LUPITA NYONG’O OSCARS INSPIRED

It’s common for fashion loving Oscar viewers to have a number of looks they adore on the red carpet and I’m usually part of that majority. But for the 2014 Oscars there was one look that I loved so much, as soon as I saw it I completely lost interest in everything else and spent the rest of my afternoon intermittently glancing at the television screen with my main focus on Google, where I searched frantically for more picture of the heavenly dress and the celebrity who did it such justice! It was, Lupita Nyong’o in Prada.

 

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Now, it’s common knowledge that Lupita Nyong’o never looks short of amazing, but WOW. Such a beautiful dress on such a stunning lady! I have always loved the colour “duck egg blue”, as Ryan Seacrest so brilliantly described it, and this dress rekindled my obsession, while confirming that yes it is indeed my all time favourite colour (for now). So with this in mind, I have been on a mission to add more bluey tones to my wardrobe and have put together my current duck egg blue inspired wish list to share with you.

 

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 10.19.38 amBy Johnny Liya Mini Skirt | Lonely Lulu Underwire Bra | Topshop Oversized Casual Stripe Shirt | Sass & Bide Doing My Thing Denim Overalls | Essie Nail Polish in ‘Find Me an Oasis’ | Gap Wide Brim Fedora (similar here) | Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue | Nike Air Max Thea | Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses | James Blake Record | Isadora Metallic Eye Pen | See by Chloe SB20040 Sandal | Coola Mineral Face SPF30 | Marc by Marc Jacobs Animal Patch Pouch | Nature Girl Body Cream

TOP FIVE | PERFUMES

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Chloe Eau De Parfum – If I could only pick one fragrance to wear for the rest of my life this would be it. There’s just something irresistible about Chloe – The best way to describe the scent is a feminine powdery rose with a hint of Lychee and honey that is perfect for night-time occasions and cooler months. Not to mention the lasting power is amazing – I’ve often smelt the scent lingering on my clothes even after they’ve been through the washing machine. A must have for every perfume collection.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum – Another rose infused scent, it was love at first sniff. Coco Mademoiselle is a very rich and luxurious perfume and one that I keep for special occasions. When wearing this I feel polished and feminine, not too mature yet not too girly (and it never fails to attract some compliments).

Escentric Molecules Molecule 02 – This is a very fragile, non-obtrusive scent – I like to think of it as a hide and go seek scent – one moment you can smell something, then the next its gone but the person next to you can smell it – some people never smell it, some are crazy about it. I find it so fascinating and addictive, and the way it adapts differently to each persons natural scent is amazing!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh – During the warmer months I like to wear a scent that is light and fresh, but for a long time I struggled to find one that didn’t smell like bubblegum, cotton candy and rainbows – until I came across Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh. It is soft and refreshing with a fruity floral twist, and although it doesn’t seem to last all that long on the skin, it gives me the perfect whimsical spritz of sunshine in a bottle – and speaking of that bottle, well, it’s enough reason to buy the perfume – scent aside. 

Yves Saint Laurent Elle – This is one of my oldest perfumes but unlike many others that have come and gone, Elle has always remained one of my favourite scents. While growing up, I had a huge crush on Yves Saint Laurent Cinema but since it is marketed as a more ‘mature’ scent I thought it probably wasn’t quite right for me at that age (I’m talking 15), especially since all the other girls around me were wearing perfumes by Britney Spears and JLo. But then *dramatic pause.. Elle was born, a scent with similar notes to Cinema, yet it had a youthful whisper – lets call it Cinema’s younger sister  – and so began our love affair. 

HOW TO | SPORTS LUXE

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1. Bassike Stripe French Seam L/S Tee (Similar here) | 2. ’47 New York Yankees Cap | 3. Comme Des Garcons 2 Eau De Parfum | 4. Manning Cartell Running Short (Similar here) | 5. blk Water | 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Shorty iPhone 5 Case | 7. illesteva Leonard ll Sunglasses | 8. Nike Flyknit Lunar | 9. Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Candle | 10. Lonely Sabel Cut Out Bra | 11. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Baker’ Watch | 12. Clu Sweat Shorts (Similar here and here) | 13. Mooi Chloe Clutch