Tuesday, May 31, 2011

7 Ways to Wear A Summer Scarf

There are so many ways to wear a Summer Scarf this season, so hunt down lasts years or pop out and buy one now - you can spend as little as you like and still achieve an amazing result.

1.  Lets begin with the obvious way to wear a scarf and that of course is around your neck. What with the weather we've had to put up with recently it's definitely an essential accessory for adding a little warmth to our summer jackets.

River Island

2.  Next up is to wear it turban style and I particularly love this look for holidays by the beach or poolside. Not only will you appear extremely stylish but you'll project an impression of confidence, plus it's a clever way to disguise holiday hair (messed up by the sand, dips in the sea or the pool) - scarves are my saviour when I'm on my hols.

F&F at Tesco

3.  Hats are high in the trend stakes this summer, and a fun way to create the Sex and The City 2 look (straight from Abu Dhabi) is to wear your scarf loosely under a straw hat. This also saves you messing about trying to tie it around your head and keeping it there.


4.  Festival season is upon us and this year will see the 70's hippie come out to play. Achieve this look by folding up your scarf creating a long narrow shape and tie it in a simple knot around your forehead.


5.  Below is a more glamorous look which can easily work for evening wear if you want to add a stylish personal touch to your outfit. This would look amazing worn with a elegant evening jumpsuit. Simply bring the scarf from the back of your neck and tie in a bow at the top of your head. To keep this look dressy choose a block colour scarf (no pattern required).


6.  If these aren't enough scarf styling options you might also like to try finding a narrow style scarf and play around with wearing as a belt. You could; replace an existing belt on your summer jacket; cinch in your waist on a shapeless dress or why not put on That Seventies Show pulling it through the loops on your denim jeans or shorts.

7.  Or how about acessorising your accessesories to recreate these designer pieces.

Eugenia Kim, Gabriella feather-embellished straw sunhat, www.net-a-porter.com


Antik Batik, Novi large woven cotten-twill tote, www.net-a-porter.com

Elaine xx

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Make a Statement with Kelly Osbourne's Lips


Kelly has gorgeous porcelain skin so this hot pink lipstick makes a huge statement. She pulled off the bright pink lips elegantly. This look is best worn with minimal eye and face make-up keeping the rest of the face fresh and luminous it makes a pink lip very sophisticated and young. And it can take you from day to night instant glam


Catrice Photo Finish Foundation €6.99

Catrice Eyeshadow Smokey Eye €4.99

Catrice Defining Duo Blush €4.29

YSL No 9 Frivolous Pink Lipstick €30

> Start with a clean fresh face and apply a primer before applying your foundation.
> Apply a light to medium coverage of foundation and use concealer in any area that needs extra coverage. Try using Catrice Photo Finish Foundation.
> Apply some loose translucent powder to set the base.
> Apply Catrice Defining Duo Blush to the cheek bones, this will give the cheeks a warm glow that brightens the complexion.
> For the eyes use neutral brown shades like Catrice Eyeshadow Smokey Eye. Keep it simple you want your lips to be the main focus.
> Curl your lashes then apply two coats of mascara.
> To your lips apply YSL Lipstick No 9 Frivolous Pink Lipstick using a lip brush, blot then apply translucent powder apply another layer of lipstick. This will ensure your bold lipstick has staying power.

Shauna xxx
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pay Penneys for a Designer Look

When sourcing clothes for a photoshoot at the weekend I found an amazing pair of block heel wedges in Penneys Carlow. They are the ultimate swimwear accessory, following many of this seasons trends such as; seventies, pastels, florals etc. AND are a dead ringer for D&G's footwear designs as seen on their Spring 2011 RTW catwalk show. Drool over some images from D&G's collection and then get ready to check how you can get your designeresque fix for just €23!!!!!!!

D&G Spring 2011 RTW http://www.style.com/

D&G Spring 2011 RTW http://www.style.com/

Fallen in love???? me too.
Ok girlies here is the pair we can all afford........................

Raffia Demi Wedge Sandals, €23, Penneys

Aren't they simply divine? - adoring the demi wedge with flecks of colour, the fabulous turquoise shade and of course the creamy corsage. Race you to Penneys.

Elaine x

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