Jul 10, 2010

Lace nails

I always have a thing for lace ...Last night, me and my girl talked about how to do lace pattern on our nail. We try to find stencils that helps us to achieve the look. I've found something cool from Konad Nail Art which can help us to achieve the look but will take a bit of time

So if you have time to actually do it yourself, go ahead. Or there's another way which you can actually use real lace to put on top of your nail with nail glue . Its actually pretty cool. I came across this after seeing Tracy Reese Fall 2010 collection. She collaborated with Sally Hansen  to come out with a collection of nail polishes full of neutral colors 

From left to right : Evening Fog, Fedora, Wet Clay, Touch of Mink and Bittersweet  

So the manicurist who created this look actually put on 2 coats of Sally Hansen polishes, Wet Clay, which she describes as a “city chic shade with a country flare.” Then brushed on 5 Second Nail Glue and applied Leaver’s Lace carefully. She used that lace because it has no repeat so you can randomly apply it.  Also, because it’s not too thick and has a matte sheen . Apply top coat for longer wear. Isnt it pretty ? I'd love to try it both ways.
How about you ? What do you think of the designs ? Will you try something new or only stick to simple manicure ?

Jul 9, 2010

Haute Couture : Valentino Fall 2010

I'm in love with this show which embraces femininity & a Lolita feel . All the girls are dolled up with all short skirt, dropped waist, baby doll, and kitten heels. Espeially, the little bow details becomes a big statement of the collection. The collection is called The Dark Side of First Love . They really showcase the “darkness” as haute couture for the Twilight generation. The collection is full of cool colors palette of black, cream & a hint of the signature Valentino red. There are full of beautiful clothes that I can imagine wearing them again and again....Beside, the Make-up is kept minimum , just a flawless face with sparkle eyes & nude lips, no blush or bronzer. Hair is half messy , half done up . Very fresh & very pretty

Modern Cinderella!” Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli both said, because clearly, even Cinders needs to get dressed for a life that is about more than assignations with Prince Charming - Vogue 2010

 image c/o: Style.com

Jul 8, 2010

6 Make-up to Thrill

Allure Korea
Photographer: Lee Kyung Ryul
Stylist: Kim Young Ji
Hair: You Da
Make-up: Go Won Hye
Model: Lee Hyun Yi

Jul 7, 2010

DMC by Đỗ Mạnh Cường

I normally don't get impressed by Vietnamese fashion designers. But this designer Đỗ Mạnh Cường really surprised me with his style & work. His new collection is called FLOWER CHIC featuring beautiful floral silk dresses & pants with excellent cut & details.

"If you're going to San Francisco

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair"

          ....I especially love this one....


Absolutely ladylike is giving away this pretty wallet from Anuschka henna or $50 online gift certificate which can be used on any of the 200+ CSN websites. Whoever wants to participate in her giveaway, just click here 

Jul 6, 2010

Glass slippers

Modern day Cinderella doesn't need a prince charming, all she needs is a pair of fabulous shoes . Fall in love & live happily ever after. That is , what I call, a fairy tale.