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Trending: Update your festive party look, with a dark Lip

Hi all !
So I am not a beauty blogger and I have never claimed to be good at, never mind interested in beauty. I prefer fashion and my beauty bag is very sad. It contains the basics. I always wear liquid eyeliner and it has to be a very special occasion for me to break out the eyeshadow, of which I own three!
However, when it comes to lipsticks, it’s a whole other ball game. I love a good lipstick. It must be matte and a bold colour, which always works really well, with my already barely there look. It brightens and smartens up any look, straight away. My current favourites are orange and bright pink, with blood red being a staple. I am, however, loving the dark lip, that is also in trend at the moment.
I don’t think I am brave enough for black, also because it reminds me of dressing up as Morticia Adams for the Halloween, as a kid. I do have my eye on some deep berry/burgundy shades that aren’t as severe. I hope to find the right colour for the Christmas season. I want to wear mine with pale greys and sparkly silvers, for an over all cool palette.
Any recommendations for me, on brands that do a great dark berry, matte colour ? Have you tried this look and what is your verdict?

That’s all for now,
Dani xx

Pretty in Pink: My Pink Obsession

Hi all !
Sorry for the lack of posting on my behalf. I recently got a very exciting new job, as a Fashion PR Assistant, here in Rome, so that has been taking up most of my time. However I hope I am back on track, and I also should have a new outfit post coming by the weekend.
In the meantime here is a little insight into my rose coloured world. I am obsessed by pink as of late. I would never have considered myself a girly girly and I can’t think of one thing I own that’s pink. However this pink coat trend of winter has me salivating over the lookbook ladies and their sweet coloured outerwear. So much so I took to pinterest in a pink pinning frenzy only to end up buying a pink coat. It’s a site I have never used, but I hope it will turn up eventually.
I am very excited to embrace this trend. Because it is such a light colour, I reckon it is perfect for upcoming Spring as well.
What are your thoughts on Pink ? Love it  or avoiding it like the black plague?

That’s all for now,
Love,
Dani xx

Shiny distractions: How to wear patent

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012

Above catwalk images from Dolce & Gabbana S/S 14
Alexander Wang

ASOS

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ASOS

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ASOS

Topshop

Topshop

Topshop

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Topshop

ASOS

When I think of the word patent, it immediately stirs up an image of trying on much too big school shoes in the later summer months of my childhood. I remember pleading with my mother to get the patent version of the buckled Mary Janes with a grown-up half inch heel. Although Mum sided with it’s boring matte version of a cousin and reasoned about scuff marks and playground unruliness, I merely blocked out her voice to imagine the adventures I was going to have with my shiny new friends.
Patent is a trend that is back this season, a step forward from previous leather obsessed trends. Whether patent leather, Vinyl, PVC  or PU it has been fashioned into bags, skirts, shoes and even coats. I am a huge fan of the colour versions. I usually am quite safe and go for black, when it comes to a trend as fleeting as this, but I would like to invest in a colour piece that can be used as statement piece.
I am loving the patent coats, especially the red version from TOPSHOP and also their black shift dress and cobalt blue skirt. ASOS have done a great peplum version in nude and black dress trimmed with faux fur !
I have put together some of my favourite patent items above, so you can shop your little hearts out.
What are you opinions on the patent trend?

That’s all from me,
Love Dani xx