Sunday, 31 July 2011

A few loved peeks

Love the light and the fact that there is wood everywhere.
Me encanta la luz y el hecho que hay madera por todas partes.

So many shoes around would be a distraction for me.
Tantos zapatos alrededor serían una distracción enorme para mi.

How cool is this desk? and what about the picture of the horse?
No os encanta este escritorio? y la foto del lomo del caballo?

Im a sucker for alphabet prints.
Me encantan los cuadros con letras y números.

Love this print!
Me encanta este cuadro!

And today, a few peeks at some design sponge homes featured during 2011.
Y hoy, para inspirarnos un poco, unas cuantas fotos de algunas casas mostradas en Design Sponge a lo largo de 2011.

Shoes for a Sunday

Norma Jean pumps.
(how cute is the detail of the pearls on the ankle?)

Suede shoes
Louboutin shoes.

What about a few fabulous shoes to end our week?
Qué tal unos cuantos zapatos fabulosos para acabar la semana?

Via: tumblr

Craving Sushi

Having sushi today for lunch!

Via: flickr

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Croissants arrive in a Vespa

OK, we are pretty much settled at my parents' place (which is about 15 minutes from our place).
Its a wonderful day and my hubbie did the ultimate Im-a-perfect-husband kind of thing: he woke up early, took our little vespa for a ride and went to our usual Sunday bakery to get our chocolate croissants. Cant you see now why I married the guy?

Ya estamos más o menos instalados en casa de mis padres.
Hace un día genial y mi pulpo acaba de tener el detalle perfecto: se ha levantado temprano, ha cogido la Vespa y se ha acercado hasta la pastelería donde los domingos compramos para traerme un par de croissanes de chocolate. Podéis entender ahora por qué me casé con este hombre?

Maitreya YaXkin


Today Maitreya had a huge shoe release, including the YaXkin sandal. If you're a Maitreya fan, it may look a little familiar to you as it is basically a flat version of Maitreya's IXkin heel from a year or so ago.


YaXkin is a great sandal and can be worn with pretty much anything - dresses, pants, skirts, shorts. I love that it is a flat, casual but pretty shoe. Sometimes heeled sandals seem a bit too much for summer shorts, so this is a great alternative. YaXkin is available in a ton of colors and comes with the usual Maitreya Shoe HUD for skintone matching and nail polish tinting.


Here I've paired YaXkin with a modified version of the belted tunic from So Many Styles. Great as a shirt, I modified the tunic to be a swimsuit cover-up. I've kept the accessories natural with the great Cue set from Miel.

Visit Maitreya to check out YaXkin as well as the other new shoe releases.

<3 Cae

Designer: Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: Maitreya - YaXkin in Cocoa Duo

Hair: Truth - Leah
Skin: Glam Affair - Amelie
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard - Muted Eyes
Lashes: Lelutka - 2011 Lashes
Top: So Many Styles - Belted Tunic (Modified)
Ring: Kunglers - Lotus
Bracelet & Necklace: Miel - Cue

Poses: Estetica

Mix and Match

I have always loved color change items!  Its like getting a fat-pack for one low price!  I bought these boots a while back from Miel, and they are my go-to boots when I wanna wear something cute and funky!  They really are one-of-a-kind!  They have 8 different shoe colors and 9 different sock choices (shown below)...honestly, I would have a difficult time NOT finding the right color choices for any outfit!  

Skin ~ [Pink Fuel] ~ Elly/Milk 
(2 eye shadows and LOTS of lipcolor tattoos included!) 
Hair ~ ::Exile:: ~ Bailey/Roots/Stefani  
Eyes ~ [Lelutka] ~ Ellis/Vine 
Lashes ~ [Lelutka] ~ 2011 Curl Lashes 
Tattoo ~ ::Para Designs:: ~ Reservoir Dogs 
Dress ~ {So Many Styles} ~ Drawing Tee Dress/Beige 
Pants ~ (Slow Kitchen) ~ Skinny/Denim/Aquamarine 
Boots ~ MIEL ~ Far boots/solid (color change) 
Scarf ~ MIEL ~ Thin Scarf/Maroon
Bracelet ~ MIEL ~ Friendo (letter change)
Ring1 ~ ::Awesome Blossom:: ~ Poppy Ring (color change) 
Ring2 ~ ::TASTY:: ~ Sushi Ring 
Basket ~ (Slow Kitchen) ~ Wicker Basket/Apples 


Friday, 29 July 2011


Loving these two blazers.
Me encantan estos dos blazers.

