Jan 29, 2013

Look of the Day: Pattern Jacket







A couple of people have asked me "why don't you smile on your pictures?" The truth is that I don't find myself  photogenic when I smile, although everyone tells me that I look lovely with a smile on my face....
I think my photo portraits might come from the same bloodline as Victoria Beckham (fyi she never smiles on her pictures)... But for this time I did make an effort to smile :) or being goofy...

My mom has asked me about a thousand times to stop buying jackets but it's simply inevitable...
My addiction to these pieces is beyond my shopping control... Whenever I see one that I love and that is on sale... I just go for it...
They add structure, color and make your outfit much more "constructed". As you may have noticed I've been wearing a lot of leggings... I'm just too lazy to wear jeans hihihi...
I love these velvety leggings from American Apparel! I'm also in love with this beautiful jacket from Zara!
I love the pattern, the texture and colors! I can't wait to wear this babe on spring!

Jacket: Zara
Leggings: American Apparel
Knit: BCBG
Ring: Little Burgundy

xox

-Nelly

 

Jan 28, 2013

My Top Haute Couture Spring 2013


Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2013


Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2013
(source: facebook official page)


Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2013
(source: facebook official page)


Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Spring 2013
(source: zuhairmurad.com)

Haute couture fashion week is simply indulging and absolutely beyond expectations.
It's amazingly impressive the attentions to details, patterns, textures and color saturation. From lavishing silver to gold feathers and sensual transparency.

Enjoy the eye candy :) of my favorite gowns

-Nelly

Jan 25, 2013

Look of the Day: Dark Winter


Winter has been heavy on me...I'm always home watching TV, flipping through a vogue or sitting on this hard chair writing up posts and editing pictures. This season is making me feel like an old granny sipping on tea while hanging around the house with a blanket on her shoulders...
Whenever I'm not working (like at my paying job) I sleep, eat and dream to fly to my country for a deserved beach massage!

I genuinely hate winter because it makes me feel like a hermit in my basement...
Putting aside my hatred towards winter I've been thinking A LOT on my plans for this year... Working at  seriously pushes me to conquer my dreams... I need to start saving every penny for my future but as you all know this is hard duty for a shopper of my caliber...

However I will DO my best!!! I'm slowly starting to feel the weight of my years (even if I'm just 22) living on a "standby" lifestyle is not easy and seeing the days go by creates a tremendous stress... But I have to keep my hopes high and keep having faith on my talent!

For this quick photo shoot at the old port with my cold and selfish friend Will... I wore some dark clothes with a fitted black blazer from Mango and my dad's vintage Italian hat...I felt like an inspector :)

BLAZER: MANGO
COAT: MANGO
NECKLACE: HM

photographer: Will Nguyen

enjoy your freezing weekend!

-Nelly

Jan 13, 2013

Look of the day: Galaxy Legs






 


GALAXY LEGGINGS!

I'm completely absolutely in LOVE with GALAXY LEGGINGS! (with leggings in general)
 not only are they comfortable but they're a statement piece! I got these beauties at Editorial Boutique on Stanley street right beside Metro Peel.
Lately I've been investing a bit more in leggings... and I'll be showing you some other of my purchases on another post :)

Leggings: Editorial Boutique
Top: Zara
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Watch: Casio

-Nelly

Jan 12, 2013

Fashion illustrations


Girl with poncho in the wind


girl with prada print

 Witnessing my imagination ink itself on paper is simply pure satisfaction.
Sketching has been my lifetime best friend and I seriously need to explore much more my talent this year!
 Lately I'm really into sketching fashion figures with line drawings and patterns...
These are two of my first attempts... I hope to soon post some of my other fashion figurative illustrations.

:)

-Nelly




Jan 6, 2013

Eye Makeup Step by Step Tutorial: Eye liner



Naked eye


Start by drawing a line that goes from thinner to thicker as it touches the end of your eye


Draw a second line starting from the end of the first line towards out and aiming to the tip of your eyebrow


Join both lines (almost like a triangle)


Fill in the gap and even it out


Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara


use a flat natural brush to apply black eye shadow at the bottom


Apply some mascara on your bottom lashes


Apply a bit of brown or dark eye shadow on the ridge to create some depth and smooth it off with a blending brush


Step by Step Eye Makeup Tutorial!

An easy way to have perfect and simple cat eyes!

Makeup:

Eyeliner: Mayebelline Eye master
Black eye shadow: MAC
Brown eye shadow: MAC (espresso shade)
Mascara: Plush Maybelline

I hope you liked it!!!

-Nelly

Jan 1, 2013

New Year 2013




HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm sure some of you started your year with a massive hangover... well that wasn't my case! I had a lovely evening with my family and finalized my year with a glass of champagne and my 12 grapes!

2012 was a very different year, full of challenges and decisions! I'm very thankful for everything that I've achieved, for all the people this year brought me and for those that have left my life! I'm so excited for this new year! Right now my life is on a standby mode but I have faith that some of my ultimate plans will come to life!

Wish you all the best! Health, love, faith and peace!
Love your family :)

-Nelly