Beauty: Ice Princess

beauty ice princess la petite anglaise

It’s been a fair old while since my first thoroughly amateur attempt at a beauty tutorial so I decided it was high time for another one! I suspect that I actually found my YSL Beauty: Couture Palette step-by-step rather more useful than you guys did as it forced me to step out of my comfort zone and make a cack handed attempt at eye shadow, the results of which (I think) turned out surprisingly well. During the madness of fashion month it was enough of a struggle to find the time to eat, sleep and maintain an acceptable level of cleanliness so despite lugging most of my makeup collection with me around the world, most of it never left my suitcase. So with those crazy days behind us – for four months anyway – I’ve been experimenting with a few new beauty looks. After all, if you’re wearing a really special outfit for a particularly fabulous occasion it seems fitting to try something a little different when it comes to your visage, right? The perfect opportunity to do just that presented itself when I styled up this beautiful balletic look for the Jimmy Choo dinner a couple of weeks back. So friends, I give you the somewhat pretentiously named “Ice Princess”…

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Dining with Jimmy Choo, Partying at the Mondrian

Jimmy Choo VICES Collection Dinner

This party post is woefully late and I promise that after this my party round ups will be much more prompt. At least within a week of the event itself! It would be ideal I know to have them up the next morning but I do like to write rather a lot and seem to be rather time poor these days. I should really leave this one altogether as it’s “that time of year” and there’s all ready a ton more tales to tell that have occurred over evenings since. But the whole night was so goddamn memorable that I feel it would be a shame, nay, a crime not to share it with you. Admittedly party season seems to basically mean every season in the world of fashion but during the pre Christmas period it really seems to gather pace. Whatever the day of the week, there are countless stylish soirées taking place all over town so you have to choose which to attend carefully and at least attempt to exercise some restraint to avoid totally burning out. Whether or not to attend the Jimmy Choo VICES dinner hosted by Creative Director, Sandra Choi was obviously a no brainer. To be honest, I couldn’t actually believe I’d been invited at all. With a guest list including Isla Fisher, Kate Mara, Arizona Muse, Caroline Rush, Imran Ahmed and Caroline Issa, I felt very lucky indeed to have made the cut…

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Look Du Jour: Ballet Beautiful

ballet beautiful

What: Alexandra Grecco tutu skirt, DAY Birger et Mikkelsen top, Chanel bag (all c/o), Jimmy Choo sandals & Monica Vinader jewellery (borrowed)

Where: Jimmy Choo VICES Dinner at One Mayfair and Mondrian London launch party

I’ve had this beautiful Alexandra Grecco tutu for some time now and, while the hours spent staring at its gorgeousness have certainly added up, I couldn’t for the life of me work out where or how to wear it. I thought about pairing it with a plain white tee and maybe even… trainers. Then I realised that this would make me look about 3 feet tall, a Lily Allen circa 2009 (check) vibe is something I’m not keen to rock and my sports shoe collection consists of one pair of Stan Smiths that are now really quite grotty. So instead of attempting to go down the cool girl route, I decided that a skirt this pretty warrants a full on fairy princess moment. And what could scream “fairytale” louder than a glittering pink tee, Chanel accessories and silver Jimmy Choo’s fit for a modern day Cinderella?!

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