W I D E A W A K E thoughts

black velvet

Posted in fashion by wideawakethoughts on April 11, 2010

on skin: YSL touche eclat, YSL matt touch compact powder foundation, Benefit perfect ten bronzer
on lips: Mac lip pencil, Lancome sparkling paris juicy tube

I’m becoming increasingly obsessed with 90’s style. Since I’ve stopped working for a certain fashion label a little over a month ago, I’ve spent most weekends hunting for vintage and listening to Triple J on long road trips. I’ve long felt hard done by that I wasn’t old enough to experience 90’s fashion when it was in vogue the first time around; as its influence trickled back onto the runways during the AW10/11 I could hardly contain my excitement.

Powdered skin and dark lips hinted at grunge and the likes of Freja and Abbey Lee wore it just as convincingly as the cool 90’s girls I remember. Inspired, my trip down memory lane led to a trip to the YSL counter. Mr Whipps and I staged a photo shoot in the closet later that night and with the radio keeping us company I channeled a young Courtney Love with my black velvet pout.


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  1. liv said, on April 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    argh.. i love! you look incredible! i wish i could pull off those lips.

    btw, thank you so so much for the comment and kind words way back when haha (tad late in the reply, i know.) such a fan of your blog lady, and was thinking the same.. i can’t believe i hadn’t come across you sooner!

    and i wish i knew where her rings were from. i’ll be on the look out though! if i come to find any, i’ll let you know.

    liv xo

  2. daydreaminblue said, on April 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    amazing shots. you’re gorgeous!! xx

  3. Sarah Hannah said, on April 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    i love the dark lips on you, so beautiful!

  4. chichichic said, on April 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    That lip color looks amazing on you!



  5. flawlessmistake said, on April 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love the lip color. 🙂

  6. xs said, on April 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    great portraits! you have some gorgeous features that wear the makeup beautifully.

  7. lucy Laucht said, on April 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous lip colour lady, really suits you!

    Lucy Laucht: Daily style & inspiration

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