Via: classic girls

Latest Photoshoot: Velvet magazine editorial ... Get the Cover look

It’s out !!! I have been waiting for this editorial to be published in the new issue of Velvet magazine … I love the result and the fact that we got the cover ... it looks amazing.
Absolutely everything about this shoot was great, our models the beautiful Gemma and incredible Masha (both available through my agent bareface), the fantastic Adam Browning-Hill behind the camera, the stylist extra-ordinaire Guillaume Nallet and the supporting team including photographer Jason Gareth, who I recently shot The Desert Dweller with.

Adam had originally planned to shoot this story in and around some amazing stranded old tankers in Sharjah (near Dubai) for which he had received permits. However, as the whole crew rocked up to start shooting at sunrise the security insisted that we needed a further permit ... after 3 hours of waiting we suspected that the city probably didn't want to be associated with some old stranded tankers in a fancy fashion editorial, which is why it was probably taking so long.

Slightly disappointed but not willing to give up on the shoot, we brainstormed locations and decided on the uninhabited "Ghost Village" in Ras Al Khaimah (about 45min away from where we were).
Check out my blog entry on the Kurv. magazine shoot for more information about this haunted place!

Thank you so much for these beautiful images Adam! 


It was another 3am start for Hair & Makeup, curling and setting the hair and getting most of the makeup done before we moved to our location. I had curled and coloured the hair extensions the day before so all that was left for me to do on the morning of the shoot was to curl the models’ own hair and secure the extensions as well as cut them.

In terms of makeup, photographer Adam wanted the girls to have a beautiful golden "Cavalli Model" tan, which meant that I chose my MAC Full Coverage foundations 3-6 shades darker.

I used Illamasqua bronzer both as a blusher and on the arms adding a golden sheen. I then emphasized the eyes with loads of black eyeshadow from Mikyajy in the crease (all the way from the bridge of the nose blended out sideways) as well as underneath the eye. I added highlights on top of the lid using bronzy gold MAC pigment and my fave Illamasqua liquid metal in Solstice for the inner corner of the eyes. The lips were plumbed up using DIOR Lip Maximiser.

I had originally planned a more pewter/copper coloured look for the eyes, but considering the new location it just seemed that a darker eye defined with black eyeshadow worked better. I, however, stuck with the nail colour I had mixed the night before from the original eye shadow pigment and thought that worked beautifully even with the new look.
I do this a lot for shoots, it's so easy. Just get some clear nail polish, scrape some of your eyeshadow pigment off and mix it ... its that easy to get a nail varnish to match your eye look.

My favorite part of this shoot’s makeup must be the golden eyebrows, they worked beautifully in combination with the golden jewelry and the overall feel of the shoot! Rather than bleaching the brows I used Frederic Fekkai Hi-Lights Hair Mascara. It’s amazing, the mascara is so highly pigmented that the brows literally lit up with the flash.

Beware though, the bushier the eyebrows the better this hair mascara works. You can see the difference clearly below, Masha on the left has stronger eyebrows so I was able to work many coats of the Hair Mascara into the brows; Gemma on the right has less strong eyebrows so the effect of the gold eyebrows is not as strong.


... take a peek behind the scenes of our shoot ...

Final shot of a long 14-hour day
About 30 of these jumps and we had the shot ;)

Selena Gomez in Elle Mexico

I'm not a huge fan of Selena Gomez (I don't really think she can act that well... or sing, but hey), but I adore this Elle Mexico shoot. The lighting/filters make the images so dreamlike, and Selena looks gorgeous in the clothes -- some of which come from places like ASOS, so I was all, "Yay, I could actually afford something in this magazine!" Check it out.

Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue

Mai Sasaki too tight

Yes, I think her dress is too tight.

Yuuka Maeda on the way to school