Fall 2017 Couture. 

Couture week has come around yet again, this time with stunning gowns and garments more stunning than last. Here are a few of my favourite shows, thanks for reading, Emma x. 

Christian Dior: 

Giambatista Vali: 

Ralph & Russo:

Alexandre Vauthier: 

Maison Margiela: 

Elie Saab: 


All photos taken from the Vogue Runway app. 

Met Gala 2017.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down the days until the first Monday in May comes around. This very special Monday means that the Met Gala is here! A celebration where fashion and art meet, and stunning exhibitions are shown off in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Every year a new exhibition graces the museum and the opening night, or the Met Gala’s theme reflects the theme of the exhibit. This years theme is; Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Rei Kawakubo is the head and founder of the brand Comme des Garçons, this theme was bound to bring a slew of avant-garde pieces to the gala, but surprisingly many attendees did not dress to theme (in my opinion). 

Many guests, who are mostly celebs, just dressed as one would to an average red carpet and seemed to have done very little, if any research into the theme. Many celebs wore basic, ‘cute’ dresses fresh of the runway, and although most were gorgeous, they did not fit the theme. Here are some of my favourite looks of the night, that in my opinion fit the theme. I’ve also included a list of ‘honourable mentions’ who looked stunning but not on theme. All photos were taken from Vogue Runway, thank you all for reading, Emma x. 

Hailey Baldwin wearing Carolina Herrera: 

Chrissy Teigen wearing Marchesa: 

Gigi Hadid wearing Tommy Hilfiger: 

Zendaya wearing Dolce & Gabbana: 

Best Dressed: Rihanna wearing Comme des Garçons: 

Blake Lively: 

Zoë Kravitz wearing Oscar de la Renta: 

Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy: 

Lily Aldridge wearing Ralph Lauren: 

Trace Ellis Ross: 

Lily Collins: 

Katy Perry wearing Maison Margiela: 

Helen Lasichann and Pharrell Williams in Comme des Garçons: 

Notable Mentions: 

Ruby Rose: 

Miranda Kerr: 

Paris Jackson wearing Calvin Klein by appointment: 

Diane Kruger wearing Prada: 

Allison Williams wearing Diane Von Furstenburg: 

Festival Style

Cochella has come around again, a time of the year that is filled with fringe, lace and sequins. Every year the attendees of the ever so popular festival show up dressed to the nines to dance around in the desert. Although I personally am not attending Cochella, I will be attending Groovin the Moo, a slightly less insane and exclusive festival here in Australia. I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with an outfit that looks effortless yet uber chic whilst also being practical and comfortable. I know, never going to happen. So I’ve put together a couple outfits, that in a dream world I would wear to attend any festival. All outfits were created using Polyvore. Thanks so much for reading, Emma x. 

Top: Alexander Wang

 Overalls: Asos

Shoes: Adidas by Raf Simons 

Sunglasses: Prada

Bag: Dior

Dress: M.i.h jeans

Top: Off – White 

Shoes: Off – White 

Bag: Mark Cross

Jewelry: Asos

Top: Alexander Wang 

Dress: Au Jour Le Jour 

Boots: Paul Smith 

Bag: Louis Vuitton 

Top: Dolce and Gabbana 

Shorts: Re/Done

Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bag: Fendi

Choker: Shay fine jewelry 

Sunglasses: Prada

Top: Zillah

Shorts: Rag and Bone 

Bralet: Alexander Wang 

Shoes: Gucci

Bag: Fendi 

Romper: Victoria Beckham x Target 

Shoes: Converse 

Bag: Givenchy 

Sunglasses: Marni 

Shorts: Re/Done 

Body Suit: Balmain

Shoes: Saint Laurent 

Bag: Versace 

Sunglasses: Prada 

Victoria Beckham X Target. 

As I’m sure you all know by now, I love Victoria Beckham. When I found out late last year that VB would be creating a collection with Target I was over the moon. My favourite person and designer creating a collection that I could afford, what more could a girl want! 

The collection ranges from $6 – $70 (usd) and features all pieces in plus size. The collection also includes girls and babies clothes. It will be available on April 9th. It will be available through Target stores and online and some pieces are available from Victoria Beckham.com. Even though I don’t believe the collection will be available in store or online in Australia I’m crossing my fingers that I can get my hands on a few pieces. 

Here are a couple of my favourite pieces from the stunning collection. Thanks for reading, Emma x. 

