Category Archives: Thursday

A lesson on Italian hand gestures… from D&G models

I’ve been super busy this week so my posts have been a little bare in terms of content.

Today will be the same but I suspect you will find this video thoroughly enjoyable!

Watch as some of the models from Dolce & Gabbana’s FW15 show, very charmingly, and very handsomely, take you through the intricacies of Italian hand gestures… Who said we needed language anyway! Oooh la la…

I initially stumbled upon this video on I really love this lifestyle website, they cover everything from fashion, art, culture, travel, wine, sport etc. Arrgh. It’s so great! Pop over for a wee look if you’re not familiar with Swide, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.


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American Hustle

Yesterday I had a brainwave and decided it had been too long between visits to the cinema. I popped on my walking shoes, ambled 500m’s to the theatre and bought a ticket to the movie that happened to be starting next. Luckily for me that film was American Hustle.

Nominated for 10 Oscar awards, 10 British Academy Film awards and having already received 3 Golden Globe awards, it is no secret that American Hustle has received a lot of hype… and I was more than curious to find out if that hype was justified.

My verdict re the hype…? Definitely valid!

With a great cast of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper I found the film addictive, riotously funny (don’t know how many times I lol’ed) and superbly costumed. Set in 1978 Bale and Adams characters are cons who get busted by Coopers FBI character. The Bale and Adams characters are given an out by agreeing to help the FBI make another 4 arrests. The story spirals from there bringing Bale’s wife (Lawrence) and Jeremy Renner’s character (Mayor of New Jersey) into prominence.  There is also a Sheikh, the mafia…. and on it goes.

But don’t read about it, go and see it! Here’s the trailer:

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The Perfect Rouge Pout

I’ve spent a long time looking for the Right Red Lipstick, years it’s taken! From Revlon to Chanel, NARS to Guerlain my search spanned the globe and it wasn’t until late 2013 that I found her. The perfect red for my skin tone, with a lush, creamy, matte consistency, long lasting and deeply pigmented the original MAC Viva Glam I lippy is the business.

So popular is this colour, that when I was in NYC over the holidays, it was sold out everywhere! Everywhere I went anyway.

Viva Glam I will take you anywhere, adding some allure to every situation – from a conservative office environment directly into the depths of the night, it’s an absolute staple in my beauty product life.

And the best thing about all Viva Glam lipsticks is that every single penny of the sale price (VIVA Glam I $15 USD) is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. Perfect.

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