Friday, December 12, 2008

how to- red lips

Red Lips are a fantastic way to change up your usual makeup look. It may take a few trys to find a red that you like and feel comfortable with so its worth trying on a few. If you are brave a vibrant classic red ( think Gwen Stephani) is a beautiful look. Other times it can be a great idea to go for a darker red which is not as vibrant ( like Jessica Albas here) coral reds are also a beautiful option as they take the edge off and look amazing with bronzer. Always remember that when you go for a vibrant lip wear a light subtle eye shadow with a few coats of mascara to make your lips the stand out feature!

Some great options are ....
>Clinique Citrus Rose$36
>MAC in See She $35
>Estee Lauder in Rich Red $42
>Clarins in Orange Fizz $40

Monday, December 8, 2008

style notes

Daisy Lowe, daughter of model Pearl Lowe and rocker Gavin Rossdale ( yes the one who is married to Gwen and only found out in the last few years through DNA that Daisy was in fact his daughter and not his god daughter like he once thought)is only 19 but is rocking some serious style. She not only has graced the catwalks of some amazing designers such as Agent Provcator but she has also scored herself some lucrative campaigns suchs as Wheels and Dollbaby and most recently Marc by Marc Jacobs.Hot!

Monday, November 24, 2008

whats on

Sydney's Moonlight Cinema is on again from 4th Dec to the 15th of March. Every year it screens recent films as well as classics such as The God Father and Breakfast at Tiffanys in Centennial Park Sydney. So buy your tickets & view session times from the website Then grab a picnic blanket and see a movie in the park, gates open 7pm movies start 8.30!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

michelle's say- races fashion overview

In all good Aussie traditions, the foundations of our Spring Carnival culture are stronger than ever. Fashions on the Field started in 1962, its primary objectives being to draw more ladies to the races and 'finding the smartest dressed women at the Carnival within economic restraints'.

The prize pool naturally gets bigger and better every year, but, we have to pay homage to one woman who paved the way for today’s fashion race culture, English model Jean Shrimpton.

In 1965, Shrimpton caused a sensation in
Melbourne, when she arrived for the Victoria Derby race during Melbourne Cup week. She shocked everybody by wearing a daring white shift dress which ended 10 centimetres above her knees, accompanied by no hat, stockings or gloves. Shrimpton is the forerunner of the miniskirt which has since become a worldwide craze.

In 2008 although dress codes still apply nothing was shocking about the last of the MYER Fashions on the Field competition. It has wrapped up with both the National Women's Racewear and Milliner Award competitions. Shona Cowell Crown Oaks Daily Winner, Sarah Schofield AAMI Victoria Derby Day Winner, and the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Winner, Kirsty MacGillivray competed to become the MYER Fashions on the Field Victorian representative. Kirsty MacGillivray was awarded this honour after parading her winning outfit.

Friday, November 7, 2008

how to- fake tan

1/The first thing you must do when fake tanning is go to the body shop & buy some of those exfoliation gloves $10. These are the best to use in the shower to completly exfoliate from head to toe.
2/Now tannig works best if it is done straight after you hop out of the shower after you have completly dried off
3/ Get your tan ( the tinted ones where you can actually see where you are applying work best) and massage it into the skin making sure that you pay special attention to elbows, knees ect and that there are no streaks.
4/ Wait the required amount of time before redressing and sleep in your tan over night laying some old towls in your bed as to not get on your sheets
5/ In the morning shower throughly and moisturise
Here are some tanning products I really recommend.
  • Model Co Tan In A Can $45- the original and probably the best gives the best colour but can be messy so do this in your shower OR wear medical gloves and spray it into your hands in a big pool and apply like a cream tan.
  • Ella Bache Cream Tan $40-Gives amazing/ natural colour but you need to put time aside for this one as it takes time to dry
  • Benefit Jiffy Tan $50- this product is the BEST its not actually a permanent fake tan but the ones that you apply and wash off with soap and water. It goes on so easily and gives the best colour and can be done right before you go out and you wont get that fake tan smell. It sets immediatly and wont rub off on clothing. great when you feel lazy


Thursday, November 6, 2008

style flashback

I have chosen Carolyn as the first style flashback as when I was a young girl living in new york in the same town where she was born,her image was everywhere & her syle and beauty had a large impact on me. I vividly remember thinking how beautiful and classic she was then, and still is to this day.

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was born in Jan 1966 in Westchester County New York. She studied at Boston University and work for Calvin Klein store in Boston. After moving to New York City she became a publicist for Calvin dressing many of his celebrity clients. It was there that she met Jonh F Kennedy Jr son of the famous JFK and style icon Jackie Onasis.Carolyn was a style icon known for her blonde hair, red lips and simple yet stylish dressing and was a favourite of the New York paparazzi. On July 16 1999 after taking off from a small aiport with John and her sister their plane crashed into the ocean with all three of them loosing their lives.
However her beautiful grace and style will live on and be copied for many years to come.

Monday, November 3, 2008

melbourne cup

Its melbourne cup day tommorrow 'the race that stops the nation' and its time to get your bets in and your hats ready. Facinators can be quit expensive but if you shop around you can find some great bargins as well as that you can buy kits to make your own from Spotlight/ Lincraft.

Kate Waterhouse daughter of the famous trainer Gai Waterhouse always looks amazing at the races. Her hot tips for tommorrow are as follows.

