Monday, February 28, 2011
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerThere’s a new advisor in town - Dr. Perricone M.D at the Pavilion.
He believes that wrinkles are a disease (my kind of a man!) and his decades of scientific research has shown that the inflammation-aging connection is the single greatest impetus to aging and age-related diseases.
This inflammation, invisible to the eye, takes place on a cellular level and does the damage by triggering free radicals, which accelerate aging by attaching to and damaging cells.
1) An anti-inflammatory diet (high quality lean protein, anti-oxidant rich fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids, glasses of pure spring water and doses of green tea throughout the day)
2) Add suitable nutritional supplements
3) The diligently researched and tested ingredients in his beauty products
In fact this author's books tout the many ways in which to stay younger, live longer and be healthier.
His products are sold at Tangs’ beauty hall and offer freedom from the debilitating signs of the ravages of time. Targeting critical areas in the face and body, he promises it’ll be a new you that you’ll be looking at in the mirror in just a matter of weeks!
Neuropeptide Facial Conformer
You don’t need another excuse after that, do you?
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerIf you don’t have your pair yet, take this as inspiration.
Naomi Watts steps out, rather elegantly with a touch of rock, in one of the must-have shoe trends of this season - Reba ankle boots from the latest Jimmy Choo. This gorgeous bright pair features a combination of black and vamp patent leather.
Choo cool - www.wireimage.com
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerThis is what true inspiration is made of – the first fashion show on the Great Wall of China. A spectacular feast for the senses, as Fendi took to the wall like no other brand.
At sunset sometime last week, the walls were illuminated by a flood of crystal lights as the mountainous backdrop reverberated to the beat of Euro Trance music. Eighty-eight models draped in Karl Lagerfeld’s creations sashayed down the catwalk created on this historical monument to the unbelievable awe of 500 guests.
Showing a combination of the Fendi Spring 2008 collection and a new collection designed for this momentous occasion, the last look of the show was modelled by Chinese supermodel Du Juan, who paid homage to China, as imagined by Lagerfeld.
Thandie Newton, Kate Bosworth and her beau James Rousseau, Nigo, Zhang Ziyi and American and Hong Kong socialites were part of the awestruck audience.
Just google this Fendi fashion show, and you'll can't help gape at the pictures. It was a show unlike any other!
A fashion wonder.
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerIt was when I first realised that my foundation was not doing it’s job of covering up my imperfections, that I knew my imperfections have once again moved on, before I did.
The foundation that worked for me a year ago was not very effective anymore in covering up my face’s flaws. My skin tone seems to have lightened slightly and my face looked quite patchy in parts.
As I’ve always liked Bobbi Brown - her percepts of beauty and products - I hurried along to its new, spacious counter at the Pavillion to check out their latest offerings.
Metallic shades for this season-Bobbi Brown
Simone, one of the make-artists there was simply great. She sat me on a high chair and proceeded to make over my face, after listening to all my concerns. “My dark circles under my eyes make me look like a panda. I still get pimples that leave marks behind. Though I want to cover up, I don’t want my face to look cakey. Most important of all, I must look younger and prettier.”
She smiled, and was patient and very pleasant. She recommended a correction concealer suited to my skin tone, a moisturising foundation to even out my combination skin type and matching natural-hued face and compact powders.
The result? Perfect…just what my face required and to top it off, she painted on their new Cocoa Berry lipstick, capped with a touch of gloss. At 11am, I must say I looked quite amazing, if not stunning in the glowing make-up.
So, I bought the whole lot, except for the lipstick as they were out of stock. I must go back to get it though, as it was in a divine shade that's perfect for this season.
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerSo what is it about fashion that most inspires you?
Is it the slew of ground-breaking models, scandalous celebrities albeit well-dressed, fabulous fashion shows both locally as well as internationally or the pages of the numerous magazines you pour over?
