27 Sep 2010

Ludovic Andral Photography

Ludovic Andral is a fashion, beauty and advertising photographer. I found his website through Empty Kingdom and got immediately fascinated by his artwork. Just look at these amazing urban glamour photos:  

   I love how the photo is shimmering with light! 


You can find more photos on Ludovic's website: http://www.andralludovic.com/

xx Glitter Girl

26 Sep 2010

Makeup Trends - Autumn/Winter 2010/11

If Vogue is anything to go by ;), natural-looking skin with a silky matte finish is one of the season’s top trends.  The lucky few born with flawless completion can happily sport the foundation-free look, while the rest of us willing to achieve this radiant, alabaster glow have no choice but to stick to good moisturisers,foundation, powder and blush. Sigh!  
                               Phillip Lim,Style.com                                                                             
Eye-makeup for winter/fall 2010 is all about gorgeous browns, from toffee to chocolaty shades - they perfectly compliment the flawless makeup look. Warm shades add a slightly old-fashioned look to your eyes, creating this sepia tone effect.Minimalism is key so we can forget about fake lashes and tones of mascara – yay!                       

                    Alexander Wang,Style.com
 If you wish to take minimalism to another level, try the nude lashes look:

                     Diane von Furstenberg,Style.com
Now you can look fashionable even on a lazy Sunday in! ;)

If, like me, you love your black eyeliner, don’t be afraid to experiment and add a personal touch to the standard sultry look – add a hint of colour or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try out the horizontal lines makeup! I don’t even dare to imagine how it would make me look though!:

                      Jean Paul Gautier,Vogue.co.uk

Last but not least, my personal favourite - beautiful, dramatic lips in rich, dark shades of red. The classic 60’s reds have been given an edgy upgrade, so next time you’re shopping for lip gloss/lipstick, make sure you check out the amazing burgundy, blackberry and bordeau shades. They go surprisingly well with light, pale skin, giving your lips an almost goth-like, wine-stained effect.

Although I don't religiously follow the latest trends, especially when it comes to makeup (I love a bit of personal style and individualism), I loved this season’s looks so much that I couldn’t wait to give them a try. And here are the results:

                          Eye Makeup -Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick
                          Face -Bobbi Brown  Foundation Stick + Creamy Concealer
                          Lips -Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss + Liquid Metal

xx Glitter Girl

23 Sep 2010

Butterfly Kiss

I found this little piece of art when browsing Flickr. I don't know if it was the author's intention, but I really like how the photo captures that dreamy, summery feel.

Playing with Light

  New Story Love in Vain: Waldemar Hansson & Max Modén
  Ghost: Waldemar Hansson & Max Modén
  Where The Wild Dream Grows: Waldemar Hansson

Beautiful, haunting photography by the amazing Waldemar Hansson & Max Modén.

xx Glitter Girl

22 Sep 2010

Beautifil Fashion Illustrations

These amazing fashion illustrations are the work of Caroline Andrieu, the art director of Condé Nast digital's department for Vogue & GQ. I came across them today and I think I'm in love! The realism and detailing are amazing, and I love the contemporary edge - enjoy!



You can see more of Caroline's artwork on her website and blog.

xx Glitter Girl


So here I am, starting my blog. I love art, photography, fashion - (I harbour a major soft spot for vintage styles!)and, above all, travelling so I decided to create a blog where I could share all these passions with like minded-people. I'll be writing about everything from the latest fashion trends and my travels, to the artsy finds in local art galleries as well as my own artwork. Comments and suggestions are very welcome, so don't be shy and drop me a line :)

As for today, I  wanted to share a few fashion trends which I'm absolutely loving right now: 

Faux fur waistcoats add that boho chic to everyday outfits, look amazing, and keep you warm and cozy on those chilly autumn days. This is actually a photo of me in the outfit I was sporting today - I completed the look with a few accessories: 

I love the feather buckle belt and the lovely, vintage-style rings - I got them both over the weekend and they cost me less than a tenner, making both me and my credit card very happy!

I really like the lace up ankle boots trend - they look great paired up with a fur collar aviator jacket. And as for the camel cape - one word: amazing!

xx Glitter Girl