среда, 25 мая 2011 г.

Beauty talk

Lately I found myself becoming a little obsessive over skin care (nail care, hair care) and beauty products. For me, beauty products are a little bit of inevitable everyday luxury. I am a firm believer that beauty comes from the inside out, and a radiant, flawless complexion is not only a strong reflection of your overall health but also essential for making the most of your looks.
Sometimes, though, external products aren’t enough to do the trick – beautiful skin really does take more than just a jar of beauty potion. Flawless skin is largely a result of dietary and lifestyle factors. I do have a tendency to neglect the importance of sleep when I’m in a stressed state of mind. While I don’t want to desist from all the fun things in life that might clearly have a bad impact on my skin (I know coffee is bad enough but I can't resist it), I can indeed improve my approach to beautiful skin by getting more sleep and balance out my diet.

суббота, 21 мая 2011 г.

Une femme parfaite

Marie Laurencin. La liseuse, 1913.
I suppose there is, after all, only one thing we want to accomplish by looking through fashion magazines, checking blogs, watching FTV, etc. We are in search of the perfect woman and are desperate to become like her. In a woman's life that is the sooner she works out the idea of her perfect self, the better. Some women get stuck following the fleeting trends, that is to say, the ideas of perfection that designers thoughtfully prepare for them and change every season. But the point is, you should work out your own image of a femme parfaite, and let it grow and evolve with you.
My idea of a perfect woman involves elegance, charming simplicity and independence. My current inspiration is Marie Laurencin and her works.

Marie Laurencin. Nu au miroir, 1916.
Marie Laurencin. Le portrait de Coco Chanel, 1923.

And a perfect frenchwoman that never fails to inspire me, Camille Bidault-Waddington:

четверг, 28 апреля 2011 г.

La chemise blanche

White shirts and I never were on anything like amicable terms. I couldn't stand them. They never fitted well or looked too dull. But now, I suppose, we are in for some changes. Last month white shirts have appeared in my wish list for the first time. I saw them as classy, instead of dull. They give you a look of independence, very powerful and attractive. I'd call my new shirt slightly eccentric. Its sleeves are narrow near the shoulders and broad near the hands. It fits tight to the waist, like a corset. It reminds me of Mylène Farmer in her Libertine video.

воскресенье, 17 апреля 2011 г.

(via garancedore.fr)
I've developed a genuine addiction to beautifully dressed women. No, 'beautifully dressed' is a wrong definition. The women that are nice to look at, with the idiosyncratic style and the air of harmony. Effortless, nonchalant, absolument sublime et adorable! Their outfits are just frames (classy frames, however) to their naturally beautiful faces and bodies. And it's never their wardrobe that makes them so adorable, it's their grace, the atmosphere they create. That is why I've never been inspired by Anna Dello Russo or the likes of her. The outfit, however sexy-trendy-fancy, is not an ultimate goal. I guess, the beauty is.
Stay beautiful!
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вторник, 12 апреля 2011 г.

Charmingly Bright

The SS 2011 collections seem to be meant to brighten up our lives. "A mille-feuille of colour", as the trend was called, is tempting enough to make even such a black-brown-grey-wearing person as me think of some vibrant colour to add to my wardrobe palette. I've always thought that bright colours can 'kill' your natural beauty simply because they draw attention from your face to your bright clothes, while the subdued colours act as a frame to your face and highlight your beauty. Are fluorescent colours completely unflattering? What do you think?