Finished another pair of shoes this week, a sort of chunky flat ankle boot. These are made of a raspberry red velvet, lined with black leather. The detail on the sides now slightly reminds me of sneakers, but wasn't really meant to...
I'm quite a big fan of Topshop, there's pretty much always something I wouldn't mind getting from the online store, so I was quite amused to find that they have just released a makeup line.
The Topshop Makeup range was created by designer Lizzie Dawson. If you're interested in how it all came about, there is an interview with her here.
It should very importantly be mentioned that this range includes grey nail polish, something I had rather a nightmare of trying to find a few years ago.
Considering how much business Topshop carries out online, it should come as no surprise that they've included a fun little gimmick to entice us to buy the makeup. A virtual makeover. I gave it a shot, and went with some fairly sedated tones. In terms of the actual virtual makeover part of the experience, I think the application does a reasonable job of demonstrating what I'd look like. So for your viewing pleasure, BEFORE AND AFTER!!
Now, to be perfectly honest, I'm not entirely sure whether the product would be of any quality, but I guess I can't say until I've tried right?
On the weekend, Adelaide had one of it's primary fashion events, Fashion Avenue. Sally and I were lucky enough to be able to attend thanks to the guys at Attitude Magazine.
It's main purpose; to give some exposure to emerging and established Adelaide designers. The chosen location was the Queens Theatre, a seemingly abandoned looking barn that is used as parking space during the day. It was a great venue, giving the highly organized and well presented event a bit more of an industrial edge.
Further internet browsing has lead me to the Jalou Gallery. Here you can find a large selection of most issues of; L'Officiel, Jalouse, L'Optimum, Muteen, L'Officiel Hommes and L'Officiel Voyage in French as well as some international editions. It's a great time eater, I could trowel through those archives for a good few days at least. Here are some images to give you a taste of what can be found if you decide to browse through...