Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Will Cotton Photoshoot (New York Magazine)

February 2013; Elle was photographed and interviewed for New York Magazine this month in this adorably sweet photo shoot using delectable candies and other sweets as props! Elle looked like the queen of Candy Land in this stunning shoot, wearing all of the latest fashions straight from the runway. To read the article and see more photos, click here. Use the numbers below to indicate the outfit information corresponding to the number on the photo above!

  1. Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 Cut-Out Skirt Gown (view on runway)
  2. Reem Arca Spring 2013 RTW Embroidered Gown (view on runway)
  3. Thom Browne Spring 2013 RTW Checkered Flower jacket, Wide Flower Skirt, and Striped Stockings (view on runway); Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Pointed Toe Pumps
  4. Marchesa Fall 2012 Strapless Feather Gown (view on runway)
For a behind the scenes look at Elle's photo shoot with photographer Will Cotton, watch the video here!

Keep checking back for a tutorial on how to achieve Elle's pink highlights without permanently dyeing or damaging your hair!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Virtuoso Awards

29 January 2013; Elle was looking ever so posh as she attended the Virtuoso Awards at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. She is wearing head to toe Rochas Spring 2013 collection, consisting of a white embroidered dress, belt to cinch in that tiny waist of hers, and a pair of luxurious boots. Elle won the award for her performance in Ginger and Rosa (video below).

  • DRESS:
→ (exact) Rochas Spring 2013 RTW Mid Length Dress
→ (alternative) J. Crew Lucille Dress
  • BELT:
→ (exact) Rochas Spring 2013 Belt
  • BOOTS:
→ (exact) Rochas Spring 2013 Lace Up Boot
 → (alternative) Funtasma Retro Lace Up Go-Go Boot

Elle usually doesn't wear makeup to events, but for the Virtuoso Awards, she experimented with some fun colours! If you want to steal this fresh look, follow the easy steps below using the suggested or similar products!

  1. Begin with your typical foundation routine to give yourself a young, super clear complexion. 
  2. Prime your eyes using an eyelid primer (like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) so that the colour stays vibrant throughout the night.
  3. For fuller looking lashes, use a black pencil eyeliner (like Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner) to your top water line (example how-to here).
  4. Starting in the centre of your lids, lightly dust a turquoise shadow (like Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Turquoise Glass) on your lids up until the crease, not excluding the tear duct area. Feather out the colour to leave a natural gradient.
  5. Using a black mascara that will add volume and length to your lashes (like Too Faced Lashgasm), apply this by starting at the root of the lash and then wiggling the wand, moving upward. This will allow for the most coverage. Exclude putting mascara on the bottom lashes.
  6. To add some colour to her face, Elle is wearing a rosy rogue (like Nyx Powder Blush) all over the apples of her cheeks. Using the colour that best compliments your skin tone, apply this using a brush and moving in circular motions.
  7. As for the lips, Elle kept it natural, but the addition of a tinted lip balm (like Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm) will help complete the look.