Jean Paul Gaultier

So it was all “montagnard” inspired (going back to the mountains) with more wintery colours and some classic element like the “chemise canadienne” but reinvented in a “robe du soir”. As always Jean Paul does amazing striking looks.

But what really loved in his collection, was the colour palette. There were beautiful prints, very ethereal light forest inspired with very autumnal colours and this awesome silver tree print at the end that was just so special. The colours worked especially well on the redheaded girls.

His shows are always so much fun and full of humour, and with a little 80’s vibe thrown in (those sheer tights were so 80’s!). I also love that he allows each girl to be herself and express herself and he does not have a bunch all the same models. Each model is beautiful in her own unique way, that is what love about Gaultier. It’s about personality and being yourself.

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I also loved the make up, I particularly enjoyed those incredible dark glossy burgundy red lips! With this warm eyeshadow to warm up the whole face. I loved the crinkled “gauffré” hair on some the girl !!!! I love the whole look so much I might even recreate some of it on my self! Who knows…Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 06.47.44 Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 06.51.14Photos from Vogue Runway.com

Chanel

“Meet behind the scene Chanel’s atelier”, that was the idea behind the new couture show. To showcase this hidden place that you never see normally. The guests speculated that the people in the recreated atelier were actors but no they were real actual “petites mains” employees from Chanel. It featured inspiration, drawings, fabric sample, mannequin and everything you need to create a wonderful collection.

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The collection it self was beautiful as always lots of very structured tweed pieces, some more evening embroidered flowing dresses, the usual that you think from Chanel. What I found interesting is how the pieces translated from the video (that I have included here) and the pictures. Some looks did not come out as they did in the video, the way and the movement of the girl walking brings it to life.

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beauty blogger/youtubers

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So following my previous post on beauty, I am continuing on this streak, I am going to list below all my favourite people/channel I am following on youtube, and give a little explanation on each and what I love about each one sort of thing…

I am arranging it in categories and there is a mix of English, American, and Brazilian youtubers, and a few magazines that I also like to follow.

Beauty bloggers:

Vivianna does make up; (British) I like her voice and her personality. She is very honest but in sweet way and does good product reviews. I really got into her when she did the Beauty chat with Lily Pebbles, you could see their genuine friendship and they both always made me laugh!

Lily Pebbles; (British) I just mentioned her, I like her as well for her none fused approach to product reviews and tutorials. I sometime watch her vlogs and her real way to be in front of the camera. But I prefer her reviews on products very honest and I feel you can trust her judgment.

Jessica Make, (Brazilian) She is a lip addict (hum me too…) and is really good for any new product review from the Farmácia aisle. She will test directly on camera and share her first impressions. She is a lip swatcher queen and her channel is a good place to decide on which lipstick to get.

Niina Secrets; (Brazilian) She is very sweet and girly, sometimes a bit too much, I think she is still a bit young still. But I will be interested to see what’s next… I do enjoy watching her channel for tutorials, fun tags, and her favourites videos.

Tanya Burr; (British) Almost a classic in the youtube world, she started ages ago and does wonderful tutorials, but in a easy way for you to recreate on your self. I love her bubbly personality that does comes out more in her collaborations, and I am always interested what she does next. Recently she participated at the United Nation on a global campaign, her attitude is really interesting and inspiring.

Brittany Sarah; (Canadian) I love her fun bubbly personality and I love her tutorials. Some I wouldn’t recreate my self but on her it’s beautiful! I love watching her reviews, favourites videos along with the hauls she does. She is really sweet and I do love her looks she creates on her channel.

Writer bloggers:

Dia de beauté por Vic Ceridono; (Brazilian) My number one favourite girl on youtube by far! I LOVE HER!!! She is hilarious! Her videos are always fun. You feel inspired after watching her. She experiments has fun with make up and that transmits it to us. Well for me it certainly does. I definitely have a girl crush on her… She did a beauty guide book called Dia de Beauté, that I am coveting to buy for a while… I am also totally obsessed with her Youtube Series with Camila Coutinho de Garotas Estúpidas called “#CamieVictake”. There are many series, the last one was in New York, but before was Paris, London, or even Dubai! It’s so much fun to watch!

Ruth Crilly a model recommends; (British) She used to be a model and now writes about beauty. I love her recommendations of products, the way she is so herself in the videos, that her baby pops up occasionally… she share her life and herself in such a natural manner that makes me really like her even more. Her tutorials are nice too if you’re into glowing skin.

Sali Hughes Beauty; (British) She started as a make artist assistant and went into journalism later on. She write about many things and also writes on beauty for the Guardian. Her videos are full of knowledge and is journey to discovery. She has this serie called “in the bathroom of” and all the guests are interesting and wonderful! You learn about so much more than just make up and beauty.