Mad Rush
Allesandro Volta

c. Good Luck

Friday, October 31, 2008

cheap thrills

Napoleon Perdis has recently launched a new line for Target know as 'NP Set'. Inspired by his new USA lifestyle the range includeds everything you could need with prices ranging from $12-$30 bucks.I would recommend you go for the adorable eyeshadows $30 which come in a set of three in a whole heap of pretty clours with stars imprinted on them or an eyeliner in a colour you have never tried before! just for a cheap addition to your beauty bag to mix up your look this summer! to cheak out the full range visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

heart olsens

The olsens were out in force last night plugging their new book which I mentioned last week. Ashley looks striking and so sheek in this beautiful red dress with loose tassled locks. stunnung!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

whats on

If you have never been to Sculptures By The Sea, YOU SHOULD.
This annual event held at bondi is now on and feautures international as well as local artists sculptures set against an ocean backdrop!Its a great chance to get some fresh air & take the beautiful walk from Bondi to Tamarama 2km (and then go for a swim!)
This event runs from the 16th of Oct to the 2nd of Nov!
c. x

Sunday, October 26, 2008

how to - eyeliner

Keira Knightly looked stunning recently at one of her premiers of The Dutches wearing Chanel. What pulled off this look was her beautiful smoky eyes and bold black eyeliner.

Black eyeliner can be a hard look to master and practise makes perfect. A great trick is keeping the eye open instead of pulling it out flat which can cause you to get a large gap between your lash line and the liner.Just lighly draw little flicks as close to the lash line as possible. If the line is not completly perfect just use an cotton tip to smudge over it. For a bolder look do the bottom lashes as well either all the way along for a very smoky look like kiera or just 3/4 of the way in to open up the eye area.

Some great liners I would recommend
  • Clinique Quick Eyes $34 in Dark Chocolate or Really Black, is so nice and smooth glides on so easily and stays.
  • Lancome $40 very bold and black but not so great for the bottom as the bold colour can smudge
  • Clarins $34 so butter soft that it comes out like a dream but the softer liners can be harder the master but worth it
  • Mac Liquid liner $34 have heard great things about this little baby app it stays the day
  • Chi Chi $15 these liners are cheap fixes and come in amazing colours if you want to try a smoky look with a dark charcole blue instead
  • Channel $40ish this is very conveinant as it winds up and you loose the hassel of sharpening.
ps.see The Dutches its great!c.

Friday, October 24, 2008

michelle's say : there’s something about Agyness

Agyness Deyn has been on the modelling circuit for years and since 2007 her cult following and popularity has bloomed. Being involved with a myriad of luxury brand advertisements her androgynous look is a revival of the eighties, introducing the new Linda Evangelista? Does she have the power to dethrone Kate?
Being oh so English, Deyn was appointed the face of Burberry for AW 07, SS 07/08 and 'The BEAT’ fragrance launch. Deyn was later dropped by Burberry claiming she had become ‘too famous.’ Subsequently her fame is still on the rise as she is known for her personal style and hair. Deyn’s most recent adventure is with a pair of scissors, for the launch of ‘Ma Dame’ fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier.

M x

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Due out this month on the 28th Mary Kate and Ashleys coffee table book 'Influence' will hit the shelves. In the book they have interview over 20 people who have influenced them from Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenburg, John Galliano and Christian Louboutin, as well as model-actress Lauren Hutton.It prob wont be out in Aus this month so instead order your copy from


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ps. shhhhhhhhhhhh

ps.check your letter box's for the new Country Road catalogue which has all its very gorgeous summer gear and their infamous sales vouchers, Spend $150 get $50 off or spend $300 get $100 off!


burberry shout out

The stars were out last night @ a bash hosted by Christopher Bailey and Mario Testino for the re-opening of the Burberry store at Beverly Hills. Kate Hudson,Liv Tyle, Micsha Barton & Kate Beckhisale were all in attendance!

Monday, October 20, 2008

lee and me

After heading down to wollongong for the night i was introduced the next morning to a gem of a place known as Lee and Me. Not only is it really cute and trendy cafe with amazing atmosphere,food &coffee (apparently the owners travlled around for three years tryin to find the best coffee) BUT it also has its own boutique upstairs which stocks some really beautiful labels such as American Apparel,Valerie Tolosa, sewn, Leon Henry, Weathered, 2k by gingham, Nudie, Bassike, Modern Amusement & Alpha 60. So if your in the gong its really worth a stop in!

opening hours - weekdays 7am - 5pm
weekends 8am - 4pm
87 Crown Street Wollongong 2500
phone: 02 42440695

Friday, October 17, 2008

style notes

Lauren was spotted in these studded ankle boots last night having dinner with friends.very cute!

Earlier in the week she debuted her new line at fashion week (which you can check out at lauren where she apparently had a reunion afterwards with Heidi! Keep up to date with the new season of the hills on as fox is behind a season here in aus!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

whats on

Its currently good food month which means their annual event 'Night Noodle Markets' in Hyde Park, Sydney.With over 30 stalls from Turkey to Japanese noodels yum! It runs from Oct 13th-17th and from the 20th- 24th.So get your noodles a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine and have loverly night!

Also a reminder that Good Vibes tickets went on sale on Monday so get in FAST it will sell out quickly.

Details: Feb 14 Centenial-Park, Sydney

Fatboy Slim, Sam Sparrow, The Presents, The Roots, Kid Kenobi and much more

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

'never felt more wonderful' - karl lagerfeld

The most recent Spring/ Summer 09 Chanel show held in Paris was beautiful! The backdrop made to look like the famous address 31 Rue Cambon which is Chanels flagship store. Karl yet again re-interpreted Chanels signature looks. The cutest part were the Chanel look a-like black shopping bags made into actual totes! I want one...

Monday, October 13, 2008


Joie de vivre -from the french "the joy of living".

This blog will be filled with everything from fashion&beauty to anything which gives me joie de virve which I want to share with you!

Enjoy C