Glamour, Grazia, Elle etc. Her nails are always impressive and push boundaries.

Especially loving these nail art themes: holographic – studs – tie die – ombre – dots – tribal – monochrome – galaxy.

All images from theillustratednail.tumblr, wahnails.com, instragram, sosoflynails.tumblr.com and pinterest.

Seoul Fashion Week

 

Style.com released some pics from Seoul Fashion week. These kids are really into their baseball and cap style. Check out the rest of the pics here.