Vogue Festival 2014 in Pictures

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Arabella Preston – Make-up Editor at Vogue UK

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Girls from Vogue UK helping out at the Festival

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Helpful ladies at the Vogue Cover Shoot stand (£10 to get your make-up done by Chanel make-up artists AND you get to pose for a Vogue cover shoot with Chanel accessories)

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Burberry stand where you can get the signature Burberry make-up (credits to Vogue UK Instagram account)

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Entrance to the festival at the Vogue Festival

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Getting your hair done at the Kerastase stand

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VOGUE FESTIVAL 2014

So here I am, at the Vogue Festival of 2014 at the south bank centre! I’ll be here handing out business cards and enjoying the moment! More pictures to come between today and tomorrow, and follow my Instagram account @ceciliaperuzzi for more pictures live from the festival!

A Weekend in Paris

A Weekend in Paris
Paris, the city of love. However I have not yet visited it. Good news is I soon will in June, after my graduation. Today, while watching the Stella McCartney show – dear Cara Delevingne, I loved your backstage crazy dancing – I started thinking about what outfits I would wear during a romantic weekend in Paris during the summer. I could already see myself walking by the Eiffel Tower eating macarons (Ladurée and Pierre Hermé are my favourites!) in a pair of pink Valentino pumps, unfortunately I can’t be Blair Waldorf in an orange Oscar de la Renta gown. I honestly can’t wait to stroll down the Paris streets as if I didn’t have a single care in the world, enjoying every single moment spent there. I mean, who wouldn’t fall in love with Paris? To those who are fortunate enough to go there with their lovers, I am jealous of all of you! There is something in Paris’ air that gives it a special something and makes it one of the most romantic places on earth, so no big secret that I dream of my future husband proposing to me during a trip to Paris. Also, I couldn’t resist in adding to the above collage the covers of the albums I’m listening to the most these days, linking the music genre to the two outfits. Listening to Ellie Goulding makes me want to wear leather shorts and a black lace T-shirt, giving myself a more sporty look. On the other side, The Police highlight my romantic side, which is definitely visible by the amount of pink I put in the first outfit. Well, my countdown to my trip to Paris has officially begun, I hope time flies until then!
Outfit 1 (Yes, the pink one):
Floral Macrame Top by Valentino, £1,020 (available at Farfetch.com, Net-A-Porter)
‘Nothing’ White Shorts by Chalayan, £240 (available at Farfetch.com)
Pink Patent Leather Platform Pumps by Valentino, £260 (available at Shopbop.com)
Miss Sicily Top Handle Bag by Dolce & Gabbana, £865 (available at marissacollections.com)
Aztec Bracelet by Hipanema in Pink, £68 (available at ASOS)
Love Epoxy Bangle Set, £7.48 (available at Wet Seal)
Cat Eye Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses by Illesteva, £240 (available at Net-A-Porter and Liberty)
Outfit 2:
Favelas Black Lace Top by Givenchy, £590 (available at Net-A-Porter and Al Duca D’Aosta)
Leather Trouser Black Shorts by Alexander Wang, £225 (available at lagarconne.com)
Ankle Boots by Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, £568 (available at Al Duca D’Aosta and shoescribe.com)
Classic Mini City Black Bag by Balenciaga, £765 (available at Balenciaga and Al Duca D’Aosta)
Foldable Clubmaster Sunglasses by Ray-Ban, £140 (available at Shopbop and Net-A-Porter)
Lily Mirrored Sunglasses by Illesteva, £180 (available at Net-A-Porter and matchesfashion.com)
Music:
Brave by Sara Bareilles
Say Something by A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Halcyon Days by Ellie Goulding
Hey Brother by Avicii
Jubel by Klingande

