Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Diorskin Nude and Rouge Dior Nude! Xx

Diorskin Nude and Rouge Dior Nude

Natalie Portman is the obvious ideal Diorskin Nude woman. 
Her radiant skin and complexion are naturally 
fresh and perfect. 

Check this link You Tube link
where Yadim International Dior Makeup Designer
creates a perfect Dior Nude look

2005: For the Spring 2006 Show
flesh-tone gossamer and sandy 
chiffon illuminated the catwalk. 
The House of Dior had boldly created a collection 
based entirely on the bare essential: skin. 
This was a total first. 

Check the Classic Dior Gaucho Bag
in this collection.

 The new nude logically moved backstage
 to make-up and Dior invented Diorskin Nude.
So in 2009, Dior launched an innovative Nude foundation.

In 2012, Dior inaugurates the “New Nude”, 
a brilliant step in the technology of blush and glow. 
The skin, like the 2005 collection, 
flushes with colour, brighter and more luminous than ever. 

The formulation of this foundation 
makes the skin look more radiant and real than ever.
The natural origin ingredients giving a 
an exclusive “Nude Glow” and luminosity
and truer colour and maximum hydration
to your complexion.

One of the ingredients is a new floral water with
the ideal balance of minerals (magnesium, copper, zinc) 
together with mallow and hibiscus which
work on the all important factors:
hydration, glow, elasticity
and a smooth, even complexion and skin tone.

Diorskin Nude is a light fluid that has a soft velvet finish
which blends to the skin. Available in 17 shades   £31.00

Nude Compact has micro pearliser and opalescent powder £37
that boost the natural glow of the complexion. 
The pad has spongy side for perfect 
foundation coverage or velvety side
for lighter glow.
This can be applied with one of the 
new powder brushes - see below.

 Nude Shimmer is a magical powder 
that features a subtle blend of fine 
pearlisers in a transparent base £32 

The Nude Foundations are always at their best when
applied with a brush and Dior has designed four new brushes
especially.  Two for liquid and two for powder.

Above: from L to R High Coverage Liquid Brush £36
 Light Coverage Liquid Brush £36
High Coverage Powder Brush £43
and Light Coverage Liquid Brush £43

The liquid brushes
- The light coverage brush. 
Its broad “langue-de-chat” form 
effortlessly deposits a super-fine film
 of foundation on the skin.

- The high coverage brush. 
A denser, bevelled brush for blending in 
a larger amount of foundation and obtaining more coverage. 
The finish is thoroughly natural and luminous.

The powder brushes
Adapted for both compact and loose powder foundations, 
they are made of high-end natural hair.
- The light coverage brush is round and supple, 
its layered, frayed fibres dust the powder lightly 
onto the face and offer a velvety,
 translucent, yet non-powdery finish.

- The high coverage brush.
This is a flat, thick brush so it can crush the pigments 
and polish the powder, 
and to achieve fuller coverage and a perfectly smooth,
 luminous finish.

Rouge Dior Nude

There are 10 new 
lipstick shades that perfectly 
match the Nude complexion. 

The lipsticks are not as a colour to tint lips but as a blush 
that illuminates their hue.

Above: Rouge Dior Nude in 169 Grège 263 Swan 459 Charnelle 319 Trench
618 Twill 418 Ingénue 553 Sillage
683 Esquisse 663 Guipure and 779 Illusion £25 each

 This new, concentrated Rouge Dior 
formula is boosted by active ingredients 
that moisturise, plump and redefine, 
enriched by the hydrating ingredients of Nude. 

Colours are split into two families: 
warm and cool, to either warm or 
freshen the skin tone, 
depending on the complexion and the foundation chosen. 

The look is completed with the 
new Dior Contour Lip Pencil in Nude £19.50

Four must-have shades;

Grège: The flagship colour of the New Look 
imagined by Christian Dior in 1947, 
the association of nude beige 
and luminous grey that is oh so very Dior.

Left Charnelle Right Grege

Proceeds from from169 Grege will benefit Natalie‘s charity of choice, 
theFree Children Association which empowers and inspire the world’s youth.

Swan: Inspired by the delicacy of a swan,
 a Dior symbol of elegance and purity:
 here revealed in a fresh, pure pink petal shade.
Charnelle: A coral-tinted rose, 
the fusion of disarming charm and 
absolute elegance as imagined by Monsieur Dior.

