ITS NEARLY FEBRUARY AND WE HAVE TO FACE FACTS THAT DESPITE THE TEMPERATURE HITTING BELOW FREEZING, SALE LEFTOVERS ASIDE, THE SHOPS ARE STARTING TO FILL UP WITH NEW SEASON GOODIES.
WHILST WE CANNOT ACTUALLY WEAR SPRING SUMMER CLOTHES JUST YET, WE CAN GET OUR WARDROBES SUMMER READY (AND WE ALSO NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT OUR SUMMER BODIES AS WE GIRLS ARE OFF TO MIAMI TOGETHER WHOOP WHOOP BUT THAT’S FOR ANOTHER BLOG) ….. SO, LET’S EASE IN GENTLY AND LOOK AT THE ONE COLOUR THAT IS JUMPING OUT AT US ….. PINK, PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK.
ALTHOUGH (AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW) WE LOVE FASHION AND ALL THINGS SHOPPING …….. WE WOULDN’T REALLY SAY THAT OUR DRESS SENSE IS GIRLY GIRLY…. SO HOW CAN YOU “DO” PINK IN A COOL, SOPHISTICATED WAY WITHOUT LOOKING LIKE A PRE TEEN?
THE ANSWER PEOPLE – IS MIX IT UP ……… DON’T EVER EVER GO HEAD TO TOE – USE SPARINGLY, ONE ITEM ONLY, DON’T MATCH BAGS AND SHOES, DON’T WEAR A PINK TOP WITH MATCHING TROUSERS (OR RUN THE RISK OF LOOKING LIKE MR BLOBBY) …… TOUGHEN IT UP WITH LEATHER OR RIPPED DENIM (NATCH).
PINK IS A SURPRISINGLY FLATTERING COLOUR AND SUITS MOST SKIN TONES, IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE OLIVE OR DARKER SKIN – GO FOR CORAL TONES, IF YOU ARE PALE – A BRIGHTER, MORE RASPBERRY PINK LOOKS BEST, SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE – WELL JUST ABOUT ANY COLOUR PINK WOULD LOOK GOOD ON YOU!
SO HAVE A LOOK AT HOW WE HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO LOOK PRETTY IN PINK….
MICH: “MEL, DO YOU WANT TO COME WITH ME TO THE CHANEL BEAUTY PRESS DAY ON THURSDAY?”
MEL: “ERRRRRRRR HELLO?? YES PLEASE”
SO CANCELLING ALL OTHER APPOINTMENTS AND THE DAY WAS SET. THE PERKS OF HAVING A PARTNER IN CRIME WHO IS A RENOWNED NAIL TECHNICIAN ARE CERTAINLY PAYING OFF!!
SO, YESTERDAY MORNING, WE TROTTED OFF TO CHANEL IN OLD BOND STREET. WE CAN CERTAINLY THINK OF WORSE PLACES TO BE…..
WALKING UP THE STAIRS OF THIS BEAUTIFUL STORE, WE OOOHED AND AAAHED OUR WAY THROUGH THE TWEED JACKETS, THE DRESSES AND DON’T EVEN GET US STARTED ON THE QUILTED HANDBAGS ……. WE COULD HAVE DONE SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE BUT ALAS OUR LOTTERY WIN HAD NOT QUITE GONE TO PLAN.
GREETED BY A RATHER HANDSOME WAITER, OFFERING US A CHOICE OF DRINKS (NATURALLY IN A CHANEL POLYSTYRENE CUP WHICH WE OF COURSE TOOK HOME) AND SOME EXQUISITE BREAKFAST NIBBLES, WE ENTERED COCO CAFÉ. THERE REALLY SHOULD BE ONE ON EVERY STREET CORNER. HELL…. WE WANT ONE IN OUR HOUSE.
A CONFETTI OF PINK C’S SMATTERED ALL OVER A PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL, WHITE ROOM… WE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE. CHANEL SWEETS LAID OUT, TOO PRETTY TO TOUCH, MUCH LESS EAT. AND THIS WAS ALL BEFORE WE HAD EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THE NEW BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR SPRING 2017.
