Inspiration, Style Crushing

HOW I DISCOVERED MY SIGNATURE BEAUTY LOOK.

January 14, 2015

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Thanks to my friends at skincare specialists Dr. Lewinn’s, you can have the chance to try their beautiful product FREE for yourself. Click here for more details. 

Make-up is one of the first things I notice about a person. I guess, just like your outfit, it can speak volumes about who you are. So when the team at Dr.Lewinn’s asked me about personal discovery, I thought this would be the perfect thing!

For the longest time, my beauty look has been pretty unchanged – long hair, long fringe, exaggerated cat-eye eyeliner and the occasional pop colour lip…

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I think it’s probably the association with rock and roll, the 60s and 70s and the timelessness of this look that I love so much. When I think of teased hair and smoky eyes, I instantly think sequins, leather and lace, late nights and loud music. I think of everyone from Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina to Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller. All ultra glam goddesses with that little bit – or lot of – edge.

It was definitely when I was growing up and flicking through the pages of magazines and watching old movies that I saw these style icons and instantly knew that was who I wanted to channel.

Though I’ve worn this look (and not with nearly the same amount of glamour nor edge) since I can remember, over time I have definitely worked on finessing the application! (And I cringe when I look at photos of 15-year-old panda-eyed me).

It’s probably only since I have gotten older that I’ve realised the importance of a) purchasing quality products over quantity, and b) looking after yourself. Good skin is literally the foundation to a good beauty regime. Now I always take the time to cleanse, moisturise, sunscreen and prime, before I even apply the first lick of makeup.

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Before bed it’s a similar routine. I ensure all of the day’s makeup and grime is removed and a night eye cream, night moisturiser and serum are all applied. After all, it’s during the night that your skin rejuvenates cells the most. Plus, I want to be one of those ridiculous women who have amazing skin, even at 90.

When people see a beautiful woman, what is one of the most common things they will comment on? “Oh, she just glowed!”

I may not be glowing just yet, but when you have the right base, all you need is a touch of foundation, a dab of highlighter and a flick of liquid eyeliner and you have yourself one pretty impactful look. Oh, and looking like Alexa Chung doesn’t hurt.

 

Thanks to my friends at skincare brand Dr. Lewinn’s, you can have the chance to try their beautiful product FREE for yourself. Click here for more details.

Fashion

#MAKEYOURMOVE with RUBI SHOES

January 6, 2015

Very excited to share this fun video with you. When the lovely team at Rubi Shoes asked if I wanted to be involved in a campaign for their new Stella 1.0 trainer, how could I refuse? With the beautiful sentiment of #MAKEYOURMOVE, the campaign really encapsulates everything positive about starting a brand new year on the right foot.

Check out the video above for some snippets of me talking about being a blogger and what Making My Move means to me. You can also check out the lovely Alyce Cowell from the Westfield Insider and Patchula Thompson from the Yoga Patch.

I have some more behind-the-scenes pics coming soon, from my day with the team at Rubi. Watch this space and be sure to follow @rubi_shoes on Instagram as they are also giving away some amazing prize packs!

Daily Life, Fashion

#BOMSTYLE

December 16, 2014


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Calling in all favours! I’m super excited to be a finalist in Bank of Melbourne’s amazing #BoMStyle competition in collaboration with the incredible Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at NGV.

With a $5000 shopping spree up for grabs, it’s safe to say that my lovely Jacqui and I would really love to win. We spent all afternoon collecting fresh flowers and leaves and then hauled them to the shopping centre to decorate this bench for our photo. It’s now down to a public vote, so please take a few moments to click this link here and “heart” my photo. We’ll be ever so grateful! Much love.

Fashion, Inspiration, Style Crushing

THE GOLDEN AGE.

November 30, 2014

Sometimes I think I want to grow my fringe out. Then I look at all of the images I have saved on my hard drive of the women, style and eras that inspire me and I think, “Shut the fuck up Sam. What are you even talking about?”

This post is an absolute mixed bag, but lately I have been feeling like I’ve been sucked up into the shininess of the high street and chain stores and contemporary labels (nothing wrong with any of the above, by the way) so I needed to get a dose of the inspiration that really grabs me by the heart strings. We’ve got some classic Pattie Boyd, Francoise Hardy, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Anita Pallenberg, etc, in this post and a whole heap of 60s and 70s rock and roll glamour that I love, oh so very, very much. Enjoy!

 

Fashion

WELCOME TO ELLERYLAND.

September 15, 2014

I’ve always had a strange relationship with fashion films, most of them make me go ‘blah’. But this new one from the team at i-D had me hooked until the end. Great editing, great narrative, great fun. I also really want Kym’s wardrobe or at least a wardrobe full of ELLERY.