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Balmain Back With A Bang For Pre-Fall ’19.

After a couple of seasons off, Balmain is back and better than ever. Perhaps Olivier Rousteing needed a couple of years to recoup, rethink and try some different things. Thankfully, that’s over and his return to form was a stealth one. For his Pre-Fall 19 show, Rousteing left behind the glitz and glamour associated with […]

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Blush loves… The Balmain sidey

If you’ve ever watched the Kardashians– and let’s face it, if you read Blush- you probably have, you’ll have also marvelled at the power of a parting. Whenever Kim, Khloe or Kourtney take to the camera to have their way too rational revaluation of whatever drama they’ve overcome that episode, you will often have gasped […]

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Blush’s Favourite Fashion & Beauty Looks from 2014

2014 has been a crazy year. In the beauty world we got to grips with make-up again after seasons of fuss free hair and make-up barely there. This year was all about the bronze eye, teenage kohl and layering up on lashes. On the streets seemingly every star was spotted in their monogrammed Burberry blanket […]

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Get the Look – Slicked-back Hair at Balmain

It’s Friday and you’ve got approximately twenty minutes to transform from exhausted desktop affixee, to decent looking member of society. Being eyed up in a bar when you have the morning’s make-up smeared somewhere along your temples, is never a nice feeling, so we’ve taken inspiration from the SS15 show of the new Tom Ford, […]

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Blush loves…Balmain Hair

When the weather is playing up, it’s pretty difficult to gauge what to do with your hair. A sleek straight look, blow dry or waves will all fall victim to rain, heat or humidity. Thankfully Balmain have come up with the chicest of offerings – a slick centre-parted bun. Take your cue from Jourdan and […]

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Look of the day – Emma Watson, Poppy Delevigne and Olivia Palermo at Couture Fashion Week

The fash pack have once again descended on Paris, with bulging suitcases and summer tans, for Autumn/Winter‘s Couture Fashion Week. Screen legend Sophia Loren popped up, alongside new BFFs Valentino and Kim Kardashian. Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing used it as an opportunity to reveal his new Balmain army, which included in-demand newcomers Binx Walton and […]

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Best Dressed at The Met Ball 2014

The 2014 Met Ball was a return to glory. After the A-list struggled to get to grips with last year’s Punk theme, this year’s Charles James inspired-dress code was easy, it was all about gowns. The models did seem to take the crown this year. Naomi Campbell was out in Givenchy, Lily Donaldson in a […]

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Look of the day- -Rihanna rules at Paris Fashion Week

[Rihanna at Givenchy] [At Stella McCartney] Ok so the stockings at Dior were a terrible shout, but pushing that image far back into the depths of our memories aside, Rihanna has been killing it at Paris Fashion Week. The singer returned from her Aspen birthday break with a bang (and a bob), lending her support […]

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Look of the day – Amber Heard & Rosie H-W

When it’s cold and rainy outside, it’s hard to look chic, yet somehow Amber Heard makes it look easy. The American model and actress was pictured out in New York yesterday in skinny jeans and front-zipped ankle boots, a grey and white chunky scarf and a belted, wool trench coat. Heard kept the look effortless […]

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Campaign Trailing – Rihanna for Balmain & Burberry’s Bright Young Things

Today saw the launch of Spring/Summer 14’s most exciting campaigns yet. In the first Rihanna became the face for Balmain, music to the ears of Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, who said he couldn’t be happier that the woman who inspires his creations helped bring them to life. The graphic tiled background struck the perfect balance […]

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Get your shine on – Tis the season for sparkly nails.

There’s nothing like sparkly nails to lift your mood, and since the festive season is fully upon us, there’s no better time to dabble in a bit of glitz. Whether you’re in favour of trashy golds, childish glitter, or modern metallics in mixed hues, everyone from Nars to Revlon have offered up options.  So whether […]

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Winter Revival – White Nails

White nails were a huge trend last summer, but for some reason I wasn’t feeling it- I’m more of a tropical nail girl in summer. They were seen on everyone from Rihanna to Miley Cyrus, they graced red carpets, campaigns and street style blogs.  It seemed the trend had disappeared along with summer’s warmth, until […]

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Blush’s favourite looks from Paris Fashion Week

As soon as I saw Sienna Miller in this McQueen off-the shoulder look, I instantly thought look of the day. The Eliabetthan elegance of it all, given a decidedly modern spin in the shoulders that were on show, the undone hair and the barely there make-up, summed up this season and next. This season, particularly […]

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Jourdan Dunn – Look of the day

Jourdan Dunn, the British model mum and Jay-Z’s Nigella, was at last night’s Brit awards to support her fellow countrymen. Wearing a Balmain S/S13 off-shoulder yellow mini-dress, Dunn looked every bit the nineties supermodels credited with inspiring the collection. Opting for minimal make-up and a straight centre-parting, as seen at next season’s Burberry show, Dunn […]

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Beauty Backstage- The Best of SS13

 Every season make-up artists Val Garland, Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath, bring designers’ visions of the season to life. Every city has their look: Paris is generally effortless- dewy skin and slicked-back hair, Milan is master of the blow-dry, Londoners go crazy for colour & the New Yorkers like a sleek blow-dry and undetectable make-up. […]

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Look of the day: Balmain

A lazy sunday calls for a laid-back style, and today nothing spoke to me like Olivier Rousteing’s latest collection for Balmain. The young French designer referenced the nineties at his Spring/Summer ’13 show in Paris last week.  Models took to the runways in bold colours and exaggerated shapes, a homage to the supermodels that defined […]

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