Obsession…

We have a serious case of the Karen’s, Karen Walker that is.

The sunshine this week has triggered our summer accessory cravings and first on our list of disirables are the Karen Walker sunglasses along with their exquisite jewelry line.

But most of all- I am completely smitten with their add campaigns and cotton candy-esque images.

Karen Walker we ♥ you!

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Even last Season’s collection is amazing, I want them all please!

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These Bunny sunnies are perfection! How cute?

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Pair a floral dress, T-shit and jeans or little black number with either of these sweet robot necklaces from Karen Walker, the perfect finish to any ensembles!

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I need these necklaces in my life!

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Yes, we are going balistic for gold bumble bee charms and silver and rose gold acorn charms to!

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Inspiration…

After reading an interesting article on photographer Deborah Turbeville in RUSSH magazine earlier this year, I decided this had to be a feature on the blog. Her tasteful eye and story telling through the lens is one to be admired. She carries the ability to capture women in a realm of otherworldly hazy beauty with the touch of a fine artist.

She made her name in the eighties photographing Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista for Vogue, and her iconic style is being replicated by contemporary photographers the world over.

Her photographs have a filmic nostalgic quality. And we’re all aboard the journey into the wonderful world of Turbeville.

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Chloe Sevigny  photographed by Deborah Turbeville.

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Bathhouse series, Vogue 1975. Photography by Deborah Turbeville, courtesy of the Stanley-Wise gallery, New York.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg photographed by Deborah Turbeville.

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Loulou De La Falaise with Yves Saint Laurent pictured in the background.

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Betsey Johnson photographed at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1970s.

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Balenciaga for Barneys New York’s -Fall campaign.

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Beauty muse….

Jane Birkin we adore you!

From the perfectly executed fringe to her effortless style, we just can’t get enough of Jane Birkin’s timeless elegance!

The beauty team at The Face London adore 60’s makeup-especially when it’s understated and not as obvious and contrived as we have seen it in the past.

The 60’s era has always been a personal favourite of mine- the mini dresses, the square heeled shoes and the doll-like hairstyles and eye makeup!

It’s easy to see why we have chosen Jane Birkin as our beauty muse for the month.

If there’s any particular era you would like to emulate on your next visit to our studio, please do let us know as our team of experts would love nothing more than to make your vision a reality.

Our beauty team encourage all clients to try something new and when you have a team as good as ours at your disposal, why the heck not?

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The beauty team have kindly recommended the following products -should you wish to recreate this look (personally I think it’s a hit for spring)

Above for the eyes the team have chosen to use Bobbi Brown smoky Topaz and Cool lilac and for adding definition to the creases and close to the eyelashes use Benefit’s Big beautiful eyes

This little kit is all you need to line, define and contour your eyes like a pro.

This kit contains: boi-ing medium, industrial-strength concealer, alabaster pink base shadow, cocoa shimmer contour shadow, rich chocolate-brown liner shadow, two brushes for easy application and an illustrated, step-by-step professional makeup lesson.

Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil which is formulated specifically for lining the inside of the eyelid and the base of the lashes team up with  Laura Mercier Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara which dramatically thickens, lengthens, curls and sculpts lashes with each stroke. The lightweight, nutrient-infused formula leaves lashes super-shiny, soft and clump-free all day long, perfect for recreating Jane Birkin’s doe eyes!

Frame the face by defining your brows beautiful with Bobbi Brown’s angled brush head, to expertly shape and define natural-looking brows.

For dewy, fresh even toned skin such a Jane’s pictured above-our beauty team recommend using Bobbi Brown’s Luminous moisturizing foundation, add  youthful rosy cheeks by using dandelion blusher from Benefit.

For lips and nails we recommend MAC nail lacquer in midsummers dream (a high gloss nail varnish that gives a chic and smooth finnish to any manicure) Viva glam Nicki lipstick in a peachy coral, creates the perfect Birkin pout!

If you prefer a more natural subtle effect on your lips opt for a lip tint from Benefit in Cha Cha tint colour, this to can be used as a peachy blusher to!

A few other products that need to be brought to everyone’s attention….

1.Laura Mercier’s new La petite patisserie trio (new limited edition-almond milk-Guilt-free and calorie-free, indulge in Laura Mercier’s La Petite Patisserie Trio in Almond Coconut Milk. Evoking memories of the islands with seductive notes of coconut, almond, milk and vanilla combined with heliotrope and musk for a rich and alluring experience. Each trio treat includes cleansing Crème Body Wash, whipped Soufflé Body Crème and refreshing Eau de Toilette.

2. Laura Mercier Tightline Activator offers a convenient way to apply Tightline Cake Eye Liner with a liquid ‘activator.’ Perfect for on the go, eyeliner flicks-very 60’s and instantly awakes ones eyes!

3. Benefit’s ooh la lift- this legendary under-eye brightening boost is like an instant eyelift! Contains raspberry extracts and light-reflecting pigments to instantly perk up tired eyes. This delicate pink balm can be applied on bare skin or over makeup. (The beauty teams favourite pick!)

