Within their Velvet Collection of perfumes, Dolce and Gabbana created a range of perfumes inspired by Renaissance Italy. The scent is definitely one which makes a statement.
Before we go any further, I have to admit – I am a gardenia perfume fiend – Chanel, Annick Goutal and Estee Lauder’s Private Collection have all featured on my dressing table, and I consider the flower somewhat of a signature scent.
Dolce and Gabanna’s offering is up amongst my favourites – the scent is heady and luxurious. This isn’t a bottle I splash one before running out the gym. Nope – this is a full-on grown up choice, best worn when dressed up and heading out to somewhere fabulous.
The notes are predominantly gardenia, although tuber rose is also featured prominently in the line-up. Despite the statement the perfume makes, it’s super clean smelling, and has become my go-to throughout the wintry weather.
The perfume is priced at £165.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Leopard print is something which has slowly sneaked its way into my wardrobe, and it’s an easy way of adding a ‘pop’ to an otherwise dull day.
Shoes – J. Crew
iPad case – Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses – Anna Karin Karlesson
Earrings – David Webb
Bronzer – Dolce and Gabbana
As much as I love some crazy glitter, there is a part of me which yearns to be all grown up!
Dress – Lanvin
Shoes – Givenchy
Compact – Estee Lauder
Lipstick – Dolce and Gabbana
Nail Varnish – Dior
Necklaces – both Jennifer Meyer
Bracelet – Cartier
Dress – Lanvin
This eyeliner is literally life changing; ok, not life changing, but it is pretty great!
Guerlain brings these out every year, and yes, they are expensive, but these things last for months and months. The colour payoff is great – a silky, inky black which rims the waterline really well! The crayon format of the liner means that the line is smooth and soft looking, making it super-easy to create a smoky eye.
Not only do I love the product, but the packing is sublime. I buy these year after year, and the ribbon and decorations change, but they are the most glamorous eyeliner around
The eyeliner is priced at $36 and available at Sephora.com
There are few things I like more than things which are pink and shiny. Seriously, I have the aesthetic leanings of an eight year old high on candy.
These pieces just make me happy (and want to shop).
Nail Varnish – Butter London
Clutch – Jason Wu
Trench – Burberry
Earrings – Kate Spade
Ring – Luxurybazaar.com
Necklace – Shourouk
Pumps – Christian Louboutin
Lip Tar – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics