Smart x Casual

Smart x Casual

White blouse
£60 – simplysoles.com

Christian Louboutin black leather shoes
£410 – brownsfashion.com

Gucci leather purse
£1,570 – luisaviaroma.com

Yellow gold ring
£1,950 – lastcall.com

Olivia Burton leather strap watch
£99 – nordstrom.com

Kenneth Jay Lane vintage earrings
£91 – lanecrawford.com

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A Modern Belle

A Modern Belle

Alex Perry yellow dress
£645 – farfetch.com

Balenciaga wallet
£470 – balenciaga.com

18k gold ring
£1,365 – lastcall.com

Kenneth Jay Lane graduation charm
£93 – lanecrawford.com

Lipstick
nylon.com

Fashionista Friday: Conna Walker

After starting out as an eBay seller at the age of 17, Conna Walker has since built a brand that is worn by celebrities to red carpet events, has stores globally and millions of customers who vary from your average young woman to Beyoncé. 

Not only is Conna an inspiriational woman who has achieved so much at such a young age, she is a fashionista. Without her personal style as guidance, House of CB wouldn’t be the popular brand it is today. 

This Fashionista Friday is dedicated to a woman that Molicia has looked up to since she first discovered House of CB and its feminine, figure-hugging clothing. Conna Walker is a girl who has it all. 

Did I mention how influential her style is? Maybe I did. Maybe you need to see some examples…

Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸


Source: @connawalker via Instagram 📸

The Silicone Applicator: Fab or Fad?

We are constantly bombarded with new trends in the beauty world, whether it be contouring with a stiletto or dabbing red lipstick under your eyes to colour correct your bags. 

However, when it comes to introducing a new way to apply your foundation, it isn’t fun and games: it’s a serious business. The latest trend of silicone applicators promises every makeup lover a flawless application, less foundation useage and a practical method of cleaning it. A product description from heaven. Although, doesn’t the old saying go that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Molicia purchased one so you can find out. 

Source: @shopvioletvoss via Instagram 📸

A Flawless Application?

Unlike using a sponge, to use a silicone applicator you tap rather than bounce. The key to perfecting the application with this tool is to use small amounts of foundation and build your preferred covereage. Sure, it takes slightly longer than using other tools, but the application is just as smooth, if not better

Less foundation usage?

As mentioned above, the perfect way to use a silicone applicator is to use less foundation. When applying to the face, the foundation will spread to cover much more surface than with your hands or brushes as it doesn’t absorb any product. Splurging on foundation just became even more justified. 

Easy To Clean?

In your current foundation applicator’s life, how many times can you honestly say that you have washed it? Brushes and sponges alike can be extremely hard labour to wash, whatever product you use to wash it with. Bacteria spreads like wildfire from all the build-up which equates to an increased risk of blemishes. With a silicone applicator, just 30 seconds under warm water and a pump of soap will have it as clean as new and ready to use again. This simple and quick method will create a daily cleaning routine which will reduce the spread of acne. What more can you ask for?

Silicone applicators are fab. Although the method of use is tricky to get used to at first and it may increase the time you spend blending slightly, it is worth the investment considering: they are far cheaper than your average application tool, give optional coverage, save money by using less product, take 30 seconds to clean and won’t break easily. If you follow one beauty trend this year, let it be this one. 

Here’s where you can buy them!

#PFW: Off-White AW17

Nobody knows how to create a collection juxtaposing high fashion elements with street style culture like Off-White does. Many fashion houses, although successful in doing so, do not execute it as effortlessly as Off-White does. 

The female power suit has returned with classic checkered pattern and a sharply tailored blazer. Yet it was anything but traditional. Trousers were straight-leg and skinny, featuring D-ring zips at the bottom and skirts were anything but formal with thigh-high split detail. 

Mesh was used to cover yet expose the mid-riff, something we also saw at Calvin Klein during New York Fashion Week. But rather than tucking the translucent material into bottoms, it was pulled over to reveal the structure and details of the garment. 

But there wasn’t just casual clothing at the show. A long couture-worthy satin dress appeared with a pair of trainers, one of the checkered blazers and a matching clutch. It sounds like it was thrown together awkwardly but it worked; elegance was redefined. A blue mini skirt was paired with metallic ankle boots but was given the Off-White finish with the addition of an ultra-long sleeved cropped hoody. 

This collection was the ultimate teacher of how to do high fashion street style. Thanks for the lesson, Off-White. Noted. 

Molicia’s Favourites:

Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Off-White AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

#PFW: Saint Laurent AW17

One of the most talked about shows of the month, Anthony Vaccarello dazzled spectators with his latest collection, proving those wrong who criticised last season as ‘safe’. 

What would Saint Laurent be without the coolest all black outfits? Whether it be mini skirts, dresses and a patent leather overload. But that wasn’t all. An electric blue V-plunge dress featuring shoulder pads appeared on the runway as well as a tobacco brown leather skirt which was virtually formed by two large ruffles. 

What was the show stopper though? If you haven’t seen them plastered over your Instagram feed, let me tell you about the diamond boots. These spectacular pair of shoes are completely covered in diamonté crystals, as though you’re walking in a wearable disco ball. 

Saint Laurent’s AW17 show is unmissable and Anthony Vaccarello appears unstoppable, and it’s only just getting started. 
Molicia’s Favourites:

Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Saint Laurent AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

#PFW: Vera Wang

It was absolutely gutting to find out Vera Wang wouldn’t present her AW17 collection on the runway. However, when the editorial photography was posted, the disappointment faded away and it left me fantasising about strolling around an uninhabited Manor House in her designs. 

The clothing was as majestic as the scenery: short black dresses held much volume at the skirt and featured embroidered gold feathers and stars, tulle was used to create elegance in lightness and length to the longer gowns and thick patent leather ankle boots coordinated every outfit to achieve modern edge – the unique Vera Wang way.
Molicia’s Favourites:

Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Vera Wang AW17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