Sunday, 22 December 2013

party season at aubaine

before i even start talking about the pretty things, or pretty scenery, i have to give huge thanks to the wonderful kit lee. she made time for me in her diary, super last-minute, to help out with this and take photos for me when everything fell through. so thanks, kit - i will now name my first born child after you. or you can just take the kid. whatever you prefer! so anyway; i wanted to do something a little more holistic with this outfit post and show you how i'd style my hair and make up for this little sparkly number. i bought the dress in topshop for about £30, and was worried it made me look like i should be on top of the tree, but decided "hey, it's christmas. if i want to wear what's essentially a skater dress made out of lamĂ©, more power to me". don't you know the figure skater look is very in? the dress is just a bit of fun, really - it'd be perfect for an indoors new years bash. i teamed this with my first ever topshop lipstick, which i bought to replace an armani one i lost (and then promptly found after buying this one. c'est la vie) the shade is "called up" - it's a lovely berry tone that i sort of grabbed on a whim but i'm glad i did. i always get compliments on it, and the staying power is incredible for a high street lipstick. also, it's a lot less drying than more expensive ones i've tried, so two thumbs up. i also did a good sweep of becca's pressed shimmering skin perfector in moonstone, which is a slightly golden tone. i use the real techniques contour brush along the bridge of nose and across my cheekbones, and then buff it in i've been a little heavy handed. it's such a soft-focus finish - super flattering without looking shiny or obvious. it's a perfect, soft alternative to harsher contouring and it gives me a really pretty glow. finally, i am loving bumble & bumble's new pret-a-powder which frustratingly isn't out until 2014 - trust me, it's worth the wait! part dry-shampoo, part-style reviver, you shake it in at the root and it sucks up grease and gives the hair really great body. it's perfect for morning-after styles, or giving your hair some extra oomph. plus, it smells great! we shot this in the beautiful new marylebone branch of aubaine - this is upstairs, which will open to the public soon. i love the food and the coffee at aubaine, so this new central branch makes me seriously excited. it's all great lighting, great people-watching and great macaroons. seriously, the patisserie is to die for, but i love the steak and frites too. in the summer, it'll be a lovely little sun trap, but for now, it's perfect for a spot of afternoon tea or a cosy meal in.

aubaine marylebone is open on 7 moxon street, w1u 4ep


Winnie said...

Oh you look so stunning - the dress is super pretty on you and that first picture of you and the tea is just magic.

Happy Christmas Daniela xxx

Memoir Mode said...

Awww you look stunning, sorry I couldn't get up to London. Silver lining you had a better photographer than me do it for you haha xx

Mlle W said...

wow, your dress is so pretty and I love your look being original with the darker lip...Have a gorgeous Xmas

* MlleWanderlust ✡

Bel said...

You look AMAZING, the lipstick, the dress, everything is so beautiful! Love the second shot the most :) Happy Christmas darling and hope to see you very soon!

daniella-r said...

I love the dress! You look uh-mazing! :)

Simplybeautifulelegant said...

beautiful beautiful dress and lipstick!

Kit said...

You better name your first child after me, I'm bookmarking this hahahaha. x

Deenie said...

I love that dress so much, it suits you so well! These photos look really great :)

Isabela Mayer said...

You look lovely! Source