Oscars 2017 – Favourite Looks

Jessica Biel wearing Kaufman Franco – 

Taraji P. Henson wearing custom Alberta Ferretti – 

Karlie Kloss wearing Stella McCartney – 

Nicole Kidman wearing Armani Prive – 

Janelle Monáe wearing Elie Saab – 

Viola Davis wearing custom Armani – 

Busy Philipps wearing Elizabeth Kennedy – 

Kirsten Dunst wearing Dior Haute Couture – 

Darby Stanchfield wearing Georges Chakra Couture – 

Olivia Culpo wearing Marchesa – 

(All photos were taken from Vogue.com) 

Thank you for reading, Emma x 

Skin Care Routine

To me, skin care means everything, I may even love it more than makeup. For a long time, I had horrible skin, I’m taking red, blotchy, cystic acne, it wasn’t cute. I’d insert a picture but I don’t have any as I’ve destroyed all evidence of that period of my life. But from that experience I became obsessed with skin care. I was always making home made scrubs or face masks, and I actually wanted to be a Dermatologist for a while, until I learnt that you had to study for about ten years and I was out.

Of course my acne could only be cured by medication, so off to the doctor/dermatologist I went and was prescribed medicine (I can’t really remember the name, sorry) that I took every day for about six months. In that period I learnt to love natural skin care, because whilst on the medication your skin becomes very sensitive, and even after I came of the medication, for about 2-2 and a half years I still had very sensitive skin. I came off the medication in December 2013, and now after almost 4 years, my skin has become less sensitive and I’ve begun to experiment with more products.

For a long time when I was younger, I used the ‘Biore – Deep pore charcoal cleanser’, which is great is you’re on a budget. My current skin care routine has multiple different steps but is working really well for me.

Makeup Removers –                                                                              

I wear makeup everyday and I hate using makeup wipes or even micellar water to take off my makeup. I really enjoy using the ‘bareMinerals – Oil obsessed – total cleansing oil’. It  removes all your makeup, even the stubborn eyes and smells great. It can also be used as a cleanser, so if you’re feeling lazy at night, this is a great two in one. I also use the ‘Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water’ to get off any left over eye makeup.

Cleanser –

I’ve used a lot of cleansers over the years. Some of my favourites include, the Biore cleanser, mentioned earlier and the bareMinerals ‘clay chameleon – transforming purifying cleanser’, but my current cleansers are probably my favourite. Currently at night I’m using the ‘Ren – hot cloth cleanser’, which smells beautiful and leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. In the morning I’m using the ‘Origins – GinZing scrub cleanser’, which smells super fresh and brightens and wakes up your skin.

Moisturisers –

I always use an organic coconut oil on my skin, as a substitute for a serum. It brightens and softens your skin and I think even clears my skin a bit. I once stopped using coconut oil for a while and couldn’t work out why my skin was looking so dull and crappy, and then it clicked! I’ve been using the same moisturiser since 2013, and I’ve never strayed from it. I use the ‘Dermal Therapy – dry skin lotion’, and it is life saving. For an eye cream I’m currently using the ‘Origins – ginzing eye cream’ which is great for brightening but not super hydrating. I’m currently wanting to get my hands on the ‘Kiehl’s – creamy eye treatment’.

Extras –

For blemish control I use the ‘Mario Badescu – drying lotion’, which is an absolute god sent! It clears my blemishes overnight, unless they’re huge and horrible. My all time favourite, holy grail product is the ‘Mario Badescu – facial spray with Aloe, herbs and rosewater’, it makes your skin look super glowy and stunning, and every time you spray it you feel fresh and smell great. I use a couple of masks regularly but my favourite is the ‘Lush – cup o’coffee’ mask, which brightens and exfoliates the skin really well. I also really like the ‘Origins – retexturing mask with rose clay’, which is a great all – rounder mask. If you have really sensitive skin you might want to give this one a miss, as it stings my skin a bit, so if you’re really sensitive it might sting pretty bad.

My current skin type is fairly normal but can get a little dry around the outside of my face. All these products have worked awesomely for me and I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you for reading longest post to date, and I will link all the products I can down below.  – Emma x.

Product list:

bareMinerals oil cleanser – https://mecca.com.au/bareminerals/oil-obsessed-total-cleansing-oil/I-024149.html

bareMinerals clay cleanser – https://mecca.com.au/bareminerals/clay-chameleon-transforming-purifying-cleanser/I-024146.html

Ren hot cloth cleanser – https://mecca.com.au/ren/rosa-centifolia-hot-cloth-cleanser/I-018845.html

Origins cleanser – https://mecca.com.au/origins/ginzing-refresh-scrub-cleanser/I-018677.html

Origins eye cream – https://mecca.com.au/origins/ginzing-refreshing-eye-cream/I-007883.html

Kiehls eye cream –  http://www.kiehls.com.au/creamy-eye-treatment-with-avocado/KLKR00008.html?cgid=face-eye&dwvar_KLKR00008_size=0.5%20oz.#start=9&cgid=face-eye

Mario Badescu drying lotion – https://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/drying-lotion/I-004684.html

Mario Badescu facial spray – https://mecca.com.au/mario-badescu/facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-rosewater/V-004680.html

Origins clay mask – https://mecca.com.au/origins/original-skin-rose-clay-mask/I-021804.html