Because on the first day of summer, I wanna wear all the brights! Here’s credits for everything in the vid: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Lavender Jam, $30, Sephora Susana Monaco Philomena Dress, $203, Shopbop Banana Republic Italian Suede Accordion Bag, $215 H&M Textured Skirt, $60 Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch, $95 J. Crew Tie-Waist Romper, $149 Birkenstock sandals, Arizona (pink), $129, and Madrid (yellow), $99, mybirkenstockshop.ca Oscar de la Renta earrings, US $425, Net-A-Porter French Connection Celia Sequinned Dress, $90 (green) and $80 (pink) Stella McCartney The Falabella Mini Bag, US $1055, Net-A-Porter Zara PomPom Sandals, $90
Ok, so, sticking to black for holiday dressing isn’t anything new (it’s basically the ‘Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking’ festive equivalent), BUT I swear that updated silhouettes, textures and details make the go-to neutral as exciting as ever. We’re going well beyond the LBD. See slideshow below to peep my favourite options which include sexy jumpsuits, body skimming fits that are more covered than not, oversize lace and sequins in new shapes (j’adore that kimono wrap dress!). Don’t forget to add statement jewelry, I’m big on big earrings at the moment, plus a deliciously dark lip colour and any style of flashy footwear. I’ll be in silver flats, FYI. Best Health Nov/Dec 2015 Photography: Genevieve Charbonneau / Hair & Makeup: Cia Mandarello Art Direction: Jackie Shipley / Styling: me!
Forget about black, orange is the new red…especially when it comes to lipstick. Citrus-tinged reds deliver an equally powerful punch as classic blue-based scarlets, but with a kicky modern tang that elicits instant “I want some!” envy. One of my faves is Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in It Girl, $15.50. It delivers intense, long-lasting pigment that doesn’t dehydrate lips. Using the patented application technique of swiping on a base layer, followed by lightly blotting with a tissue, and applying another ‘top coat’ layer, I find it stays put all day. Have you found an orange-red lip colour you can’t live without? Tell me, please! I’m always looking to add to my collection.