I Want – Jimmy Choo Anouk and Abel Degradé Metallic Leather and Suede Pumps

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These pumps incorporate a stunning fading effect with leather and suede.

When I hear Jimmy Choo I immediately  think ‘shoes’. As a matter of fact, I think shoes should  be called Choos. This is the brand that made me see shoes as more than just protection from hurt, harm, and danger. The newest addition to the shoe dynasty, metallic leather and suede, includes a jolt of degradé. I’ve certainly never seen this effect in footwear before, and these are show stoppers. What do you think?

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A prime example of why Jimmy Choo reigns supreme.

Jimmy Choo’s are an investment, as well as an iconic heirloom that should be handed down from  generation to generation.

Model wearing Jimmy Choo Anouk degradé leather and suede pumps
Shoes you build an outfit around.

The Anouk pumps would look really cute with white or black jeans or with color blocking.

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From London and Sandra Choi with love.

The entire Jimmy Choo shoe collection at Net-a-Porter is an NSF waiting to happen. Click if you dare.

Makeup Magic: Chiseled Cheekbones (Tutorial)

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Well defined cheekbones made by using contouring and shading methods.

Do you aspire to have cut-glass cheekbones? Just the name says it all; chiseled cheeks so high and sharp they will cut you. I don’t see a lot of blush tutorials, so when I saw this one by make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury on NET-A-PORTER, I had to share. The trick revolves around shading and contouring methods to give the illusion of higher cheekbones and added definition. Kevin Aucoin made this look relatively easy in his Making Faces and “The Art of Makeup” beauty bibles. I would go out and buy one of his books and marvel at the transformations he created with all of his tools and products, then go forth with confidence that I could eventually have the same result with a little practice. Good times…

To be fair, the video vixen already has well-defined, high cheekbones so I would have loved to have seen this tutorial on a model that didn’t already look like she was sucking her cheeks in. I have high, well-defined cheekbones as well so I am of no help.

What do you think? Are you impressed with this makeup trick? If you are or if you have tried this and achieved the look you want, share the results.

I Want – Repossi Berbère Link Ring

I really need to stay off the NET-A-PORTER site. Look at this; The Repossi Berbère18-karat rose gold link ring, and I am just as in awe of the blackened-silver version as I am of this one. If only…

I found more stunning pictures of this ring on Lolita Abraham Fashion.