SO THERE WE WERE, AT THE LONDON HEAD OFFICE OF CHANEL AND WE WERE IN COCO HEAVEN. MICHELLE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE NEW SEASON NAIL POLISHES, OTHER THEN THE DELECTABLE SPRING SHADES OF NUDES AND CORAL, THERE WAS AN INNOVATIVE NEW CLEAR TOP COAT THAT WHEN APPLIED TO ANY NAIL POLISH SHADE, TONED IT DOWN A SHADE OR TWO – GENIUS NO?! I WAS PARTICULARLY TAKEN WITH TWO NEW GREY SHADES THAT LOOKED SUPER FLATTERING ON THE HAND.
THE SPRING 2017 CHANEL MAKE UP COLLECTION WAS CREATED BY LUCIA PICA, GLOBAL CREATIVE MAKEUP AND COLOUR DESIGNER AND WAS INSPIRED BY THE COLOURS THAT SHAPED THE LIFE OF GABRIELLE (COCO) CHANEL. RED, BLACK, GOLD, WHITE AND BEIGE ……FROM LIPSTICKS TO EYE SHADOW THESE DARING COLOURS CREATE A PALETTE THAT IS UNEXPECTED, SOPHISTICATED AND BOLD. THE TEXTURE OF THE ROUGE COCO GLOSS IS SUPER SILKY AND SHINY WITH A GEL LIKE FINISH THAT ILLUMINATES LIPS WITH MIRROR SHINE AND WITH A LIP PLUMPING INGREDIENT, IT IS TWO PRODUCTS IN ONE! WITHIN THIS COLLECTion, CHANEL HAVE INTRODUCED A LIP GLOSS CALLED CAVIAR THAT LIKE THE NAIL POLISH, WHEN APPLIED OVER LIPSTICK OR LIP GLOSS, ADDS DEPTH AND DARKENS THE LIP. GENIUS.
HAVING BEEN A CHANEL MAKEUP FAN SINCE MY TEENS, I WAS PERSONALLY VERY EXCITED TO BE INTRODUCED TO THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE FOUNDATION FAMILY “LE TEINT ULTRA TENUE” DESIGNED TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE ACTIVE WOMAN (THAT’S US THEN), IT PROMISES TO GIVE YOU THE PERFECT COMPLEXION THAT WILL LAST FROM MORNING UNTIL NIGHT.
SO WHAT A LOVELY MORNING WE HAD, AMELIE AND PENELOPE (CHANEL BEAUTY PR DIRECTORS) WERE SIMPLY DIVINE, BY THE TIME WE LEFT WE WERE CHATTING AS IF WE WERE OLD FRIENDS …. THE ICING ON THE CHANEL CAKE WAS BEING HANDED A NOT SO LITTLE BLACK BAG FULL TO THE BRIM WITH GOODIES …. ENOUGH CHANEL MAKEUP TO LAST ……. WELL I WOULD SAY A LIFE TIME BUT I AM HOPING TO GO BACK ………..
firstly apologies, it's been a while .... this is our first post of 2017 so happy new year people..... it was Christmas, then one of us was in new York (must remember to upload pics of shopping haul) .... then it was new year, then we were hungover for what seemed an eternity and then all of sudden holy moly its nearly February ....... where did January go? so here we are and we are back, a new year ..... you know what that means .... a new wardrobe! so, being as cold as it is, we are not quite ready to jump into summer clothes or even look at an off the shoulder top, but have been trawling the high street to see what good transitional pieces we can find for you. let's face it, we have been in winter clothes since September, that is almost 5 months in the same clothes, so we felt it was our duty to move away from full on winter dressing, and see what pre season goodies we could find.
next ......... not one of our usual haunts we must be honest. in fact, we probably used to only venture in there to look at bits for the kids (when they were younger) but .... just last week the catalogue was put through the door, and for research purposes, we had a little look and were pleasantly surprised! don't get us wrong, it wasn't all for us, but there were some key pieces, designer doubles that looked far more expensive than the price tag suggested.....
online, next offer brands too (French connection boohoo, coast, warehouse to name but a few), - not just own label - but for this little piece - we have concentrated on next's own efforts. there is lots of navy - a good pre spring colour, looks great with jeans, smart but as you will see with the pieces we have found - supercool too. mix with red and white - just check out that navy and white slogan shirt - we love and need ..... trousers are good too (jeans not bad, we tried on a couple of pairs but they don't beat zara in that department) however ...... look at the side stripe trousers - with a pair of stan smiths these are an absolute winner.