Saturday, March 31, 2012

facebook fan page!

I just created a Facebook page for my blog! It would mean the world to me if you 'liked' it! If you have a Facebook page for your blog, please comment with the link!

I am so excited about the coming week. There are some really fantastic things coming up, both for this blog, and for me personally. I can't wait to fill you all in on them! Until then, have a great weekend!

xo Shannon

Friday, March 30, 2012

because it seemed if you were a woman, the only thing you were really supposed to want was a man.

What fashion obsessed girl isn't in awe of Carrie Bradshaw? The ultimate literary inspiration is coming to the small screen once again.

The Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries is currently being filmed as a new show on The CW. It will star AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie. If you've read the books, you know that the story follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the 1980s, before she goes to New York.

It is hard not to be excited about The Carrie Diaries...Carrie Bradshaw is iconic! I can't wait to see the outrageous fashion, and watch the drama unfold.

I am someone who is looking for love - Real love.
Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming.
Can't live without each other love.
- Carrie Bradshaw

Do you read The Carrie Diaries books? Are you excited for the new show?

Also, I just created a fan page on Facebook. Please 'like' it!
Facebook Page - the creation of beauty is art.

xo Shannon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, i just know what to do with them.

Miley Cyrus absolutely stunned on the red carpet for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII this past weekend. Miley looked radiant, glowing, and beautiful in her orange dress. The colour looked incredible on her, especially against her tanned skin!

The gown cleverly reveals some leg, bringing some sex appeal to this sweet, feminine and flowy dress. The accessories and makeup are subtle, which really allows this look to speak for itself.

What do you think of Miley's red carpet look?

xo Shannon

Monday, March 26, 2012

with turquoise water and pink sand.

I always feel like Garfield when I think, I hate Mondays! With the start of a new week always brings with it the never ending list of things that still need to be done. In order to counteract this feeling, I am posting something to cheer myself up - turquoise inspiration!

What colours are inspiring you lately?

xo Shannon

Saturday, March 24, 2012

white is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing.

Last month, Emma Stone wowed in white at the 2012 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Always a red carpet stunner, this look was particularly beautiful, with it's sweet retro style.

To begin with, the soft white looks simply gorgeous on Emma. I love the classic, retro shape of the dress. The belted waist and the length of the sleeves were just perfect. There is a sweetness in this look. My favourite aspect of this dress, are the incredible details. The pleating on the skirt, the flowers, and design throughout the gown are just breathtaking.

I also love the nude accessories with the shoes and clutch, and that pop of colour with Emma's deep red toe nails.

What do you think of this look?

xo Shannon

Thursday, March 22, 2012

it's spring don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Spring Fever has officially hit.

I am thrilled to say goodbye to bulky jackets, mittens and snow boots for another year. Now, I long for reasons to wear my floral print dresses and high heeled shoes.

As the last lingering days of winter have been replaced with warm, pleasant, sunny afternoons, I find myself enamored with Spring. Always an indoor person, I've been going running, taking walks...any excuse to be out in the sunshine!

Spring is all about awakening. As I look out at the sunshine, I feel that awakening within myself. There is a new energy and renewed sense of optimism charging through me.

Are you feeling Spring Fever yet?

xo Shannon

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

you can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Lately, I have been inspired by the Burberry ad campaigns featuring Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne. I love how flirty the shots of Eddie and Cara are together, and how expressive the individual photographs of Eddie are. Here are some of my favourites.

What do you think of this campaign?

xo Shannon

Sunday, March 18, 2012

there is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them.

Recently I have added a few new pieces to my wardrobe. One was an impulse buy - a sheer floral blouse I instantly fell in love with. The other two, are pieces from Jason Wu for Target line that I was given as gifts.

The first piece, is the sheer blouse. Lately I have been having a love affair with sheer blouses and floral print. Which is probably why I loved this top so much - it encompasses both of these things!

This is a beautiful black dress from the Jason Wu for Target collection. I love the structured material, the belt, and the volume on the skirt. I can't wait to find an excuse to wear this dress!

Out of everything, this piece is definitely my favourite. I love the colours, the floral print and the way this dress flows. It is just perfect for Spring!

What pieces have you added to your wardrobe lately?

xo Shannon

Friday, March 16, 2012

and when Irish eyes are smiling, they steal your heart away.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
- Irish Blessing

Even though I am part Irish, last year was the first time I celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Though the bar was noisy and crowded, it turned out to be a really fun evening of talking, drinking, and meeting new people. As a result, I am really looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick's Day again this year.

My wardrobe is lacking in green, so I will be forced to get creative! Here are some St. Patty's Day inspired photos to get you in the mood to celebrate!

How will you be celebrating St. Patrick's Day?

xo Shannon

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

for there is in London all that life can afford.

For as long as I can remember, my favourite place in the world has been London, England. I have been fortunate enough to visit there several times over the years. London never ceases to thrill and amaze me.

Which is why I simply had to pick up Rimmel's Glam'Eyes HD eyeshadow quad. (The shadows are in the shape of the Union Jack - perfection!)

The quad I chose was in 005 English Rose. My favourite shadow colours are warm browns and plum colours, so this was a fantastic addition to my collection. The eyeshadows are soft and shimmery, which I love! The only downside to the cute Union Jack shape, is that it makes it harder to get into the crease, outer corner, and highlight colours. My suggestion would be to use a tapered crease brush when applying the shadows.

This was my finished look, using Rimmel's Glam'Eyes HD 005 English Rose quad!

Have you tried any of Rimmel's Glam'Eyes quads?

xo Shannon

Monday, March 12, 2012

when you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life.

I am a reality TV junkie. Odds are, if a reality show exists, I watch it. Recently, the latest season of America's Next Top Model started. This season, is British Invasion, where contestants from Britain's Next Top Model compete against American contestants.

I will watch any Top Model series I can get my hands on, and have seen a lot of BNTM seasons. One of my favourite contestants is now on America's Next Top Model: British Invasion - Sophie Sumner.

She is so beautiful. With a wide-eyed, classic beauty, Sophie stands out among the rest.

Are you watching this season of America's Next Top Model? Who are you rooting for?

xo Shannon