Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Beach Ponytail

Low Ponytail with volume: According to Paris Fashion Week, this summer there is nothing more chic than a detailed ponytail to really pull off that beachside look…a pony will be the perfect accessory to any outfit, whether you go a la Chanel with a super sleek finish or go all out by covering your pony in glitter, which has been seen all over S/S 14 catwalks. 
A classic ponytail has been around for decades and is a girls go to for a simple hair do, but this volumised style gives it an effortless feel and is a great update on the classic pony, and by keeping this pony low and at the nape of your neck will give it a softer feel that can be taken from day to night.  Follow the tutorial above for a detailed description of how to get this summer look. See you at the beachside. LL x

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Brownstones and Brook Shields

Brook Shields is probably best known for her teenage modelling for Calvin Klein and her role in Blue Lagoon. However Brook keeps reinventing herself and has forged careers as an author and a producer as well as designing jewelry. Her New York home which she shares with her husband and two daughters is a testament to style and laid back charm and not overly “done”. Apparently she’s a real-estate romantic and scoured brownstones all over Manhattan before falling for this gem. It packs a lot of interior lusting into its four walls, accomplished with jolts of colour and a blend of asymmetry and family pieces acquired over a life time.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

How to Style your Hallway Console

Stylists and interior designers love to create little conversational groupings otherwise known as vignettes, on coffee tables, mantelpieces, bookshelves or pretty much any flat surface they can find. If you have a space in your hallway for a console table don’t let its only use be where you drop your keys, it’s actually a great place to create your own personal vignette.

You can create relationships between disparate items from various eras with a vignette, which is perfect for those of us with a magpie eye. It best to start with any art that you might want to hang above the console. That will help with your colour palette and then add items to the horizontal plane. The focus should be on layering textures, size and contrast. Whether you want a theme or you prefer a broader, more eclectic look, a vignette can be a low budget way to fashion a focal point in your space. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Thinking Clearly - Transparent Furniture

There is a growing trend for transparent furniture with a colour tint. The play of tinted light on surfaces using coloured glass and resin in furniture, homewares and accessories adds a sleek and futuristic element to your home interior. There's something fascinating about having an item that is transparent in design and some of the biggest design names are involved. These creative pieces will definitely add a unique touch to any home.

Everyday Make-up!

Everyday Make Up: In the day, it is nice to keep a simple fresh face and not go too over the top (we like to save that for night time!) The best way to keep things light is by using a tinted moisturiser as it keeps your face looking dewy and  silky and allows you to use powder and a bronzer to set and contour. The key is to make it look effortless, so simple eyes and lips but defined brows and long luscious lashes. This look is easy to do and you wont spend hours applying product to make it look like you have nothing on, this tutorial will show you the perfect way  to achieve the look with minimal product, to keep your face truly fresh and cared for. LL x

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Globe trotting interior inspiration

Do you come back from your summer travels with more than just a suntan? Many designers use their holidays as a way to cultivate their inner design radar, be that an eye for the “simple” woven baskets seen in the French market or hand dyed ikat textiles from Bali. From the streets of Paris to a tiny village, interior designers infuse rooms with creativity derived from their global getaways. Inspired by everything from tribal art to the mix-and-match layered approach, globe trotting is responsible for the rich personality seen in the homes below.