Friday, 25 November 2011

Karl Lagerfeld does Makeup

AHEM! This is the most exciting O M (for makeup) G news I've stumbled across in a loooong time. If like me you're a bit shamefully obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld and his monochrome, slightly cartoonish caricature iconic genius version of himself, you will be wondrously overjoyed to hear that Dear Santa has answered my letter and delivered Karl designed makeup and accessories to Sephora, just in time for Xmas.

I mean look, an eye palette where each of the shades is a mini silhouette (post extreme weight loss, which is a shame when you consider value for money) Karl. nail varnish duo's, cute makeup bags and my personal fall off my chair favourites, a doll and a SNOWGLOBE. Snow globes will always hold a special place in my heart, especially when they contain Mr Chanel standing among fluttering gold. swoon...
Available from next week on the french website which delivers all over Europe.
And the hotline +33 892 70 70 70 can accept orders to be placed as well;jsessionid=1FCBD9F6027A791F23F0A8EB5647445B.wfr2c?csrSub=commandeCout&csrSection=commande 

BEST TIP OF THE DAY: Use this to cut n paste translate all the french bumpf. Genius...

Friday, 4 November 2011

S is for SHOES

it's not uncommon for me to commandeer a camera and shoot my shoes. On my iPhone whilst sitting on the bus, a particularly sparkly sun ray glinting off my glitter boots, mid-walk across a rope bridge in Northern Ireland in green soled brogues, yes even at Katie Selby's wedding where she found about 12 shots of my shoes, her shoes, collective groomsmen shoes, nestled among her official photos.

It's a combination of an extreme love bordering on obsession with shoes, and an appreciation of the birdseye perspective.

Imagine my utter delight at being asked by (another love bordering on obsession) to take part in #ASOSSavvySunday project, a nationwide discussion about my mastermind subject, shooooes (wonder why they asked me?)

I'm blogging today in these leopard print platform lace ups, my boot du jour, but I have three important pairs to talk about:

My First Pair: Bear in mind fashion changes, I am very close to my mother who dressed me till I was 13 and attractive high heels just did not exist in 1993. Nevertheless I loved my chunky heeled Dune Mary-Janes. Even though they had a boat-like quality and a checkerboard pattern in navy and beige, I wore them with pride, ok I'll admit it, right up until university. My style didn't kick in till I ditched my specs and de-frizzed my hair...

My Uplifting on a Bad Day Pair:
Just one glance at my shoe collection has the power to lift my mood. Sometimes I feel bad at my level of neglect, I haven't been able to go out as much as I used to, and I have a stupid problem with wearing my most beloved ones in case something happens to them, so they stay tucked in dust bags in boxes until something very important and fabulous comes up. Or I'm having a particularly bad day and need some fluro orange Louboutin Lola's in my life. These aren't like Loubs I'd seen before. There's nothing posh spice or ridiculously vertiginous about them. They're patent, 80's, so bright they could guide 747's in to land and about as mood boosting as a shot of tequila.

My Fail safe Glam Pair That Make My Outfit:
Two words: Bicester Village. I went, I saw YSL, I conquered. A pair of pencil boots in my size for about a fifth of the RRP. God I love that place...

A Day In The Life Of My ASOS Shoes....

Try hard not to miss the next #ASOSsavvySunday sale which starts at 6pm on the 6th Nov, you can vote your favourite shoes into the sale and then find some more hidden treasures for one whole pound. Sign up here - easy!