an ecclectic method of fashion

Friday, March 20, 2009

Such lovely prices.

I thought I'd pull this one out of my little archive for you to enjoy. I just love old schoolboy suits! This one is from 1921, and the prices are reduced for an end of summer sale.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is one of those really casual, ultra wierd, but somehow amazingly neutral tops that can be worn with so many different things. And i am just loving the worldly-type prints right now. I think it's because I am sooo ready for spring.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Beauty Tips

This Weekend I went to the Beauty Bash for the opening of the new Nordstroms at Fashion Place Mall! It was a blast. I made sure to pay lots of attention to what the makeup artist do in order to bring you my observations. Here are a few tricks I picked up:

1. Use a flat ended, firm bristled eyeshadow brush to get a nice, solid (powder) eyeshadow application. Dip the brush onto the eyeshadow, tap off the excess, and then use the ends of those blunt bristles to tap on the powder. This way you can tap on more in the areas you want a more saturated color. Experiment around with this!

2. Pencil in just a little bit of white, shimmery eyeliner on the inner rims of your bottom lid to make you eyes look big and awake. If it looks a little too strong, blink a few times. Blinking will soften the line.

3. Bronzing powder goes in an arch around your temples and forehead, and along your jawline. You need a big, fluffy brush for bronzer, or you'll look a little cartoonish! Put a little bronzer on the brush, and go along these areas making circles with your brush. Remember, you don't need a lot of bronzer to wake up your skin tone! Also, a multi-shade bronzing powder is good, because it makes it much easier to blend in.

4. Lip liner looks great if you line around the inner rim of your lips (not around the outside!) and then bring some extra lines in on the corners. Blended in with your lipstick, this really makes your lips look fuller!

5. You can use a very natural shade of blush near the inner end of your eybrows and your browbones to pull your eyeshadow colors together. It sounds wierd, but it actually makes your eye makeup look very polished!

Do you like my little model? I named her Lydia. I drew her, because all the face charts I have seen look grumpy! We'll see if she serves me well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The two last cold weather looks I plan on showing for many months...

I had to get them out before it was too late. feel free to shake your fist at all jackets and coats and shout, "Hah! I no longer need YOU in my life! It's over!"

(Until the surprise snow in April. :/ )