Spring/Summer ’14 Favourites – Pt.1

Dear all,
the fashion week routine started on February 6th in New York, and has now begun in Milan. While I found myself loving the Burberry show in London the other day (who doesn’t love wonderful Cara?) I also found the time to put together a little collage of some of my new summer favourites for 2014. Beauty products listed I have indeed tried and, I must say, they are literally breath-taking! The Chanel creme blush leaves a natural look on your cheeks, just what each one of us needs in the spring! The CC Cream is a new alternative to the already known BB Cream. It has perfect coverage and is a lot lighter compared to foundation. The clothes I just fell in love with when shopping at Al Duca D’Aosta in my hometown. The second look I proposed is not completely mine though, I admit taking inspiration from the one Blake Lively wore in the first episode of Gossip Girl season 4 (although her jacket was by amazing Emilio Pucci and her pants were high rise). A poll will be available below to vote what your favourite product from the list is. I will soon have a continuation to this collage, which I hope you will like even better!
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CeciSpring/Summer '14 Favourites
1) Chanel LE BLUSH CRÈME DE CHANEL Cream Blush in 69 Intonation. £27.00 (available at Harrods, Selfridges & Co. and Boots).
2) Yves Saint Laurent ‘Flower Crush’ Eye Palette (I already got mine!). £35 (available at Harrods)
3) Chanel CC CREAM Complete Correction SPF30/PA+++. £41.00
4) KAI-AAKMANN Bi-Colour Shirt. £71.00 (available at farfetch.com)
5) Saint Laurent Classic Y Clutch in green. £655 (available at Yves Saint Laurent – online shop too, Harrods – both in shop and online, Al Duca D’Aosta)
6) J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg in Blanc. £142.27 (available on J Brand website)
7) Alexander McQueen Slipper in Red. £327.00 (available at Alexander McQueen and Al Duca D’Aosta)
8) Rebecca Taylor Ribbed Shell Tee. £57.00 (available at rebeccataylor.com)
9) Victoria Beckham Powerskinny in Electric Blue. £170.00 (available at Victoria Beckham and NET-A-PORTER)
10) Christian Louboutin Miss Desprez. $1,045.00 (available at Christian Louboutin – not UK online store though)
11) Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Medium in Electric Blue. £1,503.00 (available at Yves Saint Laurent)
12) VIONNET Paris Cropped Silk-blend Lamé Bomber Jacket. £1,480.00 (available at NET-A-PORTER and Al Duca D’Aosta)

LFW Preparations

My fellow readers and bloggers, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting recently, but university applications and portfolios have been taking away much of my time! Fashion week is almost here, and I can’t wait to see pictures from the New York catwalks! Next it will be London’s turn, followed by Milan and Paris. I wanted to tell you about the adventure I had on Saturday while in London. I was walking towards Green Park when I saw some models doing a photo shoot at Piccadilly Circus. Everything looked so professional and I was captivated by how much fun the models were having themselves. They were enjoying doing their job as much as I was enjoying myself admiring them. Just like everybody else around me, I got closer so that I could take a few pictures myself and have a closer look at the dresses. Everything about it was just so intriguing that I didn’t want to leave even though I had to run some errands. Here are some of the pictures I took (I’m posting only the best ones!):

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By talking to the models themselves (they were so nice to me!) and professional photographer Dan Harley, I discovered that the pictures being taken were for London Fashion Week! This made everything so exciting and I couldn’t believe I had actually assisted to it. The photographer also told me that the pictures he took are going to be on his website by the beginning of next week (it usually takes around ten days to get the pictures sorted out), so be sure to keep checking danharleyphotography.com to see the photo shoot. I’ll soon be blogging about Vogue Festival (taking place in March) and about the fabulous exhibitions taking place in London between now and the end of February!

Comment about your thoughts about fashion week, fashion and photo shoots and, if you have any, your experience as a model! I hope to hear from some of you soon!

New Year New… Closet?

Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging for a while, but between exams, Christmas break and homework the last month has been pretty much crazy! While many of you probably spent Christmas opening presents and skiing, my parents and I decided to leave town and take a little trip.. in Hong Kong and Phuket! And while visiting temples and sun bathing on the beach, I couldn’t help but do a little shopping too. When I got back home, sales (my favorite word in the world) had finally started! Not only I survived the chaos that Sales bring into shops, but I also managed to find stuff I loved! J-Brand jeans for example (they’re the best you can possibly get), Dr Martens shoes (shoes, not boots! Boots are something that everybody has now, and though they’re still beautiful and a classic, it makes me reluctant to wear them), some really nice t-shirts (Alexander McQueen – I LOVE YOU) and some sports stuff! Remember though that sales are not only in shops, they’re online too! Reason why I was able to grab a few essentials from the Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale (though I must admit that the shipping to the UK was quite expensive – my wallet secretly sighed) and an AMAZING (yes, amazing!) pair of running shorts from adidas by Stella McCartney. Can you believe they were 70% off on NET-A-PORTER? Such a bargain for £15! The ASOS sale has some pretty good stuff too I must say, and you can get good quality jeans for some really affordable prices (7 for all Mankind, J Brand and Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren are on sale – now RUN to asos.com before they’re sold out!!)

How about you? How was your sales experience until now? Anyone bought anything interesting? Let me know, I always love to hear other people’s purchases and their secret places to shop!

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Sweet Revenge Leather Legging Boots

Sweet Revenge Leather Legging Boots

Here is a fantastic new piece that I found during one of my usual search arounds on fashion websites: Tamara Mellon’s new collection. It landed just a few days ago on Net-a-Porter. Her collection includes bags, clothes and shoes. This … Continue reading

Winter Favorites – Makeup & Skincare

It’s finally winter and the weather is so chilly! For this reason, it’s important that we treat our skin even better using the right products! First of all, you need to keep your skin hydrated, for having dry skin during winter is one of the most common things. To keep mine soft and soothed, I use Clinique’s moisturizing lotion, just a few pumps of it do its magic! After that, both at day and night, I apply the Recovery Eye Gel Cream by KORA Organics just around the eye area. I haven’t had it for long, yet my puffy eyes given to stress are not there anymore! Miranda Kerr’s skincare line is just amazing, it is all made from organic components and prevents your skin from absorbing all of the acids that are contained in other products. Always by KORA, I use the Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm, a real life saver! It is a little more expensive than your usual lip balm, so I find it great as replacement to use to give your lips some hydration when you feel your old lip balm is not doing its job anymore. As for the makeup, I always advise to use good quality products which will benefit your skin. Sometimes it’s better to spend a little more money on products that are good quality and will last longer instead of just buying stuff because it’s cheap. Reason why I use the Dolce & Gabbana foundation. It is just marvelous, it has perfect coverage and keeps your skin hydrated! Also, it lasts the whole day, contrarily to a lot of other foundations that will dry after just a few hours. Even though the foundation does an excellent job on its own, I love to give it a little finish with the Bobbi Brown pressed powder, in a very pale yellow. It leaves a silky touch on your skin and will make your makeup last longer! Final touch: red lipstick. I’ve tried dozens of them, and I currently own at least six different shades of red. However, most of them don’t last long and I would have to reapply the lipstick every few hours. But then I found the most magical and effective lipstick: K.I.S.S.I.N.G by British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury in “So Marilyn”. The secret behind it? It is enriched with the Lipstick Tree, an antioxidant that keeps your lips safe from pollution and UV damage. I wear it everyday, for it is so amazing!
Now tell me, what are your winter favorites? Can’t wait to hear!Winter Favorites - Makeup & Skincare

There’s no place like home

Happy thanksgiving day everybody! I hope you take advantage of today to sit around with your family and express what you’re thankful for this year. I will do the same with mine, I’m finally flying home today! Enjoy your weekend people all around the world, I’ll update you soon with details from mine!

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Traveling wearing:
T-shirt: starry eyed tee by Dimepiece
Jeans: Fernham skinny jeans, Jack Wills, £49.50
Cardigan: Two-tone wrap around jacket, Zara, £35.99
Boots: Strategia
Bag: Tory Burch tote