7 Sep 2010

Male Style Inspiration

Ed Westwick

Boys leave those checked shirts in the wardrobe this Autumn, go for a more paired down plain look.

A hot celeb that people are raving about for both his on and off screen style is Ed Westwick (aka Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl) Chuck Bass' look is dominated by a preppy undertone and Ed Westwick a edgier laid back look.

Look to him for some inspiration this season -


Try a signature accessory; you often see Chuck sporting a scarf, be it skinny for the Autumn months or a more functional chunky knit in the Winter.

Cut of of the suit

Modern, slim, and always on the short side, the cut of a Chuck Bass suit offers a refreshing change to the sea of over sized, too long suits I see on a daily basis.  Boys follow trend!

If you are slim your silhouette should be progressively moving toward this cut. If a suit is not for you or your life-style try a smart pair of jeans and a cardigan. Investing in a well fitted pair of Jeans, they will take you well into Spring 2011 and beyond.


Brown leather is always a winner. Chuck and Ed often like to sport a boat shoe, which are working their way onto the high street now.


Don't be afraid of playing with colour- lots of yellows, greens, pinks, and reds. Not only for pockets but for socks, jumpers, scarves and even trousers. If a bold look is a bit daunting, try adding a small injection of colour, a good start is a scarf or a more muted colour, such as a jewel tone shirt.
Most of us are far too reserved in our use of colour, experiment, and you too will stand out in the sea of black, blue, and grey men's clothing this Autumn/Winter.


Confidence is finally the most important thing, having the confidence and feeling comfortable in your clothes is key to looking good. This is the most fundamental element if you're thinking about pulling a Chuck Bass / Ed Westwick inspired look.

6 Sep 2010

Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends

Colourful Shadows

Kiss your old champagne and sheer-beige eye shadows goodbye -at least for now and give a bold look a try.
Bold colourful eyes are all over the catwalk and photo shoots. Try a deep forest green with just a hint of gold shimmer or a moody grey or a smokey purple. 

Here are a few of my favorites available right now

MAC Nocturnelle

Buy at www.maccosmetics.co.uk or in store at House of Fraser and Selfridges 

Estée Lauder 'Pure Color' Eyeshadow Emerald Star

Buy at www.debenhams.com or http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/

Illamasqua Sirens 4 colour Palette -

Virgin Bedazzled Trio (Left Palette) 

Buy at www.vieathome.com