Dress for the MET
FASHION BY LIPSY
Made to Conquer, Dress Victorious in Lipsy
The great mademoiselle Gabrielle Coco Chanel said: "Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." Words to live by. For women, dressing up is not a perk but a must, especially when it comes to the J&B Met, the hottest fashion ticket - and runway - on the calendar.
The premier fashion-meets-sport event calls for that added element of glam - whether in luxurious lace or exquisite embellishments.
This year's theme, "Made to Conquer, Dress Victorious", is an invitation to showcase your innate sense of style - and confidence - in one of Lipsy's most-wanted cocktail wear designs.
Short enough to show off your toned physique, yet chic enough to make heads turn, lace may be a vintage texture, but this season it has a starring role. Whether off the shoulder or a shift style, pick a bold and conquering colour, such as red or blue, or play with a stunning peplum design (in white). Keep the accessories count to a minimum and team with sky-high heels and a clutch (in a contrasting colour) and own the day.
If you want to dazzle, embellishments are the way to go. From a bandeau dress (in royal blue) to a nude skater dress, exquisite embellishments elevate your look to new style heights. An embellished dress calls for little accessories. Just add a clutch and head-turning stilettos and rock the Lipsy look like the style icon that you are.
Lipsy is available at Edgars in Canal Walk, Eastgate, Fourways, Menlyn and Sandton City. Lipsy's flagship store is located in Canal Walk.
MAKE-UP BY ELIZABETH ARDEN
BEAUTIFUL COLOR EYE SHADOW
- Sweep Seashell onto the lid.
- Use Truffle along the crease fading from the outer corner to inner corner of the eye.
- Use Heathered Plums to create further depth. Ensure to blend well to keep it soft.
- Use Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil in Midnight and Black for definition.
- Utilize the Black pencil on the lash line for the top and bottom lid, followed by Midnight on the inside of the bottom lid.
BEAUTIFUL COLOR LASH ENHANCING MASCARA
Finish off the eyes with several coats of mascara in Black.
BEAUTIFUL COLOR RADIANCE BLUSH
Dust Sunburst on the apple of the cheeks, fading as you move outward towards the hairline.
This shade can be adjusted to Sweet Peach for a fair skin or Wild Berry for a darker skin tone. To highlight the cheekbone, use the highlighter from Tempting Taupe or the lighter shade from the Bronzing Duo.
BEAUTIFUL COLOR LIPSTICK
Apply Red Door Red, Red to Wear, Electric Pink or Ultra Violet for the bold look.
HAIR BY CARLTON HAIR
Made to conquer: Express yourself through your hair at the
Your hairstyle should depict who you are; proud, majestic and maybe a little pompous too? Be inspired to show the world what you're made of!
Make yourself stand out with volume. Something like the
Pompadour that fulfils the contemporary adaption of renaissance
portraiture. Or bring out your inner beast with wild,
ruthless kinks and vibrant colour.
Be bold and wear your hair like a crown. You are the ruler of your kingdom!
Be brave! Give shape and colour to your hair. Keep cuts sharp and colour intense. Keep the look neat and firm by using a good wax.
Don't be afraid to try something new and unique. Portray your attitude through texture, waves and a rainbow of colours.