Friday, 19 September 2014

THE CAPSULE




So, I've had a super fun collaboration with Forever21 for fashion week, dressed in their new Capsule Collection Inspired by the Runway, which they have made especially  as it's fashion month. Whilst still being the age of 21 for just a few more months, why not make it official and make it permanent from now on?



I went mad for the high-split skirt, which - no doubt - will come in use outside fashion week as well, but here I wanted to go for a classic and elegant look. Loving the lace!



With fashion week events, shows and meetings all happening at once, it's practically divine having some comfy sneakers at hand. Paired with a double breasted blazer and a mini skirt, I'm good to go!



Last look is an all round easy to wear outfit - I especially fell for those skinny menswear inspired trousers, and there's nothing like a bit of midriff. 



Anyhow, had so much fun styling three looks from the collection, all ready to wear for fashion week, the only thing you need to bring to the table is your beautiful self and a big smile!

CURIOUS TO HEAR WHICH LOOK IS YOUR FAVORITE
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SARAH MIKAELA
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HOW TO: THE NATURAL MAKEUP LOOK


CONTOURING / BOBBI BROWN SANDSTONE SHIMMER BRICK
LIPS / BOBBI BROWN CREAMY MATTE LIP COLOR

With the excitement and hecticness of fashion week being over, I'm slowly pacing myself down again and focusing on a more natural look both in what I wear and in my make-up look. I've been so keen to try out the new Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes collection as it just has those classic shades, that can give that perfect natural look.



In the palette there's a great balance between the natural and the more intense and shimmery shades, so I'll be doing a follow up post next week on how to get a smokey eye for going out with the palette! I normally use liquid eyeliner, but for a natural look I prefer using a kajal eyeliner, keeping it close to the eyelashes and smudging it out afterwards to keep it completely natural.

The shimmer brink is perfect for contouring and highlighting - this baby really does the job well! I applied all of it on the sides of my nose, underneath the cheekbones and chin and the lightest shade as a highlighter on top of the nose, on the cheekbones and underneath the edge of my eyebrows.
The lipstick is such a stunning natural pink, which looks amazing on the cheeks as well. Dabbed this on the lips with my fingers - all done!



YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE SMOKEY NUDES COLLECTION HERE!
HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME DAY
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SARAH MIKAELA
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Monday, 15 September 2014

#LFW WITH PEN GENERATION - PART I



I have some exciting news to share with you, which you might have guessed already if you've been following the instagram or twitter - I am the UK ambassador of Olympus as a part of the PEN Generation. I feel so extremely honoured, as my childhood memories go way back with them having one of their film cameras document my childhood, and me now shooting with the same film camera here in London. Another thing is, that I've now been playing around with the PEN for a little while, and I'm so thrilled to be representing something as an ambassador, that I'm genuinely excited by!

I've been documenting my fashion week here in London with the PEN, and if there's something I particularly like about fashion, it's those details that make the difference. They catch your eye, and I'm not talking about the unidentified stain on my jummies, but the power of accessories just reels you in and have free space to play during LFW!

I'M SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU THE REST OF MY PHOTOS LATER THIS WEEK!

I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY AND WELL
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SARAH MIKAELA
( follow my Olympus adventures here !)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

OH FOLLI



WAREHOUSE TOP / REISS PANTS / FOLLI FOLLIE BAG / BIANCO SHOES / FOLLI FOLLIE BRACELETS / FOLLI FOLLIE SUNNIES

Fashion week is being full on, and although sleep seems a bit of a distant concept these days, I'm enjoying every bit of it! I love how the fashion week in London is always so eclectic and colourful, which is why I've paired up with the red Folli Follie bag above from their gorgeous AW14 collection, which I've been wearing pieces from during this fun-filled fashion week. I can't brag about being a good packer, but I somehow managed to pack two cameras and the hairbrush and shoes for the trip home (changing in to them at the end of the day felt sooo good!).

Check out the instagram if you feel like following my #LFW adventures!

HOPE YOU'RE HAVING AN AMAZING SUNDAY!
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SARAH

Saturday, 13 September 2014

LET'S GO RADIANT



Reporting back from London Fashion Week with the first day now being over and the only souvenir I have to show for it is sore feet. That and of course some as always amazing experiences, sights and high five's with friends, who are only ever in town for LFW. One of yesterday's most exciting experiences was meeting Max Factor's Caroline Barnes, who has done everyone from Kylie Minogue to David Beckham.
I met her for a skin session and briefing on how to keep my skin looking radiant and flawless during fashion week. With all the street style photos and Instagram photos being shot from all angles these days, she had my absolute attention!

She applied the Skin Luminizer foundation with pearl pigments to create that lit-from-within look (yes, please!), and showed me an amazing contouring tip by applying a darker foundation to the outer parts of your face using a large brush and keeping the center of your face and T-zone in a lighter shade of foundation. To a person who swears by concealer to hide those late night of going through mails and catching up with the world, you can imagine my surprise, when she didn't have to apply concealer and yet the coverage was light and looked really natural. I felt so happy with the outcome, and it's already become a part of my LFW team.

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HOPE YOU'RE DOING WELL!
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SARAH MIKAELA

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