Friday, September 27, 2013

Just A Touch...


Earlier in the year in Cannes, France… I came across a woman...........She was in her late 70’s and was sitting at the café I was having lunch in…… she looked creative, confident, warm, happy, stylish, approachable, vivacious and totally amazing all rolled up in one!........ and this was before I even spoke to her!....I watched her smile at passerby’s and interact with the café staff….I was so drawn to her,....... I pulled up a seat beside her and introduced myself.......She smiled and introduced herself and we just began chatting…. We spoke and drank coffee for about 2 hours …… we talked about life, love and fashion…. she was everything and then some! She had led the most amazing life and we laughed together as she recounted some of her more memorable moments......... we never exchanged numbers, emails or addresses…. Instead we hugged and she said ‘you touched my spirit in a wonderful way’ and then she was gone….my perfect stranger.... I have thought about her so many times since then….I hope she thinks of me from time to time….. During our conversation I commented on her beautiful calf hair bag…as she lit a cigarette she said ‘isn’t it wonderful??.....I adore fur and print…but not too much…I like to mix it up…a little bit of everything is good …as long as its in moderation’…… so today, I post in homage of her…. A little bit of denim.. a little bit of leather …and a little bit of calf hair………With just a touch of skin.









Wearing: jacket Zara, tee Madewell, jeans MIH, shoes 3.1 Phillip Lim 

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Love and Light,

Qx



Friday, September 20, 2013

Camo...


One of the hardest working items in my closet! my camo pant!... so easy and soooo comfortable.







Wearing: jacket Theory, top Zara, pants Zara, belt Isabel Marant,  shoes Saint Laurent


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Love and Light,

Qx

Friday, September 13, 2013

Grey Area......


  Sometimes it’s the small details that remind you that not everything is Black and White…….. that there is in fact a grey area……….. those little things that sway your thoughts and allow you to think different……….. see different……….feel different about something that others may be clear cut on…………. The grey area…… that place I find myself more often than not.









Wearing: Top Zara, Jeans Anine Bing, Boots Senso.

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Love and Light,

Qx

Monday, September 9, 2013

Face Off....

I have had a lot of emails asking what makeup do I use…………..
I have a trunk of goodies…….. however……….
Below I have emptied my ‘everyday’ make-up bag and let out my little secrets……
I tend to stick with the ‘angels’ I know……….
I prefer a very ‘natural look’………as less is more.
 For coverage I use Nars tinted moisturizer and bronzer….. you can build up the color with the moisturizer depending on temperature and event. If it is very warm out I don’t use as much but if it is cool out and if I am going to an evening event then I go a little heavier along side Nars concealer…. Nars has the best bronzer and the pigment in the eye shadow is rich, has depth and ‘staying’ power. In the evening I use the eye shadow stick and eye palette to create a smoky eye……. There is no beating Dior mascara…….. it’s the absolute best! ……. And for liner Avon Gel Liner is super black and stays put even in the most heated environments. For color on my cheeks I use Bobbi Brown Rouge color pot with a little bit of Illamasqua highlighter. ………. For my brows I use Mac to highlight my brow bone for day and Highbeam from Benefit for night……… Highbeam is also nice in the day for highlighting cheek bones…
By Terry Rose balm for lips is not cheap but the pot lasts forever….. I wear this all the time and it creates a lovely base for lipstick …….. which I don’t often wear but if I do I wear it I use Nars Walkyrie Matt lip pencil….. it is a browny/pinky color that look quite natural….. or Bobbi Brown color pot in Milk Chocolate
My tools are Laura Mercier and Mac Brushes…. And my fingers…. As this creates a more natural finish...
When I don’t have color on my nails I always use Dior Nail Glow…… it gives a natural healthy looking pinky glow to the nail bed and all through the day I slather hand balm from & other stories…….. It smells divine and keeps my hands smooth.










 
In Picture:
Gucci Make up Bag
Nars Tinted Moisterizer in Martinique
Nars Bronzer in Casino
Nars Creamy Concealer in Medium 3
Nars Eye Palette in And God Created Woman
Nars Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Aigle Noir
Nars Velvet Matt Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara
Avon Gel Liner
Illamasqua highlighter in Gleam
Benefit High Beam
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lip and Cheeks in Milk Chocolate and Raspberry
Mac Brow Shadow Duo in Maple/Soft Charcoal
By Terrys Baume De Rose
Dior Nail Glow.
& Other Stories Hand Balm.


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Love and Light,

Qxx


Friday, September 6, 2013

Black and Gold....

Simplicity and comfort at its best..... the ease of a jumpsuit......as I take on more projects and my days become busier I often turn to jumpsuits that easily go from day to night..... come evening I ditch the boots and add a heel.....(you can see here: http://www.myclayexperience.com/2013/06/into-ruins.html )......






Wearing: jumpsuit Karl Lagerfeld, boots Chloe, cuff Donna Karen

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Love and Light,

Qxx