Talking Trends

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trends come and go each season. Here’s a taste of what’s happening this spring. 

Trends are pieces that you may not want to invest too much in but add to key wardrobe pieces you already own. Don’t feel you need to pick up every trend, just the ones that speak to you. 

These are a few of our favourites....and we may have accidentally bought one or two pieces while putting this blog together #jobhazzard


 Modern Pastels are one of this season’s biggest trends. This spring sees the return of sweet feminine pastel hues in streamlined fashion forward looks that take pastels far away from the stereotypical wedding attire. The way to rock this trend is to give it a little edge, think of texture and shape as seen below. Pair with a sheer crop top, try a trench coat dress or work a patent pastel piece in with your classics.





Florals are such a fun way to make a statement this spring. For those a little wary of the trend there are some pretty options that can be spruced up with a pop of color. For those wanting to seriously work it, there are some fabulous bold floral prints that can be mixed together to create a real wow factor or try the trend with a sweet print but an edgy shape if you’re looking for a little attention!






White is going head to toe creating a clean crisp vibe to brighten your look for the spring! There is something so stylish and chic about all white. Wide legged pants are being seen worked into this trend but this is one that you can put your own twist to just as many of the designers have.




Graphic monochromatic prints create a bold modern statement this spring. We are seeing all sorts of silhouettes popping up from feminine girly designs to strong sexy shapes. The great thing with this trend is that most of us have a black and white number tucked away in the closet and if not this is such and easy trend to incorporate into your regular attire.



Now go rummage through that closet and see what you can find!

Tis the season to go shopping


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3 shoes made for working, playing and sitting

| Friday, April 25, 2014

Footwear is said to tell a lot about a person.
From sky high heels, prissy pumps and practical platforms
Check out our 3 fave work / play / sit 
foot wear ranging in $high / low$

Above: Rupert Sanderson -Balihai $895

High / Low, L-R: Rick Owens Wedge Clog $1155, Savassa Wedge Aldo $65

High / Low, L-R: Balmain $1338 Polyvore, Aldo Alberica $100

High / Low, L-R: Tom Ford Python lock High Heel $1800 , Guess D'Orsay pump $140

Dare to make a statement with your footwear 
this season

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Fresh Faced

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Secret to Beautiful Flawless Skin




There is a secret to it. Trust us, even models don't wake up looking this good!

It's the little tricks of the trade we are about to let you in on....



Don't underestimate the simplicity of moisturizing, this is start to it all. 
Slather it on day and night!


Primer is key, once you try it you will never ever go without! A pea sized amount over the top of your moisturizer will:

lock in moisture
prevent makeup absorbing throughout the day 
keep the skin fresh and dewy all day long


 Want to turn up the glow...


Here's my favourite combo:

Add half BB Cream to half liquid Illuminator

Apply over the face focusing on the areas that need coverage. For additional highlight add a touch of illuminator in 'Champagne' to cheek bones, brow bone and temples.


Next step is to conceal any under eye darkness or redness



And finish off with a dusting of translucent powder. Apply to t-zone only to keep that dewy sheen going strong. 

FYI - I'm in love with this powder, it is so fine and soft, like nothing I've ever felt before! Sets without looking heavy or powdery, perfect for this fresh dewy look.

AW03 Maquillage Translucent Powder



And then tell everyone you just woke up looking like this!



6 simple steps is all it takes...


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Spend your tax return in a *FLASH*

| Friday, April 18, 2014

You were a good fashionista
filing your taxes on time
and now you have a fat
cheque burning a hole in
your proverbial (harem) pant pocket

Harem Pants: Eileen Fisher

Need suggestions on how to spend it?
Thought so.

L-R: Just female dagman convertible leather jacket, In too deep jumpsuit
Available on Nastygal.com

L-R: Desert Crush Necklace, Kate Moss paper doll book

Sol Sanna Tally lace up sandal

If you have a little extra? Throw in a leopard print kimono...

Wild Thing Kimono

And like that your tax return is spent and your closet is replenished!
You're welcome.

Mad Love

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Pretty Pastels

| Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pretty Pastels in Sorbet Shades




This is one of of our favourite makeup trends at Artists Within this season and something that everyone can pull off! It's the perfect way to look fresh & youthful yet is easy breezy to create. 


The trick with this look is to keep it simple. Start with a wash of colour over the lid:




Use a brush with long bristles and blend all over the lid from lash line to brow bone and then under the lower lashes. One colour is all it takes. 

Contrast your eye colour to make it pop. Brown eyes look great in blues and greens, green eyes in purples and blue eyes are fantastic with a wash of orange




When completing the face be sure to stick to the same intensity of tints so that one colour does not fight with another. Everything should be in harmony together. 

Play around with colour combinations, what you think may clash, in pretty pastel shades can look soft and playful. Soft shades of pink are a great go to lip colour for this trend, play within the realm of nude pinks to soft candy pinks. 

Think pretty, think girlie, think of sorbet and just have fun!

Tis the season for pretty pastels

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Dress like you're going to a music festival (but aren't)

| Friday, April 11, 2014

The bags of many music lovers, fashionistas
and wanna-be-seen-ers are packed.
Stuffed full of the "might want to wear" outfits and accessories.
Coachella starts today.


Lolita glasses available at shopblueplanet.com
Scallop edge lace crop top available at www.freepeople.com
Floor Length cardigan www.polyvore.com
All boots available on www.stevemadden.com

We aren't going to Coachella
but it doesn't mean we can't dress like we are
and pretend to know and love
non-existent bands




Peace and Love,

Artists Within XO



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Bold and Bright or Sassy and Sweet

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Spring's Vibrant lip trends

From bold bright tangerine hues to sweet and pretty pastel tints. Whatever your flavour, orange is the way to go!



We're loving the tangerine trend that's all the rage for spring! Orange is the perfect way to add a touch of personality whatever your style. 


For those who want excitement, vibrancy and aren't afraid to take a beauty dare, may we present the brights! Beautiful punches of colour that will make a statement. The perfect accessory when paired with a tan or add to a simple neutral day look for an updated punch. The beauty of the brights is one slick of colour and your outfit is complete!

Brights



YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Orange De Chine 
Satin Lip Pencil by Nars in Timanfaya 
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Sweet Spot 

And for some the thought of colour is a scary prospect! Our Sweet and Sassy collection is the answer for you. These softer versions of the brights will give the feel of the look enabling you to easy into the trend on your own terms! 

Sassy and Sweet


Larger than life Lip Gloss by Nars in Odalisque
Giorgio Armarni Flash Laquer #301
Mango Crush Sheer Coral Lip & Cheek Stain by Stila


Whether you're Bold and Bright or Sassy and Sweet, enjoy the trend!

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The Wednesday

| Friday, April 4, 2014
Once upon a time, 
a blonde Fashionista stumbled upon a shoulder bag 
so perfectly constructed and designed 
not too big, not too small, not too bold, not too subtle -  
she had to blog about it.
Behold the 
3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Flap Shoulder Bag!




Confident construction & Diaphanous details
The attributes of  'The Wednesday' were not accidental. 

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