Thursday, January 26, 2012

Life is a Work of Art

I finally, finally (after a lot of searching) was able to locate a site to watch my new favourite show: Jane by Design. The show features a senior in high school named Jane Quimby (played by Erica Dasher) who, by mistake, lands a job at a fashion company as an executive assistant. So basically, everyone there thinks she's an adult. She has to juggle her school and work life in one, not to mention her emerging social life. She also has to make the right fashion choices.
This is the best TV show ever!!! It's exactly the kind of show I was hoping would come on TV: working in the fashion industry. Jane has an amazing sense of style, whether she's at school, her job, or a date.
Jane by Design aires Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC Family. If you're in Canada or any other country, however, here's the site that I watch it on:
Just click on the episode and a bunch of different sites will pop up- I recommend gorillavid.
Enjoy and stay stylish!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Turquoise and Purple Makeup Look

I haven't done a makeup look in a long time so I thought I'd share my other favourite look (besides the purple and gold one): purple and turquoise. I also originally saw this in a very old issue of Seventeen (I still have the page somewhere), but I switched it up a bit, mainly since I'm not a huge fan of bright green eyeshadow / liner.
I remember the first time I wore this look I had to match it with my outfit so I wore a turquoise polo with a grey cardigan that had a purple argyle pattern on the front. Nowadays I wear it to glam up an otherwise plain jeans and t-shirt. Anyways, enough of me rambling on; grab your makeup brushes and let's get started!

Products used:
Rimmel London Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Cool
Loreal High Intensity Pigments Bright Eyeshadow Duo in Showy
Gosh Kohl Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl LashBlast Luxe Mascara (number 845)

1. With a small eyeshadow brush, apply the lilac shade in the Rimmel quad all over the eyelid. This eyeshadow, in contrast with the turquoise, isn't very pigmented, so you may need to pack it on.
2. Using a fluffy crease brush, apply the turquoise shade of the Loreal duo to the crease of your eye. Warning!!!! (okay, it's not that dramatic) When they say high intensity pigments, they mean it. Tap off most of the shadow before applying it (we're going for a subtle daytime look here).
3. Take a small angled brush and apply more of the turquoise shadow (again, tap it off first) to your lower lash line.
4. Line your upper lashes with black eyeliner (you can smudge it out a little if you want).
5. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
6. Finish off the look by applying your favourite light pink lip gloss.

I couldn't find a good photo on the Web, (so I decided to post random photos of the products...) but I assure you, it looks good! If you try it, post a picture and let me know how it went!


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Style Icons, TV Edition

Have you ever watched a TV show and thought "wow, I love her outfit!"...every single episode? I know I have, so today I'm giving you tips on how to "get the look" of Glee star Rachel Berry, Gossip Girl star Blair Waldorf, and Pretty Little Liars star Aria Montgomery.

Rachel Berry
In a nutshell, her style would be described as preppy and a little girly (sound familiar?) She wears dresses, skirts, cardigans, knee-high socks, vests; and prints such as argyle, polka dots, and floral.
Her classic look, shown here (right) features a pleated plaid skirt paired with a white blouse and a cardigan. The look is topped off with knee socks and flats. Below are some variations of her preppy look.                  
Rachel Berry also wears many dresses with fun prints such as polka dots and tiny flowers. Her  accessories complement this girly style- headbands, bows,  and simple jewellery.
Looking for these photos, I actually couldn't find one of her wearing jeans- just skirts and dresses! If you find one, let me know!
Blair Waldorf
Similar to Rachel Berry, Blair Waldorf has a very classic, preppy look. Her fashion staples are cardigans, belts, cute coats, and definitely hair accessories. Her hair accessories always add a girly touch to her outfits.
blair waldorf bow headbands 2 Fashion Trends: Blair Waldorf style bow headbands (and one star one) at Topshop
Blair Waldorf's outfits also sometimes have a pop of colour, such as a green coat or red tights.

Blair Waldorf Gossip Girl Wardrobe
I really like this outfit :)

Aria Montgomery
Perhaps the newest style icon on TV, Aria's style is a combination of girly and boho, with edgy accessories. I think her basic outfit would  include a printed dress, a leather jacket, black tights, and black boots.

Aria Montgomery
She also goes for many vintage-inspired pieces and toughens up lace, ruffles, and shine with black or statement accessories.
Whose style do you like best? :)