This past Friday I attended Boobyball- a fabulous event in Toronto to raise money for the fight again breast cancer. Aside from it being a super fun evening (think bean bag toss, clowns, acrobats, and loads of fun giveaways) this not-be-missed soiree was also a great excuse to get dressed up according to this year's theme: Big Top Booby.
So, here is my take on what I would look like if I ran away to the fashion circus:
My makeup: Loads of black eyeliner to add a little drama and gold lipstick for some sparkle.
A black top hat, complete with glitter-covered rose and metallic mesh.
When it comes to fashion, nothing says style like black.
Aside from its clean simplicity, it also happens to be extremely flattering on any skin tone and minimizes the visual appearance of one's silhouette (aka: it makes you look skinnier).
Open my closet and it looks like I attend a funeral at least 3 times a week, but that is because when it comes to black, I am a straight up addict. It's my go-to colour and when building any wardrobe, having the black essentials is key.
So, here are my five must-have black staples for every girl:
1. The Little Black Bag
No matter what the occasion, a black purse is a great way to go. It can dress up an outfit or just be that inconspicuous added touch to your finished look.
The black blazer is my personal favourite. Throw it on with jeans to polish a casual get-up or style it with a pair of pants for a job interview. I usually wear a black blazer when I travel, so that my slouchy outfit looks a little less grungy after an overnight flight.
There is a reason why at every event you go to you inevitably are in a sea of black dresses. What is that reason? Well, black hides our imperfections, making it the most ideal way to look your best. That and it screams chic!
There is a new LKISBeauty product review up on YouTube, I am reviewing Shu Uemura Brave Beauty eyeshadow palettes and giving you some tips on how to sport one of the biggest trends in makeup this season: Crayola-coloured eyeshadow.
Sounds crazy I know, but I hopped on a flight to the UK for five short days and of course managed to scope out all the trends on the streets of London.
So, here are four looks everyone (and I mean everyone) was sporting English-style.
1. The Fringe bag:
Fringe abounded and in every possible permutation. I saw clutches, knapsacks, satchels and hobos.
Swinging London took on a whole new meaning...
2. The Mega Moto Jacket:
On boys and girls, this was a staple seen everywhere in London. Worn with jeans, more leather or even sweatpants (gotta love that this trend made its way across the pond), this go-to outerwear was perfect for London weather and I managed to snap up a faux leather one in grey-purple...sweet!
3. The Split-Knee Jean:
I am not sure I get this one...I mean, it very obviously looks like manufactured distress, but nonetheless, this was by far the most spotted trend in London. Skinny split-knee jeans are clearly a denim do in England.
4. The Chunky Boot:
This footwear style is right up my Diagon alley (Pardon the Potter reference, but I can't help it...I visited some of the movie's locations in Oxford!).
I hopped on board the boot bandwagon so much so that I snapped up a pair at River Island (England's answer to H&M) that were faux suede over-the-knee chunkers...here's how I styled them inspired by England (and, okay, maybe a little Potter-spiration, too).
I love travelling and I have to say part of my adventures are all about taking in the style I see abroad. Want to look like Cara Delevigne's cousin? Or Kate Moss's BFF? Well, these London trends are sure to get you on your British way.
Here are another four must-have fugly trends this Fall:
1. Designer Running Shoes:
I don't know about you, but I have made a point of never wearing running shoes unless I am heading to a gym or a running path. This season however is all about bucking the notion that running shoes are just for the, ahem, runners. Just ask Chanel...
My tip for wearing the trend: Try pairing them with more streamlined tailored pieces so it remains a fashion statement instead of a workout outfit...And make sure that the pair you chose says "fashion," otherwise you could end up looking like someone who switched out of their high heels to, gasp, walk to work in their running shoes.
2. Another Muppet Movie, Starring You:
I kind of thought we were done with banana-bonkers fur last winter with Fendi, but alas no. And this season it is all kinds of wacky with pastel colours, shaggy textures and totally muppet-inspired outerwear.
My tip for wearing the trend: Try to toughen it up with harder accessories, denim, leather and darker colours.