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Tom Ford is a designer unlike any other. Sleek, sophisticated and damn sexy, he gets it right every time. Known for his controversial advertising campaigns (which I’ve gratuitously included for you throughout this post), Ford’s latest beauty offering doesn’t deviate – it’s dark, broody and forbidden. The Fall 2012 is for every woman’s alter ego.
Ford says, “This collection lets a woman express her romantic, ingenue side, or her temptress, femme fatale side, with a kind of indulgent, forbidden pleasure. These colours have a twist of the perverse to them.” The colour story is made of rose, wine and fur (ingenue) or exotic jewel and voluptious fruit shades (temptress). Of course, the wine and jewel shades are our favourite.
Haley Thompson, 31, owner of Peachy Clean Organic Beauty Boutique
I met Haley last month at the Perth Online Beauty Meet and was instantly struck by her vivaciousness, natural thinking and knowledge about the organic beauty industry. Upon reading her age when receiving her answers to this interview back, I must say she’s the living and breathing example of what a healthy lifestyle and natural skincare routine can do for your look! A girl who quipped she ‘preferred champagne to coffee’, I’d say we have a lot in common.
Introducing, Miss Haley Thompson(and her store, which you must check out!)…
Daytime Beauty Routine: I love my organic beauty products! When I wake I love a morning spritz of face spray like the Savi Passionflower and Pomegranate spray or the delicious Sodashi Calming Rose spray – I keep them in the fridge in summer so that they’re extra refreshing! I’m on a ‘rose’ kick at the moment! Rose is really great for dry skin. I love my Weleda Rose Creamy Body Wash in the shower, my Weleda Rose Body Oil and I’m loving the Vanessa Megan Rose Eye cream too – I also keep it in the fridge, I pop on the eye cream and use the cool base of the metal jar as a compress to help fight morning puffiness. I mainly use the Sodashi range for face care – their clay cleanser is just the best and if you’ve never tried the Sodashi concentrates (liquid exfoliator) you’re seriously missing out! It’s just amazing!
Summer; It’s the festival season. If you plan in advance, you could almost spend every weekend between now and March and some gathering of musicians or another. The heat, the smells, the crowds, the questionable sound quality, tall people, people who spend $160 on a ticket to a festival just to be seen there, don’t know any acts, and then plonk a further $180 down on drinks in the alcohol enclosure, blissfully unaware that they deprived a music buff of a ticket to this now sold out venture, the queues for the “toilets” so long they’re visible from space… I do it every year, and against all expectations, I love it.
Until a few years ago, festivals in Australia were overwhelmingly single day affairs. With Southbound, and July’s Splendour In The Grass, we’re moving towards a multi-day, european model.
That means camping. If you thought the smells were bad at a one day event… Read the rest of this entry »
I fly out to Europe tonight for a 40-day holiday (wheee!). I’m heading there with an empty mind to soak up the sights, the latest trends, and – if we’re being totally honest – the food, so when I return, I’ll have loads of content for you!
Until then, I’ve got posts peppered throughout the next few months to keep you on your toes. We’ve got some fantastic Beauty Q&As coming up with some rising stars, some amazing Wellbeing posts by Marian Rubock, and some product reviews that will have you rushing to the shops.
See you when I return,
It’s Friday (yeww!) and you’ve got drinks with the girls tonight. It’s been a hectic day at work and – honestly – you just can’t be bothered spending the usual hour and a half to get ready before heading out to the bar (who has that kind of time, anyway?) Try this easy-as hair style to give you sexy waves without the drama.
Using a sectioning comb, separate your hair into 1.5 – 2 inch sections (depending on its thickness) and roll them up around two fingers. Secure with a bobby pin. Repeat all over until hair is completely rolled up. Give your hair a light spritz with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray (RRP $34.95) and leave for 15 minutes while you apply your makeup. Read the rest of this entry »
A (LOVE) LETTER TO MY READERS
In the interest of providing you with the hottest and highest quality of posts, I have decided to (temporarily) change the way I run Coveted Canvas. The last few months have been extremely hard for me with technical difficulties (no internet at home for weeks on end!) and the overwhelming feeling of guilt I feel when I can’t get a quality post out to you by 6am each weekday. STRESSFUL.
For this reason, I will now post my salon reviews, product reviews, tips and tricks, how to’s, etc. when I am able to. This may mean no posts for three days, then a flood of posts in quick succession, or it may simply mean shorter, more meaningful posts – that all remains to be seen.
Due to my addiction to Social Media, you will luckily never run out of Coveted Canvas beauty tips and tricks. I will be updating the Coveted Canvas FACEBOOK and TWITTER as per usual, so if it’s some quick inspiration or advice you’re after, hop on and join the conversation!
Thanks to you all for the support!
P.S. The winners of the LUSH Competition will be announced very soon!
P.P.S. If you want to write for Coveted Canvas, email me here!
Following on from one of the most fashionable weeks in Australian fashion history, I’m taking claim and calling it the most advanced look at future beauty trends defined by Aussie designers and their beauty teams. Here are my top picks from the 2010 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week:
Less product, more tool, today I am loving the ecoTOOLS‘ Recycled Retractable Kabuki. It’s tiny, measuring just 9.5cm when covered with its lid, and very small in diameter. Quite complex, really, the Retractable Kabuki is like a personal powder brush to carry in your handbag. With a lid and a retractable case, you can be guaranteed no powder will spill inside your Gucci lining. The synthetic Taklon bristles are 100 per cent cruelty free and (as you would know from my last post on ecoTOOLS) way softer than any other synthetic hairs I’ve felt. Read the rest of this entry »