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Film Review: Skyfall

On Friday I went to see the new James Bond film Skyfall. Now, I am a huge fan of Casino Royale and consequently was worried how this one would live up to those expectations. But, I am pleased to report, I loved this one!
– It was a very British film; he went to a couple of exotic locations but the majority was London and Scotland. Shanghai looked awesome though.
– I felt like there was something off with Eve (Naomie Harris). Their banter wasn’t all that great and… I don’t know… just something… I mean, she was fine, just not amazing.
– I was prepared to dislike Severine (Berenice Marlohe) as from the trailers it looked they’d copied her look from Vesper (Eva Green). But I found I liked her and Berenice was a really good actress –¬†she looked really scared.
– Silva (Javier Bardem) looked to me like a silly parody in the trailers. But oh my gosh, he was creepy. He was a perfect villain, but one you also felt sorry for. I had no idea what he was going to do next, although he had this grand plan and then when it came to pulling it off it seemed not very well thought out.

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Vogue UK December 2012 – Natalie Vodianova

Here’s the cover of Vogue UK December 2012 – Natalie Vodianova. Doesn’t look very December Christmassy, and she looks rather awkward. Sigh.
Pic is my own from Glamour UK

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Vogue UK November 2012

Vogue UK November 2012

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This is what happens when you’re supposed to be writing your chapter 24 – you take pictures of your nails instead.
I painted them with a clear base (Base/Top/Nail Hardener 3 in 1 by Barry M) then one coat of gold (Gold Foil by Barry M).
And my fingers there? They’re supposed to be pressing those keys, not posing atop them.

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Beauty Looks A/W12

Here are some of my favourite, mostly wearable beauty looks from Autumn/Winter 2012

Rochas and Gucci: Dark, berry stained lips with nothing on the eyes (apart from mascara of course, and perhaps some white eyeliner in the rims)
Roberto Cavalli and Jason Wu: Maybe a bit extreme but there’s inspiration to be taken from them. You could pick one of the awesome dragonfly colours from Roberto Cavalli, or a colourful flick at Jason Wu (with amazing sleek high ponytails and tassel dangly earrings – one of my favourite looks)
Lanvin and Ralph Lauren: Black eyeliner flicks. Always in, which is a good thing. Very dark and dramatic at Lanvin, or softer grey shades at Ralph Lauren
Michael Kors: A wash of blush in the centre of the cheeks like it’s cold out, with red lip tint – a very pretty look which I’ll have to try
Valentino: Pale grey smoky eye with nude lips – very neat, very simple

Gucci: Pull two even sections of hair back and pin with a pretty clip. Sounds easy, but in theory I’m guessing this would be pretty hard to do by yourself. Even so, I love it!
Rodarte: This was one of the first shows I saw of the new season and those star clips stayed in my memory. I really hope Accessorize do some!
Burberry Prorsum: As usual, simple hair with slight waves at the end. If only I could get my hair looking like that
Dolce and Gabbana: Lots of low ballerina buns at the shows
Emilio Pucci: Can anyone tell me how this is done? How do hide the beginning and end? Or is it a fake headband?
Dior: Low, sleek ponytail with a neat side parting. Love it

As usual, the pictures come from
I hope you’ve got some inspiration from these pictures and you can pick a new look to try this season!

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Autumn/Winter 2012

Here are a couple of my favourites from the Autumn / Winter 2012 Ready To Wear collections:

I really liked Altuzarra’s collection, a designer I haven’t paid much attention to before. As always, I love Isabel Marant – there are so many wearable pieces from her! Dior had some amazing floaty dresses at the end (although the rest of the show wasn’t all that amazing) and I really liked Matthew Williamson’s colourful dresses. I loved the owl design on the jumpers at Burberry Prorsum!
Some time soon I’ll do a post about the make-up trends of the season.
(All pictures are from

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