4. Benefit’s Watts up- This soft focus highlighter turns on “watt” ya got with a delicate champagne glow that’s gorgeous. With a cream-to-powder finish…it’s a switch on “wow” for all complexions. You’ll adore the smooth applicator & luminous sheen.

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The wish list….

Spring is here and it’s awesome!! The trees are sporting blossoms and the colour palette seen on the streets are leaning more towards sumptuous sorbets and moving further away from the otherwise black, navy and  greys, one usually see’s on the streets.

We have collectively been swooning over some desirable spring/summer staples and we thought what better way to show you some wardrobe inspiration than to list our lust list for this fragrant season!

1. The Prada flame sandals (too hot to trot)

2. Ccchu pompom Tassle Bodice from the Dark Room, if you haven’t already been to this store, please do pop in and have a look, they stock the most beautiful curiousities out there!

http://www.darkroomlondon.com

3. Balengiaga Shorts

The combination of silhouettes and colours in perfect, we do love Hanne Gaby’s style on and off duty!

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4. Erdem lace sunglasses.

5. Fendi Clutch

Instantly livens up an outfit- be it a rock T with jeans or a little black sleeveless dress.

6. Christopher Kane floral clutch, the ultimate in spring style!

7. Stella McCartney’s amazing paisley suite, both comfy and sophisticated!

8. Isabel Marant jumper, for those evenings when there is still a crisp chill in the air.

(Studio stylist’s pick)

9. Isabel Marant embellished and embroided jeans, a unique addition to your wardrobe and a definite statement piece.

10. Chloe clutches and belts!

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Kiss and make-up!

A lot of our clients who attend the studio day- leave with a positive attitude and a spring in their step and are often amazed at how good they look and feel.

Our beauty experts are always on point and up to date with the latest and greatest of beauty trends and offer a warm and friendly consultation to all clients before the start of their session.

This week we asked the beauty team what their favourite looks were and what we can look forward to for AW12.

The top looks are listed below, and they are all so thrilling (who would have thought we would look forward to the cold grey months so soon?)

Grey nails, as seen at Chanel

A beautiful crystal, greyish taupe, Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy is part of the 2012 Autumn Collection which is due out later this year.

We predict a riot.

Peacock eyes, seen at Roberto Cavalli

The enchanting hues of emerald-green, bronze and acid purple made for an interesting twist on the otherwise usual smoky eye ,(a winter trend almost every year!)

Eyeliner flicks, as seen at Lanvin.

 The classic flicked eyeliner has been given a modern update, and we love it!!

Azure eyeliner flicks at Anna Sui

A personal favourite!

High shine plum lips, as seen at Gucci

The deepest and most delicious of scarlet lips were seen at Gucci and at Marni- burgundy was used on the eyes for an unconventional yet arresting look.

Raspberry red lips, as seen at Rich Owens

Red lips – Across the board at the London and New York shows in particular, bold red lipstick was the key component of the beauty looks at Rick Owens, Jonathan Saunders, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and many more. Wear alone or with minimal other make-up for maximum impact.

The Face London’s newest addition…

Ladies and gentlemen it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you our newest member of staff!

He joined our studio on the Kings road at the start of this week and has proved to fit in perfectly.

We couldn’t be happier with his performance and all round contribution to the office!

He’s fluffy and sweet and a true gent by all accounts……

His name is Igby-our office Papillon and he is looking forward to meeting you upon your next visit.

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Photo of the week….

It’s finally Friday and who can resist the feeling of the weekend drawing in closer and closer?

This week has been a very busy week at our studio indeed- clients have been on top form with some amazing pictures being produced and impressive ensembles have been on show Monday through to Friday…needless to say we’re impressed!

And with that thought we give you the photo of the week…..

This week it goes to the awesome Miss Egle (lady you sure do know how to work it ), well done you!!

Egle not only takes an amazing picture, but is an absolute delight to be around and work with-we certainly hope to see this lovely lady in the studio again and hope that you love all your pictures you took away on the day!
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The Face London

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Be bold with bows!

High-ponytails, lowpony-tails, side-ponytails and half-ponytails; whatever the case the sweet girlish yet sassy staple is granted a little oomph- thanks to the return of the bow!

Previously mentioned on our blog-the hair accessory has made a major comeback and “the trend” spead like wild fire during fashion week.

Now here to put the trend into practice are some carefully selected hairspiration pics for all our clients and readers.

A simple black satin ribbon is the perfect accessory to add a fun and flirty twist to any look!

Go on, get your girlish charm on!

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The origional dolly-do!

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Brigette Bardot

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Natalie Portman for Dior

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Tom Ford’s irresistible eyewear campaign had us all gagging for these glasses and bow clip!

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A perfect combination of laidback cool -why not team your favourite sweatshirt with a fresh powder-pink cotton bow!

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Who can resist a punk’d up beaded Givenchy bow?

Certainly not me!

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