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Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week – Highlights – Part II

17 Sep

****** Nicolette Lang-Andersen ****** Vancouver Fashion & Personal Stylist

A few more of my faves…

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

Delpozo

Delpozo

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DKNY

DKNY

Mark McNairy

Mark McNairy

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona

Custo Barcelona

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Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Style Diary – 9 to 5

21 Jun

****** Nicolette Lang-Andersen ****** Vancouver Fashion & Personal Stylist

I’t’s been a busy busy week, so I’m posting my Tuesday’s ensemble a little late.  Here it is…TA DAAA!

Clearly, I’m taking advantage of the polka dot trend this season.  It’s such a classic print that you can wip out at any time of the year and any season.  I especially love this print on these wide leg culotte pants that I bought from Jennyfleur Loves – the fabric moves so beautifully and gives my outfit a boho chic feel.

Here’s a fab little “did you know” for you…

Culottes describes a split or divided skirt or any garment which “hangs like a skirt, but is actually pants.  During the Victorian Era (mid- to late-nineteenth century) long split skirts were developed for horseback riding so that women could sit astride a man’s saddle rather than riding side saddle.  The term “culottes” was co-opted from the original French definition of the word to describe these split riding skirts…

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23 Jan

****** Nicolette Lang-Andersen ****** Vancouver Fashion & Personal Stylist

The bee keeper’s daughter

Sarah Burton – Alexander McQueen

Photographer – Monica Feudi/Feudiguaineri.com

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23 Jan

****** Nicolette Lang-Andersen ****** Vancouver Fashion & Personal Stylist

Smokey eyes taken to another level!

Shot by Alvaro Beamud Cortes – Images Fashion Gone Rogue

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17 Jul

A recent post from Nicolette Lang-Anderson

****** Nicolette Lang-Andersen ****** Vancouver Fashion & Personal Stylist

Have yourself a quick drool session over the Infinitely Kusama collaboration, showcasing the capsule collection of ready-to-wear handbags, shoes and accessories, that Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton created.  Most of the collection hit the stores on the 10 July.

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LISE WATIER Rouge Gourmand Guamauve *****

8 Mar

This lipstick is my new boyfriend – & it almost never made the first date!

Forced upon me by the brand, never have I appriciated a match up so much! Gaumauve is one of two beautiful shades found in the Spring Collection launched in February. A purple based mauve, it feels a little moody while still laying graciously feminine. As with all Rough Gourmand shades, this product moisturizes lips & lasts through out the night.

To be completely honest, I very rarely will wear lipstick off set – usually not being bother with fussing with it. This product changed that and I’ve lately become some what of an overenthusiast for great shades. Loving this Canadian brand more and more – I suggest you keep and eye out for what Lise Watier has coming!

* Felt great on sensitive skin. Did not dry out while wearing.
* Quick on, long lasting color
* Easy to use tube, great color for rushed application & blending time
* About $25 – I will be buying two more before they are all gone 😥
* Everything I want in a lipstick (coming from a non-lipstick girl!)

 

ziicka
GlassCity™ Visual Artist

BENEFIT Bad Gal Liner ****1/2

7 Mar

If you had your heart broken with my last post as I did, consider this review your box of chocolates.
Benefit my dear, you’ve redeemed yourself. Bad Gal Liner blows most other out of the water – no pun intended wit this water proof formula. (So waterproof I shot in a tub with it a couple weeks ago!)

A creaming pencil, application is as easy as it gets. Unlike most creamy liners, once set, it won’t rub off. Great for a smokey eye base or lash definition. The bold color isn’t shy of water lines either!

If you have had your eye on this for a while liek I did but budget minded, I suggest hitting up a Shoppers Drug Mart  for the Bad Gal Double the Bad Lash & Liner Duo and swipe the paired mascara. (Despite my pity review – I would still reccomend the duo because it is only $5 more than the liner alone and a total steal on any decent product.)

* no irritation on sensitive eyes or water line
* instant and long lasting
*easy and versatile use
1/2 higher priced, but almost fair for quality
*cute and useful packaging, no fuss appication

 

ziicka
GlassCity™ Visual Artist

ziickaofficial@gmail.com

Cover Girl Lash Blash Fusion Water Proof Mascara ***1/2

6 Mar

I cringe at the thought of putting Cover Girl on my face – but last week I was strapped & sacrifised cellular pride for a great photo.
This partiular product was handed over on the promise of being completely waterproof on a tight budget. Typically I am not a fan of rubber brushes (the BIGGER the BETTER!) but this one wasn’t so bad. The application was pretty easy, a couple swipes root to tip. It covered evenly with out clumping, and actually kept lashes separated.

I tried this product again last week, actually having a fully submerged the lashes and was quite impressed with the stay power. Overall – I’m particularly impressed. (As much as I hate to say it.)

1/2 not bad on sensitive eyes, still some what nervous of regular use
* instant long lasting results
* easy to use
* can usually be found on special
no prestige aspect

 

ziicka
GlassCity™ Visual Artist

ziickaofficial@gmail.com

BENEFIT Bad Gal Lash Mascara **1/2

5 Mar

Walk into any beauty bar and the girls will tell you just how amazing Bad Gal Lash by Benefit is. I was almost one of these girls.

Always relying on the feedback of this product, I believed it was one of the best on the market. This is actually somewhat of a sad post for me, as I’ve had a soft sport for this product since I first laid eyes on it – always looked forward to owning it – so excited when I finally peeled off the wrapping – “Merry Christmas Lashes!” is exactly what I was expecting. Unfortunately I tend to build things up a little quickly in my naive heart.

Even while writing this, I am unsure how to rate this – the color is jet black, the brush a fat mother, and the name reminiscent of a friend of mine. While my lashes were evenly coated, they didn’t really have much “WOW” factor. (The over all look wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing either.) Fullness was probably my biggest disappointment. The formula is buildable, but I strongly recommend allowing some dry time between coats unless you are looking to glue mulptiple lashes together. (Probably not your daily – unless you’re one of those weirdos I tend to be seen with.)
Lash seperation in gerneral was less than loved. A quick swipe is decent, but a good application requires a steady hand at the base and wiggling the want root to tip. Some may say this is always a proper application – I say true, but with less effort. I have no problem applying this technique on set for another face, but when I’m doing my own at 4:30 am, before coffee – or after a glass of wine – I don’t need to poke my eye out in order to  bat my lashes.

Since so much of this post is based on my feelings, here are some facts. It lasted all day. My hypoeverything eyes felt no irritation. I saw no flaking but some to minimal smudging under the eye through out the day. The color was great, but the application required attention to detail. Priced at $30, it is very comparable to Maybelline’s Collussol, found regularly around $10.

**Thinking about this product for your kit? Ensure your disposable wands aren’t too thin for brush off when pulling from the tube.

* no irritations on sensitive eyes
1/2 effective with effort, long lasting with minimal smuding
1/2 decent application
1/2 decent price, great if you can find in a promo such as the Double the Bad with Bad Gal Liner
nothing special about visual or application

ziicka
GlassCity™ Visual Artist

ziickaofficial@gmail.com

A.Y. Not Dead : C-Heads Magazine

30 Jan

A.Y. Not Dead : C-Heads Magazine.

A.Y. NOT DEAD

I just found out about A.Y. Not Dead, an awesome Argentinian label. The fashion is a mix of punk, streetwear and rock & roll. Their latest Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook photographed by Rosana Schoijett is really cool. Aww.. now where is the summer?

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