Thursday, 30 June 2011

Welcome to Paradise: Stylecrush Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp's significant other, Karl Lagerfeld's muse , dangerously high cheek bones and effortless french chic style, I should hate her but I can't !
There is something about Vanessa Paradis that I just can't get enough of. Delicious Depp describes how he first fell for the actress, model and singer.

'I was doing a film with Roman Polanksi, The Ninth Gate, and across the room I saw this woman's back, I saw this neck attached to the back, and I was sort of fascinated by it. Honestly, it was a very beautiful sculptural thing, then suddenly the back and the neck turned, and it had a face.' And what a face she has !

Paradis became a singing sensation at age 14 with the release of her single Joe le Taxi. Since then she manages a career as an actress, model and singer along with her two kids and Depp. 
She still has this childlike beauty and she looks a lot less than her 37 years. Her quirky gap between her two front teeth has not only stole Depp's heart as she was also Lenny Kravitz girlfriend before meeting Depp in 1998.

The face of Chanel's Rouge Coco lipstick, Paradis's style is a mixture of french chic with vintage accents. Effortless Bohemian. She always seems to get it right, then again who wouldn't with uncle Karl on speed dial to lend a hand !

Here is a link to an article where Paradis is interviewed on her style:
Enjoy xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Summer Lovin: Neon Brights

Neon Leopard Bikini Billabong

Finally Summer is here and it's my favourite time of year. This weekend I escaped the opressive heat of Rome in favour of sun, sand and sea. Unfortunately being Irish my pasty skin tends to burn quickly. I am a little burned to say the least but fingers crossed it will turn into golden brown soon.
I love being tan as it gives me an opportunity to wear my neons ! Not just for raves people, neon can be worn with out looking like a traffic cone, trust me. It is important though to try and pick  just one piece.
This weekend I opted for my favourite neon, pink, leopard print bikini from Billabong. I have had this one for two years now and it is still my first choice for beach lounging.

Neon orange t-shirt - Primark, Denim shorts - Topshop, Leopard bangles - H&M, Gold beaded necklace- Accessorize

And it seems its not just me who is crazy for the bright stuff, British fashion genius Christopher Kane considers neon one of his brand's staples as his first ever collection was filled with neon bandeau dresses. This season on my wish list are Prada's striped, canvas, clutch bags in pink and orange and a pair of flashy neon Miu Miu sandals.
Christopher Kane


Jimmy Choo


Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011

Miu Miu