Just last week it was announced that Kate Moss (celebrity model), Natalie Massenet (Net-a-porter founder), Suzy Menkes (IHT fashion editor), Christopher Bailey (Burberry's design director) and Stuart Rose (Marks & Spencer's CEO) are the five most influential people working in fashion in London. This prestigious poll of the 1,000 most influential people in the city was drawn up by a panel of specialist contributors.
It makes you wonder, if we were to draw up a list in Malaysia who would be on it?
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerWith the recent spate of new shopping malls throwing open their doors last month, I have very sadly, yet to visit any one of three fabulous new cosmetic floors.
It's just that I've been a little busy: usually I'll need at least a couple of hours to browse to my heart's content and I did not want to have to run in and out quickly.
But with the holidays coming up and a guaranteed empty city, I shall be at least visiting two before this long weekend is over.
So, any hints on where to start and why? The luxe Parkson at the Pavillion or the brand-new Robinson's at The Gardens? And is there a certain beauty counter that should be my first stop?
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerHere's a pair of shoes, I could so die for.
Demi Moore strides out in the latest 'Lexy', from Jimmy Choo's up-coming Cruise Collection. These new block-heeled platforms features an unique heel in the shape of Perspex spliced with vertical strips of wood.
It's almost too hot to heel. - www.wireimage.com
It's in, it's modern with a touch of nature, and it's almost perfect in one of fall's hottest colours of the season - purple.
Time to trawl the mall...
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerI was at the grocer's this morning, shopping for my weekly food needs, and was totally aghast.
Most of the women shopping were not only badly dressed in sloppy t-shirts and shabby shorts that should have been binned months ago, but also dared to appear in public without an iota of make-up. No mascara, no gloss, nothing. I suspect not even a brush of powder, for their T-zones were beginning to shine by 10am!
Then they are others I have unfortunately seen at the more up-market shopping centres. Spaghetti straps barely holding in their bulges, middle-aged women tottering in sky-high platforms and unable to keep their thighs covered in tight denim minis. These women seemed to be weighed down a lot more by their large designer bags rather than the items in their trolleys. Did I mention a fully painted face, with Monroe-esque red lips et al before noon?
What is wrong with women in this country?
Is a little bit of concealer, powder, eyeliner, mascara and a lip shine too much to ask? To match the chic casual weekend wear that magazines try so hard to spout?
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerThe lines are blurring and never a moment sooner... as some would say!
I am a fashion fiend, there's no doubt about it. I am so inspired by each season's collections that I crave and dream of the day when I can buy all my must-have designer pieces - as soon as they hit the stores.
Needless to say, I'd be lucky if I even manage a piece or two per year. That's when I'm really lucky. Is that sad or should I leap with joy at the advent of high streets shops that have so saved my life?
Top Shop is great, but I find their selection here in Malaysia a little bit wanting. In London, their Oxford Street store seems to thrive like an unstoppable rave party as soon as the doors open. The atmosphere wanes only when you make your way out of the store, after ploughing through the gazillion pieces, to pick out your purchases.
Zara is another great life-saver, especially if you have a slightly bigger budget to splurge with. New stuff, great re-interpretations, and a variety of choices unlike any other store. When their sale begins, I'm always the first in line.
Then there are the tiny little shops and stalls mushrooming all over the city, spilling over with stuff from China, Hong Kong and Korea; funky to look at and fabulously easy on the pocket.
But being the purist that I am, I feel guilty when I wear a high-street piece that looks almost like the real thing.
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerWhat is your choice of shoe poison?
This season the shoes are quite incredible, I must admit.
The bootie is definitely a must have - not quite a hot boot, but close enough to make it matter. Satin heels a' la Prada are just to cool for words. Then there is the platform-stilletto combo, sky-high and sexy. And the new Mary Jane's with straps, it's chic but with a twist.
In sexy grey suede.
Patent another big hit this season.
My only problem is that they are all at least four inches high or more. And I was getting quite into my ballet flats and strappy bronze sandals from last season. Not only were they pretty, they were sooooo comfortable.
But, I do love my heels, even if I sometimes totter on them instead of walking comfortably. In the long run, is it worth suffering for the sake of beauty, or as in this case, fashion?