Make up artists:

Pixiwoo, Sam and Nick; (British) The original and unavoidable sisters, both started as makeup artists and created what is youtube today. Their tutorials are amazing as always and so easy to recreate. They also created the staple that are their makeup brushes Real Technique. So good and affordable. You can’t go wrong with them, love them both although I have a penchant for Nick…

Harry makes it up; (British) Another makeup artist, I really enjoy her tutorials, very beautiful and natural. I do sometimes enjoy watching her favourites and recommendations of products.

Linda Kramer; (Brazilian) She is makeup artist from Brasilia. She is great for product reviews, new launches, and her tutorials are good too. She is very genuine and sweet at the same time.

Wayne Goss; (British) I love him for his totally honest point of view and do really respect his opinion. He is a makeup artist and knows his stuff. I do really enjoy watching his reviews of new launches and products. His videos are always to the point and short which is nice sometimes.

Lisa Eldridge; (British) Well if you read my last post you will already know my love for her. I love all the technique and tips she shares on her channel. Her pin point concealing has literally changed my life!

Magazines: Some of the magazines I do tend to look out for on youtube, British Vogue, I like the serie called “inside the wardrobe of” and the Alexa Chung’s serie called “the future of fashion”.

Us Vogue, the classic well known 73 questions with many celebrities, the best being Derek from Zoolander, and the funny videos they create with the cover star. My favourite is as always the with Lena Dunham. I love it so much I added it here again…

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Vogue Brasil has always some fun and interesting videos, I like to watch o Mister V com Mattheus Mazzafera, Beauté por aí, a Moda da Casa…

Louis vuitton and the never ending of catwalk destinations

So the blog wasn’t working for a while and as my dear Sebastien is not at hands any longer I didn’t know what to do, but curiously all that time I really wanted to update and share things on blog but couldn’t… So without further due, I am posting this very late post on the Louis Vuitton mad weekend that happened weeks ago here in Rio.

This past weekend Rio was all the rage, as all the fashion “à la mode” people were gracing their presence for the up coming resort show of Louis Vuitton. It was of course all over instagram. and were seen going in a van from all the best spots in town. The Fasano, MAC de Niteroi, the parque Lage, and Santa Tereza. At first of course I got sucked in… but it made me think of how overrated and weird fashion is becoming.

Now it’s all about the being in latest most exotic place you can get your hands on, to show case your new resort (exclusive ou trier sur les volets…) collection. At the expanse of the real people living here, in that exotic place. Come Monday they all gone. Chanel was Cuba, Louis Vuitton is Rio, and then Dior is the Blenheim Palace (Churchill’s family own palace) in England. I mean it looks like such a circus, and then it’s all those non stop photos, of all those happy elected, always the same crowd gushing on how amazing is everything… and us left to dribble? I mean it’s such far cry from reality of real life… I don’t know I might got an overdose of it all….

After all that renting the collection itself is wonderfully modern, and strong. I love the bag that is a boom box and that actually plays music! The backdrop is gorgeous that is given,  the clothes are quite cool and edgy, sporty vibes all around. I love the actual collection but all this commotion around is unnecessary.

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Brooklyn

Since I moved everything was so fast paced and I was on this world round of organising sorting out lots of bits and pieces, but now the rhythm slowed down. And it starting to feel weird, I need to get back, or actually create my own life routine, or what to do in the day to day. Of course I am looking for jobs, some days are easier other less, I am still getting the hang of it all. I need to find my place here in this new city in the world.

Bom aside some philosophical talk, I have been watching lots of film recently, maybe to get inspirations and I especially loved this film, called Brooklyn, the best part is the end but it’s worth watching the whole film to get that end quote but I want to share it here with you.

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I am going to add the trailer so you can get a better idea of the rest of the film, but it’s such a lovely story with lots of layers once you start looking at it, and great actress, you can see her transformation, it’s such a beautiful film.

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I think I am also going through this transformation at the moment, I am trying to recreate my self, in a new place although not completely unknown it’s still a challenging process / journey and I am growing a lot as a person, but I am not out of the woods yet… let’s see where life will take me…

Chanel

So I know I have neglected you my little blog, and gone and done better things, like well moving finally! I am officially living In Rio de Janeiro and soon or maybe one day can call myself a Carioca! Well I will always be La Carioca! There is so much I wanted to share on here but time didn’t permit.

