I have just received my work Christmas party dress in the post. It's a sassy number from ASOS which is both fun and chic but it is very much GREEN! I was thinking after it arrived that green is actually a tricky colour to pull off so I googled a bunch of celebrity babes and came across super babe Camilla Belle rocking the kermit colour numerous times, teaming all the outfits with different accessories and lippy colours. Extra points are gained in the inspo department as she is a dark brunette with a warm skin tone which I am too, yippeeee. I love the idea of the red lip and green dress combo as weirdly enough it doesn't come across too 'elfish' or 'Poison Ivy from Batman' but is actually quite elegant. The nude lip is cool too especially evened out with a banging bold eyebrow, however the surprise of my little investigation is how awesome pink looks with green...so I think when the time comes to party it is between the red and the pink. I will post a photo, here or on my instagram (@mamabamboo)...hopefully next week.
Photography by Josh Olins
I have brought it back with a classic for this Editorial Envy. The gorgeous Goddess that is Lakshmi Menon seriously giving some strong face, working that long straight black weave and just basically being amazing. Shot by Josh Olins and styled by Nicola Formichetti (yes of Gaga fame) this shoot is definitely as modern classic.
10 finger nails. 10 canvases. 10 shades of red (well actually, 5 x 2) to paint them. Why not try this cute nail trend. I usually use Barry M as they have a nice range of colours and aren't expensive at all. Remember to always start with a base coat and to end with a top coat so they last.
Pics and Design: The Bamboo District
This is another addition of my Step by Step series that I started with something I call THE FUN BUN. This time around I am reverting back to my old hair days when I had a serious set of bangs/fringe. I decided to grow them out after having them for around 10years, and though I am fairly happy with that decision there are days when I really do miss them. However, if my heart pines for retro Betty Page bangs then the scissors are not needed. Hooray! If you have no fringe, or grown out bangs from chin length down, then you can try it out too. Once done, draw on some cat inspired eyeliner for the whole pin up look.
1: Hello girl with a center parting and without a short fringe.
2: Hello girl holding a hair donut that you can get from most drugstores and hair shops.
3: Hello girl cutting the hair donut once to make a cylinder puff thing.
4: Hello girl sectioning the fringe area and brushing the hair forward over her face.
5: Hello girl who is holding the tip of the hair used for the fringe in one hand, and using the other hand to hold the hair cylinder which the hair is then wrapped around once.
6: Hello girl who is now rolling the cylinder with both hands up towards the root of the hair.
7: Hello girl and millions of bobby pins and U-pins who is securing the roll to the head.
8: Hello girl and a can of hair spray and a brush, cleaning away any loose hairs flying about.
Image via The Beauty Department
This site is pretty amazeballs, no doubt. I stumbled upon it via bloglovin' and I was like...this is great! I literally check this site daily for amazing information regarding Hair and Beauty. If you want hair tuorials, nail art know how and skin advice it is all here and what makes me love it even more are the visuals. So here you go...another one of my inspiration sources for all of you to share too. What are some of your favorite sites that you check regularly?
Photo: Terry Gates via FGR. Design: The Bamboo District
I am definitely a hair girl so super simple make up is my cup of tea. Like these looks...
Design: The Bamboo District Image: Here
This is the second of the series I coined 'Can I be like you?' where I highlight some of the women (for now, maybe men if they are extra super awesome) who I admire. The first one was on the amazingly talented video director Melina Matsoukas who was responsible for video hits for Rihanna and Beyonce. This post is featuring the super amazingly multi skilled, business fashion mommy extraordinaire Miss Sharmadean Reid. And this is why I find her totally brilliant...
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM