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Introducing… Rodin Lipsticks

If you’re a fan of Cool Girls (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you may be familiar with the original and best, iconic stylist Linda Rodin. Even by looking at her you can tell she’s cool – white hair, oversized glasses, clean skin and neon lipstick is her uniform. Plus, she never got married because […]

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Blush Board: Party Time

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a Blush Board, so I thought I’d put all of my pinning to good use for a party-centric piece. There’s lots more to come on Slappshop.com, but in the meantime, here’s a little inspiration to keep you going!

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Blush Tests: Red Glitter Lips @ Atelier Versace

The Autumn/Winter Atelier Versace show was an absolute beauty treat. Blessed by the magic of Pat McGrath, models came down the runway with an array of looks: dark blackberry lips, graphic blue eyes, or metallic finished skin. It was hard to choose a favourite but, magpie that I am, it was inevitably the glitter lip […]

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Blush Loves…New Beauty Launches

Whether you’re back from your hols and need something to look forward to, or are just in need of a make-up bag shake up, there’s nothing better than a new product or palette to oogle over. This month sees the launch of newbies from YSL, M.A.C and new kid on the block, Scott Cornwall. M.A.C […]

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beauty, beauty blog, beauty buys, beauty inspiration, beauty looks, Chanel, eyebrow, eyebrow grooming, fashion week, Get the look, red lips

Get the Look – Natural Beauty meets the Power Pout

So far for Spring Summer 15, there’s been a lot to love. Christopher Kane’s bare faced beauty and Givenchy’s mega wing are both ideal for the day, with the Balmain slick-back and Tom Ford’s sexpot bringing the glamour for the night. As it’s only June, I think it may be a little premature for beachy waves and sun-kissed skin; we’re kind of in […]

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Get the Look – Bold Lips for Bank Holiday

It’s bank holiday weekend and even though BBC says it will be raining I refuse to accept it. I will be in a pub garden somewhere with my sunnies on sipping on a cold pint of cider and black (I’m a classy bird!) Wherever you’ll be, I think this four day weekend calls for a […]

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Get the Look – Joan Smalls Dark Glamour

Joan Smalls is officially the Queen of the dark red lip. The Puerto Rican Super, had us falling in love with berry lips a few years back, and she’s gone and done it again. After we recently declared our love for all things nude, Joan reignited our lust for oxblood red, at the launch of her True […]

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Look of the day – Kendall Jenner at the British Fashion Awards

Kendall Jenner stunned at the British Fashion Awards in London last night. The awards which were their starriest yet, saw Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls walk the red carpet alongside regulars Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Naomi Campbell and Pixie Geldof. Jenner joined Cara Delevingne, who was presented the model of the year award by her […]

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Get the Look – Rihanna’s Dark Red Lipstick

Rihanna stunned last week, top to toe in Altuzurra SS15 pink gingham, but it was her uber dark red lips that caught our attention. I’ve been raving about berry lips since I got my hands on Topshop’s Beguiled years ago and it seems that every winter without fail we fall for the mysterious hue. Perhaps […]

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Blush loves…ASOS

At Blush we celebrate the best beauty in fashion told from the London perspective, so it was little surprise when the retail giant that is ASOS, asked us to create an edit of our favourite pieces that best reflect London style now. London is all about mixing the high and low, the chic and shabby. We’re pretty […]

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Get the Look – Grace Hartzel’s New School Glamour

I’ve been a huge Grace Hartzel fan since those first YSL ads; the fringe, the fur, the pout, she was the perfect poster child for Hedi Slimane‘s Rock and Roll revolution, at the helm of the huge Paris House that is Yves Saint Laurent. Keeping in line with the French vibe I’m currently mentally channeling, […]

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Blush’s Top 3 Autumn Beauty Buys: The Lipstick, Liner & Lash Curler

Halloween is over, Bonfire night is looming and Christmas is on its way. I think it’s fair to say that winter is finally upon us. And to be honest, I’m glad. I can finally put down my tinted moisturiser and cream blush and leave that wholesome summer look behind. It’s time for thick scarves, tights […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Red Lipsticks

Classic and elegant, whilst being unsurpassably sexy, red lipstick is a classic that will never go out of style. Finding the perfect red is always tricky, so Blush sent Gosia out in search of the reds you can rely on.Chanel – Rouge Allure Lipstick in Coromandel If you are after the timeless Chanel appeal,  Chanel’s […]

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Dior Cruise ’15- Rihanna & Olivia Palermo – Look of the day

  Yesterday saw the first Cruise show of the season, staged by Dior. The show was an extravagant start to the season as attendees were whisked from Brooklyn in a Dior branded cruise ship (very fitting). The show itself was an extension of the seasons before with 1940s Dior style blazers reworked, painterly prints, and […]

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Look of the day – Rita Ora

On first encountering Rita Ora, I felt thoroughly bedraggled by a gale-force embarrassment. If she flickered even for a second on a television screen near me, I would reach for the remote and speedily punch in random numbers, not caring to which channel these numbers would take me – ITV 3, Bloomberg, XXX Mums. It did not matter. I could not bare the reddening of the face […]

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Look of the day – Daisy Lowe & Laura Carmichael at The GQ Men of the Year Awards

Last night most of the world’s most beautiful men descended on London for the GQ Annual Men of the Year Awards. There was eye-candy a plenty, with guests including Eddie Redmayne, David Gandy, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Douglas Booth and Tom Ford (I know I can’t turn him, but still, wow). Other legends in attendance […]

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Look of the day – Kate, Sarah Jessica, Naomi & Georgia May at The Serpentine

The Serpentine Summer Party is one of the summer’s best. This year was hosted by L’Wren Scott, designer and wife of Mick Jagger, so it was only natural that fashion’s finest graced the grass. Christopher Kane, Erdem, Daphne Guinness and Kristen Mcmenamy, were just a few of the heavyweights that could be spotted hanging out […]

