Friday, July 22, 2005

Girlie Girl count down

glamourette

In the last few years we have seen a rise in all that is prim , proper and feminine . Baby pink is no longer a dirty colour whist the 1940s and 1950s have become a time to revere not shun . So in this new age of girlishness I have embraced my inner gracious girl and have come up with my top 5 girlie buys.

1- Benefit Cosmetics Glamourette - If you haven't come across this (pictured) ultimate in make-up compacts you are truly missing out. Inspired by the luxury cosmetics of the 1940s the glamourette contains , rouge & puff on one side , translucent powder & puff on the other side and a complementing lipstick in the handle . Now a little hard to find they are still available from the benefit website in the bye buys section although fashionista would advise you to get in quick – once they are gone they will most probably not come back .

2- Alloy restricted apple flats - Audrey Hepburn is the embodiment of glorious feminine style. The petite brunette would often be spotted in tailored capris , a crisp white shirt and of course the ever famous flats. Once forgotten , flats have now become a wardrobe essential – not simply because of there practicality but also there fantastic style which is often spiced up with the use of ribbons , unconventional prints or bright tones. The flat is the less serious but super stylish shoe. That's why i love the apple print flats from Alloy , at a measly $29(USA) they would make a welcome addition to any girlie fashionistas shoe collection.

3- Wrap Front Blazer from Bebe - There is nothing more girlie than the showing off a lady's curves , which contrary to many peoples beliefs can be done whilst keeping everything covered. A wrap front blazer is a great option to show off the figure , create a waist or slim down a silhouette. Choose one with a little stretch in order to get the most flattering fit and pair back with everything from Denim , to suit pants or even over your favourite dress.

4- The Gelato Range from Glamourpuss Australia Every girl needs a hand bag , a place to store all her essential items and if you are me – a place to hide away snack treats when shopping. However there are bags .. and then there are bags . The bag range made by Glamourpuss are the best i have come across , the perfect mix of form and function the bags hark back to a bygone era for inspiration . With a wide range of finishes to choose from , the pop tart a licious gelato range are my favourite – ranging from flamingo pink to lemon these bags and make-up cases would look fantastic next to anything you are wearing.

5- Note Cards and Gift Cards from iomoi There is something very old fashioned about writing note cards or thank you cards but as cheesy as it sounds i actually enjoy doing it. And i have to say that if i have given a gift its a really nice thing to receive a cute little card in the mail to say thanks. You can probably guess why i absolutely adore the note and gift card range from iomoi – available in the most delightful range of designs ( check out the multi packs if you just cant choose ) I would love to give or receive any one of these cute and classic cards.