Hi again, this time from Bastia! We decided to migrate to a more lively part of the island for our last two days in Corsica. So here we are in a charming old city with every corner so beautiful that I’m gladly adopting the role of an exciting tourist who wants to photograph everything.
Even a little bit of shopping has happened... New leo pants from a brand called Bel Air and beautiful Miu Miu’s!
Oh la la, it's sale season!! I arrived to London yesterday and had to run down to Selfrigdes to join in on the fun.. so say hello to my awesome new western mules by Miu Miu, I wanted thease for the whole season, ah finally mine!
Okay so a little post that I’ve been meaning to make forever... May I stress that I’m not an expert on this field, but under the years I’ve grown quite fond of few products, which majority happen to be Mac (see a little earlier post here). In real life I’m quite the make-up hoarder, but I just updated my stash and polished my palettes so here we go..
Foundation. L'Oreal's True Match is a miracle cream, covers everything and stays on all day. The foundation is created to match your skin tone perfectly, I usually have a selection of two or three shades handy, depending on the season (read: where I am that week). I also use different shades around my face. I vary between the warm (W) and neutral (N) shades.
Another great foundation is Giorgio Armani’s Face Fabric. A bit little less covering than the previously mentioned, but leaves the perfect matt finish. My mother uses this one as well, so simply worth the money. I use shade 3.
Concealer. Also from L'Oreal's True Match range, perfect for under eyes and small imperfections.
Powder. As well True Match by L'Oreal, choose a light shade as it adjusts to your skin tone.
Bronzer. I use Mac’s Matte Bronze and Bare Mineral’s Warmth for a bit more shine.
Blush. Mac again, I always go for a more brownish one, now using Pinch Me.
Highlighter. I found an amazing one by Shiseido in Sweden. Gives a silverish shine, good for cheekbones and lips, I use S3 - the tube will last you forever.
Brushes. I love The Body Shop’s range. They are artificial but I find them better than real hair, weirdly enough.
Eye shadows. Although being a quite new discovery for me, I love the Naked palette by Urban Decay. I also use a wide range of Mac’s shadows, favorites include: Cut To Fit, Swiss Chocolate, Red Brick, Tete-a-tint and much more.
Mascara. In my teens my friend introduced me to Maxfactor’s range of waterproof mascaras, almost 10 years later I’m not even thinking about changing. Waterproof because that way you can be assured the lashes will stay looking fresh all day. I vary between the different Maxfactor ones, faves are Masterpiece and the 2000 Calories one. I think all Maxfactor waterproof mascaras are very similar in consistence, just varies in types of brushes.
Eyelash curler. I could not live without this little thing, makes in my opinion a huge difference. Shu Uemura and Mac has the best one’s I’ve tried.
Kohls. Mac again for the pencils, L'Oreal's Super Liner for liquid.
Eyebrows. I use a brown colored gel, best ones are by Anastasia and Mac.
Lips. Hands down Mac all the way. For lipsticks I love: Creme D’nude, Snob and Saint Germain. In lip glosses I use Japanese Spring (by Daphne Guinness for Mac), Fashion Whim and Wildy Lush - which ps. smells and tastes like cake. I eat like one a week.
Other little faves... I’m addicted to The Body Shop’s coconut body butter, I would go as far as saying that everyone who smells it - will buy it. You are really going to want to eat it too, but don't - it's a disappointment. The hemp cream is amazing as well, I always carry it with me. When my lips aren’t covered in nude lipsticks or delicious cake lip glosses I use Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm.
AMERICAN RETRO waistcoat HM shirt MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA shorts ISABEL MARANT wedges RAYBAN sunnies
MICHAEL KORS watch BORA AKSU x BRACHER EMDEN tote
Hello from Finland, right now we are celebrating mid-summer night! The sun is shining, and it should be up all night, so basically absolutely nothing to complain about. Before I left London I took my new Bora Aksu for Bracher Emden tote out for a walk, this perfect sized beauty will be available in Harrods new designers accessory room from August, but more about that later.
So off I go, celebrating the prettiest day of the year. However having an iced americano and some banana bread isn't too shabby of a workday either so for now I’m ok being either in London or Finland.
I’ve been spending most of my days barefoot and in these jeans that I managed to find in a shop in Corsica. It was more of a ‘I didn't find them - they found me' sort of thing with the jeans that originally sold out too quickly for me to understand that I had to have them. My dad though I needed new jeans after he saw these.. Oh if he only new the floordrobe situation I have going on back home in London. Anyway I switched to heels and this brilliant Yasmin Kianfar tee just before we left to Helsinki where I’m spending my next week catching up on design work.
Hope all fellow Finns and Skandis had a beautiful mid-summer!
WEEKDAY coat COS shirt GINA TRICOT pants PHILLIP LIM bag FASHIONOLOGY rings RIVER ISLAND sneakers AMERICAN APPAREL nail polish
Okay to the god damn wedge sneakers that I once hated. Fine, I take back my words. Or at least to some extent because I have to say I think a pair of hidden high-tops go quite well with a button-down shirt and a blazer and if there is going to be sneakers on 5 inch and up, they better come with heels. These ones are by River Island and simply the best ones I’ve come across.
To be all honest with you, I have been using these for a few months now and also got them in white. 100% worth the purchase though as there is people popping up everywhere asking me where they are from.. all my other designer heels are really jealous.
YASMIN KIANFAR shirt and skirt MANGO heels MICHAEL KORS watch FASHIONOLOGY jewellery
A designer that definitely deserves a mention is the young Yasmin Kianfar. Better known for her cut-out pieces, this lady is one of those to watch. I could have used a steam iron for the subtle chiffon but had to trust the sea breeze to do it’s trick while we photographed these on a very special little island in Barösund.