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LED Everything

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DETAILS    Lamp: Orly LED Lamp Smart Lamp  -  Gel Polish: Sally Hansen Gel Polish Nail Color -        *Commander in Chic*  - Accent Nail:  Essie Lux Effects *Set in Stones*  Shoes: Christian Dior

LED is the leading light source option with lower energy consumption, smaller sizing and a longer lifetime. It is being used in many areas of our lives from electronics to household. 
I have wanted to try out an at home LED gel nail system for a while. After many visits to salons for shellac / gel nails, I have decided to try out this system to see if it is comparable to salon quality manicures that usually last around two weeks. The LED light that is emitted from this small device is not dangerous like UV lamps that many salons use to cure the nails. Built in timers provides a gorgeous salon quality finish in only a couple of minutes! Thiscompact device works great for both hands and feet. 
For best results use the base coat and cure. Apply 1-2 coats of a gel polish or gel strips, cure again (not…

Black on Black on Black

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DETAILS  
  Silk Top: Helmut Lang  -  Cardigan: Cejon  -  Skirt: LNA  -  Clutch: YSL   Sandals: Diesel  - Sunglasses: Cole Haan  -  Bracelet: Juicy Couture  Rings: House of Harlow  -  Nail Polish: Essie "Set in Stones" 

Layering black works best when each piece is a made of a different fabric, otherwise you will notice the difference in dye lot as there are so many different blacks. In this case the knitted cardigan, sheer silk geometric  top w leather detailing, faux leather skirt and patent leather bag put  together creates interest with texture.  This patent leather YSL clutch goes with just about everything. It is difficult to  find clutches and bags that do not have chrome or gold hardware. I do not particularly like mixing cool with warm accessories, so this clutch with tone on tone stitching is very versatile. I mixed in these leather Diesel sandals to add a pop of contrasting colour.

Parisian Chic

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Photographer: Joeri Geentjens  -  Model: Aleida Broenink (Numa Models) Hair&MUA: Lyana Gibert (The Art of Beauty) Styling&Art Direction: Elena Harrison (Style Concept)
From Peplums to Louboutin's we created an ultra feminine, Parisian style shoot.  We couldn't resist shooting at this intricate wrought iron gate we stumbled upon. The gorgeous iron detailing was the perfect element to encompass Parisian style.  My favourite look from this shoot is the Chanel inspired boucle shorts, mixed with quilted chevron and sheer fabrics. The round shades and pearl necklace draped across the textured fabrics creates a classic yet contemporary look. Sexy, sky high stilettos by french house YSL finish off the look. Gorgeous winged eye liner and bright, bold lips top it all off.
Très chic, très hip, très sexy