So getting back into the swing of things, I start with the gorgeous collection of Chanel in Cuba of all places! A wonderful so wearable summer happy collection! I love the pink car prints, the long floaty skirts, the hats, the colours, the length and the easiness of the looks, the girls seem so happy, light, and easygoing…

A the end Everyone breaks out into a dancing parade and even Karl joins in!

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Beauty wise

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Since my time in New York, I started to have a bit of an obsession or maybe call it an eye opening moment in my life where I discovered a world I grasped so little of but always was mesmerised by. Ok a long intro to say that I am talking about make up here!

In New York I had a little revolution in my life because my wonderful cousin Nikkie introduced me to the world of make up and how to use it and how apply it! As well she introduce me to many beauty gurus that exists on youtoube, or can called the “youtubers”.

These “youtubers are for most normal boys and girls (sometimes really young girls or boys!) that created a channel on youtube and uploads videos on beauty, or anything else, that you can think of it actually…

But me personally I follow a few on beauty and fashion, because that’s what interests me. To be honest, there are so many channels and new videos to watch all the time it’s hard to follow!!

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Some of those youtube channels are huge with lots of subscribers. Now there are even big brands that have a platforms on Youtube such as Chanel, or even magazine like the US Vogue, the British Vogue, or Harper’s Baazar, Elle magazine…

Amongst those girls who do tutorials, reviews of products, one person that for me I feel is a reference and I do tend to go back again and again, is Lisa Eldridge. She a professional make up artist and apparently one of the first to share her knowledge the way she does on youtube. She does lots of tutorials obviously from look she created or on famous celebrities, she recommends products, does specific video on problematic things for most of us in the beauty department like foundation concealer etc….

To show case Lisa’s work I put that Elle cover she did with Emma Watson, and I did put her video recreating that make up look further down.

I love how she does her videos in a very poised manner with a calm voice and gives detailed explanations. Her make up looks are in the end so beautiful, elegant you won’t find this caked heavy make up (which unfortunately some (ok most) “young” girls do… they tend to add to much on their faces I feel personally…). Her make up looks are always so natural. If you listen and watch to just even one of her video it will already change your life!

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And to ramble even further my love for her, she was the “pupil” or more the assistant of make up artist Mary Greenwell, another lady that I absolutely love!!! Mary Greenwell also had Charlotte Tilbury as an assistant as well! I discovered her (Mary) on the brilliant channel of Sali Hughes who is writers and as well write on beauty for the Guardian.

Sali Hughes does some great videos, and has a serie called “in the bathroom of” and there are many guests that I love! One from that series was Mary Greenwell (there are many other amazing people and other make up artists interviewed on her channel).

I then discovered Mary Greenwell did few videos for a youtube channel called Get the Gloss too. Her make up looks are AMAZING so fresh modern and very natural. And both her assistants are incredible so that gives you an idea…

I also I forgot to mention Lisa Eldridge did recently this spectacular book on make up history if you can get your hands on her book I would definitely (once I have a house… right now I am on a banned book buy because living in luggage is tough! and books is a hassle to carry around…).

Soon I am going to follow up with another post on lots of other beauty bloggers/youtubers/gurus that I also love to follow!

 

Lisa Eldridge blog

http://www.lisaeldridge.com

Jardim Botânico

This April month I had the incredible luck to travel a lot! It was wonderful to see again old friends, family, and meet new people and new places. It was just so great! Now I am back in Rio to stay and install myself in the city. So to celebrate my return to this incredible city I wanted to share some photos I took earlier this month of the famous Botanical Garden.
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Miu Miu

Ok one of the last runway shows of Fall ready to wear 2016 to talk about and one that is worth mentioning. Miu Miu is showing an eclectic array of looks and trends all in one collection. The main vibe that I really enjoyed in this show is the granny chic, all those heady print that recalls wallpapers (or curtains?), those long belted cardigans or those long “mother of the bride” coats with a richly printed belt or without and left open, and the repeated appearance of a classic denim shirt mixing with all those things above.

A quite refreshed way to dress for fall, very long hemlines with loose maxi feel but you don’t loose yourself in the clothes because of that constant accessory that is that all important belt. I love that denim injection as well and that dye colour of the denim contrasting with those more muted autumnal colours.

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Olympia

Olympia Le Tan has always some beautiful books/bags that I love and covet so much! But this new collection is beyond amazing! It based on famous paintings, I especially love love LOVE that Manet one, so incredible! I want it so bad! but let’s face it way out of my price point… sad sniff moment… It’s beautiful and I am totally lusting over  them both.. and I wanted to share it here on the blog because it just so beautiful, (ok used that word a lot!) and I can stare at them for a while for sure. I think even if I would have one I would be too scared to use it! oups… too pretty to wear it out!    olympia_1_1-1

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