Paris Fashion Week SS 2015: Christian Dior

This past year has rolled around so fast its hard to believe its once again time for fashion weeks around the world. With Paris Fashion Week set to kick off the most fabulous time of the year, as expected we have certainly not been disappointed. Christian Dior showcased last week with their ready- to- wear collection, providing us an insight to what we can expect this Spring- thigh high boots with midi dresses and a heavily sixties influence. This collection Raf Simons played heavily with sequin detailing and feminine A-line shapes, elongating the legs by combining classic shift dress forms with thigh high latex boots. Guiding us through the Dior archives, we were also presented with shapely gowns, cut out neck lines and an eclectic mix of colours and patterns- proving to us that this Spring nothing is off limits. Have a scroll through some of the amazing pieces below:

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Sammy Jade xx

Monday Review: Chanel Mousse Confort Cleanser

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About a month ago I decided to treat my skin to a splurge item, a little thank you to it for surviving a round of makeup induced abuse which lasted for way too long.

I knew that for some time I had wanted to try out the Chanel skincare range as I have loved every other product from them, I knew there was a high chance for success from this too, however, it took me a lot longer to go in for the kill than I had originally planned due to an intimidating cocktail of less than helpful sales staff and not knowing where to begin.

After finally meeting a lovely rep at the Chanel counter, I decided that I was going to go for it, and after being happily surprised by the reasonable price, I couldn’t resist.

At AU $52/150ml, it sounds like a lot for what appears to be such a small amount. However, the way it works means that only the tiniest amount is needed for each use, which ultimately means it will last you a lot longer.

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As intended, the first aspect of the product you experience is the typical classy, chic and simple packaging of the product. The elegance and simplicity of the monochromatic palette creates an emphatic statement of “I don’t need to prove anything to you”. Which is exactly the case.

On the inside of the box the product comes in, is a small pamphlet explaining exactly the products intensions, how it works and how to use it.

The actual cleanser itself, while you only need the smallest amount on your hand, once mixed with water, it begins to take on a silky,semi-foam like appearance and texture, which is then able to be applied generously to the face. Not to mention how fresh and clean the scent of the cleanser is! The very epitome of Chanel.

While this left my face feeling clean and refreshed, I did notice that it dried my skin out a little bit, which I remedied with some lotion. I am yet to determine if this was due to it being Winter here, or if it is the product itself.

At first I thought it was just wishful thinking, but after just one use, I couldn’t help but notice a bit of a difference already, my skin was happier looking and my pores had reduced! With using it twice daily, as recommended by the instructions, these results were greatly amplified.

Overall, I would certainly recommend this product for anyone looking to treat their skin with a little something-something (we all know it deserves it for sure!) and with many products to suit a range of skin types, there will definitely be something there for everyone.

I hope everyone has a great start to their week!

Sammy Jade xx

NYFW ’13: Ralph Lauren

Ok, so maybe it’s because I splurged on a gorgeous pair of Ralph Lauren jeans today, but I am absolutely loving the vibrancy and exotic Latin American and Spanish influences of this seasons collection presented at NYFW.

Me encanta!

I think it’s safe to say that RL pulled out all the stops this season, with the amount of ruffles, ponchos, shawls, fringes, cleverly designed hand shaped clutches, gold embellishments, jodhpurs, palazzo pants and LOTS of red, white, black and blue.

It really doesn’t help my burning desire to travel to spain. Vamos!

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Images and to view the entire collection: The Fashion Spot