24 Oct 2010

Style Icon - Dita Von Teese

You often get asked “who is your style icon”? For many it will be the likes of Madonna, or Audrey Hepburn, both have undoubtedly been a huge influence in shaping trends and items we still see in both couture and the high street worldwide. Many younger ladies will say Lady Gaga, we have seen her pave the way for high waisted knickers and show girl glam that’s been gracing our shops of late.

Though for me there is only one lady and this is Dita Von Teese. I often find myself marvelling at images of her. Her classic Hollywood glam and trade-mark bold red lips to me are the epitome of style.

It’s not only the fabulous clothes she wears but the grace in which she holds herself that I find mesmerising. Many of you would be shouting “But she gets her kit of for a living”! Have you seen one of her shows? Look at the beautiful corsetry and embellishment found on the show garments. I would give anyone a small fortune if they could squeeze themselves into a 22-24 inch corset and sashay around the stage with such poise.
No matter what trends come and go Ms Teese continues to stay true to her own sense of style, for that that I salute her. Dita you give me real inspiration!

Dita Von Teese, Global ambassador for Cointreau, celebrated this week the launch of ‘My Private Cointreau Coffret’ an exclusive limited edition cocktail kit at London Selfridges. She wore a show stopping Moschino satin dress, complete with the star's signature red pout and flirty flicks of eyeliner.

Here are a few of my Dita Favorites -

9 Oct 2010

BarryM Instant Nail Effect

Wandering around Superdrug looking for a new nail polish I stumbled across BarryM's new Instant Nail Effects. I hadn't seen anything like it before so decided to investigate and for only £3.95 it wasn't going to break the bank.

The idea is that you paint your nails with any colour or brand you like then apply the instant nail effects over the top and this unique cracked design appears.

The only colour you can get this in at the moment is black, however it seems to be flying off the shelves, so it's likely that Barry M will introduce a series of colours.

I do think the pattern shows up better on lighter, brighter polish shades so bear that in mind before application.