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Look of the day – Nicole Richie and Erin Wasson at the CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards are the fashion world’s answer to the Oscars, much like the British Fashion Awards are the fashion equivalent of the BAFTAs. Fashion’s finest turned out in full force to honour the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler and Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy; Famous faces included: Anna Wintour, Jessica Chastain, Karlie Kloss, […]

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Look of the day- CR Fashion Book Launch 2

Daphne Grooneveld- Red lips, red strappies and red Pucci   Kate Moss in Saint Laurent with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci Fashion’s finest descended on Paris’ Shangri-La Hotel, to celebrate the launch of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book’s second issue.  As Paris came to a close, it seems many a super had already bagged the latest looks […]

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Beauty Backstage- Dolce & Gabbana A/W ’13

In the world of fashion, the Dolce & Gabbana show was a lifetime ago, but in reality, it is a forward flash of the look we’ll be coveting and channelling next Autumn.  As the industry continue to propose who we’ll be next year, this time in Paris, it seems in no way retrogressive to reconsider […]

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Look of the day – Oscars

This year’s Oscars were as glamorous as ever. From Adele channeling her signature sixties look in a black Jenny Packham gown to Rosie Huntington Whiteley showing off an edgier look in Chanel at their Pre-Oscar dinner, Hollywood’s rising stars more than rose to the occasion. Here are Blush’s favourites. Rosie in Chanel SS13 working a swept-over sidey and bright […]

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Lids v Lips-Get the look-Spring/Summer ’13 Couture

Whoever said couture is dead, is mental. Ever since those controversial words were uttered a few years ago, couture has never been more covetable- from Galliano’s flower girls in 2010 to Riccardo Tisci’s model line-ups of Asian Swans and canine-wielding tough girls.   As both Galliano and Tisci have been absent this season, all eyes […]

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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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Gwen Stefani- Look of the day

Gwen Stefani is officially back.  The No Doubt lead singer, who has spent the past decade building her fashion empire L.A.M.B, has returned to the recording studio but most importantly, the covers of magazines. Shot for this month’s US Harper’s Bazaar by Terry Richardson, Stefani proved she’s still the ultimate blonde bombshell. Styled by Lori […]

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Gwen Stefani- Look of the day

Gwen Stefani is officially back.  The No Doubt lead singer, who has spent the past decade building her fashion empire L.A.M.B, has returned to the recording studio but most importantly, the covers of magazines. Shot for this month’s US Harper’s Bazaar by Terry Richardson, Stefani proved she’s still the ultimate blonde bombshell. Styled by Lori […]

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Rachel Weisz- Look of the day

Rachel Weisz aka Mrs Bond, gave Blake Lively a run for her money, whilst promoting The Bourne Legacy in New York yesterday. The British actress, who made her name in About a Boy, wore an emerald A/W ’12 Lanvin`shift and nude shoes for an appearance on Morning America. Effortlessly sexy, in barely there make-up, nude […]

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Rachel Weisz- Look of the day

Rachel Weisz aka Mrs Bond, gave Blake Lively a run for her money, whilst promoting The Bourne Legacy in New York yesterday. The British actress, who made her name in About a Boy, wore an emerald A/W ’12 Lanvin`shift and nude shoes for an appearance on Morning America. Effortlessly sexy, in barely there make-up, nude […]

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Look of the day – it’s Rihanna again

Rih Rih looked ever much the superstar as she posed onboard mega-yacht Latitude, in the south of France yesterday.  The singer accessorised her multi-strapped plunge retro floral one-piece, with fine gold chains and pentagonal gold-rimmed sunnies. Wearing her hair in a braid crown- a look championed by Valentino- and bright red lipstick, Rihanna’s classic beauty look […]

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braids, bright red lips, crown braids, floral, gold, red lips, retro, Rihanna, south of france, Valentino

Look of the day – it’s Rihanna again

Rih Rih looked ever much the superstar as she posed onboard mega-yacht Latitude, in the south of France yesterday.  The singer accessorised her multi-strapped plunge retro floral one-piece, with fine gold chains and pentagonal gold-rimmed sunnies. Wearing her hair in a braid crown- a look championed by Valentino- and bright red lipstick, Rihanna’s classic beauty look […]

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Portia Freeman- Look of the day

I remember Portia Freeman, from her days as a subject of BBC’s Class of 2008.  The show chronicled the lives of the then aspiring model along with friends Daisy Lowe and Kesh as they tried to establish themselves in London. Immediately bewitched by Freeman’s corkscrew curls and alabaster skin, I’d often wondered where she had […]

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Shoots

You may have realised, but in case you haven’t, I’m obsessed with fashion shoots. As a stylist as well as a writer I constantly seek out new images, new collaborations, new photos that define the mood of the season, that capture a moment in time. Thanks to Models.com I don’t have to now spend 100s […]

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25 magazine, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Aymeline valade, bushy brows, Daniel Jackson, Iman, Liya Kebede, Paola Kudacki, Petra Nemcova, pink hair, red lips, solve sundsbo, Vogue Germany, Vogue italia

Shoots

You may have realised, but in case you haven’t, I’m obsessed with fashion shoots. As a stylist as well as a writer I constantly seek out new images, new collaborations, new photos that define the mood of the season, that capture a moment in time. Thanks to Models.com I don’t have to now spend 100s […]

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Marion Cotillard-Look of the day

The greatest thing about being a face of Dior, is surely being granted access to a Dior couture piece fresh from Raf Simons’ first collection for the house- less than a month after its catwalk debut. In one of my favourite looks from the collection, Marion Cotillard was stunning in her delicately woven strapless dress […]

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