Trench: The flagship model on Dior runways, 
revisited in hues of Rosewood spiced 
with a touch of beige: captivating elegance.

Above: Rouge Dior Nude in Swan and 
Dior Vernis in Dune

Dior Vernis
These are the four nail shades    £18.00 each
2 ‘warm’ shades for golden-beige skins, 
and 2 ‘cool’ shades for pink-beige skins.

115 Charnelle
223 Trench
413 Grège

715 Dune

Photographed at the Hard Rock Cafe Venice
Dior "Mise En Dior" Necklace, with Pearl Beads 
and White Resin Caps, 
Hand Embroidered Ribbon in White and Fuchsia £1800

Diorskin Nude and Rouge Dior Nude is Available
Exclusively at Selfridges fro 31st August
Nationwide from 14th September 2012

Until next time J Xx

Louise Gray for Topshop & Ewa Wilczynski at the Mall Galleries! Xx

So here it is - Louise Gray's Collection for Topshop
Sparkle and Shine and throw everything together
that you thought just didn't go, 
and then put something else on top.  
Don't stop there - add jewellery, neon colour,
 glitter and ribbons in your hair.

Now for the make up.  
Louise has designed an exclusive collection especially
for Topshop including glitter nail varnish and fluoro eye-palettes. 
Make sure you start with your eyebrows.

This is bold bright, extraordinarily creative dressing,
so as they say - just do it! Xx

Check out Louise Gray's Make up Collection for Topshop

Check this link for how to get the Punk Rebel look 
with Make up Artist Hannah Murray

This is the brilliant Ewa Wilczynski rocking the Louise Gray look
at her Exhibition at the Mall Galleries

Ewa is standing by 
Blinking £550 Oil on Canvas

Above: Hymen £500 Oil and Wax on Board and
 A Vulnerable Dichotomy £500 Oil and Wax on Canvas.

Ewa's works were Selected by Charles Williams NEAC
Head of the New English Art Club Drawing School
Check his work on 

The NEAC was founded to provide a platform to 
show work too advance for contemporary tastes. 
In his catalogue essay for the exhibition 'Drawing the Line" 
in 1995 at the Hayward Gallery, 
Michael Craig Martin suggests that trying to honour the past 
by slavishly copying it does the reverse; 
and those artists who 'break the rules' 
give more respect to the past by their very questioning of it.
Wilcczynski's work was chosen because 
it seemed to reflect that courage.

Until next time J Xx

Tracey Moberly's 'Tweet me Up!' ft Daniel Lismore at the Tanks, Tate Modern! Xx

We went along to
Artist Tracey Moberly’s brilliant Tweet Me Up! 
on August 24th
which used social networking sites like Twitter,
 Facebook and Instagram along with 
SMS and MMS to invite audiences to participate 
in creating evolving digital exhibitions of photography, 
art and action. 
The works, photos and statements were projected within the Tanks.

Tweet Me Up featured a 10 minute sequence of instagram 
photographs of the unique and fabulous Daniel Lismore.

Daniel Lismore and Me at the Tate Modern

Tweeted by the inimitable Stephen Fry: on 7 September 2012
Here is the You Tube Link to the Film:

Daniel Lismore and Tracey Moberly
at the Tanks Tate Modern

‘TWEET-ME-UP!’ at The Tate Tanks by Tracey Moberly is a mass
participation installation and exhibition generated by social
networking sites. It is part of the UNDERCURRENT programme in
the Tanks at Tate Modern on Friday August 24th. 11am-5pm. The
artist delivered a talk on her work in the Tate 3-4pm.

TWEET-ME-UP!’  focuses on art, music, photography, words, short
film and fashion. The  theme explores Sub Culture/ Counter
Culture – Undercurrent/Underground from numerous perspectives.

August 24th has been designated  

‘International Day Against
Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence based on Musical
Preferences, Lifestyle and Code.'

The day marks the death in 2007 of Sophie Lancaster, 
a Goth who died from injuries sustained
by a gang targeting her and her boyfriend for their 

dress code and music preferences.

TWEET-ME-UP!’   encourages contributions
that celebrate subculture and the free expression of individuality.
Contributions have come from as far afield as Eastern Siberia,
Uzbekistan, New Jersey, Haiti, Trinidad and Japan – along with
many parts of the U.K. 

Well known names are juxtaposed with the new, such as 
ex-Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder with his collective Wrangler; 
the Pop Group's Mark Stewart now part of the New  Banalists; 
the Human League and Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware
in an instagram collaboration with his daughter Elena; 

TV presenter and journalist Kirsty Allison; 
Damon Alban's African Express co-founder Steve Budd; 
Blur’s Ex-manager and Teardrop Explodes Dave Balfe to name a few.

 In the cross-platform work
duos and acting debuts’ feature unexpected roles for the unlikely,
from Captain Sensible to Goldie Lookin’ Chain's Eggsy.

The digitally received works, photos, sounds and statements were 

 projected into the the Tate’s cavernous new space creating an
evolving multi-media installation.
Live art was streamed in through Twitter Instagram and SMS
text on the day.  

A list of contributors and the countries they are
from is available.
‘TWEET-ME-UP!’  follows on from the artist, activist and author’s 
work Text-Me-Up! which has become a multifaceted book.

Click to BUY on Amazon

Tracey Moberly has used over 2,500 photographs and images and
documents the growth of the SMS (short message service) and
MMS (multimedia messaging service) eras which has resulted in
her saving every text message and phone image she has ever 

 been sent since 1999. 
Text-Me-Up! documents the start of the
social media revolution beginning with the text message 

and the unique digital DNA text timeline 
of one person’s received messages. 
It concludes with the emergent importance of other
media such as Twitter - prior to the Arab Spring - as Tracey
focuses on Haiti immediately after her visit to Port-au-Prince just
prior to the devastating earthquake of January 2010.
Tracey co-owned the Foundry in Shoreditch, 

East London for over a decade. 
In the book she details many 
events that took place with her there.

The many artists from Banksy and YBA members to
people putting up their first exhibitions at The Foundry are
documented along with the many photographers, musicians,
performers and film makers who were also a part of this.
Where Text-Me-Up! offers up a slice of social history and popular
culture from the last decade,

 TWEET-ME-UP! focuses on 2012
and the new communication technologies and behaviours
engendered with the advent of social media.


for future showings 

Above: the images from Tracey Moberly's Tweet Me Up!

Daniel and his Mother who had visited specially for the show,
outside the Tate Modern

Part of Tracey Moberly's groundbreaking show, 
was a powerful 10 minutes of hundreds of images
of Daniel Lismore described by American Vogue
as London's most Outrageous Dresser. 
He is actually both an artist and
a work of art himself - a precious installation -
and can be seen each Wednesday
night at Whisky Mist.
Daniel Lismore is also Creative Director at Soropol
and stylist.
Check my Post on the Soropol Monochrome Scarf:

Me and Daniel at Whisky Mist
at the Launch of Soropol's Monochrome Scarf

The images were breathtaking - many taken from Instagram.
Many factors are involved here - Lismore's talent in creating the look, 
the composition and art direction of the photos,
 the selection and sequential order of the contrasting
expressions and styles, the mixture of textures and grain, 
black and white, and colour. 
Projected large simultaneously on three walls 
of the Tanks at the Tate Modern - all of this created the 
most amazing and stunning piece
 with a strong and positive energy.

Daniel photographed with the late
and fabulous Anna Piaggi of Italian Vogue.

Take a look at some of Daniel's truly amazing images:

Tweet Me Up was part of the
Tate’s Young People’s Programme presents Undercurrent
a series of events, installations and interventions by audio, 
visual, digital and performance artists.
Over eleven days the programme invites a diverse range
of artists and audiences to explore the relationship 
and influences of subcultures upon dominant or mainstream culture. 
At the core is the exploration of the ‘underground’ and the under-represented. 
The programme will capture the nuances, signifiers 
and codes of the transference of counter culture, 
as well as providing participatory and ephemeral art platforms 
to examine the parallels, contrasts and connections that make or define culture.
The Tanks represent a space for new modes 
of experimentation and participation.
Undercurrent, structured and developed for and by young people, 
re-considers how the exchange of ideas, creative actions,
 learning and artistic collaborative practices can affect and 
reconfigure the role of galleries and museums of the twenty first century.
Artists will expose some of the influences of wider visual, 
audio and performance movements and genres from 
Cabaret Voltaire to Jerry Dammers to Bruce Lee.
Practices from Dubstep to Theremin, 
from Leigh Bowery to Bounty Killer will be
reassigned to allow artists and participants
to test new ground in interdisciplinary art. 
Check this link to the Artists Talks that went on:


Check also my Posts 


Until next time J Xx